New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2008/09 / Commentary

New Zealand in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 3 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

1.2

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, dropped! Pushes at the delivery drifting away and gets the outside edge at a good height to McCullum's right, drops the catch.

1.3

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone to the keeper.

1.4

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, gets the outside edge along the ground to gully.

1.5

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends the full ball down the pitch.

1.6

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, lets the swinging ball go outside the off stump.

Bangladesh 0/1   Rajin Saleh 0* (5b)

3.1

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends the good length delivery.

3.2

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run

3.3

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run

3.4

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends to cover.

3.5

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, first run for Bangladesh, edges along the ground between slip and gully.

Bangladesh 1/1   Rajin Saleh 1* (10b)

5.1

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

5.2

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended to cover.

5.3

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, hit on the pads, no appeal this time.

5.4

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, plays inside the line, lets the ball go.

5.5

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushes firmly to point.

5.6

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, wide of the crease and angling in, played to gully.

Bangladesh 2/1   Rajin Saleh 1* (16b)

7.1

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, full and angling in, defends to point.

7.2

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, lets the ball go.

7.3

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends to cover.

7.4

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, firmly driven back to the bowler.

7.5

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, good short delivery, sways from the line.

7.6

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone.

Bangladesh 2/1   Rajin Saleh 1* (22b)

8.6

Mills to Rajin Saleh, no run, full ball down the leg side and Rajin Saleh misses the glance.

Bangladesh 3/1   Rajin Saleh 1* (23b)

10.1

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, plays and misses at full length, loud appeal for caught behind turned down.

10.2

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone.

10.3

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, edges on the bounce to third slip.

10.4

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, once again edges on the bounce to third slip.

10.5

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery, plays inside the line and lets it go.

10.6

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, wider delivery, left alone.

Bangladesh 3/1   Rajin Saleh 1* (29b)

11.2

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, forced back, defends on the pitch.

11.3

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, pulls the bat inside the line, left alone.

11.4

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, back of a length delivery defended to point.

11.5

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone.

11.6

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, full delivery on the stumps, inside edges to midwicket.

Bangladesh 4/1   Rajin Saleh 1* (34b)

12.2

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, plays and misses.

12.3

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone this time.

12.4

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends along to the bowlers left.

12.5

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends the full ball to mid-on.

12.6

Oram to Rajin Saleh, 3 runs, drives well this time past the stumps and between the bowler and mid-on to the deep.

Bangladesh 8/1   Rajin Saleh 4* (39b)

13.1

Ryder to Rajin Saleh, no run, down the leg side, left alone.

13.2

Ryder to Rajin Saleh, no run, full ball on the stumps, defended.

13.3

Ryder to Rajin Saleh, no run, yorker and a loud appeal for lbw, turned down by umpire Ashoka de Silva, that was close as it hits the batsman in front of middle.

13.4

Ryder to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, plays it down to fine leg.

Bangladesh 9/1   Rajin Saleh 5* (43b)

14.1

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, loud appeal for lbw turned down as the ball kept lower than expected, the ball actually hits the arm.

14.2

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, short delivery bit wide, left alone.

14.3

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, once a gain no shot offered.

14.4

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, similar delviery, left alone.

14.5

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, nearly ducks into the short delivery, does not look comfortable.

14.6

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends on the track.

Bangladesh 13/1   Rajin Saleh 5* (49b)

16.1

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

16.2

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, played back to the bowler.

16.3

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, comes in a little from outside the off stump, played to cover.

16.4

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, bouncer, ducks under it.

16.5

Oram to Rajin Saleh, 3 runs, full on the stumps, pushed through the covers on the front foot.

Bangladesh 16/1   Rajin Saleh 8* (54b)

17.1

Patel to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, turned behind square leg.

Bangladesh 17/1   Rajin Saleh 9* (55b)

18.1

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, played to midwicket.

18.2

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, lets the ball go through to McCullum.

18.3

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, fuller delivery played to mid-on.

18.4

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

18.5

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone, not much bounce.

18.6

Oram to Rajin Saleh, no run, played to point.

Bangladesh 17/1   Rajin Saleh 9* (61b)

20.1

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends to the off side.

20.2

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, edges full ball past slip.

20.6

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended.

Bangladesh 23/1   Rajin Saleh 10* (64b)

21.3

Patel to Rajin Saleh, 3 runs, full and wide played down through gully.

Bangladesh 29/1   Rajin Saleh 13* (65b)

22.1

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, on the stumps, defended.

22.2

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, a touch short, defended to cover.

22.3

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, played to gully with the turn.

22.4

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, goes back and defends.

22.5

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends with an angled bat to gully.

22.6

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, short ball, mistimes the cut to cover.

Bangladesh 29/1   Rajin Saleh 13* (71b)

24.1

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends to point.

24.2

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends to cover.

24.3

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, drifts in and takes the edge past silly-point.

24.4

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends.

24.5

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends to the onside.

24.6

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends with an angled bat to gully.

Bangladesh 29/1   Rajin Saleh 13* (77b)

26.1

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, turned to the onside behind square leg.

26.2

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends the ball in front of him.

26.3

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends to short cover.

26.4

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, goes back and tries to hit past point.

26.5

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends to the man in close on the off side.

26.6

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, goes for the drive and misses.

Bangladesh 29/1   Rajin Saleh 13* (83b)

27.3

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, played to point.

27.4

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, plays firmly off the back foot to cover.

27.5

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, cut to backward-point.

27.6

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends onto the track.

Bangladesh 30/1   Rajin Saleh 13* (87b)

28.3

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, full ball defended.

28.4

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushed to mid-off.

28.5

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended.

28.6

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, full on the legs, turned to square leg.

Bangladesh 32/1   Rajin Saleh 14* (91b)

29.1

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, moves back and plays to cover.

29.2

Patel to Rajin Saleh, 2 runs, gets the outside edge past backward point.

29.3

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends in front of him.

29.4

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

29.5

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, shorter and quicker, defended off the back foot to the off side.

29.6

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, turning in, defends.

Bangladesh 34/1   Rajin Saleh 16* (97b)

31.1

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run

31.2

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, played back to the bowler.

31.3

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, goes back and defends to the off side.

31.4

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushes to point and looking for the single, sent back.

31.5

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, big attempt at a drive and gets beaten.

31.6

Patel to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone.

Bangladesh 34/1   Rajin Saleh 16* (103b)

33.1

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, outside edge along the ground to gully.

33.2

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, fuller on middle and leg, defended back to the bowler.

33.3

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends with an angled bat towards gully.

33.4

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, defends a good length delivery to the off side.

33.5

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, same ball and similar shot.

33.6

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, wide and bit slower outside the off stump, left alone.

Bangladesh 34/2   Rajin Saleh 16* (109b)

34.2

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, hit on pad, loud appeal turned down as the ball was sliding down the leg side.

34.3

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended on the track.

34.4

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, 3 runs, flighted delivery and Rajin Saleh hits it over the bowlers head to the deep.

Bangladesh 38/2   Rajin Saleh 19* (112b)

35.1

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, short and pushed to cover.

35.2

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, left alone.

35.3

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, short of a length delivery and Rajin Saleh plays off the back foot back to the bowler.

35.4

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, plays from the crease back to the bowler.

35.5

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, plays to short cover.

35.6

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, played to point.

Bangladesh 38/2   Rajin Saleh 19* (118b)

37.1

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, plays firmly upto point.

37.2

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, short ball played down to gully.

37.3

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, fuller on the off stump, defended to short cover.

37.4

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump.

37.5

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, driven off the front foot firmly to mid-off.

37.6

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, slower delivery defended in front of him.

Bangladesh 38/2   Rajin Saleh 19* (124b)

40.1

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, turned off his pads to deep-square leg.

Bangladesh 40/2   Rajin Saleh 20* (125b)

41.1

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, plays a full length delivery to short cover.

41.2

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, short ball played off the back foot to point.

41.3

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, no run, fuller, slower and wider, left alone.

41.4

O'Brien to Rajin Saleh, OUT, back of a length delivery and Rajin Saleh looking to force it through the off side, gets an inside edge onto the stumps. Bangladesh three down for 40 and in deep trouble.

Rajin Saleh b O'Brien 20 (151m 129b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.50

Bangladesh 40/3   Rajin Saleh 20 (129b)
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Series Results
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 25-29, 2008
Match drawn
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Chittagong - Oct 17-21, 2008
New Zealand won by 3 wickets
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Photos

Oct 21, 2008

Daniel Vettori poses with the Man-of-the-Match cheque, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day, October 21, 2008

Daniel Vettori poses with the Man-of-the-Match cheque

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Oct 21, 2008

Both sets of players exchange handshakes after the match, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day, October 21, 2008

Both sets of players exchange handshakes after the match

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