New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2010/11 / Commentary

New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series - 1st ODI

Bangladesh v New Zealand

Bangladesh won by 9 runs (D/L method)

Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live match coverage of the 1st ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand from the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, on the outskirts of Dhaka. I am Avi Singh and I will be with you for the duration of this game. Apologies in advance for any mistakes as I am on debut so please bear with me, we will endeavour to correct any errors.

New Zealand would expect nothing other than a clean sweep, with Vettori and McCullum back from paternity leave and Ryder from injury. Bangladesh are also missing Tamim Iqbal through injury.

Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat first. Team news shortly. A good warm-up series for both sides ahead of New Zealand's tour of India and the World Cup.

Danny Morrison on the pitch report: 'Ground staff using panes of glass to shave off the grass on the pitch yesterday. Significantly less grass today, dark patches, bit brushy in places.

Bangladesh: 1 Imrul Kayes, 2 Shahriar Nafees, 3 Junaid Siddique, 4 Raqibul Hasan, 5 Shakib al Hasan (vc), 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Naeem Islam, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (c), 10 Abdur Razzak, 11 Nazmul Hossain.

New Zealand: 1 Brendon McCullum (wk), 2 Jesse Ryder, 3 Ross Taylor (vc), Grant Elliott, 5 Shanan Stewart, 6 BJ Watling, 7 Daniel Vettori (c), 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Kyle Mills, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Andy McKay.

0.1

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, swings over the top of off stump, left alone

0.2

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, defended back down the pitch

0.3

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, flicks a ball on the pads to midwicket

0.4

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, play and a miss outside off

0.5

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, inside edged into the pad, almost onto the stumps

0.6

Mills to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, not in total control, partly steered, partly edged down to third man

End of over 1 (1 run) Bangladesh 1/0
Imrul Kayes    1* (6b)      KD Mills    1-0-1-0
Shahriar Nafees    0* (0b)     

1.1

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, widish half-volley driven straight to point, well fielded by Nathan McCullum

1.2

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, mistimed drive down to mid-on

1.3

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, defended back to the bowler

1.4

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, attempts a back foot drive but mistimed to cover

1.5

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, swings and misses outside the off stump, no foot movement at all

1.6

Southee to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, played into the gap between mid0ff and cover

End of over 2 (1 run) Bangladesh 2/0
Imrul Kayes    2* (12b)      TG Southee    1-0-1-0
Shahriar Nafees    0* (0b)     

2.1

Mills to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, guides shortish ball outside off down to third man, Nafees finally on strike

2.2

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short ball on leg stump which Nafees sways away from, one bouncer for the over, looks to have been a wide on replay though

2.3

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, completely mistimes a drive, ball dribbles back down the pitch

2.4

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, flicked to midwicket

2.5

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, attempted work to leg, leading edge that falls comfortably short of backward point

2.6

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 3 (1 run) Bangladesh 3/0
Shahriar Nafees    0* (5b)      KD Mills    2-0-2-0
Imrul Kayes    3* (13b)     

3.1

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, nice straight delivery which is treated with due respect back down the wicket

3.2

Southee to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, slightly full but width offered, Kayes frees the hands and flays through cover to the fence

3.3

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, strays onto the pads but Kayes cannot cash in, thumps him on the thigh pad

3.4

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, defends into his pad

3.5

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, short ball down leg, Kayes goes for the hook and fails to connect, not called wide

3.6

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, defends short ball into the covers, thinks about a quick single but sent back by Nafees

End of over 4 (4 runs) Bangladesh 7/0
Imrul Kayes    7* (19b 1x4)      TG Southee    2-0-5-0
Shahriar Nafees    0* (5b)     

4.1

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, poor stroke from Nafees, attempts a drive with limited footwork and misses

4.2

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defends into the leg side

4.3

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defends on the front foot into the covers

4.4

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, on the pads and Nafees releases the shackles with a nice flick away to the sqaure leg boundary

4.5

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, even better shot, lovely cover drive off a delivery that was not that full

4.6

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, very lucky, a widish ball chased and edged into the ground just short of first slip who is unable to get behind it and watches helplessly as it runs down to the third man boundary

End of over 5 (12 runs) Bangladesh 19/0
Shahriar Nafees    12* (11b 3x4)      KD Mills    3-0-14-0
Imrul Kayes    7* (19b 1x4)     

5.1

Southee to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, guided to deep backward point against the angle from Southee who is around the wicket

5.2

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, no run, leaves alone a delivery in the channel outside off

5.3

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gropes slightly as he defends a good length delivery back to the bowler

5.4

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, no run, yet again a short ball beats the attempted hook, and yet again not given as wide by the umpires who are being liberal today

5.5

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, more luck for Nafees, french cuts past his leg stump down to the fine leg boundary

5.6

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, no run, opens the face and defends to point

End of over 6 (5 runs) Bangladesh 24/0
Shahriar Nafees    16* (16b 4x4)      TG Southee    3-0-10-0
Imrul Kayes    8* (20b 1x4)     

6.1

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, Mills from over the wicket is guided to point

6.2

Mills to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, short and wide, gives the shot all he has and thrashes it away to the cover fence

6.3

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, much better delivery which almost squares Kayes up as he defends

6.4

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, almost an edge as Kayes flirts at a McGrathesque delivery outside off but fails to connect

6.5

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, again defends solidly

6.6

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, tries to defend with soft hands and push a single but the non-striker sends Kayes back

End of over 7 (4 runs) Bangladesh 28/0
Imrul Kayes    12* (26b 2x4)      KD Mills    4-0-18-0
Shahriar Nafees    16* (16b 4x4)     

7.1

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, Andy McKay into the attack, left-arm over, first delivery is on the pads and helped down to fine leg

7.2

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, again on the apads and sent out to deep square leg where Stewart chases it down and fires in a good throw

7.3

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, this time outside off and Kayes pokes and misses with no conviction

7.4

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, played off the back foot into the off side

7.5

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, attempted strike over cover, mistimed but safely in the gap

7.6

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, short ball into the ribs which is deflected to the leg side where Brendon McCullum prevents a single

End of over 8 (5 runs) Bangladesh 33/0
Imrul Kayes    16* (31b 2x4)      AJ McKay    1-0-5-0
Shahriar Nafees    17* (17b 4x4)     

8.1

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short ball outside off cut away to deep wide third man

8.2

Mills to Imrul Kayes, OUT, Mills strikes! Edges an attempted cover drive outside off through to the keeper

Imrul Kayes c †BB McCullum b Mills 16 (36m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

8.3

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, short ball on leg stump which Junaid thinks of playing but eventually pulls out

8.4

Mills to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, beautifully driven straight back past the bowler, fielders look on as the ball races away

8.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, slanted across the left-hander who thinks of playing but eventually plays the curtain rail leave patented by Neil McKenzie

8.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, short of a length which surprises Siddique who originally comes forward and then inside edges onto his pad as he looks to move onto the back foot

End of over 9 (5 runs) Bangladesh 38/1
Junaid Siddique    4* (4b 1x4)      KD Mills    5-0-23-1
Shahriar Nafees    18* (18b 4x4)     

9.1

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, weakly played to mid-off

9.2

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, 3 runs, beautifully pushed down the ground where it is hauled in before the rope, umpires check upstairs and give the all-clear

9.3

McKay to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, uncomfortably played by Siddique who takes his top hand off the bat but top-edges out to square leg

9.4

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended to cover

9.5

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, cuts away but with no power

9.6

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, weakly pulled to mid-on

End of over 10 (9 runs) Bangladesh 42/1
Shahriar Nafees    21* (23b 4x4)      AJ McKay    2-0-9-0
Junaid Siddique    5* (5b 1x4)     

New Zealand have taken the Bowling Powerplay

10.1

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, well fielded at mid-off who prevents a boundary

10.2

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, slightly squared up by a shortish ball which is pushed out to point

10.3

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, again defended into the off side

10.4

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, yet again the cut is weakly mistimed out to point, batsmen struggling to time back-foot strokes

10.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run

10.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run

End of over 11 (maiden) Bangladesh 42/1
Junaid Siddique    5* (11b 1x4)      KD Mills    6-1-23-1
Shahriar Nafees    21* (23b 4x4)     

11.1

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run

11.2

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR

11.3

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run

11.4

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR

11.5

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run

11.6

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run

End of over 12 (8 runs) Bangladesh 50/1
Shahriar Nafees    29* (29b 6x4)      AJ McKay    3-0-17-0
Junaid Siddique    5* (11b 1x4)     

12.1

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 wide

12.1

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

12.2

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run

12.3

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run

12.4

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run

12.5

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run

12.6

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run

End of over 13 (3 runs) Bangladesh 53/1
Junaid Siddique    6* (16b 1x4)      NL McCullum    1-0-3-0
Shahriar Nafees    30* (30b 6x4)     

13.1

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run

13.2

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run

13.3

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

13.4

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run

13.5

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run

13.6

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 14 (3 runs) Bangladesh 56/1
Junaid Siddique    7* (19b 1x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-3-0
Shahriar Nafees    32* (33b 6x4)     

14.1

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs

14.2

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run

14.3

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, 1 leg bye

14.4

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

14.5

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run

14.6

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run

End of over 15 (5 runs) Bangladesh 61/1
Junaid Siddique    8* (21b 1x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-7-0
Shahriar Nafees    35* (37b 6x4)     

15.1

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, OUT

Shahriar Nafees b Vettori 35 (68m 38b 6x4 0x6) SR: 92.10

15.2

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

15.3

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

15.4

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

15.5

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

15.6

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 61/2
Raqibul Hasan    0* (5b)      DL Vettori    2-1-3-1
Junaid Siddique    8* (21b 1x4)     

16.1

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run

16.2

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

16.3

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run

16.4

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

16.5

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run

16.6

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

End of over 17 (5 runs) Bangladesh 66/2
Junaid Siddique    11* (25b 1x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-12-0
Raqibul Hasan    2* (7b)     

17.1

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs

17.2

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

17.3

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

17.4

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run

17.5

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run

17.6

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run

End of over 18 (4 runs) Bangladesh 70/2
Junaid Siddique    14* (29b 1x4)      DL Vettori    3-1-7-1
Raqibul Hasan    3* (9b)     

18.1

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run

18.2

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run

18.3

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide

18.3

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run

18.4

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run

18.5

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run

18.6

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run

End of over 19 (2 runs) Bangladesh 72/2
Raqibul Hasan    4* (15b)      NL McCullum    4-0-14-0
Junaid Siddique    14* (29b 1x4)     

19.1

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

19.2

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

19.3

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

19.4

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run

19.5

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run

19.6

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run

End of over 20 (1 run) Bangladesh 73/2
Junaid Siddique    14* (30b 1x4)      DL Vettori    4-1-8-1
Raqibul Hasan    5* (20b)     

20.1

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run

20.2

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

20.3

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR

20.4

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run

20.5

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run

20.6

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run

End of over 21 (7 runs) Bangladesh 80/2
Junaid Siddique    15* (32b 1x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-21-0
Raqibul Hasan    11* (24b 1x4)     

21.1

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR

21.2

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, tucked into the leg side

Sorry about the missing commentary 'Blame it on Internet'. We are back on track now and hopefully will stay that way

21.3

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, dances down and works to long-on

21.4

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends off the outer half of the bat to point

21.5

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, again defends to cover

21.6

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, confusion as the batsman think about a single with the ball pushed into the off side, Raqibul slips but manages to make his ground

End of over 22 (6 runs) Bangladesh 86/2
Raqibul Hasan    16* (29b 2x4)      DL Vettori    5-1-14-1
Junaid Siddique    16* (33b 1x4)     

22.1

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, worked to long-on

22.2

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run

22.3

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pushed to cover

22.4

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, this time worked into the gap on the off side

22.5

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run, almost inside-edged onto the stumps, attempted a booming drive through the off side

22.6

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, this time settles for the conventional work into the off side

End of over 23 (3 runs) Bangladesh 89/2
Junaid Siddique    18* (36b 1x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-24-0
Raqibul Hasan    17* (32b 2x4)     

23.1

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, wide outside off and played out to deep cover

23.2

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, Raqibul advances but Vettori follows and the result is a mistimed on-drive

23.3

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defended to the off side

23.4

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, only 75.1kph, swept to fine leg

23.5

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, again driven out into the deep on the off side

23.6

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run, tries to steal a quick single into the on side but the fieders are quick to converge

Ryder to bowl his military mediums

End of over 24 (2 runs) Bangladesh 91/2
Junaid Siddique    19* (38b 1x4)      DL Vettori    6-1-16-1
Raqibul Hasan    18* (36b 2x4)     

24.1

Ryder to Raqibul Hasan, 2 wides

24.1

Ryder to Junaid Siddique, no run, almost caught and bowled as a leading edge induced

24.2

Ryder to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, carves the wide ball outside the off stump along the ground out to deep cover

24.3

Ryder to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends to cover

24.4

Ryder to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, more leg-side service from Ryder

24.4

Ryder to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, pushed past cover but hit with little power which enables them to come back for two

24.5

Ryder to Raqibul Hasan, 2 leg byes

24.6

Ryder to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, first misfield today by Nathan McCullum at point who only partially stops it, 100 up for Bangladesh having used up exactly half their allotment

End of over 25 (9 runs) Bangladesh 100/2
Raqibul Hasan    21* (40b 2x4)      JD Ryder    1-0-7-0
Junaid Siddique    20* (40b 1x4)     

25.1

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, inside edges to leg

25.2

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, brilliant from the New Zealand skipper, drifts towards leg stump before straightening and beating the attempted prod. Gone!

Raqibul Hasan lbw b Vettori 21 (35m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Meanwhile please do check out our coverage of the Test at Mohali, where India sill require more than 100 to win

25.3

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib off the mark straight away with a glide into the off side

25.4

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run, controversy here as Junaid is dragged out of his crease with his back foot on the line when the bails were taken off. However, the third umpire has chosen to give Junaid a lifeline

25.5

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, Junaid gets off strike after his lucky escape with a push through backward point

25.6

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run

End of over 26 (3 runs) Bangladesh 103/3
Shakib Al Hasan    2* (2b)      DL Vettori    7-1-19-2
Junaid Siddique    21* (42b 1x4)     

26.1

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye

26.2

Southee to Junaid Siddique, no run

26.3

Southee to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

26.4

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run

26.5

Southee to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

26.6

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run

End of over 27 (5 runs) Bangladesh 108/3
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (5b)      TG Southee    4-0-14-0
Junaid Siddique    23* (45b 1x4)     

27.1

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, McKay back into the attack, is greeted by a well-executed cut from Shakib which beats the dive down at wide third man

27.2

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs

27.3

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, close! uppercut over the diving point fielder and beats the dive at deep third man

27.4

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

27.5

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flashes a well-timed back-foot drive but straight to cover

27.6

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, mistimed to short mid-off

Match State: Drinks The players take drinks again with the sun blistering down on them, a complete contrast to the weather that saw the New Zealanders' two warm-up matches washed out

End of over 28 (10 runs) Bangladesh 118/3
Shakib Al Hasan    14* (11b 2x4)      AJ McKay    4-0-27-0
Junaid Siddique    23* (45b 1x4)     

28.1

Southee to Junaid Siddique, 1 bye, keeps low outside off, swing and a miss, keeper fumbles and the batsmen scamper a bye

28.2

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, again keeps low and goes through to the keeper on the second bounce, Shakib followed Junaid in swinging to leg and missing

28.3

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, big wide, Shakib jumps to the fullest extent of his height to try and reach that but to no avail

28.3

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed to mid-on with soft hands where the batsmen come through for a well-taken single

28.4

Southee to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, on the pads and flicked out to deep backward square

28.5

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slowr ball on off which allows Shakib to use his wrists and work it down to fine leg

28.6

Southee to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, outside edge all the way along the carpet to third man

Big news from Mohali, and very bad for Indian fans. Tendulkar is out.

End of over 29 (6 runs) Bangladesh 124/3
Junaid Siddique    25* (48b 1x4)      TG Southee    5-0-19-0
Shakib Al Hasan    16* (14b 2x4)     

29.1

McKay to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, well down the leg side, goes down to fine leg, credited as runs but replays are inconclusive as to leg-byes

29.2

McKay to Junaid Siddique, no run, squeezed out to cover

29.3

McKay to Junaid Siddique, no run, better bowling from McKay who has been expensive today, swings into Junaid who again squeezes it out to cover against the swing

29.4

McKay to Junaid Siddique, no run, rolls his fingers on this one which again results in a mistimed stroke from Siddique

29.5

McKay to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, short outside off but Siddique is unable to capitalise fully and pulls out to deep midwicket for one

29.6

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, McKay struggling to control his line as this goes comfortably down leg, more work for a busy Brendon McCullum behind the stumps

29.6

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, well placed from Shakib, out into the deep on the off side where they scamper two

Shakib has injected some urgency into the innings, Junaid needs to follow suit if Bangladesh want to post the 250 score their captain Mashrafe was looking for at the toss Nathan McCullum back into the attack, the New Zealand spinners have bowled with great accuracy today

End of over 30 (8 runs) Bangladesh 132/3
Shakib Al Hasan    18* (15b 2x4)      AJ McKay    5-0-35-0
Junaid Siddique    30* (53b 2x4)     

30.1

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, OUT, bowled 'em! Straight through the gate, that's the end of Siddique who fails to make the most of the generosity afforded to him by the third umpire

Junaid Siddique b NL McCullum 30 (96m 54b 2x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

30.2

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Mushfiqur off the mark in his first international match since that nasty injury he received in England

30.3

NL McCullum to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, worked to fine leg

30.4

NL McCullum to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, carbon copy of the previous delivery

30.5

NL McCullum to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, this time Shakib makes sure to work it in front of square on the on-side

30.6

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, qucik single into the covers

Vettori back into the attack, he has bowled as masterfully as ever today

End of over 31 (3 runs) Bangladesh 135/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (2b)      NL McCullum    7-0-27-1
Shakib Al Hasan    19* (18b 2x4)     

31.1

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

31.2

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, the slow track is affecting the ability to go for big strokes against the spinners, flicked to leg

31.3

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends to leg again

31.4

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, varies the placement of the forward defensive, this time into the off side

31.5

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, slightly wider which allows a poke through backward point

31.6

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, excellent diving stop from Vettori off his own bowling, leading from the front as always

Bangladesh would be disappointed with their score so far, all the batsmen have made starts but none have gone to make a score that will trouble the New Zealanders

End of over 32 (1 run) Bangladesh 136/4
Shakib Al Hasan    19* (19b 2x4)      DL Vettori    8-1-20-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (7b)     

32.1

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

32.2

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

32.3

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur fails to take advantage of the short ball outside off, mistimed to point

32.4

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, this time nudged into the leg side behind square

32.5

NL McCullum to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on off stump, wristed away in Laxmanesque fashion through midwicket

32.6

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur flicks straight to the short midwicket

End of over 33 (2 runs) Bangladesh 138/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (12b)      NL McCullum    8-0-29-1
Shakib Al Hasan    20* (20b 2x4)     

33.1

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, eased down to long on

33.2

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

33.3

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tossed up by Vettori, 77.6kph, swept out to deep backward square

33.4

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, dances down the track and gets outside off stump to work to long-on

33.5

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slightly more bounce than expected as Mushfiqur's bat is hit high on the splice

33.6

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run

End of over 34 (4 runs) Bangladesh 142/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    6* (16b)      DL Vettori    9-1-24-2
Shakib Al Hasan    22* (22b 2x4)     

34.1

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, paddled to fine leg

34.2

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, finally some signs of acceleration from Bangladesh as Mushfiqur slog sweeps to the fence

34.3

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run

34.4

NL McCullum to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, good over so far for Bangladesh as the 150 is up, strongly cut away through backward point

34.5

NL McCullum to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, smart cricket from Shakib as he works a single to the leg side

34.6

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, down leg side but clipped the pad on the way through, much better intent from Bangladesh

Meanwhile India slide further at Mohali with Dhoni and Harbhajan back in the pavilion

End of over 35 (10 runs) Bangladesh 152/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (20b 1x4)      NL McCullum    9-0-39-1
Shakib Al Hasan    27* (24b 3x4)     

35.1

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, worked to long-on

35.2

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, played to cover who has a shy at the stumps, two unnecessary overthrows result as the batsman was comfortably in his crease

35.3

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, squeezed out to deep cover which forces deep backward point to come round and collect

35.4

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

35.5

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, edges to third man but played with soft hands

35.6

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone outside off, end of an excellent spell from Vettori who finishes with 2-29, and it could have been 3 had Siddique been given out stumped

Mills back into the attack, possibly due to the change of ball at 34 overs

End of over 36 (5 runs) Bangladesh 157/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (25b 1x4)      DL Vettori    10-1-29-2
Shakib Al Hasan    28* (25b 3x4)     

36.1

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed to mid-off with hard hands

36.2

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and on leg stump, Shakib with plenty of time flicks down to fine leg

36.3

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, swings away from the right-hander outside off but Mushfiqur is not tempted on this occasion

36.4

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, attempted cut but not enough room to work with, squeezed out back to the bowler

36.5

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nice delivery on off and moving away slightly, compactly defended to cover

36.6

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, nicely played cover drive but Watling runs around from deep point to brilliantly prevent the boundary

Southee replaces his skipper

End of over 37 (3 runs) Bangladesh 160/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    17* (29b 1x4)      KD Mills    7-1-26-1
Shakib Al Hasan    29* (27b 3x4)     

37.1

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, more work for the keeper as it swings down leg

37.1

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, clipped from off stump to long-on

37.2

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, more wayward bowling as the batsman flicks off his pads very fine allowing a comfortable couple

37.3

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, again down leg but this time strikes Mushfiqur on the pad, dribbles through to Brendon McCullum

37.4

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, flicked slightly uppishly out to deep square who almost spills it over the boundary but does well to recover and prevent more than two

37.5

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

37.6

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flashes outside off and misses

End of over 38 (6 runs) Bangladesh 166/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    21* (34b 1x4)      TG Southee    6-0-25-0
Shakib Al Hasan    30* (28b 3x4)     

38.1

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run

38.2

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

38.3

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run

38.4

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

38.5

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib works into the leg side and races off but is sent back by Mushfiqur, Nathan McCullum falls awkwardly while returning the throw

38.6

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, this time flicks behind square down to fine leg

Jesse Ryder back into the attack, interesting move with only 11 overs left

End of over 39 (3 runs) Bangladesh 169/4
Shakib Al Hasan    32* (32b 3x4)      KD Mills    8-1-29-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    22* (36b 1x4)     

39.1

Ryder to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, dug out down to long-off

39.2

Ryder to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, timed nicely but straight to midwicket

39.3

Ryder to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside leg but Mushfiqur flicks straight to fine leg, lucky escape for Ryder who should have been put away for four or at least been punished for a wide

39.4

Ryder to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, what a way to bounce back! Full on middle and off, Mushfiqur goes for an ungainly slog which lands safely in the palms of Southee at long-on, yet another Bangladesh batsman makes a start and fails to go on

Mushfiqur Rahim c Southee b Ryder 22 (52m 39b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.41

VVS Laxman mounting a brave rearguard at Mohali with an injured back, scoring at almost a run a ball. India need 65 with 2 wickets in hand

39.5

Ryder to Mahmudullah, no run, almost yorks the batsman as the ball bounces over the off stump

39.6

Ryder to Mahmudullah, 1 run

Nathan McCullum back for a brief one-over spell, as he is already 9 overs in

End of over 40 (2 runs) Bangladesh 171/5
Mahmudullah    1* (2b)      JD Ryder    2-0-9-1
Shakib Al Hasan    33* (33b 3x4)     

40.1

NL McCullum to Mahmudullah, no run, yorker length and dug out

40.2

NL McCullum to Mahmudullah, 1 run, worked to the off side

40.3

NL McCullum to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, lovely delivery, 79.9kph, Shakib cuts but straight to the fielder

40.4

NL McCullum to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed to long-off

40.5

NL McCullum to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tucked through square leg

40.6

NL McCullum to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, cramped for room as the attempted force through the covers only succeeds in returning to the bowler

End of over 41 (3 runs) Bangladesh 174/5
Shakib Al Hasan    34* (36b 3x4)      NL McCullum    10-0-42-1
Mahmudullah    3* (5b)     

41.1

Ryder to Mahmudullah, OUT, very soft way to go, Ryder bowls a gentle-medium pacer on middle stump which Mahmudullah works with almost no power straight into the hands of Ross Taylor, who nonchalantly offers up a bemused smile

Mahmudullah c Taylor b Ryder 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

41.2

Ryder to Naeem Islam, no run, Naeem avoids a golden duck with a forward defensive

41.3

Ryder to Naeem Islam, no run

41.4

Ryder to Naeem Islam, 1 run, worked to deep square leg

41.5

Ryder to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, attempts a drive but is only able to dig out a full length delivery to cover

41.6

Ryder to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, can again only work to cover, excellent over for New Zealand

Rain drops just appearing, hopefully nothing serious. At the moment the players are continuing Andy McKay back, will be hoping for more control than in his first two spells. Slight delay as the sightscreen is adjusted for left-arm over angle

End of over 42 (1 run) Bangladesh 175/6
Shakib Al Hasan    34* (38b 3x4)      JD Ryder    3-0-10-2
Naeem Islam    1* (3b)     

42.1

McKay to Naeem Islam, 1 wide, alas he starts with a wide down leg side

MckAy shifts to around the wicket

42.1

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run

42.2

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run, better line, shortish but coming into the batsman who ekes it out to cover against the angle

42.3

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run, another dot ball, similar to the previous delivery

42.4

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run, nice slower ball from Mckay, 110.3kph, down leg but the lack of pace means Naeem can only defend

42.5

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run, excellent fielding from Ryder at point prevents the single that Naeem is currently unable to get

42.6

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run, in the end an excellent over from McKay after an inauspicious start as Naeem can again only work the ball into the off side

End of over 43 (1 run) Bangladesh 176/6
Naeem Islam    1* (9b)      AJ McKay    6-0-36-0
Shakib Al Hasan    34* (38b 3x4)     

43.1

Ryder to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flicked off leg stump to long-on, Shakib must get going soon if Bangladesh are going to get anywhere near their target of 250

43.2

Ryder to Naeem Islam, 1 run, finally Naeem picks up a run as he defends in to the vacant cover point region

43.3

Ryder to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run

43.4

Ryder to Naeem Islam, 1 run, worked through the same produtive gap on the off side

43.5

Ryder to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Bangladesh only dealing in singles here as Shakib punches out to deep extra cover

43.6

Ryder to Naeem Islam, 1 run, singles galore as another one is taken following the drive to long-off

End of over 44 (6 runs) Bangladesh 182/6
Naeem Islam    4* (12b)      JD Ryder    4-0-16-2
Shakib Al Hasan    37* (41b 3x4)     

44.1

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run, played to cover defensively

44.2

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run, nice full delivery that swings into middle but well kept out

44.3

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run, short and outside off, attempted uppercut makes no contact

44.4

McKay to Naeem Islam, no run, again defended. Bangladesh appear to be leaving their acceleration to the Powerplay

44.5

McKay to Naeem Islam, 1 run, finally Naeem gets off strike with a drive down to long-off

44.6

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short ball down leg which Shakib can only paddle with limited force down to fine leg

Bangladesh are forced to take their Batting Powerplay

End of over 45 (2 runs) Bangladesh 184/6
Shakib Al Hasan    38* (42b 3x4)      AJ McKay    7-0-38-0
Naeem Islam    5* (17b)     

45.1

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, finally! Shakib beautifully pulls the short ball to the deep square leg boundary, Shakib picking up the pace

45.2

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, this time full on middle and off but still put away to the same region

45.3

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, on leg stump, Shakib aims up the deep square leg boundary for the third successive time but misses, leg bye scampered

45.4

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, Naeem swishes outside off with no movement of the feet, he is really struggling here

45.5

Southee to Naeem Islam, FOUR, well well! Short ball outside off, Naeem backs away slightly and opens the face beating the third man,much better intent

45.6

Southee to Naeem Islam, 1 leg bye, full ball that rolls off the toe a few metres from the stumps, with no fielders in the immediate vicinity Shakib pushes through for the leg bye

Good start to the Powerplay for Bangladesh. 14 from it, how many more can they get?

End of over 46 (14 runs) Bangladesh 198/6
Naeem Islam    9* (20b 1x4)      TG Southee    7-0-37-0
Shakib Al Hasan    46* (45b 5x4)     

46.1

McKay to Naeem Islam, OUT, well Naeem won't be making any more! Moves outside leg to flick away, McKay follows him, thuds it into Naeem's pads from where it deflects onto the stumps

Naeem Islam b McKay 9 (22m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

46.2

McKay to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, good short ball angled into the Bangladesh captain who pushes it into the covers

46.3

McKay to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, cut away but well stopped by Ryder at point who has made a valuable contribution so far in the field and with the ball as well

46.4

McKay to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, slower ball picked by Mortaza who waits for it and tucks into the leg side

Shamim Chowdhury notes that it is the Bangladesh skipper's birthday today. Can the birthday boy help deliver his own present?

46.5

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, digs out a well directed full ball from McKay

46.6

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, in the slot outside off stump, Shakib lofts it over the bowler's head to reach a well-deserved fifty, also brings up the 200 for his side

Mills back for the death overs

End of over 47 (5 runs) Bangladesh 203/7
Shakib Al Hasan    50* (47b 6x4)      AJ McKay    8-0-43-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (3b)     

47.1

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, full toss on the pads which Mortaza can only slug away to deep midwicket

47.2

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, brilliant stroke from Shakib! full toss on middle stump, walks across and laps it down to fine leg

47.3

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, this is excellent batting, backs away and slams Mills through the covers past a despairing dive

47.4

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, edges a slog into his pads, Mortaza looks for the single which is not there

Mills runs in to bowl but stops and pretends to Mankad Mortaza who was well out of his crease at the non-striker's end. Gives the batsman a warning

47.5

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, gone! End of an inventive and busy innings from Shakib, slower ball on middle stump which beats the attempted slog to leg and crashes into off stump

Shakib Al Hasan b Mills 58 (106m 51b 8x4 0x6) SR: 113.72

47.6

Mills to Abdur Razzak, 1 leg bye, Razzak hit on the pads, dribbles through to fine leg

End of over 48 (10 runs) Bangladesh 213/8
Abdur Razzak    0* (1b)      KD Mills    9-1-38-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    2* (4b)     

48.1

McKay to Abdur Razzak, 1 run

48.2

McKay to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, Mashrafe goes for an almighty slog, picks up a couple out to deep midwicket

48.3

McKay to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Mashrafe top edges it very fine and beats the wide third man on the boundary

48.4

McKay to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, more swinging to leg from Mortaza, yields a single

48.5

McKay to Abdur Razzak, OUT, terrible delivery produces a wicket. McKay's attempted slower ball went all wrong, juicy full toss. But Razzak can only get a mixture of top and leading edge that skies high in the air where Ryder settles under it

Abdur Razzak c Ryder b McKay 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

The batsmen crossed, so Mashrafe back on strike

48.6

McKay to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye, Mashrafe retains the strike with a glance to fine leg off the pad

End of over 49 (9 runs) Bangladesh 222/9
Mashrafe Mortaza    9* (8b 1x4)      AJ McKay    9-0-51-2
Nazmul Hossain    0* (0b)     

49.1

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, low full toss outside off, but slower which causes Mashrafe to mistime it to mid-on, no run taken

49.2

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, the first six of the innings in the last over, Mashrafe clubs a full toss on his pads past deep midwicket which sends the crowd into a delirious state

49.3

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, and that's that! slower ball which is sent high into orbit where Watling runs in from deep midwicket and with a little bit of difficulty settles underneath it. Bangladesh all out for 228

Mashrafe Mortaza c Watling b Mills 15 (21m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 136.36

So Bangladesh will look back on this innings with a certain degree of ruefulness. The top six all made starts but only Shakib converted it into a half-century. The highest partnership of the innings was only 39, which explains the inability to accelerate as wickets fell at regular intervals after a fairly bright start. New Zealand on the other hand will be delighted with a professional display in humid conditions after a month's layoff. Vettori who has been out of action for even longer looked like he had never taken a break, with a masterful spell that halted Bangladesh's early momentum. Please do join our colleagues over at Mohali for the next 20 minutes where VVS Laxman threatens to foil Australia again, bad back and all. And then be sure to rejoin us for the New Zealand chase.

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The Bangladesh fielders celebrate the dismissal of Brendan McCullum, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, October 5, 2010

The Bangladesh fielders celebrate the dismissal of Brendan McCullum

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The Bangladesh fielders celebrate the dismissal of Ross Taylor, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, October 5, 2010

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