New Zealand were bowled out before ending 50 overs but managed to get a challenging score of 254 runs against Bangladesh in their second ODI of the three-match ODI series at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, on Saturday.
The hosts need to chase the challenging total of 255 runs down in 50 overs to clinch the victory over New Zealand.
Earlier, the Kiwis won the toss and opted to bat in an overcast condition. They did not get off to a good start as Mustafizur Rahman and Khaled Ahmed picked up three early wickets. Henry Nicholls (49) and Tom Blundell (68) steadied the innings and added a 95-run stand for the fourth wicket.
But once that partnership was broken they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and thanks to contributions from Ish Sodhi (35), Kyle Jamieson (20) and Lockie Ferguson (13) that the score crossed the 250 mark.
Mahedi Hasan and Khaled Ahmed bagged the highest three wickets each for Bangladesh while Mustafizur Rahman got two wickets. Hasan Mahmud and Nasum Ahmed picked up one wicket each.
Bangladesh made two changes in their line-up as Nurul Hasan Shohan and Tanzim Hasan Sakib were replaced by Khaled Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud. Khaled made his debut in this match.
The first match of the series ended with no result due to inclement weather. The third and final match of the series is scheduled for September 26th.
Bangladesh XI: Litton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah Riyad, Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed
New Zealand XI: Finn Allen, Will Young, Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.