Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

Bangladesh in New Zealand ODI Series - 2nd ODI

New Zealand v Bangladesh

New Zealand won by 102 runs (D/L method)

The players are out in the middle. Jamie How and Brendon McCullum will open the innings for New Zealand. It will be Mortaza to bowl to Jamie How.

Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

Team news: New Zealand go in with the same team. For Bangladesh Tushar Imran comes in for Mehrab Hussain jr.

The pitch has a tinge of grass, and is expected to have consistent pace and bounce.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the 2nd ODI at Napier. I am Binoy George and I will take you through today's proceedings. New Zealand are one up in the 3-match series. Stay tuned for some interesting action.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, starts off with a good one outside the off stump, in the corridor, watches it closely and lets it go.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, 5 wides, terrible delivery down the leg side, Mushfiqur Rahim had no chance to get to it and down to the fence.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, good length delivery swinging away outside the off stump, left alone.

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, good length delivery in line with the off stump, defends with the full face off the bat down the track.

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, defends with an open face to backward point.

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, a straight delivery this time from Mortaza outside the off stump, left alone through to Mushfiqur Rahim.

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, good ball to end the first over, was on target, defended to the off side to point.

End of over 1 (5 runs) New Zealand 5/0
JM How    0* (6b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-5-0
BB McCullum    0* (0b)     

Shahadat Hossain to share the new ball.

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, moves forward and drives well to mid-off.

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, nicely played and well fielded, moves forward in line and works to the fielder at short midwicket.

one slip in place.

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, 1 run, few steps down the track and clips it in the air to deep-square leg.

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to How, 1 run, it was full and wide outside the off stump, How goes after it and gets an outside edge in the air down to thirdman, lucky the ball did not carry to that fielder.

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, works it to the fielder at short midwicket.

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, pitched up delivery driven back to Shahadat Hossain, who shows some aggression by throwing the ball back past the batsman to the keeper.

End of over 2 (2 runs) New Zealand 7/0
BB McCullum    1* (5b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-2-0
JM How    1* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-5-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, gets behind the delivery and defends to the off side, bowling at 130 km/h.

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, defends with a straight bat down the track.

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, 2 runs, works it through midwicket, puts pressure on the fielder, was a chance for run out if the fielder had picked up the ball.

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, 1 run, inside edge onto the pads and then to the on side.

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to McCullum, no run, good length delivery on target, defended to the off side.

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to McCullum, no run, walks a few steps down the track and defends to cover.

End of over 3 (3 runs) New Zealand 10/0
BB McCullum    1* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-8-0
JM How    4* (11b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-2-0

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, pitched up delivery driven to mid-off.

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, gets behind it and defends to cover.

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, moves forward in line and pushes to cover.

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, fuller and wide outside the off stump, unable to find the gap, plays it to the fielder at cover.

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, adavances forward and looking to go for the big shot, Shahadat Hossain does well to put it short of a length forcing the batsman to defend.

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to How, FOUR, emphatic shot in the gap between extra-cover and mid-off to the fence. The ball races through the quick outfield.

End of over 4 (4 runs) New Zealand 14/0
JM How    8* (17b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-6-0
BB McCullum    1* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-8-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to McCullum, 2 runs, worked square behind the wicket, coming back quickly for the second run, Tushar Imran picks up the ball and scores a direct hit, referred to the third umpire. Not out comes up on the screen. McCullum makes it in.

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to McCullum, no run, short of a length delivery defended.

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to McCullum, 1 run, short ball pulled in the air and on the bounce to the fielder at deep-square leg.

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, defended with the full face off the bat to the off side.

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, FOUR, good shot, moves forward and cuts on the front foot square of the wicket to point boundary.

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, punches off the back foot to the fielder at cover.

New Zealand making a move on.

End of over 5 (7 runs) New Zealand 21/0
JM How    12* (20b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-15-0
BB McCullum    4* (10b)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-6-0

The fine legs is inside the circle.

5.1

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, FOUR, steps down the track and whips it in the air to fine leg fence.

5.2

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, pushes to mid-on, Ashraful unnecessarily throws down the stumps at the strikers end.

5.3

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, moves forward in line and defends with the full face off the bat to the off side.

5.4

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, loud shout for lbw turned down as the ball was sliding down the leg side.

5.5

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, another appeal turned down, again McCullum down the track and looking to work it to the onside, off the pad the ball goes to the off side.

5.6

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, SIX, pitched up delivery and what does McCullum do, he launches it over the long off fence for maximum, good strike.

End of over 6 (10 runs) New Zealand 31/0
BB McCullum    14* (16b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-16-0
JM How    12* (20b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-15-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, there was some noise as the edge was taken by Mushfiqur Rahim, loud appeal for a caught-behind turned down. looked out for sure but umpire Parker shakes his head.

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, FOUR, cracking shot, moves forward and drives well through covers to the fence.

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, short of a length delivery defended to the off side.

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, 1 run, worked to the onside for a single.

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to McCullum, 1 run, moves forward and punches wide of mid-off for a quick single.

The Snicko shows there was a big edge.

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, goes for the pull and misses, through to Mushfiqur Rahim.

End of over 7 (6 runs) New Zealand 37/0
JM How    17* (25b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-21-0
BB McCullum    15* (17b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-16-0

Shahadat Hossain comes round the wicket

7.1

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, worked to the right of deep-square leg for couple of runs.

7.2

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, comes down the track, Shahadat Hossain watches it and pitches it short, McCullum was not in a position to play any shot, lets it go through to Mushfiqur Rahim.

7.3

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, Shahadat Hossain was lucky as the ball was played to the short fine leg, the fielder does well to prevent a certain boundary.

7.4

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

7.5

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, no run, pitches outside the leg stump and strikes the pad as McCullum goes for a big heave on the onside, loud appeal turned down.

7.6

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, 2 runs, full and on the legs, worked to the right of deep-square leg for couple of runs.

End of over 8 (4 runs) New Zealand 41/0
BB McCullum    19* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-20-0
JM How    17* (25b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-21-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, pushes on the front foot to mid-on.

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, gets behind a short of a length delivery outside the off stump and defends to cover.

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, once again defends with an angled bat to the off side.

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, moves forward and punches the ball to the fielder at extra-cover.

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, moves forward and drives straight to the fielder at mid-off, does not find the gap.

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, punches it well down the track, unlucky as the ball strikes the stumps at the non-strikers end.

End of over 9 (maiden) New Zealand 41/0
JM How    17* (31b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-21-0
BB McCullum    19* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-20-0

9.1

Shahadat Hossain to McCullum, 1 run, pushes in the gap square of the wicket on the off side front of the wicket for an easy single.

back over the wicket for How.

9.2

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, good ball coming in, moves forward and pushes to mid-on.

9.3

Shahadat Hossain to How, FOUR, wonderfully played, few steps down the track and works it nicely to fine leg fence.

9.4

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, slightly short and How goes for the pull, does not time it well, fielder at midwicket does well.

9.5

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, driven on the up and on the bounce to Aftab Ahmed at extra-cover.

9.6

Shahadat Hossain to How, 1 run, there is a fielder in the deep as How drives on the up through covers.

End of over 10 (6 runs) New Zealand 47/0
JM How    22* (36b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-26-0
BB McCullum    20* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-21-0

umpire Parker signals the second powerplay.

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, driven to the fielder at cover.

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, short of a length delivery coming in, cramping for room, forces him to defend to the off side, was looking for a single.

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, this time bit wide outside the off stump, pushes to Farhad Reza at backward point who has a shy at the stumps, strikes it.

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, 2 runs, plays in the gap to the left of Reza at backward point to the deep.

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, FOUR, few steps down the track and goes after the delivery, he was looking to play to the onside, gets an outside edge past the keeper to the fence, for a moment Mortaza thought it was going into the keeper s gloves.

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, 1 run, driven well to the sweeper cover for a single.

End of over 11 (7 runs) New Zealand 54/0
JM How    29* (42b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-28-0
BB McCullum    20* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-26-0

Razzak comes into the attack.

11.1

Abdur Razzak to How, no run, moves forward and works to the onside.

11.2

Abdur Razzak to How, 2 runs, good running, plays it in the gap between midwicket and mid-on.

11.3

Abdur Razzak to How, 1 run, pushes well on the front foot to mid-off for a quick single.

11.4

Abdur Razzak to McCullum, FOUR, gets the outside edge as McCullum pushes forward goes to thirdman fence.

11.5

Abdur Razzak to McCullum, FOUR, another boundary, down the track and hits it in the air to long on fence.

11.6

Abdur Razzak to McCullum, FOUR, repeats the shot, down the track and hits it well in the air to long on fence.

good over for New Zealand, 15 runs came of it.

End of over 12 (15 runs) New Zealand 69/0
BB McCullum    32* (27b 4x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-15-0
JM How    32* (45b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-28-0

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, FOUR, driven nicely to the left of mid-off, poor fielding by Ashraful, who lets it go through him, the ball races along the turf to the fence.

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, no run, pushes to mid-off, this time Ashraful gets a cheer as he fields the ball.

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to How, 1 run, moves forward and works to the right of mid-on for a single.

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to McCullum, no run, defends with the full face off the bat to the off side.

12.5

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

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to McCullum, 2 runs, down the track and hits it high in the air, goes very high, Tushar Imran running around from deep-backward square leg does well to prevent the ball from going into the fence.

End of over 13 (7 runs) New Zealand 76/0
BB McCullum    34* (30b 4x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-35-0
JM How    37* (48b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-15-0

13.1

Abdur Razzak to How, FOUR, good shot to find the gap. Down the track and hits in the gap between midwicket and mid-on to the fence.

13.2

Abdur Razzak to How, 1 run, pushes to point and takes off for a quick single, would have been close if the throw was accurate.

13.3

Abdur Razzak to McCullum, 1 run, OUT, RUN OUT! down the track and cuts to deep-backward point, Tushar Imran swoops on the ball and puts in a good throw to Mushfiqur Rahim, who gets rid of the bails, referred to the third umpire, "OUT" flashes on the screen. McCullum goes for 35.

BB McCullum run out 35 (63m 31b 4x4 1x6) SR: 112.90

Wonderful fielding and good work from Mushfiqur Rahim.

Fulton is the new batsman.

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, defended to the off side.

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, worked to the onside.

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, another mix-up, as Fulton plays to cover-point and takes off for a single, the throw from Ashraful was bad, it goes way over the keeper, they get an overthrow.

End of over 14 (7 runs) New Zealand 83/1
PG Fulton    1* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-22-0
JM How    42* (50b 7x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-35-0

14.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

14.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, defends with a straight bat to the off side.

14.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, another good delivery defended to the off side.

14.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, pushes to mid-on.

14.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, pushes forward and plays to mid-on.

14.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, 1 run, played to the right of mid-on for a quick single.

Time for some refreshments. The track looks good for batting track and New Zealand have done well.

End of over 15 (1 run) New Zealand 84/1
PG Fulton    2* (9b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-36-0
JM How    42* (50b 7x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-22-0

umpire Tony Hill signals for the third and final powerplay. Farhad Reza replaces Razzak.

15.1

Farhad Reza to Fulton, 1 run, plays to the right of Farhad Reza and takes off for a single, shy at the stumps misses.

15.2

Farhad Reza to How, no run, driven hard to the fielder at cover.

15.3

Farhad Reza to How, no run, moves forward and pushes to mid-on.

15.4

Farhad Reza to How, FOUR, down the track and pulls well in the air to midwicket fence, good positive strike from How.

15.5

Farhad Reza to How, no run, driven to mid-off.

15.6

Farhad Reza to How, FOUR, terrible fielding at extra-cover, a full toss outside the off stump, driven well to wide long off fence. How gets to his 50!

End of over 16 (9 runs) New Zealand 93/1
JM How    50* (55b 9x4)      Farhad Reza    1-0-9-0
PG Fulton    3* (10b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-36-0

Shahadat Hossain replaces Mortaza.

16.1

Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, FOUR, sweetly timed, clips it to deep-square leg fence.

16.2

Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side.

16.3

Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, 1 run, pushed to cover for a single.

16.4

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, driven on the front foot to mid-off.

16.5

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, plays late to backward point.

16.6

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, plays to backward point.

End of over 17 (5 runs) New Zealand 98/1
JM How    50* (58b 9x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-31-0
PG Fulton    8* (13b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    1-0-9-0

17.1

Farhad Reza to Fulton, FOUR, inside edge to fine leg fence.

17.2

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run

17.3

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run

17.4

Farhad Reza to Fulton, 1 run, driven to long on

17.5

Farhad Reza to How, 1 run, driven to long off

17.6

Farhad Reza to Fulton, FOUR, good shot well put away the full toss to cover fence.

End of over 18 (10 runs) New Zealand 108/1
PG Fulton    17* (18b 3x4)      Farhad Reza    2-0-19-0
JM How    51* (59b 9x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-31-0

18.1

Shahadat Hossain to How, FOUR, wonderful shot on the up to cover-point fence

18.2

Shahadat Hossain to How, FOUR, another lovely shot, driven well down the ground past the bowler to long off fence.

18.3

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, good ball defended to the off side.

18.4

Shahadat Hossain to How, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep-square leg.

18.5

Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, 1 run, too straight this time, worked through midwicket to the deep.

18.6

Shahadat Hossain to How, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, defended to the off side.

Razzak comes back

End of over 19 (10 runs) New Zealand 118/1
JM How    60* (64b 11x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-0-41-0
PG Fulton    18* (19b 3x4)      Farhad Reza    2-0-19-0

19.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, cuts and misses outside the off stump

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, FOUR, poor delivery down the leg side, Fulton trickles it fine to the fence.

19.3

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, driven to mid-on.

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, off the pad to the off side as he was looking to work it to the onside

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, cut to the off side for a single.

19.6

Abdur Razzak to How, 2 runs, works it nicely through square leg, comes quickly back for the second run.

Shakib comes on

End of over 20 (7 runs) New Zealand 125/1
JM How    62* (65b 11x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-29-0
PG Fulton    23* (24b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-0-41-0

20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, gets a good drift, driven back to the bowler.

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, played to the onside, Shakib moves across and fields.

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, played to the onside.

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, driven to mid-off

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, played to mid-on for a single.

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to How, 1 run, worked behind square leg for a single.

End of over 21 (2 runs) New Zealand 127/1
JM How    63* (66b 11x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-2-0
PG Fulton    24* (29b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-29-0

21.1

Abdur Razzak to How, no run, played back to the bowler.

21.2

Abdur Razzak to How, 2 runs, plays it well to fine leg for couple of runs.

21.3

Abdur Razzak to How, 1 run, cut to sweeper cover.

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, FOUR, good shot, it was short outside the off stump, punches it well to cover fence.

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, driven to mid-on for a single.

21.6

Abdur Razzak to How, 1 run, pushes to point for a quick single.

End of over 22 (9 runs) New Zealand 136/1
JM How    67* (70b 11x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-38-0
PG Fulton    29* (31b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-2-0

22.1

Shakib Al Hasan to How, 1 run, moves forward and drives to long off.

22.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, slightly short outside the off stump, driven off the back foot to deep point.

22.3

Shakib Al Hasan to How, FOUR, sweeps wonderfully well to midwicket fence.

22.4

Shakib Al Hasan to How, 1 run, another sweep, gets a top-edge and ball falls safely behind square leg.

22.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

22.6

Shakib Al Hasan to How, no run, almost plays it back to the bowler in the air, drops just short of him.

End of over 23 (8 runs) New Zealand 144/1
JM How    73* (74b 12x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-10-0
PG Fulton    31* (33b 5x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-38-0

23.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

23.2

Abdur Razzak to How, no run

23.3

Abdur Razzak to How, 1 run, cut off the back foot to deep cover.

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, driven off the back foot to the sweeper cover.

23.6

Abdur Razzak to How, OUT, good ball, How moves across his stumps and looks to work it through the onside, misses it, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout, given by umpire Tony Hill.

JM How lbw b Abdur Razzak 74 (106m 77b 12x4 0x6) SR: 96.10

End of over 24 (3 runs) New Zealand 147/2
     Abdur Razzak    5-0-41-1
PG Fulton    33* (36b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-10-0

24.1

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

24.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 2 runs, driven to wide long off for couple of runs.

24.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, defended down the track.

24.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, driven to long off for a single.

24.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, cuts on the front foot to backward point.

24.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 1 run, pushes to point for a quick single, shy at the stumps misses.

End of over 25 (4 runs) New Zealand 151/2
SB Styris    1* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-14-0
PG Fulton    36* (40b 5x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-41-1

New Zealand in the box seat with 151 in 25 overs.

25.1

Abdur Razzak to Styris, no run, good ball defended on the track.

25.2

Abdur Razzak to Styris, no run, off the pad to the off side as Styris looks to work it to the onside.

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Styris, no run, down the track and pushes back to the bowler.

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Styris, FOUR, another terrible fielding, Styris cuts to deep-backward point, Tushar makes a mess of it.

25.5

Abdur Razzak to Styris, 1 run, cut once again to deep-backward point, this time Tushar in quickly.

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, no run, pushed to the onside.

End of over 26 (5 runs) New Zealand 156/2
PG Fulton    36* (41b 5x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-46-1
SB Styris    6* (7b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-14-0

26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 1 run, moves forward and drives well to the sweeper cover for a single.

26.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, slightly short outside the off stump, cut to the left of sweeper cover for another single.

26.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, slower through the air, moves forward and pushes to backward point.

26.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 1 run, moves forward and plays to the left of extra-cover for a single.

26.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, moves back and works to the onside.

26.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, punches off the back foot to the sweeper cover.

New Zealand are happy to accumulate singles in these middle overs

End of over 27 (4 runs) New Zealand 160/2
PG Fulton    38* (44b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-18-0
SB Styris    8* (10b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-46-1

27.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 2 runs, short ball cut to sweeper cover, good running comes back for the second run.

27.2

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, full on the legs, worked through square leg.

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Styris, 1 run, driven to long on

27.4

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 2 runs, driven nicely to deep-extra cover for couple of runs.

27.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, works it to the onside, Ashraful at midwicket puts in a dive to stop it, cannot prevent the single.

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Styris, 1 run, punches on the front foot to the sweeper cover for a single.

End of over 28 (8 runs) New Zealand 168/2
SB Styris    10* (12b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-54-1
PG Fulton    44* (48b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-18-0

28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 2 runs, lofts it in the air, placed it nicely to deep-extra cover, comes back easily for the second run.

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 3 runs, replay of the same shot, lofts it once again in the air to deep-extra cover.

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, driven on the front foot down the ground to long off.

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, punches to extra cover.

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 1 run, not a controlled stroke from Styris, chips it in the air wide of the fielder at cover to the deep.

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

End of over 29 (8 runs) New Zealand 176/2
PG Fulton    46* (50b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-26-0
SB Styris    16* (16b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-54-1

Good over-rate from Bangladesh as two spinners are bowling in tandem. Change in the bowling, Tushar Imran comes on.

29.1

Tushar Imran to Fulton, no run, defended to the onside.

29.2

Tushar Imran to Fulton, 1 run, driven to mid-on for a single.

29.3

Tushar Imran to Styris, 1 run, moves forward and works it to square leg outside the circle for an easy single.

29.4

Tushar Imran to Fulton, 1 run, moves forward and drives down the ground to long on.

29.5

Tushar Imran to Styris, 1 run, waits on the back foot and punches down the ground to long on.

29.6

Tushar Imran to Fulton, 1 run, pushes down the track to long on.

End of over 30 (5 runs) New Zealand 181/2
PG Fulton    49* (54b 5x4)      Tushar Imran    1-0-5-0
SB Styris    18* (18b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-26-0

Fulton on 49.

30.1

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

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 2 runs, brings up his 50! driven to the sweeper cover and comes back for the second run.

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, moves back and drives to mid-on, the fielder from midwicket makes a desperate attempt to stop the ball, fails to do so.

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, driven to the off side.

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, spins away, Styris cuts and misses.

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 1 run, driven on the front foot to the sweeper cover for an easy single.

End of over 31 (4 runs) New Zealand 185/2
SB Styris    19* (21b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-30-0
PG Fulton    52* (57b 5x4)      Tushar Imran    1-0-5-0

31.1

Tushar Imran to Styris, 1 run, tossed up delivery driven to deep-mid on for a single.

31.2

Tushar Imran to Fulton, no run, waits in the crease and punches to mid-off.

31.3

Tushar Imran to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

31.4

Tushar Imran to Styris, 1 run, waits in the crease and punches down the ground to long on.

Good work by New Zealand to pick up the singles.

31.5

Tushar Imran to Fulton, 1 run, punches off the back foot to the sweeper cover.

31.6

Tushar Imran to Styris, 1 run, moves forward and pushes in the gap to point for an easy single.

End of over 32 (5 runs) New Zealand 190/2
SB Styris    22* (24b 1x4)      Tushar Imran    2-0-10-0
PG Fulton    54* (60b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-30-0

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 1 run, down the track and plays to cover for a single.

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, driven to mid-off.

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, pushes to the off side.

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, driven to the right of the bowler, who moves across and fields it.

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, pushes on the front foot to backward point.

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, wonderful fielding by Aftab, dives to his left and makes a good save, cut hard to the left of backward point.

End of over 33 (2 runs) New Zealand 192/2
SB Styris    23* (29b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-32-0
PG Fulton    55* (61b 5x4)      Tushar Imran    2-0-10-0

33.1

Tushar Imran to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

33.2

Tushar Imran to Styris, 1 run, moves forward and works behind square leg.

33.3

Tushar Imran to Fulton, 1 run, tossed right up, driven down the ground to long on.

33.4

Tushar Imran to Styris, 1 run, good shot down the ground to the left of long on.

33.5

Tushar Imran to Fulton, 2 runs, good shot once again, tossed right up outside the off stump, driven to wide long off for couple of runs, brings up the 50 partnership.

33.6

Tushar Imran to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

End of over 34 (7 runs) New Zealand 199/2
PG Fulton    60* (65b 5x4)      Tushar Imran    3-0-17-0
SB Styris    25* (31b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-32-0

Drinks time. New Zealand are in a great position to get to a big score. Change in the bowling, Farhad Reza comes back on.

34.1

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, moves forward and works along the ground straight to the fielder at midwicket.

34.2

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, moves forward and drives well to extra cover, good fielding.

34.3

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, dropped! it was full and hit straight back to Reza, who drops it.

34.4

Farhad Reza to Fulton, 1 run, pitched up delivery outside the off stump, driven down the ground to long off, brings up the 200 for New Zealand.

34.5

Farhad Reza to Styris, 3 runs, well played, paddles it around to fine leg.

34.6

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, driven to backward point.

End of over 35 (4 runs) New Zealand 203/2
PG Fulton    61* (70b 5x4)      Farhad Reza    3-0-23-0
SB Styris    28* (32b 1x4)      Tushar Imran    3-0-17-0

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 2 runs, chips it in the air to deep-extra cover, comes back for the second run.

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, waits in the crease and pushes to point, quick call of "NO".

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 1 run, this time he gets the single as he pushes in the gap to cover.

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 wide, down the leg side, looking to paddle it around, misses it.

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, driven on the front foot to long off.

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, good fielding at cover-point, driven on the front foot.

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, loud appeal for caught-behind from the bowler and keeper, turned down by umpire Hill as Styris looks to play a late cut.

End of over 36 (5 runs) New Zealand 208/2
SB Styris    31* (37b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-37-0
PG Fulton    62* (71b 5x4)      Farhad Reza    3-0-23-0

36.1

Farhad Reza to Fulton, SIX, good strike from Fulton, picks it up and launches it high and over long on, Siddique takes the catch outside the ropes.

36.2

Farhad Reza to Fulton, 2 runs, driven down the ground to long on for couple of runs.

36.3

Farhad Reza to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

36.4

Farhad Reza to Styris, no run, keeps it full and wide outside the off stump, mistimes the shot to the off side.

36.5

Farhad Reza to Styris, 1 run, moves slightly across his stumps and takes it on the full and works it to deep-backward square leg.

36.6

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, another low full toss outside the off stump, played straight to the fielder along the ground to backward point.

End of over 37 (10 runs) New Zealand 218/2
PG Fulton    71* (75b 5x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    4-0-33-0
SB Styris    32* (39b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-37-0

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, FOUR, goes for the sweep and gets a top-edge, Mushfiqur thought that he could get it, but it goes a long way to the fence.

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, FOUR, sweeps it in the air to deep-midwicket, Mortaza dives too early for the catch and misses it completely.

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, no run, defended on the front foot to cover.

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Styris, 1 run, uses his feet and cuts to sweeper cover.

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, no run, driven along the ground straight to the fielder at extra cover.

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

End of over 38 (10 runs) New Zealand 228/2
PG Fulton    72* (77b 5x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-47-0
SB Styris    41* (43b 3x4)      Farhad Reza    4-0-33-0

38.1

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, goes after it and misses it, good work by Mushfiqur Rahim to collect the ball.

38.2

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, heaves it across straight along the ground to the fielder at midwicket.

38.3

Farhad Reza to Fulton, 1 run, good ball in the block-hole, dug out to the off side.

There is a bit of drizzle, it is steady at the moment.

38.4

Farhad Reza to Styris, OUT, slower delivery from Reza, looking once again to chip it in the air, was too early into the shot, gets the outside edge straight into the hands of Tushar Imran at short thirdman.

SB Styris c Tushar Imran b Farhad Reza 41 (49m 44b 3x4 0x6) SR: 93.18

Ross Taylor is the new batsman

38.5

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, full toss driven to the sweeper cover to get off the mark.

38.6

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, driven along the ground to mid-off.

End of over 39 (2 runs) New Zealand 230/3
PG Fulton    73* (81b 5x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    5-0-35-1
LRPL Taylor    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-47-0

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, dabs it in the gap on the off side for a single.

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, moves forward and drives down the ground to long on.

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 2 runs, moves slightly back and punches down the ground to long off, Tamim Iqbal misfields to allow the second run.

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 2 runs, cheeky shot, paddles it around to fine leg.

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Fulton, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

That finishes Shakib's spell of bowling. 55 runs in 10 overs for no wicket.

End of over 40 (8 runs) New Zealand 238/3
PG Fulton    79* (85b 5x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-55-0
LRPL Taylor    3* (3b)      Farhad Reza    5-0-35-1

The drizzle has stopped. Farhad Reza to continue.

40.1

Farhad Reza to Fulton, 1 run, driven hard to extra cover, shy at the stumps misses, would have been close.

40.2

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, pitched up delivery driven to the sweeper cover.

40.3

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, once again hit hard to extra cover, no single this time.

40.4

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, driven back down the track to the bowler and Reza looks to throw down the stumps.

40.5

Farhad Reza to Fulton, no run, good ball in the block-hole, dug out back to the bowler.

40.6

Farhad Reza to Fulton, 1 run, slower delivery and Fulton hits down the ground to long on.

End of over 41 (3 runs) New Zealand 241/3
PG Fulton    81* (90b 5x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    6-0-38-1
LRPL Taylor    4* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-55-0

Razzak comes back on, has been expensive today.

41.1

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run, inside edge to the off side.

41.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 wide, bad ball down the leg side.

41.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, comes down the track and looks it heave it across, mistimes to long on.

41.3

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, 1 run

41.4

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, waits for the turn on the front foot and works it in front of square leg.

41.5

Abdur Razzak to Fulton, OUT, tossed up outside the off stump, goes for a big heave on the onside, gets an edge and Mushfiqur Rahim takes the catch as the ball lobs up off his shoulders.

PG Fulton c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak 83 (105m 93b 5x4 1x6) SR: 89.24

Oram is the new batsman.

41.6

Abdur Razzak to Oram, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

End of over 42 (5 runs) New Zealand 246/4
JDP Oram    0* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-59-2
LRPL Taylor    6* (6b)      Farhad Reza    6-0-38-1

42.1

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, yorker length delivery forced to the sweeper cover for a single.

coming round the wicket to Oram

42.2

Farhad Reza to Oram, no run, full toss not put away, hit to the fielder at extra-cover.

42.3

Farhad Reza to Oram, no run, once again driven straight to the fielder at extra cover along the ground.

42.4

Farhad Reza to Oram, 1 run, full toss hit to the right of backward point, half stopped by the fielder.

42.5

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, full toss driven down the ground to long on.

42.6

Farhad Reza to Oram, 3 wides, full and wide outside the off stump, difficult for Mushfiqur Rahim as he standing up.

42.6

Farhad Reza to Oram, no run, wide outside the off stump, cuts and misses, hits hard on Mushfiqur Rahim's gloves.

The sun is out.

End of over 43 (6 runs) New Zealand 252/4
JDP Oram    1* (5b)      Farhad Reza    7-0-44-1
LRPL Taylor    8* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-59-2

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 2 runs, moves slighty across his stumps and works just outside the circle on the onside, comes quickly back for the second run, good running.

43.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, works it nicely behi.nd square leg for a single

43.3

Abdur Razzak to Oram, no run, moves forward and works to midwicket.

43.4

Abdur Razzak to Oram, 1 run, worked to square leg for a single.

43.5

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, moves forward and pushes in the gap through cover for a single.

over the wicket for Oram

43.6

Abdur Razzak to Oram, no run, looking for the reverse sweep, misses it and through to Rahim.

End of over 44 (5 runs) New Zealand 257/4
JDP Oram    2* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-64-2
LRPL Taylor    12* (11b)      Farhad Reza    7-0-44-1

44.1

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, yorker length delivery outside the off stump, squeezed out to thirdman for a single.

44.2

Farhad Reza to Oram, 1 run, heaves it across to deep-square leg, a slower delivery, one hand was off the handle as he hit it.

44.3

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 2 runs, takes it on the full and paddles it around to fine leg for couple of runs.

44.4

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, nicely bowled and well played, pushes to mid-on.

44.5

Farhad Reza to Oram, 1 run, poor fielding, played to cover-point.

44.6

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, stumping missed! Full delivery outside the off stump, Taylor walks down the track and looks to heave to the midwicket fence, misses it and Mushfiqur Rahim fumbles it.

End of over 45 (6 runs) New Zealand 263/4
LRPL Taylor    16* (15b)      Farhad Reza    8-0-50-1
JDP Oram    4* (10b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-64-2

45.1

Abdur Razzak to Oram, 1 run, moves back and punches it down the ground to long on.

45.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, moves across his stumps and looks to play to the onside, misses it, off the body to the off side.

45.3

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, full toss driven to the sweeper cover.

45.4

Abdur Razzak to Oram, 1 run, down the track and works to deep-square leg.

45.5

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, FOUR, finds the gap this time and strikes it well, picks up outside the off stump and swings it in the air to midwicket fence.

45.6

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, FOUR, another powerful strike, swings it hard and in the air, one bounce to the midwicket fence.

Razzak finishes his spell, 75 runs in 10 overs for two wickets.

End of over 46 (11 runs) New Zealand 274/4
LRPL Taylor    25* (19b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-75-2
JDP Oram    6* (12b)      Farhad Reza    8-0-50-1

46.1

Farhad Reza to Oram, 2 runs, fuller length delivery driven to long off, ricochets off the stumps they go through for an overthrow.

46.2

Farhad Reza to Oram, no run, swings and misses outside the off stump.

46.3

Farhad Reza to Oram, SIX, it was coming, picks it up nicely and swings it high and over midwicket fence for maximum.

46.4

Farhad Reza to Oram, 1 wide, bowls it too wide outside the off stump, Oram lets it go.

46.4

Farhad Reza to Oram, 3 runs, clever batting from Oram, moves right across his stumps and tucks it to fine leg, good running.

46.5

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, full delivery driven down the ground to long on.

46.6

Farhad Reza to Oram, SIX, good powerful strike from Oram, full toss outside the off stump, swings it high and over the long on fence for maximum.

End of over 47 (19 runs) New Zealand 293/4
JDP Oram    23* (17b 2x6)      Farhad Reza    9-0-69-1
LRPL Taylor    26* (20b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-75-2

Mortaza back into the attack.

47.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, not timed well, pulls it to deep-square leg for a single.

47.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, 1 run, low full toss outside the off stump, squeezed to backward point for a single.

47.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, SIX, good powerful shot from Taylor, picks up the slower delivery and swings it high and over midwicket fence, brings up the 300 for New Zealand.

47.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, yorker squeezed out to the off side.

47.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, FOUR, what a shot! It was a full toss wide outside the off stump, just puts the bat in line and finds the gap past the backward point to the fence.

47.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, driven along the ground straight to the fielder at extra cover.

Good hitting by New Zealand in the final overs.

End of over 48 (13 runs) New Zealand 306/4
JDP Oram    28* (20b 1x4 2x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-49-0
LRPL Taylor    34* (23b 2x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    9-0-69-1

Shahadat Hossain comes back

48.1

Shahadat Hossain to Taylor, 1 leg bye, full and down the leg side, off the pad behind the wicket, appeal turned down as the ball was sliding down.

He has to get his length right.

48.2

Shahadat Hossain to Oram, FOUR, full delivery, Oram opens up and drives it well in the gap to extra cover fence.

48.3

Shahadat Hossain to Oram, SIX, another shot but not perfectly timed but goes all the way over wide long on fence for maximum. Great forearms of Oram.

48.4

Shahadat Hossain to Oram, no run, bouncer, Oram sways away from the line, good aggression.

48.5

Shahadat Hossain to Oram, no run, slower delivery and Oram too early into the shot misses it completely, goes through to Mushfiqur Rahim.

48.6

Shahadat Hossain to Oram, 1 run, yorker squeezed out to the sweeper cover for a single.

End of over 49 (12 runs) New Zealand 318/4
JDP Oram    39* (25b 2x4 3x6)      Shahadat Hossain    8-0-52-0
LRPL Taylor    34* (24b 2x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-49-0

Final over of the New Zealand innings.

49.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, FOUR, big hit from Oram, picks it up and hits in the air and one bounce to cover fence.

49.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, no run, short ball, Oram clears his right leg and looks to pull, misses it.

49.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, 1 wide, another short delivery a bouncer, goes way over the head of Oram, signals a wide.

49.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, SIX, goes all the way, another massive hit from Oram, slower delivery picked up and hit over the long on fence.

49.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, FOUR, 50! for Oram, goes for the big hit, gets a big outside edge, the ball flies down to thirdman fence.

49.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, 2 runs, played to deep-backward square leg, comes back for the second run.

49.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Oram, OUT, full toss and Oram looks to go big and out of the park but does not time it well, goes high in the air, Tamim runs across and takes a good catch at long off.

JDP Oram c Tamim Iqbal b Mashrafe Mortaza 55 (36m 31b 4x4 4x6) SR: 177.41

Wonderful hitting from Oram. New Zealand finish up on 335. Good partnerships helped them to this mammoth score. Can Bangladesh do the unthinkable? Please join me in 40 minutes for the run chase.

End of over 50 (17 runs) New Zealand 335/5
     Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-66-1
LRPL Taylor    34* (24b 2x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    8-0-52-0
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 28, 2007

Mushfiqur Rahim and Farhad Reza wait for the umpires to take a decision on whether to leave the field after rain interrupted play, New Zealand v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Napier, December 28, 2007

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Dec 28, 2007

Aftab Ahmed top scored for Bangladesh with 54, New Zealand v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Napier, December 28, 2007

Aftab Ahmed top scored for Bangladesh with 54

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