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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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   JDP Oram 1-0-4-0

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

11.5

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length outside off, Nafees gets behind the line and pushes to the off side

11.6

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, holds the length back outside off, Nafees walks across his stumps and chooses to let it go

Bangladesh 56/3   JDP Oram 2-0-5-0

13.1

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, Oram too drifts down leg and Nafees pulls forcefully along the ground to fine leg

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   JDP Oram 3-0-7-0

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   JDP Oram 4-0-11-0

17.1

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length outside the off stump, the ball comes in with the angle, Nafees lets it go

17.2

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, holds the length back a little on off and middle, Nafees repeats the action and lets it go

17.3

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Oram does a good job in cramping him for room, Nafees goes back and defends

17.4

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on middle and leg, Nafees covers the line and defends

17.5

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, similar length and line, on middle stump, Nafees shuffles across and defends on the 'V'

17.6

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, switches to round the wicket this time, Nafees defends

Bangladesh 68/3   JDP Oram 5-1-11-0

19.1

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Oram continues from round the wicket, Nafees walks across his stumps again and pushes it to the on side

19.2

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, switches to a shorter length, Nafees turns his wrists and tucks it away to the on side for a single

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

19.5

Oram to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to mid-on, Nafees calls for the run immediately and sets off

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   JDP Oram 6-1-14-0

29.1

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, gentle pace, just outside the off stump, Aftab opts to let it go

29.2

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, drags the line closer to the batsman this time, Aftab gets across his stumps and turns it to midwicket

29.3

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, just a fraction fuller outside off, Aftab shoulders arms and the ball moves away after pitching

29.4

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, that was close.... pitches on a fullish length outside off, Oram gets this one to dart back in after pitching, Aftab leaves it and the ball nearly shaves the off stump on its way to the keeper

29.5

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length on off and middle, defended to midwicket

29.6

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run

Bangladesh 92/4   JDP Oram 7-2-14-0

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

31.2

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length outside the off stump, gets it to drift in and Aftab defends. He's still to get off the mark

31.3

Oram to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, swing and a miss..... Oram pitches this bang on off stump and the ball goes through with the line. Aftab, who was scoreless all this while tries to desperation to get off the mark and goes for a wild swing over mid-on. The ball pegs the off stump back

Aftab Ahmed b Oram 0 (33m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

31.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fullish outside off and Mushfiqur gets a good stride forward and defends

31.5

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length on middle and leg, drifting into the right hander, Mushfiqur gets forward and defends it on the on side

31.6

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outsude off, Mushfiqur watchfully lets it go

Bangladesh 98/5   JDP Oram 8-2-15-1

33.1

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside off, angles into the right hander, gets forward and lets it go

33.2

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide

33.2

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Oram exerts himself a little too much this time as he bangs it in short. Mushfiqur ducks under it and the umpire calls it a wide

33.3

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another bouncer but one legal one this time, Mushfiqur ducks under it

33.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length on middle, angles in, Mushfiqur shows the full face of the bat and defends

33.5

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended to the off side

33.6

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

Bangladesh 105/6   JDP Oram 9-2-16-1

35.1

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside the off stump, no hint of swing as the ball goes straight through to the keeper

35.2

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short and wide outside off, Mushfiqur plays his first false stroke as he goes for the cut and misses it completely

35.3

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, good length outside off, Mushfiqur plays with an angled bat and glides it with control past the slips and down to the third man boundary

35.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, that was short and needed about three Mushfiqur Rahim's - one standing on top of the other to connect that. Wide called and correctly so

35.4

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended on the backfoot to the bowler

35.5

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length on off stump and defended on the backfoot back to the off side

35.6

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside the off stump, Mushfiqur shoulders arms

Bangladesh 114/6   JDP Oram 10-2-21-1

37.1

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside off, left alone

37.2

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fullish in length on the pads, Mushfiqur flicks it with ease just wide of fine leg. There was two in it but Mushfiqur turns down the second

37.3

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, another swing and a miss....this was off a good length outside off, Mortaza gives room and blindly swings without making any contact

37.4

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Mortaza opts not to back away for a change as he stays put at the crease and pushes the ball to the off side

37.5

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, pushed just in front of point, they hesitate at first and go through with the single. Mortaza struggles to make his ground but the throw was wide

37.6

Oram to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

Bangladesh 124/6   JDP Oram 11-2-23-1

39.1

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, inside edge..... good length outside the off stump, Mortaza backs away as usual and tries to scoop the ball over the infield on the off side, gets a thick inside edge onto his stumps

Mashrafe Mortaza b Oram 22 (32m 26b 5x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

39.2

Oram to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, that's two in two for Oram..... pitches on a good length just outside the off stump, no hint of swing as the ball goes straight through. He gets a thin outside edge through to McCullum

Shahadat Hossain c †McCullum b Oram 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

39.3

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, Oram bowls this full and gets it to swing in, Haque gets a good stride forward and defends to the off side

39.4

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, good length on middle, darts in after pitching, Haque covers the line and defends

39.5

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, outside off and beaten

39.6

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, thudded in short and that nearly sliced Haque in half. The ball climbs on him and Haque uneasily evades it

Bangladesh 129/8   JDP Oram 12-3-23-3

41.1

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, good length outside off, Haque plays with an angled bat and glides the ball to the slips

41.2

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, the ball cuts in to the right hander this time, Haque rocks back and defends back to Oram

41.3

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, beaten... Oram teases him with a pitched up delivery outside the off stump,Haque has a feel at it and the ball nearly gets the outside edge

41.4

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, good length outside off, Haque gets forward and decides to let it go

41.5

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, good length delivery on off, slants in towards middle, Haque keeps it down to the slips with an angled bat

41.6

Oram to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, full on middle and leg, Haque goes back and defends to the off side

Bangladesh 129/8   JDP Oram 13-4-23-3
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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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