Ireland once again ended up losing a tense match against New Zealand. With the one-run win in the third ODI, Kiwis completed a 3-0 series sweep.
Check match and telecast details of Ireland vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI. Kiwis lead the three-match series 2-0 after two nervy wins.
Chasing Ireland’s 216, New Zealand rode on half-centuries from Finn Allen and captain Tom Latham to overhaul the target in 38.1 overs.
New Zealand will play a three-match Test series in England in June. The Kiwis are the reigning ICC World Test champions.
Matt Henry and Tim Southee bagged five-wicket hauls in first and second innings respectively against South Africa as New Zealand won by an innings and 276 runs.
Henry Nicholls scored 105 runs while Tom Blundell contributed with 96 as New Zealand took a 387-run first innings lead.
Matt Henry’s performance is the second best on New Zealand soil behind Erapalli Prasanna's eight for 76 at Auckland in 1976.
Tom Latham won his first toss as New Zealand captain and his idea to bowl first on a greenish pitch was superbly backed by Matt Menry's magical bowling.