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Weather the only thing standing in the way of NZ victory

Dec 21, 2001: Bangladesh's only hope of saving the first National Bank Test against New Zealand in Hamilton rests in the weather which ruined the first two days and, from their point of view, the signs are not good

Lynn McConnell

Bond finds home incentive an extra spur

Dec 21, 2001: Shane Bond came into the Bangladesh series with an average of 96.33, but after today's play in Hamilton it rests on 44.12

Lynn McConnell

Concentration lapses costly for Bangladesh - Mashud

Dec 21, 2001: Bangladesh captain Khaled Mashud had cause to regret the lapses in concentration which have put his side on the end of a possible innings defeat by New Zealand in the first National Bank series Test in Hamilton

Lynn McConnell

Bangladesh should not relax

Dec 20, 2001: At last the Test match was on its way

Shahryar Khan

Richardson more nervous than against Australia

Dec 20, 2001: Bangladesh's frontline bowlers may not match Brett Lee, Jason Gillespie or Glenn McGrath in speed and experience, but New Zealand opener Mark Richardson found he was more nervous in the first Test today against Bangladesh, than he ever was in

Lynn McConnell

NZ happy with outcome on rain-reduced day

Dec 20, 2001: New Zealand are undecided about whether to pull out overnight or to bat on to build an even stronger position against Bangladesh in their first National Bank Test at Hamilton tomorrow

Lynn McConnell

New Zealand still positive despite the rain

Dec 19, 2001: New Zealand will be looking to get themselves into a strong position as quickly as possible as soon as the weather allows a start in the first National Bank Test against Bangladesh in Hamilton

Lynn McConnell

Wet summer highlights the sawdust fallacy

Dec 19, 2001: Wet cricket grounds and sawdust are a cricket institution - but a prominent New Zealand groundsman would argue it is an institution based on fallacy

Lynn McConnell

New Zealand keen to play even if only two days remain

Dec 19, 2001: Even if another day is washed out of the first National Bank New Zealand-Bangladesh Test match, New Zealand is likely to try to secure a victory

Lynn McConnell

Rain requires NZ to keep sights on victory

Dec 18, 2001: New Zealand's bid to finish the summer as the third-ranked team in Test cricket could be foiled if bad weather continues to disrupt the Bangladesh tour and prevent any results in the two Test matches

Lynn McConnell

McMillan injures hand in taxi accident in Hamilton

Dec 18, 2001: New Zealand Test batsman and world record holder for most runs in a Test over Craig McMillan found it harder to get out of the way of a red light running car than to avoid a bouncer from Pakistan speed merchant Shoaib Akhtar

Lynn McConnell

Learning process continues for Bangladesh

Dec 17, 2001: Bangladesh has nothing to lose going into its daunting Test series with New Zealand starting tomorrow at Hamilton's WestpacTrust Park

Lynn McConnell

Belief in Kiwi camp should be key asset in Test series

Dec 17, 2001: Belief - that's the new found quality New Zealand will be taking into tomorrow's first National Bank Test against Bangladesh at Hamilton's WestpacTrust Park

Lynn McConnell

Cairns changes won't be obvious but results should be

Dec 17, 2001: Changes Chris Cairns has been looking to make to his bowling action since returning from the tour of Australia will not be apparent to fans

Lynn McConnell

Bangladesh coach Trevor Chappell has done his homework

Dec 17, 2001: Bangladesh coach Trevor Chappell has done his homework and won't be fooled by the nature of the pitch at Hamilton's WestpacTrust Park for the first National Bank Test against New Zealand tomorrow

Lynn McConnell

Great to see Bangladesh expanding cricket's band of nations

Dec 17, 2001: It's great to see the Bangladesh side here in New Zealand

Chris Cairns

Bangladesh back for the real Tests in New Zealand

Dec 16, 2001: New Zealand has played a significant role in the development of Bangladesh's international advance, but there is likely to be little celebration of that once the National Bank Test series starts in Hamilton on Tuesday

Lynn McConnell

Bangladesh the newest of New Zealand's Test rivals

Dec 16, 2001: New Zealand cricket enters new territory with the opening Test of the National Bank series with Bangladesh at Hamilton's WestpacTrust Park on Tuesday

Lynn McConnell

Drum will beat at fast pace if not required for Test

Dec 15, 2001: Chris Drum, the 27-year-old Auckland medium-fast bowler, worked up good speed while he was demolishing the touring Bangladesh cricket side with his ten-wicket bag at Eden Park Outer Oval, but have to move even more smartly on Tuesday morning

Don Cameron

Brave effort not quite enough to save Bangladesh from loss

Dec 15, 2001: The 267-minutes battle for 79 not out by the 32-year-old right-hander, Aminul Islam, nearly earned Bangladesh an unlikely draw in the four-day match against Auckland which ended at 11 o'clock this morning with Auckland winning by an innings and 193

Don Cameron
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Tour Results
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Wellington - Dec 26-29, 2001
New Zealand won by an innings and 74 runs
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Hamilton - Dec 18-22, 2001
New Zealand won by an innings and 52 runs
Auckland v Bangladeshis at Auckland - Dec 12-15, 2001
Auckland won by an innings and 193 runs
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