ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand vs Bangladesh in ODIs in this decade (2010-15)

On Friday the 13th, New Zealand will face Bangladesh for the fourth time in a World Cup tournament and they will desperately hope that their day at Hamilton doesn’t turn out to as horror as the date sounds.

New Zealand don’t have much to worry as they have been the best side in the competition and have beaten Bangladesh on all previous World Cup games, and also the latter haven’t won a single game in New Zealand. But there is some history that goes in favour of the Bangladesh side and out of the all the big teams; they have had the most joyful ride against the Kiwis. Surprisingly, since 2010, Bangladesh hold an amazing record of winning seven out of 10 One-Day International (ODI) matches against New Zealand. However on all seven occasions, they were playing in their own backyard, and the three loses came when they played as guests in the Blackcaps territory.

Both the sides have qualified for quarterfinals, but it’s nothing better to enter the knock-outs having the winning momentum with you. Abhishek Kumar lists out the past encounters of this decade between these two sides.

1. Bangladesh in New Zealand ODI Series, 2010 – Napier| 1st ODI

Jacob Oram drives the ball away for four runs during the 1st ODI against Bangladesh at McLean Park
Jacob Oram drives the ball away for four runs during the 1st ODI against Bangladesh at McLean Park

Batting first, New Zealand put up a huge total of 336 on the board with all-rounder Jacob Oram scored a smashing 83 off just 40 balls.

Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes began confidently but couldn’t continue the momentum and in the end it was a comfortable win for the Kiwis.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand 336 for 9 in 50 overs (Jacob Oram 83, James Franklin 71, Peter Ingram 69, Ross Taylor, 51; Shafiul Islam 4-68) bt Bangladesh 190 in 43.5 overs (Tamim Iqbal 62; Daniel Vettori 3-33, Martin Guptill 2-7, Jacob Oram 2-33) – by 146 runs

 

2. Bangladesh in New Zealand, ODI Series, 2010 – Dunedin| 2nd ODI

Ross Taylor pulls the ball away for six runs during the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh at University Oval
Ross Taylor pulls the ball away for six runs during the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh at University Oval

It was another comfortable victory for New Zealand. Bangladesh batted poorly and running between the wickets was terrible. Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim’s fighting 86, helped them gain some respectability at 183.

In reply, the Blackcaps too didn’t had good start but later, Ross Taylor powered them to a win by smashing 78 from 52 balls.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 183 for 8 in 50 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 86, Naeem Islam 43; Ian Butler 3-43, Andy McKay 2-17) lost to New Zealand 185 for 5 in 27.3 overs (Ross Taylor 78; Shafiul Islam 3-49) – by five wickets

 

3. Bangladesh in New Zealand, ODI Series, 2010 – Christchurch| 3rd ODI

Martin Guptill bats during the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh at AMI Stadium
Martin Guptill bats during the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh at AMI Stadium

 

Bangladesh competed hard at Christchurch and for the first time got past 200 in the series. Imrul Kayes scored his maiden hundred and the side managed 241.

Once again, New Zealand didn’t start well but Martin Guptill kept his team in the fight and scored a smart 91. Despite of Guptill’s efficient innings, the Kiwis kept losing wickets. In the end all-rounder James Franklin and Ian Butler saw them through in the 45th over.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 241 for 9 in 50 overs (Imrul Kayes 101; Tim Southee 3-37, Daniel Vettori 3-42) lost to New Zealand244 for 7 in 44.5 overs (Martin Guptill 91; Shakib Al Hasan 4-33) by three wickets

 

4. New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011 season – Mirpur| 1st ODI

Bangladeshi cricketers celebrate after winning their first ODI match against New Zealand at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium
Bangladeshi cricketers celebrate after winning their first ODI match against New Zealand at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium

 

An all-around performance from Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh register their first win against New Zealand.

Batting first, Bangladesh could only managed to put a total of 228 runs with Shakib scoring 58 from 51 balls. In reply, New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum started well as he smashed 61 off just 45 balls but after his departure the Kiwis kept losing wickets. Rain later interrupted the match and when play resumed, the match was reduced to 37 overs with a revised target of 210 runs. Skipper Daniel Vettori and Ross Taylor kept their team in hunt but could not convert that into victory as they lost by nine runs.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 228 in 49.3 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 58; Kyle Mills 3-44, Daniel Vettori 2-29) bt New Zealand 200 for 8 in 37 overs (Brendon McCullum 61, Ross Taylor 42; Shakib Al Hasan 4-41) – by nine runs

 

 New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011 season – Mirpur |2nd ODI

A groundsman works in the field during rain at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium
A groundsman works in the field during rain at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium

 

The second ODI was abandoned without a single ball bowled as the continuous rain filled the outfield. The spectators were gutted but the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) made a surprise announcement for spectators by allowing entry for the 3rd ODI with the same ticket that they had purchased for the second one-dayer.

 

5. New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011 season – Mirpur | 3rd ODI

Shakib Al Hasan (L) and his teammate Suhrawadi Shuvo (R) react after the dismissal of the unseen New Zealand cricket team captain Daniel Vettori
Shakib Al Hasan (L) and his teammate Suhrawadi Shuvo (R) react after the dismissal of the unseen New Zealand cricket team captain Daniel Vettori

Bangladesh’s three left-arm spinners ripped apart the New Zealand batting up, especially young Suhrawadi Shuvo who took three crucial wickets and bowled two maidens. Ross Taylor scored 62 from 72 balls, and stood till the end, but the Kiwis could just manage 173 runs.

In reply, both the Bangladesh openers Imrul Kayes and Shahriar Nafees got the team off to a brilliant start, as they added an opening stand of 127. Later, skipper Shakib Al Hasan scored a quick unbeaten 13 to ensure Bangladesh won the match with more still 10 overs spare.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand 173 in 42.5 overs (Ross Taylor 62*; Suhrawadi Shuvo 3-14) lost to Bangladesh 177 for 3 in 40 overs (Shahriar Nafees 73, Imrul Kayes 50; Nathan McCullum 2-31) by seven wickets

 

6. New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011 season – Mirpur | 4th ODI

Shakib Al Hasan celebrates after scoring century during the fourth ODI against New Zealand at Sher-e Bangla National Stadium
Shakib Al Hasan celebrate after scoring century during the fourth ODI against New Zealand at Sher-e Bangla National Stadium

Once again it was a Shakib Al Hasan show. Batting first, the hosts put a fighting total of 241 runs, out of which 106 were scored by the Bangladeshi skipper.

Once again the Bangladeshi spinners spun a web for the New Zealand batsmen and apart from Kane Williamson, none of them could figure it out well. Shakib picked up three wickets to help Bangladesh win the match by nine runs and series 3-0.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 241 in 48.1 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 106; Hamish Bennett 3-44, Daniel Vettori 2-35) bt New Zealand232 in 49.3 overs (Ross Taylor 108*; Shakib Al Hasan 3-54, Shafiul Islam 2-39) by nine runs

 

7. New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011 season – Mirpur | 5th ODI

Bangladeshi cricket team celebrate with the champion trophy after winning the last ODI against New Zealand at Sher-e Bangla National Stadium
Bangladeshi cricket team celebrate with the champion trophy after winning the last ODI against New Zealand at Sher-e Bangla National Stadium

New Zealand were forced to further humiliation in the final One-Day. This was their final chance to register a win but this time their chief demolisher was fast bowler Rubel Hossain.

Winning the toss, Bangladesh were bowled out for 174. The target was not difficult to chase but the Bangladesh spinners and seamer Rubel made life difficult for the Blackcaps’ batsmen.

New Zealand needed four from the last five balls with one wicket in hand, but Rubel cleaned up Mills to mark a dramatic 3-run win.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 174 in 44.2 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 36, Imrul Kayes 34; Daniel Vettori 3-32, Grant Elliott 2-8, Andy McKay 2-34) bt New Zealand 171 in 49.3 overs (Grant Elliott 59, Daniel Vettori 43; Rubel Hossain 4-25, Abdur Razzak 2-34, Shakib Al Hasan 2-35) by three runs

 

8. New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011 season – Mirpur| 1st ODI

Rubel Hossain (2nd L) celebrates with teammates Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (L), captain Mushfiqur Rahim (2nd R) and Mohammad Mahmudullah (R) on his hat-trick after the dismissal of James Neesham during the 1st ODI
Rubel Hossain (2nd L) celebrates with teammates Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (L), captain Mushfiqur Rahim (2nd R) and Mohammad Mahmudullah (R) on his hat-trick after the dismissal of James Neesham during the 1st ODI

After a gap of three years once again New Zealand toured Bangladesh and played a three match ODI series. They were seeking for a revenge of previous defeats.

Co-incidentally once again rain played a vital role in the first ODI. Bangladesh managed to put up a decent total of 265 runs with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim scoring 90 and Naeem Islam scored 84.

Rain played a spoilsport here. The match was reduced to 33 overs with a target of 205 runs to chase. Grant Elliott and Corey Anderson put a decent partnership and look to win from there but Rubel Hossain took a hat-trick, and New Zealand from 121 for three, were reduced to 121 for six. New Zealand were later bowled out for 162.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 265 in 49.5 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 90, Naeem Islam 84; James Neesham 4-42, Tim Southee 3-34) bt New Zealand 162 in 29.5 overs (Grant Elliott 71, Corey Anderson 46; Rubel Hossain 6-26) by 43 runs

 

9. New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011 season – Mirpur |2nd ODI

Sohag Gazi (R) celebrates with teammate Mominul Haque the dismissal of James Neesham during the 2nd ODI
Sohag Gazi (R) celebrates with teammate Mominul Haque the dismissal of James Neesham during the 2nd ODI

Winning the toss and batting first, Bangladesh managed 247 on the board but once again their bowlers rose to the occasion, helping them seal another series victory over the strong New Zealand side.

New Zealand were bowled out for 207, with Ross Taylor, being the highest scorer with 45. It was a combined effort from Bangladeshi bowlers, which led to their second successive series win against the Kiwis.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 247 in 49 overs (Tamim Iqbal 58; Corey Anderson 4-40, James Neesham 4-53) bt New Zealand207 in 46.4 overs (Ross Taylor 45; Sohag Gazi 3-34, Mashrafe Mortaza 3-43) by 40 runs

 

10. New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2013-14 season – Fatullah| 3rd ODI

For a second time, New Zealand were in the same situation as they were in 2010 against the same side. The final match of the series was to be played at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium. The stadium was re-constructed and after a long gap of seven years an international match was going to be witnessed.

Bangladesh chose to field this time and helped by an unbeaten 107 from Ross Taylor, New Zealand were powered to 307.

While chasing Bangladesh’s new opener Shamsur Rahman played belligerently but fell four short of a hundred. Later Naeem Islam and Nasir Hossain kept the momentum going and chased the big total comfortably to mark their seventh consecutive victory against New Zealand and ensure another series whitewash.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand 307 for 5 in 50 overs (Ross Taylor 107*, Colin Munro 85; Mahmudullah 2-36) lost to Bangladesh309 for 6 in 49.2 overs (Shamsur Rahman 96, Naeem Islam 63; Mitchell McClenaghan 2-65) by 4 wickets

 

On Friday, the teams will face each-other for the first time since Fatullah.

 

Head-to-head (Overall)

Played: 24                     NZ:16                BAN:8                                   Tied:0

Most runs: Ross Taylor  (NZ)             Runs: 582 (16 ODIs)        Average: 48.5

Most wickets:   Kyle Mills (NZ)         Wickets:33 (17 ODI)        Average: 16.93

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently interning at Criclife.com. He can be followed at abhicricket.kumar)