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   CS Martin 1-0-4-0
2.1

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, Martin sticks to that line outside off but it is a little too wide to trouble Junaid, left alone

2.2

Martin to Junaid Siddique, OUT, Martin shifts his line closer to the batsman and it works immediately... pitches short of a length, the ball continues with the angle, forces Junaid to play at it and the ball gets a thick outside edge through to Fleming at first slip

Junaid Siddique c Fleming b Martin 1 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

2.3

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, well well..we all know Bashar is a compulsive hooker and Martin tempts him with one by banging it in short and Bashar predictably goes for it, misses it completely

2.4

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, and another one..this one pitches outside off and climbs on bashar. He goes for the hook rather unconvincingly and the ball misses his glove through to the keeper

2.5

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, switches to a fuller length, Bashar fends it off to point

2.6

Martin to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, fullish in length outside off, Bashar gets forward and pushes it with soft hands towards cover and sets off

Bangladesh 6/1   CS Martin 2-0-5-1
4.1

Martin to Habibul Bashar, SIX, that was easy.... Martin thuds it in short outside off, Bashar goes for a thick upper cut and the ball flies off the outside edge over the slips and just lands over the rope in the region of third man

4.2

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, full on off and middle, in the slot to drive, Bashar drives it back off the meat of the bat back to martin

4.3

Martin to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, Bashar works it off his wrists past midwicket

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

4.6

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length on off and middle, pushed back to the bowler

Bangladesh 25/1   CS Martin 3-0-13-1
6.1

Martin to Habibul Bashar, SIX, banged in short, Bashar goes for that hook and he connects well enough. The ball flies off the edge and sails over the keeper for a six

6.2

Martin to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, bangs it in short again, Bashar goes for the pull this time but controls it as the ball rolls to deep square leg

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   CS Martin 4-0-20-1
8.1

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

8.2

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, strays just a little wide outside off, Bashar watchfully lets it go

8.3

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, lands on a good length outside off, Bashar moves his feet and punches it with conviction to point

8.4

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, shifts to a fuller length, draws Bashar forward as he gets forward and defends

8.5

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, holds the length back a little outside off, Bashar shoulders arms this time

8.6

Martin to Habibul Bashar, OUT, Martin hits the right length and has a second wicket.... pitches on a good length on the corridor outside the off stump, the ball holds its line after pitching and draws Bashar into the stroke, he pokes at it and gets an thin edge through to the keeper

Habibul Bashar c †McCullum b Martin 23 (29m 22b 1x4 2x6) SR: 104.54

Bangladesh 43/2   CS Martin 5-1-20-2
10.1

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Asharful goes first ball..... Martin lands it short of a good length on off stump, the ball swings in before pitching, Ashraful moves across his stumps but offers no stroke. The ball strikes him high on the pad and in line on top of the stumps. Umpire Peter Parker was convinced and replays suggest the ball would have hit the bails

Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Martin 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

10.2

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full on middle and off and defended with ease

10.3

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, Martin searches for for inswing but errs by overpitching on the pads, Nafees gets his wrists moving quickly as he works it forcefully past square leg

10.4

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on middle and leg, worked to the on side

10.5

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fullish outside the off stump, Nafees gets a good stride forward and works it to point

10.6

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, another loose delivery by Martin on the pads, the ball was too full, Nafees shuffles and picks off his wrists and works it past the vacant square leg region

Bangladesh 55/3   CS Martin 6-1-28-3
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   CS Martin 7-1-32-3
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   CS Martin 8-1-36-3
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

30.6

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, dug in short, towards the body, Aftab takes evasive action

Bangladesh 97/4   CS Martin 9-1-41-3
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

32.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, streaky..... good length just outside off, Mortaza pokes his bat at it and the ball sails past the packed slip cordon and beats second and third slips to the third man boundary

32.4

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of a length, Mortaza rocks back and lets it go

32.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, shortish ball outside off, angling into the right hander, Mortaza goes on the backfoot and has a poke at that one, beats the outside edge

32.6

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, banged in short again and Mortaza has a half hearted swing and misses

Bangladesh 104/6   CS Martin 10-1-47-4
34.1

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, short of a length outside off, Mortaza backs away, pokes at the ball with an angled bat and slices it just past gully and third slip

34.2

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, backs away again and this time the ball was much shorter. Mortaza takes evasive action as the ball sails over him

34.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, backs away towards square leg again and this time he gets some wood on it and pushes to cover

34.4

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, banged in short again, Mortaza backs off and swings and misses

34.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Martin brings the length a little fuller outside off, Mortaza goes for a wild swish outside off and well... can't connect again

34.6

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short outside off again, lets it go through to the keeper

Bangladesh 109/6   CS Martin 11-1-51-4
36.1

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, timing and placement..... good length on middle and leg, Mortaza backs away as usual and lofts through the line. The ball sails off the meat of the bat and beats mid-off

36.2

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Martin wins the battle this time as Mortaza backs away from another short ball and gets hit flush on the arm. he falls over as well

36.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short, Mortaza backs away again and somehow manages to keep it down. He ambles back to the crease and McCullum hits the stumps from the off side. The third umpire was called and Mortaza just makes his ground

36.4

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, short of a length on middle, Mortaza gives room and slices this one over gully and down to the deep point boundary

36.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

36.6

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Mortaza makes room to slash outside off and misses again

Bangladesh 122/6   CS Martin 12-1-59-4
38.1

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Martin tests him out with a yorker, he stays at the crease and digs it out

38.2

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of a length outside off, Mortaza opens the face of the bat and steers the ball to gully

38.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, banged in short on middle and leg, Mortaza ducks under it

38.4

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, short of a length outside off, Mortaza backs away and connects off the meat of the bat. The ball beats the vacant cover region

38.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

38.6

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Mortaza backs away and glides it down to third man

Bangladesh 129/6   CS Martin 13-1-64-4
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