Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI: Blundell and Sodhi guide New Zealand to 86 run win over Bangladesh
Tom Blundell 68 and Ish Sodhi 6-39 guided New Zealand to 86 run win against Bangladesh, in the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh, in Dhaka on Saturday.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh
Bangladesh 168/10 (41.1 ov)
New Zealand 254/10 (49.2 ov)
Result - New Zealand won by 86 runs
Blundell, who smashed six fours and a six in his second ODI half-century, helped New Zealand recover from 36-3 after stand-in captain Lockie Ferguson won the toss and opted to bat.
Henry Nicholls chipped in with 49 runs as the pair added 95 runs for the fourth wicket to steady the New Zealand innings.
Bangladesh seized the early momentum in overcast conditions thanks to left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman, who dismissed openers Will Young for a duck and Finn Allen for 12.
Debutant Khaled Ahmed forced Chad Bowes (14) to edge a catch at square leg to Towhid Hridoy for his maiden wicket.
Khaled also broke the partnership between Blundell and Nicholls as the latter nicked a catch behind the stumps.
Right-arm pacer Hasan Mahmud, who was included in the side as a late replacement for Tanzim Hasan, uprooted the off-stump of Blundell four overs later.
But Ish Sodhi (35), Cole McConchie (20) and Kyle Jamieson (20) all made decent scores down the order to take New Zealand's tally past the 250-run mark before they were all out in 49.2 overs.
Sodhi was Mankaded by Hasan on 17, but Bangladesh captain Liton Das withdrew the appeal as the Kiwi was walking back to the pavilion.
Off-spinner Mahedi and pacer Khaled claimed 3-45 and 3-60 for Bangladesh, respectively.
The Kiwis were looking to win their first ODI series in Bangladesh in 15 years, having lost all seven matches to the hosts in the last two series in 2010 and 2013.
As it turned out, New Zealand won the 2nd ODI comfortably by the margin of 86 runs.
Ish Sodhi 6-39 was the pick of bowlers for New Zealand, as Bangladesh capitulated to 168 all out in the 42nd over.
New Zealand Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Will Young - 2.3 ov), 2-26 (Finn Allen - 6.1 ov), 3-36 (Chad Bowes - 7.5 ov), 4-131 (Henry Nicholls - 26.2 ov), 5-157 (Rachin Ravindra - 30.1 ov), 6-166 (Tom Blundell - 33.5 ov), 7-187 (Cole McConchie - 38.1 ov), 8-219 (Kyle Jamieson - 44.5 ov), 9-240 (Lockie Ferguson - 48.1 ov), 10-254 (Ish Sodhi - 49.2 ov)
Bangladesh Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Litton Das - 5.6 ov), 2-60 (Tanzid Hasan - 10.4 ov), 3-60 (Soumya Sarkar - 10.6 ov), 4-70 (Towhid Hridoy - 14.1 ov), 5-92 (Tamim Iqbal - 18.5 ov), 6-134 (Mahedi Hasan - 29.1 ov), 7-149 (Mahmudullah - 35.3 ov), 8-153 (Hasan Mahmud - 37.6 ov), 9-167 (Nasum Ahmed - 40.2 ov), 10-168 (Khaled Ahmed - 41.1 ov)
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das(WK/C), Tanzid Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Khaled Ahmed,Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Will Young, Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(WK), Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson(C), Trent Boult
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023 09:00
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Toss: New Zealand elected to bat
Officials Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh) Nitin Menon (India TV)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
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