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05-Oct-2010 12:00:00 GMT
Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur

Brilliant Shakib All-round Show Down Kiwis

Dhaka: Bangladesh won the opening match of the five-game limited-overs series by nine runs against New Zealand on Tuesday at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

New Zealand needed 210 in 37 overs on the Duckworth/Lewis method after rain suspended the play after 15 overs when New Zealand was 85-4 in reply to Bangladesh's 228.

But the visitors faltered at 200-8, with Shakib Al Hasan claiming four wickets.

Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan hit 58 off 51 balls to steer Bangladesh to a competitive 228 all out.

The left-hander hit eight fours after the hosts won the toss and elected to bat in the first game of the five-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on the outskirts of Dhaka.

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 Daniel Vettori led from the front with 2-29 in 10 overs of accurate left-arm spin bowling, while seamer Kyle Mills most successfull bowler grabbed three wickets for 44 runs.

Jesse Ryder and Andy McKay took two wickets each.

Brief scores
228 (Shakib 58, Mills 3-44)
New Zealand 200 for 8 (BB McCullum 61, Shakib 4-41)
Result Bangladesh won by nine runs (D/L method)
MOM Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

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