Player of the Match
Player of the Match

In the end it was all too easy for New Zealand. The prospects of this Test going in to the fourth or fifth day looked bright after Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique resisted with positive energy yesterday. But as has happened so often with Bangladesh, the good times fizzled out really quickly today after both fell early and the rest just couldn't capitalise on the start. The middle order lacked the patience required to bat on this pitch and there isn't much time to recover before the second Test.

New Zealand will take plenty of positives out of this game, especially Matthew Bell. Craig Cumming, after failing in both innings, will have a second shot, with Jamie How competing for his slot. In all likelihood, New Zealand may go in with the same line-up in Wellington, injury permitting.

Do join us for the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington starting January 12. The coverage starts at 11.00 local time (22.00 GMT). We hope you enjoyed our company for this game. Thanks for all the mails. On behalf of my fellow crew member, Jamie Alter and Kiran, this is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off. Cheers!

8.1
6
Mohammad Ashraful to Fulton, SIX runs, Into the trees and it's all over....Half tracker from Ashraful, Fulton gets down and heaves it over deep square-leg for a big six

END OF OVER:
8 | 6 Runs | NZ: 33/1

  • MD Bell20 (20b)
  • PG Fulton9 (12b)
  • Shahadat Hossain1-0-6-0
  • Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-14-1
7.6
0
Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, fires in another short delivery, kicks on Bell, he goes for the hook but decides against it
7.5
1
Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, 1 run, another short ball, this time Fulton pulls to the fielder in the deep
7.4
4
Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, FOUR runs, that was unusual.... short of a length on middle and leg, the ball kicks on Fulton, he withdraws his stroke in the last second and the ball clips the outside edge and sails over the slip for four
7.3
0
Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, no run, cuts in to the right hander off a good length, Fulton rocks back and defends to the on side
7.2
0
Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, no run, outside off, pushed back to the bowler
7.1
1
Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, bangs it in short outside the off stump, Bell goes for the pull, he isn't in full control of it and the ball falls in the middle of nowhere behind square on the on side. Two fielders converge

Change now. Shahadat replaces Islam

END OF OVER:
7 | 5 Runs | NZ: 27/1

  • PG Fulton4 (8b)
  • MD Bell19 (18b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-14-1
  • Sajedul Islam3-1-13-0
6.6
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, Mortaza generates good pace, 137 kph, lands on a full length outside off, comes in a little, defended back to the bowler
6.5
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, holds the length back a little outside the off stump, Fulton gets forward and defends
6.4
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, FOUR runs, full outside the off stump, Fulton shows the maker's name on the ball and punches it off the front foot with ease past the bowler
6.3
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, beats him just outside the off stump, the ball just shapes away a fraction as it nearly catches the edge
6.2
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, good length on off stump, Fulton stays at the crease and defends back to the bowler
6.1
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Bell, 1 run, nudged with soft hands just in front of square leg, Bell sets off quickly for the run

END OF OVER:
6 | 9 Runs | NZ: 22/1

  • PG Fulton0 (3b)
  • MD Bell18 (17b)
  • Sajedul Islam3-1-13-0
  • Mashrafe Mortaza3-0-9-1
5.6
0
Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run, aims for the yorker length outside off, Fulton drives back firmly to the bowler who nearly flings it back
5.5
0
Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run, lands on a good length outside off, Fulton shoulders arms

Silly mid-off in place

5.4
1
Sajedul Islam to Bell, 1 run, fullish in length on the pads, squeezed out to the on side for a single
5.3
0
Sajedul Islam to Bell, no run, short of a length outside leg, Bell attempts a pull but misses
5.2
4
Sajedul Islam to Bell, FOUR runs, Islam loses his line and length again by dishing out another wide one outside off, Bell reaches out and cuts it square, past the diving point
5.1
4
Sajedul Islam to Bell, FOUR runs, Islam bangs it in short, Bell drags that from outside the off stump and clubs it over midwicket. There was nobody in the deep

END OF OVER:
5 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | NZ: 13/1

  • PG Fulton0 (1b)
  • MD Bell9 (13b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza3-0-9-1
  • Sajedul Islam2-1-4-0
4.6
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run, Pitched well outside off and Fulton leaves it alone

Next batsman in is Peter Fulton

4.5
W
Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, OUT, Pitched on middle and holds its line to hit Cumming right in front. Cumming doesn't cover the line of the ball and only leans forward for a half prod
4.4
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, Pitches outside off and goes straight through. Cumming is not interested
4.3
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, Pitched outside off and comes in sharply. But Cumming leaves it alone
4.2
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Cumming, no run, Outside off. Defended back to the bowler
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