Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Auckland, Dec 26, 2007
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
26 December 2007 (50-over match)
12.1

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off and coming in, Ashraful comes onto the front foot and pushes to mid wicket

12.2

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, short outside off stump, stand and deliver stuff for Ashraful as he smashes it over long off for a boundary

12.3

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, swinging away from the off stump, called a wide

12.3

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Ashraful latches onto it big time as he whips it over square leg for a boundary

12.4

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off stump, Ashraful goes for the drive once more and misses this time

12.5

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump, Ashraful guides to fine leg for a couple

12.6

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, turns to square leg for a single

Bangladesh 51/2   Mohammad Ashraful 11* (6b 2x4)
13.1

Gillespie to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off stump and short in length. Ashraful lets it go to the keeper

13.2

Gillespie to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, on the leg stump, touch fuller in length. Ashraful nonchalantly flicks over the circle for a boundary. Ominous touch he seems to be in

13.3

Gillespie to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off and left alone to the keeper

13.4

Gillespie to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, Ahoy ! Ashraful latches onto the short ball, pulls it 20 rows back at deep mid wicket fence for a six

13.5

Gillespie to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller in length, outside off. Drives to cover

13.6

Gillespie to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, There he goes ! outside off and Ashraful walks across and plays his patented shot over fine leg for a boundary

Bangladesh 65/2   Mohammad Ashraful 25* (12b 4x4 1x6)
15.1

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the leg stump, defended on the backfoot

15.2

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off and left alone to the keeper

15.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the middle stump, turns to mid wicket for a single

15.5

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the middle stump, flicked to mid wicket for a single

Bangladesh 69/2   Mohammad Ashraful 27* (16b 4x4 1x6)
16.1

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short outside off, played with soft hands to point and run across for a single

16.3

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off. Ashraful drives to cover

16.4

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the good length outside off, Ashraful covers the line and defends on the front foot

16.5

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off and coming in. Ashrafuls plonks his front foot down and guides to point

16.6

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside off and swinging away. Ashraful plays the cut shot late to third man for a single

Bangladesh 72/2   Mohammad Ashraful 29* (21b 4x4 1x6)
17.1

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the leg stump, Ashraful flicks to square leg for a single

17.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the off stump, forces of the back foot to cover

17.4

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller outside off, drives to long off for a single

Bangladesh 75/2   Mohammad Ashraful 31* (24b 4x4 1x6)
18.1

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside off and coming in. guided of the back foot to third man for a single

18.6

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller in length outside off. Ashraful drives to long off for a single

Bangladesh 82/2   Mohammad Ashraful 33* (26b 4x4 1x6)
19.1

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off, defended on the back foot

19.2

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, short outside off, cuts fiercely to deep backward point for a boundary

19.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns to mid wicket for a single

Bangladesh 87/2   Mohammad Ashraful 38* (29b 5x4 1x6)
20.3

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, fuller in length outside off, Ashraful plays a delectable drive to long off where Mills restricts him to a couple

20.4

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off, guided to point

20.5

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off and short in length, left alone. Surprising it is

20.6

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, fuller in length outside off. Ashraful drives it to the same spot that is long off and beats Mills this time for a boundary

Bangladesh 95/2   Mohammad Ashraful 44* (33b 6x4 1x6)
21.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, moves back and Vettori notices it and fires it in as Ashraful drives it a touch in the air to long off for a single

Bangladesh 103/2   Mohammad Ashraful 45* (34b 6x4 1x6)
22.1

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller in length outside off. Ashraful drives to cover

22.2

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short outside the off stump. Ashraful goes back and cuts to point

22.3

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, outside off stump, short in length. Ashraful steps down the track and belts it over mid wicket for a boundary

22.4

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the off stump, flicks to deep square leg to bring up his fifty. Special innings this from Ashraful

Bangladesh 112/2   Mohammad Ashraful 50* (38b 7x4 1x6)
23.1

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside off, Ashraful cuts to sweeper on the off side for a single

23.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to mid wicket for a single

23.6

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turned to fine leg for a couple but called one run short

Bangladesh 117/2   Mohammad Ashraful 53* (41b 7x4 1x6)
24.5

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller on the off stump, Ashraful on the front foot drives back to the bowler

24.6

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the leg stump, Ashraful works to mid wicket for a single

Bangladesh 125/2   Mohammad Ashraful 54* (43b 7x4 1x6)
25.1

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, drifts onto the leg stump, Ashraful pushes to deep square leg for a single

25.3

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the middle stump, defended to point

25.4

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the middle stump, flicks to square leg for a single

25.6

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside off and drives to deep extra cover for a single

Bangladesh 130/2   Mohammad Ashraful 57* (47b 7x4 1x6)
26.1

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off, Ashraful goes back and plays the cut late to short third man

26.2

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, wide outside the off stump, Ashraful square drives straight to point

26.3

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, short on the middle stump. Ashraful does not need an invitation to play the pull shot as he latches onto it and pulls it to square leg for a boundary

26.4

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, goes over the head, and called a wide

26.4

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off and short in length. Cuts straight to point

26.5

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the off and middle, Ashraful turns the ball to square leg for a single

Bangladesh 136/2   Mohammad Ashraful 62* (52b 8x4 1x6)
27.5

Styris to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off and coming in, Ashraful gets across and defends on the front foot

27.6

Styris to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, on the off and coming in, Ashraful walks across and plays that cheeky little scoop of his past the fine leg for a boundary

Bangladesh 145/3   Mohammad Ashraful 66* (54b 9x4 1x6)
28.4

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, outside off and coming in, slower ball. Ashraful goes back and cuts past point for a boundary

28.5

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off and lets it go this time

28.6

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, outside off and short in length. Ashraful throws it all away once again as he pulls to deep mid wicket where Fulton takes the offering. Ashraful played a special innings here today and lucky are those who watched it

Mohammad Ashraful c Fulton b Oram 70 (72m 57b 10x4 1x6) SR: 122.80

Bangladesh 150/4   Mohammad Ashraful 70 (57b 10x4 1x6)
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