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Bangladesh make New Zealand bat in second cricket ODI

AFP logoAFP 29/12/2016
Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza, seen in October 2016, said the overhead cloud and green tinge to the wicket should assist his side in the one-day international against New Zealand © Provided by AFP Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza, seen in October 2016, said the overhead cloud and green tinge to the wicket should assist his side in the one-day international against New Zealand

Bangladesh won the toss and put New Zealand into bat in the second one-day international at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday.

Captain Mashrafe Mortaza said the overhead cloud and green tinge to the wicket should assist his side.

"In the morning something can happen," he said of the Nelson wicket which has a reputation for being flat.

New Zealand, who won the first ODI by 77 runs, would also have bowled first, captain Kane Williamson said.

Bangladesh have made three changes: debutant Nurul Hasan is in for injured wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim; Tanvir Hayder replaces Soumya Sarkar; and Subashish Roy comes in for Mustafizur Rahman.

The New Zealand side is unchanged.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Neil Broom, Jimmy Neesham, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Nural Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Taskin Ahmed, Tanvir Hayder, Subashish Roy.

Umpires: Chris Brown (NZL), Paul Reiffel (AUS)

Third umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

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