Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh begin with spin against New Zealand

Bangladesh gave New Zealand a taste of their own medicine by attacking with two spinners from the start in their World Cup Pool A match in Hamilton on Friday.

AFP| Updated: Mar 13, 2015, 18:25 PM IST
Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh begin with spin against New Zealand

Hamilton: Bangladesh gave New Zealand a taste of their own medicine by attacking with two spinners from the start in their World Cup Pool A match in Hamilton on Friday.

It was only the second time in all World Cups that a team opened the bowling with two spinners.

New Zealand attacked South Africa with their spinners, Daniel Vettori and Nathan McCullum in the quarter-finals in Dhaka in the 2011 World Cup.

Bangladesh opened with Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam on Friday and got the key New Zealand wickets of Brendon McCullum (eight) and Kane Williamson (one) -- both dismissed by Hasan.

New Zealand though chased down their 289-run target in 48.5 overs to win by three wickets.
One day internationals in which when a team has opened the attack with two spinners from both ends:

- Zimbabwe against West Indies on 4th March 2010 in Guyana

- Zimbabwe against West Indies on 6th March 2010 in Guyana

- New Zealand against India on 10th December 2010 in Chennai

- New Zealand against South Africa on 25th March 2011 (World Cup quarter final) in Dhaka

- Sri Lanka against England on 10th December 2014 in Pallekele

- Sri Lanka against England on 13th December 2014 in Pallekele

- Sri Lanka against England on 16th December 2014 in Colombo

- Bangladesh against New Zealand on 13th March 2015 (World Cup pool game) in Hamilton