New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2008/09 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Welcome back, Tamim and Junaid to open the innings and Mills will open the attack.

0.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone.

0.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, no shot again.

0.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, closer this time but still no shot.

0.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full on the off stump, pushed in the gap at cover for a single.

0.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, full and swinging back in, driven through covers.

0.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, shorter and wider, left alone.

O'Brien to share the attack.

End of over 1 (3 runs) Bangladesh 3/0
Junaid Siddique    2* (2b)      KD Mills    1-0-3-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (4b)     

1.1

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

1.2

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, once again left alone.

1.3

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flashes at one a little closer and misses.

1.4

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shorter and played to gully.

1.5

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stands tall and drives to mid-off.

1.6

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fuller and pushes the ball in the gap at cover.

End of over 2 (1 run) Bangladesh 4/0
Tamim Iqbal    2* (10b)      IE O'Brien    1-0-1-0
Junaid Siddique    2* (2b)     

2.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, drives at wide ball and hits to cover.

Large shadow is now nearly on the pitch.

2.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, given width, drives through covers.

2.3

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, angles across the batsman, left alone.

2.4

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, too wide outside the off stump, left alone.

2.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, left alone again, poor bowling not making the batsman to play.

2.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, 1 no ball, around the wicket, on the off stump, played to gully.

2.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, too wide again, left alone.

End of over 3 (4 runs) Bangladesh 8/0
Junaid Siddique    2* (7b)      KD Mills    2-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    5* (12b)     

3.1

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, what a leave, that bounces just over the off stump.

3.2

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends to cover.

3.3

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slashes at a wide ball and misses.

3.4

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, plays and misses, appeal for a caught behind turned down.

3.5

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, works the ball off his legs through square leg.

3.6

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

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bangladesh 10/0
Tamim Iqbal    7* (18b)      IE O'Brien    2-0-3-0
Junaid Siddique    2* (7b)     

4.1

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, left alone, the ball keeps low.

4.2

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, comes forward and plays to mid-off.

4.3

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, ducks under the bouncer.

Two men close at short cover.

4.4

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, drives the man at short cover.

4.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

4.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, drives the ball back to the bowler.

End of over 5 (maiden) Bangladesh 10/0
Junaid Siddique    2* (13b)      KD Mills    3-1-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    7* (18b)     

5.1

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, works the ball off his pads to deep-square leg.

5.2

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, ducks under the bouncer, that doesn't bounce much as it is taken on the arm.

5.3

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run

5.4

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, ducks under another bouncer.

5.5

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, fuller and slower,left alone, bounces a second time to McCullum.

5.6

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, shorter, ducks and the ball hits the helmet.

Patel is into the attack.

End of over 6 (1 run) Bangladesh 11/0
Junaid Siddique    2* (18b)      IE O'Brien    3-0-4-0
Tamim Iqbal    8* (19b)     

6.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nice loop and defended back to the bowler.

6.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes back and drops the ball on the track.

6.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lets the arm ball go.

6.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, forward and taken on the pad, loud appeal turned down.

6.5

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

6.6

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward and defends to cover.

End of over 7 (maiden) Bangladesh 11/0
Tamim Iqbal    8* (25b)      JS Patel    1-1-0-0
Junaid Siddique    2* (18b)     

7.1

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, stands in the crease and plays back to the bowler.

7.2

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, turns off his pads behind square leg.

7.3

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, goes back and plays to cover.

Leg gully in place.

7.4

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, stands and plays to mid-off.

7.5

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, ducks under the bouncer.

7.6

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, off the edge to gully.

End of over 8 (2 runs) Bangladesh 13/0
Junaid Siddique    4* (24b)      IE O'Brien    4-0-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    8* (25b)     

8.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward and plays no shot.

8.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, loops up, defends to the fielder close in.

8.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, plays back along the track.

8.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, turns behind square leg.

8.5

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

Batsmen complaining about the light, no joy from the umpires.

8.6

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

Vettori comes into the attack.

End of over 9 (maiden) Bangladesh 13/0
Tamim Iqbal    8* (31b)      JS Patel    2-2-0-0
Junaid Siddique    4* (24b)     

9.1

Vettori to Junaid Siddique, OUT, stumped! Vettori strikes first ball, comes dancing down the track and misses, McCullum drops the ball but then takes the bails, referred to the third umpire, that is out.

Junaid Siddique st †McCullum b Vettori 4 (36m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.00

Ashraful is the new batsman.

9.2

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

9.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Leg before wicket! Leans forward and gets hit on the pad, de Silva has no hesitation in giving it, that looked plumb.

Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Vettori 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Vettori picks up his second wicket in the over. Rajin Saleh is the new batsman.

9.4

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run

9.5

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, no run

9.6

Vettori to Rajin Saleh, OUT, third wicket in the over for Vettori, wonderful stuff, floated up and hit on the pad and again de Silva has no hesitation in giving it, that is hitting middle and leg.

Rajin Saleh lbw b Vettori 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

That was an excellent over, brilliant stuff.

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 13/3
     DL Vettori    1-1-0-3
Tamim Iqbal    8* (31b)     

10.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone.

10.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lets it go once again.

10.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, plays to gully.

Slip, gully, silly-point and short leg in place, pressure being applied.

10.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dabs to the off side.

Stumps day 4: After declaring at 262 for 6, New Zealand have done well to put Bangladesh under pressure, they are struggling at 13 for 3. Vettori picking up three wickets in his first over, has put New Zealand in a strong position after day four.

Thanks to Bill Andersson and Sohel Awrangzeb for all the updates. Do join us again tomorrow at 9am. Until then, this is Binoy George signing off.

Light meters are out and the light is being offered to the batsman and they accept it. Bad light has stopped play.

The players are out and the action is about to begin. It will be Patel to finish the over.

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10.5

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flighted delivery, turn and bounce, gets beaten.

10.6

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dabs to the off side.

Vettori to bowl.

End of over 11 (maiden) Bangladesh 13/3
Tamim Iqbal    8* (37b)      JS Patel    3-3-0-0
Mehrab Hossain jnr    0* (0b)     

11.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, leans into the full and wide delivery, plays into the gap at cover.

11.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run

11.3

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, ball runs off the face of the bat to backward-point.

11.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, plays square of the wicket to the off side.

11.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward, plays and misses.

11.6

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes back and plays to mid-on.

End of over 12 (1 run) Bangladesh 14/3
Tamim Iqbal    8* (42b)      DL Vettori    2-1-1-3
Mehrab Hossain jnr    1* (1b)     

12.1

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, cuts the turning ball to point.

12.2

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 leg bye, sweeps behind square leg for a single.

12.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, plays through covers for couple of runs.

12.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes back and plays to point.

12.5

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, drives well wide of mid-on for couple more.

12.6

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

End of over 13 (5 runs) Bangladesh 19/3
Tamim Iqbal    12* (46b)      JS Patel    4-3-4-0
Mehrab Hossain jnr    1* (3b)     

13.1

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

13.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, goes back and plays to mid-off.

13.3

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

13.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, flighted delivery, plays and misses.

13.5

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

13.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, flighted wide of the off stump, square driven through point.

End of over 14 (4 runs) Bangladesh 23/3
Mehrab Hossain jnr    5* (9b 1x4)      DL Vettori    3-1-5-3
Tamim Iqbal    12* (46b)     

14.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run

14.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes forward and drives to mid-off.

14.3

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

14.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, plays to mid-off.

14.5

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes back and defends.

14.6

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

End of over 15 (maiden) Bangladesh 23/3
Tamim Iqbal    12* (52b)      JS Patel    5-4-4-0
Mehrab Hossain jnr    5* (9b 1x4)     

15.1

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

15.2

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

15.3

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, pushes cover and looks for a single, sent back.

15.4

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, pushes square of the wicket on the off side.

15.5

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, a touch shorter and faster, goes back and works to midwicket.

15.6

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, leans forward and defends to silly-point.

End of over 16 (maiden) Bangladesh 23/3
Mehrab Hossain jnr    5* (15b 1x4)      DL Vettori    4-2-5-3
Tamim Iqbal    12* (52b)     

16.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flighted delivery driven to mid-off.

16.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward and drops the ball at short leg.

16.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, goes for the big drive as the ball drops on him, stop his shot and pushes in the gap at cover.

16.4

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run

16.5

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, hit on the pad, loud appeal, may be missing the leg stump.

16.6

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, inside edge to short fine leg.

End of over 17 (2 runs) Bangladesh 25/3
Mehrab Hossain jnr    6* (18b 1x4)      JS Patel    6-4-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    13* (55b)     

17.1

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run

17.2

Vettori to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run

17.3

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

17.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short and wide, cuts straight to point.

17.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, squirts behind square leg, looks for a single, sent back.

17.6

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run

End of over 18 (1 run) Bangladesh 26/3
Tamim Iqbal    13* (58b)      DL Vettori    5-2-6-3
Mehrab Hossain jnr    7* (21b 1x4)     

18.1

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

18.2

Patel to Mehrab Hossain jnr, OUT, leans forward and is hit on the back pad in front of off stump, Harper thinks about it and puts his finger up.

Mehrab Hossain jnr lbw b Patel 7 (30m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.43

Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman.

18.3

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leans forward and is beaten.

18.4

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, once again beats as Rahim leans forward.

18.5

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes back and drops the ball to short leg.

The umpires have miscounted, it is a five-ball over.

End of over 19 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 26/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (3b)      JS Patel    7-5-6-1
Tamim Iqbal    13* (58b)     

19.1

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, over the wicket and tossed up, driven nicely through extra-cover.

19.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets the outside edge that drops short of slip.

19.3

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, uses his feet and defends to the off side.

19.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, balloons off the pad to the off side.

19.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run

19.6

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, plays back to the bowler.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Bangladesh 31/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (4b)      DL Vettori    6-2-11-3
Tamim Iqbal    18* (63b 1x4)     

20.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, tossed up and driven nicely through covers.

20.2

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flighted delivery and driven to mid-off.

20.3

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone.

20.4

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, drives wide of mid-on.

20.5

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, forward and plays inside the line.

20.6

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, short and wide, plays off the back foot through covers.

End of over 21 (8 runs) Bangladesh 39/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (6b)      JS Patel    8-5-14-1
Tamim Iqbal    23* (67b 2x4)     

21.1

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

21.2

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leans forward and plays down the track.

21.3

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended on the track.

21.4

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, plays forwrrd and is beaten by the turn and bounce.

21.5

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

21.6

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

End of over 22 (maiden) Bangladesh 39/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (12b)      DL Vettori    7-3-11-3
Tamim Iqbal    23* (67b 2x4)     

22.1

Patel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, works it past short leg.

22.2

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended to short leg.

22.3

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone.

22.4

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, uses his feet and plays to mid-on.

22.5

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, tossed up and driven down the ground past mid-off.

22.6

Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up again, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off.

End of over 23 (5 runs) Bangladesh 44/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    7* (17b 1x4)      JS Patel    9-5-19-1
Tamim Iqbal    24* (68b 2x4)     

23.1

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes to drive and the bat flies off his hand to midwicket.

23.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run

23.3

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes back and plays to the bowler.

23.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back and plays to midwicket.

23.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slides of the face off the bat to gully.

23.6

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward and plays to point.

Change of bowling, O'Brien replaces Patel.

End of over 24 (maiden) Bangladesh 44/4
Tamim Iqbal    24* (74b 2x4)      DL Vettori    8-4-11-3
Mushfiqur Rahim    7* (17b 1x4)     

24.1

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes back and plays to cover.

24.2

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

24.3

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, up on his toes and plays to cover.

24.4

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, plays with an angled bat to gully.

24.5

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

24.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes back and plays to square leg.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 25 (maiden) Bangladesh 44/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    7* (23b 1x4)      IE O'Brien    5-1-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    24* (74b 2x4)     

25.1

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Vettori strikes and picks up his fourth wicket. Plays forward and gets the outside edge, taken by Taylor at slip.

Tamim Iqbal c Taylor b Vettori 24 (101m 75b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.00

Shakib is the new batsman.

25.2

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back and plays to the bowler.

25.3

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, leans forward and defends down the track.

25.4

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back and plays to cover.

25.5

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back to the quicker delivery and plays to cover.

25.6

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, dabs to silly-point.

End of over 26 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 44/5
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (5b)      DL Vettori    9-5-11-4
Mushfiqur Rahim    7* (23b 1x4)     

26.1

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, ducks under the bouncer.

26.2

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

26.3

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

26.4

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, short and jags back in at the body, the ball balloons up off the glove as Rahim tries to get out of the way, McCullum takes the catch.

Mushfiqur Rahim c †McCullum b O'Brien 7 (36m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.92

Bangladesh in deep trouble. Mortaza is the new batsman.

26.5

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, steps away to leg and plays to gully.

26.6

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defends to the onside.

End of over 27 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 44/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (2b)      IE O'Brien    6-2-6-1
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (5b)     

27.1

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, driven through covers.

27.2

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, leans forward and dabs to gully.

27.3

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted and defended to the off side.

27.4

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full on the legs and no shot played, hits the pad.

27.5

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, leans forward and pushes to cover and runs with the shot.

27.6

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, plays back to the bowler.

End of over 28 (3 runs) Bangladesh 47/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (3b)      DL Vettori    10-5-14-4
Shakib Al Hasan    3* (10b)     

28.1

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and pulled to deep-midwicket.

28.2

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short and wide of the off stump, left alone.

28.3

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, goes back and drops the ball on the track.

28.4

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, jags back, plays and misses and the ball goes over the off stump.

28.5

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, full and pushes the ball through mid-off.

28.6

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, goes back and plays to the bowler.

Change of bowling, Patel replaces Vettori.

End of over 29 (3 runs) Bangladesh 50/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    2* (8b)      IE O'Brien    7-2-9-1
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (11b)     

29.1

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, leans forward and defends along the track.

29.2

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back and plays to the off side.

29.3

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes forward and gets a thickish edge to point.

29.4

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, played back to the bowler.

29.5

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, uses his feet and plays to the bowler.

29.6

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short, goes back and cuts to point.

End of over 30 (maiden) Bangladesh 50/6
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (17b)      JS Patel    10-6-19-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    2* (8b)     

30.1

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, comes forward and plays to mid-off.

30.2

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, plays past shrot leg and looks for a single but is sent back.

30.3

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, angles in, watches the ball through to the keeper.

30.4

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short and angled in, up on his toes and defends.

30.5

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defends a short one to cover.

30.6

O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, once again defended to cover.

End of over 31 (maiden) Bangladesh 50/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    2* (14b)      IE O'Brien    8-3-9-1
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (17b)     

31.1

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, leans forward and defends down the track.

31.2

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, full and drifting into the legs, driven beautifully past mid-on.

31.3

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shorter and pulled to mid-on.

31.4

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, uses his feet and gets the bottom off the bat, bounces up to short point.

31.5

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, driven back to the bowler.

31.6

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, outside the leg stump and padded away.

162 runs is the follow-on score, Bangladesh still require 109 runs to avoid the follow-on. Mills is back.

End of over 32 (4 runs) Bangladesh 54/6
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (23b 1x4)      JS Patel    11-6-23-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    2* (14b)     

32.1

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, angles down the leg side and misses the attempted glance.

32.2

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, swings in and gets an inside edge on to the pad.

32.3

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, swings in again, played to midwicket.

32.4

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye, short down the leg side, off the pad behind square leg.

32.5

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, wider and left alone.

32.6

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, left alone once again.

End of over 33 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 55/6
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (25b 1x4)      KD Mills    4-2-7-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    2* (18b)     

33.1

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, flighted delivery on the stumps, stands in the crease and hits it high and over long on fence.

33.2

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, a little wider, tempting him, left alone.

33.3

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, leans forward and defends.

33.4

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defends to midwicket.

33.5

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, comes forward and the ball spins to beat the bat, takes the pad.

33.6

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, wider again, left alone.

End of over 34 (6 runs) Bangladesh 61/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    8* (24b 1x6)      JS Patel    12-6-29-1
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (25b 1x4)     

34.1

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, ducks away from the short delivery.

34.2

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back and plays to the man at short cover.

34.3

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 no ball, wide of the off stump, left alone.

34.3

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes forward and plays to short cover.

34.4

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slower delivery, left alone.

34.5

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, comes forward and angles the bat, slides down to thirdman.

34.6

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, full and wide, driven through covers.

Vettori replaces Patel.

End of over 35 (7 runs) Bangladesh 68/6
Shakib Al Hasan    14* (32b 2x4)      KD Mills    5-2-14-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    8* (24b 1x6)     

35.1

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defends back to the bowler.

35.2

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, shorter and defends to point.

35.3

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, drops the ball on the track.

35.4

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, flighted delivery, puts his front foot forward and down the pitch and belts the ball back past the non-striker who has to duck.

35.5

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, leans forward and is beaten as the ball spins away.

35.6

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defends on the track.

End of over 36 (4 runs) Bangladesh 72/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (30b 1x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    11-5-18-4
Shakib Al Hasan    14* (32b 2x4)     

36.1

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, round the wicket, full and driven through covers.

36.2

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fiddles at the delivery and through to the keeper.

36.3

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, drives in the gap at cover.

36.4

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, goes back and plays to mid-on.

36.5

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, angles down the leg side, misses the attempted glance.

36.6

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller and on the off stump, driven to mid-off.

Raju passes me the laws of the game: (a) In a two innings match of 5 days or more, the side which bats first and leads by at least 200 runs shall have the option of requiring the other side to follow their innings. (b) The same option shall be available in two innings matches of shorter duration with the minimum required leads as follows: (i) 150 runs in a match of 3 or 4 days; (ii) 100 runs in a 2-day match; (iii) 75 runs in a 1-day match

End of over 37 (5 runs) Bangladesh 77/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (33b 1x4 1x6)      KD Mills    6-2-19-0
Shakib Al Hasan    19* (35b 3x4)     

37.1

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes forward and plays back to the bowler.

37.2

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted delivery, goes back and defends on the track.

37.3

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, short and wide, slashed through point.

37.4

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, drops the ball on the track.

37.5

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, faster and very short wide down the leg side, well stopped by McCullum.

37.6

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, left alone.

End of over 38 (2 runs) Bangladesh 79/6
Shakib Al Hasan    21* (41b 3x4)      DL Vettori    12-5-20-4
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (33b 1x4 1x6)     

38.1

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, comes forward and plays to mid-off.

38.2

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full and angled down the leg side, misses the attempted glance.

38.3

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, plays to cover.

38.4

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, just outside the off stump, plays and misses.

38.5

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, plays to cover.

38.6

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, once again plays to cover.

End of over 39 (maiden) Bangladesh 79/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (39b 1x4 1x6)      KD Mills    7-3-19-0
Shakib Al Hasan    21* (41b 3x4)     

39.1

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted delivery driven to cover.

39.2

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, dabs the ball to short leg.

39.3

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted and driven to mid-off.

39.4

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended to short leg.

39.5

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, wider and cut to point.

39.6

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, drives a wide ball to cover.

End of over 40 (maiden) Bangladesh 79/6
Shakib Al Hasan    21* (47b 3x4)      DL Vettori    13-6-20-4
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (39b 1x4 1x6)     

40.1

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, goes back and plays to cover.

40.2

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, plays down to mid-on.

40.3

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, back and defends to mid-off.

40.4

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full, plays and misses.

40.5

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, plays and gets beaten.

40.6

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, drives full ball left of mid-on but can't beat the diving Flynn.

End of over 41 (maiden) Bangladesh 79/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (45b 1x4 1x6)      KD Mills    8-4-19-0
Shakib Al Hasan    21* (47b 3x4)     

41.1

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, wide, slashed wide of man at point boundary.

41.2

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, padded away.

41.3

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended on the track.

41.4

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back and defends square of the wicket on the off side.

41.5

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, square drives a wider delivery to sweeper.

41.6

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defends to the off side.

End of over 42 (3 runs) Bangladesh 82/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (46b 1x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    14-6-23-4
Shakib Al Hasan    24* (52b 3x4)     

42.1

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, chops a short ball to backward-point.

42.2

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back to shorter ball on the stumps, plays back to the bowler.

42.3

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, drives a full ball to short cover.

Two short covers and two fielders in the gully.

42.4

Mills to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, digs out the yorker to mid-off.

42.5

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, over the wicket and defends back to the bowler.

42.6

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, played back to the bowler.

Patel replaces Vettori

End of over 43 (3 runs) Bangladesh 85/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (48b 1x4 1x6)      KD Mills    9-4-22-0
Shakib Al Hasan    27* (56b 3x4)     

43.1

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, drifting in, makes room and cuts, slides past slip.

43.2

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defends to point.

43.3

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, goes for the big hit and top edges over mid-off and the ball stops a few feet from the boundary.

43.4

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defends to point.

43.5

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, flighted and driven straight back over the bowlers head to the fence.

43.6

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, leans forward and pushes the ball in the gap at cover.

Redmond replaces Mills.

End of over 44 (8 runs) Bangladesh 93/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    19* (53b 2x4 1x6)      JS Patel    13-6-37-1
Shakib Al Hasan    28* (57b 3x4)     

44.1

Redmond to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, short and pulled to deep-midwicket.

44.2

Redmond to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, drives full ball to mid-off.

44.3

Redmond to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, leans forward and defends to cover.

44.4

Redmond to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and wide, cut to sweeper cover.

44.5

Redmond to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, leans forward and defends on the track.

44.6

Redmond to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside the leg stump, padded away.

End of over 45 (2 runs) Bangladesh 95/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    20* (56b 2x4 1x6)      AJ Redmond    1-0-2-0
Shakib Al Hasan    29* (60b 3x4)     

45.1

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended to short leg.

45.2

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back and the ball hurries, lucky to get some bat.

45.3

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, driven to cover.

45.4

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, slog sweeps over midwicket.

45.5

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted delivery, goes back and defends.

45.6

Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back and turns to short fine leg.

End of over 46 (4 runs) Bangladesh 99/6
Shakib Al Hasan    33* (66b 4x4)      JS Patel    14-6-41-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    20* (56b 2x4 1x6)     

46.1

Redmond to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

46.2

Redmond to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, drives at the flighted delivery, gets a thickish edge in the gap at cover.

46.3

Redmond to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, plays back to the bowler.

63 more runs to avoid the follow-on, more explanation coming up at Lunch time.

46.4

Redmond to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, leans forward and pushes to mid-off.

46.5

Redmond to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back and dabs to the off side.

46.6

Redmond to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended to short leg.

End of over 47 (1 run) Bangladesh 100/6
Shakib Al Hasan    33* (70b 4x4)      AJ Redmond    2-0-3-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    21* (58b 2x4 1x6)     

47.1

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, left alone.

47.2

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, leans forward and defends on the track.

47.3

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defended once again along the track.

47.4

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, leans forward and defends to the onside.

47.5

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, square drives a wide delivery over point.

47.6

Patel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, goes back and defends to the off side.

Lunch day 5: The two Bangladesh batsmen have done well after the flurry of wickets early on, Mortaza and Shakib are currently involved in a 60 run unbeaten partnership. They still require 59 runs to avoid the follow-on.

For more on the mystery of follow-on. Robin emails with more explanation. Here you go: If no play takes place on the first day of a match of more than one day's duration, 1 shall apply in accordance with the number of days remaining from the actual start of the match. The day on which play first commences shall count as a whole day for this purpose, irrespective of the time at which play starts.

1. Lead on first innings (a) In a two innings match of 5 days or more, the side which bats first and leads by at least 200 runs shall have the option of requiring the other side to follow their innings. (b) The same option shall be available in two innings matches of shorter duration with the minimum required leads as follows: (i) 150 runs in a match of 3 or 4 days; (ii) 100 runs in a 2-day match; (iii) 75 runs in a 1-day match.

Join us after the break at 12:10 local time (06:10 GMT).

End of over 48 (4 runs) Bangladesh 104/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    25* (64b 3x4 1x6)      JS Patel    15-6-45-1
Shakib Al Hasan    33* (70b 4x4)     

Welcome back for the post-lunch session on the final day. Bangladesh will be looking to get rid of the follow-on mark first and then take it from there, New Zealand on the other hand will be looking to put some pressure on the batsmen and will look to get the four wickets quickly and make Bangladesh bat again.

O'Brien to start the proceedings.

48.1

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and wide of the off stump, left alone.

48.2

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and pulled hard, a good diving stop by Elliot, saves a certain boundary.

48.3

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, too wide and called one.

48.3

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, goes back and drives through covers, Patel chases it and fields.

48.4

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angled across, plays and misses.

48.5

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushes into the covers.

48.6

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slower delivery, plays to covers and looks for a single, sent back quickly.

Vettori replaces Patel.

End of over 49 (3 runs) Bangladesh 107/6
Shakib Al Hasan    35* (76b 4x4)      IE O'Brien    9-3-12-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    25* (64b 3x4 1x6)     

49.1

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, plays to short leg, who misfields.

49.2

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, drifts across, drives and gets a bottom edge between the keeper and slip to thirdman fence.

49.3

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted delivery driven to cover.

49.4

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, square drives through point to the sweeper.

49.5

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, shorter, turns and goes to cut, misses it.

49.6

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flighted and Mortaza plays and is hit on the pad, appeal turned down as it may have been missing the leg stump.

End of over 50 (6 runs) Bangladesh 113/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    26* (67b 3x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    15-6-29-4
Shakib Al Hasan    40* (79b 5x4)     
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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 29, 2008

Daniel Vettori poses with the trophy after New Zealand won the Test series 1-0, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 5th day, October 29, 2008

Daniel Vettori poses with the trophy after New Zealand won the Test series 1-0

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Oct 29, 2008

Mashrafe Mortaza is congratulated by team-mates after dismissing Jamie How, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 5th day, October 29, 2008

Mashrafe Mortaza is congratulated by team-mates after dismissing Jamie How

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