Collective effort helps Bangladesh down New Zealand

New Zealand 270/8 (Tom Latham 84, Neil Broom 63, Ross Taylor 60*; Shakib Al Hasan 2-41, Nasir Hossain 2-47) lost to Bangladesh 271/5 in 48.2 overs (Tamim Iqbal 65, Sabbir Rahman 65, Mahmudullah 46, Mushfiqur Rahim 45; Jeetan Patel 2-55) by 5 wickets.

Bangladesh got their prized first away win over New Zealand a week before the start of their Champions Trophy campaign. The five-wicket win in front of a packed crowd in Clontarf was a tense affair at times but Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah aced the chase of 271 in some style. The win helped them climb to No. 6 on the ICC ODI rankings table.

Mahmudullah hit the winning runs through midwicket, with 10 balls to spare. He was unbeaten on 46 off 36 balls with six fours and a six, while Mushfiqur was not out on a run-a-ball 45 with three fours and a six.


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