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Shakib fashions Bangladesh win over Kiwis

By The Assam Tribune

DHAKA, Oct 5 (AFP): Bangladesh rode on an outstanding allround performance from Shakib Al Hasan to beat New Zealand by nine runs in Mirpur, making Daniel Vettori�s pre-match comments about his ability seem almost clairvoyant.

Shakib was scintillating with the bat in the latter part of Bangladesh�s innings, unleashing a range of shots in the batting powerplay to lift Bangladesh to a competitive 229. He then tormented the visitors with the ball, scalping four invaluable wickets, including a double-strike in the 15th over to remove the rampant Brendon McCullum and Grant Elliott. He then returned to bowl a brilliant penultimate over in the rain-curtailed run chase, giving away just three runs and claiming the wicket of Nathan McCullum to give his side an unexpected 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Shakib hit eight fours in his 58 off 51 balls, after the hosts won the toss and elected to bat in the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Recalled opener Shahriar Nafees made 35 and Junaid Siddique chipped in with 30, but the Bangladeshi batsmen failed to build on good starts. Versatile New Zealand skipper Vettori led from the front with 2-29 in 10 overs of accurate left-arm spin bowling, while seamer Kyle Mills grabbed three wickets for 44 runs.


Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes c B McCullum b Mills 16, Shahriar Nafees b Vettori 35, Junaid Siddique b N McCullum 30, Raqibul Hassan lbw b Vettori 21, Shakib Al Hasan b Mills 58, Mushfiqur Rahim c Southee b Ryder 22, Mohammad Mahmudullah c Taylor b Ryder 3, Naeem Islam b McKay 9, Mashrafe Mortaza c Watling b Mills 15, Abdur Razzak c Ryder b McKay 1, Nazmul Hossain not out 0. Extras: (b1, lb8, w9) 18. Total: (all out, 49.3 overs) 228. Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-61, 3-100, 4-132, 5-170, 6-174 , 7-198, 8-212, 9-221, 10-228. Bowling: Mills 9.3-1-44-3, Southee 7-0-37-0, McKay 9-0-51-2, N McCullum 10-0-42-1, Vettori 10-1-29-2, Ryder 4-0-16-2.

New Zealand: BB McCullum b Shakib Al Hasan 61, Ryder c Raqibul Hasan b Shakib Al Hasan 21, Watling b Abdur Razzak 0, Taylor lbw b Naeem Islam 42, Elliott lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 0, Vettori c Junaid Siddique b Naeem Islam 24, Stewart run out (Raqibul Hasan) 2, McCullum b Shakib Al Hasan 16, Mills not out 22, Southee not out 1. Extras: (lb 6, w 4, nb 1) 11. Total: (8 wickets; 37 overs) 200. Fall of wickets: 1-53, 2-72, 3-85, 4-85, 5-135, 6-148, 7-161, 8-192. Bowling: Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-7-0, Nazmul Hossain 7-0-46-0, Abdur Razzak 8-1-28-1, Naeem Islam 7-0-30-2, Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-41-4, Mahmudullah 6-0-42-0.

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