new zealand 136 for 5 (Young 58, Nicholls 44, Mustafizur 3-27, Nasum 2-21) vs bangladesh
Match canceled due to rain
Bangladesh had restricted New Zealand to 136 runs in 33.4 overs in the first ODI in Mirpur before the match was abandoned due to incessant rain and lightning.
There were two interruptions due to rain and the second rain made it impossible to continue play.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field and the match started after rain between the toss and the first ball.
Bangladesh fast bowlers Mustafizur and Tanzim Hasan Shakib started with a hard line and length and New Zealand scored nine runs when play was stopped due to rain midway through the fifth over.
Play resumed after a two-hour delay and the match was reduced to 42 overs per side.
Immediately after the rain stopped, Nasum Ahmed came to bowl and immediately started taking excellent turn. Young scored a maiden run out for him and on the first ball of the next over, Mustafizur hit a four off Allen, which was brilliantly caught by wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan. After another unlucky maiden over, Mustafizur bowled his second over, this time with Chad Bowes bowling a back-of-length delivery to Nurul.
Young, who proceeded to check-drive Nasum for his first boundary, led a rebuild for New Zealand with Nicholls, who was also positive against the spinners with his sweep. He took singles on a sticky and turning track and made a fifty-run partnership in 66 balls.
When Liton opted to go with Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar in the middle overs, Young and Nicholls looked to increase the pace.
Young edged Soumya through midwicket for a four and hit it to Mahmudullah at long off before slipping out and hitting the only six of the innings towards his fourth ODI half-century. But Mustafizur made a comeback in the 28th over and gave success to Bangladesh by LBWing Nicholls due to a missed flick. Nicholls missed the half-century by six runs, with his wicket also ending the partnership of 97 runs from 117 balls.
Nassum, who had bowled brilliantly in his six overs until then without any reward, finally got the wicket of Young. Seeing him coming forward, he pulled back his length and made the ball spin faster. Young was at sea, and Nurul did the rest.
A ball later, Nasum scored his second attempt as Rachin Ravindra missed the sweep and fell in front. It was not given out at first, but review confirmed that Bangladesh had a fifth chance.
But it started raining again in the 34th over. What initially seemed like a small explosion turned into torrential rain accompanied by lightning, causing play to be stopped.
Abhimanyu Bose is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo