Published: October 31, 2013
Bangladesh bowlers ran through the New Zealand batting lineup to beat the visitors by 40 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-0 in the second one day international at Mirpur today.
Kiwis were dismissed for 207 runs in 46.4 overs as Mashrafe Mortaza and Sohag Gazi claimed three wickets each to keep them quiet for most of their innings.
Ross Taylor and Corey Anderson were the only ones to offer any significant resistance as they contributed with 45 and 37 respectively, but failed to take their team home.
The visitors were off to a slow start after Mashrafe dismissed opener Hamish Rutherford for 1 in the third over.
Anton Devcich and grant Elliot resisted with a couple of steady but dour innings of 19 and 14 respectively before being dismissed off consecutive deliveries.
Gazi dismissed Devcich, while Abdur Razzak accounted for the wicket of Elliot to dent the Kiwi chase.
After Taylor and Anderson departed, the rest of the batting lineup collapsed to the bowling of part-time spinner Mominul Haque.
This marks the second straight series win for the Tigers over the Black Caps as the hosts claimed a famous ‘Banglawash’ back in 2010, claiming the series 4-0.
Earlier in the Bangladesh innings, Kiwi pacers Corey Anderson and James Neesham ran through the late order reining in a promising surge dismissing the hosts for 247.
Opener Tamim Iqbal top scored with a composed 58, hitting five boundaries and a six as Tigers strived to register a win to seal the series.
Tamim was well supported by Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim as they scored 25, 31 and 31 respectively.
However, failing to convert starts into big scores hurt the Bangladesh batsmen as they could not put up sizable partnerships to lift the team total.
Anderson and Neesham were the pick of the Kiwi bowlers as they collected four wickets each.
The final match of the ODI series will be held at Fatullah Stadium in Narayanganj on November 3, 2013.
Hamish Rutherford, Anton Devcich, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Brendan McCullum, Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills and Jimmy Neesham.
Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza and Rubel Hossain.