New Zealand in Bangladesh, 2013
Kiwis get a consolation win in the only T20I
New Zealand ended their tour of Bangladesh in a positive note with a 15-run victory in the one-off Twenty20 International in Mirpur.
Colin Munro and Anton Devcich hit swashbuckling half centuries to lift the BlackCaps to their second highest ever T20I total of 204 for 5. Munro was unbeaten with 73 off of just 39 balls while Devcich knocked off 59 runs off of 31 balls.
Bangladesh were in a bit of bother in their chase as they found themselves at 19/3 after just two overs. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain took the battle to the visitors but their dismissal in back to back overs set Bangladesh back. The skipper fell to Corey Anderson after making 50 off of 29 balls, his maiden Twenty20 half-century, and eventually the Bangladesh innings ended at 189/9 in front of a disapointed sell-out crowd at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Tim Southee grabbed three vital and economical wickets.
Bangladesh takes third ODI to complete Banglawash
Bangladesh chased down 308 to win the third ODI against New Zealand at Fatullah to complete a 3-0 series whitewash - the Banglawash - their second against the same team who were swept 4-0 in 2010.
Black Caps skipper Ross Taylor top scored with his 8th ODI century and the visitors piled up 307 for the loss of 5 wickets at the end of their allocated 50 overs. Colin Munro was another notable performer having scored 85.
In return, Bangladesh got off to a flying start with new opening pair Shamsur Rahman and Ziaur Rahman. The Rahmans added 50 in just 7 overs before Zia was soon out on 22. Shamsur Rahman went on to score 96 from just 100 balls. He was out while Bangladesh still had 100 more runs needed. Naeem Islam scored 63 but was out before the end but Nasir Hossain with an unbeaten 44 saw the hosts through.
Rubel Hossain sinks New Zealand in the first ODI
Rubel Hossain's hat-trick and six wicket demolition og the New Zealand middle order helped Bangladesh defeat the visitors by 43 runs for the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat. Soon after Bangladesh was in a precarious position at 25 for three when Mushfiqur Rahim and Naeem Islam came together and added 154 for the fourth wicket to rescue the home side. They both hit half-centuries as Bangladesh piled up 265 all out.
Soon after New Zealand started batting, rain disrupted play after 20 overs had been played and the target was revised to 206 in 33 overs according to the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) Method. After play resumed, Rubel struck a hat-trick to bring the visitors to their knees to 121 for six and eventually The New Zrealand innings folded after just 29.5 overs. Rubel Hossain ended with 6 wickets and won the MOM award.
Bangladesh 265 (Mushfiqur 90, Naeem 84, Neesham 4-42, Southee 3-34) beat New Zealand 162 (Elliott 71, Anderson 46, Rubel 6-26) by 43 runs (D/L method)
2nd Test ends in a draw as rain washes out last day
Rain has washed out the fifth and final day's play, leaving the second Bangladesh-New Zealand Test to end in a draw in Dhaka.
Bangladesh 269 for 3 (Mominul 126*, Tamim 70) and 282 lead New Zealand 437 (Anderson 116, Watling 70*, Shakib 5-103) by 114 runs
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Sohag Gazi's hat-trick brightens Day 5 of first Test
Bangladesh spin bowler Sohag Gazi followed a maiden Test century with a hat-trick of wickets as Bangladesh drew the first cricket Test against New Zealand in Chittagong.
The 22-year old Gazi dismissed Corey Anderson leg before, BJ Watling caught behind and Doug Bracewell caugh at slips in consecutive balls for a haul of 6 of 77.
Sohag Gazi beame the second only Bangladeshi after Alok Kapali to claim a Test hat-trick. . He caused the Kiwis to slump from a solid 260 for four to 260 for seven and prompted a sporting declaration soon after when they were on 287-7. Bangladesh had to score 256 runs in a minimum of 45 overs to win the Test and take the lead in the two-match series.Bangladesh finished on 173-3 at end of the fifth day's play.
New Zealand had made 469 all out in its first innings, including 114 by Kane Williamson and 103 by Watling. Bangladessh had cored 501 all out in its first innings, including 101 not out by Gazi and 181 by Mominul Haque.
The second Test will be played in Dhaka from October 21 to 25, followed by three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 match.
New Zealand 469 (Williamson 114, Watling 103) and 287 for 7 dec (Williamson 74, Fulton 59, Gazi 6-77) drew with Bangladesh 501 (Mominul 181, Gazi 101*) and 173 for 3 (Shakib 50*)
Late strikes by Bangladesh even day 1
New Zealand appear to be heading to a massive score on a nothing pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chittagong on the first day of the first Test until three late wickets helped Bangladesh claw back into the game. New Zealand were 280 for the loss of 5 wickets when stumps were drawn.
New Zealand 280 for 5 (Williamson 114, Fulton 73) v Bangladesh
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BCB Announces Bangladesh squad for the first Test
The BCB announced the squad for the first Test against the touring New Zealand that bore no major surprises. SLA Abdur Razzak finds himself back in favor in Tests after a couple of years. Razzak has been a regular for the national ODI team but has only played nine tests the last being against Zimbabwe in 2011.
Mushifur Rahman retains his captaincy and so does Mahmudullah Riad inspite of the lattes poor recent form. Anamul Haque comes back to the squad after gacing missed the last tour due to exams. Naeem Islam and Marshall Ayub also find favor on the back of their solid domestic form.
BCB selects three pacers - Rubel Hossain, Rpbiul Islam and the young Al-Amin Hossain.
The BCB has also selected a strong BCB XI for the three-day practice match against the Kiwis.
Bangladesh Squad for Test 1
Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Mahmudullah, Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Naeem Islam, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain, Mominul Haque, Marshall Ayub, Robiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain
Mahmudullah (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Anamul Haque, Ziaur Rahman, Naeem Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Sajedul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Mukhtar Ali, Noor Hossain, Farhad Reza
Tour Schedule Announced
The schedule of the upcoming New Zealand tour of Bangladesh has been announced.
New Zealand will play two Test Matches, three ODIs and one T20I. They begin the tour with the first Test in Chittagong. The second Test and the next two ODIs are going to be at the SBNS. The third ODI will be played at Naraynganj and final ODI is slated to be at Sylhet stadium pending ICC approval.