The first ODI against New Zealand has been proved as an entire disappointing event for the tigers. Latham and Munro snatched the match far away from Bangladesh by their fifth wicket 158 runs partnership and laid the stone to win the match by a clear margin of 77 runs. The match has also been proved as an horrible occurrence due to the potential hamstring injury of Mushfiq who was seeming glib with bat but had to retire hurt on 42. The despondency of Bangladeshi players were carried on even after the match as the match referee fined the skipper and the entire team because of slow over rate.
Bangladeshi bowling was docile and unimpressive throughout the Kiwi innings. Pacers struggled to pick up troublesome line and length for the New Zealanders and spinners also gave away runs magnanimously. Fielding was also below the par as catch drop and fumbles were prevalent all along the innings. Shakib, Mustafiz and Taskin had secured wickets but they were extravagant to give away easy runs.
In reply to the mammoth target, Shakib, Mushfiq and Mosaddek tried their best to cope with the sky-high required rate. But due to the failure of other batsmen, they were put on immense pressure and so Shakib had to depart to increase the run rate. Mushfiq was impressive but pulled his hamstring badly and left the crease. Mosaddek Hossain, however, had shown his composed character in the late order and remained unbeaten with his fleeting 50 run innings. He was outstanding against every Kiwi bowler and had hit three majestic sixes.
Mosaddek made a partnership of 52 runs with Rahim and also backed his skipper by making another partnership of 23 runs with him. He reached his fifty in just 44 balls and never seemed faltering all through his innings. Bangladesh could reach much closer to the New Zealand total if he had got partner on the other side of the crease.
Bangladesh will surely look toward him in the second ODI at Napier for another dependable performance.