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

1.1

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, OUT, strikes first ball, full delivery swinging in and hits on the toes of Junaid, loud appeal and given by the umpire, Plumb!

Junaid Siddique lbw b O'Brien 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   IE O'Brien 1-1-0-1

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.

3.6

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, looking to leave the ball but gets a bottom edge past the stumps down to fine leg.

Bangladesh 2/1   IE O'Brien 2-1-2-1

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   IE O'Brien 3-2-2-1

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   IE O'Brien 4-3-2-1

9.1

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, feels for the delivery outside the off stump.

9.2

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this time lets the ball go through to McCullum.

9.3

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short delivery left alone.

9.4

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

9.5

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends back to the bowler.

9.6

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball played to mid-off.

Bangladesh 3/1   IE O'Brien 5-4-2-1

11.1

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short ball pushed into the gap between cover and mid-off for a single.

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   IE O'Brien 6-4-3-1

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   IE O'Brien 7-5-3-1

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   IE O'Brien 8-6-3-1

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   IE O'Brien 9-7-3-1

39.1

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller and hit on the pad outside the off stump.

39.2

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends to short cover.

39.3

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, plays across the pads to midwicket.

39.4

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, a little wider and left alone.

39.5

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside edge along the ground to gully.

39.6

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends the good length delivery to short cover.

Bangladesh 39/2   IE O'Brien 10-8-3-1

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

41.5

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

41.6

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full on the leg stump, played to short midwicket.

Bangladesh 41/3   IE O'Brien 11-8-4-2

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.

81.3

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and wide, an expansive drive straight to cover-point.

81.4

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends.

81.5

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone.

81.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, swings in and played up to mid-off.

Bangladesh 139/4   IE O'Brien 12-8-5-2

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   IE O'Brien 13-8-6-2

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   IE O'Brien 14-8-12-2

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   IE O'Brien 15-9-12-2

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.

89.4

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, outside edge wide of second slip and down to thirdman fence.

89.5

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lets the ball go through to McCullum.

89.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone.

Bangladesh 165/4   IE O'Brien 16-9-17-2

91.1

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends past the bowler to mid-off.

91.2

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, good shot, drives in the air through covers to the fence. This now is the best 5th wicket partnership for Bangladesh in Tests beating the previous best of 126 between Aminul Islam and Ashraful against Sri Lanka in 2001.

91.3

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends on the back foot.

91.4

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, angled in and moves away, left alone.

91.5

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, full and straight, driven past the stumps and down the ground, brings up the 50 for Mushfiqur Rahim, well played.

91.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

Bangladesh 177/4   IE O'Brien 17-9-25-2

95.1

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short on the off stump, defended to cover.

95.2

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends full ball to midwicket.

95.3

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length delivery just outside the off stump, left alone.

95.4

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full on the stumps, defended to cover.

95.5

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, a little wider and driven to cover on the front foot.

95.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length delivery, played with an angled bat to gully.

Bangladesh 187/4   IE O'Brien 18-10-25-2

97.1

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten by a good length delivery on the off stump that angles in and then seams away.

97.2

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, defended to gully.

97.3

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, plays down the track to mid-on and calls for a quick single, shy at the stumps misses.

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   IE O'Brien 19-10-26-3

99.1

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short on the off stump, plays with an angled bat to gully.

99.2

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the back foot and defends down the track.

99.3

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short again and Rahim drops the ball on the track.

99.4

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good slower delivery, deceives the batsman, hit in the air and falls short of midwicket.

99.5

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended back to the bowler.

99.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower delivery driven to mid-off.

Bangladesh 193/5   IE O'Brien 20-11-26-3

101.1

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good leave as the ball goes over the off stump.

101.2

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on the leg stump and turned to fine leg.

101.3

O'Brien to Naeem Islam, no run, defends to cover.

101.4

O'Brien to Naeem Islam, 1 run, short ball turned to square leg.

101.5

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 4 byes, slower delivery bounces in front of the keeper and to the fence.

101.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone through to the keeper.

Bangladesh 207/5   IE O'Brien 21-11-28-3

103.1

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short delivery, up on his toes and defends.

103.2

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, wide of the off stump, left alone.

103.3

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, again wider, left alone.

103.4

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, plays on the back foot to short cover.

103.5

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full ball driven down to mid-on.

103.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, gets the edge and drops short of the slip and to the fence.

Bangladesh 215/5   IE O'Brien 22-11-32-3

109.1

O'Brien to Naeem Islam, no run, punches off the back foot to cover.

109.2

O'Brien to Naeem Islam, no run, ducks under the bouncer.

109.3

O'Brien to Naeem Islam, no run, looks to play to the onside, changes his mind at the last moment and plays to the off side.

109.4

O'Brien to Naeem Islam, no run, back and across plays to mid-on.

109.5

O'Brien to Naeem Islam, no run, ducks under a short ball that didn't rise very much.

109.6

O'Brien to Naeem Islam, FOUR, fuller delivery, comes forward and drives well through covers.

Bangladesh 220/5   IE O'Brien 23-11-36-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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