New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has expressed disappointment after his side's second successive defeat against Bangladesh, giving the hosts an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series with two games to go. Vettori identified New Zealand's continued struggles against Bangladesh's spinners as the reason for the defeat.
"We are disappointed with the batting," Vettori said after the game. "[Jesse] Ryder and [BJ] Watling set us up, but from then on we were under pressure. The spinners for Bangladesh bowled very well and we have to adjust quickly. We have to post a decent score in the next game to put some pressure on them."
After the early loss of Brendon McCullum, New Zealand recovered through Ryder and Watling who added 55 for the second wicket. However, their good work was undone by the home side's spinners, with left-armer Suhrawadi Shuvo taking 3 for 14 in 10 overs.
Chasing 174 for a win, Bangladesh cantered home with 10 overs to spare, the first time they have managed to string two consecutive wins against top opposition, not counting the 3-0 victory against a depleted West Indies side last year.
"Suhrawadi bowled well and we kept taking wickets," the stand-in Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said. "Our opening batsmen then batted solidly and gave us a good start, that's what we needed."