Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Mirpur

Bowlers help Bangladesh to series win

The Report by Mohammad Isam

October 31, 2013

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Bangladesh 247 (Tamim 58, Neesham 4-53, Anderson 4-40) beat New Zealand 207 (Taylor 45, Mortaza 3-43, Gazi 3-34) by 40 runs
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Mominul Haque and Sohag Gazi celebrate James Neesham's wicket, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, October 31, 2013
Mominul Haque and Sohag Gazi shared five wickets between them © AFP
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After their famous 4-0 win against the same opposition at home in 2010, another clean sweep beckoned for Bangladesh after they wrapped up the second ODI by 40 runs. Bangladesh defended 247 and their decision to bat first was vindicated despite concerns over the spinners' effectiveness with a dew-laden ball.

Bangladesh made the two new balls count. Mashrafe Mortaza, who took three wickets, bowled two good spells to make sure New Zealand's required run-rate never went down. Offspinner Sohag Gazi took the other new ball, and like Mashrafe, tied down the batsmen at first before picking up three wickets. Mominul Haque was Mushfiqur Rahim's golden arm, removing the McCullum brothers.

When they began their chase of 248 run, Hamish Rutherford was the first to go, chopping a Mashrafe delivery onto his stumps for 1, repeating his score from the first match. Anton Devcich and Grant Elliott were removed off successive deliveries a little while later, the former popping a catch back to Gazi and the latter getting stuck on the crease to Abdur Razzak, and falling leg-before.

As the chase began to gather pace, the visitors pinned their hopes on the captain Brendon McCullum to make his first significant score on this tour. It remained that way, as he fell just when his partnership with Ross Taylor was starting to worry Bangladesh.

After the second drinks break, McCullum went back to a Mominul delivery that didn't turn much, missed it and was given out leg-before. In the next over, Tom Latham was run out thanks to Rubel Hossain's throw after Taylor sent him back after completing the first run. James Neesham was caught off a short ball from Gazi, caught by a diving Naeem Islam at square leg.

Gazi picked up the crucial wicket of Taylor just after he had smashed a six at the end of the batting Powerplay. That wicket - the eighth falling with the score on 158 - spelled the end of New Zealand's resistance in this series, as Bangladesh waited for the inevitable. Kyle Mills and Nathan McCullum held things up for a while before Nathan McCullum holed out at long-on in the 46th over. The end came when Tim Southee missed Mashrafe's straight ball in the 47th over.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, were off to a better start with the bat, but none of their batsmen pushed on for a big score. The New Zealand bowlers were accurate and controlled their bowling variations. The Bangladesh batsmen had to be patient, but were often frustrated as they could not get on top of the medium-pacers. Brendon McCullum set planned fields, packing the off side and to his credit, he was backed by the bowlers and the fielders.

Corey Anderson and Neesham both took four wickets, after Southee and Kyle Mills restricted the Bangladesh openers with tight spells with the two new balls. Their tidiness in the first 35 overs paid off when Bangladesh lost three quick wickets after the 36th over, at the start of the batting Powerplay, Bangladesh's scourge. It set them back for the last nine overs during which they added only 63 runs and lost four wickets.

Mushfiqur, Naeem and Nasir Hossain fell in the space of eleven balls, which took them from 169 for 3 to 173 for 6. All three dismissals were soft and the shots played, particularly that of Mushfiqur and Naeem, were unnecessary.

The top and middle-order batsmen threw away good starts. The openers, Tamim Iqbal and the debutant Shamsur Rahman began steadily with a stand of 63. Tamim was the enforcer, but the debutant Shamsur was relatively sedate during his 25. Tamim drove stylishly through the covers and his only six, down the ground off Southee in the ninth over, was his best shot.

Mominul struck five boundaries, one of them straight down the ground and another flicked through midwicket. But he fell to a trap, pulling a slower ball from Anderson to Nathan McCullum at deep midwicket.

Soon after, Tamim got stuck in the forties for 18 balls, before reaching his 25th ODI fifty off 75 balls. He was finally dismissed by inside edging Anderson's slower ball onto his stumps, after missing on several wild swishes. As the sun set below Mirpur's horizon, the home crowd looked disappointed that the batsmen failed to capitalise, but the mood changed as the evening wore on.

Batting is an area that still needs improvement, but with an inspired bowling performance such as this, Mushfiqur need not give himself and the rest of the batsmen the hair-dryer. With cricket being one of the unifying factors in the country, celebrations are expected everywhere.

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

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Posted by mnemoniny on (November 1, 2013, 19:39 GMT)

I am very disappointed with the timing of Kane Williamson's injury - he is a player made for the subcontinent. Amongst the current crop of NZ batsmen, he is the best against spinners, hands down. He is also the best when the ball keeps low. He plays with the soft wrists and pointed stance of a Sangakkara or a Gower, balanced on the precipice between his back foot and his front. On fast, bouncy tracks his approach can look a bit fidgety but it suits slow and low pitches. In addition, his spin is potent in limited overs matches as he is the type of bowler who seems innocuous until batsmen actually go after him. I can't say Williamson would have changed the outcome of the first two ODIs, but I can say I'm disappointed we didn't get to see him try.

P.S. Corey Anderson is my man of the match. +1 wicket and +11 runs over Gazi (who admittedly did play extremely well, especially with the new ball), plus he came in to bat at 45/3 with the asking rate climbing. Did all that was asked of him.

Posted by IND_BAAL on (November 1, 2013, 17:26 GMT)

Congratulation to Bangladesh...New zealand will try to come back. i think with due respect to New Zealand, We should give a rest to tamim, Mashrafe in fact Mushfiq and try out Anamul ( We need to sort out opening problem and also he is a very good wicket keeper) I have seen mushfiq getting hurt many times during this series. Mahmudulla can be a captain for 3rd ODI. Giving rest to mashrafe is very important because we want him to be fit in every series. we dont want him to lost for ever since he is now 30+.On the other hand we need to find pacer and we should give a try to Al amin. These are my personal thought. I think new player will also give their 100% and we will have a BANGLA WASH

Posted by dhola8191 on (November 1, 2013, 13:23 GMT)

All praises go to Bangladesh team especially to Bowlers. They have taken advantage of known home condition.As a BD supporter I always want to see Bangladesh win. At the same time we all expect BD batsmen will bat psitively with maturity . This is the only weak point of Bangladesh at the moment.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 13:04 GMT)

congrats Bangladesh team and fans. Hope team BD continues his good run in future as well.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 13:02 GMT)

bravo bangla tiger go ahade and proved the world w r new gun .ICC look & take more play against india

Posted by Ziad.DU.Banking on (November 1, 2013, 12:16 GMT)

Bangladeshi batsmen should learn to convert their impressive starts into big innings. In both the matches, Bangladesh was in position to make 300+ score but failed due to failure of the batsmen to score big innings.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 12:14 GMT)

Coming Soon New King In The Cricket World...........Congratulations Tigers ........?

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 11:45 GMT)

I hope Bangladesh win all match. And I expect Banglawash again.

Posted by Tareqahmed.bd on (November 1, 2013, 9:28 GMT)

Bangladesh should be given more opportunities to prove themselves. They have to wait months for a series. ICC should take initiatives so that Tigers can play with big teams like Australia, England, India, Pakistan etc every year. I wonder how Shakib could hold his position in the top allrounder's list with such a small number of match every year.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 9:22 GMT)

thanks woo wonderful wish for next odi.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 9:21 GMT)

Bangladesh have moved on from a one-man show to a team. In 247 only only one small half century, a couple of Thirties and Twenties. In bowling not one man show all bowler have some credit to win the match. When there is team where all 11 member want to perform and make it then nothing impossible. The may lost all other team of the world. Thats called fantastic team effort.

Posted by Masking_Tape on (November 1, 2013, 9:11 GMT)

Also, why does it bother so many people if Bangladesh wins? It bugs them when they're not performing. It bugs them even more when they are winning! What a Bangladesh team to do?!

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 8:46 GMT)

Battling a full strength higher ranked New Zealand side to a 0-0 draw in the Test series, and now taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ODI series. This is great stuff, and without a doubt the strongest Bangladesh team we've ever seen. This team is only going to get better and better. I foresee great things for this team in next year's World Twenty20 and the 2015 ICC World Cup.

Posted by Masking_Tape on (November 1, 2013, 8:36 GMT)

I have to feel for NZ fans. When we didn't have a team, NZ was always my favorite team. They were consistently looked down upon, but they always played with pride and passion to prove people wrong. Then they became competitive side under Fleming and co. By then we had our own team and NZ consistently not only defeated us, but humiliated us in every possible way. It was so bad even that 4-0 series plus this put together won't erase those bad days. While Tigers aren't dominating the Kiwis like they dominated us but it's a start. So in these bad times, I feel bad for you, but I can't feel too bad, as I must enjoy our time on the other end.

Posted by Iceman29 on (November 1, 2013, 8:35 GMT)

Congrats BD...it looks like BD is showing some real improvements atleast at home....well done..from an Ind fan...

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 8:35 GMT)

Congrats to Bangladesh Team for their Superb Performances. ICC should give more chances to Bangladesh to play more test in a year. Bangladesh progress in the ODI cricket nicely. Some lacking in test cricket which will improved by playing with team like Australia, England and South Africa more test of their condition. Neighbor cricket nation may helped Bangladesh as SA, NZ helps Zimbabwe. Searching of young and talented Pace bowler for Test cricket is also another prerequisite for good test team.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 8:34 GMT)

waiting for a series Bd vs Ind in India.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 7:29 GMT)

Thanku for you and 3th odi match Win yuo

Posted by zn264 on (November 1, 2013, 7:24 GMT)

Have to say congrats to BD!!! Well played, good hussle, and nicely timed pressure to take the necessary wickets. I can understand some of the frustration though watching as a kiwi supporter when it comes to the crowds they play in front of, but hey, you should be allowed to do what you can to win in terms of cheering/jerring! Hey guys just remember how we react to Mr Quade Cooper...hmmm. So nicely done, let's hope we can actually win one, otherwise I wouldn't be sending Baz and Rosco home to warm up for the summer, I would be sending them home to the gallows for such a pitiful attempt at batting and captaining a young side with tons of potential! Sad sad day to be a Black Caps fan...so pretty much like any other day! Now to win the Rugby League world cup.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 7:18 GMT)

Why nz supporters blaming bangladeshi pitch ; bd umpire & bla bla ¡¡¡¡ Come on newzeland supporters accept the reality ur players didn,t play well thats why they lose 2 Bangladesh team

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 7:07 GMT)

Congratulation Tigers........... :)

Posted by BARFI on (November 1, 2013, 6:08 GMT)

@bradmanesque: Why losing to BD will be shameful. We don't consider losing to NZ as shameful, not even when we lost to IRELAND. If some team plays better cricket then they deserve to win. Why BD umpire? Did he make any wrong decisions so far. As if you lost that match for poor umpiring. Have some respect dude!

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 6:03 GMT)

NZ will never forget such embarrassment by BD..., they came to beat BD but ooopsss. !!!

Posted by sirnayem on (November 1, 2013, 5:21 GMT)

@Trickza.. get over it dude!! remember the golden days of all the cricketing nation WI, AUS and others.. days come for everyone. Last time in 2010, was that NZ A team also! @ Worldwidecricket.. I am 100% agree with you, if the weaker teams doesn't have opportunity to play with big boys how will they learn the positive attitude to face them? I think its BPL which have a huge impression over the performance of BD, AFG, ZIM, IRL teams as they have opportunity to find them among the big boys under pressure and absorb those successfully. So ICC should pay attention to develop these cricketing nations to make the cricket a globally favorite game rather sitting on Indian rupees!! @sysubrceq0.. you have given a great idea which will help the developing nation. and we cricket fans will have opportunity of enjoying great fights between them.. i dont think teams BD, ZIM, IRL AFG will take a long time to be in the standard of so called the top eight.. best of luck for all of them..

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 5:21 GMT)

@ Trickza , Lol...do u know apart from williamson all the 3 players played in the last 2010 banglawash ? http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-new-zealand-2010/engine/match/476596.html

First check and then come to talk ... =))

Posted by Antony_Lucas on (November 1, 2013, 5:16 GMT)

A shameful day for NZ cricket and NZ sport in general. NZ tactics quiet puzzling at times. Whats with selecting Devcich? Taylor and McCullum need to stop putting such a high price on their wicket and play with greater freedom. Rutherford has been found out and really needs to sort out his technical issues: will struggle to average 35 at test level long term.

Bangladesh: congratulations on your series win, you will continue to do well at home.

NZ: 2 world-class stars unearthed that have the ability to dominate with bat and ball in all conditions: Neesham and Anderson. If NZ get all their top players in, they can compete on all the major world stages

And ICC: A Bangaldeshi umpire in an international match in BD with no referral system is simply not acceptable

Posted by Joamiq on (November 1, 2013, 4:59 GMT)

It's too bad NZ has not been at their best lately. Felt odd for BD to win despite not playing very well. But it is a sign of progress that they can do so. Good teams win even when they're not at their best. Looking forward to the 3rd ODI and hope we can play in NZ someday soon.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 4:06 GMT)

Reading some comments I must have to say, if we need to prove ourselves as world class by winning outside of home, then New Zealand proved themselves that they are not world class anymore. That's just logical implication. By the way awesome victory by Bangladesh team.

Posted by kiwicricketnut on (November 1, 2013, 3:54 GMT)

@ Lermy you do relise that we have won the last 11 games in a row at home and neutral venues against bangladesh, yes you are good at home, everybody's home ground should be a fortress just like ours is to your team, we do struggle in your conditions and bangladesh are strong at home but we have beaten better teams than bangladesh in their back yards so i don't see us being relegated to associate level any time soon, take a deep breath and calm down a little bit. Bangladesh deserve credit though they have been the better side, no doubt about it, nz has got some problems they had better sort out before the windies get here because losing at home is a huge no -no.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 3:31 GMT)

Everybody is missing a core thing

Danny Morrison

He is the best com-mentor I have ever seen in my life. Although his team is loosing but there is no bias in his words. He is so NEUTRAL. He fascinate the commentary box all the time.

Bangladesh love Danny Morrison, Bangladesh love NZ integrity.

Posted by nzcricket174 on (November 1, 2013, 3:21 GMT)

Hats off to Bangladesh. At home, they are no minnows. They have now beaten West Indies and New Zealand at home. I had my doubts before the series started, but now, I am confident they are a solid team, who should push higher ranked teams in the future.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 2:48 GMT)

BD as a team they are getting better day by day so if they get chance to play abroad they will improve more

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 2:42 GMT)

Very happy to see that BD won the series against NZ again sines last 5-0 .

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 1:27 GMT)

Tigers are rising and they will rise above everyone one day. This is true that BD is a strong side at home but if ICC give them chances to play in foreign countries they will improve more. ICC should not give them chance to play with Zimbabwe only, They should get chances to play with big and strong teams in foreign countries.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2013, 1:27 GMT)

Great Victory for team tigers. No idea why people makes a big deal when you win the match in Asia. Come on kiwi's you do the same when the matches are played in NZ, with small grounds damp pitches and favorable umpiring. Be fair with people and appreciate when people does a great job. Great players are those who does their job at any situation. Mind it cricket is a team game. We played the game without the best allrounder of the world. Why cold condition to be the best conditions for cricket? Why not the humid and flat pitches are not good becoz you cannot adept there! Just to be fair.

Posted by QTS_ on (November 1, 2013, 0:57 GMT)

Everybody, let us keep our feet on the ground and show humility.

Bangladesh has been growing very strong at home in ODI's. For matches played in BD in the last 2 years, only Pakistan have won more matches against BD than they have lost. Unlike the England touring team of 2010 that rested Strauss and others, current tourists would try to play with their full strengths. These are all positives for BD.

On the other hand, since the England tour of 2010, BD have toured only Zimbabwe and associate nations outside the subcontinent. But even in those tours, they have not emerged as dominant victors, losing matches to Ireland and Scotland, and series to Zimbabwe. So it might be premature for BD to travel frequently to SA, AUS and ENG, where they are almost certain to lose heavily (in the past tours to these places, all except one of their Test losses were innings defeats).

Therefore, let us start by touring WI and NZ, and slowly climb up to the more challenging conditions.

Posted by gyusuf6 on (November 1, 2013, 0:46 GMT)

@Posted by Trickza on (October 31, 2013, 20:27 GMT), Mate your real NZ Team with Vittori, Ryder and Williamson were "Banglawashed" last time 4-0 remember that!!!! By the way, you must not have remembered that World's #1 Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan did not play either for Bangladesh. Therefore, your claim can not be valid,He He He, LOL. Stop making these funny excuses and admit the truth!!! Bangla beat your NZ team convincingly 6th in a ROW!!!!!

Posted by BARFI on (November 1, 2013, 0:18 GMT)

@ Trickza: Buddy New Zealand A Team? Don't forget Vittorio was the captain of your main team that got humiliated by Bangladesh. Your captain had to resign after that. What a shame for a supporter like you who cannot even say some good words. Did we tell you guys to send your A team here. What did you do with England. We are not saying bad thing about NZ. Maybe they had stomach upset or something. No one wants to send A tem to lose. Grow up buddy or have some respects towards other team.

Posted by NZCricketfan1 on (November 1, 2013, 0:12 GMT)

Its depressing how crap we are. But well done BD.

Looking forward to when we get back Guptill and Ryder to open Williamson at 3 and Vettori back in the bowling attack. I think also if Mac aint going to keep Watling should be in the team. Mac is so overdue for runs its a joke. Him and Hesson are must be under the microscope of the new board at the moment.

But whining about my team aside good win BD you are on the rise. At least we have the All Blacks over here :-}. A very reliable fan experience.

Posted by Masking_Tape on (October 31, 2013, 23:33 GMT)

@Trickza, no Shakib al Hasan. Enough said. Guptill + Ryder + Williamson + Vettori = half of Shakib. Also, they got banglawashed last time with all those players in the team. So please. Cut the excuses.

Posted by WorldWideCricket on (October 31, 2013, 23:26 GMT)

New Zealand, a so called Top 8 team, lose to so called minnow Bangladesh 6 times in a row is not acceptable. I am urging to ICC Bangladesh should be suspended from international cricket for beating New Zealand , a ICC's Elite Top 8 team, 6 times in a row. Cricinfo please publish

Posted by CricketFever11 on (October 31, 2013, 23:16 GMT)

Well done. But dont get the head swollen and be humble for this kind of wins. By looking at this comments I can see that. BD still minnows. Cant beat Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe. As simple as that.

Posted by azaduddin on (October 31, 2013, 22:44 GMT)

BD and NZ are like India and Australia. just like India does better in home condition against australia BD does better in home conditions against home condition too. NZ is a gd team but somehow they lost the ruthm to win in BD. hope they will comback fighting gd in next match

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (October 31, 2013, 22:37 GMT)

@Trickza: Excuses! may you need reminding that Bangladesh were missing their best player and still won the series with ease. In 2010 thrashing Bangladesh were missing both Tamim and Mortaza and NZ had all these 4 players back then and still lost so your argument is clearly invalid with this 'A' team. Even with A team New Zealand still should be capable of beating Bangladesh but somehow their main team let alone A team cannot. Our team is also younger and inexperienced but still you cannot beat us. Players like Guptill and Ryder according to stats are poor players of spin but nice effort though :)

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 22:20 GMT)

NZ fans are finding ways to make snide comments through compliments. Why is this necessary. You lost and there's no reason to poke fun at Bangladesh's celebration. It seems as if no matter how much Bangladesh tries to even the playing field for both teams, some "ambitious" fan always finds an excuse as to why there team lost or a flaw in Bangladesh's game. This is a request for you to stop and show some sportsmanship.

Posted by r0ketman on (October 31, 2013, 22:10 GMT)

@Trickza: I will buy the argument for Guptil not in the team, he is a regular. Williamson was on the team, he got injured (which actually happens in cricket, belive it or not!). But Ryder and Vettori? When you claim that without Vettori and Ryder, NZ team that just got beat by BD handily is an "A" team, it must mean Ryder and Vettori are regular NZ national team players! Last time Ryder played for NZ in an ODI was February of 2012! Vettori played only 3 ODIs in 2013 for NZ. He took two wickets in those 3 matches, and scored 5 runs. Before these 3 ODIs, the last time Vettori played for NZ was in the 2011 WC! So basically NZ has been featuring their A team for pretty much the last two years without Vettori and Ryder in the line up, according to your logic! Yet they beat SA in SA without those two players! No disrespect to Vettori or Ryder ( I like them both), but to claim the NZ team was an A team just to downplay BD achievement is ridiculous at best!

Posted by TIGER_THE_KILLER on (October 31, 2013, 22:08 GMT)

@ Trickza> i dont know i should laugh or i should cry to see your comments...Macculam and Tylor also a game changer but what do they do for your team? why Nz serious before this series..they practice hard and pkay on Srilanka and India A side on subcontinent condition. They play lots of match on subcontinent with IPL.. Guptill, Ryder, Williamson, Vettori also even prevent ur country...is 4-0 loss also played NZ A team? cricinfo plzz publish.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 22:00 GMT)

really happy to see our Norail Express back. best pacer Bangladesh ever produce. he lost a lot of weights hope he keeps himself fit he's a class player.

Posted by Witty365ca on (October 31, 2013, 21:56 GMT)

@Baundele- What is stopping Bangladesh from having more test matches or ODIs with regular teams ? ICC has no role and in fact the ICC wants each country to play with every other country at least once in 5 years Away and Home as well. There are 10 teams of playing countries. I guess the challenges are as follows : 1) Top teams do not want to play more games with lower ranked teams since they too want practice and retain higher rank. 2) Money and sponsorships shortage forcing most countries to have matches with countries like India or Australia, England... (Many national Cricket boards are running in a loss or even unable to remunerate their national players adequately.) So it is a "CATCH 22" situation for countries like Bangladesh who will have to consistently beat higher ranking teams to motivate other teams to have more series with them. Uday Kulkarni Toronto

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 21:55 GMT)

I must give credit to Shane Jorgensen he brought a positive mentality in Bangladesh players!!

Posted by KiwiCricktstar on (October 31, 2013, 21:54 GMT)

Nz are a lot better than side than these results show, we are missing several of our top player eg Martin Guptil, Vettori, Williamson and could even put jesse rider in these category. if Nz Played Bangladesh in any other conditions Nz would take the result, easy.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 21:37 GMT)

All the credits goes to BD coach Shane Jurgenson and his coaching stuff. I think it was stuart law with Shane changed the mentality for BD team and the new hungry well prepared generation of cricketers.It is all about motivation, courage and mental strength to perform consistently. .

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 21:19 GMT)

Well well .....we r so so happy for Bangladesh performance .in future Bangladesh taskin Ahmad is join the team I say to everybody see that time no any team can deafeat us insaallah .but icc has to give Bangladesh to more series to play some strong team . They r given so many series playing India Australia Pakistan .but for us nothing.why is like that.atleast some 3 to 4 series they have to give permission for Bangladesh .

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 21:16 GMT)

Foreign teams should visit BD frequently. Now i think they realize BD is some way competitive. They will think twice about their strategies while visiting in BD. India and SriLanka should invite BD more as they are the teams from Sub Continent and they should help first. okay it will be as always difficult for sub continent teams to do better in SA, AUS, Nz and England for their bounce wickets.So it will be as always tuff for BD in those countries like other neighboring teams. So do not bother about away series in their dens.

Posted by Fogu on (October 31, 2013, 21:13 GMT)

@Trickza: hah! Now it is NZ A team. You give other fans a bad name. Again this was a team win just like the 1st game. BD, as a team, played better than NZ. I am impressed with Anderson though. I was sweating a bit while he was in the middle.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 21:09 GMT)

NZ shouldn't be demoralised. They weren't the favourites coming into this ODI series. As for Bangladesh, we need to continue dispatching teams like NZ and WI without fuss.

Posted by sysubrceq0 on (October 31, 2013, 20:54 GMT)

ICC should consider BD FTP, if the top teams are not available then schedule a 5 ODI series with NZ, ZIM, AFG and IRE in some swinging conditions. AFG & IRE are qualified for WC2015 so it will be helpful for them to get match practice before WC2015.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 20:40 GMT)

Bangladesh is very good team for home ground!! If they get more chances to play abroad then this team improves ll be spark!!

Posted by Trickza on (October 31, 2013, 20:27 GMT)

Well done BD for beating NZ A team at home. No Guptill, Ryder, Williamson, Vettori - those four would change the team dramatically.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 20:27 GMT)

I am so happy , I enjoy my day off ,good job Bangladesh!

Posted by WorldWideCricket on (October 31, 2013, 20:14 GMT)

@Cpt.Meanster: Playing outside home ground is not in BD's hand, ICC do not allow BD to play outside except ZIM. Now you tell me how could BD perform well in foreign soil when they are not allowed to play outside home? Another thing is, to become competitive in international level, one has to be competitive enough in home first, and I am sure BD can challenge any team in home condition right now.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (October 31, 2013, 19:31 GMT)

Well done for series win. I likes what Rahim said in the presentation "whitewash" telling me that he also wants to win that dead rubber game and not satisfied for just a series win. That's the attitude to have. T20 game doesn't really matter if we lose as its a test to see what Bangladesh need to improve on for World T20.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (October 31, 2013, 19:28 GMT)

@CPT: I agree with you that Bangladesh next challenge is to win matches away from the subcontinent but the problem is that they are hardly getting any series away to places like England, Australia even New Zealand not even a 1 off test and 3 ODI series. Bangladesh in 2014 only away tour is in the Caribbean for a full series but that's about it. Even Windies pitches have literally turned subcontinent like ones so not really benefiting Bangladesh team. I don't understand why weaker teams like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Ireland are not getting enough games.

Posted by TwohedulAzam on (October 31, 2013, 19:28 GMT)

Its time all the doubters clear their doubts, that 13 years ago ICC made the right decision to include BD to the elite nations of cricket; that decision was made with a purpose; there was a vision. In these 13 years BD cricketers, adminstrators and specially their fans have shown tremendous determination & courage to materialise that vision and purpose; it was never a easy ride, there was failures, mistakes, unfair ctiticism from the already established rich & elites. But today I am one of those proud fan to declare Bangladesh's emergence as one of the super power of cricketing nations.

Now, the existing top eight must play Bangladesh more frequently if they want to maintain their top eight tag by beating Bangladesh, otherwise the conscious cricket world would simply rearrange the top eight table.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 18:57 GMT)

It's true Bangladesh is very small country. We r in so many problems like, population, pollution, unemployment and Corruption is everywhere in Bangladesh still I m a Proud Bangladeshi I m Proud of our Cricket team. Once again tigers hunt down the Kiwi !!!

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (October 31, 2013, 18:53 GMT)

Congratulations to BD. However, I would keep my feet on the ground because BD have won "at home". They still need to prove their ability by beating oppositions outside of home and by winning major ICC tournaments. Hopefully, that happens very soon. Good luck.

Posted by Fogu on (October 31, 2013, 18:47 GMT)

Lermy - Kinda tough on NZ. NZ is a good young team. They have some talent that needs to be nurtured and given more exposure. I wouldn't be so tough on them. Wasn't everyone praising them for a good ODI record in 2013 just a couple of days ago. As a BD fan, we appreciate NZ and SL because they support us by playing against us.

Posted by cricketlover111 on (October 31, 2013, 18:44 GMT)

Congratulations Bangladesh. Your team is developing a good record at home beating.

Posted by Fogu on (October 31, 2013, 18:39 GMT)

How was this a painful and slow pitch, Brown_AU? Some complained earlier when BD was around 160/3 that it was a flat pitch. Which one is it? Either way, it doesn't matter, BD played better and won the match. Someone even said that BD got lucky in both games. Really? Time to give credit where credit is due. BD had a below par score to defend and they did an outstanding job. Congratulations BD! Great job. Great Team Effort. Go Tigers!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 18:30 GMT)

looking for another banglawash..sabbasg tigers

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 18:30 GMT)

congrats bangla tigers ,,BD draws a test series and won one day series & played asia cup final & beat india, England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka in recent time. now they play qualifying round. what a joke of ICC.

Posted by WorldWideCricket on (October 31, 2013, 18:29 GMT)

Well done to Bangladesh! Love you so much !.. Now its time for 2nd BanglaWash Inshahallah you can do it.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 18:27 GMT)

congrats bangla tigers ,, BD draws a test series and won one day series & played asia cup final & beat india, England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka in recent time. now they play qualifying round. what a joke of ICC.

Posted by Fuzzybarebut on (October 31, 2013, 18:25 GMT)

As a blackcaps supporter this is really a low for me and for the team. Hesson's idea to bring players over here and give them a chance to show what they have got is really poor management. I think for too long we've expected too much from our players and often see ourselves as more than a minnow team. BD were always going to be strong especially at home, we need to start getting our plans and our players right before the World Cup. Playing a far larger majority of our A team would be a good start.

Posted by aburaihan on (October 31, 2013, 18:24 GMT)

In this position Bangladesh cricket team shows their ability to contest a winner attitude..So ICC may provide them more match with top 6 country..

Posted by dkboss62 on (October 31, 2013, 18:14 GMT)

BD require solid opener like as J.Sidduiqui

Posted by dkboss62 on (October 31, 2013, 18:13 GMT)

NZ selector please Back J.Franklin as a caption replacement of Williamson for SL Series because it's better bastmen then like as J.Neesham,L.Ronch,P.Fultan,Devcich and many more new player

Posted by emon-28-78 on (October 31, 2013, 18:13 GMT)

Bangladesh has become one of the top teams in the world now .They're very very strong.They can beat any team in the world.players are performing well.So,India,Aus,Eng,RSA,should invite BD.India won't becoz they think that if BD beat ind they will lose reputation.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 18:12 GMT)

They are continuously proving and improving them! Now all they need is more and more matches! More they play, more they win and learn to be a better team.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 18:05 GMT)

Great Performance Tigers! Keep it up... :)

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:54 GMT)

Well done to Bangladesh! I hope they always keep this sort of mentality of winning matches up and going! Time to face other top ranking oppositions and see how they fare up to them! Bangladesh is now a contender.. They are no more a minnow! I tell you Bangladesh is not here to fill in the ranks of ICC.. others in top 8 beware! Time to move on to do better in away series now!

Posted by Tokai69 on (October 31, 2013, 17:51 GMT)

Team Ban was too good today,as a whole, and everybody contributed their role either with bat or bowl. NZ did a wonderful job with bowling plus fielding and restricted within a chase-able score! Fielders saved atleast 20-30 runs today!They were so unlucky to get out in the early 3 wkts from where they could not come back though. Bangladesh got breakthrough from Mominul and Mashrafe and definitely the most successful player in this series - Gazi. Mashrafe's presence in the team boosted them a lot in absence of Shakib. Mushfiq's bowling rotation was great!

Posted by GeraldCalt on (October 31, 2013, 17:51 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh. Excellent bowling. NZ couldn't manage to bowl that straight and couldn't get you away.

From NZ's point of view (and I am a Blackcaps supporter) I think Hesson has to admit now that his plans have not worked. McCullum needs to stop playing for NZ to go back and rediscover what sort of cricketer he is and how to score runs (primarily).. shame because McCullum's captaincy has been very good, but the reasons for him replacing Taylor in the first place were never clear and haven't been borne out by any grand strategy.

I'm not a fan of coaches/captains resigning when they don't win consistently, but what Hesson wanted to achieve was never clear and hasn't happened.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:50 GMT)

congratulation bd cricket team! bd need to more snd more match.

Posted by Lermy on (October 31, 2013, 17:48 GMT)

Bangladesh have yet to test themselves against much stronger opposition, yet even NZ can at times compete in short spells against top opposition. NZ are incredibly weak right now, no better than associate nation strength. Bangladesh need to put the foot on the throat now and make it a white-wash, because against such useless opposition they cannot afford to slacken off. Any such weakness against SA or India and they will be destroyed. As for NZ, the sooner they play rugby all year round, the better! Can't believe their players are paid professionals!

Posted by The_Ashes on (October 31, 2013, 17:47 GMT)

So Bangladesh in last 2 years have won more than 50% of their ODI games beating the likes of England, New Zealand, West Indies, India, Sri Lanka etc should've really won the Asia Cup only losing to Pakistan by 2 runs. Test Cricket for now draws are just as good as wins for Bangladesh and that's what the team have been doing this year. Even the games they have lost in that time none were by an innings. The improvement and spirit of Bangladesh is obvious whether we like it or not and in the end Cricket is the big winner as this is what the sport really needed.

Posted by The_Ashes on (October 31, 2013, 17:37 GMT)

To be honest I can't even see New Zealand even coming close to the win in the final ODI because it will be on a completely new venue and is usually good for spinners and Bangladesh know the ground very well. New Zealand probably win the sole T20 game but that's nothing to brag about since they have had a disastrous tour. Bangladesh needs to play more ODI Cricket because they can now compete with the bigger teams even if its against the likes of Ireland and Afghanistan. I believe Bangladesh can easily climb up 2-3 places but playing only 9 ODIs a year isn't going to do especially when teams like New Zealand play like 20.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:33 GMT)

why is watling not playing?hes such a good spin player....and stop inducing players like devichich just average first class record!!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:32 GMT)

You see! we have sporting wicket rather than a highway where one team score 350 and other team gun them down with ease. but our pitch is much better and bowler and batsman both have equal opportunity to perform. that is real subcontinent wicket....:D

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:29 GMT)

Congrats the tigers of Bangladesh (y)

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:28 GMT)

Great win day by day we are become world class cricket team ...I think new Bangladesh team can beat any country ...

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:26 GMT)

ICC should allow bangladesh to play more Tests as well as ODI.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:26 GMT)

congratulation BANGLADESH.Hope that they will be a top class team very soon.......

Posted by The_Ashes on (October 31, 2013, 17:25 GMT)

slow pitch, low pitch, fast pitch, flat pitch, spin pitch, bouncy pitch blah blah blah Cricket is a game played on all types of surfaces and conditions and hence makes the sport so unique and great and enjoyable to watch for spectators and viewers. Simply excellent all-round Cricket from Bangladesh in this series and fantastic atmosphere as well. The team is no doubt making a lot of strides and that's great to see for the World of Cricket. Team spirit in Bangladesh camp is simply of top notch. I can see the team clinching another Banglawash very soon.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:21 GMT)

Congrats to Tiger for fabulous series win against NewZealand. Play sensible cricket and win more and more series for the country..

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:13 GMT)

It's simply wonderful match. Now Bangladesh are going to Banglawash to Blackcaps. Though the players of BD are improving in their performances yet some haters all the time criticize BD team and the players. Now it is time to remove the tag minnows. Wake up Bangladesh. Banglawash rest of the teams.

Posted by fr600 on (October 31, 2013, 17:11 GMT)

Some people are going to be pissed at BD's recent progress in international cricket. Thanks to NZ for playing against BD. Other teams should play with all countries too. ICC schedule is completely messed up in a horrible way.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 17:02 GMT)

i m just speechless...plz icc give us more chance to play test cricket..they r just doing just what they learning from yearly2-4 matches..plz give us opportunity to play6-10..then our team will defeat other top ranked team too...because one thing we have is enthusiasm about cricket.........mushfiq u r among the best captain of the world right now.....bt we r sorry that u been underestimated by cricketing world...no matter 16crore people with u..cngrts again

Posted by Dhali_BD_Fan on (October 31, 2013, 17:01 GMT)

Great win BD. All round performance and determination were key to this win. Please reflect on that, everyone more or less performed and there were no clear weak links in the chain as per previous games (remember playing non-performing bowlers like Shahadat over and over again - even in the final overs to give away the advantage?). 3 years in a ron BD has been a force on home ground, but the critics are correct, we need to beat teams abroad to truly feel that we are a wrold class team. Loosing against Scotland for example is just not acceptable at this level. I am VERY happy at our success and win - keep it up! NZ - they played well, and worked very hard, the games were not easy wins, feel bad for them but am sure they would be much stronger in thier home as well. Looking forward to playing you guys in NZ soon.

Posted by A.Haque on (October 31, 2013, 16:59 GMT)

Well done... 2 down 1 to go.... TIGERS go for "BANGLAWASH"

Posted by maskurul on (October 31, 2013, 16:51 GMT)

Bangladesh glares to gift another banglawash to Newzeland. Bangladesh is now passing their purple patch by the help of couple of players. Mominul Islam is one of the luster name of Bangladesh cricket who have already achieved the fame whole over the country. This little genius has proved himself as paddle of run. He has a great ability to keep batsman sober. He is playing as an experience and dexterous batsman at this moment. Musfiqur, who wanted to play gambling by this little genius. He showed his acumen earlier of the match by picking up 2 crucial wickets. His bowling was really esoteric today. Mushfiqur finally won in this gambling. Under this circumstances Bangladesh won the game and lead by series 2-0. This is 15 bilateral series victory of Bangladesh.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (October 31, 2013, 16:42 GMT)

What a great performance from our boys, After their batting I gave up hope but they proved me wrong. Well Done boys Really Proud of you :D

Posted by SpitFire on (October 31, 2013, 16:42 GMT)

...and Jacob Oram is playing in Bangladesh Premier League. He should have been in the team. Hope Jesse Ryder comes back in NZ side soon... I am a crazy fan of BD but my 2nd fav is NZ. They should have put a better fight...although McCullum was unlucky to get out.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:39 GMT)

Congratz to Bangladesh Team. I hope they will win the series at 3-0 and also continuing their good going in the fiture. Another "BANGLA WASH" is coming for sure. Proud to be a bangladeshi.......

Posted by Tokai69 on (October 31, 2013, 16:37 GMT)

Good to see for the first time, after winning the first match, hungry to win for the second one ........ keep it up Tigers, and congrats for the series win!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:37 GMT)

Congrats to BD cricket team for their valuable series win...now it is time for BD team to have more opportunities to play more games against strong teams....

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:37 GMT)

Well played Bangladesh! Almost everyone contributed. Hope to finish the series with a bang! Waiting for the #banglawash \m/ !! Best of luck to both teams.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:33 GMT)

Well done our tigers....go ahead and win win and win..

Posted by Masking_Tape on (October 31, 2013, 16:25 GMT)

Bangladesh batted first so NZ can't use "dew" as an excuse for their loss, as they're using Williamson's injury. Who's Williamson compared to Shakib, without a pinch of doubt, the greatest player to come out of Bangladesh? Rest of the team stepped. Learn to accept defeat.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:23 GMT)

bravo bangladeshi boys..........well done guys....we have some things to feel proud.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:22 GMT)

If BD plays cricket like this,they can reach to the semis of the upcoming world cups.

Posted by Bangla.tiger on (October 31, 2013, 16:20 GMT)

one more to go for "Bangla Wash". congrats to tiger

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:17 GMT)

I am absolutely astonished.Congrats to the tigers.

Posted by Under_estimated on (October 31, 2013, 16:16 GMT)

Waiting for "BanglaWash" again

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:15 GMT)

Bangladesh cricketera are making it a habit for themselves to consistently make us all proud. That's the spirit.... go on ou beloved tigers....

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:14 GMT)

Congratulations!!! We are very proud of you.Your great win provides the nation some hope that we are able to keep our head up.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:14 GMT)

still anyone around calling them minnow?? well, haters would always hate.. Bangladesh doing well is really good for cricket as they have a huge crowd base.. go on tigers.. thumbs up

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:12 GMT)

What a nice team that bangladesh team is: Two opener is Good hitter Tamim and Shamsur. Then No3 is New Sensation Mr. Mominul then THe Leader Cool Headed Mushi. Naem Islam is also called Chokka Naeem (Who hit Six in rows). After that two Smart Cricketer Nasir and Mahmudullah. One name is missing Star No.1 of the world Shakib. Bowling Line also superb Hattrick Man Rubel with Experienced Mash. Spin attack is No. 1 of the world Shakib, Gazi, Razzak trio. Wow!!!! what a team of Bangladesh!!!

Posted by Rafelgibt on (October 31, 2013, 16:11 GMT)

Its 2 gone and 1 to go for the Banglawash.Congrats to our Boys.You guys really make us proud.But few things i would like to speak up is that- 1. very poor fitness level of Abdur Razzak; 2. Very dim body-language of Mahmudullah 3. very lazy and careless effort of Nasir Hossain.I hope they would take a view over this and comeback with more vengeance.Roar TIGERS Roar>>>>

Posted by i_amVIVA on (October 31, 2013, 16:11 GMT)

Al hamdu lillahe rabbil alameen. A superb job by the Tigers, all played to their ability under the field condition. Tamim's knock proved to be crucial; At the same time, I still think Amanul should have been kept in, who knows this may have been his day. He is a good batsman, going through a patch, and for the stability and growth of he team, he should have been there, - something the management to think about, don't be so temperamental, mercurial.... look at the big picture for the broader future. And go TIGERS.....

Posted by Brown_AU on (October 31, 2013, 16:10 GMT)

Again the painful slow pitch helped BD team. This is really bad mentality if they want to improve really in international level. But, they deserve the win with their efforts subduing the nervousness and they were on top of the game. As a NZ fan (BD as well for Musfiq and Shakib) , I hope for bit of luck at the end of the painstaking tour. Come on BlackCaps !!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:09 GMT)

And we win the series! The ease with which we got it clearly tells you that we deserve a higher place in the rankings. Its just due to the less number of matches we play per year that denies us the required points to move up the ladder. ICC should really see to this that the so called "big" teams are forced to play against Bangladesh Cricket Team. They are surely nothing but scared! Oh right, its the halloween...be scared!!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:06 GMT)

A sweet little BanglaWash would be nice! :')

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:04 GMT)

its also good that critics are still criticizing and they continue to follow BD cricket.and one thing is funny that if BD win then then wicket is flat,opposition is average and weak outside the home, bla bla..and if bd lose they are underrated...we want critics more sporting rather than joking,not for BD but also every teams...

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (October 31, 2013, 16:02 GMT)

Congrats Tigers!! Don't forget New Zealand have played far more ODI Cricket than us in last 2 years. Let's not stop there and go for the kill in the final game. New Zealand! - winning a dead rubber is nothing great but there's always the T20 you can win and brag on about :D either we have new minnows or Bangladesh are now in the top 8 club.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:02 GMT)

And of course, someone has to bring Luck into the equation.

Please, stop using that as an excuse for losing, Thank you.

Admit BD is improving, and move on.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 16:00 GMT)

Bangladeshis outclassed NZ. Period. :3

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:58 GMT)

congratulations Team Bangladesh.

Posted by bdcric on (October 31, 2013, 15:58 GMT)

Watching the score/ commentary at your desk in US, while at work is priceless. 1st ODI win was amazing with Rubel's hat-trick. This one is sweet, absolutely brilliant. Especially the way BD bowelled with discipline and focus. Captaincy was accurate. Congratulation to our beloved BD team and all the players, you deserve a big celebration, made us so very proud in this series.

Posted by ashekin.nahid on (October 31, 2013, 15:58 GMT)

Forget about the 2010 Banglawash,that's not gonna happen again they said, NZ in a great form they said. Congratulations Bangladesh! once again showing how strong they are in their home!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:55 GMT)

Recent performances from Bangladesh, definitely sends a strong message to ICC & other "big!!!" cricketing nations that Bangladesh needs more matches ( both test & ODI) in the next FTP

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:54 GMT)

This Bangladesh team reminds me of Sri Lanka back in 1995-96 who played as a team and won a number of series and tournaments including World Cup as a team. Bangladesh is following their footstep and that day is not too far when they start competing for big titles.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:54 GMT)

Bangladesh is the biggest threat against any team in the home ground.So be alert all cricket nations.Tigers are on their feet now.They are roaring now.They will be the no 1 team very soon.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:52 GMT)

Thanks @Warm_coffee for feelings our right emotions for our team.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:52 GMT)

congrats BD.its good to see that they are strong as a team not with just one or two star(s).but strategically they are still in back foot and a lot of homework are to be done.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:51 GMT)

it was a serious good performance by the tigers and they also bowled with a good discipline

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:46 GMT)

Well done BD tigers.......Show them our prosperity of cric. Hopefully waiting for another Bangla wash.... :)

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:45 GMT)

Congrats Bangladesh. Pity for them who thinks NZ lost match in Flat track! How 20 wickets fall in Flat track?

Posted by frm_tigers_den on (October 31, 2013, 15:43 GMT)

congratz to BD team.....didn't felt like winning until the wicket of ross taylor......bowlers were amazing to defend such an average total...i think the wicket of anderson was the turning point of the match........looking forward to a stunning whitewash to seal the series.... :D

Posted by Shafi66 on (October 31, 2013, 15:43 GMT)

Congreats BD! We need more games to show our best.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:42 GMT)

Victory. Alhamdulillah!!! Sealed the series in style. B| Day by day winning is becoming a habit for us. Hey ICC , want to say u that we want more matches to play in a calender. Don't you see the improvement of the TIGERS??

By the way Banglawash is coming soon. B|

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:38 GMT)

Is anyone following B.Taylor (from Zim) playing in Dhaka Premier League ? He scored a 46 ball ton. And oh yes, congratulations to Bangladesh! If we can find a stable opener with Tamim and Mortaza & Rubel can maintain their form this team will be quite a force to reckon with. We still have to wait and see how we perform abroad, good luck to BD - I hope we can give NZ another white wash. If I am correct this is also the first time BD won two ODI series back to back (in the last ODI series BD beat WI).

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:36 GMT)

Not really an easy win, but a good win nevertheless. Thanks for a good match and best of luck to both teams in the last ODI.

Posted by Albert_cambell on (October 31, 2013, 15:35 GMT)

Congratz to BD. A convincing win. NZ were never in the game. This reminds me of Zimbabwe repeatedly thrashing England in the old days, when they were at their peak.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (October 31, 2013, 15:34 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh for series victory. Now it will finally silence the critics. Question to them "How can a 'minnow' beat a so called 'top 8' team 7 yes 7 times in a row? :) even luck that's not possible hehehe plus yet again we beat a major team in a series without the services of Shakib. Can only imagine how strong Bangladesh will be when he comes back in the team. Now I understand why people cry for Bangladesh's status because deep down they know the threat coming :)

Posted by Nasim_Ahmed on (October 31, 2013, 15:34 GMT)

Good to see Mortaza back in wickets. Great win by BD bowlers and fielders...

Posted by HatersAreOrdinary on (October 31, 2013, 15:32 GMT)

Congratulations to our beloved tigers and all the team management coach and staffs for an incredible series win over nz :D you just made us proud. to the world get ready we are coming :D

Posted by PavelSust on (October 31, 2013, 15:31 GMT)

It's a real Bangladesh but unfortunately Bangladesh team will play T20 World Cup qualifying round. May be it's history that host country required to play qualify round . That's worst example made by ICC. Shame ICC, SHAME!!!

Posted by i_amVIVA on (October 31, 2013, 15:25 GMT)

Congrats our beloved Tigers. A job very well done; series is in hand; only remains is BANGLAWASH. Go and get'm..... Go TIGERS.....

Posted by CrICkeeet on (October 31, 2013, 15:25 GMT)

This is poor from NZ.. Just unexcuseable, Clearly They're just not good enough 2 beat BAN in their homeground, SIMPLY Not Good enough..

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 15:24 GMT)

nz lost the series.they may go home empty handedly if the get white washed

Posted by gsingh7 on (October 31, 2013, 15:23 GMT)

come on bangladesh boys . win series. although this series is between number 8 and 10 ranked test teams . shows u still a lot to do for both teams to improve ratings.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 14:57 GMT)

Yes Bangladesh win the series with lead of 2-0. This is the time that Bangladesh proved them as good Cricket nation. No one can stop their progress. Though some people comments about bangladesh team so badly that should from now. This is very good achivement of bangladesh Team They beat team like NZ thourgh they ranked No8 but they two series against England and South Africa. Carry on Bangladesh in this Fashion.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 14:55 GMT)

Closing towards a series win.. Hope This boost would help bangladesh in the coming T20 world Cup...

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 14:55 GMT)

nz may loosing it but i still wait to see the conclusion

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 14:37 GMT)

Tiger is now 80 parcent of this match and what a catch by nameem islam one to say tiger tiger tiger

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 14:29 GMT)

my formula seems very very fruitfull.nz rr is high and under pressure.mominul brings wkt and economic.nz lost nerve and throwing wkts

Posted by Dhali_BD_Fan on (October 31, 2013, 14:25 GMT)

Last 5 ovs 14/2 RR 2.80 - this was the situation before B Mcullum fell - how can that be luck that we got the wicket? There was pressure on him and Ross, combined by tight bowling.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (October 31, 2013, 14:13 GMT)

Poor batting by Bangladesh. If batsman find it difficult scoring the 4s then 'rotate' the strike and pick up the 1s and 2s. Nasir Hossain I'm very disappointed with and needs to deliver.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 13:59 GMT)

nz is now well under pressure as theRR is going up n up bars r taking risks.although mashrafee conceeded costly but breaks the partnership.nz will waste few overs to settle down with new partnership

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 13:54 GMT)

Mahmudullah should replace by some other player. He got enough opportunity but still he was not consistent with his performance. what happened with Nasir. Has he forget batting?

Posted by Dhali_BD_Fan on (October 31, 2013, 13:52 GMT)

Mortaza did it! Corey Anderson, seems to be the most in form player for NZ after Williamson, that was a very dangerous wicket. Keep the pressure on BD! The key is pressure here, make them earn every run. Ross is doing a good job here, he really is resisting!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 13:27 GMT)

keep M'ullah bowling as he gave inly 2 runs in 2 ovrs.Required rate for NZ will go up and in underpressure bats will take risk and give away wkts

Posted by Fogu on (October 31, 2013, 13:13 GMT)

It is hilarious to read comments from passionate fans. The comments start coming in when the match is not even 15 overs old with anguish, lamentation, blame, who should be dropped or why was someone selected. This is good, fun read. I enjoy the comments as much as the game itself. :)

Posted by Riyed_Hasan_Shawon on (October 31, 2013, 13:06 GMT)

Nasir must have to be more careful & concentrate...on batting

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 13:04 GMT)

Looking like another series loss to Bangladesh for the Kiwis.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 12:56 GMT)

Just when New Zealand thought they're going to win it easily against Bangladesh , here comes the Tigers! get ready new Zealand!----- go Bangladesh go ----

Posted by HatersAreOrdinary on (October 31, 2013, 12:53 GMT)

feeling sorry for nz. this is gonna be a total humiliation for the blackcaps and once again the atmosphere on the stadium whoo. bangladesh cricket crowd is the best :D

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 12:52 GMT)

mirpur,dhaka pitch helps spinners alot which is suggested by history.Bd got some various alternatives such as razzak shohag and riadh naeem nasir.try mominul as well as he's lefty.it can be interesting

Posted by Nasim_Ahmed on (October 31, 2013, 12:36 GMT)

Speaking of luck, Rubel is off the field with probably ache from peptic ulcer just when BD bowlers seemed to create some pressure, and Razzak is now on to take the pressure off...

Posted by Nasim_Ahmed on (October 31, 2013, 11:55 GMT)

What was the team plan, really? To just dance down the track and make 350? Were even the selectors complacent enough to take the match for granted and experiment with young Shamsur? When you don't give Anamul ample chance, bring on Shamsur whose statistics is no better and Shamsur fails typically as any other young Bangladeshi opener would, the question comes inevitably - now what? Drop Shamsur and bring back Anamul? Stick to Shamsur unless he is confused enough like Anamul? If the selectors had plans for back-up opener, why didn't they keep Marshall in the squad?

Posted by dhola8191 on (October 31, 2013, 11:52 GMT)

Dear Bangladesh management and captain, If you do not change your approach you can never become a matured team in international cricket. Shamsur Rahman is an attacking batsman. But he is scoring 25 of 50+ balls!!! who instructed him to do so??!!. You are removing Anamul after first one day. How a player can get confidence if you remove him after one match in a series?! Mushfique and Mominul , both of you are getting out in 30's after well set . 247/10 in 49 overs in Sher -e -Bangla. Only some extra ordinary bowling or luck can save you today.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 11:43 GMT)

Disappointing Batting display at the End! Good Luck for the tigers!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 11:35 GMT)

My prediction and wish come wrong as I projected arond 300 figure but 247 neither a bad collection and offcourse a good fighting total n will make interesting.Early wkts is crucial and spinners will show their snaky circus

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 11:30 GMT)

Which way pitch is helping. Again BD curator of Mirpur prepared a pitch which ultimately helping New Zealand

Posted by kiwicroat111 on (October 31, 2013, 11:25 GMT)

great fielding performance. about 20 odd runs saved in the field in addition to some good bowling. Devcich showed good intensity, excellent addition to the team - something that international teams lack I think...imagine a team full of jonty rhodes.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (October 31, 2013, 11:22 GMT)

Pathetic and lame mentality gonna cost us this match. Before the series started both captain agreed that batting second is the best thing to do as the bowlers will be struggling to bowl at night but today we chose to bat just because we won the last match. What sort of decision making was it? 247 will not be enough unless one of the bowler end up doing something great but thats unlikely to happen :/.

Posted by Fogu on (October 31, 2013, 11:20 GMT)

@crow barred, you mean take it away from IN. BD pitches have been competitive. The second test would have had a result if not for 5 sessions lost for rain. ODI pitches favor those who apply themselves. BD pitches have been fair to both teams instead of rank turner, that would have favored the home team.

Posted by Rafelgibt on (October 31, 2013, 11:19 GMT)

BAN 247 all out....Still 20 runs short but i think if our bowlers can bowl into the channels then we have a very good chance to turn it back...Come on boys we can do it........Lets ROAR it loud....

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 10:51 GMT)

Hardened dirt pitches and tennis balls makes bad cricket = maybe its time for games to be taken away from the subcontinent. Makes cricket a farce

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 10:48 GMT)

pakistan lost the match which they were supose to win!!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 10:10 GMT)

i think they will launch there shots after 40 over's

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 9:54 GMT)

I thought batting 1st would be better and actually chasing is what we like to do.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (October 31, 2013, 9:44 GMT)

At this rate Bangladesh wont even able to score 250 and on this pitch like this anything under 275 is useless. They way this match going most likely NZ gonna have a easy win :(

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 9:11 GMT)

anamul failed to utilize his opportunity in test and odi but he is a good batsman though.he should be patient and play with cricketing technique and start with singles n 2s.he s solid in domestic.coach shiuld talk and show his batting vdo and cirrect

Posted by kiwicricketnut on (October 31, 2013, 8:35 GMT)

Thank you, finally latham gets a go, he deserves it so hopefully he makes the most of it, still no milne though, really think we are missing a trick leaving him out, bangladesh dont like express bowling yet we still don't pick him, we just never seem to go for the throat, if we think n. Mccullum is going to trouble bangladesh players who can all play spin with their eyes closed then captain and coach need to wake up, dan vettori yes, mccullum no, time to play to our strengths.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 8:29 GMT)

its could be good decision but he batting too slow so far.I think he is good for test

Posted by Joamiq on (October 31, 2013, 8:25 GMT)

Keeping Anamul in the lineup right now would be a risk with no reward. His footwork technique is very poor and needs to be relearned in order to be consistently effective at the international level. He has talent, but he does not need the harsh glare of international cricket right now. He needs to practice as much as he can while out of the spotlight and regain his confidence by improving his technique. Letting him continue to play right now will only reinforce his bad habits. He's young; let him develop before asking him to become Tamim Iqbal's opening partner.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 8:25 GMT)

alot of comments last time wanted shamsur in team. well you've got your wish.

Posted by Wahidwani on (October 31, 2013, 7:45 GMT)

Cannt understnd. Why Anamul haque is out f playing xi. Sachin made first century after 82matches but anamul haque has 1 so far. What the hell capitaincy is. See rohit. How many chances India gave him. Learn to take risk

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 7:41 GMT)

may be a good decision by bringing in a new opener with Tamim iqbal. My gues Shamsur Rahman will get a fifty on hs debut.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2013, 7:27 GMT)

Hope, Shamsur Rahman will make his debut a memorable one. I liked Anamul, but for some reason, he is not in form. I hope, he will come back strong in the near future. At my office and will be following the game every ball. thanks to cricinfo.com

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