Bangladesh secure series win over Kiwis

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Bangladesh secured a second ODI series in a row against New Zealand on Thursday, winning the second ODI by 40 runs in Dhaka to take the contest two-nil with one game to play, leaving the Black Caps 207 all out.

Bangladesh secured a second ODI series in a row against New Zealand on Thursday, winning the second ODI by 40 runs in Dhaka to take the contest two-nil with one game to play, leaving the Black Caps 207 all out.

Bangladesh managed to post a middling total, finding themselves all out for 247 thanks to four wicket hauls by Jimmy Neesham and Corey Anderson. But the Black Caps were unable to take advantage of that, with Mashrafe Mortaza and Sohag Gazi taking three wickets each.

The Tigers got off to a good start after winning the toss, and the first wicket saw Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman put on 63 together in the first 17 overs. Rahman was the first to fall, stumped for 25 off Nathan McCullum.

Tamim, who was the top-scorer with 58, then continued on with Mominul Haque and they took the score to 110. Mominul became Anderson's first victim, caught by Nathan McCullum for 31.

The top order continued to get starts, but no-one could carry on to make a big score as the pace duo took regular wickets. Mushfiqur Rahim also scored 31, while Sohag Gazi's 26 at the death pushed the score from poor to average.

The Kiwis' chase got off to a poor start when Hamish Rutherford fell for just one run to Mortaza. Anton Devcich and GRant Elliott then pushed the score to 45, but both were out on that total, Devcich for 19 and Elliott for 14.

Ross Taylor and Corey Anderson then mounted a revival and added a half century stand, but they were unable to progress past 45 and 37 respectively, giving Mortaza and Gazi more wickets.

There was a resistance at the death by Nathan McCullum and Kyle Mills, and while they were batting the chase still seemed possible, but Mills found himself the not out batsman at the end as the Tigers' bowlers ripped out the jugular.

<b>Bangladesh:</b> Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain.

<b>New Zealand:</b> Hamish Rutherford, Anton Devcich, Grant Elliott, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills.

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