Friday 19 February 2010 

Shakib Hits Century Before New Zealand Prevail

Shakib Hits Century Before New Zealand Prevail
Shakib Hits Century Before New Zealand Prevail
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New Zealand 553-6 dec. & 258-5 dec. (McIntosh 89) beat
Bangladesh 408 & 282 (Shakib Al Hasan 100) by 121 runs
Only Test, Hamilton
| TV Reaction

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan stroked a maiden century before his side fell to a 121-run defeat to New Zealand in the only Test at Hamilton.

Bangladesh began the final day on 88 for five having been set 404 to win, but Shakib, along with Mushfiqur Rahim (22) and Mahmudullah (42) made New Zealand work hard for the five wickets they required for victory.

First to go was Rahim, who was caught by Tim McIntosh off Daryl Tuffey having used up 71 balls and put on 79 with Shakib for the sixth wicket.

Mahmudullah, who scored his maiden century in the first innings, in the process putting on 145 with Shakib for the seventh wicket, made a swift 42 in 67 balls before Jeetan Patel had him caught by Tuffey.

Shakib then reached his century but could go no further, bowled by Tim Southee two balls after reaching his century, which included 15 fours and three sixes.

Shahadat Hossain (17 not out), Shafiul Islam (13) and Rubel Hossain (1) then fell quickly as New Zealand wrapped things up, Southee returning three for 41 and spinner Daniel Vettori and Patel taking two wickets apiece.

Martin Guptill, who went on to hit 189, also scored his maiden century as New Zealand piled on the runs in their first innings.

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