Published: February 5, 2010
There was nothing subtle in the message delivered by Jacob Oram as New Zealand outmuscled Bangladesh to win in the first ODI by 146 runs at Napier on Friday.
Oram belted 83 off only 40 balls to power the Kiwis to 336 for nine before the outgunned tourists were dismissed for 190 in the 44th over after a breezy start at McLean Park.
Oram was very much the senior partner, belting eight fours and five sixes as 82 runs were collected during the third batting power play starting in the 44th over.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first.
Facing an asking rate of 6.74 runs an over from the outset, Bangladeshi openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes made a bright start against some wayward bowling.
Bangladeshi openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes opened a good start for the tigers by scoring 62 and 33 runs.
Mohammad Ashraful continued to bring frustration into the batting line up, throwing his wicket after scoring only 5 runs.
Tiger’s only win against New Zealand out of 14 games was at Dhaka in October 2008.
Despite a heavy defeat in the tour opener T20 game, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan expressed his optimism ahead of the one-day challenge.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Ashraful, Raquibul Hassan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Nazmul Hossain and Shafiul Islam.
New Zealand: Brendon McCullum, Peter Ingram, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Franklin, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori, Daryl Tuffey, Tim Southee and Andy McKay.