Bangladesh Preserve Winning Streak

Rubel Hossain
Rubel Hossain celebrates one of his six wickets as Bangladesh beat New Zealand in the first ODI
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Bangladesh 265 (Mushfiqur Rahim 90) beat
New Zealand 162 (Rubel Hossain 6-26) by 43 runs (D/L)
First One-Day International, Dhaka

Bangladesh maintained their record of not having lost a One-Day International against New Zealand since 2010 with a 43-run win in Dhaka.

They overcame a shaky start to post 265 all out and after a rain delay, dismissed New Zealand for 162 in reply.

New Zealand had been set a revised target of 206 in 33 overs but were undermined by a Rubel Hossain hat-trick.

Mushfiqur Rahim (90), Naeem Islam (84) and Rubel (6-26) were the star performers for the home side as they went 1-0 up in the three-match series.

New Zealand were forced through an injury to Kane Williamson to reshuffle their batting line-up and although Grant Elliott made 71 at number three, they collapsed from 121 for three to 162 all out in just 29.5 overs.

Rubel's hat-trick included the wickets of Corey Anderson (46), Brendon McCullum (0) and Jimmy Neesham (0) in the 24th over, which turned the game decisively in the home side's favour.

Jimmy Neesham had earlier taken four for 42 and Tim Southee three for 34 but Bangladesh, through Mushfiqur and Naeem put on an excellent recovery to haul their side up to a winning score.

Rubel then achieved his hat-trick, a maiden five-wicket haul and career-best figures to end New Zealand's chances.

Debutant Anton Devcich, who made 22, and Nathan McCullum (10) were the only others to reach double figures.

The second match is on Thursday 31st October.

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