Bangladesh v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Mirpur

All-round Shakib inspires Bangladesh to historic win

The Bulletin by Andrew Fernando

October 14, 2010

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Bangladesh 241 (Shakib 106, Bennett 3-44) beat New Zealand 232 (Williamson 108, Shakib 3-54) by nine runs
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Shakib Al Hasan led by example again with a century, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Mirpur, October 14, 2010
Shakib Al Hasan's fifth ODI century lifted Bangladesh to 241 in the fourth ODI against New Zealand © Associated Press

A dominant all-round performance from Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh secure a historic series win in Mirpur, their first against a top-flight opposition. Shakib's fifth ODI century rescued the home team from the depths of 44 for 3 and lifted them to a formidable 241, a target that proved nine runs too many for New Zealand, who now trail 0-3 in the series, with one game to go. Shakib then struck with the ball and, despite a valiant maiden hundred from Kane Williamson who battled through injury during the latter part of his innings, slammed the door on the visitors with three wickets to lead Bangladesh to a famous victory.

New Zealand's top order had not fired as a unit so far in the tour, and their performance in today's must-win encounter was no different. BJ Watling was trapped in front for 6 by Abdur Razzak and Brendon McCullum soon followed him to the dressing room, despite having looked good for a characteristically frenetic knock with a couple of early boundaries down the ground. Ross Taylor, who had been the pick of New Zealand's batsmen in the series, then compounded matters for his team by picking out the deep square-leg fielder in a style of dismissal that has become an all too familiar sight for his fans back home.

Shakib was quick to have spinners operating at both ends and the ploy paid dividends once more. Aaron Redmond succumbed to a straighter one from Shakib in the 17th over, before Daniel Vettori perished while attempting to increase the run rate, leaving the visitors reeling at 80 for 5.

Williamson and Grant Elliott, however, were on hand to provide some much needed stability to the New Zealand run-chase, and accumulated intelligently through the middle period to give the visitors some hope of reaching their target. Williamson was especially impressive in his approach, as he confidently negotiated the spinners who had wreaked so much havoc on his teammates throughout the series, picking up the singles and twos with relative ease and even hoisting Shakib over midwicket for consecutive sixes. Elliott, too, played his part in the recovery, feeding the strike to the well-set youngster at the other end, but fell during the batting Powerplay in the 37th over. Attempting to sweep Shakib, he managed only to top-edge it to Razzak who took an excellent catch, running backwards from square leg.

Kyle Mills came and went, trying to hit out, further denting New Zealand's hopes of a successful chase, and a hamstring injury that crippled Williamson soon after didn't help matters either. Nathan McCullum arrived at the crease with 70 to get from 10 overs but despite some lusty blows, was not able to get his side close to the asking rate. Williamson reached his hundred in the 48th over, having batted through immense discomfort for a substantial part of his innings, but when Nathan McCullum and Daryl Tuffey fell off successive deliveries chasing an unlikely 20 runs in the last 11 deliveries, New Zealand's hopes fell squarely on Williamson's shoulders. Unfortunately for the visitors, the task proved too much for the young man.

The challenge was before New Zealand when Shakib's expertly crafted 106 off 113 deliveries had set up a competitive total for Bangladesh on a slow, turning pitch. He came to the crease with his team struggling, but combined well with Imrul Kayes to take the hosts out of immediate danger. He then posted half-century stands with Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah as Bangladesh recovered well. Shakib scored at around a run a ball throughout his innings, piercing the off-side field with surgical precision early on, but relying more on deft dabs and sweeps as the innings wore on in the energy-sapping Mirpur heat. The New Zealand slow bowlers were unable to cause him any trouble.

Shakib's departure with the score on 216 sparked a lower-order collapse, however, as the New Zealand seamers came back in the batting Powerplay to restrict the hosts, who at one stage threatened a total in excess of 260. Hamish Bennett, the debutant fast bowler, was especially impressive in the late overs, varying his pace and length to pick up a couple of wickets to go with his top order scalp and finish with figures of 3 for 44. Bangladesh were all out in the 49th over, but thanks to an excellent captain's knock they had scored enough to secure a famous win and spark scenes of euphoric celebration from the Mirpur crowd.

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Posted by Deathonhand on (October 20, 2010, 18:38 GMT)

We banglawashed kiwis, without our key players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what & what will happen when they return????????

Posted by Meety on (October 18, 2010, 3:34 GMT)

This has been 2 years in the making. There has been great progress made - having said that it was only a month or two ago that Bangladesh were rolled by associate nations. I only say that as I hop that the confidence they now possess - losses to Non-Test nations become rare. The squad the Bangars have is developing. The only real problem I see is that the pace bowling has a long way to go - so series victories outside of the sub-continent will be tough. I look forward to seeing Nafees & Tamim opening in the future - it would be a bit like the Jauyasurya/Kaluwitharana partnerships of the mid to late 1990s. Good job.

Posted by   on (October 17, 2010, 11:58 GMT)

Bravo Bangladesh ! Bravo Shakib !

Posted by   on (October 17, 2010, 11:29 GMT)

@Bang_La I m happy for Bangladesh team for the series victory.But do not talk rubbish about shewag,he never gets afraid of any bowler oly the reverse happens,and he never be afraid of Bangladesh bowlers especialy Shahadat(the comedy guy who shout's before bowling evey ball).I think shewag would be afraid of his shouting rather than his bowling.But I m really happy for Bangla boys because they r like our brothers....

Posted by rsmehdihasan on (October 17, 2010, 9:31 GMT)

hey guys read my comment very seriously. when Ashrafull is out Bangladesh is doing well. and of course we need players like Tamim and Sakib more. Sakib is the best captain come player Bangladesh have ever produced. Sakib is the best in captaincy. At least under Sakib we will not lose against Ireland and Holland and like teams. Mashrafe could not lead Bangladesh like Sakib. and Stop politics and political personals inside cricket board. We need Nafis, Alok and Nazimmuddin and some good spinners.make Rafiq spin coach. and left out some average player. Best of luck Bangladesh...

Posted by sabee66 on (October 17, 2010, 5:43 GMT)

well done BD, you ar alot better than INDIA in ODI's and your batsman are better than pakistani batsman even i wish BD bastman will play for us(Pak) and our bowlers and then we will rule again in the world of Cricket

Posted by tigers_eye on (October 16, 2010, 17:09 GMT)

Thanks Oraxis, BD without few key players of their own. Tamim, Mashrafe missing just as Oram, Styris.

Posted by   on (October 16, 2010, 12:29 GMT)

well done Bangladesh,but be carefull still long way to go to challenge top teams of world cricket

Posted by   on (October 16, 2010, 8:10 GMT)

we are proud of bangladesh,keep rocking bangladesh

Posted by abru12 on (October 16, 2010, 6:49 GMT)

No doubt shakib is the best al rounder.He should also be in the top 10 icc rankings.When its his day nobody can stop him from making runs.

Posted by Bang_La on (October 16, 2010, 5:52 GMT)

@ saranindia, its not a joke. Bangladesh is also looking for its best humbugs to create a cricket board like BCCI! Maybe, this was a test case to arrange a fake series like India did against Australia :) Have patience sister, we are going there :)) But I must pass you a bad news. The present Bangladesh bowling coach believes that some Bangladesh pacers can deliver at 150 kmh with proper training and thats before WC. You better warn your (pseudo)heroes better call in sick instead of facing Bangladesh pace. I remember the scared face of Shewag, your only pride (others minus Sachin are holy cow dung) against Shahadat's bouncers! :) Ok?

Posted by   on (October 16, 2010, 1:23 GMT)

I believe the Bangladesh Cricket team is gradually progressing in the right direction....Shakib has been an example of a good cricketer with the right attitude under difficult situations....I strongly think that his spell in county cricket in England has instilled great fighting qualities and a winning mentality which was much needed for the team...I hope a few more players get to play county cricket next season...or even similar leagues in will be hugely valuable for the team...the team also need a full time psychologist who can help the players maintain a sound concentration level, which is much required at this level of the game.....

Posted by Rezaul on (October 15, 2010, 20:30 GMT)

Yes, it is a remarkable win and hats off to the Tigers. They are coming as real tigers in the world cup. Having the same known favorable home conditions, Bangladesh will be a tough opposition for other teams. Having India, SA, ENG, WI in the same group (ignore IRE & Neth) means that Eng, WI and Bangladesh will fight for two spots after Ind and SA. Given SA's less compatibility against spin bowling a Bangladeshi win against SA is not out of the park. In that case this will be exciting to see who goes down from here. India will have full support from the gallery (except BD match) along with their superiority, so the fight will be confined among SA, ENG, BD and WI. With Tamim and Mashrafee back in the team along with Shakib, Nafees, Bangladesh will be a formidable side. I cant wait BD moves further and shows their progress in this world cup. Good luck to Bangladeshi Tigers.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 19:59 GMT)

fantastic to see some indian ,pakistani cricket fans supporting and wishing our BD team as i 've always supported them and their heros like Wasim ,Waqar,Anwar,Sachin,Dravid,Ganguly and so many...cheers fr u guys:-)

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 19:33 GMT)

fantastic to see some indian ,pakistani cricket fans supporting and wishing our BD team as i 've always supported them and their heros like Wasim ,Waqar,Anwar,Sachin,Dravid,Ganguly and so many...cheers fr u guys:-)

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 19:00 GMT)

This is your day........... day for 2011... waiting to see in...

Dan Vettori (NZ cap), 'we are learning from Bangladesh' - what a complement! Really NZ learned a let from BD. They need to learn more to aganist BD now...

Posted by Praxis on (October 15, 2010, 18:01 GMT)

NZ without full strength! what about Bangladesh then? I think that everyone forgot about that time when many key players like Aftab Ahmed, Alok Kapali, Nafees and many more left for ICL. Nobody said that BD team is depleted then, that's not fair. BD team has come a long way from then. Hope this team continues to improve cuz I hate people always making these stupid remarks about them.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 18:01 GMT)

I only accept whitewash as a sign of proud go tigers hunt then. The legacy of legend killers remain continue.

Posted by ashekahmed on (October 15, 2010, 17:41 GMT)


Posted by a2rafee on (October 15, 2010, 17:30 GMT)

Thanks Sania Gul...its gr8 2 c the Pakistanis supporting Bangladesh. I hope Bd manages a series against Pakistan b4 the WC.....

Posted by ashekahmed on (October 15, 2010, 17:29 GMT)


Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 16:35 GMT)

I am really happy that a lot of people from other countries praising BD team. But still a lot to go!

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 15:41 GMT)

congrats to team bangladesh from pakistan supporters! well done!!

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 15:22 GMT)

The best thing is that everyone is contributing. Razzak pulling off a catch like that in a very crucial moment,Naeem Islam (a sub) with that stunning throw to run N McCullam out.In the first ODI shuvo was a sub for Mashrafe and he saved at least 2 boundaries and other fielders also saved a few runs which resulted the 9 run win in a close game. pacers are also bowling with good line and length even though we missed the top 2 choices (Mashrafe & Nazmul) in the first game. all these are signs of a matured and greatly spirited team. Keep it up. Proud of you Tigers.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 11:30 GMT)

well done bangladeshi tigers. big roud of applause from india... cheers!!! party time guyz...

Posted by Apache_Indian on (October 15, 2010, 11:18 GMT)

In WC 2011, Non-Asian teams will have tough time against Bangladesh (especially in Bangladesh) considering the fact that they don't play spin-bowling well, and B'Desh have three front line spinners. Will be a good contest ! Btw, which are the teams that have Bangladesh in their group ??

Posted by Apache_Indian on (October 15, 2010, 11:14 GMT)

Congratulations to Bangladeshis. Your team deserves it. They batted well, bowled well and above all FIELDED well. What an all-rounder Shakib is ! Well done. Just imagine when Tamim and Mortaza returns to the side, it will become stronger ! Congrats again !

Posted by saranindia on (October 15, 2010, 10:36 GMT)

hahahah hhahahahahahahahahaha great joke

Posted by saranindia on (October 15, 2010, 10:33 GMT)

this match is to cheer up the bangladesh supporter for world cup 2011. its a drama by icc to bring supporters to watch world cup in bangladesh. its a fixed match. New Zealand must lose this match, so that world cup tickets will be sold.

Beware of ICC

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 10:07 GMT)

hats off....hope it will b 4-0....

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 10:03 GMT)

Careful!!! Don't loose your temper when the time is on (2011)

Posted by zn264 on (October 15, 2010, 9:44 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh!!! NZ is playing poor cricket at the moment. It was great to see Kane finally score some runs, and big runs too! Lets just hope we get rid of these 'hangers on' in the NZ team who continue to fail. I would rather new fresh faces at the world cup gaining expereince, even if we don't do well, it is better then the boring old has beens who contiune to crack under the smallest amount of pressure. Keep Vettori, Williamson, Taylor, McCullum brothers, and Mills, the rest can go.

Posted by arvi19 on (October 15, 2010, 9:18 GMT)

Shakib has lead from the front and he is one of the most talented all rounders who has been consistently performing for the past one year or so. The opening combination looks very formidable with tamim at the top. This series win shud give Bangladesh a big morale boost that too with word cup at the corner in Sub continent conditions.

All the best Bangladesh

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 9:16 GMT)

coming of age well done Bangladesh from Australia

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 9:06 GMT)

maintain this progress Bangladesh.......................we will be at the top very soon.............................keep roaring Tigers.....

Posted by Wildeman on (October 15, 2010, 8:29 GMT)

I think everybody from Bangladesh should be proud of your boys, they have out played New Zealand with both the bat and ball. I am New Zealander and of course I would rather see my team win but I can appreciate the skill and sportsmanship the Bangladesh players play with. Your team has not only great skill but show great sportsmanship towards every team they play. They don't need to sledge, abuse and rubbish the other team, they play with humility, grace and respect. Well done Bangladesh, you deserve this series win and many more for the future.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 7:36 GMT)

GOOD FOR INDIA....thanks to Bangladeshi team...

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 7:32 GMT)

way 2 go bangladesh....we all hope that winning stake never ends

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 7:15 GMT)

Sakib is the best of all all rounders.....Cheers to the Bangladesh Team.....This is Bangladesh.....This is our team effort........

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 6:28 GMT)

Bangladeshi Boys are proving. It is very important to keep this momentum till World Cup 2011. Consistency is the key.

Posted by benjer on (October 15, 2010, 6:17 GMT)

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! to Bangladesh Cricket Team. Thanks to ALLAH that finally we done it.we hope to win this by 4-0.Thanks to the selectors for their understanding which crickter are really needed for this consistancy in future.Pls think about middle order position & bring back Alok Kapali in the position for up comming World cup In Asia 2011.Plsssssssss

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 5:46 GMT)

Keep it up, Bangladesh.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 5:45 GMT)

its really nice to get good comments from non-bangladeshi people! thankx to all of you!

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 4:53 GMT)

well done Bangladesh!!!!!!! go ahead...don't stop/

Posted by Abhiramb on (October 15, 2010, 4:45 GMT)

It will be interesting to see how this world cup goes. Bangladesh doing well is great to see and many teams will have to be wary of them in the sub continental conditions. Australia is struggling. England, Srilanka, India look great. The chokers SA will get their selection wrong and will continue with people like Smith who will fail. The less said about Pakistan the better - getting 11 clean players must be a big task right now:-)

Posted by theswami on (October 15, 2010, 4:43 GMT)

Depleted WI, now depleted NZ ... Banglas win against all depleted sides ... courtesy Shakib -al Hasan .... Shakib = Banglaland, Banglaland = Shakib ... also Tamim Iqbal plays a good hand most of the times

Posted by Adeel-Shehzad on (October 15, 2010, 4:31 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh.. its really good to see how the asian teams have knocked down the aussies & newzealanders.. though we missing TAMIM but keep it up & make it sure to be 4-0... hope the pakistan team also come up against the proteas with the same spirit..

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 4:15 GMT)

its unbelivable wins for Bangladesh ..........i proud of our country cricket.........

shakib is the best allrounder ..i love him .....

best luck for Bangladesh


Posted by Manik_mia on (October 15, 2010, 4:11 GMT)

Can any one tell me why Mahmudullah did not bowl after 2 overs? He did well in 2 overs and I expected him to continue.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 3:37 GMT)

Well done boys.........we are proud of you..........but be careful to bring the sweep victory. May Allah bless you.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 3:36 GMT)

Shakib, great going right from where you began your journey way back in 2006. Being a captain, you have got to find out the right slot for all your power plays to make best use of them. Like in this match, last batting power play could be very handy right after your century. Try to cultivate better judgment per the situation of your days. You have qualities; cherish them in yourself. We want to see a great mature cricketer in you, on the field - off the field.

Posted by chad_reid on (October 15, 2010, 2:58 GMT)

Shakib is the man the one who carries the team brilliant performance by him and also kane williamson congrats to bangladesh i expect some upsets from you in the upcoming world cup

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 2:13 GMT)

I hope this is the beginning of something good. As a Bangladeshi we don't have much to celebrate as a nation. Only cricket gives us hope. Boys get ready for a good world cup.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 1:59 GMT)

Agree with Abul Hasnat. Don't understand why they're telling about full strength and so-called 'depleted west indies'! Bangladesh also faced some of their key players absence, but these journalists and so-called cricket sprecialists don't care about it. They only start talking when Bangladesh opponent has a key player off! Not Fair. I don't agree with mamau. It was not totally unexpected! We've the ability to do that. Problem is the consistency of our batsmen (except Shakib), otherwise we've the abililty to beat any team now. Go Bangladesh..Go Tigers.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 1:33 GMT)

thanks to all subcontinent fellows for commenting here.. congrats to INDIA for beating Aus 2-0 as well..

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 0:55 GMT)

Thumb's up tigers! Thanks for the series win. Naeem's direct throw was the turning point. It was certainly a team work. Shakib performed excellent - lead from the front!

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 0:48 GMT)

Great Work Guys Go On We Want Asian semifinal for cwc 2011

Posted by evenflow_1990 on (October 15, 2010, 0:34 GMT)

i'm very impressed by this bangladeshi performance. i'm sri lankan and i love my team, but when we sri lankans have won the series, we tend to give the dead rubber matches to the opposition. don't fall into this trap. thrash those kiwis in the 4th odi and make it a white wash. shakib, fantastic performance. bat higher up the order. 5th ODI hundred from down there, you could have had 10 if you'd had more chances to bat long.

Posted by harekare on (October 14, 2010, 23:35 GMT)


Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 23:13 GMT)

Congrats Bangladesh you deserve it! A well fought victory.

Posted by Nujee on (October 14, 2010, 23:02 GMT)

awesome work bangladesh from india..........u guys rock!!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 23:01 GMT)

I don't think anyone in New Zealand even watched the games, so I can't imagine how interested the players must be.

Posted by Bang_La on (October 14, 2010, 22:58 GMT)

Sincere thanks to Sai Prasad and all who from other countries congratulated Bangladesh!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 22:47 GMT)

Well dane Tigers.Shabas Bangladesh.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 22:07 GMT)

Great stuff bangladesh! Here is an england fan who is very happy to see bangladesh taking victories, you have a talented team and its about time this happened, will be superb when Tamim returns and if you can get a couple of better seam bowlers. Another thing, dont be thanking Allah, its the players who plaed their hearts out!

Posted by sAiyAnstAr on (October 14, 2010, 22:02 GMT)

Congratulations Bangladesh. Now build on this victory and continue to rise up the ranks of World Cricket. It was a very deserved series win, and a long overdue one.

Like Sri Lanka, time was needed to build the team and the skills. Now that the foundation is in place, let's see how well you can do.

From a Sri Lankan, and Cricket tragic.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 21:54 GMT)


Posted by camsta86 on (October 14, 2010, 21:32 GMT)

Not taking anything away from bangladesh they did play an amazing game of cricket. New Zealand however did not necessarily have their top team on the field. For instance there is no Styris and Oram, big players who hold our middleorder together and are handy bowlers to turn to when needed. However Bangladesh still played a great game and they thoroughly deserved the victories. And another congrats to a NZ player on becoming the youngest player to score a century for NZ great innings Kane Williamson.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 21:29 GMT)

well done... fantastic... excellent... mind blowing... outstanding... awesome Its time to win... go tigers go... I have read most of the comments. I m pleased to see lots of congratulations to BD team. Its more cherishing to get complements from the cricket fans of India, Pakistan, Srilanka. We r in the same subcontinent. We also support you. But my little unhappiness towards BCCI as they yet haven't invite BD cricket team to INDIA. I think we r gaining the status to play in INDIA very soon.

Posted by Predator89 on (October 14, 2010, 21:26 GMT)

wat a match it was . Bangladesh really outplayed kiwis in all dept thoughout the entire series . Good to see them emerging as a competetive team .its nice see them in form before World Cup .Bangladesh always known for their surprise win over the best team in major tournaments. they are really a threat in t20 and ODI i love to see them performing well in Test too :)


Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 21:11 GMT)

Shakib, great going right from where you began your journey way back in 2006. Being a captain, you have got to find out the right slot for all your power plays to make best use of them. Like in this match, last batting power play could be very handy right after your century. Try to cultivate better judgment per the situation of your days. You have qualities; cherish them in yourself. We want to see a great mature cricketer in you, on the field - off the field.

Posted by Godfather007 on (October 14, 2010, 21:11 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh!!!!!!!!!!!!!All we now need is more consistency.

Posted by reyme on (October 14, 2010, 20:58 GMT)

Just one more win and BD is in TOP 8! Shakib is the future legend of World Cricket!

Posted by Dheeman00 on (October 14, 2010, 20:41 GMT)

this is an epic history carry on guys we are behind u

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 20:38 GMT)

Hats off to Bangladesh frm Sri Lanka.. Well Done.. Proud to be from Asia/Sub Continent

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 20:09 GMT)

We want 4-0. Sakib give ur best performance on sunday n I hope u will not get silly out after scoring 100. U should carry ur batting till the 50th over.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 20:07 GMT)

way to go Bangladesh !!! its a start to build on - Keep the progress

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:58 GMT)

Hello critics and journalists, would you please stop using words like 'full strength', 'depleted West Indies'! Look at Bangladesh, in this series itself, NZ is 3-0 down against us when we are missing Tamim, the Wisden Cricketer Magazine's 'World Test Player of the Year' for 2010 (Shakib had this very place in 2009) and our main strike bowler Mashrafe is ruled out for injury and Ashraful is also axed! Let us look back, in 2008 we could register our very first win against NZ by 7 wickets with 27 balls to spare when unrecognized ICL tore our cricket apart as our in-form regular players like Aftab Ahmed, Shahriar Nafees, Alok Kapali and many more joined the ICL. A mention, this Alok Kapali was the first centurion in ICL.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:55 GMT)

thanks to ALLAH that we did it .....finally ............clean sweep is much anticipated now but wait aren't some tom dick and harry so we'll have to be much more compassionate and determined to have the clean sheet :)

the batting powerplay shud be used at least ..... lol .... then lets decide how its been used ........the way they fall like 5 wickets in last 25!!!!! no wayyyyy there goes atleast 20 to 30 runs :( that cud result in losing the game ..... but anyway we again outplayed the kiwis thruout the series :)

we will have em bbq-ed once again INSHALLAH :)

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:49 GMT)

I'm very proud of my fellow AIUBian Shakib! :D

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:25 GMT)

hope this victory would turn over a new horizon in Bangladesh cricket...being bolstered with the confidence that they have gained from this series , BD team now should atleast win regularly at home against all top class oppositions.

Posted by mlhgja on (October 14, 2010, 19:22 GMT)

Why don't the NZ team fire the coach again? But seriously, the Bangladesh team is far more talented than this NZ team. They look completely clueless.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:18 GMT)

pakistanis should learn 4rom bangalis ! ! ! ! !

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:11 GMT)

Sakib is the best all rounder and best captain for Bangladesh.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:08 GMT)

this is another landmark in asian cricket

Posted by monjosona on (October 14, 2010, 19:06 GMT)

congrats to Bangladesh team,,,,congrtas to epecially captin shakib al hasan for captians knock,,,,& win for series against nz

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 18:58 GMT)

Congratulations, Bangladesh. Keep up the consistency...!!

Posted by CricketingStargazer on (October 14, 2010, 18:52 GMT)

Well played Bangladesh! The people who said that they were improving have been proved right. Now they have to start to improve in Tests too and in less familiar conditions.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 18:29 GMT)

Shakib is a leader, Shakib is a batsman Skakib is a bowler, and Shakib is a fielder

Posted by nzcricket174 on (October 14, 2010, 18:29 GMT)

Hats off to Bangladesh. Shakib should be full time captain. Not that Mortaza is a bad captain, he just does it better. The ball that got Williamson out would have been six on any other day. Just goes to show that Bangladesh had everything going for them. Ross Taylor should hang his head in shame after his dismissal, though his running for Williamson was good.

Shakib was and has been the true standout in this series for both teams. My hat goes off to him.

Posted by REH223 on (October 14, 2010, 18:14 GMT)

New Zealand lost the series!!!!! MATCH FIXING. ICC shud have look at their suspeciuous performance

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 18:11 GMT)

Well done! Simply brilliant!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 18:06 GMT)

That was just a dream..2 beat NZ..........great game by Shakib and his team....but u hav 2 win in upcoming world cup like 2 days game....!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 18:00 GMT)

Great win for the country. Lets focus on 4:0 baby. Also want to see better batting with short pitched balls. BD boys lost 7 wickets yesterday to short pitched balls. Teams like Ireland will try to exploit that weakness in WC.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 18:00 GMT)

Congratulations Bangladesh. Full credit to them. Meanwhile New Zealand must look into their frequent top-order batting collapse. There is hardly any consistency. Wake up NZ. World cup is fast approaching......

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:57 GMT)

..Dhaka was in festive mood at noon....hope so this will inspire Bangladesh Team for consistency... Congrats Dear...

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:54 GMT)

Hope masgrafee vai will come back and keep this flow as well...................

Posted by gmukhtadir on (October 14, 2010, 17:52 GMT)

Bangladesh won because there is no bloody Ashraful.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:45 GMT)

Shakib for Presuident! LOL! Well congrats Bangladesh for this fantastic maiden series win. You have indeed outplayed New Zealand admittedly struggling to put together a decent side. That is not take away anything from you guys. I am happy to see the underdogs turning the tables. It may not be on the scale of India's WC victory in 1983 but you have made a start when there have been questions about your quality. Time to do the same act at Test level too.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:43 GMT)

congrats to team Bangladesh and their supporters from Pakistan! :) well done!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:37 GMT)

very well done bangladesh what a win over kivis bangladesh should come under five top oneday teams..............

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:33 GMT)

banglaedsh now put mind to white wash NZ and next serise against ZIM...............................

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:26 GMT)

Shakib should lead bangladesh for the WC...

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:12 GMT)

Historic moment for Bangaldesh! Well Played Superb-ul-Hasan. Cheers from India!

Posted by abru12 on (October 14, 2010, 17:05 GMT)

Shakib is the best! He deserves to be the best al rounder.Bangladesh is progressing day by day!This was a totally unexpected series win.Im sure that pretty soon bangladesh is going to be ranked at least 5 inshaallah.

Posted by XooX on (October 14, 2010, 16:59 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh...Shame that I didn't get to watch the series..Good luck from India..

New Zealanders must pull their socks up soon..Come on mates, the cricketing world is pretty small, we dont want one more team to go down..

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:58 GMT)

hats offfffff 2 u sakibbbbbb

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:57 GMT)

it was gr8 2 c another BD win...

Posted by Bengali-Tiger007 on (October 14, 2010, 16:53 GMT)

This is expected from the Worlds No1 all-rounder. When Shakib retires, he will be regarded as a legend in World Cricket. I am really happy and I hope we carry on like this and keep our consistency in top class standards. Really proud of the boys. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Stark62 on (October 14, 2010, 16:52 GMT)


We all know that Aus, SA and Eng are bad at playing spin bowlers but NZ seem to be the worst and pretty much clueless against spin bowling.

Nevertheless a great series victory for BD but BD shouldn't get carried away because Ind, SL and Pak are better at playing spin bowlers and they will be the real test for their spinners.

Congrats BD!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:46 GMT)

Well Done Bangladeshi Boys

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:41 GMT)

Very nice and congrats to all Bangladesh supporters! Most people out there in Pakistan are very happy for you guys!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:38 GMT)

This series changes the momentum of bangladesh cricket.New era has just started.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:37 GMT)

bangladesh!!!!!!!!!! finally!!! u did it.... i m proud of u

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:35 GMT)

great understanding as team of bd cricket.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:29 GMT)

Great tigers great!!! Congratulations!!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:25 GMT)

Shakib Al Hasan Hero of Bangladesh Cricket

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:15 GMT)

hehe, Tigers ve roared aGain..........d kiwis/NZ boyz r destroyed, both mentally n physically, BD TiGers thrashed, smashed kiwis in air..........

This is d 1st step to turn in biG team 4 bangladesh, we hope one day ( very soon) Bangladeshi tigers ll go in top.......!!!

Beware d rest of teams..( TiGers are coming)

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:08 GMT)

Well done Bangladeshi boys...........Keep this spirit up.......

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:59 GMT)

lol... lets get real its bangladesh no one cares bout it...

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:49 GMT)

It was really a very good inspiration for Bangladesh Cricket team before the World Cup

Posted by gmaurup on (October 14, 2010, 15:44 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh... pls keep improving, long way to go...

Posted by Shovon3091 on (October 14, 2010, 15:39 GMT)

Well Done Bangladesh. You boys has made us proud.

Posted by sshaque on (October 14, 2010, 15:36 GMT)

Well done BD...gr8 performance in all departments. Just need to work little bit harder to build the "hang-in-there" character like Williamson.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:36 GMT)

Well done Sakib.......... Hope you will do the same thing for the next match

Posted by t2_t24 on (October 14, 2010, 15:36 GMT)

This is really fantastic....After that no one can tell that what Bangladesh achieved against big teams is not accident....We can beat any team in the world....We have some real world class players.....Well done bd.......

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:25 GMT)

Shakib the superstar of BD cricket...

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:23 GMT)

Congrats!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:16 GMT)

well, well, Finally! I cant say much more!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:09 GMT)

Shakib must rank as one of the world's top all-rounders at the moment - at least in the 1-day format...

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:01 GMT)

Well done bd tigers.I can't believe such kind of improvement in Bangladesh cricket.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:00 GMT)

Tigers clinced the series for the first time ever....we r proud for them.....

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 14:53 GMT)

Congratulation Bangladesh for their historical win over Newziland. This is Sakib al Hassan. The man on fire. He is a original fighter and he deserve the posotion that he is holding now as World number One allrounder. Bangladesh team nmanagement now should handover the Captaincy of Bangladesh team on his shoulder permanently without any further hesitation. I wish him as well as Bangladesh team a very good future in recent forth coming world cup where Bangladesh is co hosting the honourable prestigius game. Good Luck Bangladesh and good luck Sakib.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 14:45 GMT)

bravo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tigers

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 14:43 GMT)

well done, the minnow literally showed how the game SHOULD BE played!!!!

Posted by Sajeesh.M.S on (October 14, 2010, 14:27 GMT)

Congrats Shakib,the best one day alrounder in the world right now.

Posted by sarhaden on (October 14, 2010, 14:24 GMT)

SHOEB from INDIA.......... Good job BANGLADESH........... what a cumulative performance through out the series.They played every game of the series as a unit.Other cricket teams should understand the upgraded level of cricket in Bangladesh.Shakib lead his side from the front.Despite the loss of their front line bowler Mushrafe Murtaza & swashbuckling opener Tamim Iqbal,they didn't lose their hope & maintained consistency.

On the other end,Filthy performance from black capes.They were in tremendous pressure in the must-win clash but not able to counter the typical Bangladeshi spin bowling.They were unsuccessful to adapt in the sub-continent climatic conditions,it is also a reason for their defeat i think.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 14:10 GMT)

Congratulation to Bangladesh cricket team for a series win over New Zealand. Hope they keep improving and bring consistency. You guys made the nation proud. We are rising now. However, a suggestion to the coach, don't kick out Shahriar Nafees when Tamim comes back. Rather, use him in place of Raqibul. Little too many left hand batsmen and spinners right? Well, their ability matters, style doesn't. Best of luck for the last match to both the teams.

Posted by punter234 on (October 14, 2010, 13:56 GMT)

that wil teach you newzealand

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:54 GMT)

All-round Shakib inspires Bangladesh to historic win

[241 (Shakib 106, Bennett 3-44) beat New Zealand 232 (Williamson 108, Shakib 3-54) by nine runs]

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:51 GMT)

great shakib, keep it up, you are the true Bangladesh captain and may god bless and stay with you and the team and may you achieve even more !

Posted by A_HTIMAN on (October 14, 2010, 13:49 GMT)

Congratz Bangladesh...........

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:43 GMT)

well played Bangladesh..!!..This has been a outstanding series so far..!!..This series win will do wonders to cricket in Bangladesh.They have set up standards with quality of cricket they have played n displayed.They need to carry on from here to be called as the leaders of the game..!!.Congrats on series win to Bangladesh n good luck for the future..!!

Posted by asadkum on (October 14, 2010, 13:42 GMT)

Mohammad Asad from USA ................................................................... Congratulation !!!!!!!!!!!to BAN Team .......... Wow .........what a day .......... Sakib ..........Excellent performance !!! deserved to be the Man of the Match .......... Keep it up guys.......... focus should be to perform well in WC ...... Good Luck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:39 GMT)

Congratualtions Bangladesh tigers!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:36 GMT)

keep it up bangladesh. its nice to watch wins like this and especially a cracking win like this.

Posted by rats_bd on (October 14, 2010, 13:33 GMT)

i am loving it................

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:31 GMT)

Once again, Shakib has shown us his proven ability and how matured he is now. Great team work. If we can continue this momentum, we will definitely win something big in the World Cup.

Posted by khondokar on (October 14, 2010, 13:25 GMT)

well done shakib nd co. this can b called da 'shakib era' of bangladesh cricket. we r hoping for a 4-0 of luck.........(nd we also hope dat tamim nd mortaza will b fit soon).....(i can not but say- well done williams)

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:23 GMT)

Great Job!!! Well done TEAM BANGLA! Congragulations

Posted by Arthaurian on (October 14, 2010, 13:22 GMT)

Stand up Bangladesh, stand up.

Posted by kryon on (October 14, 2010, 13:21 GMT)

great win...I stopped watching when williamson and nathan was batting expecting an inevitable defeat for Bangladeshis..but sudden burst of cheers around the area had me running towards the TV to turn it on.And then atlast relief as the last wicket fell.Shakib has again proven why he is #1in the world.The rest of the batting was disappointing.Junaid and Rakibul failed again.Shahriar showed signs of inconsistency commonly associated with Ashraful.And not reaching 270 after being 185/5 in 35th over was really disappointing.Tonight we party,on 17 we fight for a clean sweep against the Black Caps.Joy Bangla and Bangladesh Zindabad whichever works for us.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:19 GMT)

Now the time to changed motion, feel, action & win. New Zealand Lost series against Bangladesh tiger except Tamin, Arshaful & Mashrafe Mortaza. May be they doing different something in world cup 2011.

Posted by DINESHCC on (October 14, 2010, 13:18 GMT)

good work Bangladesh. Keep it up

Posted by suvro134 on (October 14, 2010, 13:15 GMT)

Three cheers for the tigers!!! I am speechless. Not only for the win, but at the professionalism our boys are showing on & off the field. Hope to see a clean sweep on Sunday . . .

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:14 GMT)

well done.but needs to be consistant about their performance

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:10 GMT)

Good to see the improved performance by Bangladesh team. Great for Bangladesh that Shakib and Mahmudullah are getting back their batting form before the world cup. Hope they'll carry on from here to win the cup.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:08 GMT)


Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:08 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh! Bangladesh were playing good cricket in this year but was unlucky that they couldn't convert this good performance as victory. Sometimes umpires wrong decision, sometimes losing nerve at the end was the main reason for the failure but there was no doubt about their strength. Now they have learnt to win consistently and Inshallah will continue their winning row. Proud of our Bangladeshi cricketers

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:05 GMT)

congrats bangladesh =E .. thnx so much for made us proud .. we can now shout BANGLADESH BANGLADESH ...

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:05 GMT)

Congratulations to BD Cricket Team. They have really shown great characters through out this series. Keep it up.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 13:03 GMT)

Hip hip hurre, we have done it, shakib, not only a performer, but also CAPTAIN COOL. A captain who knows how to make the most of his teams resources, a whitewash is now required. Boyz, do it now!!!

Posted by Chunati on (October 14, 2010, 13:00 GMT)

Wow, feeling on top of the world. Have been seeing Bangladesh improving ever so slowly, but surely, no matter what the critics say. Losses against Ireland and Netherland did not help. I hope it just doesn't get too much inside the players head. With Shakib, the cool customer that he is, they will get down to thinking about the next match pretty soon. Bad planning for batting powerplay. Was awake till 3 am to see Bangladesh batting. Now it is time to enjoy - Bangladeshi style. Wondering if ODI ranking will improve now. Wish I had been in Dhaka now.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:58 GMT)

Glorious moment.. Tigers has Eaten the Black Caps .. eeehaaaaaaa

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:58 GMT)

i LoVE bAngladeSh!...weldone bangladesh..keep it up

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:56 GMT)

Congrats 2 tigers for outstanding performance. I can't believe that we are 3-0 lead against "NewZealand".

Is it possible to 4-0 ? May be or not. But we are satisfied.

Bravo Sakib & co.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:56 GMT)

What A Game & What A Win For Winning The First Series Against A Full Strength Test Team!!! BraVo Bangladesh Tigers!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:50 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh.............this shoud silence critics.............although you have a long way to go

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:49 GMT)

An incredible victory that will be remembered in the history of Bangladeshi Cricket, thanks to shakib's all-round performance. At last, probably for the first time, some professional cricket from the team and not being complacent throughout the series.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:48 GMT)

Congratulations TIGERS!!! Now waiting for the clean-sweep!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:45 GMT)

Congrats TEAM BANGLADESH!!!! Best wishes for SHAKIB....

Posted by SheikhZaman on (October 14, 2010, 12:45 GMT)

Great performance Bangladesh! Try to be consistent... Shakib is the best all-rounder(genuine) in contemporary cricket world.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:45 GMT)

This is one of the biggest achivement of Bangladesh cricket this win replicate how much Bangladesh cricket have grown. this win can inspire us. And people of this country can believe and th positively yes we can if we work hard.

congratulation Bangladesh cricket team from the deepest of my heart. You make me proud of Bangldesh.

Posted by khurramsch on (October 14, 2010, 12:43 GMT)

i am from pakistan currently in UK. would like to congrats all Bangladeshi players & fans. very well played in this series. i missed 1st 2 matchs but watched this 1 closely & the result is gr8. its good to see bangla team playing like a team & whole team contributing. ( though major part of today was SHAKIB but stil evry 1 contributed). in past i have seen them to really only on TAMIM & couple more . surely i missed TAMIM this time.its always a pleasure to watch tht young guy.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:39 GMT)

excellent knock by Bangladesh, really appreciate able performance. all players have shown good performance especially caption's knock from both area....

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:35 GMT)

"kiwi bird is tasty" ......... an anonymous royal bangle tiger :P:P:P:P:P:P:P

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:31 GMT)

well done Sakib. carry on..

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:27 GMT)

congrats Bangladesh from Pakistan ...!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:24 GMT)

Well played Bangladesh. they showed good nerve. and shakib is really special talent for bangladesh. He proved it once again.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:23 GMT)

by wiining the last oneday we can finish above from West indies inthe ICC ODI ranking !!! go bd...even this is a second string bd team !!!

Posted by Observer2 on (October 14, 2010, 12:17 GMT)

This ODI series result speaks volumes. Well done Bangladesh ! NZ Cricket must appreciate that their squad is approaching a nadir in international cricket. Reliance on 3-4 cricketers, of real substance, is not enough. NZ Cricket's talent spotting mechanism has to improve and cast aside domestic NZ rivalry. Groom the right 16-18 year olds now and don't look back.There are talented youngsters around.Does NZ have a current U 19 Squad in training? If so it is a well concealed secret.The NZ team at the 2010 U 19 World Cup in Christchurch in January had limited international exposure pre tournament and performed accordingly.I guess the money excuse will be raised as a defence by Administrators and Coaches yet again.

Posted by Mourtuza on (October 14, 2010, 12:10 GMT)

congrats to all ...........................

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:09 GMT)

: go ahead .....hungry tigers........:)

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:02 GMT)


Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 12:01 GMT)

We made history.....congrates Bangladesh team. We are going to whitewash NZ team

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