October 11, 2010

ODI cricket: Bangladesh vs New Zealand

Today, Bangladesh made an remarkable history by winning an ODI cricket match against New Zealand team. New Zealand team is one of the top teams in the world and they are playing extremely well from last few years. Bangladesh played New Zealand at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. Bangladesh team won the toss and they decided to field first.

Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder opened the batting innings for the New Zealand team. In the very first over, Brendon McCullum returned back to pavilion without scoring any run. New Zealand lost its first wicket with 0 run on board. Once New Zealand lost its second wicket, it started to loose wickets in regular fashion. Ross Taylor and Kyle Mills put up a good partnership that helped the team to end up with a decent total. By 42.5 overs, it lost all 10 wickets and ended up scoring only 173 runs (173/10). Ross Taylor was unbeaten with a score of 62 runs in 72 deliveries that included 3 fours and 4 sixes. Suhrawadi Shuvo was the highlight for Bangladesh team as he picked up 3 crucial wickets with an economy rate of only 1.4 runs per over.

Bangladesh needed 174 runs to win the match with 50 overs to go and 10 wickets on hand. This is the chance for them to win a match as they have been loosing matches from past couple of years. Imrul Kayes and Shahriar Nafees started the batting innings for the team. They both gave a clean start and played well to put up a partnership of 127 runs. This partnership helped the team a lot boosting confidence in the batting line up and reducing the pressure. Bangladesh by 40 overs successfully chased the target and won the match by 7 wickets. In 40 overs, they made a total of 177 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. (177/3). Imrul Kayes scored 50 runs and Shahriar Nafees scored 73 runs.  

Man of the match award went to Suhrawadi Shuvo for his beautiful bowling figure that helped the team to win the match.

No comments: