Top-order struggles as Bangladesh post 226

Bangladesh have been bundled out for 226 runs in 49.4 overs in the second ODI at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. New Zealand need 227 runs to win to clinch series 2-0.

Mohammad Mithun scored fifty in his second consecutive match. ©Getty Images


The tourists were sent in to bat first by New Zealand on a wet morning as rain showed possibility of interruption. The rain was back again for a short period during the early stages of Tigers’ innings.

Bangladesh’s top-order continued to slump in this match. Liton Das got out on 1 while taking aerial route off Trent Boult. Tamim Iqbal played 28 balls for his 5 runs. Meanwhile, Soumya Sarkar once again failed to convert his start – 22 off 23.

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Mushfiqur Rahim, playing his 200th ODI, chopped onto the stumps off Colin Grandhomme on 24. Mahmudullah Riyad also disappointed as he made just 7 runs before getting caught behind off Todd Astle.

Mohammad Mithun took up the role to rebuild Bangladesh’s innings. He put on vital 75-run partnership for the sixth-wicket with Sabbir Rahman. Mithun brought up his fourth ODI fifty, second on the tour. The right-hander top-scored with 57 off 69 including 7 fours and a six.

Sabbir showed some form during his 65-ball 43 runs. Mehidy Hasan Miraz made 16 runs. Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was the last man to go scoring 13 runs.

Lockie Ferguson was the peak of the bowlers for the Blackcaps with three wickets for 43 runs. Leg-spinner Astle took 2 for 52 on his return to the side.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 226 allout in 49.4 overs (Mithun 67, Sabbir 43; Ferguson 3/43, Neesham 2/21)

New Zealand need 227 runs to win

Live score of second ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh-

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