Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim’s innings of 90 helped Bangladesh recover from the early jolts © AFP (File Photo)

Oct 29, 2013

Bangladesh scored 265 in the first One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand at Mirpur. Brendon McCullum won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat and Mushfiqur Rahim’s innings of 90 and Naeem Islam’s 84 powered them to their eventual total.

Bangladesh got off to a tough start as Tim Southee trapped Tamim Iqbal in the third over. Soon after, Mominul Haque was dismissed for naught as he was run-out without facing a delivery. Anamul Haque was then dismissed as Southee had him caught at second slip by Nathan McCullum.

With the score on 25 for three in the seventh over, Mushfiqur and Naeem came together and stitched together a good partnership. Mushfiqur was the more aggressive of the two as he took 98 balls to score his 90 runs with eight fours and one six.

Naeem on the other hand, consumed 115 for his 84 with 12 fours. Mushfiqur was dismissed with the score on 179 in the 37th over. Mahmudullah then came hung around for a while to score 29. However, they kept losing wickets and were eventually bowled out for 265. Tim Southee took three wickets while Jimmy Neesham finished with four wickets.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 265 in 49.5 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 90, Naeem Islam 84; Jimmy Neesham 4 for 42, Tim Southee 3 for 34) vs New Zealand.

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