Bangladesh lost Practice match against New Zealand XI

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Bangladesh vs New Zealand XI

One-day Practice match, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

Bangladesh : 247/10 in 46.1 overs (Mahmudullah 78, Mushfiqur 72, Sabbir 40, Nayeem 17*, Mustafizur 12; McPeake 4/38, Ravindra 2/34, Hezeldine 2/46)

New Zealand XI : 251/8 in 48.1 overs (Fletcher 92, Raval 52, Allen 30; Mustafizur 2/33, Mahmudullah 2/37, Miraz 2/46, Soumya 1/28, Nayeem 1/43)

Result : New Zealand XI won by 2 wickets.

Bangladesh have started the New Zealand tour with a defeat as the lost the only tour match by 2 wickets against New Zealand XI at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln. Bangladesh will take on New Zealand in the first of 3-match ODI series on February 13 at Napier.

Batting first, Bangladesh managed to post 247 before all out in 46.1 overs. Mahmudullah was the highest scorer with 78 off 88 balls. Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed after scoring a 61-ball 62-run knock. Sabbir Rahman chipped in with 42 off 41 balls. McPeake picked up 4 wickets for 38.

New Zealand ZI chased down the target by losing 8 wickets in 48.1 overs thanks to fifties from Fletcher and Raval. Mustafizur, Mahmudullah and skipper Miraz shared 2 wickets each.