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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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

Bangladesh 4/0   Tamim Iqbal 4* (5b 1x4)   CS Martin 0.5-0-4-0

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

Bangladesh 10/1   Habibul Bashar 5* (5b 1x4)   KD Mills 1.1-0-5-0

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   Tamim Iqbal 8* (8b 2x4)   KD Mills 2-0-12-0

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   Tamim Iqbal 15* (16b 3x4)   KD Mills 3-0-18-0

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

Bangladesh 43/1   Tamim Iqbal 19* (22b 4x4)   KD Mills 3.4-0-23-0

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

Bangladesh 47/2   Tamim Iqbal 23* (25b 5x4)   JDP Oram 0.1-0-4-0

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

Bangladesh 51/3   Shahriar Nafees 4* (2b 1x4)   CS Martin 5.3-1-24-3

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   Shahriar Nafees 8* (5b 2x4)   CS Martin 6-1-28-3

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   Tamim Iqbal 28* (40b 6x4)   CS Martin 7-1-32-3

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

Bangladesh 66/3   Tamim Iqbal 32* (48b 7x4)   JDP Oram 3.2-0-11-0

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

Bangladesh 92/4   Tamim Iqbal 45* (75b 8x4)   CS Martin 7.1-1-36-3

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

Bangladesh 96/4   Tamim Iqbal 49* (83b 9x4)   CS Martin 8.3-1-40-3

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

Bangladesh 104/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 4* (1b 1x4)   CS Martin 9.3-1-47-4

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

Bangladesh 109/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 8* (5b 2x4)   CS Martin 10.1-1-51-4

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

Bangladesh 113/6   Mushfiqur Rahim 4* (12b 1x4)   JDP Oram 9.3-2-20-1

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

Bangladesh 118/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 12* (11b 3x4)   CS Martin 11.1-1-55-4

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

Bangladesh 122/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 16* (14b 4x4)   CS Martin 11.4-1-59-4

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

Bangladesh 128/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 21* (23b 5x4)   CS Martin 12.4-1-63-4

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

Bangladesh 137/9   Sajedul Islam 4* (1b 1x4)   KD Mills 6.3-1-29-1
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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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