Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Dunedin, Jan 4-6, 2008
New Zealand won by 9 wickets
4,5,6 January 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 0-50
0.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts off with a loosener outside off, pitches on a good length and shapes away as it leaves Tamim

0.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bat on ball this time, lands on a good length on off and middle, Tamim gets behind it and defends back to Martin

0.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, swiches to a fuller length, searches for the swing, Tamim tries to t work it to the on side but plays an inside-out stroke to the covers

0.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Martin bowls that with a little more pace, there's good bounce and carry through to the keeper

0.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, the first of the series.... Martin overpitches on leg stump, perhaps searching for some outswing, the ball was too full and Tamim works it past the diving square leg

0.6

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and the ball shapes away after leaving the batsman

Bangladesh 4/0   Tamim Iqbal 4* (6b 1x4)
3.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, holds the length back outside off, Tamim lets it go

3.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, too full and in the slot for Tamim as he covers the line and drives firmly past mid-off

Bangladesh 17/1   Tamim Iqbal 8* (8b 2x4)
4.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fullish on off and middle, pushed to mid-off

4.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, just short of a length on middle, not much pace in that as Tamim shuffles across his stumps and works it with ease behind square on the on side

Bangladesh 25/1   Tamim Iqbal 9* (10b 2x4)
5.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length just outside off, no swing this time, the ball maintains its line and carries through to McCullum at waist height

5.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length on middle, the ball lands on the seam, Tamim works it to the on side

5.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length on off stump, defended back to the bowler

5.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, Mills overpitches this time on off and middle, Tamim gets behind the line and punches it just wide of mid-off for a couple

5.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, adjusts his line to middle and leg, Tamim turns his wrists and works it to the on side

5.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, that was too short and too wide outside off, the ball swings away as well after pitching and Tamim has all the time in the world to free his arms and slash that past point

Bangladesh 31/1   Tamim Iqbal 15* (16b 3x4)
6.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off, left alone

6.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, Tamim watchfully lets it go

6.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, the slower ball outside off, Tamim pokes at it and the ball just beats the outside edge

6.6

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowls that slower ball again, this time drifts on the pads, Tamim works it to the on side

Bangladesh 38/1   Tamim Iqbal 15* (20b 3x4)
7.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length on off and middle, defended off the backfoot back to Mills

7.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, lands on a good length on off and middle, there lack of pace on that allows Tamim to get his wrists working as he flicks with ease past square leg. It wasnt a bad ball, just a terrific stroke

7.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run

7.6

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches outside off, Tamim shapes to drive through the covers but gets an inside edge to the on side

Bangladesh 43/1   Tamim Iqbal 19* (24b 4x4)
9.1

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Oram starts off with a loosener outside off, that was too full outside off and Tamim gets behind the line and drives firmly past the covers

9.2

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside off

9.3

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off, defended back to the bowler

9.4

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands on a good length on middle and leg, Tamim tucks it to the on side

9.5

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands it short of a good length and bends his back a little more, Tamim shoulders arms as the ball kicks up after pitching

9.6

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, similar delivery, Tamim shoulders arms outside off

Bangladesh 47/2   Tamim Iqbal 23* (30b 5x4)
11.1

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, strays down the leg side, tries to work the ball fine but misses

11.2

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fullish outside the off stump, Tamim drives forcefully but can't beat short cover

11.3

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

11.4

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, good length around the off stump, gets the ball to curve in to the left hander, Tamim tucks it with soft hands to the on side and sets off

Bangladesh 56/3   Tamim Iqbal 24* (34b 5x4)
12.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Martin strays too wide outside off, the swing takes it further away from the left hander as he lets it go

12.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, overpitched outside off, Tamim stretches out and drives with conviction but unfortunately places it straight to point

12.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Martin mixes it up now with a short one on leg, the ball kicks up on Tamim as he uncomfortably backs away. The ball nearly brushes his glove

12.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off, Tamim offers no stroke

12.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off, left alone

12.6

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Martin drifts down leg and Tamim makes him pay by flicking it with ease off his wrists down to fine-leg. The straight boundaries are quite short

Bangladesh 60/3   Tamim Iqbal 28* (40b 6x4)
13.2

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, switches his line to outside the off stump, Nafees doesn't quite cover the line but he manages to defend to the off side

13.3

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, Oram oversteps, Tamim pushes to the off side

13.3

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run

13.4

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length on middle and leg, tamim shuffles and works it to the on side

13.5

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Oram thuds that on a good length outside off, Tamim defends on the backfoot. The ball strikes the bat so hard that a piece of wood chips off, forcing Tamim to call for a replacement

13.6

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, banged in short, Tamim ducks as the ball climbs over him

Bangladesh 62/3   Tamim Iqbal 28* (46b 6x4)
15.1

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed back to the bowler

15.2

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, good length outside off, Tamim is drawn forward into the stroke, he opens the face of the bat and glides that past the slips and down to the vacant third man region

15.3

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off, defended back to the bowler

15.4

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off, defended back to the bowler

15.5

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off, gets the ball to drift in, Tamim gets a good stride forward and defends to cover

15.6

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off, Tamim moves his feet well, covers the line and defends to the off side

Bangladesh 66/3   Tamim Iqbal 32* (52b 7x4)
18.1

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, O'Brien tests him out with a short one, Tamim uneasily keeps it down and tucks it to the on side, they set off for a run and Nafees just makes it back to the crease as Cumming hits the stumps

Bangladesh 69/3   Tamim Iqbal 33* (53b 7x4)
19.3

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that was much fuller in length and in the slot to drive, Tamim drives with force but places it to mid-off

19.4

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, switches to a fuller length, searches for a bit of inswing, Tamim shuffles and works it to fine leg

19.6

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fullish in length outside off, Tamim pushes it firmly through the line of the ball but finds mid-off

Bangladesh 75/3   Tamim Iqbal 34* (56b 7x4)
20.3

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, slower ball , banged in short as well, Tamim goes for the cut but ends up chopping it down to point

Bangladesh 77/3   Tamim Iqbal 35* (57b 7x4)
21.3

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fuller outside off, in the slot to drive and Tamim obliges with a drive just past the covers

Bangladesh 80/3   Tamim Iqbal 36* (58b 7x4)
22.1

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, over the wicket this time, lands on a good length close to the line of off stump, Tamim shoulders arms

22.2

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he takes this further away from off stump, Tamim lets it go again

22.3

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, brings the line closer to Tamim's ribcage, he manages to fend it off rather uneasily, the ball rolls to the on side and they take a single

22.6

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bangs it in short down leg and at a good pace, 141 kph, the ball kicks on Tamim as he lets it go

Bangladesh 82/3   Tamim Iqbal 37* (62b 7x4)
24.1

O'Brien to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, Dropped: Cumming at short leg fumbles.... that is banged in short of a length on leg, Tamim tries to work it to the on side but the ball kicks and gets him high on the bat. Cumming isnt alert enough as the ball slips through his fingers

Bangladesh 83/4   Tamim Iqbal 38* (63b 7x4)
25.1

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, tossed up on middle and leg, worked to the on side

25.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed wide outside off, Tamim goes for an expansive drive but misses

25.3

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off but Tamim watchfully lets it go this time

25.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, switches to over the wicket, defended on the front foot

25.5

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off, Tamim tries to work it on the off side and misses, McCullum quickly whips off the bails. Tamim is a little lazy in dragging his foot back and the third umpire was called for. It turns out to be quite close as there was doubt as to whether his foot was in the air. He gets the benefit of the doubt

25.6

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended to the off side

Bangladesh 86/4   Tamim Iqbal 40* (69b 7x4)
27.1

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed up outside off, defended back to the bowler

27.2

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended with soft hands to forward short-leg

27.3

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, he oversteps, unusual for a spinner, pushed back to the bowler

27.3

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended back to Vettori

27.4

Vettori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, Tamim works it with the line to long-on

Bangladesh 88/4   Tamim Iqbal 41* (74b 7x4)
28.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, confident way to start the session.... Martin errs by overpitching on off stump, Tamim gets his foot forward meets the pitch of the ball and drives through the line, beats mid-on by a mile

28.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, holds the length back outside off, defended back to the bowler

28.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length on middle and leg, pushed back to Martin

28.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length on off and middle, defended back to the bowler

28.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good variation by Martin as he bangs this on short of a length on off and middle, the ball climbs on Tamim and he does well to play it down with soft hands

28.6

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another short one, Tamim has to play at it and he manages to fend it off with soft hands again

Bangladesh 92/4   Tamim Iqbal 45* (80b 8x4)
30.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Martin tests him outs with a snorter that fizzes past him, Tamim does well to keep his gloves out of the way

30.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off and pushed back to the bowler

30.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, lovely shot....Martin overpitches outside off, Tamim covers the line of the ball and drives firmly past mid-off. He's just one short of a fifty on debut

30.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fullish in length on off and middle, tamim closes the face of the bat and pushes back to the bowler

30.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, Tamim shuffles and whips it away with a flick of the wrists and brings up his debut Test half-century

Bangladesh 97/4   Tamim Iqbal 50* (85b 9x4)
31.1

Oram to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Tamim leans onto it and executes a glorious drive but.... short cover gets a finger to it and saves a few runs

Bangladesh 98/4   Tamim Iqbal 51* (86b 9x4)
32.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, short of a length on middle and leg, no hint of swing, Tamim turns his wrists and whips it towards long leg for a couple

32.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, the short ball works..... Martin gets the ball to kick just short of a good length, the ball climbs on Tamim's midriff and he just has to play at it. Tamim leaps, the ball lobs off the top half of his bat and gives Fulton an easy catch at second slip running forward

Tamim Iqbal c Fulton b Martin 53 (143m 88b 9x4 0x6) SR: 60.22

Bangladesh 100/6   Tamim Iqbal 53 (88b 9x4)
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