Bangladesh beat New Zealand XI in Cyclone Sidr Relief Match

Bangladesh defeated a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) XI by four wickets in a day-night Twenty20 game in Hamilton to pick up their first win of the tour. After the Bangladeshi bowlers had restricted NZC XI to a modest 133, Farhad Reza’s 17-ball 31 propelled the visitors to a win with three overs to spare.

Sent in, NZC XI had a slow start reaching 19 for 2 in 5.3 overs. They were propped up by James Marshall and Scott Styris who added 39 for the fifth wicket. Marshall top scored with an unbeaten 33, which included one six and a four. For the Bangladeshis, opening bowler Shahadat Hossain took 3 for 15 off his four overs.

The visitors’ chase began poorly with the openers falling cheaply but the next five batsmen contributed with scores over 20 to ensure victory. Three run-outs had threatened to derail the Bangladeshis’ reply, but Reza and Mehrab Hossain jnr added 47 for the sixth wicket to ease their side’s concerns. Michael Mason was the most effective NZC XI bowler, conceding only 21 runs off his four overs.

After having lost two of their three previous games of the tour – with one match abandoned, the Bangladeshis will take some confidence from this win, which comes ahead of the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday.

The game was a charity match to help raise funds for people affected by Cyclone Sidr, which ripped through Bangladesh in November and killed more than 3000 people. The ICC also donated US$250,000 to the Bangladesh Relief Fund at the start of the match.

 


Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
New Zealand Cricket XI v Bangladeshis 2007/08 season

Played at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on 23 December 2007 – day/night (20-over match)

Result Bangladeshis won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)

New Zealand Cricket XI innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
JM How c Junaid Siddique b Shahadat Hossain 10 14 1 0 71.42
captain SP Fleming c Sajidul Islam b Mohammad Ashraful 17 20 2 0 85.00
PG Fulton c Javed Omar b Sajidul Islam 3 11 0 0 27.27
LRPL Taylor c Farhad Reza b Mohammad Ashraful 15 16 2 0 93.75
SB Styris c Mehrab Hossain jnr b Farhad Reza 29 22 1 1 131.81
JAH Marshall not out 33 26 1 1 126.92
wicketkeeper GJ Hopkins c Tamim Iqbal b Shahadat Hossain 12 7 2 0 171.42
TG Southee b Shahadat Hossain 1 2 0 0 50.00
MJ Mason not out 3 2 0 0 150.00
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 4) 10

Total (7 wickets; 20 overs; 86 mins) 133 (6.65 runs per over)

Did not bat JS Patel, IE O’Brien

Fall of wickets1-12 (How, 2.5 ov), 2-19 (Fulton, 5.3 ov), 3-47 (Fleming, 9.3 ov), 4-59 (Taylor, 11.2 ov), 5-98 (Styris, 16.2 ov), 6-116 (Hopkins, 18.2 ov), 7-120 (Southee, 18.6 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
Shahadat Hossain 4 0 15 3 3.75 (1w)
Sajidul Islam 4 1 23 1 5.75 (2w)
Farhad Reza 4 0 26 1 6.50 (1w)
Mohammad Ashraful 4 0 28 2 7.00
Shakib Al Hasan 3 0 23 0 7.66
Aftab Ahmed 1 0 12 0 12.00

Bangladeshis innings (target: 134 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal c Southee b Mason 0 6 0 0 0.00
Junaid Siddique c Taylor b Southee 4 7 1 0 57.14
Aftab Ahmed run out (Styris) 20 15 4 0 133.33
captain Mohammad Ashraful run out (Southee) 20 10 1 2 200.00
Shakib Al Hasan run out (Taylor/Patel) 22 19 3 0 115.78
Mehrab Hossain jnr not out 21 26 2 0 80.76
Farhad Reza c wicketkeeperHopkins b Styris 31 17 4 1 182.35
wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 12) 15

Total (6 wickets; 17 overs) 134 (7.88 runs per over)

Did not bat Javed Omar, Sajidul Islam, Shahadat Hossain

Fall of wickets1-0 (Tamim Iqbal, 0.6 ov), 2-19 (Junaid Siddique, 3.3 ov), 3-45 (Mohammad Ashraful, 5.4 ov), 4-52 (Aftab Ahmed, 7.1 ov), 5-86 (Shakib Al Hasan, 11.5 ov), 6-133 (Farhad Reza, 16.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
MJ Mason 4 1 21 1 5.25
TG Southee 3 0 31 1 10.33 (6w)
SB Styris 4 0 28 1 7.00
IE O’Brien 3 0 29 0 9.66 (1w)
JS Patel 3 0 22 0 7.33 (1w)

Toss Bangladeshis, who chose to field first

Umpires GA Baxter and AL Hill

Match notes

* Scorers: TW Andersson and PG Rice

* New Zealand Cricket XI innings
* New Zealand Cricket XI: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 4
* New Zealand Cricket XI: 100 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 8
* Bangladeshis innings
* Bangladeshis: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (39 balls), Extras 6
* Bangladeshis: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (80 balls), Extras 12

Source: http://www.Cricket.org

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