Bangladesh v NZ, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day October 13, 2013

Gazi shines as Test ends in draw

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New Zealand 469 (Williamson 114, Watling 103) and 287 for 7 dec (Williamson 74, Fulton 59, Gazi 6-77) drew with Bangladesh 501 (Mominul 181, Gazi 101*) and 173 for 3 (Shakib 50*)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Even as the first Test meandered to a draw, Bangladesh had plenty of reasons to celebrate, not least among them Sohag Gazi's performance on the final day. A Test hat-trick, only the second by a Bangladesh bowler, gave him a singular place in cricket history - he became the first cricketer to score a hundred and take a hat-trick in a Test. That wasn't the only record he claimed.

When Mushfiqur Rahim managed to latch on to a rebound off his chest, to get rid of BJ Watling off the third ball of the 85th over, Gazi became only the third player in this decade to score a hundred and take five wickets in a Test, after R Ashwin and Shakib Al Hasan.

Having taken two wickets off successive balls in that over, Gazi then went on to complete a hat-trick, courtesy a one-handed catch at first slip by Shakib, who dived forward to catch the ball close to the ground.

The early finish to the game on the fourth evening meant that the possibility of rain loomed over the final day, but the weather stayed clear. New Zealand, however, began the fifth day slowly. They were consolidating and, with Peter Fulton at the crease, they achieved that. Fulton kept the Bangladesh spinners at bay in his own way, with the bat coming down from his 1.98 metre frame and defending the ball low to the ground. He scored 59 runs in more than three hours, adding 101 for the second wicket with Kane Williamson.

Fulton fell leg-before to Gazi in the second hour of play, and was followed by Williamson who was out after adding 51 runs with Ross Taylor for the third wicket. Williamson made 74 off 150 balls, with two fours and a six, but was out to a freak dismissal: his fierce pull got lodged between Anamul Haque's thighs and the short-leg fielder held on to complete the catch.

Taylor accelerated a bit after lunch, hitting Abdur Razzak for three consecutive fours in the first over after the break, as he and Brendon McCullum added 32 runs from 3.4 overs. The New Zealand captain, however, was undone by Gazi's length. The hat-trick followed, and the visitors had little to do but declare with the score on 287 for 7, setting Bangladesh a 256-run target in a maximum of 48 overs.

Tamim Iqbal and Anamul started cautiously, and survived a few lbw appeals. Anamul was the first to go, caught at cover off a poor Bruce Martin delivery. The shot was poor too. Tamim struggled to get the ball off the square, and also enjoyed some luck. He was dropped at deep square leg by Anderson off Martin on 29, and by Taylor at slip when he was on 40. Tamim spent 29 balls in the forties before an awkward-looking drive led to a top-edge, giving a catch to Martin in the covers.

Marshall Ayub once again gave a glimpse of his potential as a No. 3 with good technique, but he fell lbw to Sodhi. Shakib and Mominul Haque then got Bangladesh to safety in the last hour.

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

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  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | October 14, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    There's no shame if New Zealand find Bangladesh tough at home. Had Bangladesh travelled to New Zealand than its likely it would've the other way around. The good thing is that whenever there's a Bangladesh-New Zealand contest, you can be sure that a lot of the time there will be a good contest. Both these teams will be facing eachother at the 2015 World Cup. It will be wise of New Zealand if they could host Bangladesh for a short ODI series since Bangladesh hardly get to play in such pitches down under. Bangladesh happily played New Zealand in that 5 match ODI series before the 2011 World Cup for the same preparation and as a result, New Zealand reached the semi-finals.

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | October 13, 2013, 23:06 GMT

    Shohag Gazi is only 22 years old and clearly the best emerging young spinner in World Cricket right now. He in my opinion will become the best spinner in the world one day and a useful batsman in tests. He's the only test player in history to score an unbeaten 100 and take a 5 wicket haul which includes a hat trick and Bangladesh holds many other sensational records like youngest centurion on debut and number 10 batsman scoring 100 on debut for over 100 years :P Bangladesh future is very good! no wonder teams run away from Bangladesh. The cubs have grown into tigers now.

  • POSTED BY CricCritic27 on | October 13, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    First off let me start by congratulating both teams. Both teams were looking to win, so thats good.However this calls for changes to the line up in order to win the 2nd test. Player analysis for Bangladesh: 1.Tamim should concentrate and bat naturally. He batted well in the 2nd innings. 2. Anamul isn't ready for tests. He should be reserved for shorter versions which he is better at. 3. Marshall batted decently. He should definitely be given another chance. 4. Mominul, no words. 5. Shakib looks to be back in form with the bat after that 50. doing well with the ball as well. 6. Mushfiqur, good captaincy, good with the bat & gloves, but should set a more attacking field to put pressure on opp. 7. Nasir made a good contribution with the ball and the bat. Keep it up. 8. Gazi, nuff said 9. Razzak played his part with the ball. He will be needed in Mirpur. 10. Robiul, coming back from an injury, but still bowled really well. 11. Bowled w/ alot of heart, no ball may have cost BD the game

  • POSTED BY on | October 16, 2013, 21:34 GMT

    Hope <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/player/444135.html>Sohag Gazi </a>will continue his journey. Will be very happy if he can take more wickets in the upcoming matches.

  • POSTED BY on | October 15, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    Its time Bangladesh beat a top test-playing nation in a Test match..... Rather than resting on their so called "Drawing a match" LAURERLS

  • POSTED BY adelsayed on | October 15, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    Bd and Nz both team played well.the match drew ,but a stage Bd beat Nz.it is in individual performance. no opinion of Sohag gazi from Nz. thanks him for his brilliant performance.keep it up Tiger!!

  • POSTED BY on | October 15, 2013, 11:28 GMT

    I think from now on our first class structure should play on the spinning and turning track. if we look India and Sri Lanka hey are doing that and winning for long time because it is our strength in sub continent. Over the years India and Sri lanka only produced two three class pacers like Srinath, Jahir Khan, Chaminda Vaas, Malinga. At least BD should plan way before test series and play according to their strength. When teams from outside sub continent are coming they should prepare well spinning track. If opponent team does not have well establish spinners then why be afraid and make a defensive approach.From next time BD think tank should make a good plan and strategy way before a Test series. Good planned strategy and proper execution can only win test matches. At the end of the day it is counted who wins.

  • POSTED BY SaroarIslam on | October 14, 2013, 18:50 GMT

    BD was played really good cricket. . .in next test we should have go for win

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    Cricinfo should update the profile of Shohag Gazi after this unique achievement!

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    Thanks to Islam for his nice report though he never do any positive comments about BD cricket or Cricketers or BD fan. He completes his job by writing a report to cover a test match. No positive description of the match or a player or anything else. If BD lost this test match with a big margin then some people says they have no quality to play test cricket. But if Bd Play good cricket they do not get any appreciation. This is really very frustrating for BD fan.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | October 14, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    There's no shame if New Zealand find Bangladesh tough at home. Had Bangladesh travelled to New Zealand than its likely it would've the other way around. The good thing is that whenever there's a Bangladesh-New Zealand contest, you can be sure that a lot of the time there will be a good contest. Both these teams will be facing eachother at the 2015 World Cup. It will be wise of New Zealand if they could host Bangladesh for a short ODI series since Bangladesh hardly get to play in such pitches down under. Bangladesh happily played New Zealand in that 5 match ODI series before the 2011 World Cup for the same preparation and as a result, New Zealand reached the semi-finals.

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | October 13, 2013, 23:06 GMT

    Shohag Gazi is only 22 years old and clearly the best emerging young spinner in World Cricket right now. He in my opinion will become the best spinner in the world one day and a useful batsman in tests. He's the only test player in history to score an unbeaten 100 and take a 5 wicket haul which includes a hat trick and Bangladesh holds many other sensational records like youngest centurion on debut and number 10 batsman scoring 100 on debut for over 100 years :P Bangladesh future is very good! no wonder teams run away from Bangladesh. The cubs have grown into tigers now.

  • POSTED BY CricCritic27 on | October 13, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    First off let me start by congratulating both teams. Both teams were looking to win, so thats good.However this calls for changes to the line up in order to win the 2nd test. Player analysis for Bangladesh: 1.Tamim should concentrate and bat naturally. He batted well in the 2nd innings. 2. Anamul isn't ready for tests. He should be reserved for shorter versions which he is better at. 3. Marshall batted decently. He should definitely be given another chance. 4. Mominul, no words. 5. Shakib looks to be back in form with the bat after that 50. doing well with the ball as well. 6. Mushfiqur, good captaincy, good with the bat & gloves, but should set a more attacking field to put pressure on opp. 7. Nasir made a good contribution with the ball and the bat. Keep it up. 8. Gazi, nuff said 9. Razzak played his part with the ball. He will be needed in Mirpur. 10. Robiul, coming back from an injury, but still bowled really well. 11. Bowled w/ alot of heart, no ball may have cost BD the game

  • POSTED BY on | October 16, 2013, 21:34 GMT

    Hope <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/player/444135.html>Sohag Gazi </a>will continue his journey. Will be very happy if he can take more wickets in the upcoming matches.

  • POSTED BY on | October 15, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    Its time Bangladesh beat a top test-playing nation in a Test match..... Rather than resting on their so called "Drawing a match" LAURERLS

  • POSTED BY adelsayed on | October 15, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    Bd and Nz both team played well.the match drew ,but a stage Bd beat Nz.it is in individual performance. no opinion of Sohag gazi from Nz. thanks him for his brilliant performance.keep it up Tiger!!

  • POSTED BY on | October 15, 2013, 11:28 GMT

    I think from now on our first class structure should play on the spinning and turning track. if we look India and Sri Lanka hey are doing that and winning for long time because it is our strength in sub continent. Over the years India and Sri lanka only produced two three class pacers like Srinath, Jahir Khan, Chaminda Vaas, Malinga. At least BD should plan way before test series and play according to their strength. When teams from outside sub continent are coming they should prepare well spinning track. If opponent team does not have well establish spinners then why be afraid and make a defensive approach.From next time BD think tank should make a good plan and strategy way before a Test series. Good planned strategy and proper execution can only win test matches. At the end of the day it is counted who wins.

  • POSTED BY SaroarIslam on | October 14, 2013, 18:50 GMT

    BD was played really good cricket. . .in next test we should have go for win

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    Cricinfo should update the profile of Shohag Gazi after this unique achievement!

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    Thanks to Islam for his nice report though he never do any positive comments about BD cricket or Cricketers or BD fan. He completes his job by writing a report to cover a test match. No positive description of the match or a player or anything else. If BD lost this test match with a big margin then some people says they have no quality to play test cricket. But if Bd Play good cricket they do not get any appreciation. This is really very frustrating for BD fan.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 14, 2013, 9:55 GMT

    good lack Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY Samad.Sylhet.Mitali.Raynogor on | October 14, 2013, 8:14 GMT

    Many of you might not have noticed this, but Shakib Al Hasan was close to his half century as the final over of the match was over. The New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum requested the umpires to bowl another over to allow Shakib get to his fifty and the match was called off as a draw as soon as Shakib reached the milestone.

    Respect for Brendon McCullum and his men! True spirit of cricket!

  • POSTED BY ZCFOutkast on | October 14, 2013, 8:06 GMT

    Anyway this is a series between BD&NZ. I'm always bashing other people for questioning Zim&BD's credentials and comparing them to Associates each time they play. This is not too different. It's BD's time so let's revel in their progress however questionable it might be.

    Just to add one thought to @Baundele. Zimbabwe are better than all the other teams you want to put in their league. They would hammer them almost all the time. LOIs might be different, but we don't need tiers for that because history has proven that even Ire/Afg/Ken etc can beat anyone in T20s&ODIs on their day. If tiers must be employed then this is the only practical classification because the other teams are far from ready - GroupA: Aus, Ind, SA, Eng, Pak, SL; GroupB: WI, NZ, Zim, BD, Afg, Ire.

    If it were up to me I'd give all the I-Cup teams Full Member status tomorrow. I don't believe in this "exclusion" because the gap between teams will get narrower as the seniors gradually retire over the next few years.

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 8:05 GMT

    I think Nathan McCullum would be a good option or the second test. Play his one day game and go say 20-30 overs in a could sessions. He is also good at bating in lower/middle lower orders. I Wagner with Anderson Southee and Bout would be a good attack for that, you would have Williamson as good and has taken wickets from many team against good players and has proved he may one day be more than a part timer. Future All-Rouder. There goes a test team with 6 good bowlers

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    #RESPECT for Brendon Mccullum...he made an example

  • POSTED BY Sarfin on | October 14, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    It was a good match for us. We out bowled and out batted NZ in both innings. That's something. But please don't say that we should have gone for the chase. No team has scored at a rate 5.5 in a 250 plus innings in 4th innings. That declaration was anything but sporting. Strauss set a target of 240 in 60 plus overs for WI in 2009 and criticized for being defensive. WI almost lost that match. Finally, thanks to all who supported and inspired us. Special thanks to MENDIS_Forever. It's good to know that Bangladesh is your 2nd team.

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | October 14, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    Marky Summers You are lucky enough that with a nation of 4 Million people, you can still produce players who can play test cricket.

  • POSTED BY Sarfin on | October 14, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    @ZCFOutkast , yeah, BD didn't want to play any warm up matches because they had a bitter experience. What was that experience? An under prepared pitch. What they got in 2011 was not ready for cricket at all. And given the hospitality BD received in past, they didn't want to expose cricketers to injury for a practice game. Was their 'fear' real? Yes. They were kept in a hotel without water (in fact they had something like grease coming from taps instead of water), they were refused to be provided with net bowlers as per demand and many more. You can't treat an int'l team like that. Yes we played poorly and are ashamed of our performance. I'm a supporter of ZIM cricket and cheered for them against PAK. But your board needs to be more professional. Just ask your players about Bangladesh. They get a better environment even when they come here to play club cricket.

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | October 14, 2013, 6:19 GMT

    Let us talk about a 2-tier test cricket system, where teams like Bangladesh (who were in a better position against NZ in a draw) and Zimbabwe (who defeated Pakistan recently) should be joined by Ireland, Afganistan, Kenya, HongKong and Papua New Gunea. They will be allowed 2 tests per year, and they will be expected to beat England and Australia in a few years. - This is how some fans and the ICC think about test cricket.

  • POSTED BY ZCFOutkast on | October 14, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    I know the NZ warmups were washed out! In the 2011 tour BD lost the warmup match (http://www.espncricinfo.com/zimbabwe-v-bangladesh-2011/engine/match/522244.html). Fearing another discouraging loss in 2013, they opted out of a tour match. I acknowledge the fact that due to economic reasons, debilitating facilities, power issues, etc, infrastructure is no longer up to scratch but both Zim&BD experienced this so it's a moot point. Again it was unfortunate that they weren't granted an opportunity to practice in the morning. However the absence of a practice match was entirely BCB's fault. The board&the players felt they did not need a warmup game. So stop lying and ascribing blame to ZC. That was down to BD's commonly misplaced confidence. Period! Because Pak preceded their tour with LOIs, they did not feel a practice match was necessary. Bear in mind that BD also complained about SL facilities so maybe that's a growing trend as far as their excuses go. Pak did not use that as an excuse.

  • POSTED BY Bang_La on | October 14, 2013, 6:07 GMT

    @ Tony Hughes - ".....the most sporting declarations"? Hahahahaha. Declaring on 5th day with an asking rate of 7 per over? Hahahahahaha. Sporting indeed.

  • POSTED BY Bang_La on | October 14, 2013, 6:04 GMT

    @ Patchmaster , NZ made it much more boring with their batting to save their butt from a sure defeat!

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 6:02 GMT

    Man how come this is not making the head line?!! As I know this is the one of its kind... Come on unless thats what Gazi deserve for one day.... What ever....Congr8s Gazi...we r proud of u man....

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 5:50 GMT

    Hats off to the sportsmanship of McCullum for turning a dull test match into a thrilling contest, and credit goes to Gazi who's hat trick compelled NZ to declare their innings in order to get a result, bt i think both team didnt want a result, otherwise NZ could hv declared their innings bit early and BDesh could hv chase risky yet reachable 250+ target in 40+ overs..bt in the end its a win-win game.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 14, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    nz is becoming the stepping stone for associate nations to make it into the test arena. Can't see the nz team improving in the foreseeable future if they play teams like Bangladesh and can't dominate them

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    We are extremely happy by this performance from our BD team .. hope they are going to continue this tone of confidence against all the major teams of the world (not only with NZ).

  • POSTED BY Big_Maxy_Walker on | October 14, 2013, 2:16 GMT

    Luke Ronchi needs to be parachuted into this team as a batsmen. Williamson, Fulton, Taylor and Watling are worth keeping. McCullum is fast becoming a limited overs specialist and shouldn't be hiding down the order

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 1:00 GMT

    Good job. Well done Bangladesh. Maintain this team spirit and personal effort.

  • POSTED BY on | October 14, 2013, 0:41 GMT

    A poor NZ made the Test interesting by one of the most sporting declarations I can remember (ignoring anything hansie did). BD look like they could challenge and eventually beat NZ, WI or ZIM. Who knows, maybe Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY Patchmaster on | October 14, 2013, 0:07 GMT

    Wow.....what an insanely boring pitch.............

  • POSTED BY riaz_7214 on | October 13, 2013, 23:31 GMT

    only loop hole in Present BD test team is the opening partner of Tamim.. I believe Anamul is not yet ready for test level.. he is a very good attacking player that is for sure.. but he need to improve more in techniques.. he should play more first class match and then come test level.. meanwhile for opening slot bangladesh has the option of bringing IMRUL KAYES/JUNAED back (Imrul is the best option because of his ability to stay in wicket).. other wise BD can try Mahmudullah... i feel really bad for a talent like Mahmudullah running with water bottles a the 12th man

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | October 13, 2013, 22:17 GMT

    New Zealand 469 (Williamson 114, Watling 103) and 287 for 7 dec (Williamson 74, Fulton 59, Gazi 6-77) drew with Bangladesh 501 (Mominul 181, Gazi 101*) and 173 for 3 (Shakib 50*) Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Even as the first Test meandered to a draw, Bangladesh had plenty of reasons to celebrate, not least among them Sohag Gazi 's performance on the final day. A Test hat-trick, only the second by a Bangladesh bowler, gave him a singular place in cricket history - he became the first cricketer to score a hundred and take a hat-trick in a Test. That wasn't the only record he claimed. When Mushfiqur Rahim managed to latch on to a rebound off his chest, to get rid of BJ Watling off the third ball of the 85th over, Gazi became only the third player in this decade to score a hundred and take five wickets in a Test, after R Ashwin and Shakib Al Hasan. Having taken two wickets off successive balls in that over, Gazi then went on to complete a hat-trick, courtesy a one-handed catch at first slip by Shakib, who dived forward to catch the ball close to the ground. The early finish to the game on the fourth evening meant that the possibility of rain loomed over the final day, but the weather stayed clear. New Zealand, however, began the fifth day slowly. They were consolidating and, with Peter Fulton at the crease, they achieved that. Fulton kept the Bangladesh spinners at bay in his own way, with the bat coming down from his 1.98 metre frame and defending the ball low to the ground. He scored 59 runs in more than three hours, adding 101 for the second wicket with Kane Williamson. Fulton fell leg-before to Gazi in the second hour of play, and was followed by Williamson who was out after adding 51 runs with Ross Taylor for the third wicket. Williamson made 74 off 150 balls, with two fours and a six, but was out to a freak dismissal: his fierce pull got lodged between Anamul Haque's thighs and the short-leg fielder held on to complete the catch. Taylor accelerated a bit after lunch, hitting Abdur Razzak for three consecutive fours in the first over after the break, as he and Brendon McCullum added 32 runs from 3.4 overs. The New Zealand captain, however, was undone by Gazi's length. The hat-trick followed, and the visitors had little to do but declare with the score on 287 for 7, setting Bangladesh a 256-run target in a maximum of 48 overs. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul started cautiously, and survived a few lbw appeals. Anamul was the first to go, caught at cover off a poor Bruce Martin delivery. The shot was poor too. Tamim struggled to get the ball off the square, and also enjoyed some luck. He was dropped at deep square leg by Anderson off Martin on 29, and by Taylor at slip when he was on 40. Tamim spent 29 balls in the forties before an awkward-looking drive led to a top-edge, giving a catch to Martin in the covers. Marshall Ayub once again gave a glimpse of his potential as a No. 3 with good technique, but he fell lbw to Sodhi. Shakib and Mominul Haque then got Bangladesh to safety in the last hour.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | October 13, 2013, 22:13 GMT

    Congratulations Shohag Gazi everywhere you just I sad you abut I love you and your team also One again Congratulations ...

  • POSTED BY LahorePak on | October 13, 2013, 22:09 GMT

    I am realy tired of teams like BD wyininng for more test, yet when they get a chance they play for a DRAW. shame.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 22:07 GMT

    Great Bangladesh Cricket Team....................A belated congratulation from Namibia. Special congrats to Shohag Gazi and Mominul Huq.......Lets keep showing other neghboring countries especially India Cricket federation.....how they are underestimating you guys........since they are not interested to play with you......Well done Tigers.....please keep going your success.........................Best, Ghulam Kibria

  • POSTED BY Albert_cambell on | October 13, 2013, 21:56 GMT

    I dont see any difference between Bangladesh team and Indian team. Both save their teams at home by preparing flat tracks.

  • POSTED BY Mervo on | October 13, 2013, 20:29 GMT

    Groan.... there was never going to be any other results. Centuries from 2 Number 8s? The pace bowlers must have wondered why they bothered coming. The NZ declaration added a little life at the end. They could have batted on.

  • POSTED BY tigerletsgo on | October 13, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    I think this test match was a big milestone for BD. But, this team still need to master how to completes 5 days in a match. I would not expect much from BD unless I see more and more draws in the future.

  • POSTED BY Ammo666 on | October 13, 2013, 18:12 GMT

    Well done tigers!! but i expected BD would chase more hard from the beginning of this second innings to reach 250 or else it wouldn't have so tough at the end of the innings...but i am happy with team performance, especially Shohag & Mominul was simply outstanding & hatrick & another individual best record for them so far in international cricket its really wonderful to see them performing this big for their team...congrats!!! and also congratulating Shakib & Mushfiqur for their half century... Now i would ask to bring Naeem & let him open the batting replacing Anamul & Mahmudullah in place of Razzaq...also may be Al Amin Hossain in place of Rubel if necessary... thanks to all

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | October 13, 2013, 17:51 GMT

    Fantastic effort by Bangladesh who have clearly demonstrated that they deserve the opportunity to play more tests. It is a travesty that their neighbor, India, has played only 6 tests against them. Less ODIs against SL would give them the space! The new look India will find this Bangladeshi team a handful. They are probably too scared to play them.

    Only Australia has played less, and given their recent test performances in India & Eng, I'd back Bang against them today!

    Keep on fighting Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    winning the game is not that all.... winning the heart is all... Today they won our heart.. They should do many more.... we don't care win... bravo boys.. keep it up going... strong

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | October 13, 2013, 17:34 GMT

    Now I am not one to try and slam sides like BD because I genuinely want to see them improve as the global game will be better for it. I am glad some of their fans can go home happy with a draw under their belt but for me games like this are proving nothing. For a long time now the pitches produced in BD are simply a travesty. They do not offer assistance to anyone and the best BD can ever get is a draw. I want BD to make some crumbling tracks like the ones you get in India. They should try and use home advantage as much as possible. In all fairness the same now applies to NZ who really need to have a rethink about their wickets. They are IMO the worst cricket wickets in the world and produce extremely dull cricket. People should take their cue from SA/ India in making pitches that are conducive to their style of bowling. Cricket from these countries is always compelling to watch and the home side normally wins.

  • POSTED BY Lermy on | October 13, 2013, 17:29 GMT

    Amazing declaration by McCullum. There's hope for test cricket when captains are that brave. Why didn't Bangladesh chase it for longer? They'll never get a fairer declaration in their own conditions. No way they should have shut up shop only 3 down against the worst cricket team in world cricket. If they don't back themselves against a very poor NZ, they'll never beat a proper team!

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | October 13, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    Congratulations to Gazi for becoming 1st cricketer in TEST History to score a 100 & take a Hat-trick in same test. By scoring 101* & taking 6 wickets in 2nd innings, he joined the list of greats like Kallis, Botham, Sobers, Wasim or even his fellow countrymen Shakib. Btw, this test brought lots of positives for both sides. BD shined with their batting without depending on Shakib & Tamim, & it's same for Kiwis as they per4med well without any giant innings by Taylor or McCullum. So they can go to Dhaka with satisfaction regarding their batting. But questions will b raised if we consider the bowling. Great bowlers can trouble the batsmen even in flat pitch. But apart 4m Gazi, no other bowler made any impact in this test. It's a big concern for both sides. Hope they'll work on it in next week. At least they should try to improve a bit in Mirpur Test. We don't wanna see an undecided test series.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | October 13, 2013, 16:34 GMT

    Congratulation Gaji. Well done Bangladesh. We enjoying it from abroad as well. Keep it up.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    Congrats BD Tigers !!!!! Keep it up for the 2nd Test.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh!! guys are improving in all forms. Young talent looks really good but just need the fast bowlers to make the team complete. Best wishes from England!

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | October 13, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    I don't understand the problem of the critics. Yes its true Bangladesh will continue to lose many more test matches especially away since our bowling attack is ordinary but if the team can put on strong performances like they have done since 2012 and can draw more frequently and possibly a win here and there then that's very good and realistic anyway. Everyone knows Test matches will be a long rocky road for Bangladesh. But in ODIs the teams favourite format, Bangladesh are clearly going to be a match for any team now and no more one sided thrashings like we have seen in the past.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    @ZCFOutkast: I still remember Zim didn't provided world class facilities when BD toured Zim. All our players even BD captain complained about it. Let alone practice match Zim board didn't provide enough facilities to practice or accommodation. So you should think twice before you compare your country's facilities when international team visit to your country. We provided warm-matches to NZ, but if it was washed away by rain, then nothing can be done. Where Zim refused to provide practice matches. Probably thats how Zim win matches at home putting international team in misery. We always provide world class facilities as top 8 teams always visit BD where Zim probably forgot how to do that in last ten years due to your political crisis going on. So I believe you should think about your country's board action rather than BD or any other test nations. Hope that helps you understand where you did the mistake saying not enough practice match given to NZ.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    Very well played BD ! All haters atleast shut their mouth and watch what we writing for our team BANGLADESH ! Playing only two series in a whole year it's not enough when other two bilateral nations play atleast 5 test match in a series, while Bd playing only 4 matches in two series, And everybody wants overnight improvement, tell me how ?? They played very well in Sri Lanks, win in Zimbabwe , People just try to under estimate us, let them do that.Take this one, 4-0 ODI wash was a gift by NZ, You must be kidding!!!

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 15:24 GMT

    really great performance by the bangladeshi contingent. hope the form continues and Team Bangladesh can draw / win-win situation more often. more of this type of performance will give the team more confidence. best of luck for the whole team.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 15:21 GMT

    why NZ batted too slowly...NZ should declare early

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 15:21 GMT

    What a game for BD? Bravo! Shohag Gazi, Mominul, Sakib. Keep on playing like this. We r going to win the second game. Aren't we?

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | October 13, 2013, 15:18 GMT

    Well Done to both cricket team. NZ played well despite the fact they didnt have a practice match due to rain. Bangladesh team played like a proper test team and didnt throw away the match. We didn't play any test in last 6 month and the players didn;t even get to play any 4-day matches before this test but they still managed to put up a fight against a better team. I hope BD will do better in next test. Best Of Luck :D

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | October 13, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    Zimbabwe as a team has improved a lot and Im happy for them but it is annoying to see Zimbabwe fan complaining about NZ not having a practice match. Its not our fault that it was raining and we provided them with practice facilities and proper transport and they have been properly taken care of. We didn't forget what happened when BD toured Zim. They lived miles away from the stadium in a hotel that doesn't even have water supply. There wasn't any warm up match and they didnt even provided us with practice facilities. This is something ZCB have always done to visiting teams. In recent time Pak team also had some complain at the beginning of the series so you guys shouldn't be complaining about how other cricket board teats visiting team as whatever they are doing they are doing it better than you. It is quiet hard to stoop that low.

  • POSTED BY Rana38 on | October 13, 2013, 15:07 GMT

    Congratulation to bd cricket players specially Mominul Haque(181) & Shohag Gazi(101 & 6 wickets, including hattrik).My playing 11 in the 2nd test ..... i)Tamim Ikbal ii)Nayem Islam iii)Marshal Ayub iv)Mominul Haque v)Sakib-Al- Hasan vi)Mushfiqur Rahim vii)Mahmudullah Riad viii)Nasir Hossain ix)Shohag Gazi x)Rubel Hossain xi)Al-Amin

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 14:53 GMT

    One of the best match BD have ever played. This is incredible that Gazi is holding the record alone to get a century & a hat-trick.

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | October 13, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    Bangladesh needs to play more International Cricket even if its against the top associate teams. That way our new talented youngsters can get as much International experience as possible and become very good and confident players considering how inexperienced and young our team is. Our highest cap test player in this team has only 35 games under his belt so that says something. Even more A tours will benefit them because I remember the likes of Gazi and Mominul part of that squad to England a few months back and the experience has clearly helped and given them confidence.

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | October 13, 2013, 14:47 GMT

    @ZCFOutcast: "shirked at the riskless opportunity"?. Stop the backhanded BD bashing! BD had 256 to chase in what was assumed to be a 45 over last inning. That equated to 5.68 runs, in a test match. No team would have gone for it and risk 4.5 days of hard work, no team. You show me on instance where a team chasing 250+ run target on day 5 with 5.68 rpo, on any type of pitch, then I will buy your comment that BD backed away from a "riskless" opportunity. I can guarantee you Brendan Taylor would have done the same thing, on this same pitch, given the same conditions and opposition, speacially after considering the fact that NZ won the last test they played in Zim!:-)

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | October 13, 2013, 14:43 GMT

    @Zabir - Yes that was good to see for the game. Both Shakib and Brendan are good mates and play for the same franchise in IPL and that's one of the great things about these T20 leagues all over the world. It was good to see players from both teams smiling a lot as well. A good game and fair result overall.

    Good to see that the youngsters of both sides perform well and showing what they can offer. Bangladesh with 2 centurions and wicket taker Mominul and Gazi and New Zealand with Kane Williamson and Corey Anderson who bowled extremely well in conditions not suited to fast bowlers.

  • POSTED BY MENDIS_Forever on | October 13, 2013, 14:36 GMT

    Wow...Sohag Gazi! . What a performance! It's really good to see another great off-spinner is emerging from the sub-continent.Wish you all the best. (~ A Sri Lankan fan,whose 2nd team id Bangladesh ~)

  • POSTED BY Ain_EL_Sabet on | October 13, 2013, 14:32 GMT

    Replace anamul and rubel for 2nd test please please please .

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    Bangladeshi Hat tricks are in everywhere! In W, Indies, in Bangladesh by the juniors, by the seniors! The Royal Bengal Tigers are roaring and roaring high all over the world, no matters the ICC give us the less tests to play, no matters we are playing tests of six months/ one year gap! Bravo! Sabbash! Hurray! Many congrats Gazi for the world records! Congrats to the senior and junior team! keep it up!

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 14:25 GMT

    Do r u realize that New-Zealand bowled 48.2 overs. But the innings will be finished at 48 overs. But Brendon McCullum ask umpire to bowled another over. Because Shakib didn't get his fifty. And McCullum called the fielders out of the boundary line.

    This is called a "Great Sportsmanship" Salute Brendan McCullum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | October 13, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    @ZCFOutkast: A Zim fan should not take away the outcome of a BD match by trying to make an excuse about warm up matches. BD atleast gave a chance to NZ by scheduling a warmup match, we usually do not control the rain. Zim did not even schedule a warm up match when BD visited. Which is why the 1st test became a warmup match for BD, since they could not even practice when they wanted to. Yeah nice try with the lack of warm up comments!:-)

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | October 13, 2013, 14:08 GMT

    Good game. The pitch favored the batsmen but this is not the first time and won't be the last. In the past, BD has not competed in the flat tracks as well. BD never looked like in danger in this game. The mindset is changing slowly. This is a good sign for BD. Kudos to NZ for declaring in a way to create excitement for a bit. They were hoping for BD implosion as the history of BD suggests, but BD held firm. Good job by both teams. Hoping for a better match in Dhaka. We should bring Mashrafe back for the second match. He will help Robiul with his experience. An anamul should play one more match. The only other change I would suggest is o bring Mahmudullah back instead of razzak. We will have four main bowlers with Mashrafe, Robiul, Gazi and Shakib with Mahmuddullah, Nasir and Mominul backing them up. Go Tigers!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | October 13, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    Best luck Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY The_Ashes on | October 13, 2013, 14:05 GMT

    And with more retirements of legends like Dilshan etc things become a lot easier for these 'minnows'...hehehe...

  • POSTED BY The_Ashes on | October 13, 2013, 14:04 GMT

    Don't forget Bangladesh unsurprisingly lost the toss but still played good test Cricket. And also Bangladesh have not even played much first class Cricket this year and coming back to Test Cricket after a gap of almost 6 months. Now I know why Bangladesh hardly plays much Cricket because of these good performances. Despite the amazing success in one-day Cricket since 2012, Bangladesh in tests haven't lost by an innings yet and this year already won 1 and drawn 2 posting 3 mammoth totals. In second test, its important that pitch offers help for bowlers because you saw how Gazi caused problems for New Zealand today. Rubel Hossain shouldn't be anywhere near the national team as his record is simply poor. And I'd make him the only replacement for second test. Don't think this "top 8" will stay like this in future now Zimbabwe, Bangladesh even Ireland can challenge them hehehe...

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 14:03 GMT

    I hope next test curator will do more. Bd should be brave and go for win, no matter if you loose . because that is the best way to win the test match. this is best opportunity for BD. I want to see a mine field type wicket for batsman. use our spinners ..that is the only way to win a test match. look at India and Sri Lanka, they are doing for long time. BD should not be defensive.

  • POSTED BY Shahriar_Peash on | October 13, 2013, 13:40 GMT

    By the result and playing rule of every pleyar,i think we need to change rubel hossain by zia.it may be change our bowlling attak a little bit and increase the strenth of lower order.hope bd will do well in next game....advace eid mubarak to all muslim dye heart. fan

  • POSTED BY FirojAlam on | October 13, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    Congrat BD boys for the performance. I think for the next test Anamul should be dropped. No dobut he has a lot of potentials, but I think he is ready yet to play as an opener with Tamim. I suggest to go for other option. Shahariar Nafis or Jahirul could be better. In stead of Rube, it is better to take Masshrefee, even thogh he plays few numbers overs. We did not see Rubel were utilized for many overs. I find weekness in these two place...otherwise, the team is solid enogh to compete with any team.

  • POSTED BY silentstand on | October 13, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    I'm impressed Bangladesh keep up the good performaces but don't get carried away

  • POSTED BY bobbo2 on | October 13, 2013, 12:47 GMT

    Test cricket on concrete roads no matter who is playing is boring and does not prepare teams for overseas tours.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh, first test was a success for the young team! Continue the same performance in the second test match. All the best Tigers !! :* )

  • POSTED BY bdsmaruf on | October 13, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    I am very surprised to see tamim's out. what he did?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    nice delivary...ton 100*+hattric ..good perform gazi..cong..

  • POSTED BY gentleme on | October 13, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh, Well done Gazi and Mominul. Very happy to see there's a change in the thinking of bangladeshis that they didn't try to achieve the unachievable target and keep their minds in the game thinking calmly. It's time that BCC tried to set up bangladesh with a good number tests against good teams every year. This team has achieved a thirst for good play and if they want to keep it up they have to play lots of tests. Well done to Brendon Mccallum for the heroic decision.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    Congrats Sohag Gazi.. U make all Bangladeshis Proud...

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Well played Bangladesh, well played Gazi !! Almost everyone performed. Good to see youngsters like Mominul, Marshal, Gazi etc. are playing well! Best of luck for the next match.

  • POSTED BY StygianOni on | October 13, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    If we can't even show the courage to go for a win, I really don't see any point playing. Tired of watching my team being satisfied with a hard draw or close, yet unchallenged, loss.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 12:16 GMT

    razzak and Rubel Hossain should drop from second test 11

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    Awesome Gazi,awesome............u has made us proud..

  • POSTED BY SyedAreYouDumb on | October 13, 2013, 12:12 GMT

    Had Brendon Mccallum not declared then I reckon Gazi would have got a 9-for ;) . It was turning a bit on the 5th except the occasional ripper but nothing to alarming and NZ started to implode! This is a sign of things to come... NZ be prepared...

  • POSTED BY Cyril_Knight on | October 13, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Feats like this remind everyone why we love Test cricket. Even on a typically dour flat track that would always produce a draw something amazing happens from nowhere. The dozen or so spectators in the stadium witnessed cricket history.

    Credit must also go to Brendan McCullum for setting a fair target and trying his best to get a result.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 12:01 GMT

    We can claim that Bangladesh Cricket has a class. Our players proved enough to be considered a fighting team. The young talents will flourish more in the future.They should work hard and practice relentlessly. Strong patriotism makes a player better. We look forward to see a good cricket in Dhaka.

  • POSTED BY King_Ravanaa on | October 13, 2013, 11:49 GMT

    First of all congrat to Bangladesh for the rare display of draw in a test match, and for the bowler who took 3 wickets and a century...

    already this has been a big deal for the fans like Warm Cofee, stating Sri Lanka is the only country which is not able to achieve that. and what about the other records about Sri Lanka, i wouldn't be able even to write all in here.. BTW this will be a huge Boost for die heart Banga fans, for their champion talks

  • POSTED BY TheRisingTeam on | October 13, 2013, 11:43 GMT

    Gazi Doosra to dismiss Watling was of top notch.

  • POSTED BY TheRisingTeam on | October 13, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    Good to see Shakib starting to get back in form. We want to see him regain back that number 1 all-round ranking. Hopefully the 2nd test will spin earlier on so he too can pick up a 5 wicket haul like Gazi did today.

  • POSTED BY nirjhor079 on | October 13, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    Well played Bangladesh...in this particular match we fond lots of hopes for the future......Gazi ...what a tremendous performer he is for Bangladesh.....a ton and a hat-trick in the same match....just wow....well done brother.......last but not the least...Mominul ....the new find for our side...he will be the new little master after sachin's retirement............ SABASH BANGLADESH....:)

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | October 13, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    The last cricketer to achieve an incredible feat of 100 and 5 wicket in same test was Shakib Al Hasan. Now its Sohag Gazi meaning that's already 2 Bangladeshi's who has achieved it. Sri Lanka are the only team still don't have 1 to have done that. Sohag Gazi is the first ever Cricket to have scored a 100 and take a hat trick and 5 wicket haul in a test match. Last year Abul Hasan was the first player to have scored a debut 100 at number 10. Good luck haters for your ultimate wish!! :P as long as Bangladesh keeps making records like this then we're here to stay :P

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | October 13, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    Bangladesh have finally come of age. The good performances just keeps happening and happening since that Asia Cup. Bangladesh are not a team of Tamim and Shakib anymore. Its a team of Tamim, Shakib, Rahim, Nasir, Gazi...and everyone including the backroom support putting their hands up and contributing something for the team which how Cricket should be played. Gazi has simply been a revelation for Bangladesh. A country that always produces left arm spinners and suddenly a young talented off spinner who can also bat a bit came from nowhere in Bangladesh and has made a massive impact.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    gazi become bangladesh

  • POSTED BY ZCFOutkast on | October 13, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    First of all congratulations to BD for drawing this match. Well done to Gazi too. Hopefully this gives him confidence for the future.

    The NZ bowlers were rather unprofessional in attitude and approach. True the pitch was too flat, but they pretty much gave up the moment their batsmen's 1st innings was underway. Hardly applied themselves and they were often wayward. So many sixes confirm the poor nature and unTest-like conditions.

    BD had a chance to breathe some excitement into this match so as to qualify it as more than just the non-event it was but the shirked at the riskless opportunity. How 20 wickets fell in the first two innings of this contest, and only 1087 runs were scored in four days will remain a mystery of enormous proportions! One gets the impression that since NZ didn't get a chance to play warm-up matches, they went into this with a warm-up mentality, and there is a sense of some unspoken conciliatory messages behind the scenes considering how all the innings unfolded

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    At chase, Bangladesh were given 45-46 overs to chase down 256. Still it was a very easy task for Tamim to smash all around the ground, instead he defended most of the balls. Even the bad balls he defended, which he should have smashed. He could have played the way Shakib played, 39 ball - 50 runs with 2 sixes. The defensive shots did not allow him score his half-century. And Later Bangladesh got 49 overs, the last over Bangladesh played only 2 balls, but if it was a winning situation they would have played that full. So, 256 form 49, which is quite easy and easier than before. Overall it was a very interesting test match. Best of luck to both the teams.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    be proud of a bangladeshi

  • POSTED BY Dil_Dil_Pakistan_1 on | October 13, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh (y). We are very happy to see you doing world record :)

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    where are all those clever people saying the pitch had nothing for bowlers...well, if you aren't gonna praise mominul or gazi for their centuries, you have to praise gazi for his bowling...like it or not!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    though its a draw, babgladesh has more to take away from this match.a great record for gazi on a flat pitch. afterall its ordinary bowling by nz spinners,the wicket had something for the spinners

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    why is raina playing when he can't perform since long. ..

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    Bangladesh now could bat like a oneday match to try to cross the run-line to get a easy win, but not sure why they are trying to stay close to crease. Whatever, Gazi is the hero today, best of luck.

  • POSTED BY EdStainsby on | October 13, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Agree with you kiwicricketnut. On the evidence of the first 4.5 days I could see no possible way that we would take 10 wickets in 46 overs. We seemed to be handing the match to Bangladesh on a plate. Some dire stuff being bowled at the moment and I am mystified as to why BD are not going for it. Is there an agreement... We'll let you have another bat and we promise not to try and get you out - as long as you don't try to score the runs. If they lost a few wickets they could shut up shop, but at the moment they hardly seem interested. Very strange. Having said that, the way things are going, they will get there in no balls...

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    Go hard Bangladesh!!! Go for the win!!

  • POSTED BY kiwicricketnut on | October 13, 2013, 8:03 GMT

    Only one team can really win this now, we arn't going to get 10 more wickets on this pitch, this is not good captaincy, if iqbal and mominal go crazy and treat it like a t20 and they could on this wicket then the win is bangladesh's, i was all for an aggressive rather than the passive captains in recent times but i didn't want a reckless one. Even if we by some miracle fluke 10 wickets, putting your team in a position where you are more likely to lose than win the game when there is no need to do so is not smart captaincy at all. If mccullum is going to lead nz he has to reign in his hero complex, you can still be an aggressive captain without being stupid.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    good lack Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    gazi is a real cricketr in bangladesh!

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    Bangladesh should try to win the match........Need 250 in 45 overs.....not a very hard task i guess.

  • POSTED BY asikbadhon on | October 13, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    Bangladesh should chase down the target as it is only 256 in 45 overs and wicket is good enough to bat.Tamim and Anamul should bat in one day style and if they can made a partnership of hundred run then keep Sakib and Nasir in next batting line.But if they collapse keep Marshall and Mominul in line.Hope to see a result. Sohag Gazi will be the next Sakib Al Hasan. What a performance!Hope N. Zealand will dance against their (sakib,Gazi,Razzak) spin attack in Mirpur !

  • POSTED BY hokeypokey on | October 13, 2013, 6:54 GMT

    Aggressive batting from our captain!! Just what the team needed, a mini collapse..im sorry, but that was average test batting..I hope the new players dont follow that leader..

  • POSTED BY 22many on | October 13, 2013, 6:43 GMT

    It is time someone had a serious word to the coach who was instrumental in selecting McCullum as captain. I have never seen in my time such a disrespectful disregard for his position as captain of our national team in a test match. Time must be drawn on his and our coaches rein. Disgraceful

  • POSTED BY 22many on | October 13, 2013, 6:43 GMT

    It is time someone had a serious word to the coach who was instrumental in selecting McCullum as captain. I have never seen in my time such a disrespectful disregard for his position as captain of our national team in a test match. Time must be drawn on his and our coaches rein. Disgraceful

  • POSTED BY hokeypokey on | October 13, 2013, 6:54 GMT

    Aggressive batting from our captain!! Just what the team needed, a mini collapse..im sorry, but that was average test batting..I hope the new players dont follow that leader..

  • POSTED BY asikbadhon on | October 13, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    Bangladesh should chase down the target as it is only 256 in 45 overs and wicket is good enough to bat.Tamim and Anamul should bat in one day style and if they can made a partnership of hundred run then keep Sakib and Nasir in next batting line.But if they collapse keep Marshall and Mominul in line.Hope to see a result. Sohag Gazi will be the next Sakib Al Hasan. What a performance!Hope N. Zealand will dance against their (sakib,Gazi,Razzak) spin attack in Mirpur !

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    Bangladesh should try to win the match........Need 250 in 45 overs.....not a very hard task i guess.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    gazi is a real cricketr in bangladesh!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    good lack Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY kiwicricketnut on | October 13, 2013, 8:03 GMT

    Only one team can really win this now, we arn't going to get 10 more wickets on this pitch, this is not good captaincy, if iqbal and mominal go crazy and treat it like a t20 and they could on this wicket then the win is bangladesh's, i was all for an aggressive rather than the passive captains in recent times but i didn't want a reckless one. Even if we by some miracle fluke 10 wickets, putting your team in a position where you are more likely to lose than win the game when there is no need to do so is not smart captaincy at all. If mccullum is going to lead nz he has to reign in his hero complex, you can still be an aggressive captain without being stupid.

  • POSTED BY on | October 13, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    Go hard Bangladesh!!! Go for the win!!

  • POSTED BY EdStainsby on | October 13, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Agree with you kiwicricketnut. On the evidence of the first 4.5 days I could see no possible way that we would take 10 wickets in 46 overs. We seemed to be handing the match to Bangladesh on a plate. Some dire stuff being bowled at the moment and I am mystified as to why BD are not going for it. Is there an agreement... We'll let you have another bat and we promise not to try and get you out - as long as you don't try to score the runs. If they lost a few wickets they could shut up shop, but at the moment they hardly seem interested. Very strange. Having said that, the way things are going, they will get there in no balls...

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 13, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    Bangladesh now could bat like a oneday match to try to cross the run-line to get a easy win, but not sure why they are trying to stay close to crease. Whatever, Gazi is the hero today, best of luck.