Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 3rd ODI: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch, Feb 11, 2010
New Zealand won by 3 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
11 February 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
5.6

McKay to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Ashraful is underway immediately as he clips it off his pads to fine leg

Bangladesh 42/2   Mohammad Ashraful 1* (1b)
6.1

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside off

6.2

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Southee gets some movement away and Ashraful is beaten

6.3

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length and played into the off side

6.4

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, yorker and Ashraful does well to keep it out

6.5

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, in the channel again and Ashraful pushes to cover

6.6

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length and played into the leg side

Bangladesh 42/2   Mohammad Ashraful 1* (7b)
7.5

McKay to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, played out into the off side

7.6

McKay to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven through cover for an easy single

Bangladesh 44/2   Mohammad Ashraful 2* (9b)
8.1

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, driven to cover

8.2

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length and this really takes off

8.3

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length again and Ashraful leaves it alone outside off

8.4

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Southee starting to find his rhythm and he forces Ashraful into a defensive shot back along the pitch

8.5

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller this time and Ashraful drives off the inside edge to mid on

8.6

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, shorter this time and just enough width for Ashraful to cut, and cut hard, to McKay on the third man fence

Bangladesh 45/2   Mohammad Ashraful 3* (15b)
9.1

McKay to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length from McKay and Ashraful pushes to point

9.2

McKay to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, McKay starting to hit his straps now as this one angles across Ashraful and he is nicely in behind it and defending into the on side

9.3

McKay to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, back of a length and guided neatly to third man

9.5

McKay to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, great channel from McKay and he beats Ashraful outside off stump

9.6

McKay to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, back of a length and Ashraful decides late to run. Guptill picks up at cover and misses the underarm throw and they grab an overthrow to boot!

Bangladesh 49/2   Mohammad Ashraful 6* (20b)
10.3

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good channel from Southee and it nips back a fraction as Ashraful leaves it safely outside off

10.4

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bumper from Southee and Ashraful goes underneath it comforatbly

10.5

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good bowling from Southee as he hits the channel and Ashraful pushes to point

10.6

Southee to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full and wide and Ashraful square drives backward of point to McKay at third man

Bangladesh 51/2   Mohammad Ashraful 7* (24b)
11.1

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good start from Butler and Ashraful drives on the up to cover point

11.2

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length from Butler and a fraction wide but Ashraful decides to leave it alone

11.3

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller outside off and Ashraful mistimes the drive to mid on

11.4

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length and wide and Ashraful throws his hands it at but misses. That's more like the Ashraful we know!

11.5

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, short and wide and gets the treatment from Ashraful as he cuts hard through the gap at point

11.6

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Butler attacks the body more this time as it seams back in from outside off and Ashraful pushes to point

Bangladesh 55/2   Mohammad Ashraful 11* (30b 1x4)
12.4

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, Oram oversteps and beats Ashraful outside off stump. Free-hit coming up...

12.4

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Ashraful moves outside off and picks up the slower ball and flicks it over fine leg for four.

12.5

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Oram hits the channel again and Ashraful has no option but to leave it alone outside off

12.6

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Oram draws him forward this time and Ashraful pushes off the outside edge to third man

Bangladesh 63/2   Mohammad Ashraful 16* (34b 2x4)
13.1

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Butler is fuller this time and Ashraful leans back and drives neatly through cover to the off side sweeper

13.4

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, good length but Butler offers some width and Ashraful drives off the inside edge past the stumps and the keeper for four

13.5

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full again and he drives uppishly through point to the sweeper

Bangladesh 70/2   Mohammad Ashraful 22* (37b 3x4)
14.1

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length forces Ashraful to defend into the gully

14.2

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length again, a fraction straighter this time and Ashraful pushes into the leg side

14.3

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length but wider of off and Ashraful throws his hands at it and misses

14.4

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Oram finds the corridor and his height allows him to find bounce and carry through to McCullum outside off

14.5

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, great channel again from Oram, it seams away just enough to beat Ashraful who plays it awkwardly and misses

14.6

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Oram hits the channel again and Ashraful leaves it alone this time

Bangladesh 70/2   Mohammad Ashraful 22* (43b 3x4)
15.4

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length and Ashraful is comfortable in allowing it through to the keeper

15.5

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good channel from Butler. It seams back in late and Ashraful shoulders arms

15.6

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good channel again from Butler, back of a length and Ashraful is happy to let it go by

Bangladesh 75/2   Mohammad Ashraful 22* (46b 3x4)
16.3

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, angled into the pads again and Ashraful plays into the leg side

Bangladesh 77/2   Mohammad Ashraful 23* (47b 3x4)
17.2

Butler to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, back of a length and Ashraful decides to play, guiding it to third man

Bangladesh 81/2   Mohammad Ashraful 24* (48b 3x4)
18.1

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, back of a length and Ashraful plays nicely to third man

18.5

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full and wide and Ashraful pushes to point

18.6

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, slower ball on middle and Ashraful whips it through mid wicket, times it beautifully and it beats Southee who chased hard from mid on. Super shot!

Bangladesh 95/2   Mohammad Ashraful 29* (51b 4x4)
19.4

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up and Ashraful sits back and late cuts to short third man

19.5

Vettori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, comes forward this time and pushes into the covers

Bangladesh 97/2   Mohammad Ashraful 30* (53b 4x4)
20.1

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside off stump and Ashraful guides to third man

20.3

Oram to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Ashraful is in two minds here and tries to push to third man, it takes the edge and McCullum dives full stretch to right right and plucks the ball out of the air with one hand. Super catch!

Mohammad Ashraful c †McCullum b Oram 31 (65m 55b 4x4 0x6) SR: 56.36

Bangladesh 99/3   Mohammad Ashraful 31 (55b 4x4)
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