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MIRPUR --- Sohag Gazi and
Mashrafe Mortaza claimed
three wickets each yesterday
to help Bangladesh win the
second one-day international
against New Zealand by 40
Chasing the target of 248,
New Zealand faltered on 207
in the 47th over as Gazi
returned 3-34 and Mortaza fin-
ished with 3-43.
They were accompanied by
part-time spinner Mominul
Haque as he came up with 2-
13 while Bangladesh registered
their second series victory over
the Black Caps.
It was their sixth straight
win over the Kiwis after the 4-
0 drubbing in 2010.
Ross Taylor top-scored for
New Zealand with 45, Corey
Anderson made 37 and Kyle
Mills remained unbeaten on 27.
Taylor was dismissed by Gazi
after attempting to hit his sec-
ond straight six, only to be
caught by Mahmudullah at
long-on. Taylor struck two
fours and a six on his 82-ball
Taylor and Anderson put
together 61 runs on the fourth
wicket stand to keep New
Zealand competitive after they
were reduced to 3-45.
But Mashrafe removed
Anderson by feeding him a
wide delivery, which he edged
to wicket-keeper Mushfiqur
Rahim to be out on 37.
As Taylor and Brendan
McCullum seemed to bail the
side out of danger, Mushfiqur
employed Mominul. His trick
paid off with the part-time
spinner trapping McCullum
lbw on 14 to oust the biggest
obstacle to Bangladesh's vic-
Mashrafe earlier made a good
start for Bangladesh by taking
Hamish Rutherford (1) with an
inswinger delivery while Gazi
and Razzak dismissed Anton
Devcich (19) and Grant Elliott
(14), respectively, to leave New
Zealand on 3-45.
Earlier, New Zealand all-
rounders Anderson and James
Neesham claimed four wickets
each to dismiss Bangladesh on
247 with one over to spare.
For Bangladesh, opener
Tamim Iqbal top-scored with
58 off 86 balls that included
five boundaries and one six,
while Rahim and Mominul col-
lected 31 runs each.
Gazi was the other notable
scorer with 26.
Anderson returned 4-40
while Neesham took 4-53 after
Bangladesh won the toss and
decided to bat first at Sher-e-
PERTH --- England had a difficult first day in its
Australian tour opener yesterday when a second-
string Western Australia side amassed 369 for the
loss of four wickets at the WACA Ground.
The visitors, preparing for the first Ashes test
against Australia beginning Nov. 21 in Brisbane, took
three final-session wickets against the WACA Chair-
man's XI on the first day of a three-day match.
Chris Lynn led the home side with 104 while there
were half-centuries from Mitch Marsh (58 off 59
balls), Marcus Harris (69) and Luke Towers (77).
James Anderson was 1-13 in 16 overs while Joe
Root was 1-32 in 11 overs to lead the England bowlers.
England rested skipper Alastair Cook, Kevin
Pietersen, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad for the
SYDNEY --- Cricket Australia will add several top
batsmen to an invitational side to face England in
its final tour match before the first Ashes test.
The late change to the schedule --- swapping a
second-string New South Wales XI for an Invitational
XI for the Sydney match beginning November 13 ---
gives England a chance to face some tougher oppo-
sition before the Brisbane test starting November
21.In exchange, the England and Wales Cricket Board
has agreed to reciprocate by improving the quality
of the teams Australia will face before the 2015 Ashes
series in England.
Cricket Australia said Thursday the revamped
lineup for the Sydney Cricket Ground match could
now include top batsmen Usman Khawaja, Ed Cowan,
Phil Hughes and Adam Voges.
Australia have enhanced their Ashes options while
reducing the tourists chances of closing out the
ODI series against India by choosing to send Mitchell
Johnson home early from the subcontinent, with
the intention of aiding his preparation for the first
Test against England in Brisbane.
Johnson's early departure from India will allow him
the chance to play in two Sheffield Shield fixtures
before the Gabba Test, and one match before the
national selectors name their squad on November 12.
"Mitch has performed very well in India," the team
performance manager Pat Howard said. "However,
we believe it is best for his preparation ahead of a
busy summer to have him return home to increase
his bowling loads in preparation for the Ashes Test
Though Johnson has impressed consistently in lim-
ited-overs fixtures for Australia in England and India
since he missed selection for the last Ashes bout, it
remains to be seen whether he can replicate white-
ball form with the red. The reinstated Test bowling
coach Craig McDermott can be expected to spend
plenty of time with Johnson upon his arrival home
from India, working to make sure he has a chance
of bowling consistently well in Brisbane and beyond.
Cricket Australia toughens
up team for England
England has rough
start to Australian tour
from India tour
Gazi, Mortaza prove to much for Kiwis
Bangladesh vs New Zealand
Tamim Iqbal b Anderson
Shamsur Rahman st Latham b N McCullum
Mominul Haque c N McCullum b Anderson
Mushfiqur Rahim c Latham b Neesham
Naeem Islam c Latham b Mills
Nasir Hossain c B McCullum b Neesham
Mahmudullah c & b Anderson
Sohag Gazi c Devcich b Anderson
Mashrafe Mortoza b Neesham
Abdur Razzak not out
Rubel Hossain b Neesham
Extras: (5b, 5lb, 4w, 2nb)
TOTAL: (all out)
Fall of wickets: 1-63, 2-110, 3-136, 4-169, 5-171,6-173, 7-
221, 8-240, 9-240, 10-247.
Bowling: Tim Southee 10-2-45-0 (1w), Kyle Mills 10-1-
47-1 (2nb), Nathan McCullum 8-0-42-1 (1w), James
Neesham 10-0-53-4 (2w), Corey Anderson 9-1-40-4,
Grant Elliott 2-0-10-0.
Anton Devcich c & b Gazi
Hamish Rutherford b Mashrafe Bin Mortoza
Grant Elliott lbw b Razzak
Ross Taylor c Mahmudullah b Gazi
Corey Anderson c Mushfiqur b Mashrafe Bin Mortoza 37
Brendan McCullum lbw b Mominul
Tom Latham run out
James Neesham c Naeem b Gazi
Nathan McCullum c Mahmudullah b Mominul 25
Kyle Mills not out
Tim Southee b Mashrafe Bin Mortoza
Extras: (1b,10lb, 6w)
Total: (all out)
Fall of Wicket: 1-5, 2-45, 3-45, 4-106, 5-130, 6-121, 7-143,
8-157, 9-194, 10-207.
Bowling: Mashrafe Bin Mortoza 8.4-0-43-3 (3w), Sohag
Gazi 10-0-34-3 (1w), Rubel Hossain 9-1-47-0 (1w),
Abdur Razzak 9-0-35-1 (1w), Mahmudullah 6-0-24-0,
Mominul Haque 4-0-13-2
Result: Bangladesh wins by 40 runs.
Bangla National Stadium.
Tamim and debutant Shamsur Rahman
gave Bangladesh a solid start by adding
63 runs for the opening stand, in which
the latter made 25.
Later, Bangladesh failed to build up
any significant partnership as the Kiwi
bowlers bounced back strongly to take
the wickets at regular intervals.
Bangladesh won the rain-disrupted
first match on Tuesday.
Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi bowls during the second one-day
international cricket match against New Zealand in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, yesterday. Gazi and Mashrafe Mortaza claimed
three wickets each to help Bangladesh win the second one-
day international against New Zealand by 40 runs. AP PHOTO
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