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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23.4

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defended back to the bowler

23.5

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defends back to Vettori, doesn't move his feet much

23.6

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tossed up full on middle, Aftab gets forward and confidently pushes it back to the bowler

Bangladesh 82/4   Aftab Ahmed 0* (3b)

24.2

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, outside off, left alone

24.3

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, beaten, that was a superb delivery as Aftab goes on the backfoot and nearly gets an outside edge

24.4

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run

24.5

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run

24.6

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, 1 wide, banged in short, a little too short though and enough for the umpire to deem it an illegal delivery

24.6

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run

Bangladesh 84/4   Aftab Ahmed 0* (8b)

26.1

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, he gets quite a bit of outswing on this occasion, draws Aftab into the stroke but the away movement saved him

26.2

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, this was much wider outside off and not enough to trouble Aftab

26.3

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length outside the off stump, pushed with soft hands to the off side

26.4

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, bangs it in short of a length on the off stump and gets it to drift in this time as the ball leaves the batsman

26.5

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length outside off, left alone

26.6

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, banged in at a lively pace outside off, 142, kph, Aftab safely lets it go

Bangladesh 86/4   Aftab Ahmed 0* (14b)

27.5

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tossed up outside off, Aftab shapes to defend but doesn't cover the line properly, opens the face of the bat and glides to gully

27.6

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed in flatter and faster, Aftab rocks back and safely negotiates the last ball before lunch by pushing it to the covers

Bangladesh 88/4   Aftab Ahmed 0* (16b)

29.1

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, gentle pace, just outside the off stump, Aftab opts to let it go

29.2

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, drags the line closer to the batsman this time, Aftab gets across his stumps and turns it to midwicket

29.3

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, just a fraction fuller outside off, Aftab shoulders arms and the ball moves away after pitching

29.4

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, that was close.... pitches on a fullish length outside off, Oram gets this one to dart back in after pitching, Aftab leaves it and the ball nearly shaves the off stump on its way to the keeper

29.5

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length on off and middle, defended to midwicket

29.6

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run

Bangladesh 92/4   Aftab Ahmed 0* (22b)

30.6

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, dug in short, towards the body, Aftab takes evasive action

Bangladesh 97/4   Aftab Ahmed 0* (23b)

31.2

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length outside the off stump, gets it to drift in and Aftab defends. He's still to get off the mark

31.3

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, swing and a miss..... Oram pitches this bang on off stump and the ball goes through with the line. Aftab, who was scoreless all this while tries to desperation to get off the mark and goes for a wild swing over mid-on. The ball pegs the off stump back

Aftab Ahmed b Oram 0 (33m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 98/5   Aftab Ahmed 0 (25b)
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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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