Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 9 runs

Published: October 5, 2010

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Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 9 runs in the first one-day of the five-match Micromax ODI Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.

The visiting New Zealand scored 200 by eight wickets in 37 in reply to hosts’ 228.

The match has been reduced to maximum 37 overs following the rain and the visitors had required 210 runs to win.

The torrential rain stopped the play for nearly one hour since 2:30pm.

Shakib Al Hasan grabbed four wickets while Abdur Razzak and Naeem Islam took one each.

Earlier, the hosts scored 228 in 49.3 overs after vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan smashed a fifty of 58 (51).

New Zealand bowlers Kyle Mills grabbed three wickets while Daniel Vettori, Andy Mckay and Jesse Ryder grabbed two wickets each and NL McCullum took one wicket.

Earlier in the morning, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and chose to bat against the visitors.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Imrul Kayes, Shahriar Nafees, Junaid Siddique, Raqibul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Nazmul Hossain.

New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum (wk), Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliot, Shanan Stewart, BJ Watling, Kyle Mills, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Andy Mckay.

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