New Zealand Dismiss Bangladesh For 228 In First ODI
Bangladesh 228 (Shakib Al Hasan 58, Mills 3-44) v New Zealand
First One-Day International, Mirpur
Bangladesh were bowled out for 228 in 49.3 overs by New Zealand in the first of five One-Day Internationals in Mirpur after Kyle Mills took three wickets and three bowlers took two apiece for the tourists.
Electing to bat after they won the toss, Bangladesh made a reasonable start with their top order all getting starts before losing their way.
Imrul Kayes (16), Shahriar Nafees (35), Junaid Siddique (30) and Raqibul Hasan (21) all got in but it was all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan who scored the bulk of the runs in hitting 58 in 51 balls before he was bowled by Mills.
The left-hander, who the New Zealanders had identified prior to the series as a major threat with bat and ball, hit eight fours in his aggressive innings.
Mushfiqur Rahim then made 22 and captain Mashrafe Mortaza scored 15 to be the only other players to make it to double figures as Andy McKay returned two for 51, Daniel Vettori two for 29 and Jesse Ryder marked his comeback from injury with two for 16 and a catch.
Off-spinner Nathan McCullum was the other man to take a wicket, bowling Siddique.
New Zealand lost both their scheduled practice games against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI due to rain.
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