Anderson, Neesham restrict Bangladesh to 247
Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal tries to avoid a bouncer from New Zealand bowler Tim Southee during the second one-day-international (ODI) at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on October 31, 2013
Anderson finished with 4-40 while Neesham claimed 4-53, his second successive four-wicket haul in the series, as New Zealand seek to level the three-match series.
Bangladesh, who won Tuesday’s first match by 43 runs, lost wickets at crucial times even though most of their batsman got a decent start.
Tamim Iqbal scored an arduous half-century but was out just when the team were looking for him to accelerate.
His 58 off 86 balls, which included five fours and a six, saw him overtake Shakib Al Hasan to become Bangladesh’s leading scorer in one-day international cricket.
Tamim, who has now 3,702 runs to his name in 124 ODIs, put on 63 with debutant Shamsur Rahman in the opening stand after captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat.
Shamsur, replacing Anamul Haque in the line-up, managed only 25 before he fell to Nathan McCullum.
Bangladesh went into the batting powerplay in the 36th over on 149-3, but three wickets in three consecutive overs pegged them back.
Mominul Haque (31) and Mushfiqur Rahim (31) were the other notable scorers for Bangladesh, who were eying their sixth consecutive ODI win over New Zealand.