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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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

Bangladesh 9/0   Tamim Iqbal 7* (13b 1x4)   KD Mills 1.2-0-5-0

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

Bangladesh 13/0   Tamim Iqbal 11* (15b 2x4)   KD Mills 1.4-0-9-0

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

Bangladesh 22/2   Mohammad Ashraful 4* (3b 1x4)   CS Martin 4.5-2-10-1

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

Bangladesh 29/2   Mohammad Ashraful 9* (14b 2x4)   IE O'Brien 0.2-0-5-0

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

Bangladesh 33/2   Mohammad Ashraful 13* (16b 3x4)   IE O'Brien 0.4-0-9-0

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)   IE O'Brien 1-0-13-0

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

Bangladesh 41/2   Junaid Siddique 7* (26b 1x4)   CS Martin 6.5-2-16-1

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

Bangladesh 49/2   Junaid Siddique 13* (34b 2x4)   CS Martin 7.3-2-21-1

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

Bangladesh 56/3   Mohammad Ashraful 24* (27b 5x4)   CS Martin 8.4-2-26-2

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

Bangladesh 63/3   Mohammad Ashraful 31* (31b 6x4)   IE O'Brien 3.2-0-22-0

27.1

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, starts off with a short and wide one outside off, Rahim rocks back and cuts past point

Bangladesh 77/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 4* (9b 1x4)   DL Vettori 0.1-0-4-0

27.3

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, attempts the arm ball again, Rahim gets forward, then moves back and slices it with control past first slip and down to third man

Bangladesh 81/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 8* (11b 2x4)   DL Vettori 0.3-0-8-0

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   Shakib Al Hasan 5* (18b 1x4)   CS Martin 12-3-36-3

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

Bangladesh 98/6   Aftab Ahmed 8* (43b 1x4)   IE O'Brien 11.1-6-28-2

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

Bangladesh 103/6   Aftab Ahmed 13* (50b 2x4)   CS Martin 12.2-3-40-3

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   Aftab Ahmed 17* (54b 3x4)   CS Martin 13-3-44-3

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

Bangladesh 120/8   Sajedul Islam 4* (5b 1x4)   CS Martin 14.3-3-50-4

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

Bangladesh 126/9   Aftab Ahmed 23* (62b 4x4)   IE O'Brien 14.2-7-34-3
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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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