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

Overs 0-50

1.1

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, starts off with a loosener outside the off stump, doesn't bend his back, Junaid leaves it

1.2

Mills to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, just strays on the pads, pitches on middle, Junaid flicks wide of square leg

1.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads, a bit more inward movement this time, he works it with the line to fine leg

1.4

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, Mills isn't exerting himself much, 127 kph, gets that inward movement again, turned to midwicket

1.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, gets away movement outside the off stump, left alone

1.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, fuller in length, swinging in to the left hander, Junaid gets a thuck inside edge onto his pads on the flick

Bangladesh 2/0   KD Mills 1-0-1-0

3.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches on a good length on off stump, defended

3.2

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, the first of the match, Mills is generous with plenty of width outside off for the left hander to free his arms, Tamim drives on the front foot and slams that between cover and point

3.3

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fullish outside off, defended on the front foot

3.4

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, class....pitches just short of a good length on middle, the ball straightens after pitching, Tamim punches through the line, shows the maker's name and drives past the bowler who had no chance in getting a hand to it, that was dead straight

3.5

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, sliding down leg, glanced to fine leg

3.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, fuller in length on middle, defended back to the bowler

Bangladesh 14/0   KD Mills 2-0-10-0

5.1

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, beaten...pitches just outside off, draws Junaid forward, the ball holds its line as it beats the batsman

5.2

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, fullish on off and middle, pushed back to the bowler, Mills gets a hand to it and deflects to mid-on

5.3

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, short of a length on off and middle, defended on the backfoot

5.4

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, full outside off, in the slot to drive, he drives firmly and Bell at cover does well to cut it off

5.5

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, short of a length on leg stump, Junaid tries to leave it but misjudges the bounce, the ball catches him flush on the hip

5.6

Mills to Junaid Siddique, no run, in the length to drive outside off, closes the face of the bat and ends up dragging it to the on side

Bangladesh 14/0   KD Mills 3-1-10-0

7.1

Mills to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, pitched up just outside off, Tamim goes for an expansive square drive but doesn't get the elevation needed to clear the infield on the off side, the ball flies to Sinclair at backward point who cups it at head height

Tamim Iqbal c Sinclair b Mills 15 (28m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.69

7.2

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitches on middle and leg, tries to work it to the on side, pushes it with soft hands

7.3

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitches on off and middle this time, gets behind the line and defends

7.4

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, hits a good length outside off, takes the ball away from the right hander, beats him

7.5

Mills to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitches on off and middle and cuts in a little, pushed to the on side

7.6

Mills to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, drifts down leg and gives Bashar his first scoring opportunity as he glances it to fine leg

Bangladesh 18/1   KD Mills 4-1-11-1

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   KD Mills 5-2-11-1

18.1

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitches on middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

18.2

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, slides towards the pads, shuffles across his stumps and glances it to fine leg

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

18.5

Mills to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short of a length on leg, worked off the wrists just wide of square leg

18.6

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

Bangladesh 66/3   KD Mills 6-2-14-1

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   KD Mills 7-3-14-1

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

22.4

Mills to Aftab Ahmed, no run, gets the ball to drift in, Aftab walks across his stumps and tries to glance it to fine leg, doesn't make any contact off the bat

22.5

Mills to Aftab Ahmed, no run, fullish outside off, pushed with soft hands to the off side but can't beat mid-off

22.6

Mills to Aftab Ahmed, no run, in the slot to drive, Aftab pushes it confidently to mid-off

Bangladesh 71/4   KD Mills 8-3-17-1

24.1

Mills to Aftab Ahmed, no run

24.2

Mills to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length outside off, beaten

24.3

Mills to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length outside the off stump, moving away, pushed to the covers

24.4

Mills to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed to the off side

24.5

Mills to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, Mills delivers from wide of the crease, lands on a full length outside off and Aftab works it through the line past the covers. That will be a relief for him, he was out for a pair in Dunedin

24.6

Mills to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side

Bangladesh 73/5   KD Mills 9-3-19-1
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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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Photos

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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