Henry four-fer helps NZ bowl Bangladesh out for 244
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London: Veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored a half century but New Zealand pacer Matt Henry starred with the ball to bowl Bangladesh out for 244 in 49.2 overs in their World Cup tie at the Kennington Oval on Wednesday.
Shakib scored 64 off 68 balls, his innings laced with seven fours, but lacked support from the other end as Bangladesh kept losing wickets.
For the Kiwis, Henry (4/47) was the pick of the bowlers with his figures the best in the World Cup so far. For India, leg-spinner Yuvendra Chahal also returned figures of 4/51 against South Africa.
After being put in to bat, Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar were off to a good start, sharing a 45-run stand for the opening wicket before Henry clean-bowled Sarkar (25) just when he was looking good.
Iqbal (24) followed suit, skying a super fast Lockie Ferguson bouncer to Trent Boult at midwicket.
The experienced pair of Mushfiqur Rahim (19) and Shakib then joined hands for a 50-run partnership for the third wicket before the former ran himself out.
Shakib and Mohammed Mithun also looked good with a 41-run stand but Colin de Grandhomme ensured the Kiwis kept taking wickets at regular intervals, sending Shakib back in the hut with a caught behind.
Mithun (26) holed out to Grandhomme at fine leg off Henry soon after while Mahmudullah (20) was not in his elements, flapping a Mitchell Santner (1/41) delivery to to Williamson at cover.
Mohammad Saifuddin then played an important 23-ball 29 run cameo before Henry, bowling the final over, snared two wickets in two balls to bowl them out.
Brief scores: Bangladesh 244 all out in 49.2 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 64; Matt Henry 4/47)