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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10.2

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full on middle and off and defended with ease

10.3

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, Martin searches for for inswing but errs by overpitching on the pads, Nafees gets his wrists moving quickly as he works it forcefully past square leg

10.4

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on middle and leg, worked to the on side

10.5

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fullish outside the off stump, Nafees gets a good stride forward and works it to point

10.6

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, another loose delivery by Martin on the pads, the ball was too full, Nafees shuffles and picks off his wrists and works it past the vacant square leg region

Bangladesh 55/3   Shahriar Nafees 8* (5b 2x4)

11.5

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length outside off, Nafees gets behind the line and pushes to the off side

11.6

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, holds the length back outside off, Nafees walks across his stumps and chooses to let it go

Bangladesh 56/3   Shahriar Nafees 8* (7b 2x4)

13.1

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, Oram too drifts down leg and Nafees pulls forcefully along the ground to fine leg

Bangladesh 61/3   Shahriar Nafees 9* (8b 2x4)

14.1

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, swings the ball in, draws the left hander forward, Nafees pushes it just wide of gully

14.2

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, holds the length back a little on off and middle, Nafees tries to tuck it away to the on side but misses and gets hit high on the body

14.3

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a length outside off and drifting in, Nafees gets forward and gets hit on the pads, O'Brien appeals but the ball struck him outside the line of off stump

14.4

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, outside off and cut to gully

14.5

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Nafees covers the line of the ball and defends back to the bowler

14.6

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slash and a miss.... Nafees was tempted by one outside the off stump and he goes for a wild slash and fails to get any wood on it

Bangladesh 62/3   Shahriar Nafees 9* (14b 2x4)

16.1

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on the channel outside off, the batsman shoulders arms

16.2

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, 1 no ball, O'Brien oversteps this time, Nafees gets his bat down and defends

16.2

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, switches to a fuller length outside off, Nafees gets forward and drives straight to mid-off

16.3

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, goes back to the line and length outside off, Nafees shoulders arms

16.4

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Appeal: lands it short of a good length outside off, the ball comes in with the angle, Nafees gets a half prod forward and meets the ball on the pads. O'Brien appeals but replays showed the ball striking him outside the line of the stumps

16.5

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended back to the bowler

16.6

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, drifts on the pads and Nafees tucks it away to fine leg

Bangladesh 68/3   Shahriar Nafees 10* (21b 2x4)

17.1

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length outside the off stump, the ball comes in with the angle, Nafees lets it go

17.2

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, holds the length back a little on off and middle, Nafees repeats the action and lets it go

17.3

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Oram does a good job in cramping him for room, Nafees goes back and defends

17.4

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on middle and leg, Nafees covers the line and defends

17.5

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, similar length and line, on middle stump, Nafees shuffles across and defends on the 'V'

17.6

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, switches to round the wicket this time, Nafees defends

Bangladesh 68/3   Shahriar Nafees 10* (27b 2x4)

18.2

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs

18.3

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short and Nafees pulls over mid-on, he isn't in full control of the stroke though as the ball lands in the middle of nowhere

18.4

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run

18.5

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short and pulled forcefully along the ground, he hits it straight to the fielder at midwicket though

18.6

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, 1 leg bye

Bangladesh 72/3   Shahriar Nafees 12* (32b 2x4)

19.1

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Oram continues from round the wicket, Nafees walks across his stumps again and pushes it to the on side

19.2

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, switches to a shorter length, Nafees turns his wrists and tucks it away to the on side for a single

19.5

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to mid-on, Nafees calls for the run immediately and sets off

Bangladesh 75/3   Shahriar Nafees 14* (35b 2x4)

20.1

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowls over the wicket, works up spme good pace, the ball lands on a good length outside off, the batsman lets it go

20.2

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, 1 bye, drifts down the leg side, big inswing as the ball leaves the batsan, McCullum throws himself to his right and gets a glove to it. The ball deflects to fine leg

20.4

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended on the back foot

20.5

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended on the front foot very close to the pad, prompts a half hearted appeal from the bowler

20.6

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, around the wicket this time, turned to the on side for a single

Bangladesh 78/3   Shahriar Nafees 15* (40b 2x4)

21.1

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, floated around the off stump, no turn, defended back to the bowler

21.2

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, pushes it flatter and faster, Nafees shuffles and tucks it to the on side

21.4

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended off the backfoot to the bowler

21.5

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up outside off, he goes for an across the line slog and misses

21.6

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defends close to the pads on the front foot, McCullum belts out an appeal but he's alone

Bangladesh 80/3   Shahriar Nafees 16* (45b 2x4)

22.4

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fullish outside the off stump, Nafees gets forward and pushes to mid-off

22.5

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, 1 leg bye, short of a length and drifting down leg, Nafees works it off his hips to fine leg

Bangladesh 82/3   Shahriar Nafees 16* (47b 2x4)

23.1

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushed in slower outside off, no turn at all, the batsman shuffles and defends

23.2

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushed to the on side

23.3

Vettori to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, rush of blood there from Nafees... Vettori cuts back on the pace and tosses it flat and slow outside off, Nafees sizes up for the slog sweep but it too early on the stroke. He ends up getting a thick inside edge and the ball rolls onto the stumps

Shahriar Nafees b Vettori 16 (59m 50b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.00

Bangladesh 82/4   Shahriar Nafees 16 (50b 2x4)
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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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