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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1.1

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, starys just a little wide outside off, Junaid shoulders arms, the ball curves in just a touch before reaching McCullum

1.2

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, brings the length closer to the batsman, Junaid covers the line and defends to the off side

1.3

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, good length outside off, Junaid shoulders arms

1.4

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, Mills gets a bit of inswing this time, pitches outside off, Junaid watches it carefully and shoulders arms

1.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, good length just outside off, Junaid gets his bat down and defends to the off side

1.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, Junaid gets off the mark in Test cricket with an inside edge down to fine-leg, he didn't quite cover the line as he would have liked

Bangladesh 5/0   KD Mills 1-0-1-0

3.1

Mills to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, Mills drifts down the leg side and Bashar flicks it past the diving McCullum. There was plenty of bat on it and it was a good attempt by McCullum

3.2

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length outside off, left alone

3.3

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, Mills strays down the leg side again and it was too wide for Bashar to get any bat on it as he tries to flick

3.4

Mills to Habibul Bashar, 3 runs, overpitches outside off, swings away, Bashar pushes it past the two gullys and picks up three fpr that. Good running in the end

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   KD Mills 2-0-12-0

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   KD Mills 3-0-18-0

7.1

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length on off and middle, Bashar turns his wrists and pushes it to midwicket

7.2

Mills to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, Mills isn't tempting Bashar with short balls and he bowls another one on a good length, Bashar turns his wrists and flicks it past midwicket

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   KD Mills 4-0-23-0

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   KD Mills 5-1-23-0

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   KD Mills 6-1-25-0

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

44.3

Mills to Sajedul Islam, FOUR, what a way to start a Test career..... half volley outside the off stump, Islam leans onto it and drives firmly past mid-off and cover

44.4

Mills to Sajedul Islam, no run, he gets the short stuff this time and there was nothing much he could do apart from duck under it

44.5

Mills to Sajedul Islam, no run, full on middle and Islam punched this one confidently back to Mills

44.6

Mills to Sajedul Islam, no run, good length outside off and the ball just beats the outside edge

Bangladesh 137/9   KD Mills 7-1-29-1

46.1

Mills to Sajedul Islam, OUT, and that's the end.... Mills lands that on a good length on off and middle, the ball holds its line, Islam is rooted to the crease and fishes at it just outside the off stump. The ball brushes the glove and goes through to McCullum

Sajedul Islam c †McCullum b Mills 4 (5m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Bangladesh 137/10   KD Mills 7.1-1-29-2
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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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