Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

Bangladesh in New Zealand Test Series - 2nd Test

New Zealand v Bangladesh

New Zealand won by an innings and 137 runs

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8.3

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, greets him with a bouncer, the ball sails over his head

8.4

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitches just outside the off stump, comes in, defended to the off side

8.5

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, full and wide outside off, searches for the away swing, Ashraful leans onto it and plays an uppish square drive past backward point, the placement was perfect

8.6

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full on middle and leg, whipped to fine leg with a flick of the wrists

Bangladesh 23/2   Mohammad Ashraful 5* (4b 1x4)

9.1

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, works up a bit of away swing, 128 kph, Ashraful has a half-hearted prod at it outside off

9.2

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slides down the leg side, left alone

9.3

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitches just a little wide outside the off stump, Ashraful isn't interested in chasing that

9.4

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, brings the line closer to the batsman, pushed to the off side

9.5

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, beaten... that was a jaffa just outside off, 129 kph, hits a good length and the ball kicks up after pitching, that was perilously close to the outside edge

9.6

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, covers the line and defends to the off side

Bangladesh 23/2   Mohammad Ashraful 5* (10b 1x4)

10.4

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, appeal... Ashraful leans forward to defend, the ball clips his pad through to the keeper and the slips go up in appeal

10.5

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside off

10.6

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets the ball to drift in this time and Ashraul does well to shoulder arms

Bangladesh 24/2   Mohammad Ashraful 5* (13b 1x4)

11.2

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, streaky.... pitches short of a length outside off and moves away, Ashraful opens the face and glides it just wide of Fulton at second slip and down to third man

11.3

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

11.4

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, just short outside the off stump, the ball swings in to the right hander, Ashraful reads the length early and pulls with intent over square leg

11.5

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitches outside off, left alone

11.6

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, pitched up outside off and moving away, Ashraful gets forward and square drives uppishly over gully, streaky but well clear of any fielder

Bangladesh 37/2   Mohammad Ashraful 17* (18b 4x4)

13.1

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Dropped: pitched up outside off, Ashraful is drawn into an uppish cover drive, he scoops it just wide of cover and Bell flings himself to his left and nearly plucks it one handed

Bangladesh 42/2   Mohammad Ashraful 18* (19b 4x4)

14.1

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, lands on a fullish length on the pads, Ashraful flicks on the up to the fielder at deep backward square-leg

Bangladesh 45/2   Mohammad Ashraful 19* (20b 4x4)

15.2

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, cuts in a little, turned towards square leg and they contemplate a single

15.3

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another risky single attempted, this time Ashraful pushes it with soft hands towards the covers, he sets off, Nafees sends him back and Ashraful dives back at his crease and beats the throw

15.4

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, low full toss, turned towards midwicket for a single

Bangladesh 52/3   Mohammad Ashraful 20* (23b 4x4)

16.1

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, pushed to the off side

16.2

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length on middle, turned to midwicket

16.3

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside the off stump, there was exaggerated inward movement this time and McCullum falls over to his left as he collects it

16.4

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, streaky....short and wide outside off, moving away, Ashraful stretches his bat out and tries to dab it away, luckily he gets the placement right and dans it just wide of gully. It appeared as it he didnt plan the stroke

16.5

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, chipped uppishly with soft hands to the vacant square leg region, fine leg runs across to cut it off

16.6

Martin to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, down leg, turned to fine leg

Bangladesh 59/3   Mohammad Ashraful 27* (29b 5x4)

17.1

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

17.2

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, plenty of width provided outside the off stump, Ashraful leans onto the drive and square drives it high over backward point, the elevation was right and it was a safe shot in the end

17.3

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets the ball to curve in, Ashraful moves across his stumps and defends on the front foot

17.4

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitches outside the off stump, left alone

17.5

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bangs it in short, he goes for the hook and misses

17.6

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, Ashraful shoulders arms

Bangladesh 63/3   Mohammad Ashraful 31* (35b 6x4)

18.3

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bangs it wide outside off, left alone, Mills gets good carry through to the keeper

18.4

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full in length outside off, nicely covers the line and pushes it on the front foot to the left of mid-on

18.6

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended on the backfoot back to the bowler

Bangladesh 66/3   Mohammad Ashraful 32* (38b 6x4)

20.1

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length outside off, defended on the backfoot

20.2

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller in length outside off, defended on the front foot

20.3

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hits a good length just outside off, comes in just a touch, Ashraful gets forward and gets hit on the front pad, Mills appeals, but the ball was hitting him outside the line of off stump

20.4

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length outside off, defended to the off side

20.5

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, brings the line closer to middle stump, pushed to the on side

20.6

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fullish outside off, defensive push to the covers

Bangladesh 68/3   Mohammad Ashraful 32* (44b 6x4)

22.1

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitches just short of a good length on middle, he gets forward and misjudges the bounce and gets hit on the hip

22.2

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, short on off and middle, Ashraful pulls but doesn't time it well enough to reach the boundary at square leg

22.3

Mills to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls to fine leg

Bangladesh 71/4   Mohammad Ashraful 35* (47b 6x4)

23.1

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hits a good length just outside off, confidently defended on the front foot

23.2

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Appeal....O'Brien gets it to swing in a little more, Ashraful tries to work it to the on side but gets hit on the front pad, Umpire Long perhaps though that was sliding down leg

23.3

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

23.4

O'Brien to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, hits a good length outside off, straightens after pitching, Ashraful lunges forward but leaves a bit of daylight between bat and pad, there was a sound as the ball went through to McCullum. Ashraful turns back. Umpire Long was convinced it went off the edge but Ashraful doesn't look happy with the decision. Replays point more towards the ball clipping the pad. The Snickometer showed the ball clipping the pad so Ashraful was rather unlucky there

Mohammad Ashraful c †McCullum b O'Brien 35 (66m 51b 6x4 0x6) SR: 68.62

Bangladesh 71/5   Mohammad Ashraful 35 (51b 6x4)
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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 13, 2008

Tamim Iqbal, nursing a broken thumb, didn't bat on day three, New Zealand v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day, January 14, 2008

Tamim Iqbal, nursing a broken thumb, didn't bat on day three

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Jan 13, 2008

The New Zealanders celebrate another easy wicket, New Zealand v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day, January 14, 2008

The New Zealanders celebrate another easy wicket

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