Sunday 6 January 2008 

Brave Bangladesh Unable To Resist Defeat In Dunedin

Bangladesh 137 (Tamim 53) & 254 (Tamim 84, Vettori 4-70)
New Zealand 357 (Oram 117, Bell 107) & 39-1 in Dunedin

New Zealand won by nine wickets and lead the series 1-0

A battling Bangladesh side was unable to follow the lead of its opening batsmen, as they lost the first Test against New Zealand by nine wickets in Dunedin.

Tamim Iqbal (84) and Junaid Siddique (74) added 161 for the first wicket, easily a Bangladeshi record but after that, the New Zealand bowlers held sway with Shahriar Nafees the next highest scorer with 28. Bangladesh were bowled out for 254 before New Zealand raced to 39 for one to win inside nine overs.

Dan Vettori picked up four for 70 before watching his side cruise to victory for the loss of Craig Cumming, trapped in front by Mashrafe Mortaza for four. Matthew Bell, a first innings centurion, scored 20 not out and Peter Fulton a swift 15 to deny Bangladesh.

It was New Zealand's first Test win under Vettori and the two-match series now moves on to Wellington on January 12th.

� Cricket World 2008