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

Overs 0-50

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

21.3

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

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   DL Vettori 1-0-2-0

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

23.4

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defended back to the bowler

23.5

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defends back to Vettori, doesn't move his feet much

23.6

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tossed up full on middle, Aftab gets forward and confidently pushes it back to the bowler

Bangladesh 82/4   DL Vettori 2-1-2-1

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   DL Vettori 3-1-4-1

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

27.5

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tossed up outside off, Aftab shapes to defend but doesn't cover the line properly, opens the face of the bat and glides to gully

27.6

Vettori to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed in flatter and faster, Aftab rocks back and safely negotiates the last ball before lunch by pushing it to the covers

Bangladesh 88/4   DL Vettori 4-1-6-1

43.1

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, short of a length on middle, defended with an angled bat to the off side

43.2

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, tossed up fuller on middle and leg, defended on the front foot

43.3

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, 2 runs, tossed up on middle and leg, the batsman turns his wrists and works it down to fine leg

43.4

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, flighted outside off, gets forward and defends

43.5

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, turn and bounce..... flighted outside off, Haque thinks of playing at it but the ball turns and kicks on the rough outside off

43.6

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, flighted outside off and defended

Bangladesh 133/8   DL Vettori 5-1-8-1

45.1

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, flighted on off and middle, defended back to the bowler

45.2

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, bowls from wide of the crease, defended back to the bowler

45.3

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, fires in the arm ball, Haque rocks back and plays to the off side

45.4

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to Vettori

45.5

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to Vettori

45.6

Vettori to Enamul Haque jnr, no run

Bangladesh 137/9   DL Vettori 6-2-8-1
Overs 0-50
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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