21 Oct 2008

NZ beat Bangladesh to take first Test

10:55 pm on 21 October 2008

New Zealand beat Bangladesh by three wickets on the fifth day of the first Test in Chittagong on Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Chasing a 317-run victory target, Aaron Redmond top-scored with 79, while New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori made 76 and Daniel Flynn scored 49.

It is the biggest score New Zealand has chased down to win a Test overseas.

On Monday, Bangladesh were dismissed for 242 in their second innings after they had established a 74-run lead when New Zealand could only manage 171 in reply to the home side's 245.