Bangladesh v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Mirpur October 11, 2010

Batting was a disappointment - Vettori

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has expressed disappointment after his side's second successive defeat against Bangladesh, giving the hosts an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series with two games to go. Vettori identified New Zealand's continued struggles against Bangladesh's spinners as the reason for the defeat.

"We are disappointed with the batting," Vettori said after the game. "[Jesse] Ryder and [BJ] Watling set us up, but from then on we were under pressure. The spinners for Bangladesh bowled very well and we have to adjust quickly. We have to post a decent score in the next game to put some pressure on them."

After the early loss of Brendon McCullum, New Zealand recovered through Ryder and Watling who added 55 for the second wicket. However, their good work was undone by the home side's spinners, with left-armer Suhrawadi Shuvo taking 3 for 14 in 10 overs.

Chasing 174 for a win, Bangladesh cantered home with 10 overs to spare, the first time they have managed to string two consecutive wins against top opposition, not counting the 3-0 victory against a depleted West Indies side last year.

"Suhrawadi bowled well and we kept taking wickets," the stand-in Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said. "Our opening batsmen then batted solidly and gave us a good start, that's what we needed."

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  • Dummy4 on October 16, 2010, 6:10 GMT

    I wish the TIGERS will maintain their present tempo and will make 4-0 win against the Black Caps.

  • DINESH on October 15, 2010, 5:58 GMT

    Good work Bangladesh. Congratulations! But somebody to remind Kayas that it is a 50 over match and not a 500 over match.

  • Ming Kae on October 13, 2010, 1:40 GMT

    I had been BlackCaps follower for the last 15 years aeven though they have been perform poorly for the last few years. The main worries for me is the the way selection been going for the team and the poor batting. Vettori has putting too much responsibility on his shoulder were as getting no support from his teamates in both batting and bowling. Under Steve Rixon, BlackCaps have become a team where they are able to be competetive with any teams including Australia and South Africa, where they bowling and batting although without superstar like others are often play well against both spin and pace giving oppositon plenty of runs to chase and the bowler and fielder are able to give Vettori enough support to take wickets not like recent years teams are willfully avoiding Vettori and attacks others. In this ODI squad, Stewart is a player of top order and should never be in the middle order at all, Redmond been ignored where he is a useful leg spinner also Franklin too been under use.

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2010, 23:29 GMT

    @ sanin, I think you will find that nearly every comment so far has a congrats comment to BD, That first game was a we bit iffy with the DWL system...Lets hope more country's can start beating the big guns two not just the inconsistent Black caps.

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2010, 16:33 GMT

    I am BD fan and love watching my team to win what ever team we play against. Playing against Big team and win..It's definitly a booster and path of right direction. One thing is clear that BD cannot be taken lightly ANYMORE! You cannot just bring new player to expriment against BD and expect to win!!! THOSE DAYS has long gone. One side note; We shldn't be take too much pride to our self yet...I haven't Won the series...At this point a draw would disappointing for BD. Good luck to both team.

  • sanin on October 12, 2010, 8:03 GMT

    Funny that someone is trying to prove Nz is better team than BD. I feel sorry for you ......You don't have to prove it. Nz is better than BD. But it would be good if you admit that we played way better than you guys to win the last two matches.

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2010, 7:10 GMT

    Tamim and Nafees da opener BD need if they want to chase big score. World cup in on da way n they r playing good teams.

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2010, 6:41 GMT

    I like cricket very much.

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2010, 6:10 GMT

    The new era of tigers cricket has just began. Keep it up tigers there's more waiting ahead.I'm so proud to be a Bangladeshi cricket fan today.Really awesome performance by them.Now just finish this series in style the way you begin.

  • Andrew on October 12, 2010, 4:47 GMT

    Well done Bangars! I don't think NZ is that bad a side, it is just that 2 games in a row, the Bangars have executed all disciplines at a high standard. NZ is not full strength but any side that has McCullum, Taylor & Vettori is a competitive side. Oram is missed - but the Bangars are missing Tamim & Mortaza! Like some other comments - I look forward to a Nafees/Tamim opening combo, that would remind me of the SL openers (Jayasurya & Kaluwitharana). Kayes & Siddique are progressing well - they need to be 3 & 4. The question is where do Shakib & Mahmuullah bat in the order? I think 5 & 6 - gives space for bowlers + Rahim. They will be difficult to play @ the World Cup - I hope this form will translate to tests.

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