Bangladesh-New Zealand 1st ODI called off
News Desk || risingbd.com
The first game of three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and New Zealand were called off due to rain at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
The rain interrupted twice in the match-first time after 4.3 overs as it stopped the game for one hour and reduced the game to 42-over.
As New Zealand, which was sent to bat first, reached 136-5 in 33.4 overs after the in 42-over game, the rain again came back to halt the proceedings.
After a wait for one hour and 45-minutes, the match was finally called off.
Opener Will Young made the team-best 58 for New Zealand while Henry Nicholls scored 44.
Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman claimed 3-27 and left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed complemented him with 2-21.
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field first against New Zealand.
New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Chad Bowes, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson(c), Trent Boult.
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das(c), Tanzid Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Nurul Hasan(w), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman.
The second match is on Saturday.