Tri-Nation Series: Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 5 wickets

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh got their prized first away win over New Zealand a week before the start of their Champions Trophy campaign.

The Black Caps set the Tigers a 271-run chase at Dublin’s Clontarf Cricket Club Ground on Wednesday.

Bangladesh rode on half-centuries from Tamim Iqbal (65) and Sabbir Rahman (65) before Mahmudullah (46) and Mushfiqur Rahim’s (45) gritty stand carried them over the finish line with 10 balls to spare and seal their first away win against the Kiwis.

The win helped them climb to No. 6 on the ICC ODI rankings table.  Earlier, New Zealand suffered a late collapse despite being set up for a big score by a 133-run second-wicket partnership between Tom Latham and Neil Broom.

Brief Score:

Bangladesh 271 for 5 (Tamim 65, Sabbir 65)

New Zealand 270 for 8 (Latham 84, Broom 63, Taylor 60*, Shakib 2 for 41)