A superb all-round show by Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh secure a major win over New Zealand in the 1st ODI by 9 runs according to Duckworth–Lewis method to lead the five-match series by 1-0 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the home side posted 228 allout in 49.3 overs with Shakib Al Hasan registering a well made half century. Hasan coming in at No 3 made 58 off 51 balls. Shahriar Nafees opening the innings for the Tigers made 38 runs while Junaid Siddique chipped in with 30 runs coming in at No 1.
Black Caps skipper Daniel Vettori was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up two wickets and conceded just 29 runs in his 10 over spell. Kyle Mills picked up three wickets but was rather little expensive giving away 44 runs in 9.3 overs.
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand, 1st ODI - Scorecard
In the second innings, the Black Caps started off very well with opener Brendon McCullum making a quick-fire half century. Ryder at the other end was gaining with confidence as well, but the opening stand was brought to an end by Shakib Al Hasan with the ball this time. Ryder was caught by Raqibul Hasan off the bowling of Hasan. Then Hasan got the dangerous scalp off McCullum and GD Elliott who fell three deliveries after McCullum's wicket.
Shakib eventually ended with four wickets and conceded 41 runs in his spell of 8 overs.
Ross Taylor in the middle played a good hand with 42 off 56 balls but he was running out of partners as the Black Caps were losing wickets at regular intervals.
The New Zealanders eventually slumped to 200 for the loss of eight wickets in 37 overs. The match was called off due to bad weather and the home side won the contest by D/L method.