Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd ODI at Mirpur, Live, Highlights, Streaming
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The second ODI of the five-match series between Bangladesh and New Zealand will be played at Mirpur on Friday, October 8, 2010. You can watch the Bangladesh v New Zealand 2nd ODI live on Neo Sports. You can also watch the highlights of the Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd ODI on the same channel.
Bangladesh are stunning early leaders in the series, going into the second game with a 1-0 lead. Duckworth-Lewis does assist the teams batting second, but in the first ODI, the rains caused the track to slow down enough to cause issues to the Kiwis. New Zealand had collapsed after looking to be in the drivers’ seat to allow the hosts a 1-0 lead.
Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd ODI Timings:
The second ODI of the Bangladesh v New Zealand series will start at 9.30 am local time or 0330 hours GMT on Friday, October 8.
The match will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur in Dhaka. In the first ODI, the track had assisted the slower bowlers and it is difficult to see it behave otherwise in this game. Having sensed that the New Zealand batsmen do struggle against the spinners, and with Mashrafe Mortaza out of the series, Bangladesh may call upon an extra spinner in their line-up.
Daniel Vettori had said before the start of the series that if the Kiwis did play to their potential then they can expect to win 5-0. Clearly, according to that logic, the New Zealand side hasn’t played to the best of their abilities and will be looking to get back to their best.
In the first ODI, the New Zealand bowlers did a decent job of adjusting to the tracks here in Bangladesh and restricting the opposition to a relatively low total. Rain did play its part, but the after the kind of start that New Zealand had got from Brendon McCullum, it was a surprise that the side capitulated like the way they did.
The New Zealand side could be looking at some more runs from Jesse Ryder at the top of the innings when the ball comes on to the bat.
Bangladesh have seen that the Kiwis have shown susceptibility against spin bowling and there is a good chance that the side will look to have an extra slow bowler brought into the side. On the other hand, Mortaza’s injury will not only mean that the side will miss him as an all-rounder, but also put pressure on Shakib al Hasan as the captain of the side. Shakib was head and shoulders above the rest of the side in the previous game, but the responsibility of captaining the side could make it difficult for him.
Players to look out for:
The onus will be on the Bangladeshi top-order including Imrul Kayes to provide the side a good start to make it easier for the middle-order. New Zealand will need the middle-order to come good and Ross Taylor could be the man to watch out for.
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