6 Oct 2010

Bangladesh win first one dayer against Black Caps

7:43 am on 6 October 2010

Bangladesh are celebrating a rare cricket victory after a pulsating 9-run win over New Zealand in the opening game of their one day series in Dhaka.

In a rain-affected match Bangladesh were dismissed for 228, and the Black Caps were left stranded on 200 for 8 after being set a revised target of 210 in 37 overs.

Brendan McCullum and Jesse Ryder put on a half century partnership for the first wicket, but New Zealand had slipped to 85 for 4 when rain stopped play for nearly an hour.

McCullum ended up with 61 off 44 balls, and Ross Taylor made 42.

Bangladesh's hero was all rounder Shakib al Hasan who scored a quickfire half century, and bamboozled New Zealand's batsmen with his left arm spinners to take 4 wickets for 41.

Bangladesh were a bowler short for most of the game after their skipper Mashrafe Mortaza sprained his ankle in the third over of New Zealand's innings.

It's not yet known if he'll be fit for game two in the 5-match series on Friday.