Bangladesh seal series with comfortable 40-run win in 2nd ODI against New Zealand

Sohag Gazi was adjudged Man of the Match © AFP

Oct 31, 2013

Bangladesh recorded a 40-run win over New Zealand in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Dhaka.

Mashrafe Mortaza and Sohag Gazi picked three wickets each. New Zealand fell apart in the second game in succession. The innings went wayward in the middle overs. After three quick wickets fell for 45 , Corey Anderson and Brendon McCullum stitched a partnership of 61 for the fourth wicket. Anderson was dismissed by Mortaza for 37.

Mominul Haque then trapped McCullum in front for 30. Tom Latham was out soon after for a duck — run-out. The onus of resurrection fell upon Ross Taylor’s shoulders. He fell to Sohag Gazi trying to loft him over long-on.

In the end Nathan McCullum (25) and Kyle Mills (27 not out) tried to get New Zealand through. In the end disciplined Bangladesh restricted the visitors for 207.

Earlier New Zealand exercised disciplined line and length to restrict the hosts to 247. Corey Anderson and Jimmy Neesham took four wickets each. Tim Southee and Kyle Mills bowled in the right channels to exert pressure on Bangladesh batsmen in the early overs.

Bangladesh were well-positioned at 169 for three in the 37th over but they soon lost three quick wickets and the momentum was stalled. A 48-run stand between  Mahmudullah and Morataza stabilized the innings. The total of 247 was a challenging total. It proved to be a match-winning total in the end.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 247 in 49 overs (Tamim Iqbal 58; Jimmy Neesham 4 for 53, Corey Anderson 4 for 40) beat New Zealand 207 in 46.4 overs (Ross Taylor 45; Masrafe Mortaza 3 for 43, Sohag Gazi 3 for 34) by 40 runs.

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