New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2010/11 / Commentary

New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series - 5th ODI

Bangladesh v New Zealand

Bangladesh won by 3 runs

Welcome back for the chase, Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder opening the batting. First bowler up is Shafiul Islam.

0.1

Shafiul Islam to BB McCullum, 1 run, full and outside off, driven to mid-off, sets off for a run and narrowly beats the throw at the non-striker's end

0.2

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, 1 wide, very wide outside off stump, Ryder sensibly leaves

0.2

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, 1 run, on the pads, clipped away out to deep square leg

0.3

Shafiul Islam to BB McCullum, 1 run, moves away outside off, McCullum reaches and opens the face to guide to third man

0.4

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, no run, good line and length, full and straight, defends stoutly down the wicket

0.5

Shafiul Islam to Ryder, 1 run, shorter and on off this time, Ryder uses the wrists to nudge into the leg side

0.6

Shafiul Islam to BB McCullum, 1 leg bye, angling down leg, McCullum misses the flick and is hit on the pad, rolls into the leg side

End of over 1 (6 runs) New Zealand 6/0 (169 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 3.44)
BB McCullum    2* (3b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-5-0
JD Ryder    2* (3b)     

Rubel sharing the new ball duties

1.1

Rubel Hossain to BB McCullum, 2 runs, short outside off, McCullum cuts it away to deep third man

1.2

Rubel Hossain to BB McCullum, OUT, oh dear! McCullum has a severe brain freeze, looks to play his rock-back pull over midwicket but doesn't move his feet into the right position, skies up a dolly for mid-off. New Zealand make an extremely poor start

BB McCullum c Shakib Al Hasan b Rubel Hossain 4 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

1.3

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run, angles the full delivery into Ryder's toes, jams it into his pads

Ryder pulls out as Rubel runs in

1.4

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, no run, outside off, punched to mid-off

1.5

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, 2 runs, short on leg, goes backs and plays a flick-cum-pull out to the leg-side sweeper

1.6

Rubel Hossain to Ryder, OUT, more problems for New Zealand, pitched on leg and hits him on middle, Ryder's feet were glued to the crease as he played a nothing shot, finger goes up and the explosive openers have both had their involvement in the game ended within the first two overs

JD Ryder lbw b Rubel Hossain 4 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

End of over 2 (4 runs) New Zealand 10/2 (165 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.43)
     Rubel Hossain    1-0-4-2
BJ Watling    0* (0b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-5-0

2.1

Shafiul Islam to Watling, no run, outside off and left alone

2.2

Shafiul Islam to Watling, 1 run, angled into middle, inside edges the defensive stroke into the gap on the leg side

2.3

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, 1 wide, over-enthusiasm there, fires a short ball way down leg

2.3

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, nudged to square leg off the front foot

2.4

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, short on off, defends off the outer half of the bat into the off side

2.5

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, nicely driven on the up but straight to mid-off

2.6

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, comes from very wide of the crease a la Makhaya Ntini, full and angled into middle and leg, Taylor keeps it out

End of over 3 (2 runs) New Zealand 12/2 (163 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 3.46)
LRPL Taylor    0* (4b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-7-0
BJ Watling    1* (2b)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-4-2

3.1

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, Watling goes back to defend a short ball on off

3.2

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, this time comes forward to defend into the off side

3.3

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, shorter and shifted wider of off, comes back in and Watling guides to point against the angle

3.4

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, this time punches to cover

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, this time the punch goes to point, outside edge involved

3.6

Rubel Hossain to Watling, no run, excellent inswinging yorker which Watling jams out from underneath himself at the last moment, maiden from Rubel as Bangladesh pile the pressure on

End of over 4 (maiden) New Zealand 12/2 (163 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 3.54)
BJ Watling    1* (8b)      Rubel Hossain    2-1-4-2
LRPL Taylor    0* (4b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-7-0

Spin early in the form of Abdur Razzak

4.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 wide, down leg, doesn't spin back and beats the flick

4.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, OUT, well outside leg, clipped into the deep, a misfield convinces them to race back for two and the stumps are broken with Watling struggling to make his ground. Aleem Dar goes upstairs, the issue is whether Razzak (who dropped the ball) has knocked the bails off with his hands first or if he has dropped the ball into the stumps before his hands made contact. And the verdict is... GONE! New Zealand stumbling badly

BJ Watling run out 1 (17m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

4.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, driven to the left of Razzak, who gets a hand to it but can't prevent the single

4.3

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, the new man defends to leg first up

4.4

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, that turned from outside leg, hits the edge of Williamson's bat and rolls to point

4.5

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, comes from wide of the crease, goes on and hits Williamson on the pad around middle and leg, close call but umpire turns down the appeal

4.6

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, paddle sweeps fine but doesn't beat fine leg

End of over 5 (3 runs) New Zealand 15/3 (160 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 3.55)
KS Williamson    0* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0
LRPL Taylor    2* (6b)      Rubel Hossain    2-1-4-2

5.1

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, no run, short on off, Taylor pinned back, defends

5.2

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor clips to mid-on and races out of the blocks, Shakib's throw narrowly misses the stumps with Taylor possibly home but again a tight single

5.3

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, no run, defends into the leg side off the back foot

5.4

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, OUT, the centurion from the last game departs for a duck!! short outside off, tried to punch off the back foot but could only get a thick edge to second slip who went low to his left and held on well. Just when New Zealand thought things couldn't get any worse...

KS Williamson c Raqibul Hasan b Rubel Hossain 0 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

This is the lowest score New Zealand has made in the series at which point Vettori has had to walk out. Unbelievable how brittle this top order is. Vettori pulls away and Rubel has to walk back

5.5

Rubel Hossain to Vettori, 2 runs, clipped off the pads into the leg side

5.6

Rubel Hossain to Vettori, 1 run, flip-pulled off the pads down to fine leg

End of over 6 (4 runs) New Zealand 19/4 (156 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.16, RRR: 3.54)
DL Vettori    3* (2b)      Rubel Hossain    3-1-8-3
LRPL Taylor    3* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0

6.1

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, no run, outside off and flicked to short midwicket

6.2

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 1 run, goes back and clips to deep square leg

6.3

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, OUT, brilliant from Razzak! Around the wicket, the arm ball going straight on, Taylor plays for the non-existent turn and leaves a huge gap between bat and pad. The ball is only too happy to take advantage and crash into the off stump. New Zealand staggering like a drunkard here

LRPL Taylor b Abdur Razzak 3 (25m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

6.4

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, down leg, Elliott over-balances but the keeper can't collect cleanly, wide not given

6.5

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, defends with a straight bat

6.6

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, comes down and pushes to short cover who sends Elliott scurrying back into his crease like a crab

End of over 7 (1 run) New Zealand 20/5 (155 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 2.85, RRR: 3.60)
GD Elliott    0* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-4-1
DL Vettori    4* (4b)      Rubel Hossain    3-1-8-3

7.1

Rubel Hossain to Vettori, no run, props forward to push to mid-off

7.2

Rubel Hossain to Vettori, no run, on middle and leg, Vettori brings the backlift down from outside off but still squeezes it to short midwicket

7.3

Rubel Hossain to Vettori, 4 byes, very full outside off, beats Vettori's dab and hits a foothole, rears up over the keeper and slips to the third man boundary

7.4

Rubel Hossain to Vettori, 1 run, works down to fine leg

7.5

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, slower ball on middle, Elliott inside edges to the leg side

7.6

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, pushed out to cover

A truly abysmal batting effort from New Zealand so far, the worst appears to have been saved for last. Amazing that an international side can lose their first five wickets within seven overs

End of over 8 (5 runs) New Zealand 25/5 (150 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.12, RRR: 3.57)
GD Elliott    0* (5b)      Rubel Hossain    4-1-9-3
DL Vettori    5* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-4-1

8.1

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, no run, worked to mid-on

8.2

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, no run, Vettori pushes out expecting the turn, it doesn't and beats the outside edge

8.3

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 1 run, comes down and punches into the covers

8.4

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, tossed up on leg and this one does turn, Elliott defends

8.5

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, leans forward to defend on off stump

8.6

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, 2 wides, fired in down leg, beats batsman and keeper, they scamper one in addition to the wide

8.6

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 2 runs, takes a step down and pokes it through the covers

End of over 9 (5 runs) New Zealand 30/5 (145 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 3.53)
DL Vettori    8* (12b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-9-1
GD Elliott    0* (7b)      Rubel Hossain    4-1-9-3

9.1

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, FOUR, strays onto the pads with a full toss which Elliott nicely flicks to the midwicket boundary

9.2

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, defends back down the track

9.3

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, repeats the stroke

9.4

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, achieves a hat-trick of defensive strokes into the off side

9.5

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, full outside off and Elliott changes tack by letting it go

9.6

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, plays a drive to point. Drinks arrives and couldn't come faster for New Zealand who have been appalling in the opening Powerplay

End of over 10 (4 runs) New Zealand 34/5 (141 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 3.52)
GD Elliott    4* (13b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-1-13-3
DL Vettori    8* (12b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-9-1

Thoroughly predictable decision to take the Bowling Powerplay

10.1

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 1 run, tossed up on middle, Vettori whips it out to deep midwicket

10.2

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, Elliott defends down the track

10.3

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, 1 run, Elliott takes a step down to drive and inside-edges out to deep backward square

10.4

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, no run, advances and defends back to Razzak

10.5

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, no run, more whippy flicking to mid-on

10.6

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 1 run, gets down and sweeps backward of square

End of over 11 (3 runs) New Zealand 37/5 (138 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.36, RRR: 3.53)
DL Vettori    10* (16b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-12-1
GD Elliott    5* (15b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-1-13-3

Shafiul back. Movement around the sightscreen halts play again

11.1

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, no run, slower ball on off, Vettori waits and works to point

11.2

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, no run, ramrod-straight delivery on off, pushes back down the track

11.3

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, no run, moves across and works to mid-on

11.4

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, no run, well-directed bouncer, one for the over, which Vettori gets well underneath

11.5

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, no run, wristed to mid-on

11.6

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, 1 run, outside off and Vettori back-cuts down to third man

End of over 12 (1 run) New Zealand 38/5 (137 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.16, RRR: 3.60)
DL Vettori    11* (22b)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-8-0
GD Elliott    5* (15b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-12-1

Mahmudullah into the attack

12.1

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, Vettori defends tentatively

12.2

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 1 run, down leg and clipped behind square

12.3

Mahmudullah to Elliott, 1 wide, starts from outside off and spins down leg past the batsman

12.3

Mahmudullah to Elliott, 1 run, nudged off middle stump out to deep square leg

12.4

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, goes back and flicks to midwicket

12.5

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, this time tries to beat midwicket with a flick to his right but the fielder runs around to cut it off

12.6

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, dropped! Vettori stabbed at a ball outside off and got a thick edge to the left of Siddique who spilled it and tried to have a second go but couldn't reach it, a huge let-off for New Zealand who should have had their coffin receive an extra nail

End of over 13 (3 runs) New Zealand 41/5 (134 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.15, RRR: 3.62)
DL Vettori    12* (27b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-0
GD Elliott    6* (16b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-8-0

13.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, defends

13.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 1 run, comes down and pushes to long-off

13.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run, flicked to the right of mid-on who dives well and cuts it off

13.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run, goes back and pushes back down the track

13.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run, leans forward to defend into the covers

13.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, 1 run, beats the ring and flicks into the deep on the leg side

End of over 14 (2 runs) New Zealand 43/5 (132 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.07, RRR: 3.66)
DL Vettori    13* (31b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-2-0
GD Elliott    7* (18b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-0

14.1

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, goes back and nudges to leg

14.2

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, bit of turn there, Vettori slightly squared up as he defends to off

14.3

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, defends on the front foot

14.4

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, Vettori gets down for the sweep and inside edges into his back pad, appeal turned down

14.5

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, comes forward and defends

14.6

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 2 runs, short outside off and chopped away through backward point

End of over 15 (2 runs) New Zealand 45/5 (130 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 3.71)
DL Vettori    15* (37b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-5-0
GD Elliott    7* (18b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-2-0

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, around the wicket to Elliott who gets well forward to defend

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, bit of inside edge with the forward defensive

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 1 run, nurdles this into the leg side

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, 1 run, comes down and flicks to long-on

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, drives back down the pitch

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, huge appeal but Elliott stretches well forward and makes sure he is struck outside the line of off

End of over 16 (2 runs) New Zealand 47/5 (128 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 2.93, RRR: 3.76)
GD Elliott    8* (23b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-4-0
DL Vettori    16* (38b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-5-0

16.1

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, is pinned back in the crease and defends

16.2

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, tries to work a single but picks out point

16.3

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 2 runs, slog sweeps out to cow corner, lands safely but plugs in the outfield

16.4

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, goes forward but plays to leg from the crease

16.5

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 1 run, well outside off, really has to reach for the sweep with a full extension of the arms, beats midwicket and goes into the deep

16.6

Mahmudullah to Elliott, no run, comes down and flicks in the air but safely short of midwicket

End of over 17 (3 runs) New Zealand 50/5 (125 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 2.94, RRR: 3.78)
GD Elliott    8* (24b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-8-0
DL Vettori    19* (43b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-4-0

17.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, 1 run, around the wicket to the left-hander, goes back and flicks behind square

17.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, chops a cut to point

17.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, tries to go for a drive but tamely digs out a fullish delivery

17.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 1 run, flicked into the deep on the leg side off middle stump

17.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run, tries to sweep a ball outside off against the angle but with the spin, misses

17.6

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

End of over 18 (3 runs) New Zealand 53/5 (122 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 2.94, RRR: 3.81)
DL Vettori    21* (46b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-7-0
GD Elliott    9* (27b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-8-0

18.1

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, props forward to defend

18.2

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, tries to nudge a single but can only defend to cover

18.3

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, keeps low and squeezes out back down the pitch

18.4

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 1 run, comes forward and pushes into the off side, sets off quickly and Eliiott beats the throw into the keeper

18.5

Mahmudullah to Elliott, 1 run, tossed up outside off, thick outside edge all along the carpet down to third man. 55 for 5

18.6

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, pushes to mid-on

End of over 19 (2 runs) New Zealand 55/5 (120 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 2.89, RRR: 3.87)
DL Vettori    22* (51b)      Mahmudullah    4-0-10-0
GD Elliott    10* (28b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-7-0

19.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, Elliott moves onto the front foot and defends

19.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, FOUR, excellent cut by Elliott, went back to a short ball on off which spun away a touch, middled to the backward point fence

19.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, 2 runs, sweeps to the left of the leg-side sweeper, return for a couple

19.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, down leg, Elliott rolls the wrists on the sweep but picks out fine leg

19.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, punched into the off side, bowler runs across and dives well to save a run

19.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, 1 run, worked into the leg side

End of over 20 (7 runs) New Zealand 62/5 (113 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.10, RRR: 3.76)
GD Elliott    17* (34b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-7-0
DL Vettori    22* (51b)      Mahmudullah    4-0-10-0

20.1

Mahmudullah to Elliott, no run, spins into Elliott who clips it to square leg

20.2

Mahmudullah to Elliott, 1 wide, down leg, wide

20.2

Mahmudullah to Elliott, no run, defends into the block

20.3

Mahmudullah to Elliott, no run, goes back and stays low to defend, covering the low bounce

20.4

Mahmudullah to Elliott, 1 run, comes down and nudges a single to long-on

20.5

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, quickly onto the front foot, waits for the ball to arrive and then defends

20.6

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 1 run, sweeps to deep backward square

End of over 21 (3 runs) New Zealand 65/5 (110 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.09, RRR: 3.79)
DL Vettori    23* (53b)      Mahmudullah    5-0-13-0
GD Elliott    18* (38b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-7-0

21.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Vettori, no run, comes down and flicks to short midwicket

21.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Vettori, no run, dabs to point

21.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Vettori, no run, late cuts on the bounce to slip

21.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Vettori, 1 run, sweeps in the air on the bounce to deep square leg

21.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, presses forward to defend textbook style

21.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, FOUR, positive use of the feet yields a positive result, chips down and clears mid-on with a delectable loft

End of over 22 (5 runs) New Zealand 70/5 (105 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.18, RRR: 3.75)
GD Elliott    22* (40b 3x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-12-0
DL Vettori    24* (57b)      Mahmudullah    5-0-13-0

22.1

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, punches to cover

22.2

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, goes back and works to mid-on

22.3

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 1 run, swipe-sweeps out into the deep on the leg side

22.4

Mahmudullah to Elliott, 1 run, comes down again but this time keeps it on the ground and works to long-on

22.5

Mahmudullah to Vettori, no run, leans forward and defends

22.6

Mahmudullah to Vettori, 1 run, swept to the left of square leg who can't prevent a quick run

Drinks again, Vettori and Elliott have rebuilt the wreckage partly with a 52-run stand for the sixth wicket but one wicket and Bangladesh will be conclusively back on top

End of over 23 (3 runs) New Zealand 73/5 (102 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.17, RRR: 3.77)
DL Vettori    26* (62b)      Mahmudullah    6-0-16-0
GD Elliott    23* (41b 3x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-12-0

23.1

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, no run, goes back and flicks into the leg side

23.2

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 1 run, comes down and swipes to long-on

23.3

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, pins Elliott in the crease, jabs it out to the off side

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, 1 run, on leg and flicked to deep square leg

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 5 wides, fires in a flatter and faster ball, which would have been fine except that it was miles down leg and beat the keeper, 5 wides

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, no run, comes down and digs it out to midwicket

23.6

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 2 runs, slight change in the action as he tries to impart more conventional spin, Vettori plays into the covers

End of over 24 (9 runs) New Zealand 82/5 (93 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.41, RRR: 3.57)
DL Vettori    29* (66b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-21-1
GD Elliott    24* (43b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    6-0-16-0

24.1

Mahmudullah to Elliott, no run, drives back down the pitch

24.2

Mahmudullah to Elliott, no run, worked to the right of midwicket, Elliott set off but was sent back by his skipper, probably a single there but caution understandable after the Watling run-out

24.3

Mahmudullah to Elliott, 2 runs, goes back and cuts out towards the boundary, two fielders chase to prevent the boundary

24.4

Mahmudullah to Elliott, no run, worked into the leg side

24.5

Mahmudullah to Elliott, no run, nudged to fine leg

24.6

Mahmudullah to Elliott, no run, clipped off middle stump straight to midwicket

End of over 25 (2 runs) New Zealand 84/5 (91 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.36, RRR: 3.64)
GD Elliott    26* (49b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    7-0-18-0
DL Vettori    29* (66b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-21-1

25.1

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, no run, comes down to flick, misses and is hit on the pad

25.2

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 1 run, comes down again and this time connects with the flick to long-on

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, 1 run, down leg, nudged into a gap on the leg side

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, 1 run, goes back and works to the right of midwicket

25.5

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, 1 run, tossed up on leg and Elliott goes for the on-drive but hits it on the bounce to the left of a mid-on who dives spectacularly and causes a bit of confusion in the running before Vettori makes it to the striker's end

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Vettori, SIX, Vettori comes down and decides to launch it high and handsomely over the long-on boundary, much needed runs for New Zealand

End of over 26 (10 runs) New Zealand 94/5 (81 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.61, RRR: 3.37)
DL Vettori    37* (70b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-31-1
GD Elliott    28* (51b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    7-0-18-0

26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 1 wide, Shakib fires it down leg past Elliott's flick

26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, on middle and Elliott respectfully defends

26.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, goes back and clips straight to Shuvo at fine leg

26.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, goes back and works to midwicket

26.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, again goes back, this time hits to mid-on

26.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, worked to square leg

26.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, drives back down the track

End of over 27 (1 run) New Zealand 95/5 (80 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.51, RRR: 3.47)
GD Elliott    28* (57b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-8-0
DL Vettori    37* (70b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-31-1

Shafiul comes back to try and arrest the growing momentum of this partnership.

27.1

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, FOUR, slow bouncer outside off and Vettori wields the bat high over his head and swings it like an axe, the ball races to the midwicket boundary

27.2

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, no run, defends into the off side

27.3

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, 1 run, outside off and moves away a touch which doesn't bother Vettori as he dabs to third man to bring up the 100, a score which looked a long way off from the depths of 20 for 5

27.4

Shafiul Islam to Elliott, no run, opens the face and guides to point

27.5

Shafiul Islam to Elliott, 1 run, wider of off and Elliott glides it to third man

27.6

Shafiul Islam to Vettori, no run, full ball outside off, jammed into the ground and out to point

End of over 28 (6 runs) New Zealand 101/5 (74 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 3.36)
DL Vettori    42* (74b 1x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-14-0
GD Elliott    29* (59b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-8-0

28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, FOUR, Shakib slides it down leg and Elliott displays exquisite timing in placing it into the gap and then beating the boundary rider on the leg side

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, floated up and Elliott reaches, hits with the toe to cover

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, nudges to leg

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, defends with firm hands

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, nudged to fine leg

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, opens the face and works to cover

End of over 29 (4 runs) New Zealand 105/5 (70 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 3.33)
GD Elliott    33* (65b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-12-0
DL Vettori    42* (74b 1x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-14-0

Rubel comes back as Bangladesh strive for a breakthrough

29.1

Rubel Hossain to Vettori, 1 run, goes back to a ball that keeps a bit low on leg stump and works it into the deep

29.2

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, outside off, punched into the ground and then to cover

29.3

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, driven to point on the up

29.4

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, accurate delivery, outside off and comes in, Elliott does his best Rahul Dravid impersonation in defending straight back

29.5

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, nice straight drive but excellent stop off his own bowling by Rubel

29.6

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, rolls the fingers across that one, Elliott is content to defend

Quick unscheduled drinks break taken, this series has been the poster boy for inhospitable weather

End of over 30 (1 run) New Zealand 106/5 (69 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.53, RRR: 3.45)
GD Elliott    33* (70b 4x4)      Rubel Hossain    6-1-14-3
DL Vettori    43* (75b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-12-0

30.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run, comes down and then has to adjust to Shakib shortening the length, can only defend

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, no run, arm ball outside off, misses the late cut

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vettori, OUT, the game swings back Bangladesh's way!! Vettori came down and played his short-arm jab aerial flick into the deep on the leg side, midwicket sweeper came round and dived forward to hold onto a well-judged and vital catch

DL Vettori c Shafiul Islam b Shakib Al Hasan 43 (101m 78b 1x4 1x6) SR: 55.12

Nathan McCullum comes in ahead of Kyle Mills

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, down leg, Elliott hit on the pad

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 1 run, worked into the square leg area

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to NL McCullum, no run, walks across and defends

End of over 31 (1 run) New Zealand 107/6 (68 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.45, RRR: 3.57)
NL McCullum    0* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-13-1
GD Elliott    34* (72b 4x4)      Rubel Hossain    6-1-14-3

31.1

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, swings into middle stump and flicks it off his toes to midwicket

31.2

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, short outside off, punched back down the pitch

Heated words between Nathan McCullum and Shakib hold up play as the umpires try to play peacemakers

31.3

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, 1 run, clipped down to fine leg

31.4

Rubel Hossain to NL McCullum, no run, full on off, defends with the full face

31.5

Rubel Hossain to NL McCullum, no run, short outside off, sways out of the line

31.6

Rubel Hossain to NL McCullum, no run, middles the square drive but straight to point

End of over 32 (1 run) New Zealand 108/6 (67 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.37, RRR: 3.72)
NL McCullum    0* (4b)      Rubel Hossain    7-1-15-3
GD Elliott    35* (75b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-13-1

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, leans forward and defends solidly

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, goes back and punches to short cover

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, FOUR, fired into the pads, Elliott responds with a lovely on-drive which races away to the boundary

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 3 runs, takes a step down and lofts inside out over the ring fielders on the off side, determined running sees them acquire three

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to NL McCullum, no run, again takes a huge stride across the crease and defends

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to NL McCullum, 3 runs, full toss outside off which is not fully timed but has enough legs on it for the batsmen to pick up another three

End of over 33 (10 runs) New Zealand 118/6 (57 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 3.35)
NL McCullum    3* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-23-1
GD Elliott    42* (79b 5x4)      Rubel Hossain    7-1-15-3

33.1

Rubel Hossain to NL McCullum, no run, on off, tries to make room but plays the drive with the bottom of the bat, goes to point

33.2

Rubel Hossain to NL McCullum, no run, full and straight, raps him on the back pad, loud appeal for lbw but going down leg

33.3

Rubel Hossain to NL McCullum, no run, this time he adjusts and plays with the swing to mid-on

33.4

Rubel Hossain to NL McCullum, 1 run, short and wide outside off, McCullum tried to hook from outside off, got big on him, top edged it into the vacant square leg area, the keeper and Siddique run around to try and take the catch, Siddique is the one who gets there with both hands but he drops a catch for the second time today

33.5

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, dug out to mid-off

33.6

Rubel Hossain to Elliott, no run, punched into the covers

New Zealand ever so slightly ahead in the game as we reach drinks. That catch could have put Bangladesh right back in the ascendancy. There was some reverse swing starting to develop, but that should disappear with the mandatory change of ball

End of over 34 (1 run) New Zealand 119/6 (56 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 3.50)
GD Elliott    42* (81b 5x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-1-16-3
NL McCullum    4* (10b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-23-1

34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to NL McCullum, no run, again moves across and defends into the off side

34.2

Shakib Al Hasan to NL McCullum, no run, fired into middle, defends with the inner half of the bat to leg

34.3

Shakib Al Hasan to NL McCullum, no run, tossed up, opened up and thought about going leg side but then at the last moment tried to dab with the turn, misses

34.4

Shakib Al Hasan to NL McCullum, no run, worked in the air to midwicket

34.5

Shakib Al Hasan to NL McCullum, OUT, gone! McCullum doesn't make Bangladesh pay for the dropped catch, comes down the track and tries to hit to leg against the turn, except that this one goes straight on with low bounde and smacks into middle stump. Bangladesh edge closer to the whitewash

NL McCullum b Shakib Al Hasan 4 (20m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

34.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 35 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 119/7 (56 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 3.73)
KD Mills    0* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-23-2
GD Elliott    42* (81b 5x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-1-16-3

Shuvo the left-armer comes on

35.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, comes forward and pushes back

35.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, goes back to the arm ball and squeezes it to mid-on

35.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, 1 run, shimmies down and nudges behind square on the leg side

35.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, full on middle and turning away, defends with the outer edge

35.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, punched to cover

35.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, 2 runs, goes back and clips into the deep off the pads, strong running earns them two

End of over 36 (3 runs) New Zealand 122/7 (53 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.38, RRR: 3.78)
KD Mills    2* (4b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-15-0
GD Elliott    43* (84b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-23-2

36.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, no run, tossed up on leg and clipped to midwicket

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 2 runs, paddle sweeps very fine past fine leg for a couple

36.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, FOUR, swings the sweep over the boundary rider's head for four, the fielder came in and misjudged the distance as it just evaded his reach, an angry Shakib mutters

36.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 1 run, clipped into the leg side to bring up a 50 which has kept New Zealand alive

36.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run, goes on with the arm, struck on the pad and appeal from Shakib but going down leg

36.6

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

End of over 37 (7 runs) New Zealand 129/7 (46 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.48, RRR: 3.53)
KD Mills    2* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-30-2
GD Elliott    50* (88b 6x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-15-0

37.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump and drives down to long-off

37.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, comes forward to defend

37.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, pulls the length back, Mills also goes back and works to fine leg

37.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, props forward to defend

37.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, hangs in the crease but again defends

37.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, appeal for lbw but going down leg, struck on the pad attempting to flick

End of over 38 (1 run) New Zealand 130/7 (45 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.42, RRR: 3.75)
KD Mills    2* (11b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-0-16-0
GD Elliott    51* (89b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-30-2

38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 1 run, fired into leg, worked down to long-on

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run, tossed up, inside edges into the pad on leg stump

Short leg in for Mills

38.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run, comes forward and defends to off

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run, drew Mills forward and then beat the outside edge with some turn away

38.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, 3 runs, goes back and tucks fine past the keeper, Elliott hares back for the third

38.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Elliott, 1 run, leans back and carves out to deep point, Shakib finishes his spell

End of over 39 (5 runs) New Zealand 135/7 (40 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.46, RRR: 3.63)
GD Elliott    53* (91b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-1-35-2
KD Mills    5* (15b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-0-16-0

39.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, pitches outside off and rips away from the right-hander, Elliott was well away from that

39.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, worked to midwicket

39.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, goes back and cuts to point

39.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, props forward and defends

39.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, 1 run, advances down the wicket and pushes to long-off

39.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, defends directly to cover

This match is in the balance, continues to swing back and forth. New Zealand would be slightly ahead at this stage with Elliott in good touch and the Batting Powerplay up their sleeve, but if one of these two departs Bangladesh would be back in front given that McKay and Bennett aren't noted for their batting skills

End of over 40 (1 run) New Zealand 136/7 (39 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.40, RRR: 3.90)
KD Mills    5* (16b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-0-17-0
GD Elliott    54* (96b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-1-35-2

40.1

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, defends into the off side

40.2

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, cuts to point off the back foot

40.3

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, 1 run, swept off middle stump into the deep

40.4

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, tossed up outside off, spins away and keeps low to beat the attempted cut

40.5

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, good stride forward into the ball to defend

40.6

Abdur Razzak to Mills, 1 run, comes down and aims up a swing to midwicket, inside edges along the ground out to deep backward square

End of over 41 (2 runs) New Zealand 138/7 (37 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.36, RRR: 4.11)
KD Mills    6* (19b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-33-1
GD Elliott    55* (99b 6x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-0-17-0

41.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, short outside off, Mills goes back and times it well but straight to cover

41.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, pops forward and plays with a straight bat

41.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, 1 run, angled into leg, worked with that angle into the wide open spaces on the leg side

41.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, comes down and drives back to the bowler who whizzes a throw into the keeper

41.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, FOUR, down leg, Elliott sweeps very well along the ground and backward of square for a welcome boundary for the Kiwis

41.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, pushed into the covers

End of over 42 (5 runs) New Zealand 143/7 (32 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.40, RRR: 4.00)
GD Elliott    59* (102b 7x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-0-22-0
KD Mills    7* (22b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-33-1

42.1

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, outside off and spins, this time bounces more than expected, beats the cut

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, defends to leg

42.3

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, goes down to sweep, mixture of bat and pad trickles to fine leg

42.4

Abdur Razzak to Mills, no run, short outside off, Mills goes for the booming cut and chops it into the pitch

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Mills, 1 run, worked into the leg side

42.6

Abdur Razzak to Elliott, no run, comes down and almost yorks himself, angled into the batsman, squeezed out to short leg

End of over 43 (1 run) New Zealand 144/7 (31 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.34, RRR: 4.42)
GD Elliott    59* (103b 7x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-34-1
KD Mills    8* (27b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-0-22-0

43.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, 1 run, goes back, stands tall and smacks out to long-off

43.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, no run, leans back and plays to cover

43.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Elliott, OUT, is that the death knell for New Zealand? goes for the big slog sweep and top-edges against the turn with absolutely no timing, Rubel takes a sitter at wide mid-on, needless stroke after the patient buildup, puts bangladesh firmly in the box seat

GD Elliott c Rubel Hossain b Suhrawadi Shuvo 59 (146m 105b 7x4 0x6) SR: 56.19

43.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, gets forward to defend

43.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, tries to work to leg and gets a leading edge along the ground back to the bowler

43.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, reverts to get forward and block mode

End of over 44 (1 run) New Zealand 145/8 (30 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.29, RRR: 5.00)
KD Mills    9* (31b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-0-23-1
AJ McKay    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-34-1

44.1

Abdur Razzak to McKay, no run, McKay gets forward late and defends

44.2

Abdur Razzak to McKay, no run, goes back and plays an attractive drive to cover

44.3

Abdur Razzak to McKay, no run, going down leg, beats the defensive stroke and hits on the pad, bobs up to silly mid-on, raucous appeals and celebrations which are deflated by the umpire who doesn't agree

44.4

Abdur Razzak to McKay, no run, props forward on middle to defend

44.5

Abdur Razzak to McKay, no run, full toss fired into leg, hits McKay on the foot

44.6

Abdur Razzak to McKay, OUT, Bangladesh become firm favourites to wrap this up, McKay leaned forward to a ball that pitched on middle and leg but came back towards the stumps, struck him in front, umpire had little choice other than to raise the dreaded finger

AJ McKay lbw b Abdur Razzak 0 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Hamish Bennett, a left-hander, walks into the most pressured of situations

End of over 45 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 145/9 (30 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.22, RRR: 6.00)
     Abdur Razzak    9-1-34-2
KD Mills    9* (31b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-0-23-1

Batting Powerplay in force

45.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, misses the cut outside off

45.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, goes back and hits to long-off, declines the single as the RRR goes to more than a run-a-ball

45.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, comes down the track and tries to heave the slog sweep into orbit, misses and appeal for a stumping. Goes upstairs, Mills slides his foot back in a fraction before the bails are whipped off

45.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, SIX, achieves what he was trying to do, comes down and lofts with precision over the bowler's head, much better stroke than the previous heave

45.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, goes back and works to square leg

45.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mills, no run, can't retain the strike, tries to drive through the gap at cover but picks out point, Bennett exposed for the next over

End of over 46 (6 runs) New Zealand 151/9 (24 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.28, RRR: 6.00)
KD Mills    15* (37b 1x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    8-0-29-1
HK Bennett    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-34-2

46.1

Abdur Razzak to Bennett, no run, outside off, Bennett tries to defend without moving the feet and gets nowhere near it

46.2

Abdur Razzak to Bennett, no run, excellent delivery, fired in fuller as Bennett tried to get a positive stride in, again beaten

46.3

Abdur Razzak to Bennett, no run, beaten yet again, identical to the previous delivery

46.4

Abdur Razzak to Bennett, no run, finally gets bat on ball, worked to midwicket

46.5

Abdur Razzak to Bennett, no run, does so again

46.6

Abdur Razzak to Bennett, 2 byes, fired in outside off, beats Bennett and Mushfiqur can only deflect it down to fine leg, Mills scampers madly as Bennett takes a while to get the wheels going, come back for two but not without difficulty as Bennett beats the wide throw

End of over 47 (2 runs, maiden) New Zealand 153/9 (22 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 3.25, RRR: 7.33)
HK Bennett    0* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    10-2-34-2
KD Mills    15* (37b 1x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    8-0-29-1

Mills will need to launch a couple more lusty blows to make this close, Rubel back to prevent that happening

47.1

Rubel Hossain to Mills, no run, backs away and Rubel follows, hit on the toes

47.2

Rubel Hossain to Mills, FOUR, backs away and again Rubel follows but this time serves up a juicy full toss, Mills swings and helps it on its way to the backward square leg boundary

47.3

Rubel Hossain to Mills, 1 run, backs away again, good yorker on middle, dug out down to long-on, Bennett thinks about two but Mills sends him back

47.4

Rubel Hossain to Bennett, no run, defends to point

47.5

Rubel Hossain to Bennett, no run, full on middle and off, Bennett jams the bat low and keeps it out

47.6

Rubel Hossain to Bennett, no run, on leg, Bennett again keeps low and keeps it out

Shafiul comes on

End of over 48 (5 runs) New Zealand 158/9 (17 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 3.29, RRR: 8.50)
HK Bennett    0* (9b)      Rubel Hossain    9-1-21-3
KD Mills    20* (40b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-2-34-2

48.1

Shafiul Islam to Mills, 2 runs, Mills backs away and top edges it over cover for a couple, he aimed up that area as all the off side fielders are in the circle due to the Powerplay

48.2

Shafiul Islam to Mills, SIX, short outside off, Mills again gives himself room and flamboyantly slams it over cover to bring the equation back to under a run-a-ball

48.3

Shafiul Islam to Mills, no run, better delivery, full and tailing in, hits Mills on the foot outside leg stump

48.4

Shafiul Islam to Mills, 1 run, again full on leg, digs out a single down to long-on. 8 from 8

48.5

Shafiul Islam to Bennett, no run, slower ball on the stumps but Bennett is not deceived, waits for it and defends to mid-on. Can he survive the last ball?

48.6

Shafiul Islam to Bennett, no run, fired in full, Bennett keeps it out

8 required from the final over. Can Mills engineer a remarkable victory??

End of over 49 (9 runs) New Zealand 167/9 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 3.40, RRR: 8.00)
HK Bennett    0* (11b)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-23-0
KD Mills    29* (44b 1x4 2x6)      Rubel Hossain    9-1-21-3

Rubel with the all-important last over

49.1

Rubel Hossain to Mills, FOUR, horrendous delivery as the pressure gets to Rubel, tries to follow Mills down leg but serves up a waist-high full toss which is flicked over the in-field to the boundary

49.2

Rubel Hossain to Mills, no run, goes for the big swing to midwicket but is followed again, this time Rubel gets it right and fires it in at the toes, misses and is hit on the pad

49.3

Rubel Hossain to Mills, OUT, cleaned out!! Bangladesh win the series 4-0 and achieve what Athar Ali Khan has called the 'Banglawash'! Mills backed away, Rubel fired in a perfect yorker on leg stump and sent it cartwheeling. The players then chased madly after each other in wild celebration as New Zealand suffer complete ignominy

KD Mills b Rubel Hossain 33 (60m 47b 2x4 2x6) SR: 70.21

A truly bizarre game of one-day cricket. Bangladesh were distinctly average with the bat, and New Zealand were favourites at the halfway stage. But whatever Bangladesh could do badly New Zealand could do worse with an astonishing top-order collapse that saw the top five score a combined grand total of 12 runs between them. At 20 for 5 it appeared all over, but Vettori and Elliott dragged them out of the quagmire and even briefly into a relatively comfortable position. But then New Zealand consistently lost wickets after appearing to have the situation under control, until Mills was left with 30 to get with only Bennett for company. Mills threatened to pull off the heist with some clean striking but fell agonisingly short as Bangladesh made history for the second time in 3 days

But full credit must go to a side that was expected by all and sundry to be on the end of a 5-0 thrashing at the beginning of the series, only to completely turn the tables on those predictions and end up comprehensively demolishing their opposition by the resounding scoreline of 4-0. Often capable of putting together a decent performance, the Bangladeshis finally stitched them all together into one series rather than showing the occasional flash of brilliance. They consistently and convincingly outplayed their opposition in every department of the game, and won all the key moments.

Meanwhile the New Zealanders can do little but look back on this series as an astoundingly awful set of performances. Their top order had the backbone of a twig and saved their worst performance for last when chasing the lowest target. The bowlers were adequate without running through the opposition as they would have expected to and had done so in the past.

Presentation Ceremony: 11 dignitaries crowd the presentation area to its fullest extent. Aleem Dar receives an award for being the ICC Umpire of the Year, Kyle Mills for best six, and Grant Elliott for fastest fifty.

Man of the Match is Rubel Hossain with 4 for 25 from his 10 overs, and is happy: 'I am feeling good, the first time I have received the Man of the Match award. Working on my line and length'.

Top wicket-taker in the series is awarded to Shakib al Hasan, who also scoops the award for top run-scorer in the series. Excellent effort from Shakib who has reinforced his position at the top of the ICC's allrounder rankings. Unsurprisingly Shakib is also declared Man of the Series.

Shakib: 'I think we played really well this series, our boys came hard at the New Zealand side and we had a really good series. The wicket wasn't that great today and our batsmen didn't get the big scores today but our bowlers did really well'.

Daniel Vettori: 'A dreadful series, but Bangladesh and Shakib were outstanding. Batting has been symptomatic of our performances in the series, but we have enjoyed playing for this crowd. India are one of the best teams in the world, so hopefully we can regroup there.'

Shakib receives the series trophy from the BCB president Mustafa Kamal. His ecstatic teammates savour their first series success with delightful enthusiasm as they pose for the photo, and no one can begrudge them their success as they were the better side by an absolute mile.

That concludes our coverage of this series. We do hope you have enjoyed it, I certainly have and it has been a pleasure to commentate for you for this series. Do pop over to our colleagues at Potchefstroom where South Africa are taking on a battling Zimbabwe. From the rest of the staff at ESPNcricinfo and on behalf of today's scorer Sanjay Murari, this is Avi Singh signing off, and wishing you well. Ta ta.

Series Results
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 17, 2010
Bangladesh won by 3 runs
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 14, 2010
Bangladesh won by 9 runs
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 11, 2010
Bangladesh won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 8, 2010
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 5, 2010
Bangladesh won by 9 runs (D/L method)
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Oct 17, 2010

The Bangladesh players pose with the trophy after beating New Zealand 4-0, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Mirpur, October 17, 2010

The Bangladesh players pose with the trophy after beating New Zealand 4-0

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Oct 17, 2010

Kyle Mills has his stumps flattened by Rubel Hossain, signalling victory for the hosts, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Mirpur, October 17, 2010

Kyle Mills has his stumps flattened by Rubel Hossain, signalling victory for the hosts

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