Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur October 29, 2013

Rubel six-for sinks New Zealand

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Bangladesh 265 (Mushfiqur 90, Naeem 84, Neesham 4-42, Southee 3-34) beat New Zealand 162 (Elliott 71, Anderson 46, Rubel 6-26) by 43 runs (D/L method)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Rubel Hossain's six-wicket haul, including a hat-trick, turned the first ODI on its head, helping Bangladesh win by 43 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis method. The visitors were starting to get away with the game despite a steep target after the 105-minute rain break, needing 124 off the remaining 13 overs, but Rubel's spell marked the turning point.

The last time Rubel faced New Zealand in Mirpur, he took four wickets including the last one of Kyle Mills that sealed the 4-0 series win. This time, he took the wickets of Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum and James Neesham in consecutive balls in his third over, and later added two more to become only the second Bangladeshi, after Mashrafe Mortaza, to take six wickets in an ODI.

New Zealand's target was revised from the original 266 to 206 in 33 overs after heavy rain forced a long interruption 20 overs into the chase. New Zealand were behind on D/L at that stage and had there been no further play, Bangladesh would have won. Play resumed, but the visitors failed to grab their second chance. New Zealand's chase lost momentum from the promising position after rain, when they needed 86 off 60 balls before Rubel started his third over. They smashed 38 runs off the three overs immediately after the rain break, having been set a stiff total to chase.

The game changed in the 24th over. Anderson had smashed four sixes and three fours till that point and hence posed a threat to Bangladesh's chances. But he tried one too many slogs, and was bowled by Rubel off the third ball of the over.

McCullum got a ball that took off on him as he advanced on the front foot, taking a leading edge that was taken easily at point by the substitute Shamsur Rahman. Rubel had taken a hat-trick in a domestic one-day competition only last month but oddly, it escaped his attention. This time, he had the 25,000-plus crowd to remind him. He bowled a short one down the leg side and Neesham tried to flick it away. Mushfiqur Rahim took an excellent catch diving to his right, and once the umpire Enamul Haque was convinced, Rubel wildly celebrated with his team-mates, among whom was Sohag Gazi who took a Test hat-trick earlier this month in Chittagong. Rubel became the third Bangladeshi to take a ODI hat-trick, after Shahadat Hossain (2006) and Abdur Razzak (2010), both against Zimbabwe.

He added the wicket of Nathan McCullum in his fifth over to claim his maiden five-wicket haul. He claimed his sixth when Mortaza took a superb running catch in the 30th overs and the game ended at that point, because Kane Williamson, who had injured his hand while fielding, did not come out to bat.

New Zealand made a poor start to their 266-run chase. Hamish Rutherford tried to hit Gazi down the ground, but missed and was bowled in the fourth over. Grant Elliott was promoted in place of the injured Williamson, but he didn't force matters. In the 11th over, debutant Anton Devcich missed a heave across the line to Mahmudullah, to be clean bowled like Rutherford.

Ross Taylor started off luckily, under-edging one past the wicketkeeper's left-hand and one past the first slip in the same over off Mortaza. He became Rubel's first victim when he tried to cut close to his body but ended up edging to Mushfiqur. The other side of the rain break belonged to Bangladesh.

Earlier, Mushfiqur and Naeem Islam took hold of a situation that had all the makings of a typical Bangladesh collapse, when they were struggling at 25 for 3. Naeem's dour start, alongside Mushfiqur's flair, guided the home side out of trouble, as they added 154. Mushfiqur brought out a range of shots, from his favoured slog-sweep to the spinners to the more conventional cuts and drives. He played the upper-cut on a few occasions and also pushed the singles, especially when Naeem got stuck early in his innings.

Naeem took 17 balls to get off the mark, but slowly started finding the gaps. Naeem got to 50 off 75 balls, while Mushfiqur reached his half-century off 53 balls. Mushfiqur continued to be aggressive towards the latter part of his innings, but fell in the second over of the batting Powerplay, edging Neesham's off-cutter to the wicketkeeper for 90 off 97 balls. Naeem too fell to the same bowler for 84 off 115 balls, trying to hoick a slower one but edging it to the wicketkeeper.

Before that, Naeem added 51 for the sixth wicket with Mahmudullah, which was crucial because Bangladesh's usual finisher, Nasir Hossain, was out in the same over as Mushfiqur, the 37th. The New Zealand bowlers held things back in the last ten overs, conceding just 62 runs. They took four wickets in the last five overs after Naeem fell in the 45th over, with Neesham ending with four wickets. In the end, rain and Rubel came in their way.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • Lermy on November 1, 2013, 19:29 GMT

    Expect a 3-0 result. This current NZ team is the worst outfit to disgrace an international cricket pitch. They don't deserve anyone attending their games, unless you see it as a funeral. Absolute joke. They should all be out fixing the roads in Christchurch, at least there they might do some good. Isn't there a law against impersonating international cricketers? Not that anyone would be fooled!

  • azaduddin on October 30, 2013, 20:31 GMT

    I think current bd team have same batting quality as New zealand at least in the subcontinent. BD has better spinners but NZ has better pacers. plus on the ranking they are close 8th and 9th. so i m expecting a gd fight btwn these contries in the next match.

  • on October 30, 2013, 16:34 GMT

    if someone utters the word plasid track , plese send him a dvd between India vs Australia current odi series.

  • on October 30, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    Hope Sumsur Rahman will get opportunity to open BD innings with Tamim in next 2 ODI ...all the best TIGER :-)

  • on October 30, 2013, 16:08 GMT

    Absolutely horrid from New Zealand. Crikey, what a meek surrender!

  • 4Loveof_cricket on October 30, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    A very good performance by Bangladesh Team. I hope Shakib Al Hassan recovers soon. Love from Afghanistan

  • i_golam on October 30, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    Jurgensen did a great job with the team BD ! Now by days ... Team BD can not be treat like an under-dog any more !! Balanced team this what is team BD is right now !!!

  • Rana38 on October 30, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    It is the time to give chance Sumsur Rahman instead of Anamul Haque Bejoy. Well done bd.

  • on October 30, 2013, 12:15 GMT

    It was a complete performance from the Tigers. I hope they can KEEP UP this good performance throughout the series and complete the series 3-0.

  • on October 30, 2013, 11:35 GMT

    don't forget about mushfiq & naem

  • Lermy on November 1, 2013, 19:29 GMT

    Expect a 3-0 result. This current NZ team is the worst outfit to disgrace an international cricket pitch. They don't deserve anyone attending their games, unless you see it as a funeral. Absolute joke. They should all be out fixing the roads in Christchurch, at least there they might do some good. Isn't there a law against impersonating international cricketers? Not that anyone would be fooled!

  • azaduddin on October 30, 2013, 20:31 GMT

    I think current bd team have same batting quality as New zealand at least in the subcontinent. BD has better spinners but NZ has better pacers. plus on the ranking they are close 8th and 9th. so i m expecting a gd fight btwn these contries in the next match.

  • on October 30, 2013, 16:34 GMT

    if someone utters the word plasid track , plese send him a dvd between India vs Australia current odi series.

  • on October 30, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    Hope Sumsur Rahman will get opportunity to open BD innings with Tamim in next 2 ODI ...all the best TIGER :-)

  • on October 30, 2013, 16:08 GMT

    Absolutely horrid from New Zealand. Crikey, what a meek surrender!

  • 4Loveof_cricket on October 30, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    A very good performance by Bangladesh Team. I hope Shakib Al Hassan recovers soon. Love from Afghanistan

  • i_golam on October 30, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    Jurgensen did a great job with the team BD ! Now by days ... Team BD can not be treat like an under-dog any more !! Balanced team this what is team BD is right now !!!

  • Rana38 on October 30, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    It is the time to give chance Sumsur Rahman instead of Anamul Haque Bejoy. Well done bd.

  • on October 30, 2013, 12:15 GMT

    It was a complete performance from the Tigers. I hope they can KEEP UP this good performance throughout the series and complete the series 3-0.

  • on October 30, 2013, 11:35 GMT

    don't forget about mushfiq & naem

  • on October 30, 2013, 11:32 GMT

    Everybody missing an important stuff is that these days umpires are giving Better decisions against us than ever before , e.g: LBW

  • dhola8191 on October 30, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    Taking two or three wickets in a over is always a great achievement for any bowler in any format of cricket. Bangladeshi bowlers are doing this now a days. Hope they will continue . On the other side of light , losing two or three wickets in an over is a matter of great worry for any team. BD batsmen are also doing this!! so be confident , at the same time be cautious when you are batting. We are now in a position where we have to win matches like this and the series.

  • Atiqur_Rahman on October 30, 2013, 11:14 GMT

    Many congratulations to Rubel, Mushfiqur, Naeem, Gazi and others of Bangladesh team. Very well done.

  • on October 30, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    Great match by the Bangladeshi boys. Keep it up

  • on October 30, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    Honestly ... this is the first time i have seen Rubel bowl this way... i never expect Rubel before. From now on..Rubel ... we are looking forward more of this

  • on October 30, 2013, 8:45 GMT

    Did not expect this from R Hossain.Great job dude.

  • ahmad_haq on October 30, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    I think BD team showed they have lot of resources to win a match. They proved their potentiality to be new BATTING POWER in World Cricket.

  • Jadejafan on October 30, 2013, 7:28 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh! the team is improving. I expect at least a 2-1 series win from you guys.

  • on October 30, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Beautiful cricket of Rubel hussain Mushfiq&Naeem Thanks to all and Good luck Bangladesh cricket team go ahead!!!

  • SarfBD on October 30, 2013, 6:58 GMT

    It's really funny that people are looking for excuse against us. And most of them aren't NZ fans. But the fact is rain caused both teams problems. Mashrafe, Gazi and Razzak bowled 6,5 and 4 overs before the interruption. They had only 4 overs left. Part timers and Rubel (who is know for expensive spells) had to ball rest of the 9 overs. Also NZ had the powerplay left. Luckily Rubel stepped up. And then again, 124 from 13 overs with 7 wickets in hand is more suitable for a team packed with hard hitters than 184 from 30 overs with 7 wickets. Even Cory Anderson thought so.People are forgetting that NZ weren't in commanding position before the break. I like NZ team and usually cheer for them when they aren't playing against us. But it's pity how some people are trying to rob the credit we deserve.

  • kaveera on October 30, 2013, 6:47 GMT

    This bangla side is a different team all together from the team which used happy with a 200+ score, no matter win or loss... Now they have got the potential to beat any big Brothers..!!!

  • on October 30, 2013, 6:46 GMT

    Great job done by Bangladesh specially Naim Islam, Mushfiq and ofcourse Rubel Hossain...Good Lunck for next two games

  • on October 30, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    @ Rick_T: Can undsten u dont want to give any credit to BD after this thrash, its fine. But luck helps BD to win,who dont belive dont know cricket, that rubbish. Ithink u dont knw anything abt cricket. According to your luck concept NZ loosing 3 early wicket, Rubel's hatrik is also a luck right? Remember SHAKIB was not in and no replacement can fulfil his position in BD. Wish his presence cud have huge difference. Remember K. Wiliamson injured was part of game and if u think he alone cud change that game after a hartic then i shud say really u dont know anything abt cricket, go and learn.

  • ashekahmed on October 30, 2013, 6:40 GMT

    congratulations to bangladesh cricket team.u guys improved fast and now a days u can beat any team in the world cricket any time.....waiting for a world cup victory from u .may allah help u always.

  • on October 30, 2013, 6:39 GMT

    I was in Stadium and sat just the behind gallery where Rubel Hossain was placed in straight when Mashrafe was bowling. What I observed is that Rubel had been following every potential delivery of Mashrafe Mortaza on the Digital screen attentively. At that time I guessed that Rubel is going to be burning today & the result was very charming to me; 6/26 Wow!

  • CricketingStargazer on October 30, 2013, 6:33 GMT

    Bangladesh are definitely closing the gap on the Big Eight sides. They are becoming much harder to beat at home and are winning ODIs regularly. It's the sort of evolution that New Zealand had themselves: for years they were laughed at and games against them were only scheduled as an afterthought (if scheduled at all) until they first started to draw regularly and then started to win both matches and series. For Bangladesh the step of winning a Test against a Big Eight side and even more, a series, still look some way off, but it no longer looks quite such an implausible prospect: every side touring is going to ask itself if they will be the first to fall.

  • on October 30, 2013, 6:26 GMT

    this is a very good result for us. with rain or without rain, we have the ability to beat this NZ team. both the team pretty balanced and even. I wish Bangladesh to win the series by 3-0.

  • Rick_T on October 30, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    Lermy - You think that New Zealand should be an Associate country and that the Netherlands would be a good replacement?

    NZ's ODI rating is 87 while the Netherlands' rating is 13.

    If that is not self-explanatory enough for you, how about the Netherlands' results against Top 8 countries? They have played Top 8 countries on 20 occasions and lost every single match. And you want to replace NZ with the Netherlands?

  • Rick_T on October 30, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    Anyone who thinks that luck played no part in BD's win doesn't know anything about cricket.

    If there is the possibility of rain in an ODI, the team batting 2nd will take that into account during their innings and try to stay within range of the moving D/L target. However, as correspondents (including the Cricinfo editor) noted, the forecast was for no rain and it just appeared out of nowhere. So that was bad luck for NZ.

    The other bit of bad luck was Williamson (one of NZ's best batsmen) not batting at all. At the time of the rain delay, when NZ were 3 down, instead of having 3 specialist batsmen left (including the captain), they only had 2. That's a big difference when you are chasing a revised target of 9.54 runs per over for 13 overs. BD not having Shakib is irrelevant as they were able to replace him with another player before the game.

    Luck plays a part in every cricket match and many other sports. Usually it doesn't alter the result of a game but of course, sometimes it does.

  • Solid_Snake on October 30, 2013, 5:27 GMT

    @ bangla_slog:I guess you have forgotten the Cardiff match? You people forget your own heroes.That's sad. A Victory against Australia..Don't tell me that BD people see it as no big deal..

    PS:Btw what's the highest Avg of any BD batsman?40,50?That batsmen ever helped BD win against Australia (in the era when Australians were considered as invincible )??Or that high Avg ever helped BD win against other top Ranked teams? 22 Avg does not mean that the batsman has scored 22 runs in every match.Just look at the contribution of Ashraful every time BD defeated high ranked teams.. Try to respect your heroes. I'm a Pakistani & i admire Ashraful..

  • on October 30, 2013, 5:16 GMT

    Bangladesh played well.They would have played much better if they got enough chance to play more international cricket.The cricket power houses like India,Australia,SA and England are refused to play cricket with BD. They think BD are not that much mature to play cricket to their level though they have lost against BD.I reckon they are jealous of BD and afraid of being looser.

  • IND_BAAL on October 30, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    Trust me we are on the right way & every matches we are playing we are giving the proves. So called "TOP 8" fans needs to get it and it's no more honeymoon against Banlgadesh. Next match shamshur should play...Anamul is very talented but he is nervous so far. He needs time to get prepared. i love NZ cricket for past years and they are true ambassador of the game of cricket

  • INDSlider on October 30, 2013, 5:01 GMT

    Congrat Bangladesh. You are a beauty. You have improved quite fast. You are no longer a minow. You can beat any top team in the world even my team. It is good to see the improvement of your medium facers. Mortaza and Rubel are good players and they will definitely improve more in future. Your spinners like Gazi, Sakib and Razak are definitely world class. They will soon get in the class of Warne, Murali, Ajmal, Narine, Herath. You have a good set of batsmen. Mominul, Sakib, Musfiqar, Asraful and Tamim are good players. @SLslider: Are you scared of your Indian teams future. I know in the current form Bangladesh team can easily thrash your ordinary team. Bangaladesh bowlers are definitely ahead of your ordinary bowlers...rofl

  • on October 30, 2013, 4:59 GMT

    Matador ... did you forget the last Srilanka Tour ... Bangladesh drawn the ODI series 1-1 :)

  • IND_BAAL on October 30, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    @INDSLIDER...Congratulation Bangladesh & also well played Bangladesh....Most of the Bangladeshi cricket fans love NZ because of their sports man ship... waiting for the rest of the series

  • on October 30, 2013, 4:40 GMT

    well done Bangladesh from a kiwi you've improve a lot and are starting to show potential against quality sides

  • fahmim on October 30, 2013, 4:37 GMT

    SLSlider, we didn't have Shakib Al Hassan, one of the top all-rounders in the world. NZ were way behind when the rain came, because they'd lost too many wickets. Matter of fact, they never looked in the hunt apart from the three overs after rain.

    black_bird, "bd is not good yet, but improving"? Is that why India has never hosted us for a bilateral? Because we're not good enough? Remember what we did to you the last time you played us, in the Asia Cup? We pulped up your 'killer' bowlers and chased 290+. Here's the reminder.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/engine/match/535797.html

  • Mak_BD on October 30, 2013, 4:33 GMT

    Congrats BD! Two more to go...

  • on October 30, 2013, 4:30 GMT

    Lol, victory thanks to the person I least expected it from. Well done Rubel, good game NZ. Keep improving Bangladesh, we can do so much better :)

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on October 30, 2013, 4:21 GMT

    I think Naeem Islam should be in the team even after shakib comes back, perhaps anamul can be given break. What do you Bd fans think ?

  • black_bird on October 30, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    @Albert_cambell. glad to hear that , you only missed kenny williamson. i thought you might miss fleming,astle,cairns,bond,crowe,hadlee. get a life mate. Not sure, how many players will be missed by you when newzeland will tour india. absolute trashing is waiting for them. On the other hand, bd is not good yet. but they are improving.They need some killer bowler like ashwin,jadeja,ishant sharma.

  • Oliur_Rahman on October 30, 2013, 3:50 GMT

    The best player of the team are out.but they win this match.wonderful match..wonderful bowling from Rubel.GO TIGERS...

  • hasib9 on October 30, 2013, 3:39 GMT

    The 1st ODI didn't really prove which one of the two teams is the strongest. For BD, Shakib was ill, Tamim got out cheaply, and Mominul had bad luck with the run out. All 3 left handed, in-form batsmen were out of the question. For NZ, Williamson was injured, and the weather also played a role. Looking forward to the next ODI; hopefully nice weather and everyone is fit. Congrats to Rubel; I still don't have a lot of faith in him though based on performance in recent past. Hopefully Shamsur will be opening in the next match. After the run out, the selectors should not hesitate too much.

  • on October 30, 2013, 3:39 GMT

    To say Bangladesh was lucky, is totally wrong. Luck can play a role in the case of one dismissal or two. One cannot ride on their luck to take out a total of 10 batsmen. Bangladesh was in serious trouble at the start. Then Mushy steadied the ship with wonderful grit and determination. What did luck have to do with that? We were unlucky to lose Mominul. But here Luck was against us. This is a team sport and if two or 3 players click a side can create majic. The Tigers are now a more mature side. They do not ride on the backs of one or two stars anymore. The team has enough depth to ride out an early collapse. On a good day, in the shorter format they can outplay even the best.

  • rydwan78 on October 30, 2013, 3:29 GMT

    Amanul is consistently doing poor batting. Lack of confidence cost he Monimul wicket. I think, he needs a break . He should be replaced by Shamsur Rahman.

  • Manik_mia on October 30, 2013, 3:25 GMT

    I am really happy to see Mushi and Naeem stuck together and saved the day. I would have liked even more to see one of them stayed until the end and complete the Century. Specially Naeem should have just played back-foot the last over of Southee. That was his last over anyway. Couple of single in that over should have been enough. Anyway, finally Ruble saved the game for BD. Hopefully he continues the same. I have good hope for him in ODI. Mushrafe also did good. Even though he could not get any wicket his line and pace kept the run rate low. So NZ was under pressure during his bowling. Lets hope another good game tomorrow.

  • Big_Maxy_Walker on October 30, 2013, 3:23 GMT

    why exactly is McCullum still getting picked? hopeless in tests, badly out of form in one dayers. Basically just a T20 player these days. Meanwhile, Luke Ronchi is waiting in the wings in form and ready to go. I would parachute hum in immediately

  • Mushtanda on October 30, 2013, 3:22 GMT

    @imranulKabir yes, i am guessing you're celebrating even when you guys lost the series to Zim? and that wasn't too long ago you know.

  • Skittled on October 30, 2013, 3:06 GMT

    Congrats on a good win Bangladesh, from and NZ fan.

  • SUPER_SIX on October 30, 2013, 3:06 GMT

    Just watched Rubel Hat- trick on youtube . Actually he did nothing to get the hat-trick. All 3 wickets were just bad batting..

  • NZCricketfan1 on October 30, 2013, 3:01 GMT

    Well done BD!

    A disappointing game for NZ. 1. Taylor and Mac both failed. - What's going on with our best players? 2. Rutherford and Devich seem less than what we can offer. Guptill/Ryder in ODI's has a very nice ring to it. 3.Duckworth Lewis did not favour us this time. Well that was our captains fault why did we not bat? 4. Kane out of tour. Oh well.... 5. Our coach... don't start me. He is picking some good talent but that's where it stops.

    Very inexperienced kiwi team but some good talent. Need our premier batsman to bat with some application. Particularly our captain.

  • on October 30, 2013, 2:57 GMT

    Welldone Bangladesh !! Perform like that will shut the mouth of haters.

  • indirockz on October 30, 2013, 2:32 GMT

    Okay BD won the match. Definitely an improvement in the way they accept the challenge and stand up to it. But let's not over drag it. I mean it's no. 8 vs no. 9 team on the ICC cricket rankings. Both teams are pretty much similar (except T20 where NZ is much better many) and stop crying over BD won despite of star Shakib. NZ is also playing w/o their star Martin Guptil who single handedly dominated SAF and Poms. Nevertheless congratulations to team BD....India still rocks.....:)

  • Legaleagle on October 30, 2013, 2:29 GMT

    Bangladesh clearly need assistance from rain God to save them. Well played though!! :)

  • BenGundry on October 30, 2013, 2:28 GMT

    Well done Rubel and well done Bangladesh.

    BB McCullum's form is getting steadily worse. Sure anyone can get out first ball but there was batting to come and the RRR was still achievable in the modern (T20) world. McCullum should have made sure he saw out a couple of balls and then lifted the tempo - what was he doing advancing on his first ball?

    Also Elliott has to score quicker. When the rain came down NZ was well behind the DL score and that was partially because Elliott and Rutherford had a lot of dot balls.

  • on October 30, 2013, 2:22 GMT

    It's very nice to see Bangladesh is doing better as a team. More performers are performing and taking responsibilities. If they can continue with this form, they have a great chance to do well in the coming Series against Sri Lanka in the in the January of 2014.

  • on October 30, 2013, 1:53 GMT

    @Trickza Please read the comments by Corey Anderson in cricinfo!! He said rain got in favor of New Zealand!! You need to understand cricket better!!!

  • MichaelBurton on October 30, 2013, 1:47 GMT

    These are the factors for NZ loss,

    (1) Influence of weather and revised target

    (2) Absence of Williamson and Gauptil

    (3) Flat tracks that helps only medium facers but not the real fast bowlers (similar to the pitches in SL)

    But still NZ can be happy because there emerging talent like Anderson and Neesham are rich and in form. They will bounce back in the remaining 2 matches

  • tigers_eye on October 30, 2013, 1:12 GMT

    Congratulation to both teams. Especial thanks to NZ for visiting us. May we can be a gracious host outside the field. Those who know tennis, this is just trying to hold serve (at home). NZ is still better than us. See the rankings. Best wishes to BD team and win another one. One game at a time. Prayers for Shakib to get well from Dengue.

  • Rafelgibt on October 30, 2013, 1:04 GMT

    Here it is 1 gone 2 to go for the 'Banglawash'.I would not say anything to RUBEL but only congrats him with Mushfiq,Naeem and the fielding side of BAN.But i must say our JERSEY really looks AWFUL.By any mean it doesn't look like the JERSEY represents Bangladesh.

  • QTS_ on October 30, 2013, 1:01 GMT

    BD spin attack was not as penetrative as expected, but Rubel compensated for it. It is unlikely than Rubel can repeat his performance or become more thrifty in the next matches. On the contrary, Southee and Neesham will probably bowl just as well. So tough contest awaits.

    Fun facts: 1. In 2010, NZ lost the first match after rain interrupted their chase. 2. Only in 2004, NZ won the first match of the ODI series against BD played in Bangladesh.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on October 30, 2013, 0:45 GMT

    Naeem seems improved and definitely he should have played in tests (perhaps in place of anamul) ... I am surprised he wasnt picked for the test series !

  • choppa13 on October 30, 2013, 0:21 GMT

    Not only did we lose the match but we have also lost our best batsmen on the tour with Williamson flying home with a fractured thumb he's going to miss the Sri Lanka tour and is in doubt for the first test against the west Indies. Just when he was starting to perform how we know he can this happens. Will NZ ever be able to field there first choice eleven

  • WonkyBail on October 30, 2013, 0:08 GMT

    A rare win because of D/L and watch out world the Tigers are coming, I bet the odds of them winning a game away from home, ever, have been slashed to 1 zillion to one.

  • tigers_on_role on October 29, 2013, 23:49 GMT

    Not rain @Trickza some good bowling. Remember Hamish Ratherford Wicket? (sorry if I got the spelling wrong) and the other two before rain interval? They were pure skills.

    Hey, I respect NewZealand and you trying to defend your beloved country. But give the guys credit for what they achieved Bangladesh did it on their own and it is a result of constant improvement which was missing from earlier years. We are playing a set of players for a long time and now harvesting the fruites. It took long enough but it is here nonetheless.

  • Masking_Tape on October 29, 2013, 23:39 GMT

    Summery of this and usual comment section in B'desh related articles: As soon as couple of quick wickets falls (as if BD is the only team to lose early wickets), they start to criticize. B'desh comes back into the game, therefore, the opponent must be bowling bad. The opponents start chasing well = some more criticisms. B'desh gets break throughs, pitch is bad, Bdesh needs to stop making spinning wickets, dust bowl. Bdesh loses, whether it's T20, ODI or warm up, they call for their Test status. And last but not least, my favorite, BDesh wins, "oh they can only win at home. They are just lucky. They could never do this aboard". Ok, even couple of years ago, they couldn't do that. Now they're doing it regularly, so either you give them credit for winning, or say they improved. It has to be one of the two. Lastly, don't you dare say "they can't win away" just to diminish their home performance. Baring Eng, there is not a single team who can win away these days. Not a single team.

  • on October 29, 2013, 23:30 GMT

    @Albert_cambell so you claim the match would be in NZ's favor if Williamson played? You claim that he can play spin very well? Well last time I checked the scoreboard, 7 out of the 9 wickets were from pacers(1 Mashrafe, 6 Rubel). Don't think your precious Williamson, as great a prospect he is, would have changed much. Also Bangladesh dominated the game all day, don't blame the rain for the loss. The batting was superb especially how the middle to lower order held the game moving by at least getting 3-5 runs per over. Even in bowling you hard hitters were gone and you were stuck at 82 runs for 20 runs. I can proudly say that Bangladesh has a really decent bowling line up with some standing above others. I'm not really a Rubel fan, either but great game we really need that second pacer.

  • on October 29, 2013, 23:24 GMT

    Great victory for Bangladesh. I hope the BCCI invites them for a for a full series (Atleast 3 test + 5 ODIs). It would make great financial sense too considering the Bangladesh market is huge. It would be keenly followed among the Bangladeshi diaspora too particularly in the US.

  • on October 29, 2013, 23:22 GMT

    what up talk sense its just a game cricket is a gentle men game

  • on October 29, 2013, 23:22 GMT

    Thanks Robert Roemer, I agree with you, any good show of cricket is good for our lovely game Cricket, whatever who did it. I love to see good cricket. Thanks everyone for seeing our rising in cricket wore.

  • on October 29, 2013, 23:21 GMT

    It was so exciting game! Tigers make their noise on time . Now New Zealand Are waiting for Banglawash :)

  • kc69 on October 29, 2013, 23:03 GMT

    I still believe that bangladesh are very tough to beat in home conditions

  • on October 29, 2013, 22:52 GMT

    Owww I'm proud of u rubal u r the best??

  • Ruhelahmed on October 29, 2013, 22:46 GMT

    @cricketSkills, you mentioned and I quote

    "btw Bangladesh jersey looks sick!!! and players fit and confident as ever!!

    Is the word "sick" as u mentioned means fabulous or pathetic ? Thnx for your comments Anyway. I strongly believe BD has one of the best die heart supporters in and out of the stadium and the players are becoming matured everyday. It's no more picnic for the top 8 teams, time has come for rest of the world to take BD seriously .

  • on October 29, 2013, 22:40 GMT

    @advanced_donkeys...congrats mate..you have just justified the second word of your nick with your brilliant(!!!) comment :P bravo :D

  • on October 29, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    I dont mind anyone call bd team a minnow because it doesn't matter what people says or reviews eventually they would perish, what is the matter is the raising trend by bd teams as an emerging threat to the cricket world for the time being i pretty sure they are doing well and must maintain the pace for the betterment of cricket.

  • on October 29, 2013, 22:00 GMT

    How Bangladesh are still behind Zimbabwe in the rankings is beyond me - at least Bangladesh actually play matches regularly...

  • on October 29, 2013, 21:57 GMT

    i dont understand whats wrong with some fans here. i haven't seen any kewie player claiming a hatrick in the last year. and they are taking about how bad Rubel's hatrick ball was. comon guys you guys should be worried that New Z eland is not a quality side any more even un ranked team could take a chance against them.

  • Joamiq on October 29, 2013, 21:45 GMT

    @Trickza: Rain had little to do with it. Bangladesh took 9 NZ wickets before the end of the 30th over. They won fair and square. There's nothing to suggest NZ would have reached the total, rain or not. In fact, Corey Anderson said that the rain actually helped NZ, and it's true - the RRR was steadily increasing up until the interruption, and then NZ took advantage of the situation and came out blazing afterwards. But they were beaten by Rubel.

    This NZ squad is pretty good, but Bangladesh isn't bad either, especially when they manage to get a contribution from a pacer. It's been a very entertaining series. Looking forward to the 2nd match.

  • on October 29, 2013, 21:38 GMT

    bd played awsome ....its party time now....enjoys tigersss ...we want 3-0 n hate dis rain ..plzz stay away rain.

  • Smash42 on October 29, 2013, 21:27 GMT

    Well done to Bangladesh. Certain fans (SLslider and Albert Campbell) need to realise that Bangladesh are overtaking NZ. I agree with Lermy, NZ's days in the international cricket fold should be numbered. They have slipped below mediocre and and now simply abysmal.

  • on October 29, 2013, 21:26 GMT

    The best thing about the Tigers is that u never know who is going to sparkle. Tamim came and went (like he often does); Mominul was unlucky; Nasir didn't try hard enough. So Mushy decided to pick up the slack. He is like the Dhoni - leads from the front. When u have a skipper who leads by example, then victory is inevitable.

  • HatersAreOrdinary on October 29, 2013, 21:13 GMT

    @trickza this is for you "The rain actually brought it back to where we would have liked it," Anderson said. "It became a shortened game with the big hitters down the order. You cannot take anything away from Rubel, he bowled very well. Hat-tricks don't come around often. A cluster like that will always make a difference in the game. The hat-trick didn't do us any favours at all." read the article before commenting please

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on October 29, 2013, 21:12 GMT

    Naeem Islam definitely should have played in tests (perhaps in place of anamul). Solid batsman he is and I am surprised he wasnt picked in test series !

  • on October 29, 2013, 21:09 GMT

    I am not getting one thing....why BD & NZ fans are fighting against one another??? Come on guys!!!Its just a game. Isn't it supposed to bring us close,make us friend!!!

  • on October 29, 2013, 20:49 GMT

    BD still has the same 11 men side, only more performers. I think it takes lots of pressure off everyone in the team to know that, should he fail, any other team mate can put on a good show. This is not the team anymore which relied on Shakib, Tamim and Mashrafe only. As for NZ, I don't think they should feel too bad. Some of their youngsters are showing good signs and I think NZ will be strongly back on their feet soon. NZ fans should consider the fact that it's difficult for any team to win against this BD team at their home. In fact, they are quite capable of troubling big names abroad too. (BD fan here)

  • on October 29, 2013, 20:35 GMT

    I'm an Aussie and I think it's absolutely fantastic seeing Bangladesh coming up in the ranks. Well done, and I hope they continue, its good for cricket, and of course Bangladesh.

  • Trickza on October 29, 2013, 20:29 GMT

    That was one of the worst balls I have ever see to claim a hatrick, but I would take it. End of the day the rain saved BD.

  • crazycricketfan4life on October 29, 2013, 20:15 GMT

    Great Win Bangladesh and it is always nicer to see such a dominating performance from this time with Shakib in the sidelines. Let's not kid ourselves with another whitewash as this NZ team is a strong ODI unit with some very strong performers. The new breed that they have are proving themselves steadily in world cricket and I expect a strong showing. All BD needs to do is just join where they left off and not to take this extremely dangerous unit too lightly. I hope we win 2-1 but a strong fight will ensue to ensure that. Best of luck Tigers

  • Captainman on October 29, 2013, 20:00 GMT

    No worries New Zealand. Even West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka even England have struggled against Bangladesh in the last few years and finding them competitive. New Zealand I must admit are producing very promising youngsters and can easily see them in future breaking into top 5 in certain formats.

    I request ICC is to assist and give more matches for Bangladesh. Its not just the performance of Bangladesh that have been impressive over the last few years but the amount of interest and crowd it generates is simply astonishing and up there amongst the best.

    btw Bangladesh jersey looks sick!!! and players fit and confident as ever!!

  • on October 29, 2013, 19:59 GMT

    BD deserve for that this guys are really promising ... keep iit up

  • on October 29, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    "Thanks To Rubel"

  • Fogu on October 29, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    @ JohnChang; BD does not have anybody better than Tamim as an opener. He is averaging 37.8 in ODIs since Asia cup. Instead of dropping Tamim, we need another decent opening batsmen to partner with him. One thing most BD batsmen need to learn is to rotate the strikes through singles and doubles. We are too shot happy which leads to throwng away our wickets. However, we are getting better. We are not there yet but definitely better than ever before. Go Tigers!

  • r0ketman on October 29, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    @Albert_cambell: Since you noted BD got lucky, that means NZ is a much better team, why else would BD need luck to beat NZ? If that is the case, why would NZ batting line up collapse (that would require Kane to hold up one end)? Batting collapses happen against strong bowling attack. NZ had MCCullum, and Taylor, two very highly rated world class players who could easily prevent the collapse againt a mediocre (which you are illuding to) team. Your post contradicts itself. The fact is, the better team won, and BD did not have their best player on the line up.

  • AdamShadam on October 29, 2013, 19:49 GMT

    Actually don't take Bangladesh as minces! they are not only good in home condition, but lately this new tiger team have given troubles and threatened to shame Big names too! Today's game was vary fair cricket all round! congrats to BD.

  • on October 29, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    Went to bed when the 2 Bangladeshi batsmen were rebuilding but thought NZ should have it in the bag and win but wow good performance from Bangladesh to win without Shakib.

    But I have to say Bangladesh need to work on their running between wickets because last night was comical.

  • on October 29, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    total team effort. cngratulations bangladesh cricket team and specially rubel, mushi and six'r naeem.....

  • on October 29, 2013, 19:34 GMT

    Don u think we BD celebrate too often nowadays! Don u think we show no less arrogance than the supporters of top cricket nations? Don u think some ppl are dying to see us out of test cricket just to protect their so called superiority? and Don you think one of our neighbor is scared of inviting us to play at there ground lest they loose against us? YES and YES! accept it or not! We are the cricket super power! [ I know! some will try to fend me off for becoming more happy for less success! But I know my celebration has become a habit as I do it more often!

  • Tokai69 on October 29, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    Congrats Tigers for awesome performance! I don't think Anamul should be replaced by Nayim,........ if I am not wrong, Nayim would be flop next few matches for sure!

  • on October 29, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    we the BANGLADESHI are eagerly looking for another banglawash against New zealand.we have proved that we are strong enough where shakib the best alrounder did not play the match.on the other hand tamim,mr.consistant tamim & mominul did not performe well but Bangladesh had been able to manage enough score to win the match.salute BANGLADESH TEAM.AND I AM PROUD TO BE A BANGLADESHI.......

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 29, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    Congratulations BD. Now let's see that whitewash !! :D

  • on October 29, 2013, 19:11 GMT

    BD will win win the next wordcup.

  • dulabhai on October 29, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    First of all, congrats to BD. We'd like to see 3-0 or at least 2-1. Secondly, please DROP Tamim. I don't understand why this guy is still playing cricket. Is it because his uncle is in the selection committee? Really, he needs to GO and do whatever he needs to do as long as it's not cricket. Lastly, I've seen in another thread some people were talking about bring back Junaid and Nafees. Please DON'T. Those guys are bad news. They can't play cricket either.

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    Bangladesh always hungry for win..day by day being. powerful ..

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:57 GMT

    Great win Bangladesh. I have seen Bangladesh lose so many matches in the past, I am very inquisitive to know who is the Coach and Manager of the Bangladesh team. You guys are world class. I hope Sri Lanka (I am a Sri Lankan) would get its act together; before long Bangladesh could beat Sri Lankan, in Sri Lanka. I am very happy for Bangladesh!

  • I_Love_My_India on October 29, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    Well done BD. You deserved that win. Hope you can continue the same form against other countries in their soil.

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    I want to good position Bangladesh cricket team in the cricket world.

  • iceaxe on October 29, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    Doh NZ! But really,.. nice one Bangladesh. A stylish win and well deserved.

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    Let's have a look at the performance of Bangladesh Team V/s New Zealand: BAN Won the last FIVE ODIs the teams played.... I know We r Not Best team in the world But we r getting Better :)

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:45 GMT

    batting ,spin bowling ok in bangaladesh lineup but they still find some finest talent for fast bowling if they have to continue there winning habit they should improve fast bowling department , today fast bowling came to mark but that's should be consistent ,anyway well done & good luck for future

  • Warm_Coffee on October 29, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    Now I know why New Zealand wanted to play a 3 match series lol can't believe Bangladesh have only played 9 one-day games last year and same this year. We need more ODI Cricket even if its against associates otherwise it will take long to develop. Next matches drop Anamul bring in Shamsur, move Naeem upto 3 so he can anchor the innings. Anamul is not ready simple as that.

  • Solid_Snake on October 29, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    @ bangla_slog:I guess you have forgotten the Cardiff match? You people forget your own heroes.That's sad. A Victory against Australia..Don't tell me that BD people see it as no big deal..

    PS:Btw what's the highest Avg of any BD batsman?40,50?That batsmen ever helped BD win against Australia (in the era when Australians were considered as invincible )??Or that high Avg ever helped BD win against other top Ranked teams? 22 Avg does not mean that the batsman has scored 22 runs in every match.Just look at the contribution of Ashraful every time BD defeated high ranked teams.. Try to respect your heroes. I'm a Pakistani & i admire Ashraful..

  • Thriller_Tiger on October 29, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    @Albert_Campbell: I think you are not looking to say NZ lost because your 'best player of spin williamson' didn't come to bat! Am I right? Because today Rubel, BD pacer played great role taking 6 wickets, not spinners!

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    wassssuppppp Bd bro/sis, 2 more victories and we go up a ranking :) BTW where are all the NZ fans who found BD fans to be too arrogant !!

  • ThatsJustCricket on October 29, 2013, 18:40 GMT

    Well played BD. Keep it coming.

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    well i would say that we need to play more than 15 ODI match per year.I will request to the ICC that to provide more game like India so we can show our performance more better ... keep going on BD...

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:32 GMT

    bangla_slog: Still he won two of the biggest game bangladesh ever won. Ask any opponent captain whom they feared most in bd team at his time despite his poor average.

  • gsingh7 on October 29, 2013, 18:32 GMT

    well done bangladesh. nz is at same level of bangladesh these days. their youngsters are overrated and i expect 3-0 win for bangladesh . last time nz came to bangladesh they were whitewashed 4-0 by them. hope we see similar scoreline. come on bangladesh win 3-0 here.

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    @sheenbob, really ? i havent heard any of the commentators say that mushi is the next sachin and 6 of your 8 bowlers were poor today,so this is true that "the NZers are bowling very poorly". why cant you accept the fact that we played better cricket than you ? n talking about ranking ? if we win the series 3-0 we will be ahead of you in the ranking mate.

  • Bangladesh_Forever on October 29, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    Don't mean to spoil the amazement of BD fans but there were few loose ends in this victory, which Bangladesh must get rid of. Firstly, our opening stand. Secondly, we again turned our batting power-play against ourselves in the first inning, which opened the gate of collapse and again our tail-end batsmen failed to capitalize and make a secure position - we were at least 15-20 runs short. Finally, in the second inning, before the rain, the game was even, if not Anderson and Elliot were taking NZ to slight advantage despite early strikes. All they had to do is to rotate the strike and keep wicket to finish the game (we've seen, after the rain, how much capable they are to accelerate the scoring rate - thanks to Rubel's incredible spell, they were undone!). My point is our spinners must bowl more accurately, esp. Razzak, to all-out NZ (don't forget Williamson didn't bat). Shortly, we should prove our worth by sustaining their comeback in the next match.

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:23 GMT

    A request to ICC, Please give us more matches(at least ODI)...We are hungry to play more games...I just give an comparison between the number of ODI played by BD and INDIA----BD have played just 6 odi matches this year before today's game and played just 9 ODI last year in 2012...whereas INDIA have already played 29 ODI Matches in 2013...and 35+ ODI in 2012.....

  • bangla_slog on October 29, 2013, 18:18 GMT

    Ha ha, someone mentioned Ashraful. Dude, he scored 22 runs per match. He was not a match winner for Bangladesh. He will not be missed by any team with that batting average.

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:08 GMT

    fans from neighboring country of BD doesnt like it.. they feel irritated when BD won against top nations..

  • bbnn on October 29, 2013, 18:07 GMT

    These BD players mastering an art, take hatricks in test or ODIs, amazing! Well played BD - From India

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:07 GMT

    whatever u say, Bangladesh playing well enough day by day. And now they have enough capability to beat other strong team. So other country should respect Bangladesh. specially thnx Rubal for today.

  • fr600 on October 29, 2013, 18:03 GMT

    Well played both teams, especially BD for outperforming NZ. LOL @Albert_cambell, following international cricket is probably a bad idea for him.

  • kiwicricketnut on October 29, 2013, 18:03 GMT

    Well i must admit i went to bed at the break thinking 260 on that wicket would be easy, well done bangladesh, you must of bowled really well, what is it with you guys and hat tricks or more to the point whats with our batters and hat tricks, any way you obviously deserve the win so well done, hopefully we pull finger in the next game and sqaure it up for a thrilling decider although after that i wouldn't bet on it thats for sure.

  • SaadRocx on October 29, 2013, 18:01 GMT

    Congratulations to Bangladesh from Pakistan..Well played... :)

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:00 GMT

    well played by bangladesh team & good luck 4 the next match

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    Let's have a look at the performance of Bangladesh Team: ............. - V/s India: Won the last time the teams played each other...!! - V/s Sri Lanka: Won the last time the teams played each other...!! - V/s West Indies: Won the last SERIES the teams played...!! - V/s New Zealand: Won the last FIVE ODIs the teams played...!! - V/s England: Won the last time the teams played each other...!! - V/S Zimbabwe: Won the last time the teams played each other..!! - V/s Ire Land: Won the last time the teams played each other...!! - V/s South Africa: Won the last time the teams played each other (it was in T20 in tri-series featuring Zimbabwe)...!! ..........only Australia left,.. :/.. it is high time we didn't face them...!! Tigers are no more the minnows! We are moving towards the right direction and moving towards glory! Beware of the tigers! #Beware_of_Tigers..!!

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:57 GMT

    so produ of the tigers..you guys just made my day .. :)

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:57 GMT

    Rubel has a hat-trick in domestic cricket held in last month.

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:57 GMT

    Cricket world!! be careful!! Be very careful!! WE ARE COMING!!! B|

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:57 GMT

    Some of the commenters are not not happy with the victory of Bangladesh. Don't know why? But, one thing they should keep on their mind. Bangladesh is going to get win over their team.

  • TheRisingTeam on October 29, 2013, 17:56 GMT

    Wow! brilliant Bangladesh. What impressed me about this so called 'minnow' is that they played as a team and that got us the win. Usually when Bangladesh are 25/3 early on its a total collapse but now we can certainly rebuild from that. Bangladesh is obviously improving and just look at the crowd today because the future of Bangladesh Cricket is clear and simply exciting. Can't believe our team has only played 9 ODIs last year and looks like the same this year otherwise Bangladesh would've easily climbed up the ranking table had they gotten just as many games as this so called "top 8".

    The funny thing is that Bangladesh lost the toss and best player not playing and still thrashed New Zealand.

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:55 GMT

    Credit must be given to someone who deserves credit. I think this is the best we have seen from Rubel in a recent time. Undoubtedly.......won the match for BD!

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:53 GMT

    Congrats Rubel; for your brilliant comeback...

  • Ammo666 on October 29, 2013, 17:51 GMT

    Congratulations Tigers!!!

  • Lermy on October 29, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    NZ performance is right where you would expect it to be. Rock bottom. Bangladesh clearly the better side on any given day, in any format. Its a changing of the guard at the lower echelons, although BD are on their way up, whereas NZ cricket has pretty much bottomed out, until they get replaced by one of the associate countries, and the sooner the better. Give another team a chance to play like they care. The Netherlands would beat NZ on current form, effort and attitude.

  • Iceman29 on October 29, 2013, 17:48 GMT

    well played BD...you are really becoming a force to reckon nowadays...congrats...

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    Hats off for rubel and BD....

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:46 GMT

    Congrats Tigers !! Although i am worried about openers. Anamul should practice more. I would like to see Shamsur instead of Anamul in the next ODI . My playing 11 would be 1. Tamim 2. Shamsur 3. Mominul 4. Naeem 5. Mushfiq 6. Nasir 7. Mahmudullah 8. Gazi 9. Razzak 10. Mortaza 11. Rubel

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:43 GMT

    What a match!what a hattrick!Rubel, hats off to you!

  • bdsmaruf on October 29, 2013, 17:40 GMT

    anamul surely a good player. just he need rest for two games. samsur can play with tamim. I think zia will be better in place of razzak. good to see bd can win the game with the help of pace bowling.

  • ApurboTripleA on October 29, 2013, 17:40 GMT

    Bangladesh will be the next world champion.... :)

  • Advanced_Donkeys on October 29, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    Rainy heroes..I call them. Always get the benefit from the D/L. Else.........

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:34 GMT

    Oww... What a series for Bangladesh is turning out 2 be... Hat rick on test with a World record.. Hat rick on ODIS... 3 hundreds in Test Matches with Mominul 2 consecutive Hundreds in 2 test matches... Now almost scored 2 hundreds by Mushi n Naim with a record breaking Partnership against kiwis... Now Bangladesh is one step ahead to be Top 8 team n its totally a new Bangladeshi side who believes in Team performance not in individuals... I requested, Guys from other cricketing nation please understand the facts that Bangladesh are no more minnows... Now they plays for win and can compete with any team even other condition because of their self confidence... For Kiwis they also plays a great cricket in this series... they have a very balance side with mixing of experience and young talented all rounders.. they have strong batting line up from 1 to 9... Hope both team plays well and better team wins.. Best of luck Tigers... ^_^

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    Rocking performance. Good luck tigers

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:27 GMT

    SLslider and sheenbob - I wish you would apologise for your earlier comments. Bangladesh is in the making. A whitewash for NZ in the last series and the Asia Cup runner up. Still a lot to come. Dont underestimate.

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:22 GMT

    grow up bangladesh cricket, they are proud of us.

  • Edansad on October 29, 2013, 17:19 GMT

    @albert cambell come on man importance of guptil & williamson in nz team as equal 2 shakib importance in bangladesh team & also u need 2 admit these nz player can't play slower balls their middle order & lower middle order totally collasped by rubel's slower delivery in the crutial stage of the game.

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    outstanding performance by RUBEL HOSSAIN ( he make me to eat my own word ) also mushi & nayeem played great inning to make sure a good total though top order and lower order didnt do well credit to NZ bowlers. incredible RUBEL show. 3.5-0-10-5 a massdestruction of NZ batter. both team played well. hope for more exciting cricket and once again RUBEL bowled hes best spell ever and wana see him to keep this kind of bowling frequently. this is d way to bowl like good pacer. cheers for BD team and hope for more exciting match.

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:16 GMT

    Hope it will be 3-0. Without shakib Bangladesh shows how they are now on the way to to champion team.

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:15 GMT

    @albert campbell.. Shakib Al Hasan is down with fever and couldn't play the match..doesn't that make NZ lucky as well? Williamson is one decent bloke but Shakib is Shakib mate :) yeah its too bad he williamson had to stay put in the second session but i dont think nz has a good replacement at present..

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:13 GMT

    Bangladesh is going to another Banglawash..well played tigers..

  • MijanurRahman on October 29, 2013, 17:12 GMT

    I hope Sohag Gazi century & hatrick with 6 wickets gets selected as the test performance of the year and the amazing hatrick again with 6/26 gets the ODI performance of the year by ICC. People say Bangladeshi bowlers/pacers are weak!

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:12 GMT

    The tigers has done the trick again . Brilliant innings by Mushfiqur Rahim and Naeem Islam . Then tremendous performance by Rubel Hossain has made the day for Bangladesh . Bangladesh is leading the 3 match series with 1-0 . Here's the final Score :

  • Dhutugemunu on October 29, 2013, 17:08 GMT

    In yesterdays preview article for this match, you (most of the BD fans) were not happy that Rubel Hossain is in the playing XI. But today he was the man who won it for BD. May be he heard you BD fans. Anyway congratulations to BD for continually winning against NZ at ODI level. L L L L L W W W W W (last 10 completed ODIs NZ vs BD).

  • bdsmaruf on October 29, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    congratulation rubel, you prove me wrong. good luck for next games.

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    Without Sakib & Ashraful , this is a good performance by BD . Hope next time Musfiq will WIN the Toss & Spinner will come their own strength . Pray for SAKIB .

  • Bangladesh_Forever on October 29, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    With Shakib ill with dengue, hope he comes round soon, most likely he'll need a week of medical attention. In this circumstances, for the 2nd ODI, the best XI would be: 1. Tamim 2. Anamul 3. Mominul 4. Mushfiq 5. Naeem 6. Nasir 7. Zia 8. Gazi 9. Razzak 10. Mashrafe 11. Rubel. It seems a third seamer would come handy in Mirpur peach. Would really like to drop Razzak instead of Mahmudullah but the fact Razzak being left arm spinner yet again saved his position. However, despite his better bowling average in ODI (not to mention, pretty ordinary in tests), he is often too inaccurate to cope with the new fielding rules. I personally believe we have been doing injustice to Enamul Haque Jr. for a long time now in order to keep Razzak in the squad- both in ODIs and tests.

  • WorldWideCricket on October 29, 2013, 17:05 GMT

    @Albert_cambell: You never ever give credit to BD for any win against anyone. Why so much hatred brother? What BD have done to you or your nation? It just a game, just enjoy it. Hatred should not have any place in sport, especially in Cricket. Double standard should have limit.

  • gyusuf6 on October 29, 2013, 16:54 GMT

    @Posted by Albert_cambell on (October 29, 2013, 16:10 GMT), Hei guy, One player would'nt make any difference and it's a team game. If you are talking about Williamson and Guptill then Bangladesh could say that their best player Shakib did not play!!!! It was'nt luck at all brother, Banghladesh outclassed NZ today, period. Although Elliott and Anderson Played admirably the middle order collapsed shockingly against Rubel's pace bowling. By the way, The pitch literally helped the fast bowlers more than the spinners today and In your own terms this pitch must have been a sporting peach not a rank turner, Don't you think? Or youhave changed your terms now!!!!LOL

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:54 GMT

    In 1st test Gazi took 6-wickets including a hat-trick and tonight in 1st ODI Rubel took 6-wickets including a hat-trick . How awesome!!! Taking 6 wickets including hat-tricks is so easy for the TIGERS. :D WE PROUD OF U.

  • Thriller_Tiger on October 29, 2013, 16:53 GMT

    Tamim, recent performer Mominul didn't perform today & Shakib was absent. BD have won though!!!

    BD beat NZ in 2010 without Tamim, West Indies in 2012 without Shakib & Tamim, now without Shakib!! What happens To BD Cricket Team when it doesn't have its key players!

  • HatersAreOrdinary on October 29, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    only 70 comments so far within an hour or so :D expecting another couple hundreds by tomorrow. Bangladesh Cricket Team Rocks, Bangladesh Cricket Fans Rocks

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:51 GMT

    where is kewi cricket....i loved to see his expert opinion always against bd.....weel done bd but still lots of work undone.

  • Blade-Runner on October 29, 2013, 16:51 GMT

    Well played Bangladesh.. well played Rubel !!! NZ were in a perfect position to win the game after the rain with the big hitters like Neesham, McCullum n so on. But, Rubel produced a gem of a spell by pulling NZ back to their knees. I thought Neesham was a bit unlucky to get out the way he did. NZ are suffering from the losses of their top guns like Guptill and Ryder due to injuries too. Anyway, BD played better today n got rewarded for it. G'luck to both teams !!!

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:48 GMT

    By far the best win for BD I have seen. They have matured a lot. Hope to win the series.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    Great bowling Rubel, u have proved me wrong.. Keep up this good work .. This bangladesh team has a bright future.. Next target is winning the series best of luck tigers

  • MAN_AT_WORK on October 29, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    Rubel got the last laugh!!! Great performance BOY

  • HatersAreOrdinary on October 29, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    i rad the match report on NZ Herald after the first test at Chittagong where they stated bangladesh as minnows. i bet after today they will never call bd a minnow. @porosh rahman just read my name

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    Without Tamim & Mash we tasted Banglawash last time... So without Shakib why not again this time?

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    ALHAMDULILAH!!! Amazing performance from Bangladesh. Well done Rubel. 2 hat-tricks within 15 days for bd. And yes, Bangladesh have done it without their key player - SHAKIB! It was always going to be hard for the spinners to grip the bowl after the the rain. But BD still managed to grab the win! :D Well done Musfiq & Naeem. Elliot and Anderson also played great! Best of luck to both teams for the upcoming matches.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    It's always important to win the 1st match of the series. And we won it. \m/ 6 wins out of 7 matches at Mirpur Sher-A-Bangla Cricket Stadium against New Zealand

  • HatersAreOrdinary on October 29, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    i love bangladesh's new jersey :D awesome

  • Bangladesh_Forever on October 29, 2013, 16:35 GMT

    We should value our blessings before they are gone. Rubel was better choice over Shafiul in this particular ODI and also is for the next one given his rhythm form the test where Shafiul is returning from injury. Shafiul can be played in the 3rd ODI after securing the series. Similarly I don't wanna see Shamsur in place of Anamul yet despite Anamul's poor form. The youngsters should be given enough time to learn from the mistakes in a positive way. Besides, we don't want too much pressure on Shamsur on his debut.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:35 GMT

    It was a complete show from BD tigers. After 3 quick wickets, captain and replaced Nayeem played sensibly. And Rubel was just incredible.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:33 GMT

    Congratulations! Bangladesh! :-) Smash it and go ahead (y)

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:29 GMT

    Terrific performance by Rubel.. The real hero of the match...

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:29 GMT

    Rubel celebrating hat-trick & 5 wicket haul, now its normally to seen him.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:28 GMT

    This is well organized Bangladesh team, now to beat any team at their home is very easy for them...........

    We want to be invited by India for full searis

  • WorldWideCricket on October 29, 2013, 16:26 GMT

    Congrat! Bangladesh, a deserved win. Also I like to congratulate Elliott for his brilliant innings. Wishing BD all the best for next 2 matches.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    What a performance Rubel every over you bowled except 2nd one looked like you would get a wicket, exceptional hattrick against a team that loves pace and in "top 8". Proved the doubters wrong, but if you have confidence anything can happen. The D/L method was quite harsh but thats what happens when you bat slowly.

  • i_amVIVA on October 29, 2013, 16:20 GMT

    Congrats to Rubel H. and the bunch of crazy team Tigers. Job well done, and carry on from here on, two more to go.... shall I mention the W word:-)

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    Congrats Bangladesh Team and Rubel Hossain as well. That is outstanding performance made by bangladesh. Bangladesh start the series as favorite and win the first ODI as well with a good margin. New Zealand will going to lost the series its may be 31October. Where r those fan of cricket whom treat BD as underdog. Bangladesh is now clearly favorite against any Team of the world at their Home. They Beat INDIA, Srilanka In Asia Cup, they Beat WI and win the series against WI. So it time for Bangladesh Team.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    congrats to the tigers an all bd supporters,now looking foward to the next 1.lone u tigers forever.special mention for rubel,bangalar dhaman chele

  • Hookies on October 29, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    This match could have gone either way had rain not intervened. But I m just glad BD won this game by playing or else pple would complain rain saved them or what not. I bet some still will bark about it. We still need improvement. Too many short bowls from the spinners. I think Razzak is kind of rusty lately. They can substitute him with some one else. The way Rubel bowled today was great. Only wish if he could bowl like this every match with consistency. Anyways great to get that win. Looking forward to the next match...#HTTR

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    Congratulation BD team , outstanding performance by Rahim & Rubel.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    well done bd boys, good luck for next match.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    Sahil we have seen the real champions last time BD white washed NZ. This series is just a re-affirmation of that.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:12 GMT

    Great cricket by BD ! Keep it up .

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:12 GMT

    in last 2 years, How many times Bangladesh will prove that they are not minnows anymore? They beat India, Srilanka, Almost going to win the Asia Cup. then won the series against West indies and now leading the series 1-0 against New Zealand. But unfortunately there are some people who will still shout. To them... We dont care!!

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:11 GMT

    Great win ...What a hat-trick by rubel..........

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    It's always important to win the 1st match of the series. And we won it. \m/ 6 wins out of 7 matches at Mirpur Sher-A-Bangla Cricket Stadium against New Zealand .

  • Albert_cambell on October 29, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    Bd got lucky today. Their best player of spin williamson dint come to bat today. he is the type of batsman who can prevent the fall of wickets and hold the innings together. This bloke is extremely talented. I still remember his 145* he scored against us in our homeground. I hope he recovers soon. They also missed Guptill who is in prime form. remember his 189* against Eng.

  • xtrafalgarx on October 29, 2013, 16:08 GMT

    Extremely poor performance from NZ...When things are looking up for them they always let themselves down emphatically. They were outclassed by bangladesh, no question about that. Well played to Bangladesh.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:06 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh and Rubel for his Hat trick spell .

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:06 GMT

    Have to admit, it was hell of a mtach. both team played brilliantly and at the end.Rubel just took the game away from newzeland.Don't forget nz defeated saf,eng at their own backyard.So, bd got a great victory against top team.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:03 GMT

    Well done ! Bengal Tigers-:) wish you guys will continue playing good cricket on coming matches as well!

  • Shafi66 on October 29, 2013, 16:00 GMT

    What a match! Finally we won the match.Now I am waiting to see the next match. Go tigers go!

  • HatersAreOrdinary on October 29, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    congratulations bangladesh :D Rubel what a performance. just carry on

  • on October 29, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    Congratulations Rubel Hossain on your brilliant Hat-Rick in such a challenging match. You've proved to be one of the best bowlers in the world. Please keep up this attacking cricket and confidence.

  • on October 29, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    one good news during all this madness in bangladesh

  • on October 29, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    what a match!!!its worthy of watching such an wonderful match

  • on October 29, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    In Sha Allah. Bangla Wash Again.......

  • Dhali_BD_Fan on October 29, 2013, 15:46 GMT

    So essentially, the bowler we all dismissed (including myself), has just single handedly turned the game upside down, attacking the competition!! Being a die-hard BD fan, Im loving this game that much more, but as a fan of NZ as well, I am very happy to see that they just didnt fold and that they are looking to fight - good work Elliot and Anderson! Brendan had a great first ball, he is a great player, just wasn't his day! I remember that one game where he score 140+ against BD, where every ball he touched went for a boundary and where he alone had taken a game away from BD! If we win this one, then it would be Rubel winning the game alone for us!

  • on October 29, 2013, 15:30 GMT

    Next match BD could include zia dropping razzak......i think that will add an extra flavor ...... strengthening pace and also a hard hitting batsman......

  • on October 29, 2013, 15:21 GMT

    rubel's hattick made the way clear for bangladesh!! :D

  • on October 29, 2013, 15:01 GMT

    Bangladesh is Real Tiger of World Cricket

  • on October 29, 2013, 14:53 GMT

    We are Royal Bengal Tigers . InshaALLAH weee will win this Match , Bangladesh Beat New Zealand by minimum 50 Runs .

  • on October 29, 2013, 14:42 GMT

    Bangladeshi cricketers need more experience

  • Brown_AU on October 29, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    Hey Sheenbob , please don't take in account the commentators too much. Everywhere, including Indian & commentators, it's a natural tradition to pull their team on hype. All we have seen here, BD doing well taking the home advantage and equally NZ to be praised for the excellent effort in a hostile condition. It's cricket what's going on !!

  • on October 29, 2013, 14:26 GMT

    If rain continue, then Bangladesh must win. But as a Bangladeshi I wanna see the BD team as a real winner unless rain.

  • on October 29, 2013, 14:06 GMT

    Just wish Mominul wasn't run out. Anamul doesn't score runs but helps to get our best batsman out. I am sure this is the last time that we have seen him. Good riddance to a bad batter.

  • on October 29, 2013, 14:04 GMT

    If Bangladesh will then with the help of rain......... God please help us in having a match then we will see is real champion...

  • WorldWideCricket on October 29, 2013, 14:03 GMT

    @Sheenbob: NZ is better than BD (as you guys claim), and you guys are in so called "TOP 8" elite. If BD can beat a team who are in so called "TOP8" and higher in ranking, they should feel good about it. Wouldn't feel good when you would beat SL/IND/PAK/AUS? I am sure you would. Another thing, when you guys lose, you are average, but when you win BD is poor, change this bad habit. It does not matter if you are average outside home, you are in so called "TOP8", do not forget that,

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:42 GMT

    Bangladesh is going to win this match....even rain cant stop us...

  • Shafi66 on October 29, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    Hope BD will be won. We need the wicket of Taylor.

  • MichaelBurton on October 29, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    NZ 43/1 raising towards the victory.

  • Rafelgibt on October 29, 2013, 11:30 GMT

    Very impressive stars from the BAN batters point of view scoring 265/10 after 25/3.Well done to both Mushfiq and Naeem but both deserved to be scoring 100s.But runs have been made now its bowlers turn to be winning part.Hope DEWS would not affect the game and our spinners would make it very difficult for the NZ batters and snatch the WIN.Roar Tigers Roar>>>>

  • on October 29, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    frustrating performance on this good batting wicket :(

  • manu566 on October 29, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    I am surprised that nz playing without milne, When johnson wreacks havoc in india with pace. Nz could have used milne in short spells and bowl fast bouncers against Ban batsmen.

  • kaveera on October 29, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    bangladesh batsmen are not that guys who used to be happy with a 30+ score or a team total of 200.. they are hungrier now...

  • Sheenbob on October 29, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    I wish the Bangladeshi commentators would stop over-hyping their team. There's a reason that they are bottom of the rankings. All I keep hearing this game is "the NZers are bowling very poorly" and lines similar to "Mushfiqur is basically the next Sachin". It's a good batting wicket, so high scores are expected. Also, stop thinking you are playing one of the best teams in the world. As a New Zealander I know that we are average at best, especially away from home.

  • Warm_Coffee on October 29, 2013, 10:33 GMT

    Anyway, here's the easy solution for Bangladesh's test batting line-up in future. Anamul removed and swap his position for Marshall and bring Naeem at 3 followed by Mominul. Naeem has improved and has the best of temperaments. With that line-up Bangladesh at least will draw tests in future instead of losing all the time.

  • Warm_Coffee on October 29, 2013, 10:31 GMT

    Nasir Hossain is in poor form. Still cannot see Bangladesh winning this. Should've gone in with 3 pacers on this wicket.

  • on October 29, 2013, 9:55 GMT

    agree with matadore...to watch cricket need some experience :-)

  • kiwicricketnut on October 29, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    Devcich ahead of latham, i cant understand that selection, surely its not because of his part time spin, i'd be amazed if he got an international wicket bowling that stuff, he has had some good form with the bat but poor latham, what does he have to do to get a game, missed a trick not playing milne too, just a little bit top heavy with allrounders, one more specialist seemer would have been a better balanced attack, we don't need to bat all the way down to 10 on these good batting wickets, elliot should of missed out for milne for mine. Still exciting to see what the young guys can do.

  • on October 29, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    soo bad

  • asikbadhon on October 29, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    Totally agree with Warm_Coffee.If Nz can play spin well, then they will win the match,because dew will be a problem for spinners!Best of luck Mashrafe!

  • Matadore on October 29, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    @SLsling, i dont knw why people like u watch cricket. just watch 5 overs of the match nd here comes with a prediction lolz.... Friend, watching cricket also demand some experience, just like playing cricket :)

  • I_amMirza on October 29, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    In his Last 30 ODI's, Mushfiqur Rahim averaged 36.73 with a strike rate of 74.93. quite better than his over all record.

  • Warm_Coffee on October 29, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    Bangladesh top order is just too young and inexperienced otherwise these quick wickets early on will always happen. Anamul is definitely not ready for International Cricket and needs to go a away for a few years and work on his technique and poor footwork. Shakib when comes back has to play at 3 and Mominul at his favourite position of 4. Shamsur is the perfect partner for Tamim in ODIs. Too much chopping and changing is not good for Bangladesh.

  • on October 29, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    Good luck Bangladesh

  • Blade-Runner on October 29, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    It seems like BCB have prepared a good sporting wicket for this match with something for bowlers in it. NZ bowlers are getting to move the ball around.

  • bijoyee on October 29, 2013, 7:27 GMT

    Corey anderson will make an impact in this ODI series.....BD players need to work out about him..... GOOD LUCK BANGLADESH.....

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  • bijoyee on October 29, 2013, 7:27 GMT

    Corey anderson will make an impact in this ODI series.....BD players need to work out about him..... GOOD LUCK BANGLADESH.....

  • Blade-Runner on October 29, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    It seems like BCB have prepared a good sporting wicket for this match with something for bowlers in it. NZ bowlers are getting to move the ball around.

  • on October 29, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    Good luck Bangladesh

  • Warm_Coffee on October 29, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    Bangladesh top order is just too young and inexperienced otherwise these quick wickets early on will always happen. Anamul is definitely not ready for International Cricket and needs to go a away for a few years and work on his technique and poor footwork. Shakib when comes back has to play at 3 and Mominul at his favourite position of 4. Shamsur is the perfect partner for Tamim in ODIs. Too much chopping and changing is not good for Bangladesh.

  • I_amMirza on October 29, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    In his Last 30 ODI's, Mushfiqur Rahim averaged 36.73 with a strike rate of 74.93. quite better than his over all record.

  • Matadore on October 29, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    @SLsling, i dont knw why people like u watch cricket. just watch 5 overs of the match nd here comes with a prediction lolz.... Friend, watching cricket also demand some experience, just like playing cricket :)

  • asikbadhon on October 29, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    Totally agree with Warm_Coffee.If Nz can play spin well, then they will win the match,because dew will be a problem for spinners!Best of luck Mashrafe!

  • on October 29, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    soo bad

  • kiwicricketnut on October 29, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    Devcich ahead of latham, i cant understand that selection, surely its not because of his part time spin, i'd be amazed if he got an international wicket bowling that stuff, he has had some good form with the bat but poor latham, what does he have to do to get a game, missed a trick not playing milne too, just a little bit top heavy with allrounders, one more specialist seemer would have been a better balanced attack, we don't need to bat all the way down to 10 on these good batting wickets, elliot should of missed out for milne for mine. Still exciting to see what the young guys can do.

  • on October 29, 2013, 9:55 GMT

    agree with matadore...to watch cricket need some experience :-)