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New Zealand cruise to innings win

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DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Daniel Vettori took six wickets as New Zealand romped to victory by an innings and 99 runs against Bangladesh on the fourth day of the first test.

Bangladesh, trailing by 225 runs after the first innings, had resumed on 41 for two but soon lost Rajin Saleh (0) when he was caught behind off Vettori.

The left-arm spinner then ran through the Bangladesh order for his eighth five-wicket test haul, finishing with figures of six for 28.

He was supported by Paul Wiseman who claimed three wickets, including the final one of tailender Mohammad Rafique, who hit five fours in his innings of 24 before being caught by New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.

Opener Nafees Iqbal had earlier offered some resistance until he was run out on 49 as only four Bangladesh batsmen reached double figures.

Bangladesh have lost 28 of their 31 tests, drawing the other three. The second and final test against New Zealand begins on October 26 in Chittagong.

New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum had hit his highest test score of 143 to help the tourists to a first innings total of 402.

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