Bangladesh restricted to 247 in 2nd ODI against New Zealand

Corey Anderson (right) bagged four wickets for 40 runs © AFP

Oct 31, 2013
 
Bangladesh were restricted to 247 in the second One-Day International against New Zealand at Mirpur. Corey Anderson and James Neesham bagged four wickets each. Opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 58 and was the only half-centurion in the innings.
 
Bangladesh got off to a good start but left-arm pacer Corey Anderson made the difference in the middle overs as the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals then including the wicket of Iqbal. The opening batsman was tied down by the Kiwi bowlers as a result of which he stepped out and got an inside edge which rattled his stumps.
 
None of the other batsmen could make an impact and as a result there wasn’t any long partnership which could boost their score. The home side could have folded up for much less if Sohag Gazi and Mahmudullah had not contributed with handy innings of 26 and 21 respectively.
 
New Zealand are trailing 0-1 in the three-match series.
 
Brief scores:
 
Bangladesh  247 in 49 overs (Tamim Iqbal 58, Corey Anderson 4 for 40; James Neesham 4 for 53) vs New Zealand

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