Bangladesh keep NZ to 251 despite Broom ton

Innings New Zealand 251 (Broom 109, Mashrafe 3-49) v Bangladesh
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Mashrafe Mortaza picked up a wicket in the first over © Getty Images

Bangladesh’s bowlers bounced back from the Christchurch mauling, giving themselves a fair chance to level the series. New Zealand’s 251 is the first time Bangladesh conceded less than 318 bowling first in the country.

Only Neil Broom, having returned to the ODI side for the first time in more than six years, applied himself to any effect. Though his team was nine down when he was on 99, he was rewarded with the maiden ODI hundred with a quick single in the 48th over. He finished unbeaten on 109 off 106 balls with eight fours and three sixes.

On a day bathed in sunshine, and on a pitch slower than normal for Nelson, the home side struggled to bat at their usual high tempo. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza led the way with the ball, taking 3 for 49 while Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed finished with two wickets each. Debutant Subashis Roy and part-time offspinner Mosaddek Hossain also contributed to the overall bowling effort.

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Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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