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 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

We're just a couple of minutes away from New Zealand's reply. Bell and Cumming walk out. This is another opportunity for Cumming to seal his place in the Test side. The Basin Reserve is bathed in sunshine. Mortaza runs in but Cumming stops him short. Some disturbance behind the sight screen perhaps

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, starts off with a loosener outside off, Cumming lets it go

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, 1 run, New Zealand are off the mark as Cumming plays it in front of cover with soft hands and sets off

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Bell, no run, good length on off stump, Bell defends on the back foot

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Bell, 1 run, strays towards the pads, Bell moves his feet and glances it to fine leg

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, fuller in length, outside off, no away movement there, Cumming gauges the bounce and watchfully lets it go

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, strays down the leg side, Mortaza loses his line there, Cumming tries to glance it down but the ball was too far from the bat

End of over 1 (2 runs) New Zealand 2/0
CD Cumming    1* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-2-0
MD Bell    1* (2b)     

1.1

Sajedul Islam to Bell, no run, loosener outside leg stump, moves away with the angle, tries to glance to fine leg but it was too wide

1.2

Sajedul Islam to Bell, no run, even wider down the leg side, Bell withdraws the attempted glance

1.3

Sajedul Islam to Bell, no run, Islam brings the line closer to the batsman, Bell turns his wrists and works it to midwicket

1.4

Sajedul Islam to Bell, no run, good length on middle, pushed to the off side

1.5

Sajedul Islam to Bell, OUT, Bangladesh strike early.... short of a length outside the leg stump, the ball holds its line, Bell swivels and tries to pull, plays too early, there was a sound as the ball passed him, the keeper and Islam are confident and umpire Nigel Llong is convinced. Bell looks unhappy though and shakes his head. The snickometer didn't really reveal an edge off the bat or glove. Replays showed the ball clipping his thigh pad before reaching the keeper.

MD Bell c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Sajedul Islam 1 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

1.6

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run, sliding down leg, left alone

End of over 2 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 2/1
PG Fulton    0* (1b)      Sajedul Islam    1-1-0-1
CD Cumming    1* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-2-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, left alone outside the off stump

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, FOUR, pitched up outside off, gets the ball to leave the right hander in the last second, Cumming turns the bat and gets a streaky outside past third slip and gully

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, works up a bit on inswing there, goes down the leg side

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, lands on a fullish length outside off, Cumming watchfully lets it go

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, pitches on a fullish length close to the of stump, Cumming defends close to the pads

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, Appeal... Cumming defends close to the pads again, he was probably struck outside the line

End of over 3 (4 runs) New Zealand 6/1
CD Cumming    5* (10b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-6-0
PG Fulton    0* (1b)      Sajedul Islam    1-1-0-1

3.1

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, FOUR, half tracker on middle and leg, hardly any pace, Fulton swivels and pulls with control over square leg, there's nobody patrolling the boundary there

3.2

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run, slides down the leg side, left alone

3.3

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run, slides down the leg side, left alone

3.4

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, slides towards the pads again, Islam is struggling with his line, Fulton turns his wrists and works it to the on side

3.4

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run, he sprays this one really wide outside the off stump, Cumming isn't going to chase that

3.5

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run, fullish outside the of stump, pushed to the off side

3.6

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run, fullish and wide outside off, Cumming flashes at it away from his body and nearly edges it through to the keeper

End of over 4 (6 runs) New Zealand 12/1
CD Cumming    5* (13b 1x4)      Sajedul Islam    2-1-6-1
PG Fulton    5* (5b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-6-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, 1 run, risky run... Fulton pushes it with soft hands to midwicket and sets off, the fielder flings the ball to the non-striker's end on the forward dive and a direct hit would have sent Fulton packing. Good commitment by the fielder

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, 1 run, pushed just wide of point for a single

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, full outside off, defended on the front foot to the off side

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, FOUR, full on the pads, on the slot for the on drive, Fulton turns his wrists and works it wide of midwicket for an easy boundary

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, full outside off, the ball holds its line after pitching, left alone

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, probes outside the off stump, Fulton pokes at it and is beaten

End of over 5 (6 runs) New Zealand 18/1
PG Fulton    10* (10b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-12-0
CD Cumming    6* (14b 1x4)      Sajedul Islam    2-1-6-1

5.1

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run, Islam manages to land it around the off stump this time, he covers the line and defends to the off side

5.2

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, 1 leg bye, gets a bit on indrift on the pads, Cumming nudges it off the pads to the on side

5.3

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, 1 run, slides towards the pads again, turned to fine leg for a single

5.4

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, 2 no balls, oversteps, gets the same indrift towards the pads and Cumming eases it towards fine leg

5.4

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run, lands on a fullish length outside leg stump, tries to glance it down leg but misses

5.5

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, FOUR, juicy half volley on the pads, Islam struggles with his line again, Fulton waits on it and glances it off his pads really fine and the fielder at fine leg stood no chance of cutting that off

5.6

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run, pitches outside leg, straightens, catches Fulton on the pads, Islam appeals but the ball would have missed the stumps anyway

End of over 6 (8 runs) New Zealand 26/1
PG Fulton    15* (14b 3x4)      Sajedul Islam    3-1-13-1
CD Cumming    6* (17b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-12-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, good length outside off, left alone

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, good length outside off, driiven to the off side

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, 2 runs, good length outside off, shaping away, glided to third man off an open face for a couple

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, pitches outside off, straightens, no stroke offered

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, brings the length closer to the batsman, tucked towards midwicket

The final ball before tea

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, loose stroke there, pitches out side the off stump, Cumming flashes at it without moving his feet, the late away movement prevents a certain edge

It was a decent passage of play for Bangladesh, boosted by the wicket of the in-form Bell. They were lucky to get rid of him though, with replays suggesting that the ball clipped the thigh on the way to the keeper.

We'll be back at 16.00 local time (3.00 GMT) for the final session.

End of over 7 (2 runs) New Zealand 28/1
CD Cumming    8* (23b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-14-0
PG Fulton    15* (14b 3x4)      Sajedul Islam    3-1-13-1

We're back for the final session.

7.1

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, SIX, what a way to start the session.... half tracker from Islam, lands on middle and leg, Fulton waits for it, swivels and pulls over deep backward-square leg to bring up the first six of the innings

7.2

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run, adjusts to a fuller length on middle, Fulton gets across and defends

7.3

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run, slides down the leg side and cranks up the pace, 132 kph, gets in to swing away and Fulton fails to connect the glance

7.4

Sajedul Islam to Fulton, 1 run, sprays on the pads again, tucked behind square on the on side for a single

7.5

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side

7.6

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run

End of over 8 (7 runs) New Zealand 35/1
CD Cumming    8* (25b 1x4)      Sajedul Islam    4-1-20-1
PG Fulton    22* (18b 3x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-14-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, close....Fulton was never in control of the forward defensive stroke, meets the ball away from the body, withdraws his stroke at the last second, the ball nearly bounces onto the stumps

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, left alone

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, short outside the off stump, left alone

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, sticks to the same line and length outside off, shapes away after it leaves the batsman

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, brings the length closer to the batsman, he defends

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, OUT, another quick strike.... pitches short of a length in the region outside the off stump, comes in after pitching, Fulton has a half stride forward and tries to tuck it to the on side, the ball strikes him high on the front pad and umpire Peter Parker is convinced. It may have gone over the stumps....

PG Fulton lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 22 (29m 24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 91.66

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 35/2
     Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-1
CD Cumming    8* (25b 1x4)      Sajedul Islam    4-1-20-1

9.1

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run, down the leg side, left alone

9.2

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run, full outside the off stump, left alone

9.3

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run

9.4

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, 1 run, short of a length outside leg, Cumming mistimes a pull, the ball lobs off the edge of his bat and the fielder at square leg throws himself in vain to his right. That was really close

9.5

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, left alone outside the off stump

9.6

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, 1 wide, Islam loses his line and sprays that really wide outside off, wide enough to be called

9.6

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 10 (2 runs) New Zealand 37/2
SP Fleming    0* (2b)      Sajedul Islam    5-1-22-1
CD Cumming    9* (29b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-1

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, turned to the on side

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, slides just a fraction down the leg side, he offers no stroke, Rahim does well to fling himself to his left and collect the ball

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, good length outside off, Cumming lunges forward and pushes to the off side with soft hands

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, beaten....pitches in the channel outside off, Cummin comes forward and fishes outside the off stump

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, lands on a good length outside the off stump, covers the line and defends

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, sticks to the line outside off, Cummings opens the face of the bat and works it to point

End of over 11 (maiden) New Zealand 37/2
CD Cumming    9* (35b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-2-14-1
SP Fleming    0* (2b)      Sajedul Islam    5-1-22-1

11.1

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, short and wide outside off, there was an opportunity for Fleming to slash it past point but he ended up chopping it down on the pitch

11.2

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, FOUR, timing and placement....pitches just wide outside the off stump, Fleming gets the bat down, opens the face and slices it off the meat of the bat past point

11.3

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, short of a length outside off, this time Fleming slices it to point

11.4

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, hits a good length outside off, left alone

11.5

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, fuller in length outside off, swinging away, Fleming shoulders arms

11.6

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, fuller in length outside off, swinging away, Fleming shoulders arms

End of over 12 (4 runs) New Zealand 41/2
SP Fleming    4* (8b 1x4)      Sajedul Islam    6-1-26-1
CD Cumming    9* (35b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-2-14-1

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, pitches outside off, gets nice bounce and carry through to the keeper

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, FOUR, overpitched outside off, no hint of swing, Cumming meets the pitch of the ball and drives past the covers. The fielder makes a fist of the chase but the ball beats him

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, left alone

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, FOUR, another half volley outside off, Cumming uses his feet well to get to the pitch of the ball, covers the line and drives elegantly past the covers again, this was squarer than the previous boundary

12.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, fullish outside the off stump, punched back towards the bowler with soft hands

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, pitches just outside the off stump, left alone

End of over 13 (8 runs) New Zealand 49/2
CD Cumming    17* (41b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-22-1
SP Fleming    4* (8b 1x4)      Sajedul Islam    6-1-26-1

First and second slips are fairly wide apart. There's a gully as well

13.1

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, FOUR, half tracker outside off, that had 'hit me' written all over it, Fleming swivels and pulls with conviction over midwicket

13.2

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, 1 wide, Islam is really struggling to control the movement as he sprays this one wide outside off again

13.2

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, good length outside the off stump, still wide but legitimate enough

13.3

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, bowls wide outside off again, Fleming shoulders arms

13.4

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, same ball, same result, the ball shapes away after pitching, Fleming offers no stroke

13.5

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, pitches outside the off stump, Fleming leaves it again

13.6

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, pitches outside off, comes in a little after passing Fleming

End of over 14 (5 runs) New Zealand 54/2
SP Fleming    8* (14b 2x4)      Sajedul Islam    7-1-31-1
CD Cumming    17* (41b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-22-1

Change now. Shahadat replaces Mortaza. Two slips and a gully

14.1

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, good start, lands on a fullish length outside off, goes through with the angle, left alone

14.2

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, gets more bounce and carry through to the keeper

14.3

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, aims for the yorker length delivery, lands close to the off stump, Cumming digs it out to short cover

14.4

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, takes the line further away from off stump and brings the length back, no stroke offered

14.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, he grunts as he sends down the delivery, Cumming covers the line and pushes to the off side

14.6

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, drifts wide outside the off stump, moves away after pitching, Cumming shoulders arms

End of over 15 (maiden) New Zealand 54/2
CD Cumming    17* (47b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-1-0-0
SP Fleming    8* (14b 2x4)      Sajedul Islam    7-1-31-1

Islam continues. Ashraful has a lot of faith in him despite those wides

15.1

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, good length outside off, Fleming lets it go

15.2

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, fuller in length outside the off stump, left alone

15.3

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, no run, even fuller in length outside the off stump, Fleming does not chase that either

15.4

Sajedul Islam to Fleming, 1 run, sticks to the full length, gets a stride forward and pushes it wide of point

15.5

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, 5 wides, bangs it in short, way too short as it climbs over the batsman and the slip cordon for four wides

15.5

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, no run, pitches outside the off stump, worked to the off side

15.6

Sajedul Islam to Cumming, 1 run, attempted yorker, turns into a low full toss, punched towards mid-on and a good effort by the fielder, diving to his right, saves at least a couple of runs

End of over 16 (7 runs) New Zealand 61/2
CD Cumming    18* (49b 3x4)      Sajedul Islam    8-1-38-1
SP Fleming    9* (18b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-1-0-0

16.1

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, good length outside off, defended to the off side

16.2

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, teases him with width outside the off stump, Cumming slashes outside off on the front foot and misses

16.3

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, defended to the off side

16.4

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, lands just short of a good length outside off, maintains its line, Cumming punches to the off side

16.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, fuller in length outside off, pushed off the front foot just wide of point, they contemplate a single

16.6

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, good length outside the off stump, left alone

End of over 17 (maiden) New Zealand 61/2
CD Cumming    18* (55b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-2-0-0
SP Fleming    9* (18b 2x4)      Sajedul Islam    8-1-38-1

Change in bowling. We have Aftab Ahmed bowling his seam-up. Slip and a widish third slip in place

17.1

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, good length outside off, pushed to the off side

17.2

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, 1 run, bit of away swing, Fleming pushes it just wide of point for a single

17.3

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, 2 runs, Dropped: gets a thin outside edge, it was too quick for Rahim to react, the ball goes low to first slip on the rebound and just falls short of him. Touch chance

17.4

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, tucked to the on side

17.5

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, pitches outside off, offers no stroke

17.6

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

End of over 18 (3 runs) New Zealand 64/2
CD Cumming    20* (59b 3x4)      Aftab Ahmed    1-0-3-0
SP Fleming    10* (20b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-2-0-0

18.1

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, fullish outside the off stump, in the slot to drive, a neat cover drive finds the fielder

18.2

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, Appeal: pitches on a good length on off stump, moves away a little, Fleming offers no stroke and gets hit high on the front pad, it was a good shout and Fleming looked in trouble. Umpire Parker may have felt it was missing off

18.3

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, defended to the off side

18.4

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, left alone to the keeper

18.5

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, FOUR, creamed that. Full in length, outside off stump and Fleming plonked his front foot out and drove through square point. Shahadat lets out a cry of agony. he expected that to go to hands. These bowlers.... I tell you!

18.6

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, and it's defended this time. Shahadat looks pleased.

End of over 19 (4 runs) New Zealand 68/2
SP Fleming    14* (26b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-2-4-0
CD Cumming    20* (59b 3x4)      Aftab Ahmed    1-0-3-0

19.1

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, gentle seam-up stuff, pretty short, pushed back down the trick and Rahim, the 'keeper, shouts out, "Great bowling .. great bowling." Ah!

19.2

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, fuller in length, pushed back down the track

19.3

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, and he is beaten and Rahim is over the moon. It was outside off stump, shaped away a touch and he is beaten pushing his bat away from the body. Rahim can't hold himself back" oooh ooohh yeah buddy..."

19.4

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, FOUR, slips down the leg side and Rahim remains silent as Cumming whips it away through square leg

19.5

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, on the off stump and Cumming pats it away. Rahim:"Great area great area"

19.6

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, outside off and Cumming shoulders arms.

End of over 20 (4 runs) New Zealand 72/2
CD Cumming    24* (65b 4x4)      Aftab Ahmed    2-0-7-0
SP Fleming    14* (26b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-2-4-0

20.1

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, 135 kmph, good delivery, buzzing past the off stump, across Fleming who lets it go.

20.2

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, And again. Lovely probing delivery and Fleming shoulders arms again. Two slips and a gully waiting for a mistake.

20.3

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, pushed further outside off and Fleming has no problem in letting this one alone. But the intent is good from Shahadat. Lovely ground this, ringed by trees and the crowd are lolling on the grass bank

20.4

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, again a touch outside off and Fleming remains patient.

20.5

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, FOUR, crack. A touch short in length and that's all Fleming needs; he stands up tall and punches it past backward point. Shahadat is angry with himself for bowling that short.

20.6

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, again a touch short, on the middle and leg, Fleming shapes to pull but misses and is struck on the thigh pad. Could have been put away. He can rue over the missed opportunity during the drinks break. Drinks on for all and sundry in the middle. You too take a breather. Rush to the kitchen and raid the fridge, there might be something there.

End of over 21 (4 runs) New Zealand 76/2
SP Fleming    18* (32b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-2-8-0
CD Cumming    24* (65b 4x4)      Aftab Ahmed    2-0-7-0

21.1

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, short in length, outside off, left alone and Rahim goes again, "Great area buddy great area"

21.2

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, gets the ball to dip in to the right hander, defended back to the bowler

21.3

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, drifts outside the off stump, left alone

21.4

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, fullish outside the off stump, pushed to the covers

21.5

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, gets the ball to swing in again, Cumming punches it back to the bowler off the full face of the bat

21.6

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, dips in, Cumming defends close to the the pad, Aftab asks the question but the umpire shakes his head

End of over 22 (maiden) New Zealand 76/2
CD Cumming    24* (71b 4x4)      Aftab Ahmed    3-1-7-0
SP Fleming    18* (32b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-2-8-0

22.1

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, 1 leg bye, lands on a good length outside off, pushed to the off side

22.2

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, pitches out the off stump, Cumming shoulders arms

22.3

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, makes Cumming play this time, he gets behind the line, opens the face of the bat and steers to point

22.4

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, FOUR, sliding on the pads, swinging in, Cumming whips it with a flick of the wrists and there was nobody patrolling the boundary behind square to pick it up

22.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, 4 leg byes, digs in a bouncer, Cumming takes evasive action, the ball deflects off his helmet and sails over the slip cordon for a boundary. Shahadat has some words for Cumming after that delivery. Cumming chooses to keep quiet though

22.6

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 23 (9 runs) New Zealand 85/2
CD Cumming    28* (76b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-2-12-0
SP Fleming    18* (33b 4x4)      Aftab Ahmed    3-1-7-0

23.1

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, pitches on a good length around the off stump, defended back to the bowler

23.2

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, holds the length back, punched off the back foot back to the bowler

23.3

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

23.4

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, pitches outside off, felming shoulders arms

23.5

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, lands it out side off again, no stroke offered

23.6

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, bowls this one wider outside off stump, Aftab gets plenty of movement here, left alone

End of over 24 (maiden) New Zealand 85/2
SP Fleming    18* (39b 4x4)      Aftab Ahmed    4-2-7-0
CD Cumming    28* (76b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-2-12-0

24.1

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, Shahadat gives it his all and thuds it in short, the ball sails over Cumming's hunched back

24.2

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, Shahadat exerts himself again, short of a length on off and middle, Cumming pulls but meets the ball on the glove, the ball rolls to the on side

Bowls round the wicket

24.2

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, bangs it in short outside off, comes in, Fleming expects it to bounce a lot more and takes evasive action, the ball hits him on the shoulder

Fleming pulls out before the bowler approaches the crease

24.3

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, 1 run, slides towards the body, comes in with the angle, Fleming turns on his feet and glances it to fine leg

24.4

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, tries out another short one to Cumming, he ducks again, this was one of the slower bouncers - only 123 kph

24.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, thuds in another bouncer, this was at normal speed - 137 kph

24.6

Shahadat Hossain to Cumming, no run, short and wide outside off, Cumming goes for an upper cut but misses, that was mighty close to an edge

End of over 25 (3 runs) New Zealand 88/2
CD Cumming    29* (81b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-2-15-0
SP Fleming    19* (41b 4x4)      Aftab Ahmed    4-2-7-0

25.1

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, swinging outside off, pushed towards point

25.2

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, gets the away swing to the left hander again, this time Fleming leaves it

25.3

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, wide outside off, Fleming drives square on the front foot, Shakib at point makes an acrobatic save to his right

25.4

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, the outswinger, driven towards point again

25.5

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, 1 run, pitches outside off, pushed to the sweeper on the deep on the off side

25.6

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, good length outside off, defended to the off sided

End of over 26 (1 run) New Zealand 89/2
CD Cumming    29* (82b 5x4)      Aftab Ahmed    5-2-8-0
SP Fleming    20* (46b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-2-15-0

26.1

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, lands on a good length outside off, Fleming slams it down hard to point

26.2

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, 1 no ball, oversteps, bangs it in on a good length outside off, comes in with the angle, punched back to the bowler

26.2

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, good delivery, gets it to cut back in and cramp him for room, gets an inside edge onto his pads

26.3

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, and again, cramps Fleming for room with another sharp indipper, he gets his bat down on time and steers it to the slip cordon

26.4

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, 2 runs, fuller in length and wide outside off, Fleming drives hard on the front foot and a misfield at point results in a couple

26.5

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, fullish outside off, Fleming tries to work it through the line past mid-off but closes the face of the bat and gets an inside edge onto his pad

26.6

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, brings the length back on off stump, Fleming rocks back and defends back to the bowler

End of over 27 (3 runs) New Zealand 92/2
SP Fleming    22* (53b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-2-18-0
CD Cumming    29* (82b 5x4)      Aftab Ahmed    5-2-8-0

27.1

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, gives him a bit of width outside off, Cumming shapes to punch past cover but finds the fielder

27.2

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, swings in on middle and leg, turned to midwicket

27.3

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, 1 leg bye, swings more towards leg this time, he turns his wrists and glances to fine leg

27.4

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, 2 runs, swings away outside the off stump, Fleming sticks his bat out and steers it wide of gully and nearly reaches the boundary, the fielder runs across from the deep and cuts it off

27.5

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, left alone outside the off stump

27.6

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, gets plenty more swing outside the off stump, Fleming shoulders arms

End of over 28 (3 runs) New Zealand 95/2
SP Fleming    24* (56b 4x4)      Aftab Ahmed    6-2-10-0
CD Cumming    29* (85b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-2-18-0

Shakib Al Hasan comes in with his left-arm spin

28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, 2 runs, slides towards the pads, nudged down to fine leg

silly point in place

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, flighted outside off, defended to the off side

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, no shot offered, the ball clips his pad outside the line of off stump, beats the keeper and first slip and rolls to the third man boundary, Umpire Parker signals a dead ball

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, pushed to the off side

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, pitches short of a length outside off, Cumming rocks back and cuts to deep extra cover

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, 2 runs, floated down the leg side, worked with the line down to fine leg

End of over 29 (4 runs) New Zealand 99/2
CD Cumming    33* (91b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0
SP Fleming    24* (56b 4x4)      Aftab Ahmed    6-2-10-0

29.1

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, pitches outside off, straightens after pitching, left alone

29.2

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, 1 run, lands short of a length outside off, Fleming rocks back and punches past the covers

29.3

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, 1 run, gets it to drift in to the right hander, Cumming works his wrists and glances it behind square on the on side

29.4

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, 1 run, half tracker on leg, Fleming swings and the ball nearly carries to fine leg on the full

29.5

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, defended on the back foot to mid-on

29.6

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, 1 bye, strays down the leg side, Cumming tries to work it down to fine leg but the ball deflects off Rahim instead and rolls to the on side

End of over 30 (4 runs) New Zealand 103/2
CD Cumming    34* (94b 5x4)      Aftab Ahmed    7-2-13-0
SP Fleming    26* (59b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0

30.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, flighted outside the off stump, defended

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, flighted outside off, worked to point

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, flighted outside off, defended

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, lands on a good length outside off, punched to mid-off

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, slides down the leg side, Cumming tries to glance it fine but misses, the ball nearly shaves the leg stump

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to the off side

End of over 31 (maiden) New Zealand 103/2
CD Cumming    34* (100b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-1-4-0
SP Fleming    26* (59b 4x4)      Aftab Ahmed    7-2-13-0

31.1

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, FOUR, too short, the half tracker, Fleming stays rooted to the crease, picks it from outside the off stump and pulls over ,midwicket, one bounce and four

31.2

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, pitches outside leg, hits Flemingon the pad, pushed back to the bowler

31.3

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, gets plenty of away movement, Fleming lets it go

31.4

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, gets plenty of away movement, Fleming lets it go

31.5

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run

31.6

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 32 (4 runs) New Zealand 107/2
SP Fleming    30* (65b 5x4)      Aftab Ahmed    8-2-17-0
CD Cumming    34* (100b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-1-4-0

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, pushed in flat outside off, left alone

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to short cover

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, floated on middle and leg, tucked to midwicket

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, FOUR, superb placement...short of a length outside off, he rocks back, punches it hard past cover and then extra cover, the fielder dives in vain at the boundary. The timing and placement was just right

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, defended of the front foot

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, no run, slightly short, cut to point

End of over 33 (4 runs) New Zealand 111/2
CD Cumming    38* (106b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-1-8-0
SP Fleming    30* (65b 5x4)      Aftab Ahmed    8-2-17-0

33.1

Aftab Ahmed to Fleming, 1 run, strays really wide outside off, Fleming has to stretch out wide to chase that, he dabs it wide of cover

33.2

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, FOUR, plenty of width outside off, Cumming frees his arms and slashes hard at it, he gets a thick outside edge and beats first slip

33.3

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, left alone outside the off stump

33.4

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, gets this one to go straight through, no swing this time, left alone

33.5

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, pitches outside off, Cumming walks across his stumps and lets it go

33.6

Aftab Ahmed to Cumming, no run, gets that indrift again, closer to the off stump this time, left alone

End of over 34 (5 runs) New Zealand 116/2
CD Cumming    42* (111b 7x4)      Aftab Ahmed    9-2-22-0
SP Fleming    31* (66b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-1-8-0

This partnership has crossed the 80s. Mortaza comes in

34.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, starts off his new spell with a loosener outside off, Fleming patiently lets it go

34.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, pitches it on the corridor outside off, holds its line after pitching, Fleming shoulders arms and boy that was mighty close to that off stump

34.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, 1 run, full delivery on the pads, turned off the pads behind square

34.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, lands on a good length on off stump, draws Cumming forward, he defends to point

34.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, 1 leg bye, hits a good length on middle, he turns his wrists and works it to fine leg

34.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, good length outside off, Fleming tries to pierce the gaps on the off side but ends up hitting it down to point

End of over 35 (2 runs) New Zealand 118/2
SP Fleming    32* (70b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-2-23-1
CD Cumming    42* (113b 7x4)      Aftab Ahmed    9-2-22-0

Shakib switches ends

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Cumming, OUT, the change of ends pays off for Shakib.....he fires this one flat and fast, the ball lands on a fullish length on middle stump, Cumming plants his front foot forward and meets the ball on the pads. That looked like hitting middle stump and Umpire Llong didn't take too long to decide on that

CD Cumming lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 42 (150m 114b 7x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

Mathew Sinclair walks in

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sinclair, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, worked to the on side

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run, flighted on middle, pushed back to the bowler

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run, fullish outside off, dug out forcefully to mid-off

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run, defended to the off side

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, FOUR, lands just short of a good length on off stump, that was quite slow through the air, Fleming rocks back and cuts hard and bisects the gap between cover and point

End of over 36 (5 runs) New Zealand 123/3
SP Fleming    36* (74b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-1-13-1
MS Sinclair    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-2-23-1

36.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, hits a good length outside off, steered to the off side

36.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, edged.... lands it on the corridor outside off, Sinclair stays back at the crease when he should have come forward, gets a thick outside edge and the ball just falls short of third slip. Good ball

36.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, pushed to the off side

36.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, 1 run, gets this ball to drift in to the right hander, Sinclair gets across, closes the face of the bat and tucks it to midwicket

36.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, 2 runs, hits a good length outside off, the lack of pace allows Fleming to go back and chop it down wide of point

36.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, peach.....Mortaza cranks up his pace, hits it on the right spot outside off, the ball holds its line after pitching and shoots past the outside edge

End of over 37 (3 runs) New Zealand 126/3
SP Fleming    38* (76b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-2-26-1
MS Sinclair    2* (5b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-1-13-1

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sinclair, no run, flighted on off stump, gets forward and defends

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sinclair, no run, floated on middle and leg, turned to mid-on

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sinclair, no run, floated on the off stump, defended

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sinclair, no run, drifts towards middle and leg, worked to midwicket

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sinclair, no run, gives it a bit more air, Sinclair drives on the full back to the bowler

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sinclair, no run, flighted on off and middle, gets a good stride forward and defends

End of over 38 (maiden) New Zealand 126/3
MS Sinclair    2* (11b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-2-13-1
SP Fleming    38* (76b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-2-26-1

38.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, hits a good length on middle, cramps him for room, Fleming chops it down to the off side

38.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, pitches just a shade outside off and angles across the left hander as it leaves him

38.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, short of a length on middle, Fleming opts to go on the defensive

38.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, good length just outside the off stump, Fleming opens the face and tries to glide it past the slip cordon, doesn't get the placement right

38.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, 1 run, drifts on the pads, nudged to fine leg

38.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, bowls a teasing line outside the off stump, pitches it full and gets it to move away a fraction, Sinclair can't resist fishing at it

End of over 39 (1 run) New Zealand 127/3
MS Sinclair    2* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-2-27-1
SP Fleming    39* (81b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-2-13-1

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended on the front foot

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run, pushed in flatter on off stump, covers the line and defends forward

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run, tossed up a little slower, quietly defended back to the bowler

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run, pushed in flat on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run, flighted outside off, defended to the off side

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run, flighted on middle, no turn at all all too easy for Fleming as he defends on the front foot

End of over 40 (maiden) New Zealand 127/3
SP Fleming    39* (87b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-3-13-1
MS Sinclair    2* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-2-27-1

Penultimate over of the day coming up. Sinclair pulls back as Mortaza approaches the wicket. How many times have we seen this today? I've lost count

40.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, defended to the off side

40.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, 3 runs, fullish in length outside off, searches for swing, a forward defensive push beats mid-off

40.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, good length outside the off stump, chopped down to the off side

40.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, lands just outside the off stump, shapes away, left alone to the keeper

40.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, pitches outside off again, Fleming shoulders arms

40.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, brings the line very close to the off stump, the ball holds its line after pitching, Fleming shows good judgment in letting it go

End of over 41 (3 runs) New Zealand 130/3
SP Fleming    39* (91b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    11-2-30-1
MS Sinclair    5* (14b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-3-13-1

I was wrong. We have 3 more overs to go. Sorry

41.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, lands on a good length on off stump, Sinclair covers the line and defends back to the bowler

41.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, short of a length on off stump, defended on the back foot back to the bowler

41.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, FOUR, streaky.... pitched up just outside the off stump, draws Sinclair onto the drive, he gets a thick outside edge and beats the gap between third slip and gully

41.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, good length outside off, punched to the off side

41.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, hits a good length on middle and leg, pushed to the on side

Well I was wrong again. This is indeed the last over of the day. Don't ask. I'm as confused as you may be

41.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, pitches on middle and leg, Sinclair works it to mid-on to finish the day

With that we end the first day with New Zealand trailing by just nine runs. The pitch still has good bounce and carry and run scoring hasn't been very easy. Bangladesh lost the plot a little bit after picking up those early wickets and the seamers weren't able to trouble them enough with consistent pace. Cumming was impressive in his 42 but a half-century would have impressed the selectors even more. Fleming has looked in good touch and should build on his overnight score of 39 tomorrow.

Do join us at 11.00 local time (22.00 GMT) tomorrow. Cheers!

End of over 42 (4 runs) New Zealand 134/3
MS Sinclair    9* (20b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-2-22-0
SP Fleming    39* (91b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    11-2-30-1

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42.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, pitches on a good length on off and middle, turned to midwicket

42.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, lands it just outside the off stump, no away movement as it passes the batsman

42.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, 1 run, adjusts to a shorter length, on middle, the ball comes on a little slowly to Fleming who nudges it down to the on side with soft hands

42.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, big appeal....pitching just outside off, the ball darts back into the right hander, he defends on the front foot close to the pad, Mortaza and rest think they've got him but Umpire Parker probably reckoned it was going down leg and it was

42.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, this one darts back in sharply again and catches him on th e thigh pad and lobs towards the slips

42.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, FOUR, Dropped: Mortaza gets the ball to move away from the right hander outside off, Sinclair gets a thick outside edge to first slip and Tamim Iqbal makes a mess of it, worse - the ball deflects and runs away for four

it's all happening already

End of over 43 (5 runs) New Zealand 139/3
MS Sinclair    13* (23b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    12-2-35-1
SP Fleming    40* (94b 6x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-2-22-0

43.1

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg, nudged to the on side with soft hands

43.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, good awayswinger, pitches just outside off and shapes away just as it passes the bat, Sinclair could have left that

43.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, beaten again, Shahadat gets it to move away from the right hander again, Sinclair can't resist another poke

43.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, he gets some wood on it this time and covers the line better as he pushes to cover

43.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, beaten, this is splendid stuff from Shahadat, he holds the length back and forces Sinclair on the back foot, the away movement outside off remains consistent and Sinclair was beaten for pace a little bit

43.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, gets the ball to come back in, thick inside edge onto the boot

End of over 44 (1 run) New Zealand 140/3
MS Sinclair    13* (28b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    9-2-23-0
SP Fleming    41* (95b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    12-2-35-1

44.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, Mortaza meanwhile gets it to go straight on, hits outside off and Fleming defends back

44.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, pitches around middle this time and slants across, defended towards mid-off

44.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, slightly fuller in length, lands on middle, Fleming turns the bat and pushes to the on side

44.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, hits middle and goes on straight again, Fleming looks to turn it to the on side but ends up playing back with a straight bat

44.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, FOUR, short and wide outside off, the lack of pace on the ball allows Fleming to stretch out and play a controlled upper-cut over gully and down to third man

44.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, FOUR, that's two in a row....much fuller in length outside off, Fleming gets forward, drives through the line and caresses it to the left of mid-off

End of over 45 (8 runs) New Zealand 148/3
SP Fleming    49* (101b 8x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    13-2-43-1
MS Sinclair    13* (28b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    9-2-23-0

45.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, gets this one to come back in from outside off, Sinclair moves back and defends to the off side

good start for Shahadat this morning

45.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, fuller in length and swinging in, Sincair covers the line better and plays a more controlled defensive stroke to the off side

Junaid stands at second slip

45.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, attempted yorker, takes it on the full outside off and pushes to mid-off

45.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, FOUR, plenty of width outside the off stump, Sinclair gets his front foot forward, opens the face of the bat and cuts confidently past gully and point for his first boundary of the morning

45.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, comes in, defended

45.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, pushed firmly on the front foot back to the bowler, he deflects it off his right hand towards mid-on

End of over 46 (4 runs) New Zealand 152/3
MS Sinclair    17* (34b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    10-2-27-0
SP Fleming    49* (101b 8x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    13-2-43-1

Sinclair will be feeling much better after that boundary. Two slips and a gully

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, no run, beaten him, Mortaza switches to round the wicket, lands just short of a good length outside off and comes in with the line, Fleming fishes outside the off stump

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Fleming, 1 run, drifts towards the body, turned to the on side, Fleming brings up his 43rd Test fifty

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, hits a good length outside off, the ball straightens after pitching, Sinclair shoulders arms

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, short and slightly wide outside off, Sinclair stays rooted to the crease and goes for a dangerous slash outside off, lucky not to edge that

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, beaten him again, this one was closer to the off stump, slight away movement, tries to defend high on the bat but is beaten for pace

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, 1 run, straying towards the body, turns the bat and glances down to fine leg

End of over 47 (2 runs) New Zealand 154/3
MS Sinclair    18* (38b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    14-2-45-1
SP Fleming    50* (103b 8x4)      Shahadat Hossain    10-2-27-0

47.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, lands on a fullish length around the off stump, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

47.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, 1 run, pitches on middle, comes in with the angle, Sinclair turns the face of the bat and works it just wide of midwicket

47.3

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, pitches on middle and slants towards off, Fleming gets a half prod forward and plays a solid defensive stroke back to the bowler

47.4

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, gets this one to slant further across the left hander, Fleming opts to leave it

47.5

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, shorter in length on middle, Fleming goes back this time, covers the line and defends to mid-off

47.6

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, probes much closer to the off stump, slower delivery, Fleming lets it go

End of over 48 (1 run) New Zealand 155/3
SP Fleming    50* (107b 8x4)      Shahadat Hossain    11-2-28-0
MS Sinclair    19* (40b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    14-2-45-1

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, strays quite wide outside off and the away movement takes it further away, too wide for Sinclair to chase that

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, 2 runs, pitches outside off, fullish length, Sinclair lunges forward and opens the face and glides it down to third man

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, FOUR, Mortaza errs by pitching it too full outside off, Sinclair gets forward, meets the pitch of the ball and drives through the line, beats the covers and runs away for four

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, pulls the length back outside off, defended to the off side

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, good length outside off and drifting in with the angle, defended close to the front pad, Sinclair was standing outside the crease and and umpire Parker wasn't convinced about the appeal, missing off perhaps...

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sinclair, no run, this one cuts back in and catches him on the thigh, half-hearted appeal this time

End of over 49 (6 runs) New Zealand 161/3
MS Sinclair    25* (46b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    15-2-51-1
SP Fleming    50* (107b 8x4)      Shahadat Hossain    11-2-28-0

49.1

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, 1 run, drifts onto the pads, turned towards fine leg

49.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, no run, short and wide outside off and a boundary opportunity is spilled by Sinclair as he mistimes the ball and ends up chopping it onto the ground

49.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, 2 runs, better delivery, brings it closer to off stump, pitches a little fuller too, Sinclair gets forward and gets a thin outside edge low to third man

49.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sinclair, (no ball) 3 runs, bit of width outside off, Sinclair goes forward, then stays back and plays a back foot punch to beat cover

49.4

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he shoulders arms

49.5

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, no run, slightly fuller in length outside off and the ball carries through to the keeper at waist height

49.6

Shahadat Hossain to Fleming, 1 run, pitches on a good length on middle, tucked away with soft hands wide of midwicket

End of over 50 (8 runs) New Zealand 169/3
SP Fleming    52* (111b 8x4)      Shahadat Hossain    12-2-36-0
MS Sinclair    30* (49b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    15-2-51-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Wellington - Jan 12-14, 2008
New Zealand won by an innings and 137 runs
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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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