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)

Hello and welcome to Christchurch for the 3rd ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh at AMI Stadium. I am Marc Ellison and I will be bringing you live coverage from the final match of the ODI series between the two teams.

We have been greeted by overcast skies and wet conditions, with the pitch being covered for the last three days. However, the ground staff have done a fantastic job to get the ground ready in time for the 2pm (local time) start.

With the overcast conditons and damp wicket in mind, Vettori has decided to bowl first after winning the toss. There is just one change to the teams for this match, with Southee coming in for Tuffey who has a slight hamstring strain.

The match shapes as an opportunity for Bangladesh to gain some momentum before the Test series and for their top order batsmen to find some much needed form and confidence on New Zealand pitches. However, it wont get any easier for them today after losing the toss. Their top order will have to face the music against a confident and desperate New Zealand seam attack eager to impress the selectors with spots in the Test team up for grabs.

The umpires and teams are heading out to the middle and we should be underway in just a few minutes.

0.1

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, no run

0.2

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Southee offers some width and Tamim slashes through cover point for four. Good stroke and no real demons to speak of so far.

0.3

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length and Tamim is back and defending into the on side

0.4

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this one swings slightly back into Tamim and he pushes to square leg

0.5

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, half volley on off stump and Tamim stands tall and drives through mid off for four. Super stroke and he doesn't bother running.

0.6

Southee to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Tamim plays on! Southee hits a decent channel and gets it to seam back into Tamim just enough to take the inside edge of the bat and he's cleaned out! Tamim probably a little too careless there after playing a magnificent shot the ball before.

Tamim Iqbal b Southee 8 (3m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

End of over 1 (8 runs) Bangladesh 8/1

    • Imrul Kayes 0 (0b)
    • TG Southee 1-0-8-1
1.1

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, beaten this time as McKay angles it back into Imrul and he plays outside the line

1.2

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, this time McKay bends his back and the ball seams away from the outside edge of Imrul's blade

1.3

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, Imrul is beaten again as McKay is generating good pace and seam

1.4

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, Imrul is in behind it this time and playing into the leg side

1.5

McKay to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, McKay goes fuller and Imrul crunches it over mid off for four. Super stroke!

1.6

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 5 wides, It must've put McKay off because he loses his line and strays well down leg for four wides

1.6

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, back in the channel and left alone

End of over 2 (9 runs) Bangladesh 17/1

    • Imrul Kayes 4 (6b 1x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 0 (0b)
    • AJ McKay 1-0-9-0
2.1

Southee to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Southee bends his back and Aftab is beaten outside off

2.2

Southee to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, too full from Southee and Aftab crunches it back past the bowler through mid on for four

2.3

Southee to Aftab Ahmed, no run, back of a length again and Aftab is beaten outside off

2.4

Southee to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, full and wide and Aftab pushes at it and it takes the outside edge and runs down to third man

2.5

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, allowed through to the keeper outside off

2.6

Southee to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, Southee is too straight again and Imrul works him to backward square for a couple

End of over 3 (7 runs) Bangladesh 24/1

    • Imrul Kayes 6 (8b 1x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 5 (4b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 2-0-15-1
3.1

McKay to Aftab Ahmed, no run, McKay hits a good channel and Aftab pushes into the off side

3.2

McKay to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, too full from McKay and Aftab crunches it down the ground for four

3.3

McKay to Aftab Ahmed, no run, back in the corridor of uncertainty and Aftab leaves it alone

3.4

McKay to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, driven into the covers for a good single

3.5

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, good channel again from McKay and Imrul watches it go through to McCullum outside off

3.6

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, well wide down the leg side

3.6

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, better from McKay and he takes the outside edge of the bat down to third man

End of over 4 (7 runs) Bangladesh 31/1

    • Imrul Kayes 7 (10b 1x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 10 (8b 2x4)
    • AJ McKay 2-0-16-0
4.1

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, Southee hits a good line and length and Imrul watches it go by

4.2

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, Imrul pushes into the off side

4.3

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, too straight and Inrul plays straight to square leg

4.4

Southee to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, Imrul tries to make something out of nothing and mistimes a drive over mid on for a couple

4.5

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, beaten outside the off stump

4.6

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, good line again from Southee gets Imrul to play and he pushes to point

End of over 5 (2 runs) Bangladesh 33/1

    • Imrul Kayes 9 (16b 1x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 10 (8b 2x4)
    • TG Southee 3-0-17-1
5.1

McKay to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, Aftab gets all of this as McKay is too full and he drives powerfully down the ground for four

5.2

McKay to Aftab Ahmed, no run, better from McKay and Aftab leaves it alone outside off

5.3

McKay to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, Aftab picks up a good length ball on off stump and whips it over mid wicket for four!

5.4

McKay to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Aftab pushes into the off side

5.5

McKay to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, McKay throws in a bouncer and Aftab ramps it straight down the throat of Southee at third man. Poor end to a promising innings.

Aftab Ahmed c Southee b McKay 18 (22m 13b 4x4 0x6) SR: 138.46

5.6

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

End of over 6 (9 runs) Bangladesh 42/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 1 (1b)
    • Imrul Kayes 9 (16b 1x4)
    • AJ McKay 3-0-25-1
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

End of over 7 (maiden) Bangladesh 42/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 1 (7b)
    • Imrul Kayes 9 (16b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 4-1-17-1
7.1

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, McKay bends his back and Imrul allows it through to the keeper

7.2

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, fuller again and Imrul drives to point

7.3

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, surprise yorker from McKay and as Imrul tries to drive forcefully he gets an inside edge

7.4

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, worked off his pads to long leg

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

End of over 8 (2 runs) Bangladesh 44/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 2 (9b)
    • Imrul Kayes 10 (20b 1x4)
    • AJ McKay 4-0-27-1
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

End of over 9 (1 run) Bangladesh 45/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 3 (15b)
    • Imrul Kayes 10 (20b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 5-1-18-1
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

Vettori puts a leg gully in place for Imrul

9.4

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, back of a length again and Imrul plays 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!

New Zealand take their bowling Power Play

End of over 10 (4 runs) Bangladesh 49/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 6 (20b)
    • Imrul Kayes 11 (21b 1x4)
    • AJ McKay 5-0-31-1
10.1

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, good length allowed through to the keeper

10.2

Southee to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, Southee's angle around the wicket attacks the body of Imrul and he works it to fine leg

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

End of over 11 (2 runs) Bangladesh 51/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 7 (24b)
    • Imrul Kayes 12 (23b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 6-1-20-1
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

Ashraful must be fighting his own natural instincts here with just seven runs off 26 balls

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

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bangladesh 55/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 11 (30b 1x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 12 (23b 1x4)
    • IG Butler 1-0-4-0
12.1

Oram to Imrul Kayes, no run, Oram around the wicket to Imrul and he's beaten and taken on the body

12.2

Oram to Imrul Kayes, no run, Oram goes fuller this time and angles down leg but Imrul plays and misses

12.3

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, well wide down the leg side

12.3

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, back of a length from Oram and Imrul plays nicely into the on side for a quick single

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

End of over 13 (8 runs) Bangladesh 63/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 16 (34b 2x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 13 (26b 1x4)
    • JDP Oram 1-0-8-0
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

13.2

Butler to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length from Butler and he squares Imrul up and he plays in the air into the off side and it drops safely

13.3

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, too straight and Imrul whips it through the leg side to the 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

13.6

Butler to Imrul Kayes, no run, good line and length from Butler and Imrul pushes towards mid on

End of over 14 (7 runs) Bangladesh 70/2

    • Imrul Kayes 14 (29b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 22 (37b 3x4)
    • IG Butler 2-0-11-0
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

End of over 15 (maiden) Bangladesh 70/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 22 (43b 3x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 14 (29b 1x4)
    • JDP Oram 2-1-8-0
15.1

Butler to Imrul Kayes, no run, pushed into the off side

15.2

Butler to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, Butler goes full and Irmul goes hard at it and drives over point off the outside half of the bat to the short boundary at backward point

15.3

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, shorter and at the body this time and Imrul works it off his rib cage to fine leg

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

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (5 runs) Bangladesh 75/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 22 (46b 3x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 19 (32b 2x4)
    • IG Butler 3-0-16-0
16.1

Oram to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length and wide of off stump and allowed through to the keeper

16.2

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, angled into leg stump and worked off his hip to the sweeper on the leg side

16.3

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

16.4

Oram to Imrul Kayes, no run, good delivery from Oram and Imrul is nicely in behind it and defending back along the pitch

16.5

Oram to Imrul Kayes, no run, good channel again and Imrul is very watchful as he allows it through to McCullum

16.6

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 leg bye, Oram angles down leg from around the wicket and it takes Imrul on the body and falls into the leg side

End of over 17 (3 runs) Bangladesh 78/2

    • Imrul Kayes 20 (37b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 23 (47b 3x4)
    • JDP Oram 3-1-10-0
17.1

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, wide down the leg side from Butler who is over the wicket to the left hander

17.1

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short from Butler and Imrul moves back and fends it off his throat down to fine leg

17.2

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

17.3

Butler to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, full and wide and Imrul hammers it in the air through extra cover for four just past the diving right hand of Daniel Vettori.

17.4

Butler to Imrul Kayes, no run, once again good bounce from Butler and Imrul fends into the off side

17.5

Butler to Imrul Kayes, no run, good channel allowed through to the keeper

17.6

Butler to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, short again from Butler and Imrul upper cuts over the cordon and fine of third man for four. Well placed!

End of over 18 (11 runs) Bangladesh 89/2

    • Imrul Kayes 29 (42b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 24 (48b 3x4)
    • IG Butler 4-0-27-0
18.1

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

18.2

Oram to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length again and beats Imrul outside off

18.3

Oram to Imrul Kayes, no run, good channel forces Imrul to defend into the off side

18.4

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, angled into leg stump and worked around the corner to the leg side sweeper

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!

A big hello to one of Cricinfo's biggest fans, Ant McLellan, from the Cottesloe Rugby Club in Perth, WA.

End of over 19 (6 runs) Bangladesh 95/2

    • Mohammad Ashraful 29 (51b 4x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 30 (45b 4x4)
    • JDP Oram 4-1-16-0
19.1

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, around the wicket to the left hander and worked to short fine leg

19.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, worked into square leg and Taylor moves well from mid wicket to prevent the single

19.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, played nicely with sift hands to short fine leg

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

19.6

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, shorter and angled across the left hander and Imrul pushes back down the pitch

End of over 20 (2 runs) Bangladesh 97/2

    • Imrul Kayes 31 (49b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 30 (53b 4x4)
    • DL Vettori 1-0-2-0
20.1

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

20.2

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, wide of off stump again and guided to third man. Good play from Bangladesh!

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

20.4

Oram to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib pushes forward and defends into the off side

20.5

Oram to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length and Shakib defends into the on side

20.6

Oram to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length but offers more width which allows Shakib to square drive but he mistimes it

End of over 21 (2 runs) Bangladesh 99/3

    • Shakib Al Hasan 0 (3b)
    • Imrul Kayes 32 (50b 4x4)
    • JDP Oram 5-1-18-1
21.1

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, full and driven to mid wicket

21.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, slower this time and Imrul has to wait for it before defending back down the pitch

21.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, shortish and defended into the off side

21.4

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, full and swept behind square to the man on the fence

21.4

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, full and swept behind square to the man on the fence

21.5

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, wide down leg, unlike Vettori there.

21.5

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 4 byes, tossed up outside off and it turns quite substantially beating McCullum and running away for four byes.

21.6

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short in line with off and punched off the back foot to long on

End of over 22 (8 runs) Bangladesh 107/3

    • Imrul Kayes 35 (56b 4x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 0 (3b)
    • DL Vettori 2-0-6-0
22.1

Oram to Imrul Kayes, no run, played into the leg side

22.2

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, worked off his hip to the sweeper on the leg side

22.3

Oram to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fulla nd cracked into the covers where Guptill dives mid air to stop the ball. That was spectacular!

22.4

Oram to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, guided off the outside half through to third man

22.5

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 no ball, Oram oversteps again as Imrul pushes into the leg side

Free hit coming up again...

22.5

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, harshly called wide here as he bowls a slower ball which travels just inside the wide line. Free hit carries over to the next ball.

22.5

Oram to Imrul Kayes, no run, fullish and Imrul slashes hard but misses

22.6

Oram to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, back of a length and Imrul pushes with soft hands into the leg side and he steals a single

End of over 23 (5 runs) Bangladesh 112/3

    • Imrul Kayes 37 (61b 4x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1 (5b)
    • JDP Oram 6-1-23-1
23.1

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, worked to mid wicket

23.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, pushed to cover point

23.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, slower and worked to short fine leg for an easy single

23.4

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shorter and Shakib cuts to point

23.5

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, arm ball from Vettori beats Imrul outside off. Well bowled.

23.6

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, full on off stump and Imrul sweeps hard into the gap at square leg for four. Great gapping!

End of over 24 (6 runs) Bangladesh 118/3

    • Imrul Kayes 42 (66b 5x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2 (6b)
    • DL Vettori 3-0-12-0
24.1

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Franklin hits the channel but the lack of pace allows Shakib to whip it through the leg side

24.2

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length and pushed to point

24.3

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short delivery and late cut to third man

24.4

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and pulled awkwardly to mid on

24.5

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish and pushed back along the pitch to the bowler

24.6

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and wide and cut to third man

End of over 25 (3 runs) Bangladesh 121/3

    • Shakib Al Hasan 4 (10b)
    • Imrul Kayes 43 (68b 5x4)
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-3-0
25.1

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good delivery outside off and it turns in from outside off and Shakib watches McCullum take it

25.2

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, swept into the leg side off the top edge to Franklin at deep backward square and they run a cheeky two

25.3

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed to point

25.4

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended late to short third man

25.5

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, cut to backward point

25.6

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, short and Imrul tries to cut but he misses

End of over 26 (3 runs) Bangladesh 124/3

    • Imrul Kayes 43 (69b 5x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7 (15b)
    • DL Vettori 4-0-15-0
26.1

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, angled into leg stump and worked off his hip to mid wicket

26.2

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length and pushed to point

26.3

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, good channel from Franklin and Imrul flirts with it outside off, playing a half late cut, it takes the edge and flies just past McCullum for four

26.4

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, no run, good channel again and Shakib drives to mid off

26.5

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, no run, short and wide and he cuts but mistimes it hitting it straight to point

26.6

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, good channel and Imrul plays it late through backward point to Butler on the third man boundary

A wee hold up in play as Imrul gets some attention from the physio. Looks to have a problem with his thigh.

End of over 27 (6 runs) Bangladesh 130/3

    • Imrul Kayes 48 (74b 6x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8 (16b)
    • JEC Franklin 2-0-9-0
27.1

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, defends into the off side and they take a well judged single

27.2

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and half pulled through backward square leg

27.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, tossed up outside off and Imrul pushes into the off side

27.4

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short and cut to deep point which brings up his fifty. Well played!

27.5

Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fuller and driven to long on. We haven't seen that too often today off Vettori.

27.6

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, tossed up and defended with hard hands to cover

End of over 28 (4 runs) Bangladesh 134/3

    • Imrul Kayes 50 (78b 6x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 10 (18b)
    • DL Vettori 5-0-19-0
28.1

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, back of a length and Shakib pushes to Guptill at point who hits the stumps but Shakib is home

28.2

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length and defended into the off side

28.3

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, no run, pushed into the off side

28.4

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, no run, shorter and Imrul attempts to cut but it's too close to him and he misses

28.5

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, full and drvien on the up to long on

28.6

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, half volley cracked to cover where Guptill dives acrobatically again to save four. Guptill is on fire today! What a fieldsman!

End of over 29 (2 runs) Bangladesh 136/3

    • Shakib Al Hasan 11 (20b)
    • Imrul Kayes 51 (82b 6x4)
    • JEC Franklin 3-0-11-0
29.1

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, tossed up and driven to long on

29.2

Guptill to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, tossed up again and it's a low full toss which Shakib drives to the leg side sweeper

29.3

Guptill to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, better this time and it's pushes back along the pitch

29.4

Guptill to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quicker and flatter and it drifts into the left hander then turns away, takes the edge but falls short of first slip

29.5

Guptill to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slightly short and pulled to long on

29.6

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, flighted up and driven off the inside edge to the leg side sweeper

End of over 30 (5 runs) Bangladesh 141/3

    • Imrul Kayes 53 (84b 6x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 14 (24b)
    • MJ Guptill 1-0-5-0
30.1

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length and played to cover

30.2

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, gives himself room outside leg and cracks it through cover point to the man on the fence

30.3

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slower ball driven off the inside edge through mid on

30.4

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, in the channel and just enough width to guide to third man

30.5

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and wide and hammered at Broom at point who fields well to save four!

30.6

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back of a length and driven back to the bowler

End of over 31 (3 runs) Bangladesh 144/3

    • Shakib Al Hasan 15 (27b)
    • Imrul Kayes 55 (87b 6x4)
    • JEC Franklin 4-0-14-0
31.1

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, no run, full an driven into the off side

31.2

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, no run, shortish and worked to mid wicket

31.3

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, no run, tossed up and driven back to the bowler

31.4

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, full and swept hard over mid wicket to the sweeper on the bounce

31.5

Guptill to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angled into off stump from around the wicket and he cuts to point

31.6

Guptill to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Dropped! Shakib looks to sweep fine, it comes straight off the face of the bat, McCullum moves well down leg to get a full glove it it but can't take the rebound!

End of over 32 (1 run) Bangladesh 145/3

    • Shakib Al Hasan 15 (29b)
    • Imrul Kayes 56 (91b 6x4)
    • MJ Guptill 2-0-6-0
32.1

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, guided fine to third man

32.2

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, good length seams back into the left hander and he late cuts to backward point

32.3

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, good length but given enough width to play late to third man

32.4

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

32.5

Franklin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, good length and driven on the up through extra cover to Vettori at mid off

32.6

Franklin to Imrul Kayes, no run, good length at off stump and he works it to mid wicket

End of over 33 (4 runs) Bangladesh 149/3

    • Imrul Kayes 58 (94b 6x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 17 (32b)
    • JEC Franklin 5-0-18-0
33.1

Guptill to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up and driven to long on

33.2

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, no run, flatter and Imrul tries to drive off the back foot and misses

33.3

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, no run, low full toss driven off the inside edge to mid wicket

33.4

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, no run, full and wide and back cut to Broom at backward point

33.5

Guptill to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, brings him forward this time and he pushes to cover point for an easy single

33.6

Guptill to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, arm ball from Guptill and Shakib cuts to backward point. Well bowled. Shakib angry at himself for missing out!

Match State: Drinks

End of over 34 (2 runs) Bangladesh 151/3

    • Shakib Al Hasan 18 (34b)
    • Imrul Kayes 59 (98b 6x4)
    • MJ Guptill 3-0-8-0
34.1

Butler to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, half volley outside off stump cracked to the extra cover boundary. Beautiful stroke!

34.2

Butler to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length and pushed into the off side

34.3

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, angled across Imrul and he cuts to third man

34.4

Butler to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, back of a length and driven to the off side sweeper

34.5

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short ball and Imrul fends off his grill to backward point for a tight single

34.6

Butler to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, wide half volley again from Butler and Shakib absolutely hammers it through the covers for four! What a shot! That's his first boundary too.

McKay back into the attack with the new'ish ball

End of over 35 (11 runs) Bangladesh 162/3

    • Shakib Al Hasan 23 (36b 1x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 65 (102b 7x4)
    • IG Butler 5-0-38-0
35.1

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, good length outside off and pushed to point

35.2

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, well wide of off stump this time and called wide

35.2

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, full and driven off the outside edge to Southee at third man

35.3

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fuller and a hint of swing into the left hander and he drives off the inside edge to long on

35.4

McKay to Imrul Kayes, no run, slower ball and Imrul pushes forward, gets an inside edge back onto his pad

35.5

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short and cut hard to third man

35.6

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, bumper from McKay and Shakib pulls powerfully through mid wicket for four. That's a great shot and a glimpse of his true talent!

End of over 36 (8 runs) Bangladesh 170/3

    • Shakib Al Hasan 28 (38b 2x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 67 (106b 7x4)
    • AJ McKay 6-0-39-1
36.1

Butler to Imrul Kayes, no run, full and driven off the inside half of the bat to mid wicket

36.2

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, back of a length and worked off his hip through the leg side

36.3

Butler to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, back of a length and he whips it off his hip behind square for a well run couple

36.4

Butler to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib advances and tries to cut but it's too close to him and he misses

36.5

Butler to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, charges this time and slashes over point to the man in the deep

36.6

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, short and cut through backward point, Franklin dives to his left on the third man boundary to save the boundary and they take two

End of over 37 (6 runs) Bangladesh 176/3

    • Imrul Kayes 70 (109b 7x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 31 (41b 2x4)
    • IG Butler 6-0-44-0
37.1

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, another bumped from McKay and it's almost as if Shakib expected it as he looks to have plenty of time and pulls it away over mid wicket for four

37.2

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short again and beaten for pace outside off as he tries to pull again

37.3

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, advances and heaves it through mid wicket to the sweeper

37.4

McKay to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short and cut to third man

37.5

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, yorker dug out into the leg side

37.6

McKay to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, slower ball bouncer and it takes Shakib high on the body and they take a leg bye

End of over 38 (7 runs) Bangladesh 183/3

    • Shakib Al Hasan 36 (46b 3x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 71 (110b 7x4)
    • AJ McKay 7-0-45-1
38.1

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, driven back hard into the ground staright to the bowler

38.2

Southee to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, good length from Southee is onto Shakib quicker than he expected and as he looks to heave it over mid wicket, gets it high on the bat and skies it to Taylor running in from mid wicket

Shakib Al Hasan c Taylor b Southee 36 (68m 48b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

38.3

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, yorker driven to point off the toe of the bat

38.4

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, full angled into middle stump from around the wicket and he drives uppishly to mid wicket

38.5

Southee to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, full and wide and driven off the outside edge past McCullum for four!

38.6

Southee to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, full again and Imrul tries to drive but plays too early, it takes the inside edge and goes past the stumps and beats McCullum, running fine for four!

End of over 39 (8 runs) Bangladesh 191/4

    • Imrul Kayes 79 (114b 9x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (0b)
    • TG Southee 7-1-28-2
39.1

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tossed up but good use of the crease from Mushfiq as he moves back and across and pushes into the off side to get off the mark

39.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, around the wicket to the left hander and it drifts across him and takes the outside edge, fine of Ingram at short third man for four

39.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, played with soft hands and worked off the hip into the leg side

39.4

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended into the leg side

39.5

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, much slower from Vettori and he draws Mushfiq forward into a defensive stroke

39.6

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, well flighted but slower and Mushfiq uses the crease well again to cut to the man on the point boundary

End of over 40 (7 runs) Bangladesh 198/4

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (4b)
    • Imrul Kayes 84 (116b 10x4)
    • DL Vettori 6-0-26-0
40.1

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length and pushed to backward point

40.2

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length again and played to backward point with soft hands

40.3

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and swings away slightly and Mushfiq drives on the up to Guptill on the bounce at cover

40.4

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Southee continues to bother little Mushfiq as he tries to play into the leg side but gets a leading edge to point

40.5

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length and pushed to point

40.6

Southee to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length again and all Mushfiq can do is push into the off side and Southee, miraculously, bowls a maiden in the 41st over!

End of over 41 (maiden) Bangladesh 198/4

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (10b)
    • Imrul Kayes 84 (116b 10x4)
    • TG Southee 8-2-28-2
41.1

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, defended back along the pitch

41.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, swept away from leg stump down fine to Broom at deep backward square for a couple

41.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, driven into the on side where Vettori does well to prevent the single

41.4

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, quicker this time and Imrul tries to sweep but misses. Taken on the pad but it pitched well outside leg stump

41.5

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, slower this time and he drives to cover

41.6

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, quicker and darted into off stump from around the wicket and he sweeps strongly to deep forward square

Bangladesh have taken the Batting Power Play!

End of over 42 (3 runs) Bangladesh 201/4

    • Imrul Kayes 87 (122b 10x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (10b)
    • DL Vettori 7-0-29-0
42.1

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, around the wicket to the left hander and driven strongly to long on who does well to prevent the second run

42.2

Butler to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, backs away and guides to backward point

Just three men on the leg side for Butler

42.3

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, low full toss cracker to the off side sweeper

42.4

Butler to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, great bouncer from Butler and Mushfiq tries to pull but it's too quick for him!

42.5

Butler to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Dropped! Gives himself room and gets it on the full, hits it in the air to Taylor at cover who puts down a difficult diving chance and they take the single

42.6

Butler to Imrul Kayes, no run, wild swing from Imrul and he misses

Vettori to continue during the Power Play

End of over 43 (4 runs) Bangladesh 205/4

    • Imrul Kayes 89 (125b 10x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (13b)
    • IG Butler 7-0-48-0
43.1

Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, quick and full and Mushfiq tries to sweep but misses and is hit dead in front. Not a difficult decision for Gary Baxter to give that out!

Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Vettori 4 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

43.2

Vettori to Mahmudullah, 1 run, arm ball and punched off the back foot to point

43.3

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, no run, full and angled into leg, Imrul tries to sweep but misses

43.4

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, worked around the corner to short fine leg

43.5

Vettori to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short and flat and punched through point to the sweeper

43.6

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, full and driven to long on

End of over 44 (4 runs) Bangladesh 209/5

    • Imrul Kayes 91 (128b 10x4)
    • Mahmudullah 2 (2b)
    • DL Vettori 8-0-33-1
44.1

Butler to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, wide half volley and he launches it over extra cover for four! Great strike!

44.2

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, half volley again and crunched through the covers for a couple to the off side sweeper

44.3

Butler to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, yorker driven back past the bowler, well played.

44.4

Butler to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, yorker worked away through backward square and the man at short fine misfields to allow the second run

44.5

Butler to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and driven off the inside edge to long on

44.6

Butler to Imrul Kayes, no run, well delivered yorker and Imrul digs it out

End of over 45 (10 runs) Bangladesh 219/5

    • Imrul Kayes 98 (132b 11x4)
    • Mahmudullah 5 (4b)
    • IG Butler 8-0-58-0
45.1

Vettori to Mahmudullah, 1 run, angled into leg and worked through the leg side

45.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, full and driven to long on

45.3

Vettori to Mahmudullah, OUT, gives himself a little room and just plays inside the line and is bowled. Pretty soft looking dismissal.

Mahmudullah b Vettori 6 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

45.4

Vettori to Naeem Islam, 1 run, angled into leg stump and pushed into mid wicket

45.5

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short ball and he works it through square leg to reach his century! Fantastic knock! Well played Imrul!

45.6

Vettori to Naeem Islam, FOUR, comes half forward and pushes off the outside edge past short third man for four. Welcome runs for the visitors!

End of over 46 (8 runs) Bangladesh 227/6

    • Naeem Islam 5 (2b 1x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 100 (134b 11x4)
    • DL Vettori 9-0-41-2
46.1

Southee to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, low full toss driven off the toe of the bat to mid off inside the circle

Final over of the Power Play

46.2

Southee to Naeem Islam, 1 run, low full toss driven to mid off

46.3

Southee to Imrul Kayes, 1 leg bye, tries to play the Dil scoop and gets an edge to short fine leg

46.4

Southee to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, driven to mid off and Vettori hits the stumps, it deflects away to mid on and they get an overthrow

46.5

Southee to Naeem Islam, 1 run, driven to deep cover

46.6

Southee to Imrul Kayes, no run, wide yorker and he plays and misses

End of over 47 (6 runs) Bangladesh 233/6

    • Imrul Kayes 101 (137b 11x4)
    • Naeem Islam 9 (5b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 9-2-33-2
47.1

Vettori to Naeem Islam, 1 run, pushed into the off side and he takes a good single

47.2

Vettori to Imrul Kayes, OUT, arm ball from Vettori hits yorker length and it cleans out Imrul. Superb knock from Imrul!

Imrul Kayes b Vettori 101 (200m 138b 11x4 0x6) SR: 73.18

47.3

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, flat into off stump and pushed into the off side

47.4

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, slower this time and he pushes back down the pitch

47.5

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, slower again and Shahadat pushes into the leg side

47.6

Vettori to Shahadat Hossain, no run, pushed into the off side

Good spell from the New Zealand skipper who bowled during the Power Play.

End of over 48 (1 run) Bangladesh 234/7

    • Shahadat Hossain 0 (4b)
    • Naeem Islam 10 (6b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 10-0-42-3
48.1

Southee to Naeem Islam, OUT, gives himself room and slices it over cover point to Ingram on the fence

Naeem Islam c Ingram b Southee 10 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 142.85

48.2

Southee to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, driven to deep cover

48.3

Southee to Shafiul Islam, no run, full and beaten outside off. Vettori has a slip in place.

48.4

Southee to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, low full toss clipped to Guptill at long on

48.5

Southee to Shahadat Hossain, no run, perfect yorker driven straight back to the bowler

48.6

Southee to Shahadat Hossain, 2 runs, chipped over point to Ingram in the deep

End of over 49 (4 runs) Bangladesh 238/8

    • Shahadat Hossain 3 (7b)
    • Shafiul Islam 1 (2b)
    • TG Southee 10-2-37-3
49.1

McKay to Shafiul Islam, no run, gives himself room and edges on the bounce to first slip

49.2

McKay to Shafiul Islam, 1 wide, wide yorker inside the wide line but called wide by umpire Baxter

49.2

McKay to Shafiul Islam, no run, short ball and Shafiul tries to swing it over mid wicket but misses

49.3

McKay to Shafiul Islam, no run, slower ball outside off stump and he plays and misses

49.4

McKay to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, yorker jammed out to Guptill at point

49.5

McKay to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short slower ball and Shahadat plays far too early and misses outside the line of off stump

49.6

McKay to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, OUT

Shahadat Hossain run out 4 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Bangladesh finish with a respectable total of 241 and at least today their bowlers have something to defend.

Imrul was the standout for the visitors with his maiden ODI century and he was well supported by Ashraful (31) and Shakib (36). Unfortunately they didn't score as many as they would've liked in the last ten but nonetheless, it's very respectable!

Please join us again in around 30 minutes when New Zealand begin their chase.

49.6

McKay to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, OUT

Shahadat Hossain run out 4 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Bangladesh finish with a respectable total of 241 and at least today their bowlers have something to defend.

Imrul was the standout for the visitors with his maiden ODI century and he was well supported by Ashraful (31) and Shakib (36). Unfortunately they didn't score as many as they would've liked in the last ten but nonetheless, it's very respectable!

Please join us again in around 30 minutes when New Zealand begin their chase.

End of over 50 (3 runs) Bangladesh 241/8

    • Shafiul Islam 2 (6b)
    • AJ McKay 8-0-48-1
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