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New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 67 runs

Published on: 1:54 pm - Thursday | December 29, 2016

Currentnews.com.bd

Bangladesh lost the best chance to beat New Zealand in their own backyard when they crumbled to a 67-run defeat at Saxton Oval, Nelson today.

Neil Broom’s first ODI century spurred the victory for the hosts Kiwis that was the 10th win against Bangladesh of 26 ODI tussles since 1990.

In the day’s game, chasing a formidable target of 252, Bangladesh finished the innings at 184 for all in 42.4 overs that witnessed only one half century by Imrul Kayes.

Imrul Kayes scored 59 off 89 balls, including six boundaries.

Sabbir Rahman scored 38 off 49 balls, including two boundaries, and three over boundaries and left the crease when the team collection was at 105/2 in 23 overs.

Opener Tamim Iqbal scored 16 off 23 balls featuring three boundaries, while Nurul Hasan and Mashrafe added 20 and 17 runs respectively.

TA Boult and TG Southee captured two wickets each for 26 and 33 runs in 8.5 and 9 overs respectively. KS Williamson bagged three for 22 runs in 5 overs while LH Ferguson and MJ Santner took one wicket each respectively.

Batting first after winning the toss, New Zealand played stipulated 50-over for their collection of 251 by the cost of all wickets.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe was the most successful bowler for the Tigers bagging three wickets for 49 runs in 10 overs. Taskin Ahmed and Shakib were others wicket taker for Bangladesh where both of them captured two for 45 runs in ten-overs.

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