Bangladesh v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Mirpur

Bangladesh showed us how to play - Vettori

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 14, 2010

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Kane Williamson is about to play the sweep, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Mirpur, October 14, 2010
Kane Williamson's ton was the only positive for New Zealand © Associated Press
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New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has admitted that his side was outplayed by Bangladesh in conceding the five-match ODI series 0-3 with one game to go. Bangladesh strung three wins on the trot against top opposition for the first time in their history to clinch the series, leaving New Zealand with some serious questions to address ahead of the World Cup on the subcontinent.

"Bangladesh have played better cricket than us and deserved the victory," Vettori said after the nine-run defeat in the fourth match. "They have shown us how to play in these conditions."

New Zealand began the must-win game well, reducing the hosts to 44 for 3, before Man-of-the-Match Shakib Al Hasan turned the tables with a century, setting a target of 242 in slow and low conditions. Bangladesh's bowlers kept the chase under control and it was down to Kane Williamson, who became the youngest centurion for New Zealand, to give his side a chance. His effort, however, was not enough to take them past the line.

"Kane's hundred is the positive to take out from this game," Vettori said. "We should have adapted quicker than we have. We put ourselves in tough positions with the bat. One game left, must win for us. We must restore some pride in the last game."

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Posted by   on (October 17, 2010, 11:53 GMT)

yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!we can also& we will do best...............................

Posted by   on (October 16, 2010, 6:02 GMT)

agreed with NZ- bonza, i also dont understand y ppl are jumping down kiwi's throat??? we played better throughout the series so we won.... they have just been outplayed...

we shud give them their share of credits as well .... the black caps tried their best specially k.williamson ..... such a nice lil kid ... with guts and all ...

give the kiwis a break ppl ..... winning and losin is a part of the game if u cant deal with it the solution is simple...... stop watching it !!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (October 16, 2010, 3:06 GMT)

I am so proud of the Tigers. But I feel for NZ fans. We, the Bangladeshi fans are used having our hearts broken. You guys are probably not used to it so it might hurt more. But I hope you take solace in the fact that Bangladesh is a Test playing nation, better yet, a nation that is improving at all times. Sooner or later, someone was bound to lose a series against us. In the future, it will be other nations. Also a BIG THANK YOU to all the well wishers that are not Bangladeshi. It means a lot to us.

Posted by NZ-Bonza on (October 16, 2010, 0:54 GMT)

As an NZ fan I am dissappointed at the amount of comments here berating the kiwis when credit must be given to the bangas. While NZ hasn't played its best cricket, Bagas thoroughly deserve this vicotory. They played the better cricket, that is essentially what winning and losing is all about. NZ will learn its lessons and I personally think they are much better when everyone writes them off. There is something i Kiwi culture that doesn't deal well with the favourites tag. Blackcaps still have a very good core group of players, quite capable of winning the world cup. Williamson finally got a good knock in (and that was crucial, he is the future of NZ cricket and was looking down the barrel of international exile the likes of which so many talented NZ players have gone before. With a FULLY FIT squad, NZ will be right up there. B McCullum, Ryder, Guptil, Tayler, Williamson, Styris, Vettori, N McCullum, Mills, Southee, Tuffey. Then you have Franklin, Mackay, Stewart, Elliott on the fringe

Posted by nz35 on (October 15, 2010, 19:50 GMT)

hats off to the deshies.........well done. nz hang your head in shame a pitifull tour!!!

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 17:16 GMT)

This was a fantastic win! By the time he retires, Shakib Al Hasan may well be one of the greatest All-Rounders to have ever played the game. Very few All-Rounders have managed to excel in both batting AND bowling at the SAME time in their career. Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, and Sir Richard Hadlee have all been more dominant with ONE skill at some point in their career, and then became more stronger with the OTHER skill as their career went on. Sir Ian Botham and Sir Gary Sobers were probably the only ones that had the ability to turn a match around, either with the bat OR the ball. And the same is now true for Shakib. Well done bro! :-)

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 16:34 GMT)

@MARUTI: Oh yeah! where do u think 2011 WC is happening!! ENGLAND? AUSTRALIA....or NZ perhaps!!!.............ROFL

Knowing before speaking is a good thing......i think u shud know.....

@CIMIS: I agree with u completely..........tho its not a very pleasant point to b agreed with.......

@DHANNO: Give Ken a break......watever he did was a maestro thing......anybody who has the basic knowledge of cricket wud know that!

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 16:26 GMT)

Congrats to Bangladesh team... They made all the bangladeshi proud of them. Hope they perform like this in their upcuming matches

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 14:37 GMT)

Well Done Bangladesh!!! Always hold your head high up in the air!!!

NZ better luck next time Mate!!!! Never underestimate any team and be well prepared!!!

Posted by MarkLing on (October 15, 2010, 11:57 GMT)

@Dhanno, if he had hit his last shot a little to the left or right it would have been 4 runs, or a little harder and it would have been 6. He almost won the game, and at 20 years old and just his 5th match, that wasn't a bad knock at all. Congrats to Bangladesh, they played very good cricket. It reminds me of when we went to Sri Lanka and lost a test and one day series many years ago over there for the first time. Everyone was saying we'd hit rock bottom, but then all of a sudden lots of sides were losing to Sri Lanka and we realized how much they had improved. Bangladesh have a nice settled side that plays very well in home conditions. NZ doesn't have a very stable side at all right now but Bennett and Williamson were good positives. With Styris and Oram to come back, and BIG lessons learned from this series they're still a chance of a top 4 finish at the world cup.

Posted by dmqi on (October 15, 2010, 11:03 GMT)

No question this is the best performance Bangladesh cricketers have shown since the test status. But consistency is the key. I hope they know how to maintain that. BAGLADESH should play with PAKISTAN now. They have a fair chance to beat the disrupted pak team. Go to Pak or invite them for a 3 match ODI.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 9:26 GMT)

hatsoff to bangladesh from India....they really deserve this win....even when they beat india i was disappointed but at the same time its a good thing to see that they are developing as a good team.....i dnt agree with people who say that they are minnows....they were minnows but nw considering their performance in recent times i strongly believe that they are improving as a good one day team....still there are few areas they need to improve on...especially their bowling....their current bowling lineup is gud for subcontinent conditions...but they need sum quality fast bowlers to win away matches....

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 8:43 GMT)

New Zealand has good batsman but, no brains. They can't last long 10 overs!!

Posted by flyingmachinee on (October 15, 2010, 7:24 GMT)

Well done bangladesh........this s a victory fr playing as a team......sakib played well but he shud have 2 prove himself in foriegn conditions.........still a long way 2 go as a team...........hope the victories doesnt end here ..........it wud be wonderful if they play like this in test cricket also......

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 6:54 GMT)

NZ must go back to their trusted old campaigners like Lou Vincent, James Franklin, Jamie How, Daniel Flynn. It's a now or never kind of a situation. Enough experimentation with Eliott, Watling, Stewart and Redmond in the ODIs! NZ can't afford to keep on experimenting with these sloths especially because there is a world cup around the corner. And another advice for the team management-try to keep Jesse Ryder 'well' as opposed to 'unwell' from now on.

Posted by ChaitanyaK on (October 15, 2010, 5:55 GMT)

Dhano dude.. Kane played superbly and he would be praying to become half as much as the great man. When ppl criticize sachin that he plays for centuries I sense agony and desperation. But criticizing this kid is IMHO senseless. Amen.

Posted by seanhass12 on (October 15, 2010, 5:07 GMT)

Excellent win for Bangladesh. I hope this win will bring consistency in our national team. i hope government of Bangladesh will acknowledge this win and support this team. Despite all corruption i hope cricket will prosper in future in Bangladesh. Bangladesh definitely will win the world cup one day. All the best to sakib and everyone. Sakib has been outstanding cricketer of Bangladesh. He is even better after the county cricket. Superb!!!

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 4:16 GMT)

Well it sucks to be a kiwi atm. Our batting is very poor. But willamson played amazing dont you dicks take anything away from him. He should have been playing from the start and N.Mccullum should be dropped maybe elliot... So useless...

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

Shakib has always been a very promising cricketer.But it is in this series that he has done complete justice to his talent.Bangla bowling has always been superb.Only thing they needed was a little bating support.when they got it,they lifted the series

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 3:23 GMT)

There was a team of tigers, Who were known to play like cubs, They used to take a beating, And shrug and say 'hiccup'

Along the way they realized, And became determined types, So glad we are for Bangla! The tiger's showing its stripes (finally)

Congrats from Sri Lanka

Posted by piratenz on (October 15, 2010, 3:19 GMT)

@Dhanno - do you appreciate cricket at all? That was an amazing innings from a very talented young player with enormous potential. He was injured, had very little support and still almost got there in only his 5th international. Its 'crap' critics and over zealous supporters like you that ruin this game. You're a complete tool. Having said that. Well played Shakib and the whole Bd team, you have been better than Nz the whole series and i am a New Zealander. Get Rid of fans like Dhanno and you will have even more people on your side.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 1:36 GMT)

Shot BD. Sakib al Hassan is the man!! Must say looks like NZ definitely improving and is slowly adapting to the BD conditions which is what this tour was all about before the WC. Stoked the Williamson got a good knock. With Styrus and Oram back in i think we may have a good team.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 0:53 GMT)

good luck bd for next series against zimbabwe

Posted by lara71 on (October 15, 2010, 0:44 GMT)

Bangalesh well played to be fair new zealand may not be suited to those conditions but it does not matter because bangalesh were the overall better team. Shakib is a world class allrounder who is making bangalesh proud. WELL DONE BANGALESH AND NEWZEALAND IMPROVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 0:39 GMT)

@Dhanno. How the hell can you say that innings was average! He batted for the cause, and had he had one teammate stay with him, NZ would probably have won the game. In saying that, BD bowled exceedingly well and deserved to win. Only Williamson made the match remotely close

Posted by   on (October 15, 2010, 0:14 GMT)

As a kiwi I have to say well played Bangladesh. I watched almost the entire tour last time they were here and they really showed promise. A good young, developing team. I for one am excited to see the improvements in Bangladeshs game. I think all fans of Bangladeshi cricket should be proud of this series win. Shakib is growing into one of the best players in the game, and under his leadership i hope that bangladesh will grow into a strong test team too.

Vettori is also a good sportsman, we got beat clean and he knows it and is humble enough to realize that. Good to see the young williamson get a good score.

Posted by V.Rajaa on (October 14, 2010, 23:56 GMT)

@dhanno, if you are not courageous enough to say who you are talking about, then why should you write and belittle a player. Don't you think that was a ridiculous attitude from your side ? And fyi, in 90s that side you mentioned was one of the better team in the world though they perish at times, but ( Me too use ur method hr ) d socalled team was not a team even qualify to fix a match. :lol: Match fixers knew that wnever that team take d field in 90's, thr is going to b a defeat in d cards for that team. So, they knew well that if they try to fix a player from that side, then they will loose their money. Bcoz, they didn't even know how to bowl or bat at that point in time, then how can they fix. ( Sorry mates, the guy like dhanno made me to write like this.. )

Posted by Muzgrob on (October 14, 2010, 23:49 GMT)

@Dhanno: Yeah, the one NZ batsmen who didn't fold to the Bangladeshi bowlers is the one not mentally strong... If that kids not mentally strong after 4 matches scoring maybe 10 runs in them all and then having the strength to come out there with his team in major trouble and almost single handedly win the game for them I don't know who is. You should probably think before you talk.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 22:56 GMT)

the comment of real gentleman.....by the way BANGLADESH ROCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Posted by MarkM33 on (October 14, 2010, 22:49 GMT)

Well done to the Bangladesh team!! A great effort indeed by Shakib and also Williamson for his first ton (hopefully of many!!). I do wonder about the strength of the NZ batting line-up without Ryder and Styris though. Redmond, Watling and Elliott are not that good to be fair.

Overall, neither team has managed to reach an overly high standard with only 1, maybe 2 players standing out for each team in each match so far. In this series, Bangladesh have had the better performances out of their stand-out players. All power to them for that.

NZ need to play a lot better as a team if they have any hope of winning the last game.

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

Carry on TIGERS.. we have big target in coming world cup... confidence is first thing to acheive that... I think Sakib's team feeling more confident now...

Posted by thatsgold on (October 14, 2010, 21:41 GMT)

@dhanno: are you serious or was that a joke? you obviously have no eyes, Williamson is an excellent player, the way he worked the ball round was something the blackcaps have been missing badly. It was his 5th ODI and his first match of the tour, so you can forgive him for being tired considering in NZ it's no where near as hot! Plus he battled through injury. Open your eyes DHANNO!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 21:20 GMT)

@Shakib: Speechless............You have proved it what we dare to dream in the past..........God bless you.................

@Vettori...........Appreciate your playership , but still a match left hopefully you will gwt a chance to learn so many things..............

Posted by Dhanno on (October 14, 2010, 21:12 GMT)

Ouch. How do you explain "tongue-firmly-in-cheek" to Maestro and mits6 ? How ironic, that the ironic humor is missed by ppl!! So to all of the straight-minded people, kudos to Williamson :)

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 20:54 GMT)

i feel proud... SAKIB.. you are a real captain who know how to fight ... keep it up..

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 20:39 GMT)

Styris is injuried. Kane Williamson nearly singled-handly won the game for us, he didn't fail the whole New Zealand black caps did. They are a team who always struggle away from home especially in the sub-continent but full credit must go to bangladesh as a team they are playing great. I also thought Hamish Bennett looked a very good up and coming.

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

@dhanno you are an idiot. not to mention his age and inexperience, did you not see that he was barely able to move out there due to a hamstring injury/cramp. almost every shot he played he had to pull out of awkwardly. kane nearly won the game for NZ the 4 batsmen above him are the ones who lost it. full credit to kane, he showed immense composure and maturity to keep nz on track.

Posted by maruti123 on (October 14, 2010, 20:16 GMT)

Bangaladesh can only win in Bangladesh. They are awful overseas sometimes wonder why they were given ICC status to play. There true test will come at the world cup 2011.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:57 GMT)

@ Dhanno: you're out of your mind mate; haven't got a clue what you talking about. you're questioning his mentality? come on, he's only 20 with only 5 international caps plus the way he battled with the hamstring, speaks all about his character. It really makes me sick that idiots like you who think that they're qualified enough to make statements about something when they clearly got no knowledge about anything at all!

Posted by crazyindianfan on (October 14, 2010, 19:54 GMT)

Bangladesh in current form, WAY BETTER than Pakistan

Posted by sandyyy on (October 14, 2010, 19:31 GMT)

Styris is still in his honey moon. Havent seen him after t20 world cup. That was when he got married. Well done Bangladesh. India also was a minnow when they started. But once they got into winning, they rised to good teams. Bangladesh had lot of similar moments but did not live upto being a good team. Hope this series will change your approach for future tournaments. Gud Luck

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:12 GMT)

> Cheers , all of our player n official but sakib done very good job bowling n batting . I sorry to say , we r watching indian cricket board never ever agree to play in home . I don't know why...? After this ban vs nz series Bangladesh must be going up rating team . Thanks our Tigers. Go a-head.... Sakib n others.

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

ITS OUR TIME. And by "our" i mean ASIA ( INDIA, SRILANKA, BANGLADESH). JUST GIVE US A LITTLE MORE TIME, we still need more time to rectify our mistakes. Congrats to SAKIB. his team and the COACHES who has been a great mentor.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 19:01 GMT)

Great performance by Bangladesh Tigers!!! nice to see Sakibs Hundred on Right Time.keep it up Sakib!!! thanks.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 18:49 GMT)

> Cheers , all of our player n official but sakib done very good job bowling n batting . I sorry to say , we r watching indian cricket board never ever agree to play in home . I don't know why...? After this ban vs nz series Bangladesh must be going up rating team . Thanks our Tigers. Go a-head.... Sakib n others.

Posted by Iftekharul_Hasan_Siam on (October 14, 2010, 18:33 GMT)

though bangladesh played extremely well, i think still some change in line-up is needed. i think in place of off-form rakibul, alok kapali & aftab ahmed should be given a chance to prove himself once again. bcoz its not possible for shakib to score always the highest run for bangladesh in every matches. (even sachin doesn't score half-century/century in all matches) if in the next match shakib gets out in first ball - who will score for bangladesh? imrul, zunayed or rakibul? therefore i believe we still need alok kapali & aftab ahmed in the team. BCB should give them another chance to perform in comming zimbabwe series. another request to BCB is - please don't bring back ashraful. we had enough of him.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 18:04 GMT)

Full credit to Bangladesh team.Now they brought consistency in their game.Gud thing is the captain is leading from the front.

Posted by saddambuet on (October 14, 2010, 17:50 GMT)

well done sakib. we r relly proud of u. we get a living legend like u. we wish u can carry on ur good performance not like ashraful.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:48 GMT)

Shakib is only 23 but it seems that after playing county cricket(and take his team to first division) he matured a lot.

Posted by Maestro_of_Cricket on (October 14, 2010, 17:25 GMT)

@Dhanno: Will you give that little kid a break? I mean, cmon, it was just his 5th international match! And at the age of 20 too! If he got out earlier, NZ wouldn't have come even closer. Speaking generally, it's an invaluable win for Bangladeshi cricket, and they must ensure that they carry this form all along, through the WC and beyond. Otherwise it will be like a spark that fades away quickly; BD has gone through these sparks so many times. As for NZ, really bad signs these ahead of the WC. They surely are short of a quality fast bowler (like Bond), and their batting lineup is brittle as ever. Vettori at no.6 is stupid. You have to have a specialist batsman at that spot. And where is Styris by the way?

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

Thanks Vettori for your sporting comment. One can only but agree with the comments of CMIS. But, you know, keep on performing like this, comments wouldn't matter much. Congrats, Sakib and team; you made us proud.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 17:03 GMT)

Whadda Player !!! IceMan> Superman. Well done Tigers. You made us all proud. A series win against NZ without Tamim, Ashraful and Mashrafee makes it even more significant. The Tigers are peaking just at the right time.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:55 GMT)

i do absolutely agree with omar haider that bangladesh should mature to pick the right slot for a batting power play. you have quite rightly opined, this occasion bangladesh should had taken batting power play right after shakib's century. and mr 'CMIS' you have put a great comment about botham, holding and boycott that now "they will probably write reams on how international standards have dropped, and now New Zealand and West Indies are as bad as Bangladesh"...again, what a wonderful comment!!

Posted by mits6 on (October 14, 2010, 16:47 GMT)

@ dhanno ........one more thing THE GUY u mentioned was atleast not a match fixer ,& even single handedly won matches when his teammates fix the match to lose. eventually his characteristics made him one of the three best players of the game

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

Sakib is an Amazing player to have in any team. Best of luck Sakib and continue the same in your career.

Posted by mits6 on (October 14, 2010, 16:21 GMT)

@dhanno so guy What do u expect from a player having only 5 match experience...........and that too when not a single player settled to give him a company. he 's definitely goingto become a crucial player 4 NZ In future

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:10 GMT)

Vettori: Wait for the next match and u can learn many more............

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 16:09 GMT)

@cmis : You are perfectly right . People have to start giving the so called "minnows" some credit for some excellent cricket played . I'm Indian , but still congrats to all of you Tigers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:47 GMT)

Well done Shakib. i thing this is the best series for u & Bangladesh cricket team. batting, bowling, fielding their was excellent today as well.

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

WOw!!! Major Victory for us!!! Series won ...dream come true!!! I thought NZ was fired up for this 3rd ODI...but we pulled it away...NICE job Captain!!!. Congragulation to BD team...Job Well done boys!!!!

Posted by KALPANA. on (October 14, 2010, 15:37 GMT)

VERY GOOD SHAKIB. HE NEEDS TO BE THE PERMANENT BANGLADESH CAPTAIN IN ALL FORMATS. WHY THE HELL IS THE ''OUT OF FORM AND FITNESS'' MORTAZA BEING GIVEN THE CAPTAIN'S SEAT IS NOT UNDERSTANDABLE.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:33 GMT)

Congrats Shakib and the team. Lots of positives in the match. However, Bangladesh needs to have better strategy with the batting powerplay. They should not wait til the 46th over, they should use it when they have batsmen in crease who can make best use of it. For example, in this match they should have taken it just after Shakib's century.

Posted by Dhanno on (October 14, 2010, 15:33 GMT)

Williamson is pretty average or just a crap player. He could not win this game for his country, maybe he is not mentally strong enough. Or maybe he just played for his 100 and got out. That reminds of one guy who used to be raking up centuries in losing causes in 1990s while the next highest contribution from his teammates was 20 runs (oh and funny thing 3-4 of his teammates would take money to fix the games too). Sometimes he won the games against those odds but he didnt have the courage/stamina/zest to win all the games for his country. Same thing for williamson here. Such a useless inning, such a ordinary player :-)

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 15:20 GMT)

Sakib al Hassan is the Star of Bangladesh.He is performing very well.Hopefully he will countinue proforming coming world cup.wish him all the best.i would like to congratulate whole bangladesh team.

Posted by tigeroar on (October 14, 2010, 15:07 GMT)

i like how shakib is always talking about areas in which he and the his team can improve even after winning, something a captain should do. fantastic effort tigers, you make me proud.

Posted by ashfak59200 on (October 14, 2010, 14:47 GMT)

Hey all BD cricket team fans! congrats and good luck to all of u as ur support and pray became the benediction for the team's success. Wish all d players will be more professional day by day with a strong determination to fight before crack in any game in any where in this world. wish the board people will pay attention to make themselves more patriotic and professional with vision to improve the BANGLADESH cricket pride to the world. Nevertheless, its good day to cricket in bd. Congrats and enjoy buddy..................hahahahhahahahahahah

Posted by Mehraz13 on (October 14, 2010, 14:47 GMT)

Imran Khan, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Richard Hadlee, Shakib Al Hasan.

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

Very sporting of Vettori. As a Bangladeshi its a very happy day. One can only hope now that the 'experts' like botham, holding and boycott will give us a break. Who am I kidding, they will probably write reams on how international standards have dropped, and now New Zealand and West Indies are as bad as Bangladesh. sigh

Posted by   on (October 14, 2010, 14:30 GMT)

Proud to be a Bangladeshi!

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

shakib al hasan 3 : new zealand 0

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

Bangladesh Rocks...... I feel proud to be a Bangladeshi. .

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

A TRUE FIGHTER, we need fore players like him, great achivement for Bangladesh

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

Brilliant effort from Bangladesh to wrap up the series. This should stop the critics who have belittled the Bangladesh team for even winning againt Zimbabwe and a depleted West Indies team.

Kane had a great knock as well. If it wasnt for his cramps and his partners, he could have taken his side to a victory.

New Zealand did have the upper hand in the game in both innings but didnt capitalize.

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