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McCullum 80 from 28 balls as New Zealand beats Bangladesh by 10 wickets

McCullum 80 from 28 balls as New Zealand beats Bangladesh by 10 wickets

Brendon McCullum belted an unbeaten 80 runs from 28 balls as New Zealand chased down Bangladesh's total of 93 runs in six overs in a limited-overs cricket match Monday.
McCullum smashed six 6s and nine 4s in his 31-minute innings as New Zealand scored 95.
New Zealand has never lost to Bangladesh and its win, with 264 balls remaining, was the fastest in its history and one of the largest by any nation in limited-overs matches.
Of the 34 other 10-wicket wins recorded in one-day internationals, India's over Kenya, with 231 balls remaining in 2001, was previously the largest.
Daniel Vettori took five wickets for seven runs to finish off Bangladesh's innings at the Queenstown Events Center.
Vettori's best bowling return in one-day cricket _ his second five-wicket haul for New Zealand _ contributed to Bangladesh's dismissal in 37.5 overs.
But Vettori was more impressed with McCullum's batting prowess.
"My last words to him were 'don't get out'," Vettori said. "It was just one of the most destructive innings you'll ever see."
McCullum then hit the fastest limited-overs half century by a New Zealander _ from 19 balls, breaking his own record of 21 balls.
McCullum's domination of the scoring _ his 80 of 95 was 84.2 percent of the New Zealand total _ was a greater percentage than any batsman in a one-dayer.
In completed matches, Desmond Haynes had held the record with his 85 of 117 (72.65 percent) in the West Indies' 10-wicket win over New Zealand at Queen's Park, Trinidad in 1985.
The win, which was achieved before the scheduled break between innings, clinched New Zealand's 3-0 victory in the three-match series after its six-wicket win in the opening match at Auckland and 102-run win on Friday at Napier.
Vettori had earlier won his seventh straight toss as New Zealand captain and sent Bangladesh in to bat on a hard, bouncy wicket. The tourists struggled to adapt to the conditions but battled to 41-2 before Vettori, with help from seamers Kyle Mills and Michael Mason, tore the heart out of their middle order.
Vettori bowled three of his victims: Shakib Al Hasan for 10, Mushfiqur Rahim for 0 and Mashrafe Mortaza for two and had Farhad Reza stumped by McCullum for 12 and Aftab Ahmed caught for 19.
McCullum also claimed a catch from Jacob Oram's bowling in an outstanding all-round performance.
Mason, who was called into the New Zealand team Monday as a late replacement for the injured Mark Gillespie, dismissed dangermen Tamim Iqbal for 12 and Mohammad Ashraful for 25 to finish with 2-21. Kyle Mills contributed the first and last wickets of the Bangladesh innings and finished with 2-27.
McCullum then decided he wanted the match over by lunchtime on New Year's eve and launched an overwhelming, single-handed attack on the Bangladesh bowling. His opening partner, Jamie How, faced 8 balls and was not out 7.