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NZ beat Bangladesh by 75 runs
Vettori's team level the three-match series as Oram scores an unbeaten 75.
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2008 12:59 GMT

Daniel Vettori runs out Bangladeshi batsman Nayeem Islam [AFP]

Jacob Oram scored an unbeaten 75 and Kyle Mills took three wickets for 13 to lead New Zealand to a 75-run win against Bangladesh in the second limited-overs cricket international, levelling the three-match series 1-1.

Bangladesh's bowlers restricted New Zealand to a modest 212 for nine after skipper Mohammed Ashraful won the toss and put the visitors in to bat on a slow pitch at Dhaka's Mirpur National Stadium.

But Bangladesh's run chase got off to a bad start as Mills trapped opener Tamim Iqbal lbw for a duck with only the second ball of the innings.

NZ dominant

He then bowled Mushfiqur Rahim (11) with Bangladesh on just 18.

Ashraful and opener Junaid Siddique then forged a third wicket partnership of 53 runs to steady the innings.

But New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori took a perfect catch at mid-on to dismiss Siddique (32) off a Tim Southee delivery to leave the hosts on 71-3.

He then went on to take out Shakib al Hasan (10), with Bangladesh on 86.

Junaed Siddique watches the path of the ball [AFP]
Poor performance

Bangladesh did themselves no favours, losing three batsmen to run-outs.

Facing the first ball of his international career, Naeem Islam was run out without scoring after a mix-up with Ashraful, who was subsequently dismissed for 40 by Jacob Oram.

Oram also bowled out Abdur Razzak (3).

Mahmudullah Riad and Shahadat Hossain were also run out, before Mills dismissed Mashrafe bin Murtaza (27) to end the innings and give New Zealand the win and level the series after a shock seven-wicket loss to the hosts in the first match.

Oram took two wickets for 23, while Southee and Vettori got one each to
add to Mills 3-13.

Shaky start

Earlier, New Zealand got off to a bad start, losing the first four wickets for just 14 runs in 14.4 overs.

Syed Rasel returned figures of 3-23, while Shakib Al Hasan and Naeem Islam took two wickets apiece and Mashrafee bin Murtaza had one.

Rasel first dismissed opener Brendon McCullum (12), took out Jamie How for a duck and then caught and bowled opener Jesse Ryder (30).

Murtaza, who spearheaded Bangladesh's win in the opening match, claimed Scott Styris for a duck with New Zealand at 4-45.

Mashrafe bin Mortaza hits the ball [AFP]
Strong partnership

A 41-run fifth wicket partnership between Ross Taylor and Daniel Flynn then came to an end when newcomer Nayeem Islam bowled out Flynn (25) to claim his first international wicket.

Taylor (33) went next, caught off Shakib al Hasan.

Islam got his second wicket when he caught and bowled New Zealand captain
Daniel Vettori for 1, while Hasan bowled Kyle Mills for 17.

Tim Southee was run out off Shahadat Hossain, with New Zealand reaching 167-9.

No. 7 batsman Oram hit a spirited 75 off 61 balls, including 5 boundaries
and 4 sixes, to take New Zealand to 212 in the allotted 50 overs.

Costly over

Oram's highest 45-run last wicket stand with Jeetan Patel yielded 25 runs in the very last over, with a four and three sixes.

Oram survived a dismissal while on 26, when Abdur Razzak took a catch off a Hossain ball, but lost control after colliding with Siddique at the boundary rope.

Television replays, meanwhile, showed that the hosts had failed to appeal a certain run out after the first ball of the 46th over.

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