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Oct 29, 2013 at 09:35pm IST

1st ODI: Rubel six-wicket haul leads Bangladesh to win

TOSS: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and decided to field.

TEAM NEWS: Shakib Al Hasan not in the eleven due to illness. Zia ur Rahman, Shamsur Rahman and Al Amin Hossain also miss out. New Zealand decided to bench Latham, Mills, Munro and Milne.

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The last time these two teams played a series in Bangladesh, the hosts upset the favourites 4-0.

1st ODI: Rubel six-wicket haul leads Bangladesh to win

File photo of Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal.

Commentary (New Zealand 1st Innings)

Without doubt, the MAN OF THE MATCH GOES TO RUBEL HOSSAIN for a hat-trick which helped put Bangladesh on the winning side. That's all we have from this one. Join us back for the rest of the ODIs. Until then, farewell!

After play resumed, New Zealand's asking rate increased and it was a virtual high-scoring T20 situation. Anderson and Elliott kept things going well but then were struck back by a hat-trick from Rubel Hossain. From there on, the big shots started ended up being tamely timed catches to the fielders in the deep and Rubel finished with the joint best figures for a Bangladeshi in ODIs!

A very fine win for Bangladesh scripted right here in Dhaka. After posting a good total first up, powered up by the likes of Naeem Islam and Mushfiqur Rahim, they had the Kiwis under the mat earlier by regularly contributing with wickets before rain came and halted proceedings.

29.5 R Hossain to G Elliott, OUT! Mortaza takes a very fine catch in the deep! A slow full ball, Elliott goes through with the lofted shot. Mortaza from mid off, charges back and takes a wonderful catch, going backwards which is never easy to do. As Kane Williamson will not walk out to bat, BANGLADESH WIN BY 43 RUNS!(D/L method) 162/9

29.4 R Hossain to M McClenaghan, A length ball on middle, Mitchell tucks it away through square leg and hands over the strike to Elliott. 162/8

29.3 R Hossain to G Elliott, A good length ball, hit over the mid on fielder for a single. 161/8

29.2 R Hossain to G Elliott, Slow off-cutter outside off, Elliott is outfoxed by misses his scooping. 160/8

29.1 R Hossain to G Elliott, Short of a length, Elliott punches it towards cover. McClenaghan who was hurrying out of his crease, is rightfully sent back by Elliott. 160/8

28.6 A Razzak to G Elliott, Flicks it through mid-wicket to keep strike in the next over. 160/8

28.5 A Razzak to G Elliott, SIX! And that's out of the screws as well. Full on middle, Elliott sits down and sends the slog towering over the fielder at the mid-wicket fence. 159/8

28.4 A Razzak to G Elliott, FOUR! Lovely stroke from Elliott. A flighted full ball, Elliott makes room and carves it away over covers. 153/8

Mitchell McClenaghan walks out next. Kane Williamson is still yet to come. Might probably be the last wicket then.

28.3 A Razzak to Tim Southee, OUT! Southee is out of here too! A short ball on middle and leg, Southee rocks back and pulls it away over the mid-wicket fielder. Shamsur Rehman(sub) takes the catch at the fence. Bangladesh not far from victory here. 149/8

28.2 A Razzak to G Elliott, Short of a length, Elliott cuts it away past point and takes one. 149/7

28.1 A Razzak to G Elliott, FOUR! Finds the gap! Short ball down the leg side, Elliott pulls it away in the gap between short fine leg and square leg. 148/7

27.6 R Hossain to G Elliott, Short of a length, pulled away through mid-wicket for one. 144/7

Tim Southee in next.

Maiden five-fer for Rubel Hossain.

27.5 R Hossain to N McCullum, OUT! One shot too many and Rubel keeps getting rewards. Short of a length, McCullum was once again trying to clear it downtown but gets it from the high part of the bat. Taken easily by Mortaza at mid off. 143/7

27.4 R Hossain to N McCullum, A slow yorker on the pads, McCullum pushes it past his non-striker and shows good urgency for a couple of runs. 143/6

27.3 R Hossain to N McCullum, Short of a length on middle, McCullum swings, misses and the ball goes over the stumps. 141/6

27.2 R Hossain to N McCullum, Short of a good length ball, McCullum lofts it through the line but it's gone up in the air, safe towards long on for a couple. 141/6

27.1 R Hossain to G Elliott, Length delivery, pushed towards cover where Rubel himself gets across and cuts it off. 139/6

26.6 A Razzak to N McCullum, Slightly short, McCullum once again opted to go on the back foot to cut but missed it. 138/6

26.5 A Razzak to N McCullum, FOUR! Short delivery, McCullum rocks back and cashes on the chance with a solid punch through covers. 138/6

26.4 A Razzak to N McCullum, Walks down the track and ends up digging it right back to the bowler. 134/6

26.3 A Razzak to G Elliott, Short ball, punched through mid on for a single. 134/6

6th ODI fifty for Grant Elliott.

26.2 A Razzak to G Elliott, SIX! Clean hit! A flat and full ball on middle, Elliott sits down and slogs it comfortably over the mid-wicket fence. It's also his 2nd 50 against Bangladesh. Now will have to make it count. 133/6

26.1 A Razzak to G Elliott, Short and just turning away, Elliott looks to cut but misses it by a very tiny margin. 127/6

25.6 R Hossain to N McCullum, Short of a length and tight on middle, McCullum blocks it down. 127/6

25.5 R Hossain to G Elliott, SAFE! A short of a length delivery, Elliott looks to push tamely and finds a loopy edge going behind. Rahim tries to reach with a dive but it's quite far from him. 127/6

25.4 R Hossain to N McCullum, A full ball around off, McCullum drives it through mid on for one. 126/6

25.3 R Hossain to N McCullum, Stays on the back foot and defends it. 125/6

25.2 R Hossain to G Elliott, Length delivery around off, Elliott taps it away past point for one. 125/6

25.1 R Hossain to G Elliott, Short of a length and wide, Elliott slaps it straight to point. 124/6

24.6 A Razzak to N McCullum, Walks out of the crease to dab but only finds an under edge back towards the keeper. 4 dots by Razzak to end the over, splendid work. 124/6

24.5 A Razzak to N McCullum, A bit flat and quick on off, dabbed towards point. The Kiwis can't really afford any more dot balls. 124/6

24.4 A Razzak to N McCullum, Tossed up on middle, pushed right back this time. 124/6

24.3 A Razzak to G Elliott, Flighted delivery on middle, hit down through mid on for one. 124/6

24.2 A Razzak to N McCullum, Flighted up on middle, driven through mid on for one. 123/6

24.1 A Razzak to G Elliott, Flighted around off, pushed through mid off for one. 122/6

Abdur Razzak to bowl now.

23.6 R Hossain to N McCullum, Very full in length, Nathan works it away towards mid on. 121/6

Nathan McCullum is in next. There's a pandemonium going around at the stadium right now. Will the more temperamental McCullum hold his nerve?

23.5 R Hossain to J Neesham, OUT! HAT-TRICK FOR RUBEL HOSSAIN! Short of a length and down the leg side, a nothing ball actually, Neesham was actually looking to work it away fine but gets a glove to it. The umpire raises his finger after almost a plead from the entire Bangladeshi team and Rubel runs away in jubilation. Becomes the 3rd Bangladeshi to do so in ODIs. 121/6

James Neesham walks in next to face the HAT-TRICK BALL!

23.4 R Hossain to B McCullum, OUT! GONE FIRST BALL! Two in two for Rubel! A short of a length ball, McCullum is a bit squared up and the leading edge carries simply to the substitute fielder, Shamsur Rehman. 121/5

Brendon McCullum is the next man. If this is not his zone.....not sure what is.

23.3 R Hossain to C Anderson, OUT! Cleaned him to end a stupendous stand! A short of a length delivery on middle, Anderson goes to slog on the leg side but loses his middle stump. 121/4

23.2 R Hossain to G Elliott, Length delivery, Elliott works it away through mid-wicket and takes one. 121/3

23.1 R Hossain to G Elliott, Short of a length on middle, Elliott charges out to heave but misses. 120/3

22.6 S Gazi to C Anderson, SIX! Massive hit! Flighted delivery, Anderson comes forward and hoists it over the deep mid-wicket fence. 17 off that over! 120/3

22.5 S Gazi to G Elliott, Floated up, Elliott finds an outside edge towards third man for one. 114/3

22.4 S Gazi to C Anderson, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total. 113/3

22.3 S Gazi to G Elliott, Flighted up, Elliott sweeps it away past square leg for one. 112/3

22.2 S Gazi to G Elliott, FOUR! 14 off the last 3 overs. Short in length, Elliott had already charged out and punched it hard through covers. 111/3

22.1 S Gazi to G Elliott, FOUR! Nicely done! Flighted and full around off, Elliott backs away and slices it away over point. 107/3

21.6 Mahmudullah to C Anderson, SIX! What a shot! A short ball sitting up outside off, Anderson goes hard, with a pull over the long on fence and easily clears the fence. Incredible! 103/3

21.5 Mahmudullah to G Elliott, Flighted and full, Elliott chips it straight over the bowler's head for one. 97/3

21.4 Mahmudullah to C Anderson, Sliding onto the pads, Anderson works it away past square leg and takes one. 96/3

21.3 Mahmudullah to C Anderson, Goes to cut a short ball outside off but misses out. 95/3

21.2 Mahmudullah to C Anderson, SIX! Massive strike! Flat and full around off, Anderson just positions himself and smashes it away over the long on fence. 95/3

21.1 Mahmudullah to G Elliott, Short and spinning in, Elliott remains back and punches it through mid on for one. 89/3

Mahmudullah is now back into the attack.

20.6 N Hossain to C Anderson, Once again rocks back and punches it away to cover. 88/3

20.5 N Hossain to C Anderson, Short again outside off, Anderson rocks back and hits it towards cover. 88/3

20.4 N Hossain to C Anderson, Another short ball, Anderson rocks back and punches it towards cover. 88/3

20.3 N Hossain to C Anderson, FOUR! The square leg fielder was in, Anderson sits down to a flat ball and executes the sweep perfectly over that fielder for a boundary. The match will pick up tempo from here on. 88/3

20.2 N Hossain to C Anderson, Short, Anderson rocks back and punches it away to cover. 84/3

20.1 N Hossain to C Anderson, A bit short and holds up with more bounce, Anderson taps it away past point and rushes across for a couple of runs. 84/3

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