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Bangladesh wins Twenty20 match for first New Zealand victory

Bangladesh wins Twenty20 match for first New Zealand victory

Bangladesh won its first match in New Zealand in three tours when it beat a New Zealand XI by four wickets in a Twenty20 game Sunday.
Farhad Reza scored 31 from 17 balls and shared a 48-run fifth wicket partnership with Mehrab Hossain to guide Bangladesh to 134-6 in reply to New Zealand XI's 133-7 and victory with three overs to spare.
The win would boost confidence ahead of Bangladesh's three-match limited overs series against New Zealand from Boxing Day.
Previously on this tour, Bangladesh had lost to a Northern Districts provincial side and to an Auckland team in limited overs matches.
They failed to achieve a win in any form of the game on their first two tours.
The New Zealand XI contained the nucleus of the New Zealand team they will play in the upcoming limited overs series. Of the New Zealand players only Scott Styris, who made 29 from 22 balls, made a significant contribution with the bat.
Opener Jamie How was out for 10, Peter Fulton for 3, Ross Taylor for 15 and Gareth Taylor for 12, leaving the New Zealanders with more concerns than the tourists as the first one-day match approaches.
James Marshall, who top-scored for the New Zealand selection with an unbeaten 33, is not a member of New Zealand's 12-man squad for the limited overs matches.
Bangladesh bowled accurately and fielded well to set up its victory Sunday. Shahadat Hossain took 3-15 from four overs and captain Mohammad Ashraful took 2-28.
The Bangladesh batsman showed occasional vulnerability against fast, short-pitched bowling but mounted a well-managed run chase. Ashraful scored 20 from 10 balls _ hitting a four and six from the first two balls he faced _ and Aftad Ahmed contributed 20 from 15 balls.
Saqibal Hossain scored 21 from 18 balls and was one of three Bangladesh batsmen lost to run outs.
The match was organized to raise money for victims of Cyclone Sidr which killed more than 3,200 people when it hit Bangladesh five weeks ago. The International Cricket Council donated $250,000 (euro173,852) to the fund.


Updated : 2021-05-17 21:06 GMT+08:00