Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau
New Zealand: OVERS: 46.3 || SCORE: 207
While chasing the total of 247 runs set by Bangladesh, New Zealand team only managed to score 207 runs and lost the match by 40 runs. New Zealand team didn't even manage to play the full quota of 50 overs. Second defeat in a row for the visiting team means they have lost the three match series as well. Mashrafe Mortaza and Sohag Gazi took three wickets each and played major roles in sealing the match for their team.
TG Southee b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (7m 1b)
NL McCullum c Mahmudullah b Mominul Haque 25 (35m 23b)
New Zealand: OVERS: 40 || SCORE: 157/8
New Zealand has reached on the verge of losing their second consecutive match in a row from Bangladesh. The visiting team still required 91 runs in 60 balls and they have just two wickets in hand. At the moment N McCullum and KD Mills are at the crease and are playing on five and zero respectively.
LRPL Taylor c Mahmudullah b Sohag Gazi 45 (82b)
JDS Neesham c Naeem Islam b Sohag Gazi 8 (11b)
TWM Latham run out 0 (1b)
BB McCullum lbw b Mominul Haque 14 (18b)
Corey J Anderson c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 37 (40b)
New Zealand: OVERS: 20 || SCORE: 68/3
New Zealand lost their first wicket in the third over when their opener HD Rutherford got out after scoring just one run. Bangladesh bowlers bowled really well in the first ten overs and didn’t give much room to New Zealanders and gave just 35 runs. Then in the 13th and 14th over they sent back AP Devcich and GD Elliott to push the visiting team on the back-foot. After the end of 20 overs New Zealand were struggling on 68/3.
GD Elliott lbw b Abdur Razzak 14 (32b)
AP Devcich c & b Sohag Gazi 19 (44b)
HD Rutherford b Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (3b)
BANGLADESH: OVERS: 49 || SCORE: 247
In last ten overs Bangladesh scored 63 runs to put up a decent total of 247 runs in front of New Zealand. From 46th to 49th over, Bangladesh lost one wicket in each over and failed to play the full quota of 50 overs. Tamim Iqbal remained the highest scorer for his team with 58 runs. J Neesham and Corey Anderson managed to scalp four wickets each for New Zealand team.
Rubel Hossain b Neesham 2 (7b)
Sohag Gazi c Devcich b Anderson 26 (24b)
Mashrafe Mortaza b Neesham 14 (8b)
Mahmudullah c & b Anderson 21 (26b)
BANGLADESH: OVERS: 40 || SCORE: 184/6
Haque was looking good before beong caught by Nathan McCullum off Corey Anderson in the 26th over. He scored 31 (34b, 4X5). Iqbal reached his fifty with a single off Elliot in the 29th over. He departed in the 32nd over after being out bowled. He scored 58 (86b, 4X5, 6X1). Off the first over of the batting powerplay, Bangladesh collected 13 runs with Islam and Rahim hitting a six and a boundary respectively. Rahim struck his second six in the next before being out caught behind off the very next delivery. He scored 31 (28b, 4X1, 6X2). Islam followed him to the pavilion in the next over after scoring 16 (19b, 4X1, 6X1).
BANGLADESH: OVERS: 20 || SCORE: 80/1
Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman opened the innings for Bangladesh as Tim Southee began proceedings from New Zealand’s end. Off it came just a single. Kyle Mills took charge of the other new ball. Off his fifth delivery, Iqbal struck the first boundary of the innings. The third was a maiden over while off the following Iqbal scored his second boundary. His third boundary came in the over of Southee off the sixth delivery of fifth over. The fourth boundary of the innings alos came from Iqbal’s bat. Shamshur was watchful even as Iqbal went on to loft Southee over long on for a maximum in the ninth over. Off 45 delvieries, Shamshur had only scored 10 runs before he smoked spinner Nathan McCullum for two consecutive sixes in the 15th over to break the shackles. However, his end also came at the hands of the same bowler in his next after being stumped. He scored 25 (54b). Mominul Haque came in to bat next. His first boundary came off McCullum’s sixth delivery of the 19th over. His second came in the following over bowled by Neesham.
TOSS: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first.
High on confidence after beating New Zealand in the first ODI on Tuesday, Bangladesh will be eyeing to seal the three-match ODI series at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today. In the rain-affected opener, the home team won by 43 runs by Duckworth-Lewis method. Batting first they were 265 all out. After the rain halted the proceedings as the Kiwis came in to bat, the target was revised to 206 in 33 overs. They were bundled for 162 in 29.5 overs handing Bangladesh 43-run win.