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MIRPUR---Fast bowler Rubel Hossain took
a hat-trick and a career-best 6-26 to help
Bangladesh win the rain-affected first one-
day international against New Zealand by
43 runs yesterday.
New Zealand was 82-3 after 20 overs when
unexpected rain delayed the match for 105
minutes. Given a revised, tougher target of
206 off 33 overs under the Duckworth Lewis
method, the Kiwis were all out for 162 in 29.5
overs at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Kane Williamson, who bowled without tak-
ing a wicket, did not bat because he was hurt.
Bangladesh was dismissed in 49.5 overs for
265, its highest score against New Zealand.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with
90 and Naeem Islam made 84.
After the rain break, New Zealand s Corey
Anderson and Grant Elliott went after the
Bangladeshi bowlers aggressively. They were
121-3 and silencing the crowd until Rubel tor-
pedoed the middle order in his third over.
He knocked over the middle stump of Corey
Anderson (46), made captain Brendan McCul-
lum (0) slice straight to backward point, and
got James Neesham (0) to glance a legside
delivery for a catch behind. Rubel became the
third Bangladeshi to achieve an ODI hat-trick
after Shahadat Hossain against Zimbabwe in
2006 and Abdur Razzak against the same
opponent in 2010.
Rubel later dismissed Nathan McCullum
(10) and Grant Elliott (71) to help his side seal
the first of three matches.
Elliott, the top-scorer, was the last man
out. He collected his total off 77 balls, including
six fours and two sixes. Anderson made 46
with three fours and four sixes. They combined
for 61 straddling the break for rain.
For Bangladesh, Rahim s 90 off 98 balls
and Naeem s 84 from 115 included a stand of
154 for the fourth wicket after Bangladesh was
Medium-fast bowler James Neesham fin-
ished with 4-42 and fast bowler Tim Southee
3-34. Rahim s 12th half century included eight
boundaries and two sixes. Naeem needed 17
balls to open his account but continued steadily
to collect his second highest score off 115 balls
with a dozen boundaries.
After New Zealand put Bangladesh into bat,
Southee ripped through the top order, trapping
Tamim Iqbal lbw on five. The in-form Momin-
ul Haque was run out for a duck after a mis-
understanding with Anamul Haque.
Southee claimed Anamul on 13 to leave
Bangladesh in major trouble.
Rahim and Naeem then repaired the innings
and laid the platform that eventually helped
Bangladesh to its highest ODI total against
New Zealand. Mahmudullah was the other
notable scorer, with 29 from 30 balls. (AP)
New Zealand allrounder Corey
Anderson has said that the rain
interruption in the first ODI worked
in their favour but Rubel Hossain s
hat-trick made the difference once
play resumed, yesterday. Rubel s
six-wicket haul got Bangladesh off
to a good start, and made sure they
defeated New Zealand for the fifth
time in as many completed games.
"The rain actually brought it back
to where we would have liked it,"
Anderson said. "It became a short-
ened game with the big hitters down
the order. You cannot take anything
away from Rubel, he bowled very
well. Hat-tricks don t come around
often. A cluster like that will always
make a difference in the game. The
hat-trick didn t do us any favours
In his short career, Anderson has
become the first victim of two hat-
tricks. Sohag Gazi trapped him lbw
in the first Test, before taking the
wickets of BJ Watling and Doug
Bracewell. This time it was Rubel
who clean bowled Anderson in the
24th over to soon complete his hat-
trick and changed the complexion
of the game.
"We made the run rate come
down a little bit," Anderson said. "I
probably didn t need to play the shot
I did. We thought we were going
well, but that hat-trick put us a long
way behind the eight-ball. He
bowled smartly. We bowled cross-
seamed and slower balls. He did the
exact same thing [and a] couple
popped off the gloves."
Before the rain or the hat-trick,
New Zealand had other problems.
Tim Southee gave them a good start
but they let Mushfiqur Rahim and
Naeem Islam off the hook, the pair
adding 154 runs for the fourth wick-
et. The visitors pulled back the run
rate considerably but still had to
chase 265 runs in 50 overs.
Their frontline spinner Nathan
McCullum was not very effective,
giving 28 runs in four wicketless
Part-timers Anton Devcich and
Kane Williamson too bowled nine
unsuccessful overs between them.
"I don t know if it was
Bangladesh s tactic to attack Nathan,
the middle period," Anderson said.
"We started standing up in the last
15 overs. We got them 30-40 runs
short of what they would have liked."
But Anderson doesn t think alarm
bells are ringing despite the loss.
They have one day in between to
turn it around, and they have chosen
to rest today, on the eve of the second
Peter Moores, the Lancashire coach,
and the Yorkshire assistant coach Paul
Farbrace are out of the running for the
Sri Lanka job created by Graham Ford s
move to Surrey.
Moores has signed a one-year extension
to his Lancashire deal which takes him to
the end of the 2015 season, while it is under-
stood that Farbrace has ruled himself out
of returning to the team where he was the
former assistant coach under Trevor Bayliss.
Although never publicly confirmed as
being a candidate to replace Ford it is under-
stood that Moores name was discussed by
Sri Lanka Cricket during the early stages
of the process. It was the latest in a series
of high-profile roles that Moores had been
linked with in recent months following the
Surrey position and managing director of
He admitted their had been interest
although did not specify for which roles.
"I have been approached by other people,"
Moores said. "To be honest, you would be
a bit worried if you weren t being linked
with other jobs or if no-one ever approached
Moores came to Lancashire in 2009 after
his acrimonious departure as England coach
following the breakdown of his relationship
with Kevin Pietersen. In 2011, Lancashire
won their first County Championship title
in 77 years and although that was followed
by relegation in 2012 they gained promotion
as Division Two champions last season.
Farbrace, meanwhile, left Sri Lanka shortly
after being wounded in the Lahore terrorist
attack in March 2009 and joined Kent before
moving to be Jason Gillespie s assistant at
Earlier this month, Farbrace told ESPN-
cricinfo he would be reluctant to leave the
county. "Yorkshire is a great place to be
and I m not in any way looking to leave,"
he said. "In fact, the last two years have
been as good as any in my career. We have
a top team on and off the pitch. I d very
happily stay here for several more years and
be a part a club that is going to win tro-
"But clearly when a top international job
crops up, it is interesting. We encourage
players to be ambitious and it should be
the same for coaches. It s good to want to
do as well as you can in your career.
Steve Rixon, Marvan Atapattu and
Romesh Kaluwitharana are believed to be
among the frontrunners for the Sri Lanka
first ODI vs NZ
AHaquecNMcCullumbSouthee . . . . . . . . . . . .13
MRahimcBMcCullumbNeesham . . . . . . . . . .90
MahmudullahcTaylorbNisham . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
MMortozacNMcCullumbNeesham . . . . . . . . .6
ARazzakcBMcCullumbAnderson . . . . . . . . . .12
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-17, 3-25, 4-179, 5-181,6-
232, 7-241, 8-249, 9-250, 10-265.
Bowling: Tim Southee 10-2-34-3 (1nb), Mitchell
McClenaghan 8-0-51-0 (3w), James Neesham
9-0-42-4 (8w), Corey Anderson 8.5-1-46-2 (1w) ,
Nathan McCullum 4-0-28-0, Anton Devcich 5-0-
32-0 (1w), Kane Williamson 4-0-20-0, Grant
New Zealand innings
(Revised target: 206 in 33 overs)
BMcCullumcsub(SRahman)bRubel . . . . . . .0
NMcCullumcMashrafebRubel. . . . . . . . . . . . .10
TSoutheecsub(SRahman)bRazzak . . . . . . .0
K Williamson absent hurt
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-43, 3-60, 4-121, 5-121, 6-
121, 7-143, 8-149, 9-162.
Bowling: Mashrafe Bin Mortoza 6-1-20-0,
Sohag Gazi 6-0-36-1 (1w), Abdur Razzak 7-1-
45-1, Mahmudullah 4-0-27-1, Rubel Hossain 5.5-
0-26-6, Nasir Hossain 1-0-6-0.
Result: Bangladesh wins by 43 runs.
Umpires: Enamul Haque, Bangladesh, and REJ
Martinesz, Sri Lanka.
TV umpire: Anisur Rahman, Bangladesh.
Match referee: BC Broad, England.
Bangladeshi cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim, left, runs to join teammates
congratulate Rubel Hossain, second right, for the dismissal of New Zealand's
Ross Taylor during the first one-day international cricket match in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, yesterday. Bangladesh won by 43 runs. AP PHOTO
of SL running
Anderson: Rain helped but Rubel made the difference
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