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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31.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fullish outside off and Mushfiqur gets a good stride forward and defends

31.5

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length on middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Mushfiqur gets forward and defends it on the on side

31.6

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outsude off, Mushfiqur watchfully lets it go

Bangladesh 98/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 0* (3b)

33.1

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside off, angles into the right hander, gets forward and lets it go

33.2

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide

33.2

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Oram exerts himself a little too much this time as he bangs it in short. Mushfiqur ducks under it and the umpire calls it a wide

33.3

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another bouncer but one legal one this time, Mushfiqur ducks under it

33.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length on middle, angles in, Mushfiqur shows the full face of the bat and defends

33.5

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended to the off side

33.6

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

Bangladesh 105/6   Mushfiqur Rahim 0* (9b)

35.1

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside the off stump, no hint of swing as the ball goes straight through to the keeper

35.2

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short and wide outside off, Mushfiqur plays his first false stroke as he goes for the cut and misses it completely

35.3

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, good length outside off, Mushfiqur plays with an angled bat and glides it with control past the slips and down to the third man boundary

35.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, that was short and needed about three Mushfiqur Rahim's - one standing on top of the other to connect that. Wide called and correctly so

35.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended on the backfoot to the bowler

35.5

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length on off stump and defended on the backfoot back to the off side

35.6

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside the off stump, Mushfiqur shoulders arms

Bangladesh 114/6   Mushfiqur Rahim 4* (15b 1x4)

37.1

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside off, left alone

37.2

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fullish in length on the pads, Mushfiqur flicks it with ease just wide of fine leg. There was two in it but Mushfiqur turns down the second

37.6

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

Bangladesh 124/6   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (18b 1x4)

40.1

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bowls a fullish length outside off, not much bounce as the ball leaves the batsman

40.2

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, holds the length back outside off, Mushfiqur walks across his stump, covers the line and defends back to the bowler

40.3

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside off, a bit of away movement as he shoulders arms

40.4

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, Mushfiqur goes back and defends back to Mills

40.5

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur shows solid defence yet again as he goes back and defends towards cover. They contemplate a single but decide against it

40.6

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone safely through to the keeper

Bangladesh 129/8   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (24b 1x4)

42.1

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slants in to the right hander, Mushfiqur covers the line and defends

42.2

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, good length outside the off stump, Mushfiqur gets forward, opens the face of the bat and glides down to third man

42.3

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fullish on the off stump, Mushfiqur gets a hal prod forward and lets it go

42.4

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

42.5

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

42.6

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside off, left alone

Bangladesh 131/8   Mushfiqur Rahim 7* (30b 1x4)

44.1

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lands just short of a good length outside off, straightens after pitching, left alone

44.2

Mills to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Mushfiqur's resistance comes to an end... Mills lands this one short of a length outside off and gets it to cut in. Mushfiqur goes for the cut but there was barely enough room to free his arms. He ends up slicing it straight to Bell at gully

Mushfiqur Rahim c Bell b Mills 7 (59m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.87

Bangladesh 133/9   Mushfiqur Rahim 7 (32b 1x4)
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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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