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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0.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts off with good lift, hits a good length outside off and shapes away

0.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hits a good length just a little further outside off, Tamim shoulders arms

0.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches short of a length on middle and there's plenty of away seam movement this time as it passes the batsman

0.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, teases him with a fuller length delivery on middle, Tamim doesn't move his feet and pokes at it outside the off stump

0.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, strays just a little wide outside off, Tamim lets it go

0.6

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, adjusts the line closer to the off stump, leaves the batsman, gets good away movement again

Bangladesh 0/0   CS Martin 1-1-0-0

2.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length just a shade outside the off stump, the ball straightens as it leaves the batsman

2.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, half volley on off stump, Tamim plays a wristy stroke and works it just wide of mid-on for a couple

2.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, holds the length back outside off, pushed back to the bowler

2.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full outside off, tries to work it to the on side and plays an inside out stroke and the ball goes wide of mid-off, Vettori chases and nearly effects a direct hit as the batsmen contemplate a second run

2.5

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, that was mighty close to the off stump, Martin hits the right line and length and beats the left hander

2.6

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitches just outside off and the ball moves away sharply

Bangladesh 5/0   CS Martin 2-1-3-0

4.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bangs it in short on leg, climbs on him, defended on the hop

4.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches short of a length on middle and Martin gets good lift and carry through to the keeper

4.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten....gets it to pitch on middle and leg, the ball angles across and little and squares up Tamim as he has a feel for it outside off

4.4

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller in length, defended towards point

4.5

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, holds the length back, sticks to the line outside off, the batsman has a half hearted poke at it

4.6

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, banged in short outside off, 138 kph, the ball whizzes past the batsman and McCullum takes it fairly high

Bangladesh 14/0   CS Martin 3-2-3-0

6.1

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, punched off the front foot, the ball just beats mid-on

6.2

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hits a god length just wide outside off, Tamim shoulders arms

6.3

Martin to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full in length outside off and curving in, Tamim uses his wrists and works it just wide of midwicket

6.4

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, edged.... pitched up outside off, draws him onto the front foot poke, he gets a thick inside edge and luckily for him the ball just falls short of Fleming at first slip

6.5

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, holds the length back outside off, beats him fair and square

6.6

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitches outside off again and straightens, left alone

Bangladesh 17/0   CS Martin 4-2-6-0

8.1

Martin to Habibul Bashar, no run, hits a good length outside off and straightens, Bashar defends but doesn't cover the line well, ends up chopping it down close to the stumps

8.2

Martin to Habibul Bashar, OUT, Martin gets the ball to swing into the right hander, hits a full length outside off, draws Bashatr forward, he gets a thick outside edge through to McCullum. Bashar could have left that alone but he was done in by the swing

Habibul Bashar c †McCullum b Martin 1 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

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   CS Martin 5-2-11-1

10.1

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitches just short of a length on off stump, defended on the backfoot

10.2

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitches outside off and moves away as it leaves the batsman

10.3

Martin to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, the ball kicks up after pitching, Junaid takes it high on the body and the ball drops towards the region of silly point, they scramble for a quick single and Martin has a shy at the stumps at the other end

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   CS Martin 6-2-12-1

12.1

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitches outside the leg stump, defended on the front foot

12.2

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended on the front foot

12.3

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitches outside off, left alone

12.4

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, exerts himself more as he bangs it in short, 135 kph, Junaid ducks and the ball sails over his head

12.5

Martin to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, overpitched on middle and punished, Junaid turns his wrists, closes the face of the bat and times that well enough to bisect the gap between mid-on and midwicket

12.6

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, fullish outside off, defended

Bangladesh 41/2   CS Martin 7-2-16-1

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

14.2

Martin to Junaid Siddique, no run, lands short of a length on off and straightens after pitching, left alone

14.3

Martin to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, well pitched up outside off, draws him onto the uppish front foot drive, Junaid can't help himself to drive at it and gets an outside edge off the toe edge his bat and beats the gap between fourth slip and gully

14.4

Martin to Junaid Siddique, OUT, pitches on a good length bang on middle, shapes away just a touch after pitching, forces Junaid to lunge forward, gets a thick outside egde to Bell at third slip who takes it comfortably and falls over backwards

Junaid Siddique c Bell b Martin 13 (62m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 37.14

14.5

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitches on middle, defended back to the bowler

14.6

Martin to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, adjusts to a fuller length on middle, worked off the pads to the on side

Bangladesh 50/3   CS Martin 8-2-22-2

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   CS Martin 9-2-29-2

30.1

Martin to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, hits a good length on middle and leg, the ball comes in with the angle, Rahuim tries to flick with his wrists to the on side but is too late on the stroke, the ball hits him in front of leg, umpire Parker raises the finger

Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Martin 8 (26m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

30.2

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on middle, defended on the back foot

30.3

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside off, the ball goes through with the line, left alone

30.4

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, this was just a touch wider outside off and Shakib opts to let this one go as well

30.5

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shapes away as it leaves the left hander, Shakib shuffles and nearly reaches out to play at it, then withdraws his stroke

30.6

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, thudded in short and that sails over Shakib's hunched back

Bangladesh 86/6   CS Martin 10-3-29-3

32.1

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside the off stump, covers the line and pushes to mid-off

32.2

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller in length outside off, Shakib gets forward, defends hard onto the pitch and pushes back to the bowler

32.3

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, strays towards middle and leg, turns his wrists and works it to fine leg

32.4

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Martin gets this one to cut in sharply, Aftab shoulders arms and the ball clips the pads en route to the keeper

32.5

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, Aftab breaks the shackles by using his wrists and working it past square leg for a couple

32.6

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, in the slot to drive outside the off stump, Aftab drives off the meat of the bat but finds Oram at backward point

Bangladesh 89/6   CS Martin 11-3-32-3

34.1

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, bang on the helmet....pitches outside off and kicks up, Aftab withdraws his head a little too late and gets a blow on the helmet, he smiles it off

34.2

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, 1 bye, slides down leg, the movement takes it further away and McCullum dives to his right, the ba;ll deflects off his glove to fine leg

34.3

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside off, angles across, left alone

34.4

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside off, angles across, left alone

34.5

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, hits a good length on middle, makes him play, he covers the line and defends

34.6

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, rare half colley outside off, Shakib capitalises by moving across his stumps and driving firmly along the ground past cover

Bangladesh 94/6   CS Martin 12-3-36-3

36.1

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, banged in short of a length outside off, Aftab goes for the upper cut over the slips and nearly edges it through to McCullum

36.2

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, juicy half volley outside off, Aftab gets a big stride forward executes an expansive slash over backward point for an easy boundary

36.3

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches short of a length on off stump, left alone

36.4

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, lands on a good length outside off, Aftab goes back and chops the ball down to gully, he wants to push the scoring

36.5

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length outside off and coming in just a fraction, Aftab covers the line and defends back to Martin

36.6

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Aftab shapes to cut past backward point but ends up under-edging it hard past the stumps and the keeper down to fine leg

Bangladesh 107/6   CS Martin 13-3-44-3

38.1

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, fullish outside off, plays an inside out push to mid-off, sets off for the run, is sent back but Aftab makes it back safely

38.2

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, full and wide outside off, driven hard to the sweeper in the deep on the off side

38.3

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short outside off, defended on the back foot

38.4

Martin to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, pitched up outside off, the ball angles across the left hander, Shakib lunges forward for the drive past point but gets a thick outside edge which flies to Fulton at second slip. It was a well-judged take and Fulton shows good reflexes and gets both hands behind the ball

Shakib Al Hasan c Fulton b Martin 5 (38m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 20.83

38.5

Martin to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, pushed off the backfoot in front of point

38.6

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, banged in short, Aftab ducks and lets the ball sail over his head

Bangladesh 111/7   CS Martin 14-3-46-4

40.1

Martin to Sajedul Islam, no run, pitches short of a length outside off, beaten

40.2

Martin to Sajedul Islam, no run, lands it short of a length outside off, Islam stretches out and is beaten again

40.3

Martin to Sajedul Islam, FOUR, tempts him with width outside off, Islam opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of gully

40.4

Martin to Sajedul Islam, 2 runs, Martin clocks 140 kph now, pitches it on a full length outside off, Islam drives with the line and past the covers

40.5

Martin to Sajedul Islam, no run, short of a length, defended on the back foot

40.6

Martin to Sajedul Islam, OUT, Martin takes five.... pitches it short of a length, gets the ball to climb on Islam, forces him to play at it, he tries to withdraw the bat but the ball was too quick for him. He gets an outside edge to Fleming at first slip who falls over to his right after pouching it

Sajedul Islam c Fleming b Martin 6 (7m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Bangladesh 122/9   CS Martin 15-3-52-5

42.1

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, pitches short outside off, he backs away and lets it go

42.2

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, the first of the innings, Martin bangs it short outside off, Mortaza gives room and upper cuts it over the deep backward-point boundary

42.3

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, one more.....this time the ball is a lot fuller, Mortaza backs away, throws the kitchen sink at it and gets a thick top edge. There was enough timing and elevation to take it over fine leg

42.4

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, banged short on middle and down leg, Mortaza moves to his right and nearly gloves the ball

42.5

Martin to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, flat-batted along the ground to deep point

42.6

Martin to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length outside off and defended on the back foot

Bangladesh 139/9   CS Martin 16-3-65-5
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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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