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Bangladesh beaten black and blue by Kiwis

Published: Monday, January 14, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
 
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Wellington: New Zealand completed a two-game series whitewash with an emphatic innings and 137 runs victory over Bangladesh in the second Test at Basin Reserve on Monday.

However, the outcome was more a reflection of Bangaladesh's inadequacies at international level rather than New Zeland building confidently toward thier series against Englamd which starts next month.

Bangladesh started the third day at 5 for 51 and the Test ended just before lunch at 9 for 113 with the injured Tamim Iqbal not batting, giving the Black Caps the win by an innings and 137 runs.

Only the final wicket pairing of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushrafe Mortaza offered any substantial resistance, putting on 30 runs before a diving catch by Kyle Mills at point gave Jacob Oram the wicket of Mortaza for 6.

Shakib Al Hasan was left unbeaten on 41, the highest score by a Bangladeshi batsman in the Test.

Chris Martin, who took five wickets in the Bangladesh first innings, was again the pick of the New Zealand bowlers with 2 for 35, while Mills, Oram and O'Brien also took two wickets apiece. D.L vettori was declared man of the match.

New Zealand won the first Test in Auckland by nine wickets.

AFP

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