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Black Caps set 331, as Ross Taylor creates history in Bangladesh ODI series finale

The Black Caps have posted 330/6 from their 50 overs in the third and final One Day International against Bangladesh in Dunedin, looking to seal a series whitewash.

Losing the toss and put into bat first in their last ODI before this year's World Cup, the Black Caps welcomed Colin Munro back at the top of the order, returning in place of rested captain Kane Williamson.

However, the hard hitting left-hander did his hopes of World Cup selection no justice, dismissed LBW by Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, out for eight from seven balls.

Munro's dismissal saw Henry Nicholls in at number three, quickly adding 38 runs for the second wicket with Martin Guptill.

With Guptill out for 29, Ross Taylor joined Nicholls at the crease, needing 51 runs to become New Zealand's all-time leading ODI run scorer.

The pair of Nicholls and Taylor would add 92 for the third wicket, with both reaching half centuries.

With Nicholls caught in the deep for 64, Taylor would go on to surpass Stephen Fleming as New Zealand's most prolific 50-over batsman, eventually out caught for 69.

Tom Latham (59 from 50), Jimmy Neesham (37 from 24) and Colin de Grandhomme (37 not out from 15) all chipped in to push the score past 300, leaving Bangladesh with a hefty chase to avert a 3-0 series defeat.

Ross Taylor bats against Bangladesh
Ross Taylor bats against Bangladesh Source: Photosport


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