19 Oct 2010

Result will haunt Vettori

5:46 am on 19 October 2010

The New Zealand cricket captain Dan Vettori says he'll be haunted by the four nil series loss to Bangladesh for a long time to come.

The Black Caps lost the final one dayer in Dhaka, falling four runs short of victory after dismissing Banglandesh for just 174.

The run chase started disastrously for New Zealand who lost their first five wickets for only 20 runs.

Going into the series, the Black Caps had lost only once to Bangladesh but have are now the second major cricketing cricketing nation to lose to a series to the Bangladeshis, although the West Indies were under-strength when Bangladesh beat them during a players strike.

Vettori says the result is the worst in New Zealand cricket history for some time and they had high hopes of good results as part of a build-up to next year's World Cup on the subcontinent.

The Black Caps are due to return to the subcontinent shortly with a three-Test and five-match one day series against India in November and December.