New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2010/11 / Commentary

New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Bangladesh v New Zealand

Bangladesh won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)

Good morning all and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live match coverage of the 3rd ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand from the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. I am Avi Singh and will be on commentary for today's game. The weather will hopefully be fine and sunny today so we can avoid a repeat of Friday's washout.

First news is that Bangladesh captain Shakib al Hasan has won the toss and elected to bowl first. Team news shortly. Have a peek at our preview in the meantime.

You may also want to catch up on this astonishing news from the IPL, where Punjab and Rajasthan have been kicked out of the competition for the 2011 IPL season.

Bright and sunny at the ground. Craig McMillan on pitch report duties: 'A lot of cracks, rolled very hard by the groundsman, similar look to the 1st ODI pitch.'

Three changes for Bangladesh, Shafiul, Rubel and Suhrawadi in for Mashrafe, Nazmul and Naeem. Shakib hopes to be chasing no more than 240.

New Zealand have kept faith with the same XI from the first game, while Brendon McCullum is handing over the keeping gloves to BJ Watling on account of sore knees. Speaking before the third One-Day International coach Mark Greatbatch said, "BJ is more than capable and was the selected in the squad as the reserve wicketkeeper.This is an opportunity to show he has what it takes at international level."

0.1

Shafiul Islam to BB McCullum, no run, cuts back into McCullum and raps him on the pad but fairly high and going down leg

0.2

Shafiul Islam to BB McCullum, no run, left alone outside off stump

0.3

Shafiul Islam to BB McCullum, no run, interesting from McCullum, advances down the track and to leg but Shafiul pushes it wide off stump, McCullum forced to leave and retreat into his crease

0.4

Shafiul Islam to BB McCullum, OUT, caught behind!! seamed away outside off and McCullum pushed at it, healthy edge through to the keeper and New Zealand's best batsman from the first game is gone for a duck!!

BB McCullum c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shafiul Islam 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.5

Shafiul Islam to Watling, no run, accurate line, on the stumps and Watling moves his back leg across to defend

0.6

Shafiul Islam to Watling, FOUR, on the pads and nicely flicked away to the midwicket boundary where the fielder cannot reach it

End of over 1 (4 runs) New Zealand 4/1 (RR: 4.00)
BJ Watling    4* (2b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-4-1
JD Ryder    0* (0b)     

1.1

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run, on the leg stump, hits Ryder high on the pad, appeal but not out

1.2

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run, defended to mid-off

1.3

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, 1 run, pulled away to deep backward square

1.4

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, short on the stumps, Watling defends into the pitch and thinks about a single but no run there

1.5

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, mistimes a drive back to the bowler

1.6

Rubel Hossain to Watling, 1 wide, very very wide outside off stump, left alone and with good reason

1.6

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, punches to mid-off

End of over 2 (2 runs) New Zealand 6/1 (RR: 3.00)
BJ Watling    4* (5b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-2-0
JD Ryder    1* (3b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-4-1

2.1

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, SIX, half-tracker on leg stump, Ryder sits back and picks it up with ease over square leg for a wonderful six

2.2

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, no run, pushed back to the bowler although the ball was of similar length

2.3

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, 2 runs, Shafiul continues to put it on Ryder's pads, tucked away into the vacant midwicket area

2.4

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, no run, better line, defended

2.5

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, no run, wider of off this time, Ryder middles it straight to cover, disappointed with himslef, the right placement would have earned him four

2.6

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, no run, on middle stump, Ryder works it to mid-on

End of over 3 (8 runs) New Zealand 14/1 (RR: 4.66)
JD Ryder    9* (9b 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-12-1
BJ Watling    4* (5b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-2-0

3.1

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, defended into the covers showing the full face of the blade

3.2

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, this time defends the slight in-swing to mid-on

3.3

Rubel Hossain to Watling, 1 run, short outside off, Watling punches off the back foot through cover

3.4

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, 2 runs, on the pads and Ryder delightfully flicks away but committed fielding keeps him to two

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, 1 wide, again fired way wide of off stump, Ryder had no chance of reaching that

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run, worked to short midwicket

3.6

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run, on off stump, pushes to mid-off

End of over 4 (4 runs) New Zealand 18/1 (RR: 4.50)
JD Ryder    11* (12b 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-6-0
BJ Watling    5* (8b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-12-1

4.1

Shafiul Islam to Watling, no run, defends on the front foot into the covers

4.2

Shafiul Islam to Watling, 1 run, swings away outside off, Watling chop drives through backward point to the fielder in the deep

4.3

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, 1 run, Laxmanesque from Ryder, flips the wrists and works from outside off out to deep square leg

4.4

Shafiul Islam to Watling, no run, defends to the leg side

4.5

Shafiul Islam to Watling, 1 run, well played, tucks into the leg side with soft hands, quick single scampered

4.6

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, FOUR, beautiful, slightly short but driven on the up through the covers, the fielders made no attempt to chase after that

End of over 5 (7 runs) New Zealand 25/1 (RR: 5.00)
JD Ryder    16* (14b 1x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-19-1
BJ Watling    7* (12b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-6-0

5.1

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run, flighted on off, defends in textbook fashion

5.2

Abdur Razzak to Watling, 1 run, on leg stump and flicked away to deep midwicket

5.3

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, 1 run, Ryder works Razzak, over the wicket to the left hander, away to deep square

5.4

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run, defends to off

5.5

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run, inside edges into his pads attempting to defend

5.6

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run, chopped away into the covers with little timing

End of over 6 (2 runs) New Zealand 27/1 (RR: 4.50)
BJ Watling    8* (17b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0
JD Ryder    17* (15b 1x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-19-1

6.1

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run, pushes into the covers

6.2

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run, goes for the swivel pull but misses as the ball whizzes past off stump

6.3

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, 1 run, flicked away into the leg side

6.4

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, defended by Watling back down the pitch

6.5

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, off the back foot, hit straight to cover

6.6

Rubel Hossain to Watling, FOUR, lovely square drive to a slightly short ball outside off stump, threads the gap and comfortably beats deep third man

End of over 7 (5 runs) New Zealand 32/1 (RR: 4.57)
BJ Watling    12* (20b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-11-0
JD Ryder    18* (18b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0

7.1

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, no run, appeal for lbw, may have struck Ryder outside off after he missed the sweep

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, 1 run, worked away to long-on

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run, defends Razzak from around the wicket to leg

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Watling, 2 runs, charges down and swings slightly wildly past midwicket, may have got a hand to that but hard to call that a chance

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run, gets the leading edge to point trying to work to midwicket

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run, jams out a fast yorker

End of over 8 (3 runs) New Zealand 35/1 (RR: 4.37)
BJ Watling    14* (24b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-5-0
JD Ryder    19* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-11-0

8.1

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, SIX, identical to his first six, picks up and deposits over square leg

8.2

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run

8.3

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run, defends this time to off

8.4

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, 1 run, slower ball but on the pads, uses the wrists to work wide of mid-on

8.5

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, shortish on off, slight bounce but Watling adjusts and punches to mid-on

8.6

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, outside off, Watling tries to drive but mistimed as he was not quite to the pitch of that

End of over 9 (7 runs) New Zealand 42/1 (RR: 4.66)
BJ Watling    14* (26b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-18-0
JD Ryder    26* (24b 1x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-5-0

9.1

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, 2 runs, comes down and mistimes the loft over mid-off but clears the fielder's head with relative ease

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, 1 run, sweeps powerfully to deep square

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run, defends nervously to point

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run, that one stopped on Watling whose defensive stroke popped up to where a silly mid-on may have been

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Watling, 1 run, drives to long-off

End of over 10 (4 runs) New Zealand 46/1 (RR: 4.60)
BJ Watling    15* (30b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-9-0
JD Ryder    29* (26b 1x4 2x6)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-18-0

Bowling Powerplay taken

10.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Watling, 1 run, driven away on the off side

10.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ryder, no run, sweeps to fine leg

10.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ryder, 1 run

10.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Watling, no run, swept into the ground out to the fielder patrolling the deep square-leg boundary

10.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Watling, 1 run

10.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ryder, no run

End of over 11 (3 runs) New Zealand 49/1 (RR: 4.45)
JD Ryder    30* (29b 1x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-3-0
BJ Watling    17* (33b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-9-0

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Watling, 1 run, pulled away off the back foot to bring up New Zealand's 50, which is also the 50 partnership incidentally

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, no run, sweeps straight to fine leg, Watling comes halfway down but the fielder fumbles allowing Watling to safely return with no harm done

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, no run, appeal for caught behind, Ryder missed the sweep after coming down the track, hit the top of the pad

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, no run

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, 1 run, flicked away past a diving short midwicket

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Watling, 1 run, inside edges to leg

End of over 12 (3 runs) New Zealand 52/1 (RR: 4.33)
BJ Watling    19* (35b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-12-0
JD Ryder    31* (33b 1x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-3-0

12.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Watling, no run

12.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Watling, no run

12.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Watling, no run, mistimed the drive completely, chopped into the ground

12.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Watling, 1 run, gets the single this time down to long-off

12.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ryder, no run

12.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ryder, 1 run, shows the full face and taps it down to long-on

End of over 13 (2 runs) New Zealand 54/1 (RR: 4.15)
JD Ryder    32* (35b 1x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-5-0
BJ Watling    20* (39b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-12-0

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, 1 run, pulls away into the leg side

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Watling, no run

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Watling, OUT, caught! Came down the track and tried to deposit over long-on, but hits high with no distance where Junaid settles safely underneath it at midwicket

BJ Watling c Junaid Siddique b Abdur Razzak 20 (47m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.78

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, no run, oh dear, Taylor almost run out without facing a ball, similar to Watling's near run-out except that the fielder fired a throw back but just wide with Taylor struggling

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, no run

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Ryder, no run

End of over 14 (1 run) New Zealand 55/2 (RR: 3.92)
JD Ryder    33* (39b 1x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-13-1
LRPL Taylor    0* (0b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-5-0

14.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, 1 run, outside leg, Taylor helps it on its way to get underway

14.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ryder, no run, inside edged to fine leg

14.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ryder, no run

14.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ryder, OUT, big blow for New Zealand! Ryder goes for the slog sweep but it settles in Imrul's hands a couple of steps in front of the boundary, Ryder goes after looking good

JD Ryder c Imrul Kayes b Suhrawadi Shuvo 33 (57m 42b 1x4 2x6) SR: 78.57

14.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, flicked to leg

14.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, misses the ball down leg, no wide called so possibly some pad on that

End of over 15 (1 run) New Zealand 56/3 (RR: 3.73)
LRPL Taylor    1* (3b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-1-1
GD Elliott    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-13-1

15.1

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, digs out a ball fired into off stump

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, clips off his toes with little power

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, 1 run, check drive down to long-off

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, gets on the front foot but transfers his weight onto the back foot and cuts to point

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, on leg stump, Taylor defends with the full face to midwicket

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, FOUR, lovely stroke from Taylor, arm ball fired in, he quickly rocked back and sliced it past the fielder

End of over 16 (5 runs) New Zealand 61/3 (RR: 3.81)
LRPL Taylor    5* (6b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-18-1
GD Elliott    1* (3b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-1-1

16.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, yorker on off, pushed out

16.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, drives to cover

16.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, on leg stump but worked straight to the fieldsman

16.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, ooh, inside edges the attempted drive past leg stump, lucky escape for Elliott

16.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, again pushed out to cover

16.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, 1 run, worked to midwicket where a misfield allows to Elliott to retain strike for the next over and prevent a maiden

End of over 17 (1 run) New Zealand 62/3 (RR: 3.64)
GD Elliott    2* (9b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-2-1
LRPL Taylor    5* (6b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-18-1

17.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, well bowled, Elliott reaches out to defend to the off side

17.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, fired into leg, he drives inside out to cover

17.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, OUT, gone!! Brilliant from Shakib, slightly shorter on middle, Elliott groped but couldn't reach it and watched helplessly as it spun past his attempted forward defensive and crashed into off stump. New Zealand staring down the barrel

GD Elliott b Shakib Al Hasan 2 (9m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Spectators walking in front of the sightscreen temporarily hold up resumption after drinks.

Daniel Vettori must be sick to death of this. He walks out with his side in a terrible position for the umpteenth time. New Zealand have lost 3 for 7.

17.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run, pushes back to the bowler

17.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run, spins back in but Vettori confidently leaves alone outside off

17.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori off the mark with a sweep out to deep midwicket, it was quite wide so Vettori had to fully extend his arms to reach that

End of over 18 (1 run) New Zealand 63/4 (RR: 3.50)
DL Vettori    1* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-6-1
LRPL Taylor    5* (6b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-2-1

18.1

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 3 runs, Vettori cuts dangerously past the lone slip down to the third man boundary where the fielder keeps it to three

18.2

Mahmudullah to Taylor, no run, on middle and leg, worked with the turn to midwicket

18.3

Mahmudullah to Taylor, no run, outside off this time and blocked into the ground

18.4

Mahmudullah to Taylor, 1 wide, short and down leg, wide given as Taylor missed an attempted pull

18.4

Mahmudullah to Taylor, 1 run, goes back and nicely punches to long-on

18.5

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, swept from outside off but straight to fine leg

18.6

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 1 run, tight call! Vettori hit it into the covers and set off, Taylor looked to be struggling but somehow beats the throw to the keeper. Replays show that he was relatively comfortable

End of over 19 (6 runs) New Zealand 69/4 (RR: 3.63)
DL Vettori    5* (6b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-6-0
LRPL Taylor    6* (9b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-6-1

19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, 1 run, paddle sweeps fine

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 no ball, no-ball giving Taylor a free hit which you just don't give. Replays show the foot may have been behind the line

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, slogs to mid-on who drops it but it doesn't matter as this is a free hit, a run taken

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, 1 run

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, digs out to long-off

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run

End of over 20 (5 runs) New Zealand 74/4 (RR: 3.70)
DL Vettori    7* (10b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-11-1
LRPL Taylor    8* (12b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-6-0

Umpire had something in his eye which was cleared by a Bangladesh fielder in the over break.

20.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, 1 run, squeezed out to long-off

20.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Vettori, no run

20.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Vettori, no run

20.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Vettori, 1 run, comes down and works to the left of square leg

20.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, down leg but Taylor does not get it past fine leg

20.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, nice delivery on off stump which Taylor respects with a forward defensive into the leg side

End of over 21 (2 runs) New Zealand 76/4 (RR: 3.61)
LRPL Taylor    9* (15b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-4-1
DL Vettori    8* (13b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-11-1

Phew! Shafiul back which gives us some more time after the insanely speedy manner in which the Bangladeshi spinners bowled their overs

21.1

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, 1 run, worked away off the pads

21.2

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, punches a drive back to the bowler

21.3

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, this time goes on the back foot and defends a ball on off

21.4

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, Shafiul escapes with a ball on Taylor's pads which is sweetly flicked but perfectly into the hands of midwicket

21.5

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, punched past Shafiul but only as far as mid-off

21.6

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, 2 runs, goes back and pulls through midwicket, not that well timed but that allows them to come back for a couple

End of over 22 (3 runs) New Zealand 79/4 (RR: 3.59)
LRPL Taylor    11* (20b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-22-1
DL Vettori    9* (14b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-4-1

22.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Vettori, OUT, OUT!!! That is a loss of gigantic proportions for New Zealand as their skipper departs! Tame end as he gets a leading edge straight back to the bowler trying to flick into the leg side. Vettori unable to rescue his side today, New Zealand slide further into the mire

DL Vettori c & b Suhrawadi Shuvo 9 (22m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

22.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, goes back and drives nicely but straight to cover

22.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run

22.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, appeal for lbw, a hint of inside edge while the umpire says it hit him outside the line of off

22.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, on middle and straightens, Stewart hurriedly defends

22.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, on leg stump and going down, hits him on the pad as he looks to defend

End of over 23 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 79/5 (RR: 3.43)
SL Stewart    0* (5b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-1-4-2
LRPL Taylor    11* (20b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-22-1

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, tossed up but Taylor doesn't fall for the bait, played into the off side

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, lovely from Shakib, short on off and spinning past Taylor who may have been adopting the curtain rail leave

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, worked off the pads to midwicket

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, on middle and check drives back to the bowler

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, maiden over, a rarity for Taylor to be the batsman, goes back and defends to cover

End of over 24 (maiden) New Zealand 79/5 (RR: 3.29)
LRPL Taylor    11* (26b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-1-11-1
SL Stewart    0* (5b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-1-4-2

24.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run

24.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, 1 run, down leg, Stewart gets a faint edge into his pad while sweeping which balloons over slip as they take a single

24.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, blocked down the pitch

24.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, nudges to fine leg

24.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, 1 run, well down leg side, Taylor reaches out and flicks out deep, a definite wide had he left it

24.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, defends to mid-on

End of over 25 (2 runs) New Zealand 81/5 (RR: 3.24)
SL Stewart    1* (8b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-1-6-2
LRPL Taylor    12* (29b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-1-11-1

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, flicks to midwicket

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, digs out to deep cover

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Stewart, no run, defends into the off side

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Stewart, 2 runs, sweeps fine for a couple

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Stewart, no run

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Stewart, 1 run, inside edges the defensive stroke into the leg side, Taylor is alert to the quick single

End of over 26 (4 runs) New Zealand 85/5 (RR: 3.26)
SL Stewart    4* (12b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-1-15-1
LRPL Taylor    13* (31b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-1-6-2

26.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, tentatively defended

26.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, driven to cover

26.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, cramped for room, squeezed to cover again

26.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, punched off the back foot back to Suhrawadi

26.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, 1 run, pushed to the left of the bowler who gets a hand to it but cannot prevent the single

26.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, another dot ball to finish, defends

End of over 27 (1 run) New Zealand 86/5 (RR: 3.18)
LRPL Taylor    13* (32b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-1-7-2
SL Stewart    5* (17b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-1-15-1

27.1

Abdur Razzak to Stewart, FOUR, well swept to the deep backward square leg boundary, first boundary for a considerable period

27.2

Abdur Razzak to Stewart, no run

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Stewart, no run

27.4

Abdur Razzak to Stewart, 1 run, poor line from Razzak, down leg, this time the paddle sweep produces only a single, good diving save by the fielder at fine leg

27.5

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, well played by Taylor, softly defended into the off side

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Stewart, 1 run, slightly edgy as he works it to backward point where good running beats the throw at the striker's end

End of over 28 (7 runs) New Zealand 93/5 (RR: 3.32)
SL Stewart    11* (22b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-25-1
LRPL Taylor    14* (33b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-1-7-2

28.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, short and wide, but Stewart wastes the opportunity, slammed to cover

28.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, this time on middle, the sweep finds the fielder

28.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, 1 run, punched off the back foot to long-off

28.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Taylor deftly dabs into the leg side

28.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, short but on middle, the attempted pull becomes a cramped on-drive off the back foot

28.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, squeezed out to cover

The array of Bangladeshi spinners are choking the life out of the New Zealand middle order.

End of over 29 (2 runs) New Zealand 95/5 (RR: 3.27)
SL Stewart    12* (27b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-1-9-2
LRPL Taylor    15* (34b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-25-1

29.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, rocks back and slashes the cut straight to point

29.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, again squeezed out behind square on the off side

29.3

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, defends back down the track

29.4

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, down leg, Taylor gets his bat around his front pad and works out to deep square

29.5

Abdur Razzak to Stewart, no run, shorter on leg stump but Stewart can only work to mid-on

29.6

Abdur Razzak to Stewart, 1 run, unconvincingly scratched out past cover

End of over 30 (2 runs) New Zealand 97/5 (RR: 3.23)
SL Stewart    13* (29b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-27-1
LRPL Taylor    16* (38b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-1-9-2

30.1

Rubel Hossain to Stewart, no run, slung down on off stump, defends to mid-on

30.2

Rubel Hossain to Stewart, no run, short but swings back in to Stewart, who adjusts well to play back down the pitch where a diving Rubel fields off his own bowling

30.3

Rubel Hossain to Stewart, 1 run, punched through point off the back foot

30.4

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, no run, short outside off, Taylor plays off the back foot to cover

30.5

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, no run, appeal for lbw, Taylor survives. He comes down the track (only a couple of steps)and goes for his favourite leg-side heave, cuts back in from outside off to beat the heave, strikes him on the kneeroll and looked to be heading on towards middle and leg

30.6

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, no run, driven to point

End of over 31 (1 run) New Zealand 98/5 (RR: 3.16)
LRPL Taylor    16* (41b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-19-0
SL Stewart    14* (32b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-27-1

31.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, no run, pushed against the turn to cover

31.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stewart, OUT, absolutely plumb, on middle, straightens, Stewart's sweep is nowhere near the ball which cannons into his front pad. Bangladesh trampling all over New Zealand here

SL Stewart lbw b Suhrawadi Shuvo 14 (30m 34b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

31.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to NL McCullum, no run, almost 2 dismissals there, McCullum walked way across his stumps and had to reach for the ball way outside leg which fell just short of midwicket. Meanwhile Taylor had come down looking for a single and had to race back just beating the throw

31.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to NL McCullum, no run, defends back to Suhrawadi who has bowled an excellent spell

31.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to NL McCullum, 2 runs, comes down and skies it over the covers, 100 up for New Zealand

31.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to NL McCullum, no run, jammed out into the off side

End of over 32 (2 runs) New Zealand 100/6 (RR: 3.12)
NL McCullum    2* (4b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    8-1-11-3
LRPL Taylor    16* (41b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-19-0

32.1

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, no run, on middle and leg, flicked to midwicket who fumbles but no chance of a run

32.2

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, 1 run, good intent from Taylor, defends down the track and sets off for what eventuates into a comfortable single

32.3

Rubel Hossain to NL McCullum, no run, down leg, hits Nathan on the pad

32.4

Rubel Hossain to NL McCullum, OUT, cleaned out. McCullum was thinking about swinging to leg, Rubel bowls it full on middle and McCullum tries to change his mind late which only produces a limp mixture of a defensive stroke and a leg-side hoick, which the ball beats as it goes straight through the gate

NL McCullum b Rubel Hossain 2 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

32.5

Rubel Hossain to Mills, no run, loud appeal for lbw as Mills is rapped on the pads, but going down leg, Rubel very energetic after his wicket

32.6

Rubel Hossain to Mills, no run, poor stroke from Mills, a 'windy woof' as Richie Benaud would say, swings back in from outside off and beats Mills' incoherent swish

End of over 33 (1 run) New Zealand 101/7 (RR: 3.06)
KD Mills    0* (2b)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-20-1
LRPL Taylor    17* (43b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    8-1-11-3

Suhrawadi bowls the ball but the batsman had already backed away as someone had walked in front of the sightscreen.

33.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, bit of bounce as Taylor defends

33.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, walks across and defends straight

33.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, ditto the previous delivery

33.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, reaches out to work to leg

33.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, worked to backward point

33.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, defends to complete a maiden over, which presumably doesn't happen too often in the 34th over of an ODI. Suhrawadi has the Nadkarni-like figures of 3 for 11 in 9 overs.

End of over 34 (maiden) New Zealand 101/7 (RR: 2.97)
LRPL Taylor    17* (49b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    9-2-11-3
KD Mills    0* (2b)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-20-1

Change of ball

34.1

Rubel Hossain to Mills, no run, Mills defends straight

34.2

Rubel Hossain to Mills, 1 run, short outside off, hammered away by Mills, good diving save at pointprevents four

34.3

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, no run

34.4

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, 1 run, punched to long-on

34.5

Rubel Hossain to Mills, no run, down leg, hits Mills on the back pad

34.6

Rubel Hossain to Mills, no run, comes back in from outside off, Mills squeezes it out to point

End of over 35 (2 runs) New Zealand 103/7 (RR: 2.94)
KD Mills    1* (6b)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-22-1
LRPL Taylor    18* (51b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    9-2-11-3

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, arm ball on middle, Taylor inside edges to leg

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, blocked to cover

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, premeditates a filthy swipe to deep midwicket from way outside off

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run, outside off and spins away, Mills leaves

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run, closer to the stumps, Mills drawn into defending

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, 2 runs, mixture of edge and open face as Mills comes forward to defend, ball trickles to backward point

And alas the Batting Powerplay is upon us!! Shafiul meanwhile was about to bowl before he felt a twinge somewhere. He heads off the ground with the physio, which means a change of plans for Shakib, who brings Razzak back

Welcome drinks break for the Kiwis who will be frantically reassessing their targets. They are yet to take the Powerplay. This would have to be one of the few times that Ross Taylor has batted more than 50 balls for a 35 strike rate. Shakib would be delighted with his bowlers who have fully justified his decision to insert New Zealand

End of over 36 (3 runs) New Zealand 106/7 (RR: 2.94)
KD Mills    3* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-1-18-1
LRPL Taylor    19* (54b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-22-1

36.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor waits and turns to square leg

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, full on middle, Mills shows the full face

36.3

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, goes back and inside edges the drive onto his pad, almost back onto the stumps

36.4

Abdur Razzak to Mills, SIX, Mills has had enough of this dot-ball business. Gets down on one knee and powerfully slog sweeps over cow corner into the stands

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, appeal for lbw but sliding down leg

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, flays the cut off the back foot but straight to point, Mills looking to up the tempo

End of over 37 (7 runs) New Zealand 113/7 (RR: 3.05)
KD Mills    9* (14b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-34-1
LRPL Taylor    20* (55b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-1-18-1

37.1

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, no run, Taylor moves across and tries to whip through leg, clips his pad but Mushfiqur dives well to prevent four leg-byes

37.2

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, SIX, Taylor again advances and this time swipes it for a flat six through midwicket. New Zealand finally getting a move on

37.3

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, FOUR, slower ball, Taylor repeats his swipe which evades the fielder at deep midwicket

37.4

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, SIX, more six-swiping here from Taylor, similar to the first six in the over. Superb over for New Zealand as Taylor ups his strike rate to 61

37.5

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, 1 run, smart batting, waits on it and works it to long-on for a single

37.6

Rubel Hossain to Mills, no run, yorker which tails down leg, Mills clips off his toes to midwicket

End of over 38 (17 runs) New Zealand 130/7 (RR: 3.42)
KD Mills    9* (15b 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-39-1
LRPL Taylor    37* (60b 2x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-34-1

38.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, FOUR, the runs are flowing now, outside off and Taylor square drives past the despairing fielders to the cover fence

38.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run

38.3

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, goes back and pulls on the bounce to the midwicket sweeper

38.4

Abdur Razzak to Mills, 1 run, Mills backs away and exposes all three stumps while hitting to the left of cover, allowing them to rush a single

38.5

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, SIX, Monstrous hit from Taylor, fierce slog sweep which sails over the heads of the boundary patrollers

38.6

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, worked to leg for a single allowing Taylor to retain the strike for the next over

End of over 39 (13 runs) New Zealand 143/7 (RR: 3.66)
LRPL Taylor    49* (65b 3x4 3x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-47-1
KD Mills    10* (16b 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-39-1

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, goes across the stumps, fired down leg, reaches out to work the single which brings up an invaluable 50 for Ross Taylor, who has picked up the pace in the Powerplay

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, SIX, horrendous full toss outside off which Mills slams over the bowler's head for another six

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, SIX, and again! outside off, Mills lashes it over long-off for his third six

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, well worked into the vacant areas on the leg side for a couple

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run, good comeback, yorker on middle and off, dug out

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run, driven back to Shakib. Excellent over for New Zealand who have done especially well in targeting Shakib who is the lynchpin of the Bangladeshi lineup

End of over 40 (15 runs) New Zealand 158/7 (RR: 3.95)
KD Mills    24* (21b 3x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-33-1
LRPL Taylor    50* (66b 3x4 3x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-47-1

40.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, no run, down leg, goes for the swipe, hits the pad as Taylor misses

40.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, 1 run, wristed to mid-on

40.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, fired into leg, Mills cannot get that away

40.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, chopped into the ground

40.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, 1 run, moves outside leg, Suhrawadi follows him but Mills digs it out

40.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taylor, 1 run, dug out to mid-on. Tight single taken. End of a brilliant spell, 3 for 14 in the full allotment

End of over 41 (3 runs) New Zealand 161/7 (RR: 3.92)
LRPL Taylor    52* (69b 3x4 3x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    10-2-14-3
KD Mills    25* (24b 3x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-33-1

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, SIX, Taylor moves outside off and swipes it brilliantly over midwicket, the onslaught continues

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, driven past Shakib, thinks about two but comes back and just beats the throw

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, 1 no ball, free hit coming up as Shakib oversteps, Mills defends back in anticipation of the next delivery

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, 1 run, full toss but Mills could only slice it on the bounce to point

Replays show Shakib's foot was well behind the line on that no-ball.

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 3 runs, cheeky paddle sweep having walked across and exposed all the stumps

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, OUT, finally respite for Bangladesh, Mills goes down on one knee and tries to hit over long-on, limited distance though as Rubel settles under the skier

KD Mills c Rubel Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 26 (42m 28b 0x4 3x6) SR: 92.85

End of over 42 (12 runs) New Zealand 173/8 (RR: 4.11)
     Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-45-2
LRPL Taylor    62* (72b 3x4 4x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    10-2-14-3

42.1

Mahmudullah to Southee, no run, Southee looks to defend, gets an outside edge which trickles to third man

42.2

Mahmudullah to Southee, no run, punched to the bowler

42.3

Mahmudullah to Southee, no run, goes for the sweep and misses, loud appeal for lbw but hit him outside the line

42.4

Mahmudullah to Southee, OUT, not so lucky this time! similar stroke except that this delivery hit him in front of middle and off, the umpire raised his finger immediately. New Zealand in danger of being bowled out after recovering in the Batting Powerplay

TG Southee lbw b Mahmudullah 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Meanwhile, the Little Master Sachin Tendulkar has reached his 49th Test century at Bangalore. What a champion.

42.5

Mahmudullah to McKay, OUT, and speak of the devil, McKay feathers a ball outside off stump through to Mushfiqur who holds onto a sharp catch. New Zealand all out for 173, they will require a very disciplined bowling effort to keep Bangladesh at bay

AJ McKay c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mahmudullah 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Disappointing effort from the Kiwis who initially appeared to have recovered from the loss of Brendon McCullum with a 50 partnership between Ryder and Watling. But then the spinners again stifled the middle order and it was only when the Batting Powerplay was taken that Taylor and Mills lifted the score to a defendable total. Do hang around as the chase will commence before lunch is taken.

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Oct 11, 2010

Imrul Kayes plays towards third man during his fifty, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Mirpur, October 11, 2010

Imrul Kayes plays towards third man during his fifty

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Oct 11, 2010

Shahriar Nafees scored a run-a-ball 73, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Mirpur, October 11, 2010

Shahriar Nafees scored a run-a-ball 73

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