Friday 5 February 2010 

Dominant Black Caps Tame Tigers In Opening ODI

	 Dominant Black Caps Tame Tigers In Opening ODI
Dominant Black Caps Tame Tigers In Opening ODI
© REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

New Zealand 336-9 (Oram 83, Broom 71) beat
Bangladesh 190 (Tamim Iqbal 62, Vettori 3-33) by 146 runs

First One-Day International, Napier

Four players hit half-centuries as New Zealand crushed Bangladesh to win the opening One-Day International by 146 runs in Napier.

Jacob Oram hammered 83 in just 40 balls while Neil Broom, Peter Ingram and Ross Taylor also passed 50 as the Black Caps posted 336 for nine before bowling Bangladesh out for 190.

Oram smacked eight fours and five sixes coming in during the latter stages of New Zealand's innings, which was set up by Ingram (69), Taylor (51) and Broom (71) after Brendon McCullum (0), Martin Guptill (2) and James Franklin (2) had all been dismissed cheaply, pacer Shafiul Islam taking four for 68.

Daniel Vettori chipped in with 32 before he was stumped and Daryl Tuffey cracked an unbeaten ten in seven balls.

Tamim Iqbal then made 62 in 69 balls with ten fours but he alone stood up to the challenge of facing a charged up New Zealand bowling attack.

Vettori returned three for 33, Oram two for 33 and debutant Andy McKay two for 40 as they ripped through Bangladesh in 43.5 overs.

Imrul Kayes (33) helped add 71 for the first wicket with Iqbal but that was by far the biggest partnership of the innings as they registered a second big loss in three days following a ten-wicket hammering in the tour-opening Twenty20 International in Hamilton.

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