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)

11:30 PM GMT New Zealand have won the toss and chose to bowl.

Bangladesh as said earlier, are on a upswing. The pitch too seems to be supportive of them as it is hard in nature and shorn of grass. Seemingly devoid of swing, Bangladesh have a good chance of putting up a decent total Tamim and Zunaid are facing upto the bowlers now. Hello all and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the series between New Zealand and Bangladesh. This is the first time that Bangladesh are playing an ODI in New Zealand. For all their impressive record in the build up to this series, Bangladesh are yet to notch up their first win against New Zealand

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

End of over 1 (maiden) Bangladesh 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
Tamim Iqbal    0* (6b)      KD Mills    1-1-0-0
Junaid Siddique    0* (0b)     

1.1

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, Ripper first up, Squares up the batsman, who is facing his first ball at the international level

1.2

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, fuller on the middle stump, defended back to the bowler

1.3

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, outside off, short in length. Junaid goes back and guides the ball to backward point

1.4

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, swinging away from the off stump, left alone by Junaid

1.5

Martin to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Junaid turns his wrists for a couple, his first in international cricket

1.6

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, short outside off, defended back to the bowler on the back foot

End of over 2 (2 runs) Bangladesh 2/0 (RR: 1.00)
Junaid Siddique    2* (6b)      CS Martin    1-0-2-0
Tamim Iqbal    0* (6b)      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

End of over 3 (8 runs) Bangladesh 10/0 (RR: 3.33)
Tamim Iqbal    7* (10b 1x4)      KD Mills    2-1-8-0
Junaid Siddique    3* (8b)      CS Martin    1-0-2-0

3.1

Martin to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, width outside off stump, Junaid goes over cover for a couple

3.2

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, short on the off stump, predictable response from Martin as Junaid lets it go

3.3

Martin to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Junaid turns to deep mid wicket with supple wrists for a couple

3.4

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, bang on the spot, middle stump and on a good length. defended on the back foot, back to the bowler

3.5

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the leg stump, Junaid walks across and turns to square leg. No run taken

3.6

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, short on the middle stump, Junaid locks the wrists and guides to backward point

End of over 4 (4 runs) Bangladesh 14/0 (RR: 3.50)
Junaid Siddique    7* (14b)      CS Martin    2-0-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    7* (10b 1x4)      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

End of over 5 (1 run) Bangladesh 15/0 (RR: 3.00)
Junaid Siddique    7* (18b)      KD Mills    3-1-9-0
Tamim Iqbal    8* (12b 1x4)      CS Martin    2-0-6-0

5.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the leg stump again, Tamim turns to fine leg for a single

5.2

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the middle stump, defended on the back foot to the bowler

5.3

Martin to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, outside off, fuller in length. Junaid goes for the drive and fails to time as the ball flies off the outside edge to deep backward point for a couple

5.4

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the off and middle, defended on the back foot to the bowler

5.5

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, bounces him this time around. gets under it properly and lets it go

5.6

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the leg stump and short in length, left alone

End of over 6 (3 runs) Bangladesh 18/0 (RR: 3.00)
Junaid Siddique    9* (23b)      CS Martin    3-0-9-0
Tamim Iqbal    9* (13b 1x4)      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

End of over 7 (4 runs) Bangladesh 22/0 (RR: 3.14)
Tamim Iqbal    13* (19b 1x4)      KD Mills    4-1-13-0
Junaid Siddique    9* (23b)      CS Martin    3-0-9-0

7.1

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the off stump, goes back a touch and pushes to mid on

7.2

Martin to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, on the leg stump, slower in pace. Junaid flicks it over mid wicket for his first boundary in One Day international cricket

7.3

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

7.4

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the middle stump, Junaid gets onto the front foot and defends back to the bowler

7.5

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, outside off, swinging away. Junaid drives to cover on the front foot

7.6

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, outside off and Junaid covers the line of the delivery and lets it go

End of over 8 (4 runs) Bangladesh 26/0 (RR: 3.25)
Junaid Siddique    13* (29b 1x4)      CS Martin    4-0-13-0
Tamim Iqbal    13* (19b 1x4)      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

End of over 9 (1 run) Bangladesh 27/1 (RR: 3.00)
     KD Mills    5-1-14-1
Tamim Iqbal    14* (21b 1x4)      CS Martin    4-0-13-0

9.1

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, on the off stump, good length. Drives back to the bowler

9.2

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, outside off and swinging away, left alone by Aftab

9.3

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, fuller in length outside off, drives off the front foot to extra cover for a boundary

9.4

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, outside off and left alone by Aftab

9.5

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, short on the middle and leg stump. Aftab ducks under comfortably as he lets it go to the keeper

9.6

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, outside off and swinging away, left alone by Aftab

End of over 10 (4 runs) Bangladesh 31/1 (RR: 3.10)
Aftab Ahmed    4* (6b 1x4)      CS Martin    5-0-17-0
Tamim Iqbal    14* (21b 1x4)      KD Mills    5-1-14-1

Powerplay 2 called

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

End of over 11 (4 runs) Bangladesh 35/1 (RR: 3.18)
Tamim Iqbal    18* (27b 2x4)      KD Mills    6-1-18-1
Aftab Ahmed    4* (6b 1x4)      CS Martin    5-0-17-0

11.1

Gillespie to Aftab Ahmed, no run, fuller in length outside off, drives to mid off

11.2

Gillespie to Aftab Ahmed, no run, on the fuller length outside off, Aftab drives back to the bowler

11.3

Gillespie to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, fuller in length on the middle stump, gets under the line of the delivery and lifts it over mid on for a boundary

11.4

Gillespie to Aftab Ahmed, no run, coming in from the off stump, struck on the pads , going above the stumps so cant be given

11.5

Gillespie to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, fuller on the off stump, Aftab moves across and lifts high in the air as he does not get enough timing and ends up holing out to mid wicket where Fulton takes an easy catch

Aftab Ahmed c Fulton b Gillespie 8 (12m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

11.6

Gillespie to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the short length, outside off, guided to point

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bangladesh 39/2 (RR: 3.25)
Tamim Iqbal    18* (28b 2x4)      MR Gillespie    1-0-4-1
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (0b)      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

End of over 13 (12 runs) Bangladesh 51/2 (RR: 3.92)
Mohammad Ashraful    11* (6b 2x4)      KD Mills    7-1-30-1
Tamim Iqbal    18* (28b 2x4)      MR Gillespie    1-0-4-1

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

By the way this is Raghav commenting on the proceedings and Kiran scoring

End of over 14 (14 runs) Bangladesh 65/2 (RR: 4.64)
Mohammad Ashraful    25* (12b 4x4 1x6)      MR Gillespie    2-0-18-1
Tamim Iqbal    18* (28b 2x4)      KD Mills    7-1-30-1

14.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the leg stump, turns to mid wicket

14.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the leg stump, Tamim flicks again and fails to beat mid wicket

14.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the leg stump, defended on the back foot to mid wicket

14.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the leg stump, turns to square leg

14.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off and coming in, guided to point. Tamim needs to get a kick onto the proceedings

14.6

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short on the middle stumps, on the ribs. Tamim goes back and defends to mid wicket

End of over 15 (maiden) Bangladesh 65/2 (RR: 4.33)
Tamim Iqbal    18* (34b 2x4)      CS Martin    6-1-17-0
Mohammad Ashraful    25* (12b 4x4 1x6)      MR Gillespie    2-0-18-1

Vettori comes into the attack

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

15.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, outside the off stump, and called a wide. Vettori is not impressed

15.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the middle stump, Tamim pushes to long on for a single

15.5

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

15.6

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the leg stump, turns to mid wicket. No run taken

End of over 16 (4 runs) Bangladesh 69/2 (RR: 4.31)
Tamim Iqbal    19* (36b 2x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-4-0
Mohammad Ashraful    27* (16b 4x4 1x6)      CS Martin    6-1-17-0

16.1

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

16.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, outside off and Tamim goes fishing. Lucky to get outside edge to third man 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

Drinks time now

End of over 17 (3 runs) Bangladesh 72/2 (RR: 4.23)
Mohammad Ashraful    29* (21b 4x4 1x6)      CS Martin    7-1-20-0
Tamim Iqbal    20* (37b 2x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-4-0

17.1

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

17.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the leg stump, drives to long on 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

17.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the off stump, drives back to the bowler

17.6

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle stump, Tamim unable to get it past the bowler

End of over 18 (3 runs) Bangladesh 75/2 (RR: 4.16)
Tamim Iqbal    21* (40b 2x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-7-0
Mohammad Ashraful    31* (24b 4x4 1x6)      CS Martin    7-1-20-0

18.1

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

18.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller in length outside off, Tamim drives to cover as the fielder dives and stops a certain boundary

18.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short in length outside off. Guides to point of the back foot

18.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, take that ! fuller in length outside off, drives through cover handsomely for a boundary

18.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short on the middle stump. Nudges to leg side for a single

18.6

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

End of over 19 (7 runs) Bangladesh 82/2 (RR: 4.31)
Mohammad Ashraful    33* (26b 4x4 1x6)      CS Martin    8-1-27-0
Tamim Iqbal    26* (44b 3x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-7-0

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

19.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the off stump, defends on the leg side

19.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller on the off stump. Drives back to the bowler

19.6

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the middle stump, drives to long on for a single

End of over 20 (6 runs) Bangladesh 88/2 (RR: 4.40)
Tamim Iqbal    27* (47b 3x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-13-0
Mohammad Ashraful    38* (29b 5x4 1x6)      CS Martin    8-1-27-0

20.1

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off and guided to backward point

20.2

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the off stump, Tamim goes for the drive and gets an inside edge to mid wicket for a single

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

End of over 21 (7 runs) Bangladesh 95/2 (RR: 4.52)
Mohammad Ashraful    44* (33b 6x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    1-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    28* (49b 3x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-13-0

21.1

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, SIX, on the middle stump, Tamim sweeps it over mid wicket for a six

21.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, drives to long on for a single

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

21.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, outside off, Tamim drives it over cover for a boundary

21.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle , defended on the back foot

21.6

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the off stump, punches to cover of the back foot

End of over 22 (12 runs) Bangladesh 107/2 (RR: 4.86)
Tamim Iqbal    39* (54b 4x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    4-0-25-0
Mohammad Ashraful    45* (34b 6x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    1-0-7-0

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

22.5

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the off stump. Tamim pushes to cover on the front foot

22.6

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outsiode off, Tamim plays the cut late to short third man

End of over 23 (5 runs) Bangladesh 112/2 (RR: 4.86)
Tamim Iqbal    39* (56b 4x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    2-0-12-0
Mohammad Ashraful    50* (38b 7x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    4-0-25-0

23.1

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

23.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, outside off, Tamim drives in the air as it just falls short of the long off fielder

23.3

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

23.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off, cut to short third man

23.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, Dropped on the leg stump, swept to deep mid wicket where Martin drops the catch

23.6

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

End of over 24 (5 runs) Bangladesh 117/2 (RR: 4.87)
Mohammad Ashraful    53* (41b 7x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    5-0-30-0
Tamim Iqbal    41* (59b 4x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    2-0-12-0

24.1

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, SIX, outside off and short in length. Tamim steps out and lashes it over mid wicket for a six

24.2

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off, defended on the back foot to point

24.3

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short outside off , drives to cover

24.4

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short on the leg stump, nudges to mid wicket for a single

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

End of over 25 (8 runs) Bangladesh 125/2 (RR: 5.00)
Mohammad Ashraful    54* (43b 7x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    3-0-20-0
Tamim Iqbal    48* (63b 4x4 2x6)      DL Vettori    5-0-30-0

25.1

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

25.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, outside off, drives to deep extra cover 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

25.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to deep mid wicket and brings up his fifty

25.6

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

End of over 26 (5 runs) Bangladesh 130/2 (RR: 5.00)
Mohammad Ashraful    57* (47b 7x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    6-0-35-0
Tamim Iqbal    50* (65b 4x4 2x6)      JDP Oram    3-0-20-0

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

26.6

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, outside off and Tamim goes for the jugular as he lofts it up in the air as Gillespie gets under it at deep backward point and takes it comfortably

Tamim Iqbal c Gillespie b Oram 50 (112m 66b 4x4 2x6) SR: 75.75

End of over 27 (6 runs) Bangladesh 136/3 (RR: 5.03)
     JDP Oram    4-0-26-1
Mohammad Ashraful    62* (52b 8x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    6-0-35-0

27.1

Styris to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, on the leg stump, defended on the front foot

27.2

Styris to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, outside the off stump, cut to point

27.3

Styris to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, fuller on the off stump. drives in the vee for a boundary

27.4

Styris to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fuller outside off, cut to deep backward point for a single

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

End of over 28 (9 runs) Bangladesh 145/3 (RR: 5.17)
Mohammad Ashraful    66* (54b 9x4 1x6)      SB Styris    1-0-9-0
Shakib Al Hasan    5* (4b 1x4)      JDP Oram    4-0-26-1

28.1

Oram to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short on the middle stump. defended on the back foot

28.2

Oram to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, outside off and swinging away. Shakib hangs out his bat to dry

28.3

Oram to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Shakib pulls to fine leg for a single

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

End of over 29 (5 runs) Bangladesh 150/4 (RR: 5.17)
     JDP Oram    5-0-31-2
Shakib Al Hasan    6* (7b 1x4)      SB Styris    1-0-9-0

Powerplay 3 taken

29.1

Gillespie to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to fine leg

29.2

Gillespie to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, outside off and swinging away, drives to cover

29.3

Gillespie to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, fuller on the off stump, Shakib goes for the drive and misses and is bowled lock stock and barrel

Shakib Al Hasan b Gillespie 6 (13m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

29.4

Gillespie to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside off and left alone to the keeper by Rahim

29.5

Gillespie to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the leg stump, short . duks under it

29.6

Gillespie to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, outside off and swinging away, gets a feather edge to McCullum as we are being witness to another of the familiar Bangladesh collapses

Mushfiqur Rahim c †McCullum b Gillespie 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 30 (1 run) Bangladesh 151/6 (RR: 5.03)
     MR Gillespie    3-0-19-3
Mehrab Hossain jnr    1* (1b)      JDP Oram    5-0-31-2

30.1

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, on the off stump, guided to point

30.2

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, outside off and swinging away, guidesd to point of the front foot

30.3

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

30.4

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, outside the off and coming in, defended on the back foot with soft hands

30.5

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 wide, outside off and swinging away, moves across and leaves it as it is called a wide

30.5

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, outside off, guides to third man for a single

30.6

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, fuller on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

End of over 31 (2 runs) Bangladesh 153/6 (RR: 4.93)
Farhad Reza    0* (1b)      JDP Oram    6-0-33-2
Mehrab Hossain jnr    2* (6b)      MR Gillespie    3-0-19-3

31.1

Gillespie to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, on the leg stump, defends to leg side on the back foot

31.2

Gillespie to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, on the off stump, defended on the front foot onto the pitch

31.3

Gillespie to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, outside off and coming in, fuller in length. Drives straight to extra cover

31.4

Gillespie to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short outside the off stump, moves across and defends on the back foot

31.5

Gillespie to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 1 run, short on the leg stump. Tries to pull and is struck on the gloves as it falls safely and run across for a single

31.6

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off, Reza goes back and guides to backward point

drinks on the field now

End of over 32 (1 run) Bangladesh 154/6 (RR: 4.81)
Farhad Reza    0* (2b)      MR Gillespie    4-0-20-3
Mehrab Hossain jnr    3* (11b)      JDP Oram    6-0-33-2

32.1

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, outside off coming in, defended on the front foot to point

32.2

Oram to Mehrab Hossain jnr, OUT, short on the off stump, Mehrab steps down the track and decides to leave the ball. The ball flies off the outside edge to backward point where How grabs the offering. I can't imagine what Mehrab was thinking. Excellent stuff from Oram who's now taken three

Mehrab Hossain jnr c How b Oram 3 (20m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

32.3

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, outside off and coming in, defended to backward point for a single

32.4

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, on the off stump and defended to cover on the front foot

32.5

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, short outside off, cut straight to backward point

32.6

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off and coming in, guided to backward point of the back foot

End of over 33 (1 run) Bangladesh 155/7 (RR: 4.69)
Farhad Reza    0* (5b)      JDP Oram    7-0-34-3
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (1b)      MR Gillespie    4-0-20-3

33.1

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, on the off and coming in. Mashrafe goes back and defends it back to the bowler

33.2

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off, guided to short third man

33.3

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off and coming in, Mashrafe goes back and defends on the back foot

33.4

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, outside off and Mashrafe moves back again and guides to third man for a couple

33.5

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off, tries to cut and misses

33.6

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller outside off, goes for the drive and misses

End of over 34 (2 runs) Bangladesh 157/7 (RR: 4.61)
Mashrafe Mortaza    3* (7b)      MR Gillespie    5-0-22-3
Farhad Reza    0* (5b)      JDP Oram    7-0-34-3

34.1

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off and coming in, defended on the back foot

34.2

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, on the middle stump, defended on the front foot

34.3

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, fuller in length outside off. Defended on the front foot back to the bowler

34.4

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, on the middle stump. off the inside edge and right onto the box. It can be painful

34.5

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off, short in length. Defended on the back foot to point

34.6

Oram to Farhad Reza, no run, fuller in length on the off stump. Reza gets back and defends back to the bowler

End of over 35 (maiden) Bangladesh 157/7 (RR: 4.48)
Farhad Reza    0* (11b)      JDP Oram    8-1-34-3
Mashrafe Mortaza    3* (7b)      MR Gillespie    5-0-22-3

35.1

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off and coming in, Mashrafe lets it go

35.2

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, (no ball) 1 run, fuller in length outside off as Mashrafe launches it to long off , where the catch is taken and is not out because he over steps

Free hit coming up

35.2

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, no run, fuller outside off and coming in, Reza misses it and is bowled , but again it is a free hit, so can't be out

35.3

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off, drives to mid on

35.4

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off and swinging away, left alone to the keeper

35.5

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, 1 run, outside off and swinging away, cuts to deep backward point and gets off the mark

35.6

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller in length outside off, defended on the back foot

Gillespie had two wickets in the over but unfortunate that they came of a no-ball and a free hit

End of over 36 (3 runs) Bangladesh 160/7 (RR: 4.44)
Mashrafe Mortaza    4* (10b)      MR Gillespie    6-0-25-3
Farhad Reza    1* (15b)      JDP Oram    8-1-34-3

36.1

Martin to Farhad Reza, 1 run, outside off and coming in, guided to deep backward point for a single

36.2

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, on the middle stump, Mashrafe goes back and guides to third man for a single

36.3

Martin to Farhad Reza, no run, short outside off, cut late to short third man. No run taken

36.4

Martin to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off, plays the cut shot to short third man again as he is unable to pierce the field

36.5

Martin to Farhad Reza, no run, on the good length outside off, tries to guide it and is still unable to pierce the third man region

36.6

Martin to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off and coming in, tries to cut and misses it by a margin

End of over 37 (2 runs) Bangladesh 162/7 (RR: 4.37)
Farhad Reza    2* (20b)      CS Martin    9-1-29-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    5* (11b)      MR Gillespie    6-0-25-3

37.1

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off, short in length. tries to cut and misses

37.2

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, on the middle and coming in, Mashrafe moves back and the ball follows him as he tries to swerve away

37.3

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off and coming in, defended on the back foot to cover

37.4

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short on the off and middle, Mashrafe steps down and tries to cut. Misses the ball altogether

37.5

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, outside off, coming in from short of length. Mashrafe guides to third man for a single

37.6

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off and swinging away a touch. Reza tries to feel the ball and misses

End of over 38 (1 run) Bangladesh 163/7 (RR: 4.28)
Farhad Reza    2* (21b)      MR Gillespie    7-0-26-3
Mashrafe Mortaza    6* (16b)      CS Martin    9-1-29-0

38.1

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, short in length, goes inside out over cover for a boundary

38.2

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off and coming in, defended on the back foot to point

38.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, fuller in length outside off, drives to sweeper on the off side for a single

38.4

Martin to Farhad Reza, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to mid wicket for a single

38.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short and coming in from the off stump. Mashrafe moves back and tries to get cheeky. Misses the ball altogether

38.6

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short ball on the middle stump, Mashrafe ducks under it

End of over 39 (6 runs) Bangladesh 169/7 (RR: 4.33)
Mashrafe Mortaza    11* (21b 1x4)      CS Martin    10-1-35-0
Farhad Reza    3* (22b)      MR Gillespie    7-0-26-3

39.1

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off and coming in, Reza defends on the back foot

39.2

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, no run, full in length outside off, drives to extra cover

39.3

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, no run, outside off and coming in, defended on the back foot to point

39.4

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, no run, short outside off, defended on the back foot to point

39.5

Gillespie to Farhad Reza, 1 run, finally pierces the gap behind square on the off side for a single

39.6

Gillespie to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, on the leg stump, defended on the front foot to mid wicket

End of over 40 (1 run) Bangladesh 170/7 (RR: 4.25)
Mashrafe Mortaza    11* (22b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    8-0-27-3
Farhad Reza    4* (27b)      CS Martin    10-1-35-0

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

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 170/8 (RR: 4.14)
Abdur Razzak    0* (3b)      KD Mills    8-2-30-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    11* (22b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    8-0-27-3

41.1

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, on the leg stump. Tries to defend and misses and is rapped on the pads

41.2

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, on the leg stump, defends on the leg side

41.3

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, on the good length on the middle stump. Drives to long off for a single

41.4

Vettori to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, outside off , drives to long off for a single

41.5

Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, short outside off and cut to deep extra cover for a single

41.6

Vettori to Abdur Razzak, no run, on the middle stump, flicks to square leg

End of over 42 (3 runs) Bangladesh 173/8 (RR: 4.11)
Abdur Razzak    1* (5b)      DL Vettori    7-0-38-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    13* (26b 1x4)      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

End of over 43 (4 runs) Bangladesh 177/9 (RR: 4.11)
Abdur Razzak    1* (7b)      KD Mills    9-2-34-3
Shahadat Hossain    0* (0b)      DL Vettori    7-0-38-0

43.1

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, on the off stump, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

43.2

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, outside the leg stump and rapped on the pads

43.3

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, arm ball outside off, left alone

43.4

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to fine leg for a single

43.5

Vettori to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, fuller outside off, smashes back past the bowler for a boundary

43.6

Vettori to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes to mid wicket for a single

End of over 44 (6 runs) Bangladesh 183/9 (RR: 4.15)
Abdur Razzak    6* (9b 1x4)      DL Vettori    8-0-44-0
Shahadat Hossain    1* (4b)      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

End of over 45 (12 runs) Bangladesh 195/9 (RR: 4.33)
Shahadat Hossain    2* (5b)      KD Mills    10-2-46-3
Abdur Razzak    17* (14b 2x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    8-0-44-0

45.1

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, on the off stump, flicks to fine leg

45.2

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, on the middle stump and defended on the front foot

45.3

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, fuller outside off, drives to long off for a single

45.4

Vettori to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, on the leg stump, sweeps to deep mid wicket for a couple

45.5

Vettori to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, short on the middle stump, flicks to mid wicket for a single

45.6

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, on the good length outside off, defended on the front foot

End of over 46 (4 runs) Bangladesh 199/9 (RR: 4.32)
Shahadat Hossain    3* (9b)      DL Vettori    9-0-48-0
Abdur Razzak    20* (16b 2x4 1x6)      KD Mills    10-2-46-3

46.1

Oram to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, outside off and coming in, flicks to square leg for a couple

46.2

Oram to Abdur Razzak, no run, on the leg stump, goes to the keeper

46.3

Oram to Abdur Razzak, OUT, on the off stump, guides to point and sets off for a single as How who comes in from backward point throws the stumps down and finds Shahadat short of his crease

Shahadat Hossain run out 3 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Bangladesh folded up after a promising start by Tamim and Ashraful. New Zealand have only 202 runs to chase at 4.04 an over. Make sure you join us for New Zealand innings after lunch in about 45 minutes from now

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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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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