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Bangladesh secured their first away win over New Zealand after beating them by five wickets in Dublin.
Opting to bowl first, Bangladesh made an early breakthrough as Mustafizur Rahman dismissed opener Luke Ronchi for just two runs.
Stand-in captain Tom Latham and Neil Broom made up for the loss of Ronchi with a 133-run partnership, during which both batsmen sailed past their half-centuries.
With New Zealand cruising, Bangladesh were in need of a wicket, and it was Nasir Hossain who provided it as he removed Broom for 63, which came off 76 balls and included seven boundaries.
Latham went on to score 84 off 92 deliveries, which included 11 boundaries, before he was clean bowled by Nasir.
Following Latham’s dismissal, the Black Caps began to lose wickets in a hurry, but thanks to Ross Taylor’s unbeaten knock of 60, which came off 56 balls and included six boundaries, New Zealand concluded their innings on 270/8.
Nasir, Shakib Al Hasan and captain Mashrafe Mortaza picked up two wickets apiece, while Mustafizur and Rubel Hossain chipped in with one wicket each.
Chasing 271 to win, Bangladesh got off to a disastrous start as opener Soumya Sarkar was sent packing by Jeetan Patel for a golden duck on the third ball of the innings.
Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman stabilised the innings with a 136-run stand, during which both batsmen surpassed their half-centuries, before Iqbal was dismissed by Mitchell Santner for 65 off 80 balls, which included six boundaries and a six.
Sabbir proceeded to make 65 off 83 deliveries, which included nine boundaries, before he was run out by Broom.
Even though Mosaddek Hossain and Shakib fell shortly after, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah finished things off with an unbeaten 72-run partnership.
Mahmudullah ended up making 46 off 36 balls, which included six boundaries and a six, while Rahim remained undefeated on 45 off 45 deliveries, which included three boundaries and a six.
Patel was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Santner and Hamish Bennett claimed one wicket each.
Rahim was named Man of the Match.