Bangladesh v NZ, 1st Test, Chittagong, 2nd day October 10, 2013

Watling ton puts New Zealand in charge

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New Zealand 469 (Watling 103, Boult 52*) v Bangladesh 103 for 2 (Mominul 77*, Boult 1-5)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

New Zealand were braced to defend a below-par first innings score in the first session of the second day. BJ Watling and Trent Boult slowly developed a mischievous plan that has been repeated seven times already this year. They fended off the Bangladesh bowlers first, then got comfortable, soon they were dominating the attack and New Zealand were in charge of the Chittagong Test.

Watling and Boult, the tenth wicket pair, added 127 runs. It shot their total up from 342 for 9 to 469 all out by the end of the second session. Watling completed a second Test century off 171 balls. He was finally dismissed for 103 while Boult was unbeaten on 52 - the fifteenth time a No. 11 has made a half-century in Tests.

The visitors added 189 runs on the last day, after which Bangladesh went to stumps at 103 for 2 with Mominul Haque, on 77 off 71 balls, and debutant Marshall Ayub at the crease.

But the home side were shaken by New Zealand's late charge, and it was evident in how they lost two wickets in the first 3.3 overs. Opener Tamim Iqbal chased a slightly full ball while Anamul Haque was done by Doug Bracewell's predictable inward movement. Mominul and Ayub, however, stopped the rot till the end of day's play, as they added 95 runs for the third wicket.

It was Tamim's first-ever golden duck, and the shot he played wasn't much of a surprise. It is one that has fetched him boundaries throughout his career, but here Boult got the ball to move slightly towards the slips. Kane Williamson, fresh from two sessions of rest, took a fine catch at gully that greatly delighted captain Brendon McCullum.

Anamul had survived an edge to slip off a no-ball off the sixth ball of the innings from Doug Bracewell. But it wasn't for too long, as he was done by the same bowler's in-ducker that was as predictable as Anamul's gap between bat and pad.

But as Ayub's confidence grew after a few overs when he looked genuinely nervous. He left and ducked any delivery that shouldn't be bothered with, playing only those within his reach as he mostly defended and letting Mominul do the scoring.

Quite different than his usual dour method of batting, Mominul went after New Zealand who committed the mistake of bowling too wide to him at first and then too full. He latched onto Bruce Martin's left-arm spin, taking him for three boundaries in a row in his first over. In the next over, he struck Bracewell for three more on either side of the ground. There were six more boundaries, and each one in front of the wicket.

He completed his third half-century off 36 balls, the second fastest for Bangladesh. Ayub supported him quite well for a debutant but they are still some ways short of doing what Boult and Watling did for the first half the day.

The duo put on the fourth-highest final wicket stand for New Zealand, and also the second-highest against Bangladesh, after the 133 added by Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan in 2004.

Watling was the more technical of the two, but didn't have to sweat too much when he left Boult on strike. Boult was severe on the Bangladesh spinners, particularly Shakib Al Hasan who was struck twice for sixes over deep midwicket.

Watling also survived an early let-off when he was on four. Rubel Hossain, who had bounced out nightwatchman Bruce Martin for the first wicket of the day, was celebrating when Nasir Hossain safely held an edge from Watling at gully but a replay asked by the on-field umpires confirmed a no-ball by Rubel, who has been quite regular in stepping over the line.

Razzak bowled the most, 55 overs, taking three for 147. Sohag Gazi took two wickets while there was one each for Rubel, Nasir and Mominul.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • POSTED BY MeijiMura on | October 11, 2013, 1:01 GMT

    A huge missed opportunity for Bangladesh who should have been in a dominant position in this Test at stumps on Day 2. Dismissing Watling for 4 off a no-ball and to then see him go on to make a century and put on such a huge last-wicket stand is a huge disappointment. New Zealand should have been dismissed for 320. Tamim's shot was appalling at the start of a Test Match. He needs to show more commitment to the team than that if he wants to continue playing Test Cricket. Mominul at least provided a bright spark for Bangladesh and I hope he goes on to get a century today and that Bangladesh bat all day to make a game of it. New Zealand is highly susceptible to spin bowling and I can see them collapsing in spectacular fashion in their second innings on Days 4 and 5. If Bangladesh can bat all day they will at least be on par with New Zealand and if they can go to stumps on Day 3 with wickets in hand, New Zealand will be under a lot of pressure in the latter stages of this game.

  • POSTED BY CricketingStargazer on | October 10, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    This is turning out to be quite an interesting game for the neutral. New Zealand will be encouraged by the fact that (a) they have a big score on the board that ensures against defeat and (b) Bangladesh has a history of producing at least one match-defining session or day in Tests where matches that have "this is going to be a draw" written all over them become headlong plunges to defeat.

    Tomorrow Bangladesh *should* save the follow-on comfortably. If they can New Zealand will be forced to go for quick runs to set up a declaration. It would be interesting to see Bangladesh get to within 100 and, with the pressure off them, challenge New Zealand to make something of the game.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    @Legaleagle....interesting fact for you New Zealand 's first Test win was 45 matches and 26 years later their test debut and compared to Bangladesh that took 10 more tests and in 21 more years!!! imagine they must have had two-three generation of cricketers who have never seen their country won.....If you ask me that is pathetic bro!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 6:48 GMT

    I understand the feelings about BMac as a batman, but why Ronchi as a replacement? There were some big runs scored in last summers domestic season so why not give some high scoring youngster a shot and build some long term plans around him and Williamson. KW is starting to really live up to his promise as a batsman and I believe he should also be Captain. He is only a year younger than Fleming was when he became captain and SF was once of our longest serving captains ever.

  • POSTED BY 22many on | October 11, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    Big Max...down the order is the only place for Bmac but yes you are correct, unless he starts to get some runs soon ,his position as a batsman in the top six must come under a cloud...shamefully, I feel others will miss out to keep him in the side....he is at present a passenger..on the side..if I was a certain off spinner in the NZ side, I wouldn't be rushing to bowl in aussie at present...

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 4:59 GMT

    Match has already resumed. Why isn't cricinfo updating the score? Is it stunned and immobilized by Sachin Tendulkar's retirement? Hello, other nations play Test cricket as well

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 2:40 GMT

    3rd day will be so important for Bangladesh. If Bangladesh can get close to 450 and can bowl out NZ on 4th day, there is a good chance of winning the test match... Let's see what happens.. To ensure that Bangladesh will not lose, today's first two sessions are much critical.. NZ spinners are not any quality bowler, NZ must miss Vittori...

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | October 11, 2013, 2:35 GMT

    Day 2 was really disappointing for BAN fans.Specially, how Tamim(Very big mouth but not with the BAT) and Anamul(Surprises me with heavy lack of footwork how he got 100s in UK,AUS soil) got themselves out.In DAY 3 our target would be to avoid follow on but that doesnt mean we have to play like ODIs and get the runs.Batsmen must make a mindset that they are going to consume at laest 100 balls and remain not out for 2 sessions of play.If we can do that then we might have a very good chance to DRAW the TEST match.Otherwise defeat is coming up.Batsmen are you listening???

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 2:21 GMT

    Next test this needs to be the line-up. Tamim Iqbal, Naeem Islam ,Mominul Haque ,Marshall Ayub ,Mushfiqur Rahim ,Shakib al Hasan ,Nasir Hossain ,Mohammadullah/Razzak ,Sohag Gazi ,Robiul Islam ,Al-amin Hossain. Anamul reserved for limited overs. Depending on how batting held out either Mohammadullah or Razzak should be included. Rubel should return to the domestic level where he is sort of decent.

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | October 11, 2013, 2:11 GMT

    Bangladesh fans are already looking for excuses in umpiring, pitch, selectors, New Zealand but their pathetic team. Bangladesh is a burden on cricket.

    @Cricket_is_unpopular- why do you bother coming on cricinfo? The only team that makes cricket unpopular is Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY MeijiMura on | October 11, 2013, 1:01 GMT

    A huge missed opportunity for Bangladesh who should have been in a dominant position in this Test at stumps on Day 2. Dismissing Watling for 4 off a no-ball and to then see him go on to make a century and put on such a huge last-wicket stand is a huge disappointment. New Zealand should have been dismissed for 320. Tamim's shot was appalling at the start of a Test Match. He needs to show more commitment to the team than that if he wants to continue playing Test Cricket. Mominul at least provided a bright spark for Bangladesh and I hope he goes on to get a century today and that Bangladesh bat all day to make a game of it. New Zealand is highly susceptible to spin bowling and I can see them collapsing in spectacular fashion in their second innings on Days 4 and 5. If Bangladesh can bat all day they will at least be on par with New Zealand and if they can go to stumps on Day 3 with wickets in hand, New Zealand will be under a lot of pressure in the latter stages of this game.

  • POSTED BY CricketingStargazer on | October 10, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    This is turning out to be quite an interesting game for the neutral. New Zealand will be encouraged by the fact that (a) they have a big score on the board that ensures against defeat and (b) Bangladesh has a history of producing at least one match-defining session or day in Tests where matches that have "this is going to be a draw" written all over them become headlong plunges to defeat.

    Tomorrow Bangladesh *should* save the follow-on comfortably. If they can New Zealand will be forced to go for quick runs to set up a declaration. It would be interesting to see Bangladesh get to within 100 and, with the pressure off them, challenge New Zealand to make something of the game.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    @Legaleagle....interesting fact for you New Zealand 's first Test win was 45 matches and 26 years later their test debut and compared to Bangladesh that took 10 more tests and in 21 more years!!! imagine they must have had two-three generation of cricketers who have never seen their country won.....If you ask me that is pathetic bro!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 6:48 GMT

    I understand the feelings about BMac as a batman, but why Ronchi as a replacement? There were some big runs scored in last summers domestic season so why not give some high scoring youngster a shot and build some long term plans around him and Williamson. KW is starting to really live up to his promise as a batsman and I believe he should also be Captain. He is only a year younger than Fleming was when he became captain and SF was once of our longest serving captains ever.

  • POSTED BY 22many on | October 11, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    Big Max...down the order is the only place for Bmac but yes you are correct, unless he starts to get some runs soon ,his position as a batsman in the top six must come under a cloud...shamefully, I feel others will miss out to keep him in the side....he is at present a passenger..on the side..if I was a certain off spinner in the NZ side, I wouldn't be rushing to bowl in aussie at present...

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 4:59 GMT

    Match has already resumed. Why isn't cricinfo updating the score? Is it stunned and immobilized by Sachin Tendulkar's retirement? Hello, other nations play Test cricket as well

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 2:40 GMT

    3rd day will be so important for Bangladesh. If Bangladesh can get close to 450 and can bowl out NZ on 4th day, there is a good chance of winning the test match... Let's see what happens.. To ensure that Bangladesh will not lose, today's first two sessions are much critical.. NZ spinners are not any quality bowler, NZ must miss Vittori...

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | October 11, 2013, 2:35 GMT

    Day 2 was really disappointing for BAN fans.Specially, how Tamim(Very big mouth but not with the BAT) and Anamul(Surprises me with heavy lack of footwork how he got 100s in UK,AUS soil) got themselves out.In DAY 3 our target would be to avoid follow on but that doesnt mean we have to play like ODIs and get the runs.Batsmen must make a mindset that they are going to consume at laest 100 balls and remain not out for 2 sessions of play.If we can do that then we might have a very good chance to DRAW the TEST match.Otherwise defeat is coming up.Batsmen are you listening???

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 2:21 GMT

    Next test this needs to be the line-up. Tamim Iqbal, Naeem Islam ,Mominul Haque ,Marshall Ayub ,Mushfiqur Rahim ,Shakib al Hasan ,Nasir Hossain ,Mohammadullah/Razzak ,Sohag Gazi ,Robiul Islam ,Al-amin Hossain. Anamul reserved for limited overs. Depending on how batting held out either Mohammadullah or Razzak should be included. Rubel should return to the domestic level where he is sort of decent.

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | October 11, 2013, 2:11 GMT

    Bangladesh fans are already looking for excuses in umpiring, pitch, selectors, New Zealand but their pathetic team. Bangladesh is a burden on cricket.

    @Cricket_is_unpopular- why do you bother coming on cricinfo? The only team that makes cricket unpopular is Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY Big_Maxy_Walker on | October 11, 2013, 1:54 GMT

    NZ have to find a spot for Ronchi. Play him as a batsmen only. McCullum will never live up to his potential and is hiding down the order

  • POSTED BY Big_Maxy_Walker on | October 11, 2013, 1:14 GMT

    Can New Zealand seriously not find a spot for Luke Ronchi in the middle order? Play him as a batsmen only. Surely he could do better than some of the crud in that Kiwi middle order. McCullum should stop hiding and move up the order and actually live up to his potential. Taylor should be first drop

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2013, 0:54 GMT

    @asiacricket1234 I dont see any "competent" BD umpires around. So maybe next time stop generalising.

  • POSTED BY SameOld on | October 11, 2013, 0:42 GMT

    NZ need to bowl well this morning. Can understand Baz giving everyone a bowl in the short time available yesterday, but hopefully Boult gets a longer spell first up today. Bracewell, too. Tough conditions for the seamers, but I can't see anyone else in this attack doing much more than chipping in. Our batsmen faced better spin than we can offer, and scored 469. Spin is not the answer.

    NZ may come to regret the double debut, as the extra energy of Gillespie or Wagner might have been just tonic on this lifeless surface. As always, I live in hope of being proven wrong. Sodhi started looking more comfortable late yesterday, and Anderson has surprised me more than once. But for mine, Boult (and Baz's use of Boult) is the key.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 10, 2013, 22:37 GMT

    In my opinion both captains have made mistakes... They have both been way too keen to bowl their spinners...Yes it is the sub-continent but that doesn't mean seamers and swing bowlers can't take wickets. McCullum especially missed a prime chance of taking the game away from Bangladesh if he had have kept Boult and Bracewell bowling, even if it was only from one end and rotating them.

  • POSTED BY Joamiq on | October 10, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    From Jul '09-Jun '11, Tamim Iqbal played 18 test innings for an avg of 57.44. In that span, he had 4 100s, 6 50s, and only 5 innings scoring fewer than 30 runs (and never in the same match - in fact, his 2 single digit scores were accompanied by 100s in the other innings of those matches). He ended this brilliant run with two tests in England in which he averaged 67 with 2 100s and a 50, looking like a budding world class opening talent.

    Since then, Tamim has played 19 test innings for an average of 29.73 - barely half of what he managed in the previous two years. In this span, he has no 100s, 4 50s, and 11 innings scoring fewer than 30 runs. In my opinion, he has become too comfortable with his position and should be dropped, barring a statement innings from him in the second innings of this match. There have always been reports out of Bangladesh of Tamim's lackadaisical attitude towards training and conditioning. Perhaps he needs a wake up call for his effort to match his talent.

  • POSTED BY Samudro2106 on | October 10, 2013, 19:27 GMT

    Typical struggle for Bangladesh to pick up lower order wickets and typical comments from our knowledgeable fans. They want Rubel to be thrown away from our team, so who they want (or have) ? Sajidul,Ziaur etc etc ?? They don't like the way one of the most successful captain in our history handles the things. They doubt whether Tamim should play tests or not. Deja Vu !! So,you want Mushy to set attacking fields but how many times did our toothless bowling attack find edges to compel him to attack ?? You want Tamim to play defensively but how many times did Tamim get big scores playing the way you want rather than his own way ?? You want Rubel to bowl effectively but the match is being played in Chittagong not in Johannesburg..

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | October 10, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    I had said yesterday that BD has a habit of letting taileneders take the game away from them and behold it happened again true to form. However, Marshal and Mominul gave us what we needed to salvage a bad day. Hopefully these two can get past lunch tomorrow and set the stage for a big score. both days BD fought back in the last session which is good but we need to play well in the 1st session too. Go Tigers!

  • POSTED BY hokeypokey on | October 10, 2013, 18:50 GMT

    Weldone bj watling, he should be batting higher up the order..guttsy.six or five, to keep the middle order solid.

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | October 10, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    Tamim is simply poor. Can't believe what he did knowing that he's one of the few experienced players in the side and that Bangladesh are in with 7 specialist batsman. Management should not be afraid to drop him. Only way he will perform. Anamul has everything except footwork and until then can only see him only performing in ODIs. Nasir and Mominul are 2 wonderful young strokemakers Bangladesh have found. Bowling is a real issue for Bangladesh and looks ordinary as ever. Looks like Bangladesh will lose this test.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 16:55 GMT

    Every team learns from their mistake except BD. Selectors are making same mistake over and over as Rubel Hossain should not be part of BD squad. Also, BD should have mentally of playing three seamers instead of three spinners in order to be successful in a world cricket.

    If BCB has a long term plan to keep Mushy as a captain then someone must teach this guy how to set the field and which bowlers to pick during the coure of the game. In a test cricket, this guy sets the field like ODI, in a ODI he sets the field like T20. Test cricket is all about getting 20 wickets in order to have any chance to win a test. So, fielding got to be lot more attcking than the way Mushy sets the field. I think Englad's fielding is very attacking in a test cricket. I will suggest BD fielding coach should ask Mushy to watch video of England's test cricket, so that he can learn how to set the attacking field in a test cricket.

  • POSTED BY StevieS on | October 10, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    If only our selectors used their heads and selected either Gillespie or Wagner instead of 2 spin bowlers who are never going to be effective on this track and why did McCullum turn to the spinners when we just got two wickets with pace he should of rotated Boult, Bracewell and Anderson for at least 20 overs. Can't bat and can't captain.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | October 10, 2013, 15:50 GMT

    Yes Bangladesh bowling has been pretty poor and this is a major problem for the team no matter how many runs they score in any form and needs to be rectified sooner rather than later. Rahim is not the right captain I feel for tests as he's too defensive and changes bowlers too quickly too soon. He didn't even bowl Robiul Islam but Rubel Hossain who shouldn't be anywhere near the team. People complain about the pitch but there's nothing wrong with the pitch. The pitch is good and will turn a lot from day 4 and Bangladesh just have to bat sensibly and well in day 3. Had Bangladesh won the toss then I bet Bangladesh fans wouldn't have complained because both teams new that batting first is the best for this game. That's why they call it TEST Cricket!!!! and let's see how Bangladesh can pass this daunting test and if they can then it would for sure bode well with their other good performances since 2012.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    B. Kumar, V. kumar, and I. Sharma, all in the same team... And that too in a T20 team... Are you kidding me.. Who will bowl the death overs???

  • POSTED BY tauhid_aks on | October 10, 2013, 15:27 GMT

    Tamim and Anamul's wicket was disappointing. Anamul should take batting lessons from marshall about how to defend a delivery. It seems even I can get this guy out. And Tamim should learn from Mominul about how to play strokes, maintain a great strike rate without taking unnecessary risks. The good thing with Mominul was that when he drove, he had a full swing of the bat, and he got to the pitch of the ball.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    I agree, Tamim either needs to be dropped or played down the order. Players like Nayeem Islam must be rewarded with a chance because good form counts.

  • POSTED BY Ain_EL_Sabet on | October 10, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    Robiul would have been farmore effective against kiwi tailanders than rubel hossain. Why is mushy so obsessed with the most ineffective baller (rubel) of the game ? Bad captaincy again. Hope Bd captaincy is handed over to someone else soon.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 14:48 GMT

    I am much optimistic , surely bangladesh will do well in few days/

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 10, 2013, 14:48 GMT

    very poor captaincy from Mushgiq

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    Its only day 2 guys. A lot can still happen in this test. Nobody won or lost yet. Its hard for bangladesh now, but in home condition, its not unthinkable that they can add 300+ runs tomorrow, if they do bad the whole day. Why are you guys so pessimistic? I am enjoying it so far. Only gripe is the pitch. Nothing for the bowlers. Come on! Make a real pitch for once in Chittagong!

  • POSTED BY Rana38 on | October 10, 2013, 14:35 GMT

    As a Bd fan,i am very much hopeful about the running test match though we lost dangerous Tamim Ikbal and Anamul Haque Bijoy.We have still lot of effective players like Musfiq, Sakib & Nasir with Marshal & Mominul .I hope bd should take lead at least 175-200 runs to win the match, i think bd players are much capable to do this.In the 4th day last session and 5th day spinners get a lot of turn and bounce,that makes easy to bolt out the Nz with in the period of time.But now we have to score 600+ runs & i am very much hopeful about it.Pray for me and Bd team if u are a bd fan or not.

  • POSTED BY TheRisingTeam on | October 10, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    Terrible pitch and definitely not sporting according to me. Bangladesh as usual were complacent and again it cost them big time. Rahim captaincy is terrible and it would be best if Shakib is captain again because he is attacking unlike Rahim. Why didn't Rahim use Robiul Islam? but no he used Rubel Hossain who averages over 70 with the ball and its getting worse. Tamim test record in the last 3 years has been awful. He needs to be dropped so he can understand that no player is bigger than the team and you can only be in the team if you are consistently scoring or taking wickets. The Indian umpire has been terrible in this test match thus far. Abdur Razzak had a plum lbw turned down by him when New Zealand were 365 for the last wicket and as a result, New Zealand posted an extra 100+ runs. BCB should've brought in DRS into this series otherwise these things will continue to happen to Bangladesh. BCB also needs to learn that we don't have the bowlers to take wickets on flat pitches.

  • POSTED BY smukhles on | October 10, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    Unfortunately Tamim Iqbal could never come out of his tendency to play strokes all the time and that has cost him time and again including yesterday. He keeps playing one day in his mind when he is actually in a test match. His record and average could be way better than what he holds now but it is him who sort of didn't let that grow. He is a good player but not dependable and not a match winner.

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | October 10, 2013, 13:46 GMT

    Very disappointed with Tamim today. Always liked his fearless hitting, but I am afraid he is not suitable for tests, but only ODIs and T20s. NZ were clearly let off hook by Bang. Now, they can only hope to draw, at best.

  • POSTED BY mushfiq_07 on | October 10, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    Mominul has done his duty successfully and he needs to carry on....Hopefully e can do this and we are in hope of some good innings from SHAKIB, MUSHFIQ and NASIR.....

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Mominul looks pretty comfortable on this surface, Marshall has lots of experience in first class cricket though he has played many long innings in the longer version game. They need to keep it up. Still many recognized batsman to come for Bangladesh so if they can apply themselves according to the situation, Bangladesh will be in a very good situation.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 11:58 GMT

    When BD will stop to play with this type of slow and lower wickets. What they achieve in these years in Test cricket. Try to make some genuine spin pitches where both teams have a chance. learn from Zimbabwe how to make under prepare wickets!! show some attacking approach instead defensive.Test match wins by good strategy and when you are a weak team than you need much better strategy to win. and how the last pair of NZ score over hundred runs! Changing bowlers can not take wickets , it needs proper strategy. Musfiq should learn that. Use a plan for all the batsman. Now one way BD can save this test , just only play for 5 days or wait for weather favor.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    God how I wish Chris Martin was the No. 11 ...

  • POSTED BY donnao on | October 10, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    watling is always better than ronchi,,,bt i dont know why selectors always preferr ronchi ahead of watling....

  • POSTED BY CrICkeeet on | October 10, 2013, 11:40 GMT

    I dont know why people r so fancy in this test... 1st day when NZ scored 180/1 sm ppl talkng as they "know" nz will win by an ings distnce... After dat when bd bwlers back then sm r talking as bd won this test... aftr nz pose a good totall nd bd lost 2 wikts early then the first group louding there voice again.. and now Ban recoved really well specially mominul made 77 in no time bt dont knw what d second group will tell now... mates... its jst d secnd day, dont get over xcited.. one team scored 469 nd d other replied 103/2.. still nobody got any clear dominating position..... b patient!

  • POSTED BY cricketlover111 on | October 10, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    Hard luck Bangladesh, being a NZ fan many times we have had tail enders from other countries score a lot of runs against us. It is very frustrating!

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | October 10, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    Donno who to blame. Ravi is a pathetic umpire. Another Indian umpire who is incompetent to do his job properly but then Bangladesh should have been able to deal with it because it is nothing new that umpire giving decision against us. Bangladesh cant use any excuses fr giving away that many run to a no 11 batsman. Tamim Iqbal once again failed. As always he failed to walk the talk. Fed up of the incompetency of our player. They have a good start in almost every test than just throw it away

  • POSTED BY Mazir on | October 10, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    Again and again and again and again

    Indian umpire RAVI...u saved Watling in 0 and bolt in 1 or something

    You Saved Newzeland brother

    For u NZ might avoid a test defeat against this so called minnows who always played 11 vs 12-13 ppl in a criccket match

    Thank You S. Ravi for your beloved consideration in ur debut match

    From a NZ fan !

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    @Juvin Liji: yes he has failed and it's not for the first time. One good innings out of about Ten is not good enough at this level. There is no point in keeping him if he is only there for his Captaincy. Steven Fleming showed that you can be a captain at a young age so maybe give KW a shot.

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | October 10, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    thats how you do pace bowling! grow up bangladesh and learn how to bowl pace bowl.because without pace and fast bowlers you never gonna win a test match against top flight nations

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | October 10, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    @asiacricket1234 its not an one day match mate its a five day game you may have forgotten that. we still have 3 full days and couple hours from todays game. so you never know.

  • POSTED BY Blade-Runner on | October 10, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    Tamim talked about ending his ton drought before the match and got outta very first ball he faced. Its kinda sad when people can't walk the talk.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | October 10, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    Yet another pathetic performance from Bangladesh. before the test started there were questions about who is going to win but now the question is how big the margin going to be and if BD can take it to 5th day. I donno how BD manage to give away so many runs in the last wicket partnership. They've done it before too. I think they get into their comfort zone once they get 7 or 8 wicket and lose track. Rahim seemed very defensive too.

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | October 10, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    @EnglishCricket i agree with your comments accept the last line. 'Ireland deserve a chance than Bangladesh' what made you think that n whats is the logic of that point? @Arifridwan forget about spinning wicket man talk about a sporting wicket where cricket is fun n some life on the game. not like this kinda slow and low pitches.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 9:11 GMT

    i think brendon way hav failed but hes the right captain kane needs more exposure brendon is right there with dhoni

  • POSTED BY manu566 on | October 10, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    Why Bangladesh always play test matches at home? Isnt a unfair advantage for the minnows.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    What a rubbish pitch is this. Bangladeshi pitch curators will never learn how to make spinners friendy turning wicket.Ultimately Bangladesh will never be able to take the Home Advantage

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | October 10, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    why mushfiqur is not using his quicker bowlers :s

  • POSTED BY EnglishCricket on | October 10, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    @JayAmin10 - Good point. Bangladesh always prepare these kind of pitches and yet lose. The team is simply not good enough at this level. Don't even play play to their strengths. I think Ireland deserve a chance to be honest than them.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    I think it is time for New Zealand to get a new captain at test level. McCullum is not performing as a batsman and while there is nothing wrong with his captaincy his playing role is not up to scratch. Kane is our vice-captain but is probably too young to take over as test captain. Hard to say who should take over. Leave McCullum to being the ODI/T20 captain since he performs better in those formats.

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | October 10, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    this kind of sub standard pitch should be banned from hosting test cricket and ICC should fine BCB for this. Bangladesh will never gonna come out with a result as long as their dumb curators keep making this kinda pitches all over the country.

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | October 10, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    this kind of sub standard pitch should be banned from hosting test cricket and ICC should fine BCB for this. Bangladesh will never gonna come out with a result as long as their dumb curators keep making this kinda pitches all over the country.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    I think it is time for New Zealand to get a new captain at test level. McCullum is not performing as a batsman and while there is nothing wrong with his captaincy his playing role is not up to scratch. Kane is our vice-captain but is probably too young to take over as test captain. Hard to say who should take over. Leave McCullum to being the ODI/T20 captain since he performs better in those formats.

  • POSTED BY EnglishCricket on | October 10, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    @JayAmin10 - Good point. Bangladesh always prepare these kind of pitches and yet lose. The team is simply not good enough at this level. Don't even play play to their strengths. I think Ireland deserve a chance to be honest than them.

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | October 10, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    why mushfiqur is not using his quicker bowlers :s

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    What a rubbish pitch is this. Bangladeshi pitch curators will never learn how to make spinners friendy turning wicket.Ultimately Bangladesh will never be able to take the Home Advantage

  • POSTED BY manu566 on | October 10, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    Why Bangladesh always play test matches at home? Isnt a unfair advantage for the minnows.

  • POSTED BY on | October 10, 2013, 9:11 GMT

    i think brendon way hav failed but hes the right captain kane needs more exposure brendon is right there with dhoni

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | October 10, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    @EnglishCricket i agree with your comments accept the last line. 'Ireland deserve a chance than Bangladesh' what made you think that n whats is the logic of that point? @Arifridwan forget about spinning wicket man talk about a sporting wicket where cricket is fun n some life on the game. not like this kinda slow and low pitches.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | October 10, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    Yet another pathetic performance from Bangladesh. before the test started there were questions about who is going to win but now the question is how big the margin going to be and if BD can take it to 5th day. I donno how BD manage to give away so many runs in the last wicket partnership. They've done it before too. I think they get into their comfort zone once they get 7 or 8 wicket and lose track. Rahim seemed very defensive too.

  • POSTED BY Blade-Runner on | October 10, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    Tamim talked about ending his ton drought before the match and got outta very first ball he faced. Its kinda sad when people can't walk the talk.