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New Zealand thrash Tigers
14 Jan 2008
By: Zac Gelman

New Zealand have completed an innings victory against Bangladesh in just three days to win the two match series 2-0.

Bangladesh came out to bat on the third day, still 199 runs behind New Zealand first innings score and were set back immediately with the dismissal of veteran Habibul Bashar for 25, LBW to Chris Martin.

His replacement, Shahadat Hossain, added just five to Bangladesh's sorry scorecard before edging the ball to the wicketkeeper off O'Brien.

Shakib Al Hasan was left stranded on 41 when Sajidul Islam was run out on three and Mashrafe Mortaza, caught to a brilliant catch by Kyle Mills at point. With Tamim Iqbal ruled out with a thumb injury, it was all over for the visitors who went down by an innings and 137 runs. Each of New Zealand's pacemen picked up two wickets each in a thorough performance for the home side.

Bangladesh 143
Mohammad Ashraful 35, Aftab Ahmed 25*
Chris Martin 5-65, Iain O'Brien 3-34

New Zealand 393
Daniel Vettori 94, Stephen Fleming 87
Shahadat Hossain 3-83

Bangladesh 113
Shakib Al Hasan 41*, Habibul Bashar 25
Jacob Oram 2-21, Iain O'Brien 2-23

New Zealand won by an innings and 137 runs

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