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

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and they will be batting. Tamim and Junaid to open the batting, it will be Mills to open the attack.

0.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed to point.

0.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short lifting delivery outside the off stump, plays and gets beaten.

0.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-on.

0.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends down the pitch.

0.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, defended to point.

0.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lets the ball go through to McCullum.

It will be O'Brien to share the attack.

End of over 1 (maiden) Bangladesh 0/0
Tamim Iqbal    0* (6b)      KD Mills    1-1-0-0
Junaid Siddique    0* (0b)     

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

Rajin Saleh is the new batsman.

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.

End of over 2 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 0/1
Rajin Saleh    0* (5b)      IE O'Brien    1-1-0-1
Tamim Iqbal    0* (6b)     

2.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

2.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, edged along the ground to gully.

2.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends the good length delivery back to the bowler.

2.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, inside edges onto the pads, half hearted appeal.

2.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball defended to mid-off.

Still no run on the board for Bangladesh.

2.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dropped! Another drop this time by Redmond at second slip as the ball was edged.

End of over 3 (maiden) Bangladesh 0/1
Tamim Iqbal    0* (12b)      KD Mills    2-2-0-0
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.

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.

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bangladesh 2/1
Tamim Iqbal    1* (13b)      IE O'Brien    2-1-2-1
Rajin Saleh    1* (10b)     

4.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, swings back into the batsman, played to mid-on.

4.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, plays the short ball down onto the pitch, looks for a quick single, sent back.

4.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends to mid-off.

4.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends again.

4.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

4.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, swings back in, Tamim clamps down on the ball.

End of over 5 (maiden) Bangladesh 2/1
Tamim Iqbal    1* (19b)      KD Mills    3-3-0-0
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.

End of over 6 (maiden) Bangladesh 2/1
Rajin Saleh    1* (16b)      IE O'Brien    3-2-2-1
Tamim Iqbal    1* (19b)     

6.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller delivery played firmly to mid-on.

6.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lets the ball go outside the off stump.

6.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wider and left alone.

6.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends a full delivery.

6.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends the short ball to cover.

6.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short delivery, left alone through to the keeper.

End of over 7 (maiden) Bangladesh 2/1
Tamim Iqbal    1* (25b)      KD Mills    4-4-0-0
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.

End of over 8 (maiden) Bangladesh 2/1
Rajin Saleh    1* (22b)      IE O'Brien    4-3-2-1
Tamim Iqbal    1* (25b)     

8.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full ball on the leg stump, gets a leading edge to mid-off.

8.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lets the ball go through to McCullum.

8.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball outside the off stump, left alone.

8.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another leave.

8.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short ball played off his hips down to fine leg.

8.6

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

End of over 9 (1 run) Bangladesh 3/1
Rajin Saleh    1* (23b)      KD Mills    5-4-1-0
Tamim Iqbal    2* (30b)     

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.

A very slow start from Bangladesh. Change of bowling, Oram replaces Mills.

End of over 10 (maiden) Bangladesh 3/1
Tamim Iqbal    2* (36b)      IE O'Brien    5-4-2-1
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.

End of over 11 (maiden) Bangladesh 3/1
Rajin Saleh    1* (29b)      JDP Oram    1-1-0-0
Tamim Iqbal    2* (36b)     

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.

End of over 12 (1 run) Bangladesh 4/1
Rajin Saleh    1* (34b)      IE O'Brien    6-4-3-1
Tamim Iqbal    3* (37b)     

12.1

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, turned off his legs past the umpire at square leg.

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.

Ryder replaces O'Brien.

End of over 13 (4 runs) Bangladesh 8/1
Rajin Saleh    4* (39b)      JDP Oram    2-1-4-0
Tamim Iqbal    4* (38b)     

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.

13.5

Ryder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full ball played to mid-off.

13.6

Ryder to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, first boundary of the match, good shot driven down and along the ground to the fence

End of over 14 (5 runs) Bangladesh 13/1
Tamim Iqbal    8* (40b 1x4)      JD Ryder    1-0-5-0
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.

Rajin Saleh is hurt and he gets some attention, as the players have break for drinks. Match State: Drinks

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.

End of over 15 (maiden) Bangladesh 13/1
Rajin Saleh    5* (49b)      JDP Oram    3-2-4-0
Tamim Iqbal    8* (40b 1x4)     

15.1

Ryder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller delviery defended to mid-on.

15.2

Ryder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball turned to square leg.

15.3

Ryder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, played to cover.

15.4

Ryder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full ball played back to the bowler.

15.5

Ryder to Tamim Iqbal, no run

15.6

Ryder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended to the off side.

End of over 16 (maiden) Bangladesh 13/1
Tamim Iqbal    8* (46b 1x4)      JD Ryder    2-1-5-0
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.

16.6

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball defended down in front of him.

The ball is going through to the keeper at a reasonable height and pace. Spin now, Patel replaces Ryder.

End of over 17 (3 runs) Bangladesh 16/1
Tamim Iqbal    8* (47b 1x4)      JDP Oram    4-2-7-0
Rajin Saleh    8* (54b)     

17.1

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

17.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, played back to the bowler.

17.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone.

17.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tapped to the fielder in helmet.

17.5

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed back to the bowler.

17.6

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed up delivery pushed to cover.

End of over 18 (1 run) Bangladesh 17/1
Tamim Iqbal    8* (52b 1x4)      JS Patel    1-0-1-0
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.

End of over 19 (maiden) Bangladesh 17/1
Rajin Saleh    9* (61b)      JDP Oram    5-3-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    8* (52b 1x4)     

19.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, spins away, left alone.

19.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length delivery, played back to the bowler.

19.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, spins away, left alone.

19.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the stumps, defended.

19.5

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dropped! Trys to lap it around, gets a top-edge and Redmond at short leg drops it as it was above his head.

19.6

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended.

Vettori replaces Oram, spin from both ends.

End of over 20 (maiden) Bangladesh 17/1
Tamim Iqbal    8* (58b 1x4)      JS Patel    2-1-1-0
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.

20.3

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends onto the pitch.

20.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, good shot this time, down the track and hits it over wide mid-on and to the fence.

20.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, a slight hesitation for the single as Tamim turns past the fielder under the helmet.

20.6

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended.

End of over 21 (6 runs) Bangladesh 23/1
Rajin Saleh    10* (64b)      DL Vettori    1-0-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    13* (61b 2x4)     

21.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside edge drops short of slip.

21.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, pushes and gets the outside edge past slip to thirdman.

21.3

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

21.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven to short cover.

21.5

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone.

21.6

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends onto the pitch.

End of over 22 (6 runs) Bangladesh 29/1
Tamim Iqbal    16* (66b 2x4)      JS Patel    3-1-7-0
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.

End of over 23 (maiden) Bangladesh 29/1
Rajin Saleh    13* (71b)      DL Vettori    2-1-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    16* (66b 2x4)     

23.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone.

23.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full ball played to cover.

23.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, turned to short leg.

23.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, quicker delivery left alone.

23.5

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller delivery played down to mid-off.

23.6

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven, on the bounce to short cover.

End of over 24 (maiden) Bangladesh 29/1
Tamim Iqbal    16* (72b 2x4)      JS Patel    4-2-7-0
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.

End of over 25 (maiden) Bangladesh 29/1
Rajin Saleh    13* (77b)      DL Vettori    3-2-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    16* (72b 2x4)     

25.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, closer to the off stump and Tamim lets the ball go.

25.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends back to the bowler.

25.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends to short cover.

25.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone.

25.5

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends to short cover.

25.6

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends the full ball down the wicket.

End of over 26 (maiden) Bangladesh 29/1
Tamim Iqbal    16* (78b 2x4)      JS Patel    5-3-7-0
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.

End of over 27 (maiden) Bangladesh 29/1
Rajin Saleh    13* (83b)      DL Vettori    4-3-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    16* (78b 2x4)     

27.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short and defended.

27.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, turned off his pads behind square leg.

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.

End of over 28 (1 run) Bangladesh 30/1
Rajin Saleh    13* (87b)      JS Patel    6-3-8-0
Tamim Iqbal    17* (80b 2x4)     

28.1

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends in front of him.

28.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, a touch short and Tamim turns it behind square leg.

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.

End of over 29 (2 runs) Bangladesh 32/1
Rajin Saleh    14* (91b)      DL Vettori    5-3-8-0
Tamim Iqbal    18* (82b 2x4)     

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.

End of over 30 (2 runs) Bangladesh 34/1
Rajin Saleh    16* (97b)      JS Patel    7-3-10-0
Tamim Iqbal    18* (82b 2x4)     

30.1

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wide of the off stump, left alone.

30.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, similar delivery, left alone.

30.3

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends to the off side.

30.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball played to cover.

30.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, looking to defend and gets the outside edge on the bounce to slip.

30.6

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, loud appeal for stumping down the leg side, turned down and the umpire does not go upstairs either.

End of over 31 (maiden) Bangladesh 34/1
Tamim Iqbal    18* (88b 2x4)      DL Vettori    6-4-8-0
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.

Lunch day 1: A slow start from Bangladesh batsmen take them to 34 for one in 32 overs at Lunch. Tamim and Rajin Saleh were very watchful after the early fall of Junaid. Do join us after the lunch break at 12:10 local time (06:10 GMT).

Kamlesh: "Though Bangladesh is just crawling they are showing intent to bat longer. Now in 2nd and 3rd session condition will get better they should build on this solid foundation and accumulate the runs."

Ben Dempster: "How many catches did NZ put down in that session? Without world class batting or bowling anymore, surely the one skill open to everyone - fielding - is within our grasp?"

Bangladesh would have been in deep trouble if the chances were taken by the New Zeland fielders, there were three dropped chances.

End of over 32 (maiden) Bangladesh 34/1
Rajin Saleh    16* (103b)      JS Patel    8-4-10-0
Tamim Iqbal    18* (88b 2x4)     

Welcome back for the post-lunch session, will Bangladesh look to change the tempo? Stay tuned to the live coverage.

32.1

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended.

32.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Vettori strikes after immediately after lunch, goes for the drive and gets the outside to McCullum behind the stumps.

Tamim Iqbal c †McCullum b Vettori 18 (123m 90b 2x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Ashraful is the new batsman.

32.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, mistimes the drive to mid-on.

32.4

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends in front of him.

32.5

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes back and defends to the off side.

32.6

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, played to cover.

A good breakthrough for New Zealand after lunch as Tamim wanting to looking postive succumbed. O'Brien is back into the attack.

End of over 33 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 34/2
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (4b)      DL Vettori    7-5-8-1
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.

End of over 34 (maiden) Bangladesh 34/2
Rajin Saleh    16* (109b)      IE O'Brien    7-5-3-1
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (4b)     

34.1

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pushes in the gap at cover for a single and gets off the mark.

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.

34.5

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, dabbed to point.

34.6

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, played into covers on the drive.

End of over 35 (4 runs) Bangladesh 38/2
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (7b)      DL Vettori    8-5-12-1
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.

End of over 36 (maiden) Bangladesh 38/2
Rajin Saleh    19* (118b)      IE O'Brien    8-6-3-1
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (7b)     

36.1

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tries to drive and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

36.2

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, driven to mid-off.

36.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends to the off side.

36.4

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, looks to defend and gets hit on the pad, appeal turned down.

36.5

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends to the off side.

36.6

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, moves back and dcuts on the bounce to backward-point.

End of over 37 (maiden) Bangladesh 38/2
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (13b)      DL Vettori    9-6-12-1
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 scoring at one an over at the moment.

End of over 38 (maiden) Bangladesh 38/2
Rajin Saleh    19* (124b)      IE O'Brien    9-7-3-1
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (13b)     

38.1

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, dabbed to point.

38.2

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, a touch short, once again played to point.

38.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends to mid-off.

38.4

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended once again.

38.5

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone.

38.6

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, thick inside edge past the man under the helmet.

Anthony: "What do Bangladesh hope to achieve by batting at such a ridiculously slow pace?"

End of over 39 (1 run) Bangladesh 39/2
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (19b)      DL Vettori    10-6-13-1
Rajin Saleh    19* (124b)     

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.

End of over 40 (maiden) Bangladesh 39/2
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (25b)      IE O'Brien    10-8-3-1
Rajin Saleh    19* (124b)     

40.1

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

40.2

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends to the onside.

40.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, once again defended to the onside.

40.4

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flat and short, played to point.

40.5

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, played firmly to the off side.

40.6

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends to the man at short leg.

End of over 41 (1 run) Bangladesh 40/2
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (30b)      DL Vettori    11-6-14-1
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

Mehrab Hossain is the new batsman.

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.

End of over 42 (1 run) Bangladesh 41/3
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (31b)      IE O'Brien    11-8-4-2
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.

42.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends back to the bowler.

42.4

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone.

42.5

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, once again left alone.

42.6

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, full ball drifts in from outside the off stump and strikes Ashraful on the pad as he looks to defend, loud appeal and umpire Harper raises his finger. Vettori picks up his second wicket and Bangladesh are four down for 44.

Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Vettori 2 (39m 35b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.71

Change of bowling, Patel replaces O'Brien.

End of over 43 (3 runs) Bangladesh 44/4
     DL Vettori    12-6-17-2
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.

43.4

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends down on the track.

43.5

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slides off the bat to gully.

43.6

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends to point.

End of over 44 (7 runs) Bangladesh 51/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (3b)      JS Patel    9-4-17-0
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.

44.4

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, quick single taken to mid-on.

44.5

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

44.6

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends.

End of over 45 (3 runs) Bangladesh 54/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (5b)      DL Vettori    13-6-20-2
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.

45.3

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, drives to mid-off.

45.4

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full and wide, pushed to point.

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.

End of over 46 (6 runs) Bangladesh 60/4
Mehrab Hossain jnr    18* (14b 2x4)      JS Patel    10-4-23-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (7b)     

46.1

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets the edge but falls short of point.

46.2

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends to the off side.

46.3

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, dabbed to the onside.

46.4

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, played with an angled bat to gully.

46.5

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, driven past the bowler down the ground to long on.

46.6

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

Bangladesh making a move now.

End of over 47 (7 runs) Bangladesh 67/4
Mehrab Hossain jnr    22* (15b 3x4)      DL Vettori    14-6-27-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    5* (12b)     

47.1

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, another good hit, plays it back past the bowler to long on fence.

47.2

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended.

47.3

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, once again defended.

47.4

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, drives firmly to mid-off.

47.5

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends to short cover.

47.6

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends back to the bowler.

Shakil Hannan: "Now Bangladesh is playing positive with Mehrab and Mushfiqur. Go Bangladesh Go!

End of over 48 (4 runs) Bangladesh 71/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    9* (18b 1x4)      JS Patel    11-4-27-0
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.

Time for a refreshing drinks break for the players.

End of over 49 (maiden) Bangladesh 71/4
Mehrab Hossain jnr    22* (21b 3x4)      DL Vettori    15-7-27-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    9* (18b 1x4)     

49.1

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, plays at the delivery close to the off stump.

49.2

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short and cut hard on the bounce to gully.

49.3

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends on the front foot to short cover.

49.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hit firmly off the front foot to mid-off.

49.5

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower ball defended to short cover.

Two fielders close in at cover.

49.6

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, played to the off side.

End of over 50 (maiden) Bangladesh 71/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    9* (24b 1x4)      JDP Oram    6-4-7-0
Mehrab Hossain jnr    22* (21b 3x4)     
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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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