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

13.6

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

Bangladesh 13/1   Tamim Iqbal 8* (40b 1x4)   JD Ryder 1-0-5-0

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.

Bangladesh 22/1   Tamim Iqbal 12* (60b 2x4)   DL Vettori 0.4-0-5-0

43.2

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

Bangladesh 48/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 8* (5b 1x4)   JS Patel 8.2-4-14-0

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.

Bangladesh 60/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 18* (13b 2x4)   JS Patel 9.5-4-23-0

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)   DL Vettori 14-6-27-2

47.1

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

Bangladesh 71/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 9* (13b 1x4)   JS Patel 10.1-4-27-0

54.3

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, at last! Full on the legs and Rahim puts it away, flicks it down to the fence.

Bangladesh 76/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 13* (38b 2x4)   KD Mills 6.3-5-5-0

58.1

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

Bangladesh 81/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 27* (41b 4x4)   KD Mills 8.1-5-10-0

60.1

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

Bangladesh 85/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 31* (47b 5x4)   JS Patel 11.1-4-31-0

60.2

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

Bangladesh 89/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 35* (48b 6x4)   JS Patel 11.2-4-35-0

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.

Bangladesh 93/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 39* (51b 7x4)   JS Patel 11.5-4-39-0

61.6

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, good shot, flighted delivery and Rahim uses his feet and finds the gap between extra-cover and mid-off to the fence.

Bangladesh 97/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 18* (65b 3x4)   DL Vettori 18-8-32-2

75.4

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

Bangladesh 120/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 57* (103b 8x4)   JS Patel 14.4-5-47-0

84.6

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, wide and a classic cover drive along the ground to the fence, brings up the 150 for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh 150/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 37* (118b 4x4 1x6)   KD Mills 12-5-21-0

85.4

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

Bangladesh 154/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 72* (141b 9x4)   IE O'Brien 13.4-8-10-2

88.4

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, looking to pull his bat away but the ball takes the face of the bat and to thirdman fence.

Bangladesh 160/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 41* (128b 5x4 1x6)   KD Mills 13.4-6-25-0

89.4

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

Bangladesh 165/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 45* (131b 6x4 1x6)   IE O'Brien 15.4-9-17-2

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.

Bangladesh 169/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 79* (157b 10x4)   DL Vettori 26.5-9-50-2

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.

Bangladesh 173/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 49* (135b 7x4 1x6)   IE O'Brien 16.2-9-21-2

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.

Bangladesh 177/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 53* (138b 8x4 1x6)   IE O'Brien 16.5-9-25-2

93.5

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, full and outside the off stump, drives it square through cover-point.

Bangladesh 183/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 59* (144b 9x4 1x6)   JS Patel 16.5-5-59-0

94.2

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

Bangladesh 187/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 83* (166b 11x4)   KD Mills 14.2-6-29-0

98.2

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, looks to play to the onside and gets a leading edge down to thirdman fence.

Bangladesh 192/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 64* (156b 10x4 1x6)   KD Mills 16.2-7-33-0

102.4

Mills to Naeem Islam, FOUR, full toss on the pads and stroked nicely through square leg.

Bangladesh 211/5   Naeem Islam 10* (11b 1x4)   KD Mills 18.4-7-46-0

103.6

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

Bangladesh 215/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 73* (177b 11x4 1x6)   IE O'Brien 22-11-32-3

109.6

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

Bangladesh 220/5   Naeem Islam 14* (35b 2x4)   IE O'Brien 23-11-36-3

110.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, width and Rahim takes full advantage of it and drives square of the wicket on the off side to the fence.

Bangladesh 224/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 78* (195b 12x4 1x6)   JDP Oram 18.4-14-13-0

116.4

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, short and width given, cuts square of the wicket through point to the fence.

Bangladesh 233/8   Shakib Al Hasan 4* (7b 1x4)   JS Patel 18.4-6-63-1

121.2

Vettori to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, goes on one knee and slogs over wide long on.

Bangladesh 245/8   Abdur Razzak 11* (18b 1x4)   DL Vettori 35.2-15-59-4
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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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