New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 1st Test: Bangladesh v New Zealand at Chittagong, Oct 9-13, 2013
9,10,11,12,13 October 2013 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200

9.30am Robiul Islam to open up with the new ball and Peter Fulton is facing with Hamish Rutherford at the non-striker's end

9.25am Isam informs me: "There is no crowd in at the moment but there are long queues outside, waiting for tickets."

Danny Morrison and Ranjit Fernando jointly agree that the pitch is full of runs. The drainage system has been replaced at the ZACS whilst there is not much grass on the strip. This wicket is being used for the very first time.

9.15am More feedback coming in from around the globe. Omar Tarique in the USA: "Good to have you with us which really helps me to be there right in the game even its like over ten thousand miles away. Always do thank you guys for keeping me close to the game status. Keep up the good works."

Asif Rahman: "If Isam's tweet is accurate, Bangladesh are going in with a thin upper order between #'s 2 and 4. Wonder if it would have made more sense to throw Naeem in there somewhere."

Lawrence: "This is perfect watching in NZ, 4:30pm start..... bring on night test cricket I say"

Samriddha: "Why did they choose Doug Bracewell ahead of Neil Wagner ? On these pitches Wagner's relentless big hearted bowling would have been better as only two pacers are selected. Also will this match be telecast live in India?" It's an interesting decision by Mike Hesson. Bracewell's recent batting exploits on New Zealand A's Indian and Sri Lankan tour may have helped him get the nod. This match is currently not being broadcast in India for all of you asking.

Andy: "I am really surprised the BD left out Mahmudullah, he has played really well against us before and even has a century against us. I hope his replacement is up to it." Leaves the Bangladeshi batting line-up thinner as well with a debutant playing alongside a pair of top-order batsmen playing their second and fourth Tests respectively.

Ben: "It's a good XI for NZ. But tough on Wagner, played well against England and misses out just because he's a left hander. With both Anderson and Boult being lefties, it was between Gillespie and Bracewell."

9.00am All the key information is now flowing in after the toss, which has been won by the visitors and New Zealand have had little hesitation in batting first.

The weather at the moment appears to be clear in Chittagong so we are confident of an on-time start.

Isam has the team lineups for us and as expected New Zealand play the two debutants Anderson and Sodhi (congratulations to both of them) with Tom Latham, Dean Brownlie, Neil Wagner and Mark Gillespie missing out.

The home side have a debutant of their own with Marshall Ayub expected to occupy the spot left vacant by the suspended former captain Mohammad Ashraful. Marshall has been a prolific scorer in both first-class cricket and the Dhaka leagues so this is a well-deserved call-up. Anamul Haque will play his second Test while those to miss out are Naeem Islam, Al-Amin Hossain and, in what must have been a tough decision for the Bangladeshi think-tank, Mahmudullah Riyad. Abdur Razzak comes in for his first Test in more than two years since facing Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club in August 2011.

8.45am Hello and welcome to the very first day of a Test series which has been eagerly awaited (more so than the Ashes) in smaller nations' cricketing circles. It's Day 1 of the 1st Test in this two-Test series between the hosts Bangladesh and New Zealand from the cricket ground in Chittagong named after a former Bangladeshi minister and participant in Bangladesh's 1971 independence movement, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury.

I'm Avi Singh (@MannerOfSpeakin on Twitter should you participate in the social mediasphere) and I will be taking you through the opening day's play whilst on the double duties of scoring and commentary.

Team lineups will be announced shortly but the word from the New Zealand camp is that there could be two new caps in the form of left-arm seaming all-rounder Corey Anderson and legspinner Ish Sodhi.

ESPNcricinfo's busiest staff member in the last few days has been their Bangladesh correspondent Mohammad Isam (@Isam84 on Twitter) and the first of his many pieces in the lead-up to this Test which you should view is the match preview.

First feedback of the day from Sharif concerns Bangladeshi team selection: "Razzak should included in the test. I want to see him against Taylor."

Neil: "The series may not have been as eagerly awaited as the ashes but it'll probably be a closer match."

Maruf H. is one of many passionate Bangladeshis tuning in to our live coverage from all around the globe: ""(more so than the Ashes)" You got that right, Avi! My heart is pounding 100 miles per hour! I could jump up and down like I'm monkey dancing to the drum. I am a cricket fan, Bangladesh cricket fan!!! And this is the ultimate form of cricket!! Lets go BD!!!"

Sajjad's plans have become a victim of the notorious political situation in Dhaka: "I was planning to watch the fight between NZ & BD sitting in the stadium. However I had to change the plan due to our political condition. It is time for BD to show some progress on the paper instead of talking too much."

Kallol: "This is 11 PM in New York, and we are eagerly waiting to see BD playing against NZ. We hope BD will repeat the success they had in ODI last time NZ was visiting."

0.1

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, Robiul's first delivery is a very gentle, slow loosener down leg and Fulton plays a lazy flick which can't catch up with the ball

0.2

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, fuller outside off and swinging away and Fulton shoulders arms

0.3

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, Robiul brings this closer to the stumps and the length sees Fulton go back to shoulder arms once more as the ball gently swings away

0.4

Robiul Islam to Fulton, 1 run, well-taken single from Fulton to open his account, gets forward to a full ball on off and defends with soft hands under the eyes into the covers before setting off immediately after spotting that the ball was to the left of cover

Left-hander Rutherford on strike

0.5

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, 2 runs, Rutherford is up and running with a nicely-timed clip to a full ball on the pads which goes past square leg, the slow outfield limits the scoring to a couple

0.6

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, no run, angled across the left-hander and Rutherford watches it pass by

Rubel Hossain, seeking to improve on a Test bowling average of 74, to share the new ball

End of over 1 (3 runs) New Zealand 3/0

    • HD Rutherford 2 (2b)
    • PG Fulton 1 (4b)
    • Robiul Islam 1-0-3-0
1.1

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, Fulton gets forward and comfortably defends a full ball on off back to the bowler

1.2

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, a touch faster on middle and Fulton squeezes it out in ungainly fashion to square leg

1.3

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, this nips back into Fulton and strikes him on the pad but is heading well down leg

1.4

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, goes back to defend a good length ball on off stump

1.5

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, 1 run, Fulton tucks a full ball on the pads to the right of mid-on to get off strike

1.6

Rubel Hossain to Rutherford, no run, comes wider of the crease and the resulting angle across the left-handed Rutherford means the batsman does not have to play it

End of over 2 (1 run) New Zealand 4/0

    • HD Rutherford 2 (3b)
    • PG Fulton 2 (9b)
    • Rubel Hossain 1-0-1-0
    • Robiul Islam 1-0-3-0
2.1

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, fifth stump line requires no action from Fulton

2.2

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, gets forward and defends near the pitch and sets off thinking of a single but the bowler is alert to the possibility and prevents it

2.3

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, this is on the stumps but no movement and Fulton calmly plays it down to mid-on

2.4

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, this swings away outside off and Fulton thinks of playing a stroke before withdrawing the bat

2.5

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, short and wide and Fulton cuts firmly but cannot beat the point fielder

2.6

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, this is wide of off and swings wider, poor ball but it goes unpunished as Fulton decides not to try and strain for it, maiden over for Robiul

End of over 3 (maiden) New Zealand 4/0

    • PG Fulton 2 (15b)
    • HD Rutherford 2 (3b)
    • Robiul Islam 2-1-3-0
    • Rubel Hossain 1-0-1-0
3.1

Rubel Hossain to Rutherford, no run, goes back and defends solidly down to mid-off. New Zealand openers looking untroubled so far, Bangladeshi bowlers struggling to extract life from both the ball and the surface

3.2

Rubel Hossain to Rutherford, FOUR, Rutherford gets and across and lays into a cover drive to a half-volley outside off and despite the slow outfield, there is enough power for the game to see its first boundary

3.3

Rubel Hossain to Rutherford, 3 runs, half-volley on off again and Rutherford punches past mid-off who dived but could only get a hand to it, the ball rolls down the incline and allows a third to be taken

3.4

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, full on middle and Fulton plays it with an angled bat towards mid-on where the fielder mops up

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, 1 run, Fulton prods forward nervously to a good length ball and stabs it off the inner half of the blade down to deep fine leg

3.6

Rubel Hossain to Rutherford, no run, ball keeps low on off as Rutherford gets on his haunches to defend

End of over 4 (8 runs) New Zealand 12/0

    • HD Rutherford 9 (7b 1x4)
    • PG Fulton 3 (17b)
    • Rubel Hossain 2-0-9-0
    • Robiul Islam 2-1-3-0
4.1

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, short ball on middle which seems to sit up but actuall sticks in the pitch a touch and Fulton completely mistimes the pull to square leg

4.2

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, left alone as this is pushed well outside off

4.3

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, good length on middle and hops back to defend

4.4

Robiul Islam to Fulton, 1 run, Fulton is exposing himself with the forward press, plants the front foot on middle and has to play around the pad to eke the ball out into the leg side

4.5

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, no run, nonsensical from Robiul as Rutherford blocks a full ball back to him. With Rutherford not even attempting to leave his crease, Rubel flings the ball back and it rebounds off Rutherford's blade down to third man but the NZ batsmen decline to run., rather sporting of them

4.6

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, no run, down leg and Rutherford looks to leave but the ball clips the pad and rolls to the fine leg fence, dead ball called due to no shot offered

Abdur Razzak on as Rubel Hossain is yanked after only 2 overs

End of over 5 (1 run) New Zealand 13/0

    • HD Rutherford 9 (9b 1x4)
    • PG Fulton 4 (21b)
    • Robiul Islam 3-1-4-0
    • Rubel Hossain 2-0-9-0
5.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, outside off and turns away a touch, left alone

5.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defends into the ground off the inner edge behind square

5.3

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, pushed through on leg and Fulton defends in front of his pad to mid-on

5.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, flighted outside off and Fulton sought to drive aggressively but ended up groping with the length held back a touch, missed completely

5.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defends a full, flat ball on middle back down the pitch

5.6

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, fourth stump line outside off, bit of bounce from a good length as Fulton shoulders arms. First-up maiden for Abdur Razzak

End of over 6 (maiden) New Zealand 13/0

    • PG Fulton 4 (27b)
    • HD Rutherford 9 (9b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 1-1-0-0
    • Robiul Islam 3-1-4-0
6.1

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, no run, bangs in a short ball which barely rises above stump height as it goes down leg, Rutherford bent his back to duck but had to do little else

6.2

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, no run, good length on middle and leg with a hint of inswing to the left-hander, defends to mid-on

6.3

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, 2 leg byes, down leg again and Rutherford misses the flick, ball clips the thigh pad and rolls amiably down to fine leg where Shakib al Hasan is cheered madly as he fields the ball

Round the wicket to the southpaw comes Robiul

6.4

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, no run, Rutherford reaches and mistimes a drive into the covers

6.5

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, no run, tries to bang it in short and the ball embarrassingly barely gets up to waist height as Rutherford goes back to punch into the covers. Pitch looks a fast bowler's graveyard as Dennis Lillee once famously said of Pakistani pitches

6.6

Robiul Islam to Rutherford, no run, defends solidly back to the bowler

End of over 7 (2 runs, maiden) New Zealand 15/0

    • HD Rutherford 9 (15b 1x4)
    • PG Fulton 4 (27b)
    • Robiul Islam 4-2-4-0
    • Abdur Razzak 1-1-0-0
7.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, tossed up on off and safely defended on the bounce to silly mid-off

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, goes back to a full ball on middle and awkwardly jammed out backward of point

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defends to leg

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, flat and fast on the pads and blocked

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, again on leg and Fulton can easily play this down

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, Fulton defends on middle with uneasy hands

Do check out Isam's piece on Shakib al Hasan here where Isam contends that Shakib is to Bangladesh what Imran Khan and Sir Garfield Sobers were to Pakistan and West Indies respectively

End of over 8 (maiden) New Zealand 15/0

    • PG Fulton 4 (33b)
    • HD Rutherford 9 (15b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 2-2-0-0
    • Robiul Islam 4-2-4-0

Twin spin attack now with Sohag Gazi on

8.1

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, goes back and defends to leg

8.2

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, 2 leg byes, slides down leg and flicks the pad and rolls fine

8.3

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, FOUR, poor ball on leg, sits up for Rutherford to flick powerfully past backward square leg and defy both the fielder and the outfield

8.4

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, outside off and left alone as Rutherford closely watches

8.5

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, 2 runs, goes back and punches a quicker ball through cover point

8.6

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, 2 runs, again down leg and clipped down to long leg, eight from Sohag's first over

End of over 9 (10 runs) New Zealand 25/0

    • HD Rutherford 17 (21b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 4 (33b)
    • Sohag Gazi 1-0-8-0
    • Abdur Razzak 2-2-0-0
9.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, forward and defends under his eyes, some turn but slow

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, outside off and turns away a touch as Fulton refrains from offering a shot

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, this keeps low! short of a length outside off but slides through at shin height and beats Fulton's attempted punch

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defends to leg

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, FOUR, element of risk but Fulton finally scores off Razzak by getting down and sweeping off middle past fine leg, that won't discourage the bowler though

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, pushed through outside off, Fulton lets the arm ball through to the Bangladesh keep and captain

End of over 10 (4 runs) New Zealand 29/0

    • PG Fulton 8 (39b 1x4)
    • HD Rutherford 17 (21b 2x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 3-2-4-0
    • Sohag Gazi 1-0-8-0
10.1

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, gets forward on off to defend, Gazi left-arm over to the left-hander

10.2

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, goes back and tucks to midwicket, slow pitch affording the batsmen plenty of time to adjust

10.3

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, gets forward and defends firmly past silly mid-off into the covers

10.4

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, pushed through outside off and left alone as it turns away

10.5

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, goes back and stabs out a full ball which doesn't bounce again

10.6

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, again keeps low but this is outside off and left alone

End of over 11 (maiden) New Zealand 29/0

    • HD Rutherford 17 (27b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 8 (39b 1x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 2-1-8-0
    • Abdur Razzak 3-2-4-0
11.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, gets forward to defend on middle

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defends to leg with soft hands

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, beaten outside off as he backs away and looks to punch off the back foot, would be well advised to shelve that stroke and movement

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, tucked off the pads fine

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, works from outside off to midwicket

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, flicked off the hip to backward square

End of over 12 (1 run) New Zealand 30/0

    • HD Rutherford 17 (29b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 9 (43b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 4-2-5-0
    • Sohag Gazi 2-1-8-0
12.1

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, props forward and safely defends

12.2

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, on middle and leg and played to short leg on the bounce

12.3

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, worked off the pads to fine leg

12.4

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, goes back to a very full ball and has to jam it out, Fulton an lbw candidate with that movement

12.5

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends edgily off middle stump towards point

12.6

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, 1 run, poor ball on leg which is tucked out to the sweeper at midwicket

End of over 13 (1 run) New Zealand 31/0

    • PG Fulton 10 (49b 1x4)
    • HD Rutherford 17 (29b 2x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 3-1-9-0
    • Abdur Razzak 4-2-5-0
13.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defends solidly off the front foot

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, full and driven towards mid-off and they run well on the fielder's arm

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, worked off the kneeroll to backward square

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, some bounce this time as Rutherford is surprised but manages to softly play it down out of short leg's reach

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, gets down and sweeps to fine leg where Mominul Haque gets down to prevent runs with a wholehearted dive

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run

End of over 14 (1 run) New Zealand 32/0

    • HD Rutherford 17 (33b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 11 (51b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 5-2-6-0
    • Sohag Gazi 3-1-9-0
14.1

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends on off

14.2

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, gets forward and across and defends with the turn to leg

14.3

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, worked off middle and leg to fine leg on the 45

14.4

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends back to the bowler

14.5

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, fired down leg and Fulton misses out with his attempted sweep

14.6

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends back down the pitch

Alex: "@Samriddha, Bracewell gives the bowling attack variation, Wagner, Boult and also Anderson would mean 3 left arm seamers."

Ben: "I think Sodhi has a big future, but he shouldn't be playing test cricket yet. He hasn't produced the goods at either First Class or A level, and by many accounts was outbowled by his fellow leggie Todd Astle on the recent A tour. I still wish him all the best though."

End of over 15 (maiden) New Zealand 32/0

    • PG Fulton 11 (57b 1x4)
    • HD Rutherford 17 (33b 2x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 4-2-9-0
    • Abdur Razzak 5-2-6-0
15.1

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, 2 runs, tucked off the pads fine by Rutherford who has been the more fluent of this pair so far

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, 1 run, flicked off the pads to the sweep on the leg side

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defends under his eyes to leg

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defends on off

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, arm ball fired in down leg and Fulton helps it to deep backward square with the angle

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, harmless ball outside off played back to the bowler

Welcome Marc: "You do have at least one New Zealand supporter tuning in from Costa Rica, thanks for the ball by ball coverage..."

End of over 16 (4 runs) New Zealand 36/0

    • HD Rutherford 20 (36b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 12 (60b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 6-2-10-0
    • Sohag Gazi 4-2-9-0
16.1

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, 2 leg byes, turns down leg and beats the bat but hits the pad and rolls fine

16.2

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends on leg down

16.3

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, Fulton shuffles forward and across and defends softly into the covers

16.4

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, goes back and flicks straight to fine leg, Fulton disappointed to miss out there

16.5

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, Sohag screams out an appeal as he fired this down leg and Fulton was beaten on the sweep, always looked to be going down leg. No DRS in this series if you weren't aware

16.6

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run

Ali Ahmed: "i m waiting to see how Trent Boult will bowl. among the new upcoming bowlers all around the world he s most talented as he can swing the ball both ways, reminds me of Muhammad Amir."

Musharraf Hossain: "I think the announced Bangladesh team for this particular test is fully perfect and well balanced. Everyone deserves everything but Marshall Ayub have earned it, surprised to see Mahmudullah out of the team . but his presence in Mominul's spot could have made it the strongest 11 of Bangladesh in any given test for sure. But lets keep our fingers crossed and hope for the right outcomes. Needlessto say Lets have a battle New Zealand; indeed a hard fought one"

Gavin Singh: "In good old Georgetown following on cricinfo this is real cricket.... Cannot wait for next weekend to see Ban u19 vs WI u 19 at Albion Cricket Ground here in Guyana ..... How many out there know that ODIs were played there in the early eighties?"

End of over 17 (2 runs, maiden) New Zealand 38/0

    • PG Fulton 12 (66b 1x4)
    • HD Rutherford 20 (36b 2x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 5-3-9-0
    • Abdur Razzak 6-2-10-0
17.1

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, Rutherford beaten as he goes neither forward nor back and prods at one outside off but is beaten

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, flicked with the spin to midwicket

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, FOUR, short on off and Rutherford plays a sweep--pull powerfully backward of square

17.4

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, worked off leg to backward square, some drift for Razzak

17.5

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, no run, again worked off middle and leg to the fielder on the edge of the ring

17.6

Abdur Razzak to Rutherford, 1 run, goes back and punches into the covers for an easy rotation

Josh has the right idea: "I'm another on here as kiwi fan! I enjoy the dual experience of television and ball-by-ball. The commentary and banter are infinitely better on ESPNcricinfo."

Ankur Chaturvedi: "BCCI is criticized for its reluctance on DRS.... why have BCB and NZC not implemented it in this series?" Too expensive for the BCB

caleb: "Must be hard doing the commentary with spinners on both ends taking 2 minutes an over #burningfingers" Donations of buckets of ice from feedbackers are always welcomed by those manning the ESPNcricinfo commentary and scoring desks...

Jacinth Gutla lobs up a red herring: "Craig Cachopa toyed with spinners last Saturday [in Auckland club cricket]. Why isn't he in the side, considering there will be a lot of spin in Bangladesh?"

David: "If memory serves correctly, the last two specialist legspinners to play a test for NZ have only played one each: Todd Astle & the ill-fated Greg Loveridge. Hopefully Sodhi's international career will fare better..." Brooke Walker played five Tests for New Zealand after the millennium

Attritional cricket but New Zealand will be happy they have reached drinks unscathed. Bangladesh have turned to their spinners very early but the wicket looks to be offering little by way of assistance for the seamers or purchase for the spinners so they could be in for a long day in the field

End of over 18 (5 runs) New Zealand 43/0

    • HD Rutherford 25 (42b 3x4)
    • PG Fulton 12 (66b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 7-2-15-0
    • Sohag Gazi 5-3-9-0
18.1

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, forward outside off to defend

18.2

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, shows the full face of the blade in defence

18.3

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, goes back to a full ball and has to jam it out hurriedly. Should be coming forward

18.4

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, SIX, Rutherford breaks the shackles by charging down the track and lofting a good length ball over the long-off boundary, struck sweetly

18.5

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, outside off and looks to cut, beaten and Mushfiqur can't collect

18.6

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, pushed down leg and beats the batsman's flick, loud appeal for caught behind from keeper and bowler elicits no interest from the standing umpire

Bangladesh's Garfield Sobers, Shakib al Hasan, comes on

End of over 19 (6 runs) New Zealand 49/0

    • HD Rutherford 31 (48b 3x4 1x6)
    • PG Fulton 12 (66b 1x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 6-3-15-0
    • Abdur Razzak 7-2-15-0
19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, pushes his first ball from around the wicket well down leg past the sweep

19.2

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

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, nicely flighted on middle and off and dropped on the pitch by Fulton

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, Fulton's bat didn't come down straight there, horizontally jams down on a ball on off

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, forward to push to short cover

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, temptingly flights one outside off and Fulton refuses to take the bait, maiden first-up for Shakib

End of over 20 (maiden) New Zealand 49/0

    • PG Fulton 12 (72b 1x4)
    • HD Rutherford 31 (48b 3x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-1-0-0
    • Sohag Gazi 6-3-15-0
20.1

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, flighted outside off but left alone

20.2

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, forward and defends a ball on fourth stump

20.3

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, 1 run, arm ball is fired down leg and tucked fine to bring up the 50 stand between this opening pair

20.4

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, worked to midwicket from leg stump

20.5

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, comes down the track and yorks himself and has to jam it back to the bowler

20.6

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, 1 run, full on middle and leg and goes back to work to deep cow corner

End of over 21 (2 runs) New Zealand 51/0

    • PG Fulton 13 (75b 1x4)
    • HD Rutherford 32 (51b 3x4 1x6)
    • Sohag Gazi 7-3-17-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-1-0-0
21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, FOUR, Fulton gets down and paddles a ball on middle and leg very fine and it rolls to the fine leg fence

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, defends on middle

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, again defends under the eyes on middle

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, flighted outside off, Fulton reaches out to defend after not getting to the pitch

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, this time he moves across a touch to defend within his body

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, fired through flat outside off and left alone

Maddy: "New Zealand has always been a team, I watch out for.. Their run in recent times had been patchy though, still gives a pleasant feeling to watch them play in any format of the game..but the NZ team which i liked the most was under Stephen Fleming which had the greats like Astle, Cairns, Mac Millan, Parore, Harris, Vettori, Sinclair, Horne, Nash, Oram and so on.. That was a compac team and had all class to be the topmost in the world.. Well Memories are to be Cherished !!!"

Imtiaz Risha: "If you need to bring on spinning duo so early, how and when will you utilise your fast bowler duo. This could be a million dollar question for the ground curator, who has recently re-engineered the entire ground including the pitches."

End of over 22 (4 runs) New Zealand 55/0

    • PG Fulton 17 (81b 2x4)
    • HD Rutherford 32 (51b 3x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-1-4-0
    • Sohag Gazi 7-3-17-0
22.1

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, goes back and punches to cover

22.2

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, 2 runs, goes back to cut after initially looking to go forward and it goes past the ring

22.3

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, no run, defends to leg

22.4

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, OUT, and out of nowhere Gazi strikes! Rutherford didn't move the feet much and looked to launch it over mid-off but it skewed off the outer edge to Razzak at mid-off. Rutherford throws away a good start on a placid pitch and the hosts are ecstatic

HD Rutherford c Abdur Razzak b Sohag Gazi 34 (79m 55b 3x4 1x6) SR: 61.81

22.5

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends to leg after having crossed ends during the Rutherford dismissal

22.6

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends to midwicket off the back foot

End of over 23 (2 runs) New Zealand 57/1

    • PG Fulton 17 (83b 2x4)
    • KS Williamson 0 (0b)
    • Sohag Gazi 8-3-19-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-1-4-0
23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, FOUR, exquisite back-foot drive by Williamson, the new batsman, opens his account from the very first ball with a boundary as he rocked back and played this straight off middle and leg

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, no run, leaves alone a wider one outside off which extracts some turn

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, no run, defends under his eyes on middle

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, no run, Williamson props forward early and has the bat in place before the ball reaches and is eventually deadbatted

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, FOUR, another delectable stroke brings Williamson his second boundary, goes back and wristily flicked through the midwicket region

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, no run, softly plays a ball outside off down towards slip without any danger attached

End of over 24 (8 runs) New Zealand 65/1

    • KS Williamson 8 (6b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 17 (83b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-1-12-0
    • Sohag Gazi 8-3-19-1
24.1

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, played down to short leg

24.2

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, 1 run, Fulton eases a full ball on middle and leg out to the sweeper

24.3

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, shuffles across to defend softly

24.4

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, goes back to a full ball and defends with a hint of jab backward of point

24.5

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, pushed through flat on leg and Williamson is squared up but readjusts quickly to defend

24.6

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, pushed through down leg and played down to short leg

End of over 25 (1 run) New Zealand 66/1

    • KS Williamson 8 (10b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 18 (85b 2x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 9-3-20-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-1-12-0
25.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, Razzak is back replacing Shakib and makes Fulton defend to leg

25.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, goes back to defend and gets a thick inside edge which rolls fine

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, Williamson attractively drives but finds cover

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, goes back to defend to off

25.5

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, goes back to cut but finds point

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, forward to defend to cover

End of over 26 (1 run) New Zealand 67/1

    • KS Williamson 8 (14b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 19 (87b 2x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 8-2-16-0
    • Sohag Gazi 9-3-20-1
26.1

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, 1 run, wristily flicked from middle stump to deep backward square

26.2

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, defends to off with a hint of leading edge as he initially looked to play straighter

26.3

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, forward to defend to leg

26.4

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, again shuffles in his crease before defending

26.5

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, chips down the track to a flat one which forces him into defence quickly

26.6

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, pushed through down leg and worked to fine leg

End of over 27 (1 run) New Zealand 68/1

    • KS Williamson 8 (19b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 20 (88b 2x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 10-3-21-1
    • Abdur Razzak 8-2-16-0
27.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, good length ball on off which Fulton jams down to mid-off

27.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, goes back to a full one on middle and jabbed away

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, misses out on a flighted, overpitched delivery which is drilled to cover

27.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defends to the close-in fielder on the off side

27.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, FOUR, goes back and heaves a pull off a short ball on leg and sends it over the infield to the midwicket boundary

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, forward to defend once more

End of over 28 (4 runs) New Zealand 72/1

    • PG Fulton 24 (94b 3x4)
    • KS Williamson 8 (19b 2x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 9-2-20-0
    • Sohag Gazi 10-3-21-1
28.1

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, pushed through down leg and worked to fine leg on the 45

28.2

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, 1 run, dragged down short and Williamson heaves the pull out to deep square, was aiming to beat the fielder there

28.3

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, goes back to defend to mid-on

28.4

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, worked from off to short midwicket

28.5

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, FOUR, loose ball down leg and Fulton cashes in on this occasion with a full-blooded sweep to the fine leg rope

28.6

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, 1 run, goes back and clipped to the sweeper at cow corner

End of over 29 (6 runs) New Zealand 78/1

    • PG Fulton 29 (98b 4x4)
    • KS Williamson 9 (21b 2x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 11-3-27-1
    • Abdur Razzak 9-2-20-0
29.1

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, back on after a very brief two-over spell first thing in the morning, Rubel puts it on a good length outside off and Fulton punches to mid-off

29.2

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, good length on off with some angle in and Fulton plays to mid-off against the angle

29.3

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, 1 run, good length outside off, Fulton moves across cleverly and taps that on its head into the point area and sets off immediately with Williamson responding positively

29.4

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, no run, leaves a good length ball on a fifth stump line alone

29.5

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, no run, again watches it pass through without engaging his backswing

29.6

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, no run, this time he defends on off solidly

End of over 30 (1 run) New Zealand 79/1

    • KS Williamson 9 (24b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 30 (101b 4x4)
    • Rubel Hossain 3-0-10-0
    • Sohag Gazi 11-3-27-1
30.1

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, 1 run, clipped off the pads to the side of the backward square leg fielder

30.2

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, forward and across on bent knee to defend to leg

30.3

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, defends a full ball on off down the pitch

30.4

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, turns in a bit from outside off and Williamson jams down on it under the eys, could have come forward there

30.5

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, clipped off the pads down to short leg

30.6

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, beaten outside off looking to punch through the covers off the back foot, this ball just slid on, looked to be the arm ball

End of over 31 (1 run) New Zealand 80/1

    • KS Williamson 9 (29b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 31 (102b 4x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 12-3-28-1
    • Rubel Hossain 3-0-10-0
31.1

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, goes back to defend to midwicket

31.2

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, Fulton moves back and across and back-foot drives to cover but just seemed to lose his shape a touch at the point of impact and as a result the timing is lacking

31.3

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, 2 runs, shuffles across and clips this wide of sweeper at deep midwicket

31.4

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, FOUR, banged in short and this is the first such ball to be worthy of the name, Fulton was hurried into a poorly controlled hook which was top-edged down to the fine leg fence which was vacant

31.5

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run

31.6

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, no run, forced back to defend on leg by a good length ball

Ravi: "Quick question... I see that NZ has Fulton and Rutherford at the top. Can someone tell me where the likes of Rob Nicol, Tim McIntosh, and Martin Guptill are?" Rob Nicol remains on the fringes of the limited-overs sides and continues to rack up runs for Canterbury in domestic cricket. Tim McIntosh has an Auckland contract but has not always retained his place even in the first-class format whilst Martin Guptill is currently recovering from a long-term ankle injury as well as a fracture in his right little finger sustained during the Caribbean Premier League

End of over 32 (6 runs) New Zealand 86/1

    • PG Fulton 37 (108b 5x4)
    • KS Williamson 9 (29b 2x4)
    • Rubel Hossain 4-0-16-0
    • Sohag Gazi 12-3-28-1
32.1

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, worked to leg

32.2

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, pushed through on off and defends down the pitch

32.3

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, 2 runs, goes back to a full, flighted ball outside off and half-dabs, half-edges down to third man

32.4

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, defends to leg

32.5

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, forward and played to leg once more

32.6

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, comes around the wicket and played down from the leg line to short leg

End of over 33 (2 runs) New Zealand 88/1

    • KS Williamson 11 (35b 2x4)
    • PG Fulton 37 (108b 5x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 13-3-30-1
    • Rubel Hossain 4-0-16-0
33.1

Rubel Hossain to Fulton, 1 run, worked off the pads to deep backward square

33.2

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, no run, defends off the back foot to cover, good length ball on fourth stump

33.3

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, no run, solidly defends under his eyes on off

33.4

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, no run, left alone outside off

33.5

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, FOUR, banged in outside off, sits up and Williamson cuts fiercely through backward point and finds the boundary

33.6

Rubel Hossain to Williamson, no run, goes back and punches to point

End of over 34 (5 runs) New Zealand 93/1

    • KS Williamson 15 (40b 3x4)
    • PG Fulton 38 (109b 5x4)
    • Rubel Hossain 5-0-21-0
    • Sohag Gazi 13-3-30-1
34.1

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends on off down the pitch

34.2

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, pushed through on leg and defended off the back foot

34.3

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends off the back foot down the pitch

34.4

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, tries to work this around the corner off the back foot but finds backward square

34.5

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends down under the eyes to leg

34.6

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, pushed through outside off and left alone to end a productive session for the visitors from the "Shaky Isles"

11.30am: 35 overs have been bowled in this opening session by Bangladesh's typically spin-heavy attack but it is the New Zealanders who will be the happier at lunch having amassed 93 runs for the loss of only Hamish Rutherford, who looked to have found a good tempo until he recklessly sliced Sohag Gazi to the off-spinner's left-arm counterpart Abdur Razzak. Peter Fulton and Kane Williamson have been more circumspect but have looked in little danger whilst the Bangladeshi bowlers have been tidy but lacking in bite (although the over-rate has been excellent, a refreshing change from the slowdown tactics employed during the last Ashes). We'll see how they respond in 40 minutes time at 12.10pm after what can only be described as a remarkably early 'lunch'. While you chew the fat or something edible I'll leave you with this from Jordan: "Personally, I can't see the New Zealand bowlers being as dull as the Bangladesh ones. It could be down to the pitch as well, but theres not been much variation or actual wicket taking balls. You'd have to think NZ have a lot more variation in both spin and pace in this match and bowlers who will constantly trouble the batsman. Atm NZ are just cruising, other than the stupid shot attempt by Rutherford there hasn't been any dangerous threats from the bowlers." See you in 40 minutes after I've iced my fingers!

End of over 35 (maiden) New Zealand 93/1

    • PG Fulton 38 (115b 5x4)
    • KS Williamson 15 (40b 3x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 14-4-30-1
    • Rubel Hossain 5-0-21-0

12.10pm Welcome back to the second session. Isam says that there is a 'crowd building up on the eastern galleries. Not much on the west'. In the meantime there's been a tight Ryobi One-Day Cup match between South Australia and Tasmania going on. Looks set for a close finish.

Meanwhile back in Chittagong it's Abdur Razzak to open up after lunch

35.1

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, defends on off

35.2

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, defends to off

35.3

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, goes back to a shorter length delivery on middle and punches to mid-off

35.4

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, completely mistimes an attempted pull as the ball keeps low from a short length

35.5

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, defends under the eyes into the off side

35.6

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, nicely flighted outside off and makes Williamson wait and wait some more before he eases it into the covers

End of over 36 (maiden) New Zealand 93/1

    • KS Williamson 15 (46b 3x4)
    • PG Fulton 38 (115b 5x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 10-3-20-0
    • Sohag Gazi 14-4-30-1
36.1

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, leaves a good length ball outside off alone as Robiul opens up after lunch

36.2

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, goes chasing a wide awayswinger and is fortunate not to lay bat on that

36.3

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, reaches out once more and slices a drive into the covers

Andy: "Not a bad platform to start with, hopefully New Zealand can up the tempo after lunch and have 300+ on the board by the end of the day."

James: "It makes me angry how blunt Rahim (or any other Bangladeshi captain) always is with his spin attack. He only bowled 4 overs with Robiul when 2 of those were maidens. He didn't let his only 2 seamers get into any sort of rhythm. Secondly, he did not help his fast bowlers by getting rid of all of the slips by 3rd over as if it was a ODI match. He brought in spinners as early as the 6th over! You have to be subtle about it. Otherwise you won't be effective. You can't expect them to just crumble against your not so world class spin attack."

36.4

Robiul Islam to Fulton, 1 run, strays onto the pads and worked to long leg

36.5

Robiul Islam to Williamson, no run, leaves a wide ball outside off alone

36.6

Robiul Islam to Williamson, no run, gentle seamer outside off which Williamson is not bothered with

End of over 37 (1 run) New Zealand 94/1

    • KS Williamson 15 (48b 3x4)
    • PG Fulton 39 (119b 5x4)
    • Robiul Islam 5-2-5-0
    • Abdur Razzak 10-3-20-0
37.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, gets forward to defend to off

37.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, rocks back and attractively punches a back-foot drive but unfortunately cannot beat the fielder

37.3

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, gets forward and defends solidly to the bowler

37.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, shortish on leg and worked to the right of Rubel Hossain at mid-on who puts a full-length dive in to prevent a boundary

37.5

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, flights this one on off and Williamson drives inside out to cover

37.6

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, defends back down the pitch with soft hands

End of over 38 (1 run) New Zealand 95/1

    • KS Williamson 15 (50b 3x4)
    • PG Fulton 40 (123b 5x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 11-3-21-0
    • Robiul Islam 5-2-5-0
38.1

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, attempts to bang it in but the ball doesn't get up and that results in Fulton toe-ending his attempted punch through the covers

38.2

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, harmless delivery pushed outside off and drifting wider as Fulton withholds his bat

38.3

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, better line and length as this is brought back closer to the stumps but Fulton is still not required to play

38.4

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, beaten outside off by a good length ball which doesn't get up, this pitch's bounce is inconsistent reflecting its maiden usage in this Test

38.5

Robiul Islam to Fulton, FOUR, short and wide again and this one does sit up and Fulton takes full advantage with a punishing back foot push which speeds through the covers

38.6

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, banged in short but very wide outside off and Fulton just leaves it be

End of over 39 (4 runs) New Zealand 99/1

    • PG Fulton 44 (129b 6x4)
    • KS Williamson 15 (50b 3x4)
    • Robiul Islam 6-2-9-0
    • Abdur Razzak 11-3-21-0
39.1

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, FOUR, short and wide of off and Williamson gleefully cuts this to the point boundary, bad balls being dispatched consummately by the tourists

100 up for the visitors as well with that stroke

39.2

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, worked down to leg

39.3

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, props forward to defend to off

39.4

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, goes back and pushes to cover

39.5

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, dances down the track to defend to mid-on

39.6

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, 3 runs, touch too short once more and glided away through the covers, Tamim does well to haul it in near the rope

End of over 40 (7 runs) New Zealand 106/1

    • KS Williamson 22 (56b 4x4)
    • PG Fulton 44 (129b 6x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 12-3-28-0
    • Robiul Islam 6-2-9-0
40.1

Robiul Islam to Williamson, no run, full on off and Williamson almost decides to withdraw before defending to gully using the base of his blade

40.2

Robiul Islam to Williamson, no run, goes back to defend to mid-on

40.3

Robiul Islam to Williamson, 1 run, deep cover is out now as Williamson gets across and pats a good length ball on a sixth stump line into the deep

40.4

Robiul Islam to Fulton, 1 run, tries to bang it in short but this pitch seems very unwilling to accede to pace bowlers' requests and Fulton toe-ends a pull to deep backward square

40.5

Robiul Islam to Williamson, 1 run, gets forward and nicely bisects cover and mid-off with a well-timed drive to a half-volley on off

40.6

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, drives down to mid-off

Jhinuk: "@James: check some 2010 games you will find out what is , "no so world class spin attack""

End of over 41 (3 runs) New Zealand 109/1

    • PG Fulton 45 (131b 6x4)
    • KS Williamson 24 (60b 4x4)
    • Robiul Islam 7-2-12-0
    • Abdur Razzak 12-3-28-0

Meanwhile at Sydney's Bankstown Oval, the home of Mark and Steve Waugh amongst others, Tasmania have beaten South Australia by 2 wickets with a ball to spare, Australian international Ben Laughlin the hero slamming 34* from just 17 balls

41.1

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, defends under the eyes on middle and leg and drops it at his feet

41.2

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, forward to defend softly to the close-in fielder on the off side

41.3

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, 1 run, goes back to cut but it keeps low outside off and he reaches in ungainly fashion to scrappily punch it wide of point

41.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, goes back and works to the right of midwicket, Mushfiqur sensed a run-out chance but Williamson was very alert

41.5

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, no run, goes back to defend to midwicket

41.6

Abdur Razzak to Williamson, 2 runs, goes back to a shortish ball outside off and late cuts nicely from deep in the crease down to third man

End of over 42 (4 runs) New Zealand 113/1

    • KS Williamson 27 (65b 4x4)
    • PG Fulton 46 (132b 6x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 13-3-32-0
    • Robiul Islam 7-2-12-0
42.1

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, another very loose ball well outside off which is fortunate not to be wided

42.2

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, defends to cover

42.3

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, beaten outside off as he goes down on bent knee for an extravagant cover drive to a ball not full enough in length

42.4

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, defends a full ball on middle and off to the bowler who fumbles as he attempts to intimidate the batsman by flinging the ball back at him, a practice that the game's lawmakers and enforcers should do more to proscribe

42.5

Robiul Islam to Fulton, 1 run, flicked off the pads to the midwicket sweeper, slower ball is picked easily as Fulton appears to have settled in for a long innings

42.6

Robiul Islam to Williamson, no run, full toss on middle played to mid-on, searching for the yorker there but unable to locate it

On comes Shakib to replace Razzak

End of over 43 (1 run) New Zealand 114/1

    • KS Williamson 27 (66b 4x4)
    • PG Fulton 47 (137b 6x4)
    • Robiul Islam 8-2-13-0
    • Abdur Razzak 13-3-32-0
43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, defended with the inside edge behind square on the leg side

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, gets forward to defend to off

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, fired down leg and hits the pad as he tries to help it on its way

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, round-arm action is more pronounced than usual from Shakib as this is defended to leg from the same line

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, outside off, tossed up but left alone

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, goes back and punches to point who ran across to cut it off

Shane: "@Jhinuk - yes, it was a great win for Bangladesh. 3 years ago. I think we can agree both sides are very different now, Bangladesh's spin attack being the most obvious example."

Andy: "@Jhinuk: Oh please that was 3 years ago, stop living in the past. You don't see New Zealand doing that with the loss of Fleming, Bond, Astle and Cairns. The West Indies have been living in the past since their glory days and look where it has gotten them with only Brian Lara and Chris Gayle being their bright spots since."

End of over 44 (maiden) New Zealand 114/1

    • PG Fulton 47 (143b 6x4)
    • KS Williamson 27 (66b 4x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-2-12-0
    • Robiul Islam 8-2-13-0
44.1

Robiul Islam to Williamson, 1 run, full toss on off is punched to mid-off who fires in a throw at the non-striker's end and concedes an overthrow, no chance of succeeding with that attempt

44.2

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, launches into a middled cover drive but picks out the fielder

44.3

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, Bill Lawry would say "it's all happening here!" after that delivery, which seemed to strike Fulton on the pad on leg as he looked to work it away from a good length, the appeal was turned down as it appeared to be missing but Fulton had wandered out and had to scramble back to beat the direct hit which he did. Replays show he appeared to inside edge it onto his pad

44.4

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, left alone outside off as proceedings return to the more sedate confines they have been placed in today

44.5

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, tries to work to leg but gets a leading edge which rolls through the grass to mid-off

44.6

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, squeezes out a full ball to the left of midwicket who runs across and with one hand plucks it to prevent a single

End of over 45 (1 run) New Zealand 115/1

    • PG Fulton 47 (148b 6x4)
    • KS Williamson 28 (67b 4x4)
    • Robiul Islam 9-2-14-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-2-12-0
45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, FOUR, short outside off, rocks back and cuts nicely through backward point to the fence

45.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, no run, defends to off as Shakib relocates his length

45.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, no run, goes back and dabs to backward point, bit shorter outside off

45.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, 1 run, shimmies down the track and worked to mid-on who is standing deeper than usual

45.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, defends a full ball into the covers with soft hands and is off quickly

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, 2 runs, clipped off the pads fine and Williamson scampers back to keep Fulton on strike for the next over

Sarthak: "@ Andy, should add Chanderpaul in that list, a man with over 10,000 test runs at a 50+ average. As far as test cricket is concerned new teams often take a long time to settle in. For instance NZ & even India."

Firoj: "Even in the 5 day of the test we will see many colours. 2010 and 2013, numbers of years have passed meanwhile....a lot of changes are visible in both the team. It is is tha just begining of the day. Not anything indicative right now. I hope for an intersting game... that's all. Good luck for both the team."

Mohsin Zunzunia: "@Andy, you don't see WI fans and players bragging about their history and realise where they stand today, so they are not living in the past, and they've had many bright spots, Chanders has almost as many Test runs as the whole Bangla team for example."

End of over 46 (8 runs) New Zealand 123/1

    • KS Williamson 35 (72b 5x4)
    • PG Fulton 48 (149b 6x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-2-20-0
    • Robiul Islam 9-2-14-0
46.1

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, leaves alone a ball outside off which almost rolls through to Mushfiqur behind the sticks

46.2

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, and agaisn, full but simply refuses to carry through at an acceptable height to the keeper. Sluggish pitch with inconsistent bounce

46.3

Robiul Islam to Fulton, no run, firmly clipped off the pads but straight to midwicket

46.4

Robiul Islam to Fulton, 1 run, goes back and punches to cover on the edge of the circle and simply runs anyway and easily makes it. Bangladesh seemingly focused on run prevention now as much as wicket taking

46.5

Robiul Islam to Williamson, no run, solidly defends a full ball on off in determinedly straight fashion back to the bowler

46.6

Robiul Islam to Williamson, 1 run, banged in short and Williamson essays a late cut to the cover point sweeper

Raj Kumar Bhandari: "Bangladesh are playing test today, but they have to play qualifier for t 20 world cup with associates country. grow up ICC & learn from FIFA." The Associate nations would disagree strongly and seem delighted with the opportunity to face off against two Test teams they believe they can beat

End of over 47 (2 runs) New Zealand 125/1

    • KS Williamson 36 (74b 5x4)
    • PG Fulton 49 (153b 6x4)
    • Robiul Islam 10-2-16-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-2-20-0
47.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, FOUR, goes back and again cuts nicely behind point and beats the fielder easily

47.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, FOUR, short on middle, doesn't get up but Williamson adjusts by converting his intended pull into a sweep and hammering it to the midwicket boundary all along the ground

47.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, no run, chips down the track and works it back to Shakib

47.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, no run, wristy clip off the back foot to midwicket

47.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, 2 runs, Williamson has almost caught up with Fulton now as he dabs this one past slip down to third man

47.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Williamson, no run, defends solidly to end an over which amassed 10 runs for the visitors

Gazi to take over from Robiul, whose figures have flattered him a little

End of over 48 (10 runs) New Zealand 135/1

    • KS Williamson 46 (80b 7x4)
    • PG Fulton 49 (153b 6x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-2-30-0
    • Robiul Islam 10-2-16-0
48.1

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, defends to leg as the ball is flighted on off

48.2

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, no run, lazy from Fulton as Gazi fires it wide of off and Fulton wafts off the back foot without moving across and misses

48.3

Sohag Gazi to Fulton, 1 run, gets forward and defends a ball on off with the outer edge into the off side and Williamson calls him through to reach his fifty, an attritional affair but he's performed a role and laid a platform for his side

48.4

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, worked off the back foot to leg

48.5

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, fired through on middle from wide of the crease and played down past short leg

48.6

Sohag Gazi to Williamson, no run, gets forward to defend on off

Banglaman: "Even if the Windies of the 80's or the Aussies of the 2000's were playing today, what matters in this match is how they play in THIS match. Why not enjoy the match rather than argue whether heritage is going to impact the result here?"

End of over 49 (1 run) New Zealand 136/1

    • KS Williamson 46 (83b 7x4)
    • PG Fulton 50 (156b 6x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 15-4-31-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-2-30-0
49.1

Marshall Ayub to Fulton, 2 runs, short long hop to start with which is punched to the cover sweeper's right

49.2

Marshall Ayub to Fulton, no run, draws the tall Fulton forward to defend by using his reach

49.3

Marshall Ayub to Fulton, 2 runs, fortunate to escape with this long hop on two counts as Fulton first smashed the cover off it but to the right of the sweeper who then almost missed the ball but fortunately had his foot in the way to prevent an embarrassing concession of a boundary

49.4

Marshall Ayub to Fulton, no run, defends off the back foot

49.5

Marshall Ayub to Fulton, no run, gets forward and defends to off, fuller length being located now by Marshall

49.6

Marshall Ayub to Fulton, 1 run, short outside off and Fulton goes back and drives to long-on as drinks are taken

New Zealand remain on top with Fulton reaching a fifty but taking the back seat as Williamson took charge and showed his prowess against spin. With the sun fully out, Bangladesh are beginning to look bereft but a red herring like Marshall may be just what they need

Kamrul offers an alternative view on the World T20 qualifier: "Anything can happen in a T20 Match. Afghanistan beating Bangladesh or the mighty India is not out of the cards. But, why the hosting nation need a qualifier?"

End of over 50 (5 runs) New Zealand 141/1

    • PG Fulton 55 (162b 6x4)
    • KS Williamson 46 (83b 7x4)
    • Marshall Ayub 1-0-5-0
    • Sohag Gazi 15-4-31-1
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