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Oram steers New Zealand to victory

October 11, 2008 18:46 IST

All-rounder Jacob Oram [Images] struck an unbeaten 75 from 62 balls and then took two cheap wickets to help New Zealand [Images] to a 75-run win over Bangladesh in the second one-day international on Saturday.

The victory tied the three-match series 1-1.

After New Zealand had scored a modest 212 for nine from their 50 overs, Bangladesh succumbed for 137 all out from 42. 4 overs.

Paceman Kyle Mills was the pick of the bowlers with three for 13 from 6.4 overs.

Mills trapped opener Tamim Iqbal lbw for a duck with the second ball of the first over and won another lbw appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim (11). He also removed Mashrafe Mortaza [Images] (27) caught by Oram at mid-off

Captain Mohammad Ashraful [Images] top-scored with 40 before being caught behind by Brendon McCullum off Oram, who later bowled Abdur Razzak (3).

Ashraful lasted 86 balls and hit only two boundaries while Siddique faced 68 balls with three boundaries. Mortaza hit a six and three boundaries in his 27 as many balls.

Paceman Syed Rasel with three for 23 headed the Bangaldesh attack as New Zealand slumped to 45 for four.

Oram played patiently to reach 50 from 56 balls before going on to the attack, hitting four sixes and taking 25 runs from the final over by Razzak.

He also struck five boundaries in his fifth one-day international half-century. He was dropped on 26 by Razzak at cover off pace bowler Shahadat Hossain.

Bangladesh, who won the toss and asked New Zealand to bat on a moist pitch, beat New Zealand by seven wicket in the opening game in Dhaka on Thursday. The third and final match will be played in Chittagong on Tuesday.


New Zealand:
J.Ryder c and b Syed Rasel 30
B.McCullum c Zunaed Siddique b Syed Rasel 12
J.How c Mohammad Ashraful b Syed Rasel 0
R.Taylor c Zunaed Siddique b Shakib Al Hasan 33
S.Styris c Zunaed Siddique b Mashrafe Mortaza 0
D.Flynn b Naeem Islam 25
J.Oram not out 75
D.Vettori c and b Naeem Islam 1
K.Mills b Shakib Al Hasan 17
T.Southee run out 0
J.Patel not out 4
Extras: (lb-12 w-2 nb-1) 15
Total: (for nine wickets, 50 overs) 212

Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-43, 3-44, 4-45, 5-86, 6-112, 7-115, 8-156, 9-167

Bowling: Mashrafe Mortaza 10-1-29-1, Syed Rasel 10-4-23-3 (1nb), Abdur Razzak 10-0-67-0, Shahadat Hossain 7-0-41-0 (1w), Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-20-2 (1w), Naeem Islam 4-0-20-2.

Tamin Iqbal lbw Mills 0
Zunead Siddique c Vettori b Southee 32
Mushfiqur Rahim lbw Mills 11
Mohammad Ashraful c McCullum b Oram 40
Shakib Al Hasan c Oram b Vettori 10
Naeem Islam run out 0
Mahmud Ullah run out 8
Mashrafe Mortaza c Oram b Mills 27
Abdur Razzak b Oram 3
Shahadat Hossain run out 0
Syed Rasel not out 0
Extras: (lb-5 w-1) 6
Total: (all out, 42.4 overs) 137

Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-18, 3-71, 4-86, 5-86, 6-106, 7-111, 8-115, 9-132.

Bowling: Mills 6.4-3-13-3, Southee 9-0-33-1, Oram 8-2-24-2 (1w), Styris 6-0-22-0, Patel 4-0-15-0, Vettori 9-0-25-1.

New Zealand won by 75 runs

Man of the match: Jacob Oram

First one-day international: Bangladesh won by seven wickets

Third one-day international: Chittagong October 14.

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