Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

Bangladesh in New Zealand Test Series - 1st Test

New Zealand v Bangladesh

New Zealand won by 9 wickets

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2.3

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, well well..we all know Bashar is a compulsive hooker and Martin tempts him with one by banging it in short and Bashar predictably goes for it, misses it completely

2.4

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, and another one..this one pitches outside off and climbs on bashar. He goes for the hook rather unconvincingly and the ball misses his glove through to the keeper

2.5

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, switches to a fuller length, Bashar fends it off to point

2.6

Martin to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, fullish in length outside off, Bashar gets forward and pushes it with soft hands towards cover and sets off

Bangladesh 6/1   Habibul Bashar 1* (4b)

3.1

Mills to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, Mills drifts down the leg side and Bashar flicks it past the diving McCullum. There was plenty of bat on it and it was a good attempt by McCullum

3.2

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length outside off, left alone

3.3

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, Mills strays down the leg side again and it was too wide for Bashar to get any bat on it as he tries to flick

3.4

Mills to Habibul Bashar, 3 runs, overpitches outside off, swings away, Bashar pushes it past the two gullys and picks up three fpr that. Good running in the end

Bangladesh 13/1   Habibul Bashar 8* (8b 1x4)

4.1

Martin to Habibul Bashar, SIX, that was easy.... Martin thuds it in short outside off, Bashar goes for a thick upper cut and the ball flies off the outside edge over the slips and just lands over the rope in the region of third man

4.2

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, full on off and middle, in the slot to drive, Bashar drives it back off the meat of the bat back to martin

4.3

Martin to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, Bashar works it off his wrists past midwicket

4.6

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length on off and middle, pushed back to the bowler

Bangladesh 25/1   Habibul Bashar 15* (12b 1x4 1x6)

6.1

Martin to Habibul Bashar, SIX, banged in short, Bashar goes for that hook and he connects well enough. The ball flies off the edge and sails over the keeper for a six

6.2

Martin to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, bangs it in short again, Bashar goes for the pull this time but controls it as the ball rolls to deep square leg

Bangladesh 38/1   Habibul Bashar 22* (14b 1x4 2x6)

7.1

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length on off and middle, Bashar turns his wrists and pushes it to midwicket

7.2

Mills to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, Mills isn't tempting Bashar with short balls and he bowls another one on a good length, Bashar turns his wrists and flicks it past midwicket

Bangladesh 39/1   Habibul Bashar 23* (16b 1x4 2x6)

8.1

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

8.2

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, strays just a little wide outside off, Bashar watchfully lets it go

8.3

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, lands on a good length outside off, Bashar moves his feet and punches it with conviction to point

8.4

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, shifts to a fuller length, draws Bashar forward as he gets forward and defends

8.5

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, holds the length back a little outside off, Bashar shoulders arms this time

8.6

Martin to Habibul Bashar, OUT, Martin hits the right length and has a second wicket.... pitches on a good length on the corridor outside the off stump, the ball holds its line after pitching and draws Bashar into the stroke, he pokes at it and gets an thin edge through to the keeper

Habibul Bashar c †McCullum b Martin 23 (29m 22b 1x4 2x6) SR: 104.54

Bangladesh 43/2   Habibul Bashar 23 (22b 1x4 2x6)
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Series Results
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Wellington - Jan 12-14, 2008
New Zealand won by an innings and 137 runs
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Dunedin - Jan 4-6, 2008
New Zealand won by 9 wickets
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Photos

Jan 6, 2008

Shahriar Nafees cuts one away, New Zealand v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day, January 6, 2008

Shahriar Nafees cuts one away

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Jan 6, 2008

Daniel Vettori belts out another successful appeal, New Zealand v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day, January 6, 2008

Daniel Vettori belts out another successful appeal

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