Skipper Shakib leads Tigers to series victory

Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12:45 [IST]
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Tigers stun NZ to clinch the ODI series

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan's delightful ton in the first innings, backed up by a superb bowling show helped Bangladesh clinch their first ever ODI series victory over New Zealand.

Chasing 242 to win, the Kiwis fell nine runs short of the target. KS Williamson(108 off 132) cracked a superb century for the visitors but his effort was not enough for the tourists to win the match and save the series.

The Kiwis got off to a worst possible start losing three wickets in the first eight overs and they never really recovered, losing wickets at crucial stages of the game.

In the first half of play, Hasan coming in at No 5 position scored 106 off 113 balls which included 11 boundaries and one six. He anchored the Bangladesh innings and made sure they didn't lose track in their innings after a rather dissappointing start in their innings. They had lost three wickets in the first eight overs and really looked in a spot of bother at that point of time.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 4th ODI - Scorecard

Opener Imrul Kayes chipped in with 37 runs at the top of the order while Mahmudullah also made 37 down the order and provided some good support for Hasan.

Mahmudullah and Hasan weaved together a vital partnership of 68 for the sixth wicket to help Tigers past the 200-run mark.

For the Kiwis side, Vettori with his experience was the most economical bowler and he picked up two vital wickets including Hasan's wicket. HK Bennet picked up three wickets while Tuffey and Mills bagged two wickets each.

Earlier, New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori had won the toss and elected to field. It's a must-win game for the Kiwis in order to avoid series defeat.

Bangladesh lead the ODI series 3-0 with one game left to go.


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