New Zealand in Bangladesh ODI Series - 1st ODI

Bangladesh v New Zealand

Bangladesh won by 43 runs (D/L method)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the first ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand. The last time these two teams played a series in Bangladesh, the home team won it comfortably by 4-0.

Rahim, captain of Bangladesh, feels that series line will be on the minds of New Zealand players and wants to remind them of it at every given opportunity

With the dew expected to play a part, both teams have stressed on the importance of having a good new ball attack. Bangladesh coach, Shane Jurgensen, says, "Bangladesh should depend less on their spinners in the death overs and their seamers need to build their fitness to last 50 overs"

Angoor says, "I think Bangladesh will win this series 3-1"

New Zealand have won the toss and are fielding

Team news:

Bangladesh : Shakib isn't playing as he is unwell. Zia ur Rahman, Shamsur Rahman and Al Amin Hossain are the other players not in the playing XI

New Zealand : Latham, Mills, Munro and Milne aren't in the playing XI

Avi Singh joining you now on the commentary desk today, looking forward to a close contest.

Isam reports from the SBNS that there is to be a 'one minute silence in memory of former Bangladesh offspinner Sheikh Salahuddin, who passed away at the age of 44 this morning.' Condolences to the family

Southee to Tamim Iqbal

0.1

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes back and defends

0.2

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, worked off the hips into the leg side to open his account

0.3

Southee to Anamul Haque, no run, Anamul is slow in getting forward to a pitched-up delivery on off before prodding it to cover

0.4

Southee to Anamul Haque, no run, beaten outside off as the length is a touch shorter and there is considerable movement and bounce away from Anamul's flailing blade

0.5

Southee to Anamul Haque, no run, gets forward on off and defends firmly this time

0.6

Southee to Anamul Haque, 1 run, gets forward and slices it down to third man

Wahid: "@Angoor : How could you win a series of 3 matches 3-1?"

Joshwin: "Colin Munro & Adam Milne should be playing these matched. They are the future of NZ cricket. They need to gain experience. The NZ squad looks very strong though. With the right squad rotation and player management, they should become a Limited Overs force"

End of over 1 (2 runs) Bangladesh 2/0
Anamul Haque    1* (4b)      TG Southee    1-0-2-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (2b)     

McClenaghan to open from the other end

1.1

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, short outside off and cut firmly in front of point

1.2

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, no run, full and swinging down leg as it strikes the pad outside leg

1.3

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, 1 wide, pushed wide of off and called

1.3

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, FOUR, beautifully stroked on bent knee through the covers and races away

1.4

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, no run, squeezed out off the pads to leg

1.5

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, no run, shorter length on leg, he goes forward and is beaten and strikes him on the back pad

1.6

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, no run, banged in on off and easily ducks underneath

End of over 2 (7 runs) Bangladesh 9/0
Anamul Haque    7* (10b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    1-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (2b)      TG Southee    1-0-2-0

2.1

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full and nipping in and takes the inside edge before it strikes the pad

2.2

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside off as it rears alarmingly from a good length and McCullum has to leap high with one hand to collect

2.3

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends from the crease on off

2.4

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, perfectly placed French cut as Tamim doesn't move the feet and lazily pushes the hands at one zipping back in and bouncing on middle, it races away fine

2.5

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller and again inside edges into pad as an appeal is stifled

Ahaan: "No Mills!! Why is that? I would have preferred to have him in for Elliott." Rotating the players, are New Zealand

Max: "Bangladesh have some areas to worry. In absence of Shakib they are playing with 4 specialist bowlers and few not so reliable allrounders. Among the seamers, Mash is making a comeback and Rubel is known for his 'generosity'. Two spinners will find it difficult to grip the ball with dew coming into play. So, batsmen will have to do most of the works today."

Disaster: "@Joshwin Coudn't agree more in Adam Milne's case but I think Colin Munro is not needed here. Already Elliot, Neesham, Anderson, Nmac are there. But in future Yes. @Avi Mate you never publish my comments. Why is it so? Sent plenty in tests and 2 now. :-(" There you go

2.6

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, this time he beats the bat and hits pad in front of the stumps! Again gets it to swing back and strike on middle and leg, umpire was confident in raising the gfinger

Tamim Iqbal lbw b Southee 5 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Tanu: "Please god give me a ticket. Waiting outside the stadium. Searching someone who will sell his ticket and i can see the live. People roaring inside. I can't wait to see this."

End of over 3 (4 runs) Bangladesh 13/1
     TG Southee    2-0-6-1
Anamul Haque    7* (10b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    1-0-7-0

3.1

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, no run, hops back into the crease to defend a good length delivery on middle

3.2

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, FOUR, short and wide outside off and he jumps to slap an uppercut over backward point and it races away to the fence

3.3

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, OUT, firmly drives down to mid-off who dives well to cut it off, in the meantime the batsmen have had a colossal collapse in communication, Anamul set off with the shot, Mominul initially moved forward, then he started to run but Anamul decided to turn around at the same time and they both ended up at the striker's end as the bowler whips the bails off, Anamul reached the crease first so Mominul departs for a diamond duck

Mominul Haque run out 0 (4m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

motu: "Can anyone tell me why Bd player wearing a black band in their hand?" In memory of former Bangladeshi spinner Sheikh Salahuddin, who passed away this morning. He played 6 ODIs in 1997 as an off-spinner for Bangladesh

3.4

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, 1 run, played down to third man

3.5

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, banged in well down leg and sails far too high to avoid being wided

3.5

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked off the pads fine

3.6

McClenaghan to Anamul Haque, no run, banged in on middle and defended by going right back and dropping at his feet

End of over 4 (7 runs) Bangladesh 20/2
Anamul Haque    12* (15b 2x4)      MJ McClenaghan    2-0-14-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (1b)      TG Southee    2-0-6-1

4.1

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

4.2

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slips well down leg and a loud appeal obscures the fact that no contact with bat or pad was made so the ball is inexpiclably not wided

4.3

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone outside off

4.4

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked from a short length off middle to leg

4.5

Southee to Anamul Haque, no run, left alone outside off as it moves away a touch

4.6

Southee to Anamul Haque, 1 no ball, oversteps and concedes a free hit

4.6

Southee to Anamul Haque, no run, follows up with a good delivery in the blockhole outside off which he can't lay bat on

End of over 5 (2 runs) Bangladesh 22/2
Anamul Haque    12* (18b 2x4)      TG Southee    3-0-8-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (5b)      MJ McClenaghan    2-0-14-0

Neesham replaces McClenaghan

5.1

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, starts with a wide well down leg

5.1

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends on the front foot

5.2

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, drives firmly to short cover

5.3

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends solidly on middle

Woolloongabba Wally: "Mominul run out - doesn't matter who reaches the crease first - what matters is if the batsmen crossed. If they did not cross, then Mominul correctly out. If they did cross, does not matter if Anamul overtook him on the way back, Anamul still out. A law that even many umpires seem to get wrong...." Yes, hence no mention that they crossed because they didn't

5.4

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, drives down to mid-off

5.5

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, strays on leg and clipped away to backward square

5.6

Neesham to Anamul Haque, 1 run, worked off middle and makes fine leg work to cut it off

RG: "Good luck to Anton Devcich making his ODI debut in this match, if he gets his eye in later on he can be exciting to watch"

End of over 6 (3 runs) Bangladesh 25/2
Anamul Haque    13* (19b 2x4)      JDS Neesham    1-0-3-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (10b)      TG Southee    3-0-8-1

6.1

Southee to Anamul Haque, no run, defends from the crease solidly

6.2

Southee to Anamul Haque, no run, left alone outside off

6.3

Southee to Anamul Haque, OUT, lovely delivery on off which just seamed away a touch and again the bounce undid the batsman as he pushed forward and it struck high on the splice and carried nicely to second slip

Anamul Haque c NL McCullum b Southee 13 (35m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

matt: "All this talking up of NZ is surprising me considering what you see on the articles! To be honest I feel it is unfounded, while our middle and lower order look good, our openers are very unproven (Devcich will surely fail, he has never set domestic cricket alight) and our bowling very thin here. Other than Southee Mcclenaghan is new to the sub-continent so we can't just expect his dream run to continue, NMac is inconsistent and not a wicket taker, and then we have a few medium pacers. One or two have an off day and we are in trouble..." Can't say I've seen many talking up New Zealand even in the New Zealand papers

N_Sakib: "Following the match in cricinfo instead of being in the stadium. Went to bank for ticket but bank official demanded 500tk extra. A large part of tickets are in black market. Shame." Sorry to hear that

6.4

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, gets forward to defend on off

6.5

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, this zips back off the pitch on middle and is awkwardly jammed out from the crease

6.6

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, goes back in the crease and is struck on the pads as an appeal is belted out, hint of inside edge there

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 25/3
Naeem Islam    0* (3b)      TG Southee    4-1-8-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (10b)      JDS Neesham    1-0-3-0

7.1

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, worked to leg

7.2

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed down to mid-off

7.3

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes back and punches into the covers

Ben Jackson: "For the run out, why did the Third Umpire look at who made it back to the crease first? That's irrelevant. The person who was run out was the person closest to the end where the bails were removed. See Law 29(c): "If there is no batsman in either ground, then each ground belongs to whichever batsman is nearer to it". I've looked at the run out on freeze frame and it looks like that was Anamal not Mominul, who was closer to the bowler's end when the bails came off. If anything, it was super close but the Umpire didn't look at the right footage. He had no business looking at who got to the other end first. That's pretty poor for an International umpire."

7.4

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, takes the risk of giving some room to launch a full ball over mid-off just out of reach of the diving fielder and the risk pays off

7.5

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, worked to leg

7.6

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, nicely struck off the front foot as Neesham strays outside off and Mushfiqur slaps it away past a diving cover

Amit Patel: "Somebody in the Bangladesh Please Please replace Athar Ali Khan in the Comm Box..." And Ranjit Fernando while you're at it. Or come to think of it, just remove the commentators altogether...

End of over 8 (8 runs) Bangladesh 33/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (16b 2x4)      JDS Neesham    2-0-11-0
Naeem Islam    0* (3b)      TG Southee    4-1-8-2

8.1

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, beats the outside edge as he is drawn forward on off to defend

8.2

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, defends a full ball on middle down the pitch

Saffer: "@Matt - I'm sorry but I have to disagree. Not too long ago New Zealand beat South Africa in South Africa. Now I am aware that the Proteas are a much stronger test unit but it still takes something to beat them. When this game is over, please allow me to be the first one to say 'I told you so'."

8.3

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, outside off and left alone

8.4

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, defended with the full face of the blade on middle

8.5

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, beaten outside off as Naeem tries to pull the Neil McKenzie curtain-rail leave on it but does so too late

8.6

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, maiden as it angles into Naeem who can only defend to mid-on

Cameron: "@Ben Jackson you don't know poor umpiring until you've watched this years Ashes"

End of over 9 (maiden) Bangladesh 33/3
Naeem Islam    0* (9b)      TG Southee    5-2-8-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (16b 2x4)      JDS Neesham    2-0-11-0

9.1

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, strays again onto the pads and clipped to deep square

9.2

Neesham to Naeem Islam, no run, worked off the pads to midwicket

Max: "Unfirtunatlly both Athar Ali Khan and Ranjit Fernando are commenting at the same time. #viewers'nightmare." Donald Rumsfeld apparently considered using their commentary as part of the interrogation techniques used on detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp...

9.3

Neesham to Naeem Islam, no run

9.4

Neesham to Naeem Islam, no run, throws the hands at one well outside off and isn't close to making contact

9.5

Neesham to Naeem Islam, no run, again goes for an expansive drive without moving the feet and is beaten

9.6

Neesham to Naeem Islam, no run, defends down the pitch

Josh: "This is the way I see it! On their day, both Bangladesh and New Zealand have the ability to beat any team in the world. So, when these teams are playing each other, if they both on song, it would indicate that a very close game is on the cards. But today, it doesn't look like Bangladesh's day, so NZ will probably win. But, who knows, in 2 days time, it might be the complete opposite!"

Jono: "Tim Southee is one of the worlds best bowlers despite his non flattering figures and I hate to take away from the home teams amazing effort in the tests but southee lone would of made a huge diff and boult bowls better when southee is at the other end"

End of over 10 (1 run) Bangladesh 34/3
Naeem Islam    0* (14b)      JDS Neesham    3-0-12-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    12* (17b 2x4)      TG Southee    5-2-8-2

10.1

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

McClenaghan back on

10.2

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, angled across the batsman and left alone

10.3

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, firmly punched to the short cover

10.4

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked off the pads behind square

10.5

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, mistimes the drive down to mid-off

Matt: "@ Saffer, I would be more than happy to be proven wrong! I just seriously question our bowling line up and prolonged success with this current team structure, although it may suit these pitches. Outside of this line up I am looking forward to seeing Milne the next couple series as he did well in the A tours. Not to mention Matt Henry isn't far off, not to mention Mills who is consistently under-rated, and I think Vettori is planning on coming back for the cup as well. With the batting once we add Ryder, Guptill, and have Ronchi established at 6-7 and we have a serious team for the 2015 world cup, with decent depth."

Steve: "So now we have had two different experts give completely conflicting versions of the run out laws.... Anybody know for sure?" Ben Jackson's version is the correct one

10.6

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, 1 wide, slips this wide well down leg

10.6

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, cuts a short wide ball straight to point

End of over 11 (2 runs) Bangladesh 36/3
Naeem Islam    0* (16b)      MJ McClenaghan    3-0-16-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    13* (21b 2x4)      JDS Neesham    3-0-12-0

11.1

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten outside off as it nips away fractionally after Mushfiqur was forward to defend

11.2

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes back and defends into the pitch

11.3

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short down leg, tries to clip it away, flicks the shirt and rolls to McCullum behind the sticks

Fardin Humayun: "If Ranjith Fernando and Athar Ali Khan had super powers, they would talk people to death!" Hence Mr Rumsfeld's interest in their 'services'...

11.4

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, pushed through wide of off and an extra is added to the total

11.4

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends off the back foot to point

11.5

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, again defends with an open face to point

11.6

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short outside off and cut down to third man

End of over 12 (2 runs) Bangladesh 38/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    14* (27b 2x4)      JDS Neesham    4-0-14-0
Naeem Islam    0* (16b)      MJ McClenaghan    3-0-16-0

12.1

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, superb dive by Neesham on the third man boundary prevents four after a fierce cut to a short ball outside off

12.2

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, short outside off and this time pummelled in front of square on the off side and it races to the fence

12.3

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, around the wicket and he eases it down to third man

12.4

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, defends into the covers where Nathan McCullum, usually an excellent fielder, makes a hash of a simple stop and allows Naeem to get off the mark after 16 scoreless deliveries

12.5

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, drives a slower ball from out of the knuckles into the covers

12.6

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, played down to midwicket

Josh: "@Matt I agree, with Jesse Ryder looking like he is coming into form with his recent 100 in the 4day Championship over here, and even Corey Anderson showing he can bat at international level, it shows that we have a very deep batting order for the world cup. Then of course we have Boult, Southee, McClenaghan, and even Williamson who is proving himself as a very competent spinner at this level. NZ showing good signs for the WC!"

Another Matt: "Matt, never have i disagreed so much. I think when on form, NZ is one of the best in the world. The team as a whole are underrated. I do agree about Milne, but Mills, i think perhaps is time he steps aside to allow the youth to develop (eg Milne). I have been so impressed with our young batting lineup. NZ cricket is going to become big again, and hosting the cricket world cup will bring the game back to the fans!"

End of over 13 (10 runs) Bangladesh 48/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    23* (32b 3x4)      MJ McClenaghan    4-0-26-0
Naeem Islam    1* (17b)      JDS Neesham    4-0-14-0

13.1

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, defends to leg as Corey Anderson comes on

13.2

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, short and wide and cut solidly but picks out point

13.3

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, worked to midwicket off the pads

13.4

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, defends to off and looks to get off strike but can't

13.5

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, again defends solidly

Rich: "@ Matt: Ronchi? Seriously? Most epic fail in NZ outfit since Aaron Redmond" Interestingly Aaron Redmond has been piling on the runs in last season's Plunket Shield (and scored 154 in this season's opening round) and is an outside contender for the New Zealand Test side

13.6

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run

Drinks taken with New Zealand on top having taken out three top-order wickets inside 15 overs. Naeem has hung in grimly to stop the rot whilst Mushfiqur has been more active in the search for runs

End of over 14 (maiden) Bangladesh 48/3
Naeem Islam    1* (23b)      CJ Anderson    1-1-0-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    23* (32b 3x4)      MJ McClenaghan    4-0-26-0

Nathan McCullum on

14.1

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full on middle and played back to the bowler

14.2

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tucked with the turn to backward square

14.3

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX, full outside off and Mushfiqur gets down to slog sweep handsomely over the cow corner boundary and bring up the 50 for Bangladesh

14.4

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, firmly driven to short cover

14.5

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes down again for another slog sweep but this was too short and it bobbled past the stroke and into the back pad

14.6

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fired into leg and tucked off the pads

End of over 15 (7 runs) Bangladesh 55/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    30* (38b 3x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    1-0-7-0
Naeem Islam    1* (23b)      CJ Anderson    1-1-0-0

15.1

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beauty on middle and leg which just zips across a touch as the batsman gropes, keeper appeals but is on his own there

15.2

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, digs out a full ball on off and sets off immediately with the stroke as mid-off collects

15.3

Anderson to Naeem Islam, 1 leg bye, down leg and clipoped fine

Matt: "@rich Ronchi failed as an opener, which was a makeshift position. See how he has performed on the A team tours (easily the best batsman along with Cachopa) and domestically in the middle order and he is one of the best in the country, streets ahead of Tom Latham, who was made to look an equal fool in Sri Lanka last year!"

15.4

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, banged in short on off and hooked out to deep backward square

15.5

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, played into the off side

15.6

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, full on leg and tucked into the leg side, Naeem sets off but his skipper is uninterested until suddenly deciding there might be a run there by which time Naeem is against the run

End of over 16 (3 runs) Bangladesh 58/3
Naeem Islam    1* (26b)      CJ Anderson    2-1-2-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    32* (41b 3x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    1-0-7-0

16.1

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked off the pads fine

16.2

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, no run, almost another mix up as he taps into the covers and sets off before stopping, luckily Mushfiqur is an energizer bunny who can scamper back in time

16.3

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, no run

16.4

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, no run, beaten outside off as he just throws the hands at one turning back in without moving the feet

16.5

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, FOUR, breaks the shackles by advancing and converting a delivery outside off into a full toss which is firmly put away to the cover boundary

16.6

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, no run, defended awkwardly to leg

End of over 17 (5 runs) Bangladesh 63/3
Naeem Islam    5* (31b 1x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-12-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    33* (42b 3x4 1x6)      CJ Anderson    2-1-2-0

17.1

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, eased down to third man

17.2

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, beaten outside off as he tries to cut without any feet movement

17.3

Anderson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, touch of bounce outside off as Naeem manages to chop one down to third man

17.4

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, waits in the crease before reaching across and dabbing down to third man

ftitumir: "Now this is the time for Shamsur Rahman to open bat with Tamim, Anamul should drop." Jahurul Islam another potential option at the top for Bangladesh should the selectors move away from Anamul

17.5

Anderson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, played fine off the pads

17.6

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, swats a good length ball on middle wide of mid-on and out to the cow corner boundary

End of over 18 (8 runs) Bangladesh 71/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    39* (45b 4x4 1x6)      CJ Anderson    3-1-10-0
Naeem Islam    7* (34b 1x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-12-0

18.1

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, 1 run, drives to long-on after using the feet

18.2

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tapped away square on the leg side

18.3

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, FOUR, comes down the track and crashes a drive through extra cover to pick up his second boundary

18.4

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, no run, arm ball slides on outside off past the attempted glide

18.5

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, no run, forward to defend to third man and is quickly sent back

18.6

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, no run, beaten by one which drifts away before turning in as Naeem prods the blade at it without making contact

End of over 19 (6 runs) Bangladesh 77/3
Naeem Islam    12* (39b 2x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-18-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    40* (46b 4x4 1x6)      CJ Anderson    3-1-10-0

ODI debutant Anton Devcich of Northern Districts to bowl some slow left-arm orthodox

19.1

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, starts short outside off and cut to point's right but the fielder does well to pull off a partial stop

19.2

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, forward to defend on off as it slides on

19.3

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets forward to defend to cover

19.4

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, goes back and cuts out to deep point

19.5

Devcich to Naeem Islam, 1 wide, slides down leg past the flick

19.5

Devcich to Naeem Islam, no run, slides on outside off and keeps low as he is beaten trying to cut

19.6

Devcich to Naeem Islam, no run, pushed through on off and defended

End of over 20 (4 runs) Bangladesh 81/3
Naeem Islam    12* (41b 2x4)      AP Devcich    1-0-4-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    43* (50b 4x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    3-0-18-0

Ball stuck in the hand as Nathan McCullum tried to deliver the first ball there

20.1

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, forward to defend into the covers and again a running mix-up occurs as Naeem scurries back

20.2

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, Kane Williamson chases hard from third man and dives well on the rope to haul it in after Mushfiqur was surprised by the bounce from around the wicket as it reared on him and he could only stab it involuntarily through slip

20.3

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, 1 run, winds up and launches into a cover drive which goes out to the sweeper

20.4

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, uses his feet to come down the track to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over mid-off and out to the rope after a few bounces to reach a well-made 50 after coming into a poor situation

20.5

NL McCullum to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, almost gives it away as he goes down and top-edges a slog sweep and it lands just short of long-on running in

20.6

NL McCullum to Naeem Islam, 1 run, forward and defends into the covers with soft hands

Orko: "Okay "people looking for Anamul's head"... calm down!! The kid's 20, has played only 7 games... one of which, if I may remind you was a knock of 120. BD's opening trouble can't be solved by mindless shuffling... Persist with a pair, and give them a reliable 1-down that they can be confident about... Mushfiq being the most technically sound should be the first choice for no 3. If not him, then perhaps Mominul can develop into a good one..."

End of over 21 (10 runs) Bangladesh 91/3
Naeem Islam    14* (43b 2x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-28-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    51* (54b 5x4 1x6)      AP Devcich    1-0-4-0

21.1

Devcich to Naeem Islam, 1 run, cut out to the cover sweeper

21.2

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten outside off trying to slog sweep again, almost hits off stump

21.3

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked slightly wide of mid-on

21.4

Devcich to Naeem Islam, 1 run, short outside off and cut to deep point

21.5

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, well worked into the space at midwicket to beat the bowler who runs across to collect

21.6

Devcich to Naeem Islam, no run, played into the covers

End of over 22 (4 runs) Bangladesh 95/3
Naeem Islam    16* (46b 2x4)      AP Devcich    2-0-8-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    53* (57b 5x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    4-0-28-0

Williamson on

22.1

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked off the pads into the midwicket region

22.2

Williamson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, another run-out opportunity as he drives into the covers and sets off, some hesitation as Naeem has to scramble home

22.3

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, another mix-up as Mushfiqur tucks off the pads and sets off before being sent back, but the throw eludes McCullum and the fielder backing up and they steal an overthrow

22.4

Williamson to Naeem Islam, no run, tapped into the covers

22.5

Williamson to Naeem Islam, FOUR, short outside off and chops a cut past backward point nicely

22.6

Williamson to Naeem Islam, no run, on leg and worked to square leg

Rewi: "That slog sweep that just missed off stump was an easy missed stumping. McCullum used to be a superb keeper but since trading up the gloves he's been poor, and I can't understand why Watling was dropped before the Champion's Trophy - he'd been one of our best ODI batsmen in recent times as well as a much improved keeper." Not sure Mushfiqur left the crease long enough but it was a take any keeper would expect to hold

End of over 23 (7 runs) Bangladesh 102/3
Naeem Islam    21* (50b 3x4)      KS Williamson    1-0-7-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    55* (59b 5x4 1x6)      AP Devcich    2-0-8-0

23.1

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, in the blockhole and dug out

23.2

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, gets down and slog sweeps well over mid-on and it lands just inside the rope at long-on

23.3

Devcich to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tucked off the pads to leg

23.4

Devcich to Naeem Islam, FOUR, full toss smashed back past the bowler and down to the straight boundary

23.5

Devcich to Naeem Islam, FOUR, short long hop outside off and Naeem rocks back to cut powerfully in front of point and it beats the sweeper

23.6

Devcich to Naeem Islam, no run, tucked to backward square and Mushfiqur is quickly sent back

Isam says there is a "full house now....big noise". And New Zealand Cricket's on-tour media manager Richard Irvine tweets "This crowd is very very loud"

End of over 24 (13 runs) Bangladesh 115/3
Naeem Islam    29* (53b 5x4)      AP Devcich    3-0-21-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    60* (62b 6x4 1x6)      KS Williamson    1-0-7-0

McClenaghan is back

24.1

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full on leg and worked to deep backward square

24.2

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, forced back into the crease and he defends to leg

24.3

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, gets forward to defend to cover

24.4

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, softly defends square and no run is forthcoming

24.5

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, full outside off and launched to the cover sweeper

24.6

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, strays down leg and helped on its way with a firm flick fine

End of over 25 (6 runs) Bangladesh 121/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    65* (64b 7x4 1x6)      MJ McClenaghan    5-0-32-0
Naeem Islam    30* (57b 5x4)      AP Devcich    3-0-21-0

Williamson replaces Devcich

25.1

Williamson to Naeem Islam, no run, defends to leg

25.2

Williamson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, worked into the covers

25.3

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tries to dab outside off as Williamson angles it across from around the wicket and slides it past the stroke

25.4

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, digs out a full ball to leg

25.5

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, chopped down to third man

25.6

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, down leg and tucked fine

End of over 26 (2 runs) Bangladesh 123/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    66* (68b 7x4 1x6)      KS Williamson    2-0-9-0
Naeem Islam    31* (59b 5x4)      MJ McClenaghan    5-0-32-0

26.1

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length ball outside off straightens with the angle and bounces over the attempted flick

26.2

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked off the hips out to deep midwicket

Akber: "@ftitumir I don't feel dropping Anamul will be a good idea knowing what he has done in U19 tournaments such as the WC in Australia (Highest Run Scorer). He should be allowed to settle, not like all the other openers wasted in BD. Regarding Jahrul Islam, he should work on how to play the short ball just like nizamudin, imrul, nafees. !!! Keep Going Mushi and CO !!!"

26.3

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, played to point

26.4

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, down leg and worked off the pads as the 100 partnership comes up

26.5

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, slower bouncer and Mushfiqur has to tennis paddle it down from above his head behind square, a curious sequence of cricket there

26.6

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, beaten outside off as he throws the hands at it

End of over 27 (3 runs) Bangladesh 126/3
Naeem Islam    32* (62b 5x4)      MJ McClenaghan    6-0-35-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    68* (71b 7x4 1x6)      KS Williamson    2-0-9-0

27.1

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short outside off and cut into the covers

27.2

Williamson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, charges down the track and heaves it just over the head of midwicket into the deep

27.3

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tries to work it fine off the pads but finds midwicket

27.4

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, gets forward and eases into the covers

27.5

Williamson to Naeem Islam, FOUR, charges down and launches it over mid-off's head with a couple of bounces to the rope

27.6

Williamson to Naeem Islam, no run, beaten outside off as he goes chasing a wide ball

Jeff: "Have I missed something? Why hasn't Elliott bowled yet?" Either being saved by the skipper or deemed not required at the moment

End of over 28 (7 runs) Bangladesh 133/3
Naeem Islam    37* (65b 6x4)      KS Williamson    3-0-16-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    70* (74b 7x4 1x6)      MJ McClenaghan    6-0-35-0

28.1

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, opens the face to a ball outide off angling in and sliced down to third man

28.2

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, FOUR, banged in short on off, he sways out of the line and uppercuts it with excellent timing and placement down to the third man rope

28.3

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, forward to defend a good delivery on middle

28.4

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, banged in and defends down on leg

28.5

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, drives down to mid-off, sets off and the fielder running across to try and get to the stumps overruns the stumps and almost collides with Naeem coming down the pitch, Nathan McCullum it is who evades and then tumbles

28.6

McClenaghan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked into the leg side

Ahmad sums up several feedbackers' thoughts on the New Zealand keeping situation: "BJ Watling must feel unlucky not to be in the side. He is a fine batsman and of course a better keeper than Brendon McCullum."

End of over 29 (7 runs) Bangladesh 140/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    72* (76b 7x4 1x6)      MJ McClenaghan    7-0-42-0
Naeem Islam    42* (69b 7x4)      KS Williamson    3-0-16-0

29.1

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked off the pads square on the leg side

29.2

Williamson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, dabbed into the covers

29.3

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, digs out a full ball back to the bowler

29.4

Williamson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, comes down and then goes back to adjust to the length and work behind square

29.5

Williamson to Naeem Islam, no run, eased to third man

29.6

Williamson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, gets down and sweeps nicely out to backward square

Jono: "This is what makes a great match...NZ was on top early now it has evened out with the advantage possibly to BN...Swings in momentum make a good match in my opinion"

End of over 30 (4 runs) Bangladesh 144/3
Naeem Islam    44* (72b 7x4)      KS Williamson    4-0-20-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    74* (79b 7x4 1x6)      MJ McClenaghan    7-0-42-0

Southee returns as New Zealand strive to break this profitable stand which rescued Bangladesh from initial peril

30.1

Southee to Naeem Islam, FOUR, outside off and he reaches for it and toes it through the slips down to the third man fence

30.2

Southee to Naeem Islam, 1 run, well-timed drive down to mid-off and they make it through easily

30.3

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, waits in the crease and opens the face to glide to third man

30.4

Southee to Naeem Islam, 1 run, worked off the pads down to long leg to bring up his half-century after initially struggling to get it off the square

30.5

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, again eased down to third man

Shamayel: "Watling was never a full time keeper he was always picked in the NZ team as a specialist batsman after McCullum gave up test keeping NZ needed a keeper who could Bat so they made Watling work on his keeping Brendon has more experience and Is a better keeper than Watling"

30.6

Southee to Naeem Islam, 1 run, chopped over point into the deep

End of over 31 (9 runs) Bangladesh 153/3
Naeem Islam    51* (76b 8x4)      TG Southee    6-2-17-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    76* (81b 7x4 1x6)      KS Williamson    4-0-20-0

Elliott is finally brought on

31.1

Elliott to Naeem Islam, no run, loud lbw appeal first ball as it slides onto the pads from middle, possibly going down leg as it slid past the bat

31.2

Elliott to Naeem Islam, 1 run, played down to long-on

31.3

Elliott to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX, back of the hand slower ball comes out horribly wrong, loops up into a juicy full toss which Mushfiqur actually top edges but it nonetheless has enough on it to carry over the deep square leg fielder and rope

31.4

Elliott to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run

31.5

Elliott to Naeem Islam, 1 run, defends into the covers and sets off

31.6

Elliott to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, eased off the back foot out to point as Elliott's opening gambit costs 10

Drinks on the field as Bangladesh have fought back well through skipper Mushfiqur, who has rocketed along at a run-a-ball, and Naeem who has overcome his initial struggles to open up as New Zealand have begun to leak runs in the last few overs

suleman sheikh: "Highest stand between these two from B.D vs N.Z for any wicket Previous Best 127 in 2010"

End of over 32 (10 runs) Bangladesh 163/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    84* (84b 7x4 2x6)      GD Elliott    1-0-10-0
Naeem Islam    53* (79b 8x4)      TG Southee    6-2-17-2

32.1

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, short outside off and delicately guided through the vacant slip region past the helpless keeper

32.2

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten outside off as it bounces appreciably past the outside edge

32.3

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends to point

Saimum: "Have been following our cricket team since 1996. After years of heartbreaks (with occasional moments of joy), I now can say with conviction that BD players HAVE finally started to get a grip on the game itself. Every other match finds a new partnership. 2/3 top order batsmen failed? Doesn't matter. Mid-order will build something. Mid-order failed? No prob. Lower-order will give a good finish. This is called real matured cricket. I don't want to be overly optimistic here but this is what happens when you bring out talented players through a system. Look at the consistent performers in the current squad and you will see that most of them are outcomes of either the BKSP or the once-celebrated HP Squad of BCB. Nostalgia all around!!"

32.4

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, again defends to point

32.5

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, jumps and mistimes a cut to point

32.6

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good comeback from Southee with five dot balls after the boundary as Mushfiqur hops to defend to leg

Iain: "Can't believe these feedbackers on the NZ keeping situation. BMAC has one bad series and some how everyone forgets the X-factor he brings to the game which his figures don't reflect. Though out of practice he is still NZ's premier man behind the sticks and has moved well in this game bar the single drop. As soon as he makes a couple runs everyone will be back on the Bmac bandwagon, please show some faith. At best Watling is a makeshift keeper, pails in comparison to Brendon's eye and footwork"

Smudgeon: "It's been a while coming, but Bangladesh really do have the nucleus of a team that deserves to play at the highest level now. They invested time and energy in guys like Mushfiqur, Shakib, Tamim, and now they have others coming through like Mominul, Nassir Hossain, and Naeem Islam. Bowling is still a worry - they rely far too much on Shakib in tests - but they really LOOK and play like a team now, rather than a bunch of kids who just really dig cricket (although Mushfiqur is probably always going to look like he's just skipped school)."

End of over 33 (4 runs) Bangladesh 167/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    88* (90b 8x4 2x6)      TG Southee    7-2-21-2
Naeem Islam    53* (79b 8x4)      GD Elliott    1-0-10-0

33.1

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, Anderson on after drinks and starts on off with a good length ball that Naeem defends

33.2

Anderson to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, short outside off and cut firmly out towards extra cover where the sweeper puts in a valiant dive to prevent the boundary

33.3

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, in the blockhole on off and nothing to be done there other than defence

33.4

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, punched off the back foot to short cover

33.5

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, beaten outside off as it bounces aplenty on Naeem who got down on bent knee to try and slap through the covers

33.6

Anderson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, short and wide and cut to deep point

End of over 34 (3 runs) Bangladesh 170/3
Naeem Islam    56* (85b 8x4)      CJ Anderson    4-1-13-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    88* (90b 8x4 2x6)      TG Southee    7-2-21-2

34.1

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, beaten outside off as again Southee generates additional bounce

34.2

Southee to Naeem Islam, FOUR, fuller outside off and square driven fiercely to point who cannot contain its power, ricochets off the fielder with enough force to still reach the rope

Williamson was struck very hard around his wrist area, has gone off for some treatment

34.3

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, chopped to cover

34.4

Southee to Naeem Islam, 1 run, thrashed off the back foot down to long-off

34.5

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, chopped down into the point region

34.6

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, played to long-on

End of over 35 (6 runs) Bangladesh 176/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    89* (92b 8x4 2x6)      TG Southee    8-2-27-2
Naeem Islam    61* (89b 9x4)      CJ Anderson    4-1-13-0

35.1

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, chops the attempted cut into the pitch block

Floodlights taking effect and so is the Batting Powerplay

35.2

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended into the covers

35.3

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, played down to backward point

35.4

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, chopped down near the pitch square and they set off to easily beat the keeper coming up from deep

35.5

Anderson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, comes down and reaches to slap a wide ball outside off to the left of a diving mid-off

35.6

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

Max: "Saimum's mention of HP squad has made me nostalgic. Our national team used to struggle then, but our HP and age group teams used to give a good fight to others team. Players from those teams used to enjoy good reputation among fans. Shakib, Mushfiqur, Tamim, Naeem or even Sohrawardi Shuvo, Dolar Mahmud earned some fans even before breaking into the national team. But it's pity those pipeline teams are not producing future stars now. You can mention Mehedy, Mosaddek or Rifat, but they aren't at the same level. BCB should start to concentrate there again"

Fahmim: "The 'keeper in the squad is a lot like a drummer in a band: they sit behind a kit and don't get to run around a lot, they have the most labourious job in the unit, and nobody notices them as long as they're performing perfectly for the whole night, but one mistake and everybody points the finger. BMac is the John Bonham of W'keepers."

End of over 36 (2 runs) Bangladesh 178/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    90* (97b 8x4 2x6)      CJ Anderson    5-1-15-0
Naeem Islam    62* (90b 9x4)      TG Southee    8-2-27-2

36.1

Neesham to Naeem Islam, no run, defends on off

36.2

Neesham to Naeem Islam, 1 run, short outside off and fly swatted down to mid-off

36.3

Neesham to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, slower ball sees the end of the home skipper ten short of a ton after a well-constructed knock, he tried to slice it fine but it bounced a touch and took the edge through to his counterpart behind the stumps

Mushfiqur Rahim c †BB McCullum b Neesham 90 (144m 98b 8x4 2x6) SR: 91.83

36.4

Neesham to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, strays on the pads and the new batsman Nasir quickly gets off the mark by tucking fine

36.5

Neesham to Naeem Islam, 1 run, wristed off the hips square on the leg side

36.6

Neesham to Nasir Hossain, OUT, superb yorker sees New Zealand and Neesham grab two scalps in this over after several overs without reward, it quickly scuttled under Nasir's bat and there was little the batsman could do about that

Nasir Hossain b Neesham 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

sabuj: "kane Williamson will suruly remember this tour for ever..getting century and lots of run when bating,getting some wicket when bowling,getting thump in the head and injured by bowler when bating and lastly getting thump of the batsman in hand and again injured when fielding...wow.kane legend !!"

End of over 37 (3 runs) Bangladesh 181/5
     JDS Neesham    5-0-17-2
Naeem Islam    64* (93b 9x4)      CJ Anderson    5-1-15-0

37.1

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, no run, defends to short cover

37.2

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, FOUR, short and wide outside off and uppercut over point to the fence

37.3

McClenaghan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, full on leg and dug out to midwicket

37.4

McClenaghan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, slower short ball down leg is helped fine on its way

37.5

McClenaghan to Mahmudullah, no run, defends to mid-on

37.6

McClenaghan to Mahmudullah, no run, full outside off and goes through to the keeper

End of over 38 (9 runs) Bangladesh 190/5
Mahmudullah    4* (3b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    8-0-51-0
Naeem Islam    69* (96b 10x4)      JDS Neesham    5-0-17-2

38.1

Neesham to Naeem Islam, 1 run, worked off the hips fine

38.2

Neesham to Mahmudullah, no run, defends down to mid-on as Bangladesh seek to consolidate once more before being able to undertake a final charge

38.3

Neesham to Mahmudullah, no run, driven down to mid-off

38.4

Neesham to Mahmudullah, 1 run, inside edge onto the pads ricochets square and the non-striker quickly calls him through

38.5

Neesham to Naeem Islam, FOUR, nonchalantly cuts backward of point and finds the gap expertly

38.6

Neesham to Naeem Islam, no run, defends to point

End of over 39 (6 runs) Bangladesh 196/5
Naeem Islam    74* (99b 11x4)      JDS Neesham    6-0-23-2
Mahmudullah    5* (6b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    8-0-51-0

39.1

Anderson to Mahmudullah, no run, Anderson back again and beats Mahmudullah's attempted cut

39.2

Anderson to Mahmudullah, 1 run, defends into the covers and they hare off for a quick single

39.3

Anderson to Naeem Islam, no run, mistimes a pull to midwicket

39.4

Anderson to Naeem Islam, 1 run, drives into the covers

Tausif: "The slow start from Naeem was criticized, although that was the demand of the hour. And now his patience is paying off as he has successfully held the innings together. He is a true fighting cricketer. From a hard-hitting late middle order, to a test opener and now a responsible no.5 !"

39.5

Anderson to Mahmudullah, 1 run, eased into the off side once more

39.6

Anderson to Naeem Islam, FOUR, cut off the toe edge through the empty slips area down to the fence

End of over 40 (7 runs) Bangladesh 203/5
Naeem Islam    79* (102b 12x4)      CJ Anderson    6-1-22-0
Mahmudullah    7* (9b 1x4)      JDS Neesham    6-0-23-2

40.1

Neesham to Mahmudullah, 1 wide

40.1

Neesham to Mahmudullah, no run, tries to pull on leg and misses, is hit where it hurts and those protectors can only do so much, the water and sympathy is quickly run out

Match State: Delay - Batsman struck in box

40.2

Neesham to Mahmudullah, no run, beaten outside off as a slower ball completely deceives the full-blooded heave proferred by the batsman

40.3

Neesham to Mahmudullah, 5 wides, slipped down leg and past a diving McCullum to gift runs and an extra delivery

40.3

Neesham to Mahmudullah, 1 run, dug out into the leg side

40.4

Neesham to Naeem Islam, no run, banged in short and weaves out of the way

40.5

Neesham to Naeem Islam, 1 run, opens the face and guides down to third man

40.6

Neesham to Mahmudullah, FOUR, rubbish full toss down leg is helped fine on its way as the runs flow steadily

mahmudkaiser: "The cricinfo commentator needs a spa for his fingers." Oh yes! Although Mahmudullah could do with one as well after that painful blow to the abdomen...

End of over 41 (12 runs) Bangladesh 215/5
Mahmudullah    12* (13b 2x4)      JDS Neesham    7-0-35-2
Naeem Islam    80* (104b 12x4)      CJ Anderson    6-1-22-0

41.1

Devcich to Naeem Islam, 1 run, drives Devcich, back on, into the covers

41.2

Devcich to Mahmudullah, 1 run, worked off the pads square

41.3

Devcich to Naeem Islam, no run, goes back and punches to point

41.4

Devcich to Naeem Islam, 1 run, slides on and pushed against the slide into the covers

41.5

Devcich to Mahmudullah, 1 run, worked into the leg side

41.6

Devcich to Naeem Islam, no run, chopped down to third man, cheaper over which only goes for four

End of over 42 (4 runs) Bangladesh 219/5
Naeem Islam    82* (108b 12x4)      AP Devcich    4-0-25-0
Mahmudullah    14* (15b 2x4)      JDS Neesham    7-0-35-2

42.1

Southee to Mahmudullah, 1 run, defended into the covers

42.2

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, goes for a big swing to a ball outside off and it bounds over the flashing blade

42.3

Southee to Naeem Islam, 1 run, eased into the off side out to the deep fielders

42.4

Southee to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full on off and dug out back towards the bowler who lets it through

Misam Jaffer: "I have a very serious question Avi: If the batsman is struck in the box and takes his time with the recovery on field (my sympathies), could the fielding captain be charged for a slow over-rate?" Usually the fines are only issued after taking allowances into account, such as delays due to external events or an event such as the one you have mentioned

42.5

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run

42.6

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run

End of over 43 (3 runs) Bangladesh 222/5
Naeem Islam    83* (112b 12x4)      TG Southee    9-2-30-2
Mahmudullah    16* (17b 2x4)      AP Devcich    4-0-25-0

43.1

Devcich to Mahmudullah, no run, full on off and dug out

43.2

Devcich to Mahmudullah, SIX, slog swept powerfully over the ropes at long-on, well struck and the crowd cheers enthusiastically

43.3

Devcich to Mahmudullah, no run, digs out another full ball to off

43.4

Devcich to Mahmudullah, no run, full toss cannot be put away as it is struck straight at cover

43.5

Devcich to Mahmudullah, no run, beaten outside off trying to cut a slider

43.6

Devcich to Mahmudullah, 1 run, worked off the pads to midwicket

End of over 44 (7 runs) Bangladesh 229/5
Mahmudullah    23* (23b 2x4 1x6)      AP Devcich    5-0-32-0
Naeem Islam    83* (112b 12x4)      TG Southee    9-2-30-2

44.1

Southee to Mahmudullah, 1 run, digs out a full yorker on leg between the legs square

44.2

Southee to Naeem Islam, no run, mistimes an attempted heave back to the bowler

44.3

Southee to Naeem Islam, 1 run, heaves a full toss on leg away behind square

SomeoneStoleMyLungi: "Bangladesh's batting unit have really matured as a bunch. The experienced campaigners like Mushfiqur, Shakib and Tamim have been there and done that since the 2007 World Cup. Now slowly they have discovered talents in Nasir (who has an immense ability to finish off games) and Mominul which really brings a whole dimension to the team. There used to be constant chopping and changing within the team but now they are a real settled bunch and can really give any team a run for its money in ODIs. If they can find two quality top order batsmen then they will be a quality team with a lot of balance. Pace bowling will always be a huge problem for them and until they can find three quality pacers then they will struggle to challenge top teams on a consistent basis."

44.4

Southee to Mahmudullah, 1 run, clipped off the pads to fine leg on the circle's edge

Levy: "At Dhaka (SBNS); 16 times the team batting first has made 260+ and 4 times it hasn't been enough...New Zealand have had to chase 260+ in ODIs 24 times; 13 wins 1 tie 12 losses..."

44.5

Southee to Naeem Islam, OUT, another slower ball spells the demise of a Bangladeshi batsman as Naeem is too early into a heave on off and gets a thick edge through to the keeper

Naeem Islam c †BB McCullum b Southee 84 (166m 115b 12x4 0x6) SR: 73.04

Gibbo: "@Misam: As the captain of a cricket team, albeit a club cricket team, it is hard enough when the majority of your bowlers are pace bowlers to speed up your over rates. I'm still trying to find a creative way to do it!"

44.6

Southee to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, clipped off the pads and fielded by deep square

3-34 from Southee's 10, extremely creditable effort on his comeback after injury

End of over 45 (4 runs) Bangladesh 233/6
Sohag Gazi    1* (1b)      TG Southee    10-2-34-3
Mahmudullah    25* (25b 2x4 1x6)      AP Devcich    5-0-32-0

45.1

Anderson to Sohag Gazi, 1 leg bye, Anderson replaces Devcich and starts with a ball on leg which strikes the pad and rolls away fine

45.2

Anderson to Mahmudullah, 1 run, middles a full ball outside off through the non-striker's jumping legs down to long-off

45.3

Anderson to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, eased off middle into the covers with an open face

Devcich has hopped off the field as he is cramping up, Colin Munro on as a substitute

45.4

Anderson to Mahmudullah, 1 run, reaches well outside off to squeeze it out to the sweeper

45.5

Anderson to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, full toss outside off is lashed down to long-off

45.6

Anderson to Mahmudullah, 1 run, chops a cut into the covers

End of over 46 (6 runs) Bangladesh 239/6
Mahmudullah    28* (28b 2x4 1x6)      CJ Anderson    7-1-27-0
Sohag Gazi    3* (4b)      TG Southee    10-2-34-3

46.1

Neesham to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower ball on leg which induces a leading edge which fortuitously loops down to third man

46.2

Neesham to Sohag Gazi, no run, beaten outside off

46.3

Neesham to Sohag Gazi, no run, full toss outside off and he reaches across in the most ugly fashion conceivable to toe it back across to the leg side of the pitch

46.4

Neesham to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, slower ball on off is eked out to backward point

46.5

Neesham to Mahmudullah, OUT, another slower ball reaps a wicket as Neesham puts it full outside off, Mahmudullah looks to chop it away but top edges a dolly to Taylor at third man

Mahmudullah c Taylor b Neesham 29 (45m 30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 96.66

No word as yet from the New Zealand camp on Williamson's status

46.6

Neesham to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, full down leg and dug out fine

End of over 47 (3 runs) Bangladesh 242/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (1b)      JDS Neesham    8-0-38-3
Sohag Gazi    4* (7b)      CJ Anderson    7-1-27-0

47.1

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, top-edges a short ball over the keeper's head to the vacant backstop area, there would have been a fielder there in the 1880s but not today

47.2

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, digs out a full ball into the covers

47.3

Anderson to Sohag Gazi, no run, beaten outside off as he looks to launch a good length ball outside off over cover but the length is too short for the front foot biff

47.4

Anderson to Sohag Gazi, 2 runs, comes down the track and scoops a full ball outside off over the infield

47.5

Anderson to Sohag Gazi, OUT, moves across to off for the scoop and one-hands it high in the air without any distance as Brendon McCullum settles his gloves underneath it

Sohag Gazi c †BB McCullum b Anderson 6 (14m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Levy: "Apologies Avi, NZs record chasing 260+ from 24 ODIs should read 13 wins, 1 tie, 10 losses. Also Bangladesh have made 247+ in ODIs at home 13 times for 5 wins and 8 losses. 292/6 v WI last year was their first win against a top 8 side. The other wins came against Kenya, Ireland, Scotland and Zimbabwe."

This is also now Bangladesh's highest ODI score against New Zealand, beating the 241-9 made in Christchurch in 2010 and the 241 made at this very ground just over 3 years ago

47.6

Anderson to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide, borderline outside off which is deemed by the umpire to have strayed into wide territory

47.6

Anderson to Abdur Razzak, no run, beaten outside off as he attempted a slog

End of over 48 (8 runs) Bangladesh 250/8
Abdur Razzak    0* (1b)      CJ Anderson    8-1-35-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    6* (3b 1x4)      JDS Neesham    8-0-38-3

48.1

Neesham to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, Mashrafe skies a slog high into the sky and Nathan McCullum settles under it at long-on as Bangladesh are in danger of not batting their overs

Mashrafe Mortaza c NL McCullum b Neesham 6 (8m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

48.2

Neesham to Abdur Razzak, no run, beaten outside off by a full toss as he threw the hands at it

48.3

Neesham to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, slower ball which loops into a full toss and worked to long-on

48.4

Neesham to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, nicely timed punch-drive past cover to get off the mark

48.5

Neesham to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, eases it down to long-off

Jiten Surtani: "Fact time -BB McCullum: The only shortened name that has every letter appearing twice"

48.6

Neesham to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, slower ball on leg worked backward of square

End of over 49 (4 runs) Bangladesh 254/9
Rubel Hossain    2* (2b)      JDS Neesham    9-0-42-4
Abdur Razzak    2* (4b)      CJ Anderson    8-1-35-1

49.1

Anderson to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, bunted into the covers as another slower ball is sent down

49.2

Anderson to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, outside off and he throws the hands at it and sends it backward of point for some much-needed runs for the home side

49.3

Anderson to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, goes for another heave to a full ball outside off and manages to bisect the long-off and deep point sweepers

49.4

Anderson to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, heaves a full ball off middle out to cow corner where long-on dives well to flick up to deep midwicket who also ran around

Matt: "Fun Fact- Every person counted all the letters in McCullum's name just now to see if it was true"

49.5

Anderson to Abdur Razzak, OUT, shortish slower ball outside off, Razzak moves across to pull, strikes the thigh pad and balloons up behind the wicket as they set off, Brendon McCullum puts in a superlative dive to pull off a great catch, the only issue being there was no contact with bat or glove as the umpire nevertheless sends the batsman packing

Abdur Razzak c †BB McCullum b Anderson 12 (10m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

For those asking, New Zealand's away record in the recent past has been good. They have won their away series' against South Africa and England

So Bangladesh end up on 265, a solid total which is defendable yet also chaseable even if history favours the home side, although the potential for evening dew may hamper their spinners. Mushfiqur and Naeem were the stars, rescuing their side from early trouble with a 154-run fourth-wicket stand but neither could convert their fifties into hundreds as their team-mates failed to provide the support that could have seen their side make 300. For New Zealand Tim Southee was outstanding on his return whilst Corey Anderson and Jimmy Neesham also showed glimpses of brilliance with their bowling efforts, but the visiting spinners disappointed by failing to either threaten or control. Join another member of our team at 5.45pm for the second innings. This is Avi Singh signing off for now and thanking you for the feedback and your joining our coverage today.

Matt: "Fun Fact- Every person counted all the letters in McCullum's name just now to see if it was true"

Series Results
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Fatullah - Nov 3, 2013
Bangladesh won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 31, 2013
Bangladesh won by 40 runs
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 29, 2013
Bangladesh won by 43 runs (D/L method)
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Oct 29, 2013

Mashrafe Mortaza congratulates Rubel Hossain, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, October 29, 2013

Mashrafe Mortaza congratulates Rubel Hossain

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Oct 29, 2013

The Bangladesh players go on a victory lap, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, October 29, 2013

The Bangladesh players go on a victory lap

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