Vettori, McCullum star in stunning six over win against Bangladesh

December 31st, 2007 - 3:15 pm ICT by admin  

New Zealand skipper and left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori grabbed five Bangladeshi wickets to become his countrys highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals on Sunday.
Vettori and wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum powered New Zealand to an amazing one-day cricket win over Bangladesh in Queenstown.
Vettori took five wickets to destroy the Bangladesh middle order as the tourists were dismissed for 93 in just 37.5 overs before McCullum stole the spotlight with an amazing innings as New Zealand scored the winning runs in just six overs.
McCullum launched a blistering attack, hitting 80 runs off just 28 deliveries with his 50 off just 19 balls being the fastest by a New Zealander, breaking his own record of 20 balls.
McCullum’s innings included six sixes and nine fours and his strike rate was 286.
Vettori, who at one stage had the stunning figures of four overs, four wickets for four runs, added a fifth wicket in his six overs to finish the innings with the equally impressive five for seven as the tourists floundered to be all out for 93 in 37.5 overs.
The left arm spinner began the match with 202 ODI wickets, one behind Chris Harris on the all-time New Zealand ODI wicket-taking list, but shot past that total with two wickets in his second over, the game’s 29th.
He then added a third in third over and fourth in his fourth and a fifth in his sixth over to now have 207 victims.
The five victims also mean Vettori will finish 2007 as the world’s leading wicket-taker in ODI’s for the calendar year. (ANI)

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