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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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   IE O'Brien 1-1-0-0

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   IE O'Brien 2-1-2-0

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

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   IE O'Brien 3-1-5-0

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

20.3

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

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   IE O'Brien 4-1-7-0

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

22.4

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

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   IE O'Brien 5-1-8-0

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

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   IE O'Brien 6-1-10-0

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   IE O'Brien 7-2-10-0
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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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