Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

Bangladesh in New Zealand ODI Series - 1st ODI

New Zealand v Bangladesh

New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

0.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside the off stump, straight away beats the outside edge

0.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short outside the off stump, Tamim lets it go to the keeper

0.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside the off stump, Tamim goes for the expansive drive and misses

0.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches on the off stump and swinging away, left alone by Tamim

0.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the pads, tries to flick it and eventually fails to read the swing and struck on the pads

0.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the off stump, and swinging away from short of length, left alone

Bangladesh 0/0   KD Mills 1-1-0-0

2.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, outside off, short in length. Tamim defends with soft hands and runs across

2.2

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, outside off and swinging away a touch, left alone by Junaid

2.3

Mills to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, good length delivery outside off. Junaid gets an outside edge to third man for a single

2.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off, short of a length delivery. Left alone by Tamim

2.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, fuller in length outside off. Tamim unleashes a crispy off drive and gets a couple

2.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, fuller on the off stump, Tamim goes more straighter this time as he plays it in the vee for a boundary

Bangladesh 10/0   KD Mills 2-1-8-0

4.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off stump, off Tamim's outside edge to backward point

4.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the leg stump, Tamim turns the ball to fine leg for a single

4.3

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the middle and leg, Junaid comes onto the front foot and flicks to mid wicket

4.4

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, Dropped ! fuller on the middle, Junaid drives back to Mills, who on his follow through fails to latch on

4.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the off stump and swinging away a touch, Junaid is squared up by the swing and appreciates

4.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, outside off stump, Junaid moves across and leaves it alone

Bangladesh 15/0   KD Mills 3-1-9-0

6.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off, fuller in length. Tamim checks his drive at the last moment as it goes to short mid on

6.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, outside off, Tamim drives again as the ball goes to deep square leg off an inside edge for a couple

6.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle and leg, flicks to square leg

6.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle and off stump, upto the batsman, who guides to backward point

6.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump, Tamim drives to long on to take a couple

6.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short outside the off stump, Tamim goes back and defends to cover

Bangladesh 22/0   KD Mills 4-1-13-0

8.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off and coming in, defended on the back foot to point

8.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to fine leg for a single

8.3

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, short on the leg stump, Junaid ducks under it comfortably

8.4

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the leg stump, defended on the back foot to square leg

8.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, short outside off, Junaid stands tall and drives to extra cover

8.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, OUT, Persistence pays. Mills kept plugging away on the middle and off line. This time pitches on the fuller length on the middle stump. Junaid lifts it high up in the air as Gillespie comes running across from mid on and takes the catch comfortably

Junaid Siddique c Gillespie b Mills 13 (36m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.39

Bangladesh 27/1   KD Mills 5-1-14-1

10.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle and leg, defended on the back foot to mid wicket

10.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off, Tamim goes back and defends to backward point

10.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, poor delivery, drifts to leg stump, Tamim flicks to fine leg for an easy boundary

10.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the off stump, back to the grind. Tamim defends on the back foot to cover

10.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle stump, Tamim turns to fine leg

10.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, off the good length on the middle stump. drives gun barrel straight back to the stumps at other end

Bangladesh 35/1   KD Mills 6-1-18-1

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   KD Mills 7-1-30-1

40.1

Mills to Farhad Reza, no run, back to the groove it is for Reza, plays the cut shot straight to the fielder

40.2

Mills to Farhad Reza, no run, short outside off, defended on the front foot to mid wicket

40.3

Mills to Farhad Reza, OUT, Reza trying the late cut too often, perishes in the attempt also as Styris at wide first slip takes the catch easily. Sad that Bangladesh have thrown away a good start

Farhad Reza c Styris b Mills 4 (51m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.33

40.4

Mills to Abdur Razzak, no run, fuller in length outside off. Text book forward defense stroke

40.5

Mills to Abdur Razzak, no run, outside off and swinging away. left alone by Razzaq

40.6

Mills to Abdur Razzak, no run, on the off stump on a good length. Razzaq tries to defend and misses

Bangladesh 170/8   KD Mills 8-2-30-2

42.1

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, on the leg stump, slogs it over mid wicket for a boundary

42.2

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, on the off stump, gets an inside edge onto his pads to the keeper

42.3

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller on the middle stump. Drives back to the bowler

42.4

Mills to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, full toss on the middle stump. Mashrafe moves back and helps it on it's way to Oram at long off who takes a simple catch

Mashrafe Mortaza c Oram b Mills 17 (47m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.66

42.5

Mills to Abdur Razzak, no run, outside off and left alone

42.6

Mills to Abdur Razzak, no run, outside off and tries to defend and misses

Bangladesh 177/9   KD Mills 9-2-34-3

44.1

Mills to Abdur Razzak, SIX, on the middle stump, Razzaq launches it over deep mid wicket for a six

44.2

Mills to Abdur Razzak, no run, short ball on the middle stump, Razzaq ducks under the delivery

44.3

Mills to Abdur Razzak, no run, short on the middle stump. Razzaq swerves away from the line of delivery

44.4

Mills to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, short outside off stump, pulled deep backward square leg for a boundary

44.5

Mills to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, on the off stump, Razzaq flicks it square on the leg side as the umpire cops a blow and saves some runs for Kiwis

44.6

Mills to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to mid wicket for a single

Bangladesh 195/9   KD Mills 10-2-46-3
Series Results
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Queenstown - Dec 31, 2007
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 264 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Napier - Dec 28, 2007
New Zealand won by 102 runs (D/L method)
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Auckland - Dec 26, 2007
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
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Photos

Dec 26, 2007

Bangladesh had little to cheer for as they managed to pick up only four wickets, New Zealand v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Auckland, December 26, 2007

Bangladesh had little to cheer for as they managed to pick up only four wickets

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Dec 26, 2007

Scott Styris led New Zealand home with a quickfire 25, New Zealand v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Auckland, December 26, 2007

Scott Styris led New Zealand home with a quickfire 25

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