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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11.1

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, hits a good length on middle, swings inwards, worked through the line to fine leg

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   IE O'Brien 1-0-13-0

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

13.2

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, fullish on off and middle, flicked to mid-on

13.3

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, fullish just outside off, pushed to the covers

13.4

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, gets plenty of indrift, strays on the pads, he uses his wrists and works it to fine leg

13.5

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

13.6

O'Brien to Junaid Siddique, no run, hits a good length outside off and shapes away, the ball just beats the outside edge and Junaid won't be happy with that stroke

Bangladesh 44/2   IE O'Brien 2-0-16-0

15.1

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, strays down the leg side, glanced down to fine leg

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

15.5

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone outside the off stump

15.6

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, beaten.... Nafees gets forward to defend and nearly gets an outside edge

Bangladesh 52/3   IE O'Brien 3-0-18-0

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   IE O'Brien 4-0-22-0

19.1

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, beaten...that was a peach of a delivery just outside off, Nafees lunges forward and nearly edge it to McCullum

19.2

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Appeal...pitches around the leg stump and straightens , Nafees gets a half prod forward and gets caught high on the pad, they appeal, replays showed the ball hitting just a touch too high

19.3

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitches on middle and off and straightens, well left by Nafees

19.4

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fullish on middle and leg, swinging in, worked straight to midwicket

19.5

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitches on a good length just outside off, pushed to the covers

19.6

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, drifting on the pads, Nafees works it with the line and inswing and beats midwicket for a couple

Bangladesh 68/3   IE O'Brien 5-0-24-0

21.1

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, no run, sliding down the leg side, there was a scoring opportunity for Nafees but he was too late on glancing it down to fine leg

21.2

O'Brien to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, O'Brien finally gets his reward.....pitches just short of a good length on middle and off, Nafees could have shouldered arms to that one but instead he pokes at it outside off with an open blade, the ball flies off the face of the bat to Fulton at second slip

Shahriar Nafees c Fulton b O'Brien 6 (27m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

21.3

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, left alone outside the off stump

21.4

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, defended on the front foot

21.5

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches on a fullish length wide oustide off, comes in after pitching, Aftab gets a big stride across his stumps and shoulders arms

21.6

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, beaten....pitches on the channel outside off, Aftab shuffles and nearly gets an outside edge to McCullum

Bangladesh 68/4   IE O'Brien 6-1-24-1

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

23.5

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended on the backfoot

23.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

Bangladesh 71/5   IE O'Brien 7-2-24-2

25.1

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, thudded in short outside off, the ball climbs on Rahim, left alone

25.2

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, punched off the backfoot to the off side, they contemplate a single

25.3

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten... pitches outside off and cuts back in, that slices Rahim in half as it goes through to the keeper

25.4

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lands short of a length outside off, beaten

25.5

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lands on a good length outside off, comes in, left alone

25.6

O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets the ball to move away from the right hander, left alone

Bangladesh 73/5   IE O'Brien 8-3-24-2

29.1

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pacy delivery outside the off stump, 137 kph, pitches outside off and comes back in

29.2

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Appeal.... fuller in length, swinging in, Aftab defends close to the pad, there could have been an inside edge

29.3

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, slower delivery, drifting in, Aftab closes the face of the bat and turns it to the on side

29.4

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, holds the length back, gets it to cut bak in, Aftab tries to work it to the on side but gets hit high on the hips

29.5

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed firmly back to the bowler, O'Brien gathers the ball and flings it back towards the stumps

29.6

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, beaten...and that was a peach of a delivery to end the over, pitches on a good length outside off, kicks up and just beats the outside edge

Bangladesh 86/5   IE O'Brien 9-4-24-2

31.1

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, lands short of a length outside off, swerves back in, Aftab pokes forward and the ball nearly catches the toe edge of his bat through to the keeper

31.2

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defended back to the bowler

31.3

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length on middle, cuts back in, Aftab tries to work it past the infield on the on side but finds square leg

31.4

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, adjusts the line to outside off, Aftab offers no stroke

31.5

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches well outside off again and Aftab shoulders arms, the ball deviates away after pitching

31.6

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, ouch...pitches outside off, comes back in, Aftab goes forward to defend but the ball kicks and hits him hard on the midriff, he's in some discomfort. He lies flat on his back. That must have hurt pretty hard

Bangladesh 86/6   IE O'Brien 10-5-24-2

33.1

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, excellent delivery on the channel outside off, the ball comes in after pitching and Shakib shows good judgment in letting it go

33.2

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets this one to angle across the left hander, Shakib offers no stroke again

33.3

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside off and angles across, he moves his back foot across the stumps and shoulders arms

33.4

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Dropped: pitched up outside off, Shakib lunges forward to drive and gets an outside edge off the toe of the bat to Bell at third slip, Bell makes a brilliant attempt diving to his left and nearly hangs onto it one-handed

33.5

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

33.6

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside the off stump, glided to gully off the open face of the bat

Bangladesh 89/6   IE O'Brien 11-6-24-2

35.1

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, Aftab loses a bit of patience but it works, runs down the track, tries to loft over mid-off but the ball gets the top edge and flies over the slip cordon and down to third man. That's what we're used to seeing in the one-dayers

35.2

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, comes into the right hander, pushed back to the bowler

35.3

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, gets the ball to drift in again, nudged to the on side

35.4

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, bangs it in short, Aftab misjudges the bounce and ducks, the ball hits him flush on the helmet again

35.5

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, hits a good length on middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

35.6

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, punched just wide of cover and Aftab calls for the run immediately

Bangladesh 99/6   IE O'Brien 12-6-29-2

37.1

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 bye, pitches outside off, Shakib patiently lets it go, misfield results in a bye

37.2

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, lands just short of a good length outside off, comes in with the line, defended

37.3

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, punched just wide of cover and the pair show good judgment in calling for a quick single

37.4

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, beaten outside off, Shakib wasn't in control of that attempted square cut

37.5

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, just a shade wider outside off, this time he shoulders arms

37.6

O'Brien to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, outside off and Shakib goes for the square cut again, he can't put bat on ball

Bangladesh 109/6   IE O'Brien 13-6-30-2

39.1

O'Brien to Shahadat Hossain, no run, pitches it full and on the stumps, he just manages to cover the line and defend

39.2

O'Brien to Shahadat Hossain, no run, back of a length on off stump, Shahadat withdraws the bat as the ball leaves him

39.3

O'Brien to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, Shahadat doesn't last too long.... pitches on the channel outside off, moves away from the right hander just a fraction, Shahadat can't resist fishing at it and it leads to his downfall as a thin outside edge goes through to McCullum

Shahadat Hossain c †McCullum b O'Brien 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

39.4

O'Brien to Sajedul Islam, no run, short of a length and wide outside off, slashed and missed

39.5

O'Brien to Sajedul Islam, 5 leg byes, overthrows....bowls an inswinging yorker outside leg, Islam nudges off his pads and sets off, McCullum gathers the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end, the ball beats the bowler and Vettori and goes to the long-off boundary

39.6

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, turned to the on side

Bangladesh 116/8   IE O'Brien 14-7-30-3

41.1

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, bansg it short of a length outside off, left alone

41.2

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, full on middle, Aftab steps down the track and aims for the loft over the off side, he gets a thick top edge over the slips

41.3

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, short on off and middle, defended on the back foot

41.4

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, thuds it short of a length outside off, gets it to come back in, Aftab is beaten and the ball goes through to McCullum at shoulder height, he fumbles

41.5

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches outside off, gets forward and lets it go

41.6

O'Brien to Aftab Ahmed, no run, back of a length outside off, tries to defend as is beaten

Bangladesh 126/9   IE O'Brien 15-7-34-3
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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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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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