Friday 28 December 2007 

New Zealand Seal Series After Commanding Win

New Zealand 335-5 (Fulton 83, How 74, Oram 55)
Bangladesh 181-6 (Aftab Ahmed 55, Mills 4-40)

New Zealand won by 102 runs (D/L) and lead the series 2-0

New Zealand took an unassailable 2-0 series lead over Bangladesh after they won the second one-day international by 102 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Bangladesh struggled to 181 for six from 43 overs after their target had been reduced to 284. New Zealand earlier posted an impressive 335 for five and dominated the match.

Jamie How hit 74 from the top of the order before Peter Fulton came in and hit 83 from 92 balls. Bangladesh hit back with four wickets but quick innings of 34 from 24 balls from Ross Taylor and 55 from 31 from Jacob Oram pushed the Kiwis past 300 and effectively ended the game as a contest.

Tamim Iqbal (43) got the run chase off to a good start although Junaid Siddique and Mohammad Ashraful struggled to keep up with the rate with Kyle Mills removing the top three.

Aftab Ahmed struck a fighting 54 from 77 balls but he had no support as Bangladesh fell well short.

Mills finished with four for 40 while Dan Vettori was the only other man to strike, taking two for 30 from his ten overs.

New Zealand won the first match in Auckland by six wickets, the final game takes place in Queenstown on December 31st.

� Cricket World 2007



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