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)

The Bangladeshi openers come out on the back of a brilliant bowling effort which was only slightly blemished by the Batting Powerplay. Shuvo bowled with unrelenting parsimony, while all the bowlers picked up a wicket.

0.1

Mills to Imrul Kayes, (no ball) 3 runs, Full toss swinging into leg which is worked away nicely, to compound matters it is a no-ball. Free hit coming up

0.1

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, Nafees skies it up in the air but runs a single before Taylor takes an irrelevant catch.

0.2

Mills to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, on Kayes' pads and worked away again, poor start from Mills with New Zealand defending a low score

0.3

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

0.4

Mills to Imrul Kayes, no run, throws the arms at it outside off and drills it straight to mid-off

0.5

Mills to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, dropped, but in reality it was a superlative effort. Kayes uppishly flicked it off the pads and Stewart at square leg jumped acrobatically to try and pluck it with one hand, he had it for a moment but it spilled as he was falling

In fact, a groggy-looking Stewart is helped off the field looking in considerable discomfort.

Stewart appears to have hit his head while landing. Delay in play as the New Zealand physio Kate Stalker attends to him.

0.6

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended back down the pitch to end a long over due to the break in play

End of over 1 (8 runs) Bangladesh 8/0 (166 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 3.38)
Shahriar Nafees    1* (2b)      KD Mills    1-0-8-0
Imrul Kayes    6* (5b)     

1.1

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, outside off but full, dug out

1.2

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, lovely swing from Southee, on off and tempts the batsman into a forward defensive which is beaten as the ball moves away

1.3

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run

1.4

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, faster than the second ball of the over but all else remains the same

1.5

Southee to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, aggressive from Kayes, off-drives Southee down the ground after having been beaten twice in the over

1.6

Southee to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, picked up and swung to the midwicket fence to make what was a good over for the Kiwis into a good over for bangladesh

End of over 2 (8 runs) Bangladesh 16/0 (158 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 3.29)
Imrul Kayes    14* (11b 2x4)      TG Southee    1-0-8-0
Shahriar Nafees    1* (2b)      KD Mills    1-0-8-0

2.1

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, slices the drive airily between cover and mid-off

2.2

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, short outside off, carved over point to perfection

2.3

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone outside off. Frenetic start for Bangladesh who appear determined to bat positively before the lunch break

2.4

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, driven back to Mills from outside off

2.5

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, goes across the batsman, Nafees has nothing to do with it

2.6

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, wide of off, this time he goes for it and cuts in front of square where the McCullum brothers retrieve

End of over 3 (8 runs) Bangladesh 24/0 (150 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 3.19)
Shahriar Nafees    9* (8b 1x4)      KD Mills    2-0-16-0
Imrul Kayes    14* (11b 2x4)      TG Southee    1-0-8-0

3.1

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, driven back to the bowler

3.2

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, nervy defensive stroke away from the pads, inside edges into the pad and trickles to the off side

3.3

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, attempted sweep, ball rolls out to the leg side off the pad

3.4

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, well flighted, 77.6kph, full and dug out

3.5

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, driven to cover against the angle

3.6

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, sweeps hard out to deep backward square which prevents a maiden

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bangladesh 26/0 (148 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 3.21)
Imrul Kayes    16* (17b 2x4)      NL McCullum    1-0-2-0
Shahriar Nafees    9* (8b 1x4)      KD Mills    2-0-16-0

4.1

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, half-volley outside off, driven away past cover to the fence beating Elliott's dive after he ran from mid-off

4.2

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defends back down the pitch. Lunch is near, the openers would want to be not out when it arrives

4.3

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, works off leg stump to short midwicket

4.4

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on the pads, goes back and gets struck, rolls to the same fielder

4.5

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, short and outside off, the aggressive intent is not being dulled by an impending lunch. Thrashed away through the covers

4.6

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, on the pads, works it around the corner to fine leg

So that is lunch and Bangladesh would be ecstatic. The job is more than half done. New Zealand were bowled out for a low score, and Bangladesh have raced along at 7 an over in the short period before the break with all their wickets intact. Do join us after lunch in 45 minutes for the continuation of the Bangladeshi chase. In the meantime, do head over to our colleagues at Bangalore for the start of the afternoon session on day 3.

End of over 5 (9 runs) Bangladesh 35/0 (139 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 3.08)
Shahriar Nafees    18* (14b 3x4)      KD Mills    3-0-25-0
Imrul Kayes    16* (17b 2x4)      NL McCullum    1-0-2-0

Welcome back. Bangladesh resuming their chase.

5.1

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on middle and leg, defended to the leg side

5.2

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, no run, similar delivery, again played to leg

5.3

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, this time outside off, punched into the covers

5.4

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, moves away from Imrul who feels at it outside off

5.5

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, short on off but well defended by Imrul who went right back and played it into the ground

5.6

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, opens the face to a ball on off stump and plays to point, quiet start after lunch

End of over 6 (1 run) Bangladesh 36/0 (138 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 3.13)
Imrul Kayes    16* (20b 2x4)      TG Southee    2-0-9-0
Shahriar Nafees    19* (17b 3x4)      KD Mills    3-0-25-0

6.1

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, flighted into middle stump, defended

6.2

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, similar delivery, again defended

6.3

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, this time goes onto the back foot and defends

6.4

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, fired in on middle stump but a well executed sweep sends the ball racing to the bacward square leg boundary

6.5

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, back to that middle stump line, defended to short midwicket

6.6

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, again sweeps off middle stump but this time only for a single

End of over 7 (5 runs) Bangladesh 41/0 (133 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 3.09)
Shahriar Nafees    24* (23b 4x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-7-0
Imrul Kayes    16* (20b 2x4)      TG Southee    2-0-9-0

Southee from around the wicket to the left-hander

7.1

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short on off, defends into the track

7.2

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, (no ball) 1 run, wide outside off and chopped to wide third man. A no-ball as well, another free hit coming up, they haven't been taken advantage of today

7.2

Southee to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, backs away and slices the slow full toss into the covers for one, a tight single in the end as you can still be run out off the free hit

7.3

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, more short-pitched bowling wide of off stump, carved away through backward point by Nafees

7.4

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, this time it's not short but a half-volley outside off which is creamed through the covers, 50 up for Bangladesh at more than a run-a-ball

Southee back over the wicket

7.5

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone outside off

7.6

Southee to Shahriar Nafees, no run, extra bounce outside off which surprises Nafees, fizzes over the top of his attempted slash

End of over 8 (11 runs) Bangladesh 52/0 (122 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 2.90)
Shahriar Nafees    33* (29b 6x4)      TG Southee    3-0-20-0
Imrul Kayes    17* (21b 2x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-7-0

8.1

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, outside off, nicely turning away from the left-hander, left alone

8.2

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, sliced to short cover

8.3

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, defended into the off side with soft hands

8.4

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, short and wide outside off but Kayes mistimes the cut into the ground

8.5

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, down leg, appeared to hit the pad but given as off the bat

8.6

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defends to short cover again

End of over 9 (1 run) Bangladesh 53/0 (121 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.88, RRR: 2.95)
Shahriar Nafees    33* (30b 6x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-8-0
Imrul Kayes    18* (26b 2x4)      TG Southee    3-0-20-0

Andy McKay to bowl left-arm over

9.1

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, swings into off, defended into the covers

9.2

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, short and swings into his ribs, drops down on the pitch

9.3

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, short outside off, does well to cut but straight to the fielder

9.4

McKay to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, beautifully played, a stroke of real elegance, it swung in from outside off and Kayes responded with a lovely on-drive that teased Southee as it went to the fence

9.5

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, on middle and swings down leg past Kayes' attempted flick, wide given as Watling fumbles

9.5

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, mistimes the cover drive into the ground, limply rolls to cover

9.6

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, on off and again swings in, Kayes plays it down to short midwicket

Vettori comes into the attack, he needs to pick a few wickets for his side to have a chance.

Bangladesh cruising along, a phrase not normally associated with their batting. But they have made it look easy today where the New Zealanders have struggled

End of over 10 (5 runs) Bangladesh 58/0 (116 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.80, RRR: 2.90)
Imrul Kayes    22* (32b 3x4)      AJ McKay    1-0-5-0
Shahriar Nafees    33* (30b 6x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-8-0

10.1

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, around the wicket, worked to leg

10.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, very slow, flighted outside off, Kayes inside edges the attempted cut into his pad

10.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, defends a straighter ball on middle stump

10.4

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, sweeps powerfully out to deep backward square

10.5

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, repeats the shot but without the power, only the single this time

10.6

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, goes right back and, standing almost square-on, works into the gap at square leg

End of over 11 (5 runs) Bangladesh 63/0 (111 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.72, RRR: 2.84)
Shahriar Nafees    35* (32b 6x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-5-0
Imrul Kayes    25* (36b 3x4)      AJ McKay    1-0-5-0

11.1

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defends the inswinging delivery

11.2

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run

11.3

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short ball, tries to swing to leg but inside-edges on the bounce to Watling

11.4

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, hit on the pad down leg, thinks of a single but not there

11.5

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, again goes for the pull, beats the batsman and rebounds into the third man area off his body

11.6

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, slower ball outside off, defended into the covers

End of over 12 (1 run) Bangladesh 64/0 (110 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 2.89)
Imrul Kayes    25* (37b 3x4)      AJ McKay    2-0-6-0
Shahriar Nafees    36* (37b 6x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-5-0

12.1

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, well played, cover driven all along the ground with impeccable timing

12.2

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good comeback, drags the batsman wide and beats his defensive prod

12.3

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, leaves outside off

12.4

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, spins back in which results in the drive rolling back to Vettori

12.5

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, rocks back and, as Ranil Abeynaike would say, slashes and slashes hard outside off to the point fence

12.6

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, outside off, defends into the ground

End of over 13 (8 runs) Bangladesh 72/0 (102 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.53, RRR: 2.75)
Shahriar Nafees    44* (43b 8x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-13-0
Imrul Kayes    25* (37b 3x4)      AJ McKay    2-0-6-0

13.1

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, outside off, no swing this time, forced to cover

13.2

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, off the back foot this time but again to cover

13.3

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, well down leg side, wide called, Watling again fumbles on the second bounce

13.3

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, slower ball outside off which keeps slightly low, crouches slightly and jabs to a busy cover fieldsman

13.4

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, slower ball but way outside off, Kayes reaches and chops to third man

13.5

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, one bouncer for the over, outside off and beats the attempted hook

13.6

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slightly fuller outside off but similar tactic, attempted pull meets only thin air

End of over 14 (2 runs) Bangladesh 74/0 (100 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 2.77)
Shahriar Nafees    44* (45b 8x4)      AJ McKay    3-0-8-0
Imrul Kayes    26* (41b 3x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-13-0

14.1

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, on middle going towards off, misses the sweep but also missing off

14.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, possible escape for Kayes, pitched on middle and leg and turned back in, struck on the pad but limited appealing, looks to be hitting leg

14.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, outside off, swept straight to Nathan McCullum at deep backward square

14.4

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, outside off, defended to cover

14.5

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, not that short from Vettori but Nafees rocks back, gives himself room and sends it to the point boundary

14.6

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, plays down to mid-off

End of over 15 (5 runs) Bangladesh 79/0 (95 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.26, RRR: 2.71)
Shahriar Nafees    48* (48b 9x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-18-0
Imrul Kayes    27* (44b 3x4)      AJ McKay    3-0-8-0

15.1

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 leg bye, down leg, beats the attempted leg glance, rolls down to fine leg

15.2

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, short of a length outside off, driven on the up through the covers, 50 up for Nafees, well played, setting his team on the road to victory

15.3

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushes this fuller delivery into the cover region

15.4

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, short outside off, goes for the pull, does not get all of it but picks up a couple

around the wicket

15.5

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, wide down leg

15.5

McKay to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, pitches outside leg, worked square

15.6

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, shorter and on middle stump, nicely hops up and works into the ground for a single

End of over 16 (10 runs) Bangladesh 89/0 (85 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.56, RRR: 2.50)
Imrul Kayes    28* (46b 3x4)      AJ McKay    4-0-17-0
Shahriar Nafees    55* (52b 10x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-18-0

16.1

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, defends to cover

16.2

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, pushes with soft hands into the covers for a quick single

16.3

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on the pads, tucked to fine leg

16.4

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, down leg, goes for a hoick, goes through the batsman and Watling fumbles unsighted

16.5

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, worked to the off side

16.6

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, sweeps but picks out fine leg

Murali Vijay has reached his maiden Test hundred in Bangalore as India push on. Congratulations.

End of over 17 (1 run) Bangladesh 90/0 (84 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.29, RRR: 2.54)
Shahriar Nafees    55* (56b 10x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-9-0
Imrul Kayes    29* (48b 3x4)      AJ McKay    4-0-17-0

Ryder to come on as New Zealand desperately search for a wicket.

17.1

Ryder to Imrul Kayes, no run, gentle floater outside off, pushed to mid-off

17.2

Ryder to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, slower ball but dragged shorter, dabbed fine of third man

17.3

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, way down leg, Watling dives well to prevent four wides and takes it cleanly

17.3

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, no run, nice slower ball on off, defends back down the pitch

17.4

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, no run, beats the attempted glide to third man

17.5

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, no run, more bounce this time as the batsman is again beaten trying to work to the off side

17.6

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fullish slower ball on leg stump, worked to mid-on

End of over 18 (2 runs) Bangladesh 92/0 (82 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.11, RRR: 2.56)
Shahriar Nafees    55* (60b 10x4)      JD Ryder    1-0-2-0
Imrul Kayes    30* (50b 3x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-9-0

18.1

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, outside off, keeps low and beats the cut

18.2

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, comes down the track, not fully to the pitch and a bit away from the ball, but extends the arms and sends it over the cover fielder's head

18.3

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, worked to fine leg

18.4

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short and worked off the back foot to long-off

18.5

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, angled into middle stump, works it dangerously off that position out to deep square

18.6

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, similar stroke but this time worked behind square for the same result

End of over 19 (7 runs) Bangladesh 99/0 (75 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 2.41)
Imrul Kayes    36* (55b 4x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-16-0
Shahriar Nafees    56* (61b 10x4)      JD Ryder    1-0-2-0

19.1

Ryder to Imrul Kayes, no run, on middle and punched back to Ryder

19.2

Ryder to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, slower ball but short on leg stump, whirls it fine to bring up the 100 for Bangladesh. Also the 100 opening partnership which has been an excellent effort

19.3

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, worked away behind square

19.4

Ryder to Imrul Kayes, no run, drives to mid-on

19.5

Ryder to Imrul Kayes, no run, slower ball, tries to work it for one but straight to short midwicket

19.6

Ryder to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, very wide of off, Kayes really has to reach for it and gets it off the top half of the horizontal blade on the bounce to deep third man

End of over 20 (3 runs) Bangladesh 102/0 (72 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.10, RRR: 2.40)
Imrul Kayes    38* (60b 4x4)      JD Ryder    2-0-5-0
Shahriar Nafees    57* (62b 10x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-16-0

20.1

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, on off turning away a touch, defended with soft hands

20.2

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, tossed up outside off, hammered but straight to mid-off

20.3

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, flighted down leg but the sweep picks out fine leg

20.4

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, too much flight, turns into a full toss which is meekly patted to mid-off

20.5

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, ah! innovation as he reverse-paddles it down to third man

20.6

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, easily punches to long-off

Drinks break arrives with the situation looking increasingly forlorn for the New Zealanders who look like they will be on the end of an embarrassing thrashing at the hands of a side normally known for receiving the thrashings. Granted that the Kiwis are without Styris, Oram and Guptill, but Bangladesh are also missing their best batsman Tamim as well as Ashraful, so New Zealand can only be utterly disappointed with the feeble performance so far today, and in the series in general.

End of over 21 (3 runs) Bangladesh 105/0 (69 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 2.37)
Imrul Kayes    41* (66b 4x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-19-0
Shahriar Nafees    57* (62b 10x4)      JD Ryder    2-0-5-0

Delay as Brendon McCullum fixes a problem with his shoes.

21.1

Ryder to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short slower ball which moves away from the left-hander, dabbed to third man

around the wicket

21.2

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full on leg stump, squeezed to mid-on but with some timing

21.3

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, short on off, Nafees rocks back and pulls hard to the midwicket fence

21.4

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, full toss which Nafees swings at with all his might towards cow corner, umpires go upstairs to check if Kane Williamson, the 12th man, has saved the boundary and he has

21.5

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, slower ball on leg stump, simple pick-up and deposit over square leg, one bounce to the fence

21.6

Ryder to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, down leg, a poor ball that is deservedly helped on its way to the fine leg boundary, New Zealand really falling apart here

End of over 22 (15 runs) Bangladesh 120/0 (54 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.45, RRR: 1.92)
Shahriar Nafees    71* (67b 13x4)      JD Ryder    3-0-20-0
Imrul Kayes    42* (67b 4x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-19-0

22.1

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, pushed to mid-off

22.2

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, driven inside-out on the bounce to cover who misfields allowing the single

22.3

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, top edges the sweep on the bounce to deep backward square

22.4

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, worked off the back foot to deep point

22.5

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, punched to mid-on

22.6

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, no run, goes back and tries to dab through third man but gets too much bat on it and it goes to backward point

End of over 23 (3 runs) Bangladesh 123/0 (51 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.34, RRR: 1.88)
Shahriar Nafees    72* (70b 13x4)      NL McCullum    7-0-22-0
Imrul Kayes    44* (70b 4x4)      JD Ryder    3-0-20-0

23.1

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, outside off and goes on with the arm, beats the attempted cut

23.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, defends down the pitch

23.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, sweeps out to deep square, Southee runs round and collects

23.4

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, paddles it to fine leg

23.5

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, more sweep than paddle this time, rolls the wrists on it to keep it down, behind square for a single

23.6

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, top edges the sweep again, and again it flies just over and out of reach of the fine leg fielder. Sums up New Zealand's day today really

End of over 24 (3 runs) Bangladesh 126/0 (48 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 1.84)
Imrul Kayes    46* (74b 4x4)      DL Vettori    4-0-21-0
Shahriar Nafees    73* (72b 13x4)      NL McCullum    7-0-22-0

24.1

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, goes back and clips to deep square

24.2

NL McCullum to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, finally!! comes down the track and gives himself a bit of room, drives inside out but straight to mid-off where Brendon McCullum gives his brother a wicket

Shahriar Nafees c BB McCullum b NL McCullum 73 (100m 73b 13x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Junaid Siddique comes in to replace Nafees, who did a superb job

24.3

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run, digs out a ball on middle and leg

24.4

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, outside leg, and tucked fine

24.5

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, drives back to the bowler

24.6

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, down leg, tries to flick but gets hit on the pad, rolls straight to fine leg

End of over 25 (2 runs) Bangladesh 128/1 (46 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 1.84)
Imrul Kayes    47* (77b 4x4)      NL McCullum    8-0-24-1
Junaid Siddique    1* (2b)      DL Vettori    4-0-21-0

25.1

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run, flighted outside off, defended

25.2

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, on off and turns in quickly but Siddique is able to work it behind square

25.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, swept to deep backward square

25.4

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run, clipped to midwicket

25.5

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, tossed up on leg, batsman waits and waits and eventually works square

25.6

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, again swept, a shot which has been employed repetitively today, out to the boundary rider at deep backward square

End of over 26 (4 runs) Bangladesh 132/1 (42 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.07, RRR: 1.75)
Imrul Kayes    49* (79b 4x4)      DL Vettori    5-0-25-0
Junaid Siddique    3* (6b)      NL McCullum    8-0-24-1

26.1

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, down leg, pokes it to fine leg

26.2

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, no run, very full, goes for the drive which he almost jams back into his stumps

26.3

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, fifty for Kayes, works it into the off side with soft hands, good supporting role

26.4

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, reaches out and wrists it with the turn into the off side

26.5

NL McCullum to Imrul Kayes, OUT, gone!! in similar fashion to his opening partner, tried to loft the bowler inside out over extra cover but only got the elevation, the distance was lacking and the boundary rider came in to do the rest. Slight roadblock for Bangladesh as they march towards victory

Imrul Kayes c Elliott b NL McCullum 50 (110m 83b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.24

Raqibul Hasan is the new batsman. He had 'retired' in a fit of pique at the start of the year but came back for the ODI series in England. Nathan McCullum back over the wicket to the right-hander

26.6

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full toss outside off, drilled to cover on the bounce, almost caught in fact

End of over 27 (2 runs) Bangladesh 134/2 (40 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.96, RRR: 1.73)
Raqibul Hasan    0* (1b)      NL McCullum    9-0-26-2
Junaid Siddique    4* (7b)      DL Vettori    5-0-25-0

27.1

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, goes back and lashes through cover

27.2

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, comes forward to defend, bit more bounce and it hits the top of the bat handle

27.3

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

27.4

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, this time defends back down the pitch. Silly mid-off in place to put some pressure on the new batsman

27.5

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, again flighted on off, and agin played back to Vettori

27.6

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends to the leg side

End of over 28 (1 run) Bangladesh 135/2 (39 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.82, RRR: 1.77)
Raqibul Hasan    0* (6b)      DL Vettori    6-0-26-0
Junaid Siddique    5* (8b)      NL McCullum    9-0-26-2

28.1

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run, almost a run-out, flicked widish of mid-on, easy single there but the non-striker sent Siddique back, who just beat the throw. Raqibul turned his back

28.2

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended

28.3

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, no run, tucked to the leg side

28.4

NL McCullum to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, digs out to long-off

28.5

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, outside off, well swept past Williamson at a wide fine leg to the fence

28.6

NL McCullum to Raqibul Hasan, no run, outside off, pushed away to the off to end Nathan's spell

End of over 29 (5 runs) Bangladesh 140/2 (34 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.82, RRR: 1.61)
Raqibul Hasan    4* (8b 1x4)      NL McCullum    10-0-31-2
Junaid Siddique    6* (12b)      DL Vettori    6-0-26-0

29.1

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run, short outside off but no turn back in forcing Siddique to reach, he can only chop it to point

29.2

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run, waits for it and nicely dabs but straight to third man

29.3

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, whacked away into the covers

29.4

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fired into leg stump, Raqibul jams it out

29.5

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, outside off, spun back in a fraction, kept low, Raqibul almost chopped it into his stumps, hits the ground and Watling's foot before going to slip

29.6

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends a full delivery on middle

End of over 30 (1 run) Bangladesh 141/2 (33 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.70, RRR: 1.65)
Raqibul Hasan    4* (11b 1x4)      DL Vettori    7-0-27-0
Junaid Siddique    7* (15b)      NL McCullum    10-0-31-2

Ross Taylor to bowl!!

30.1

Taylor to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, gentle full toss, pushed to long-off

30.2

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, no run, another horrendous full toss which is inexplicably patted to midwicket

30.3

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, no run, dabbed to point

30.4

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fired into leg stump, played to midwicket

30.5

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, again on leg, on-drives into the deep

30.6

Taylor to Junaid Siddique, no run, gets Siddique to defend, not a bad little over there

End of over 31 (2 runs) Bangladesh 143/2 (31 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.61, RRR: 1.63)
Junaid Siddique    8* (17b)      LRPL Taylor    1-0-2-0
Raqibul Hasan    5* (15b 1x4)      DL Vettori    7-0-27-0

31.1

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, on middle stump, pushed past silly mid-off

31.2

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, goes forward and then back to dab to point

31.3

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, drives the full ball well and runs straightaway, simple single in the end

31.4

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, nicely flicked by Siddique to long-on

31.5

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, goes back to work to the leg side, both batsmen think of a run but the fieldsmen are alert

31.6

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, same as the previous delivery but played with softer hands enabling the single

End of over 32 (3 runs) Bangladesh 146/2 (28 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.56, RRR: 1.55)
Raqibul Hasan    7* (20b 1x4)      DL Vettori    8-0-30-0
Junaid Siddique    9* (18b)      LRPL Taylor    1-0-2-0

32.1

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full face of the bat back to Ross

32.2

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, no run, squeezed out

32.3

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, no run, worked back to the bowler

32.4

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, no run, played to point

32.5

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, no run, flicked to square leg, game meandering here

32.6

Taylor to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, Raqibul works it to long-on to deny Taylor a maiden

End of over 33 (1 run) Bangladesh 147/2 (27 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.45, RRR: 1.58)
Raqibul Hasan    8* (26b 1x4)      LRPL Taylor    2-0-3-0
Junaid Siddique    9* (18b)      DL Vettori    8-0-30-0

33.1

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, rocks bat and cuts into the covers

33.2

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, checks the drive back to Vettori

33.3

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lovely from Vettori, flighted on off, Raqibul waited and missed the cut as the ball spun just pas the off stump

33.4

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, pushed into the covers

33.5

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, Siddique works it into the narrow gap between point and cover

33.6

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, on leg, Raqibul's defensive stroke pops up into the leg side but they take a single with no fielders in the immediate vicinity, 150 up for Bangladesh

End of over 34 (3 runs) Bangladesh 150/2 (24 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.41, RRR: 1.50)
Raqibul Hasan    10* (31b 1x4)      DL Vettori    9-0-33-0
Junaid Siddique    10* (19b)      LRPL Taylor    2-0-3-0

The Taylor experiment is short-lived, Mills returns

34.1

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, no run, swung away from Raqibul who flirted at it with no foot movement

34.2

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends more solidly this time

34.3

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends into the off side

34.4

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, no run, more of the same

34.5

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, drives into the off side, Vettori picks up and hits the stumps direct but Raqibul is safe. To add insult to injury they pick up an overthrow from the ricochet, a rule that Sunny Gavaskar believes should be removed

34.6

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, no run, hit on the pads but going down the leg side, Bangladesh cruising along here

End of over 35 (2 runs) Bangladesh 152/2 (22 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.34, RRR: 1.46)
Raqibul Hasan    12* (37b 1x4)      KD Mills    4-0-27-0
Junaid Siddique    10* (19b)      DL Vettori    9-0-33-0

35.1

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, no run, defends to leg

35.2

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, spins back sharply, adjusts and squeezes it away square on the leg side

35.3

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, worked into the vacant area at midwicket. No sign of the Batting Powerplay which would surely hasten the end

35.4

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, clipped past Vettori to long-on

35.5

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, outside off, no turn, left alone

35.6

Vettori to Raqibul Hasan, no run, on off, goes back to defend the last ball of another economical, but wicketless, Vettori spell

End of over 36 (3 runs) Bangladesh 155/2 (19 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.30, RRR: 1.35)
Raqibul Hasan    13* (40b 1x4)      DL Vettori    10-0-36-0
Junaid Siddique    12* (22b)      KD Mills    4-0-27-0

36.1

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, punched off the back foot to the bowler

36.2

Mills to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, short down leg side, pulled down to deep fine leg

36.3

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, no run, punched to Brendon McCullum at cover

36.4

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, short outside off, controlled dab to third man

36.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, nice drive but cannot beat mid-off

36.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, on leg stump, wristy flip over midwicket and wide of square leg

End of over 37 (3 runs) Bangladesh 158/2 (16 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.27, RRR: 1.23)
Junaid Siddique    14* (26b)      KD Mills    5-0-30-0
Raqibul Hasan    14* (42b 1x4)      DL Vettori    10-0-36-0

Drinks break taken, rather perfunctory really considering only 16 runs required but the New Zealanders will be glad for some respite from both the sizzling sun and the dominant Bangladeshi batting

37.1

McKay to Junaid Siddique, 1 wide, horrible wide outside off, started outside the wide line and went further, off the pitch almost. Memories of Harmison and Brisbane come flooding back

37.1

McKay to Junaid Siddique, OUT, short ball outside off, sits up but Siddique manages to slap it to a diving Nathan McCullum. Poor stroke and a poor delivery

Junaid Siddique c NL McCullum b McKay 14 (48m 27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 51.85

Shakib enters

37.2

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full ball outside off carved along the ground to point

37.3

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, finally a semblance of intent to finish the Kiwis off, wide outside off and driven away nicely to the covers

37.4

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, open the dam and the flood begins. short ball outside off which comes in slightly, gets on top of it and cuts through backward point

37.5

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed to point

37.6

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, outside off, very close to a wide, marginal call, left alone to end an average over which somehow earned a wicket

End of over 38 (9 runs) Bangladesh 167/3 (7 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.39, RRR: 0.58)
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (5b 2x4)      AJ McKay    5-0-26-1
Raqibul Hasan    14* (42b 1x4)      KD Mills    5-0-30-0

38.1

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, Mills strays onto the pads and is worked out to deep backward square

38.2

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short ball, Shakib goes back and taps to mid-off, runs a quick single

38.3

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short on middle, Raqibul plays it down safely

38.4

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, no run, played back to Mills on the bounce, who deflects it to mid-off

38.5

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, no run, on middle stump, Raqibul props forward and defends

38.6

Mills to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, driven wide of cover

150 for SRT in Bangalore. Most 150+ Test match scores ever. Unbelievable.

End of over 39 (3 runs) Bangladesh 170/3 (4 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.35, RRR: 0.36)
Raqibul Hasan    16* (47b 1x4)      KD Mills    6-0-33-0
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (6b 2x4)      AJ McKay    5-0-26-1

39.1

McKay to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends into the off side

39.2

McKay to Raqibul Hasan, no run, rears up slightly outside off, easily beats the attempted cut

39.3

McKay to Raqibul Hasan, no run, worked off the pads to midwicket. McKay is round the wicket to the right-hander btw

39.4

McKay to Raqibul Hasan, no run, played down towards point

39.5

McKay to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, slower ball outside off, mistimes the on-the-up drive through the covers for a couple. 2 to get

39.6

McKay to Raqibul Hasan, no run, but not in this over, as Raqibul leaves alone outside off

End of over 40 (2 runs) Bangladesh 172/3 (2 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.30, RRR: 0.20)
Raqibul Hasan    18* (53b 1x4)      AJ McKay    6-0-28-1
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (6b 2x4)      KD Mills    6-0-33-0

40.1

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, (no ball) FOUR, a no-ball but no free hit because Shakib smoked the half-volley through the covers, great way to finish and fitting that their captain wins them the game

That's all from us here at ESPNcricinfo. Do join us on Thursday for the 4th ODI at 9am local time, and make sure you cross over now to our coverage from Bangalore, where the 308-run stand for the third wicket between Sachin and Vijay has finally been broken. On behalf of scorer S Raju and all my colleagues, this is Avi Singh signing off. Thanks for joining us today, we hope you have enjoyed our coverage. Goodbye!!

Kyle Mills picks up US$1000 for the game's best six, Shahriar Nafees the same amount for the fastest fifty.

Daniel Vettori: 'Very disappointed with the batting, Ryder and Watling set us up but from then on we were under pressure. The spinners for Bangladesh bowled very well, we have to adjust quickly. We have to post a decent score in the next game to put some pressure on them.'

Shakib al Hasan: 'Boys played really well, we kept taking wickets, Suhrawadi bowled fantastically. The only area we didn't bowl well was in the Powerplay. Our opening batsmen batted solidly and they gave us a good start, that's what we need.'

The Man of the Match award goes to Suhrawadi Shuvo for his 3 for 14 in 10 overs. 'It's always a good feeling to play well and win, the wicket was helping a lot and I was just putting the ball in the right place.'

So exactly 10 overs to spare for Bangladesh with 7 wickets in hand, a fully deserved win which means that this will be the first ODI series against a full-strength Full Member opposition that Bangladesh cannot lose. The bowlers set this victory up, especially the miserly Suhrawadi who also plucked three wickets. Nafees and Kayes then both batted with ease in reaching fifties. On the other hand the New Zealanders are really behind the eight-ball now, needing to win the last two games just to avoid a series defeat. Expect changes to the middle order for the next game, particularly in light of Stewart's head knock. You would have been forgiven today if you had thought the New Zealanders were actually Bangladesh given the way they played today. There was a distinct lack of the fight normally associated with the Kiwi side except when Taylor and Mills maximised the Batting Powerplay. Stick around for the presentations, taking place shortly.

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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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