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

41.5

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, worked to fine leg for a single.

Bangladesh 41/3   Mehrab Hossain jnr 1* (1b)

42.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, reaches for the ball and plays to backward-point.

42.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 3 runs, uses his feet and hits it over cover.

Bangladesh 44/3   Mehrab Hossain jnr 4* (3b)

43.1

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends as the ball drifts in.

43.2

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, down on one leg and sweeps behind square leg.

43.3

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 3 runs, short and cut through point, diving stop by Oram on the boundary.

Bangladesh 51/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 11* (6b 1x4)

44.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, dabbed to point.

44.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, tries to sweep and top-edges onto the helmet.

44.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, mistimes the drive in the gap between cover and mid-off.

44.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, another quick single, uses his feet and pushes to cover.

Bangladesh 54/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 13* (10b 1x4)

45.1

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to short midwicket.

45.2

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, fuller on the legs, turned to deep-square leg.

45.5

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, uses his feet and meets the ball on the full and drives through extra-cover to the fence.

45.6

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends on the pitch.

Bangladesh 60/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 18* (14b 2x4)

46.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, fuller delivery and Mehrab Hossain strokes it through covers.

Bangladesh 67/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 22* (15b 3x4)

48.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, flighted delivery played back to the bowler.

48.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, tossed up wide and defended to cover.

48.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, plays frimly to covers.

48.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends on the track.

48.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to mid-off.

48.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, played to mid-off once again.

Bangladesh 71/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 22* (21b 3x4)

50.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, uses his feet and drives well down the ground to long on.

Bangladesh 72/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 23* (22b 3x4)

51.1

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends tentatively back to the bowler.

51.2

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short and dabbed to short cover.

51.3

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

51.4

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, driven to short cover.

51.5

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defended to midwicket.

51.6

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, good length delivery defended back to the bowler.

Bangladesh 72/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 23* (28b 3x4)

53.1

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, played to short cover.

53.2

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, shorter and Mehrab Hossain defends back to the bowler.

53.3

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, driven to mid-on.

53.4

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short slow bouncer, ducks under it.

53.5

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, fuller on the off stump, defends back to the bowler.

53.6

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to mid-on.

Bangladesh 72/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 23* (34b 3x4)

55.1

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to mid-off.

55.2

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, turned off his pads to square leg.

55.3

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends a fuller delivery to cover.

55.4

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, plays of the face off the bat to point.

55.5

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to midwicket.

55.6

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to cover.

Bangladesh 76/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 23* (40b 3x4)

58.1

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, full delivery on off and middle, flicked nicely through midwicket to the fence.

58.2

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, left alone outsie the off stump.

58.3

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, turns it to square leg, looking for the single, sent back.

58.4

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, lets the ball go through by dropping his wrists.

58.5

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, plays and misses.

58.6

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, wide of the off stump, left alone.

Bangladesh 81/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 27* (46b 4x4)

60.1

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, down the track and hits it over extra-cover to the fence.

60.2

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, another good shot, short and wide outside the off stump, cut past backward-point.

60.3

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defended to the off side.

60.4

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends back to the bowler.

60.5

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, third boundary in the over, down the track and hits it in the air past mid-off, who dives and fails to stop the ball, races to the fence.

60.6

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defended on the track.

Bangladesh 93/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 39* (52b 7x4)

62.1

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, pushes in the gap to cover.

62.4

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to cover.

62.5

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, once again defended to cover.

62.6

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 2 runs, cuts the short ball off the back foot behind point to the deep, good save on the boundary by Redmond. Bangladesh reach 100.

Bangladesh 101/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 42* (56b 7x4)

64.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, uses his feet and defends back to the bowler.

64.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short and quicker, played to point.

64.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, dabs it to the onside.

64.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends down in front of him.

64.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends back to the bowler.

64.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, plays off the front foot down the ground to long on.

Bangladesh 102/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 43* (62b 7x4)

65.1

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defended to cover.

65.2

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, left alone outside the off stump as the ball moves away.

65.3

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, pushed firmly into covers.

65.4

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, dabbed to the off side.

65.5

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, bouncer, ducks under it.

65.6

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, swings into the pads, gets an inside edge behind square leg.

Bangladesh 103/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 44* (68b 7x4)

66.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to cover.

66.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends the good length delivery to mid-off.

66.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, gets a top-edge down to deep-square leg, falls short of the fielder.

Bangladesh 104/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 45* (71b 7x4)

68.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defended to short cover.

68.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to short leg.

68.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 2 runs, full and wide driven theough covers.

68.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 2 runs, thick outside edge past slip.

68.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to midwicket.

68.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to the off side.

Bangladesh 109/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 49* (77b 7x4)

69.3

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, good length delivery keeps a bit low, comes down quickly on it.

69.4

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, fuller length delivery defended to cover.

69.5

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, yorker dug out to midwicket.

69.6

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, low full toss played to mid-off.

Bangladesh 110/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 49* (81b 7x4)

70.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to cover.

70.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, worked to midwicket.

70.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, flighted delivery, uses his feet and drives down the ground to long on to bring up his 50.

Bangladesh 112/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 50* (84b 7x4)

71.1

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, well up and keeps low, defends to mid-on.

71.2

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to cover.

71.3

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends again to the straighter of the second short cover.

71.4

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 leg bye, off the pad as he tries to glance.

Bangladesh 113/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 50* (88b 7x4)

72.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends down the track to the bowler.

72.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, sweeps hard into the man under the helmet.

72.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, attempted sweep, gets a top-edge and half chance for the keeper is put down.

72.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, left alone.

72.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run

72.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends down in front of him.

Bangladesh 113/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 50* (94b 7x4)

74.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends.

74.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to cover.

74.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 2 runs, wider and hit behind point.

74.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends back to the bowler.

74.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, uses his feet and hits down the ground to long on.

Bangladesh 116/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 53* (99b 7x4)

75.1

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, squirts off bat and pad to point.

75.2

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends.

75.3

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, down the track and hits firmly to mid-on.

75.4

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, down the leg side, paddles it fine to the fence.

75.5

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, dabs to point.

75.6

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, tries to paddle again but gets hit on the pad.

Bangladesh 120/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 57* (105b 8x4)

76.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends.

76.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, spins in from off, defended.

Bangladesh 125/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 57* (107b 8x4)

78.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, played to cover.

78.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, uses his feet and defends to mid-off.

78.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, uses his feet once again and plays to mid-on.

78.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, tries to cut and misses.

78.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to cover.

78.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, swept to deep-square leg.

Bangladesh 132/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 58* (113b 8x4)

79.1

Ryder to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, driven firmly to short cover.

79.2

Ryder to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 2 runs, wider and driven square through point.

79.3

Ryder to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, plays with a straight bat up to mid-off.

79.4

Ryder to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, full on the legs, turned down to fine leg.

Bangladesh 135/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 61* (117b 8x4)

80.1

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short and left alone to the keeper.

80.2

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, down the leg side and through to the keeper.

80.3

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, lets the ball go.

80.4

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, fuller and played to cover.

80.5

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, outside edge along the ground to gully.

80.6

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, flicks off his pads down to fine leg.

Bangladesh 138/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 62* (123b 8x4)

81.1

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, swings down the leg side.

81.2

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, on the leg stump, turned to fine leg.

Bangladesh 139/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 63* (125b 8x4)

82.1

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short of a length delivery, drops his hands as he lets the ball go through.

82.2

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, mistimes the cut to gully.

82.3

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 2 runs, short ball and punches through covers.

82.4

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, fuller delivery played to mid-off.

82.5

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, swings into the pads, played through square leg.

Bangladesh 142/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 66* (130b 8x4)

83.1

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, looks to swing it to the onside but bottom edges onto the pads.

83.2

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, digs in a short one and Mehrab sways from the line of the delivery.

83.3

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, down the leg side, plays and misses.

83.4

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, good ball climbs up on the batsman, lets the ball go.

83.5

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to cover.

83.6

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, wide of the crease and played down to fine leg.

Bangladesh 143/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 67* (136b 8x4)

84.1

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, plays with soft hands off the back foot to covers and takes off for a quick single.

Bangladesh 144/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 68* (137b 8x4)

85.1

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, mistimes the drive.

85.2

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, driving and gets the outside edge, falling short of Ryder at gully.

85.3

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-on.

85.4

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, good shot, short delivery and Mehrab Hossain upper cuts over the slips to thirdman fence.

85.5

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 2 runs, full on the pads, flicked through square leg.

85.6

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, lets the ball go.

Bangladesh 156/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 74* (143b 9x4)

87.1

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defended.

87.2

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, ducks under the bouncer.

87.3

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, wide of the off stump, left alone.

87.4

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, played off the front foot to mid-off.

87.5

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short of a length delivery defended back to the bowler.

87.6

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, cuts to gully and well fielded by Ryder diving to his left.

Bangladesh 156/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 74* (149b 9x4)

89.1

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, tries to cut the short ball but bottom edges into the track.

89.2

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short rising delivery and Mehrab sways from the line of the delivery.

89.3

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, on the pads and flicked down to fine leg.

Bangladesh 161/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 75* (152b 9x4)

90.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, uses his feet and smothers the spin.

90.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends down to the bowler.

90.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends.

90.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends back to the bowler.

90.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, uses his feet and hits it in the air between the bowler and mid-on to the fence, good strike.

90.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends.

Bangladesh 169/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 79* (158b 10x4)

92.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, flighted delivery played back down the track.

92.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, moves across his stumps and defends back to the bowler.

92.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends on the track.

92.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, full and played back to the bowler.

92.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, tries to sweep and gets hit on the pad, bowler appeals, turned down.

92.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, shorter and flatter, left alone.

Bangladesh 177/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 79* (164b 10x4)

94.1

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, loosener outside the off stump, left alone.

94.2

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, short and wide and the first boundary of the morning, guided past gully to thirdman fence.

94.3

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, on the stumps, defended along the track.

94.4

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, full length delivery driven to cover.

94.5

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, attempted yorker played to mid-off.

94.6

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short on the stumps, played to cover.

Bangladesh 187/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 83* (170b 11x4)

96.1

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, swings in and Mehrab comes forward and plays to cover.

96.2

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends to mid-off.

96.3

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, walks across the stumps and pushes to cover.

96.4

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, defends back to bowler.

96.5

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short ball and Mehrab pulls and on the bounce to mid-on.

96.6

Mills to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, fuller this time but wider and left alone.

Bangladesh 187/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 83* (176b 11x4)

97.4

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short on the off stump, left alone.

97.5

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, fuller and once again lets the ball go.

97.6

O'Brien to Mehrab Hossain jnr, OUT, caught! Slower delivery and Mehrab drives in the air straight to Redmond at short cover.

Mehrab Hossain jnr c Redmond b O'Brien 83 (222m 179b 11x4 0x6) SR: 46.36

Bangladesh 188/5   Mehrab Hossain jnr 83 (178b 11x4)
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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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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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