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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32.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, streaky..... good length just outside off, Mortaza pokes his bat at it and the ball sails past the packed slip cordon and beats second and third slips to the third man boundary

32.4

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of a length, Mortaza rocks back and lets it go

32.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, shortish ball outside off, angling into the right hander, Mortaza goes on the backfoot and has a poke at that one, beats the outside edge

32.6

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, banged in short again and Mortaza has a half hearted swing and misses

Bangladesh 104/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 4* (4b 1x4)

34.1

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, short of a length outside off, Mortaza backs away, pokes at the ball with an angled bat and slices it just past gully and third slip

34.2

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, backs away again and this time the ball was much shorter. Mortaza takes evasive action as the ball sails over him

34.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, backs away towards square leg again and this time he gets some wood on it and pushes to cover

34.4

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, banged in short again, Mortaza backs off and swings and misses

34.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Martin brings the length a little fuller outside off, Mortaza goes for a wild swish outside off and well... can't connect again

34.6

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short outside off again, lets it go through to the keeper

Bangladesh 109/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 8* (10b 2x4)

36.1

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, timing and placement..... good length on middle and leg, Mortaza backs away as usual and lofts through the line. The ball sails off the meat of the bat and beats mid-off

36.2

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Martin wins the battle this time as Mortaza backs away from another short ball and gets hit flush on the arm. he falls over as well

36.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short, Mortaza backs away again and somehow manages to keep it down. He ambles back to the crease and McCullum hits the stumps from the off side. The third umpire was called and Mortaza just makes his ground

36.4

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, short of a length on middle, Mortaza gives room and slices this one over gully and down to the deep point boundary

36.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

36.6

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Mortaza makes room to slash outside off and misses again

Bangladesh 122/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 16* (16b 4x4)

37.3

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, another swing and a miss....this was off a good length outside off, Mortaza gives room and blindly swings without making any contact

37.4

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Mortaza opts not to back away for a change as he stays put at the crease and pushes the ball to the off side

37.5

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, pushed just in front of point, they hesitate at first and go through with the single. Mortaza struggles to make his ground but the throw was wide

Bangladesh 124/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 17* (19b 4x4)

38.1

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Martin tests him out with a yorker, he stays at the crease and digs it out

38.2

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of a length outside off, Mortaza opens the face of the bat and steers the ball to gully

38.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, banged in short on middle and leg, Mortaza ducks under it

38.4

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, short of a length outside off, Mortaza backs away and connects off the meat of the bat. The ball beats the vacant cover region

38.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

38.6

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Mortaza backs away and glides it down to third man

Bangladesh 129/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 22* (25b 5x4)

39.1

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, inside edge..... good length outside the off stump, Mortaza backs away as usual and tries to scoop the ball over the infield on the off side, gets a thick inside edge onto his stumps

Mashrafe Mortaza b Oram 22 (32m 26b 5x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

Bangladesh 129/7   Mashrafe Mortaza 22 (26b 5x4)
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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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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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