Player of the Match
Player of the Match

47 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | BDESH: 113/10

  • Shakib Al Hasan41 (92b)
  • JDP Oram11-3-21-2
  • DL Vettori1-0-3-0

Tamim's thumb injury has ruled him out to come out and bat and that brings an end to the innings, the Test and the series. New Zealand wrap it up just before lunch and seal the whitewash of the one-dayers 3-0 and the Tests 2-0.

Shakib's unbeaten 41 was a very good example of what the rest of the Bangladesh batsmen need to do more often if they have to compete better at Test level. He was patient, didn't go for too many expansive strokes and looked set to get a half-century. The batsmen paid the price for going for their strokes too early and edging to the slip cordon, making this victory all too easy for the home side.

New Zealand will happy with this and the result was what was expected of them. "We're delighted with this performance," said Vettori after the match. "The most pleasing thing was O'Brien. He took wickets and kept the runs down, bowling against the wind." Vettori will be pleased with this confidence-booster ahead of the England challenge, especially after a difficult summer in South Africa and then in Australia.

Mohammad Ashraful was obviously disappointed and this is what he had to say: "This wicket was difficult for us. We didn't bat well at all. Tamim and Junaid Siddique were impressive though. We need to practice more shots on the back foot before the series against South Africa."

That's it from all of us here. I throughly enjoyed bringing this tour to you, covering all games except the third one-dayer. The cricket never stops, thanks to this calendar and there's the Perth Test to look forward to. We'll wait and see if India can break Australia's 16-match streak. Should be a cracker at the WACA. All you New Zealand fans have the England series to look forward to there will be scores to settle after the 3-0 whitewash in 2004.

On behalf of my crew, Kiran and George Binoy, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, stunning catch and what a way to end the series.... pitches outside off and Mortaza frees his arms on seeing that width, he punches it uppishly on the back foot and Mills at point does brilliantly to fling himself to his right and pull of the catch one-handed

Mashrafe Mortaza c Mills b Oram 6 (40m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 24.00

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, shorter and this one climbs further on Mortaza who nearly gloves it to McCullum
Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, superb stuff, pitches on the channel outside off and the ball holds its line, just beats the outside edge

These two have already added 30 and is the highest stand of the innings

Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller, gets it to swing in, Mortaza covers the line and defends
Oram to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, pitches outside off, the ball fizzes past Mortaza who pokes his bat out at it
Oram to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turns it to fine leg and strangely decides to take the run and expose Mortaza

46 | 3 Runs | BDESH: 112/8

  • Mashrafe Mortaza6 (20b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan40 (91b)
  • DL Vettori1-0-3-0
  • JDP Oram10-3-20-1
Vettori to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, edged and the ball just falls short of first slip
Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flighted outside the off stump, plays a premeditated paddle sweep towards square leg and gets off the strike
Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slightly wide outside off, goes for the drive and misses
Vettori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed to the on side

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st10Junaid SiddiqueShahriar Nafees
2nd4Habibul BasharShahriar Nafees
3rd16Habibul BasharMohammad Ashraful
4th14Habibul BasharAftab Ahmed
5th1Habibul BasharMushfiqur Rahim
6th11Habibul BasharShakib Al Hasan
7th23Shahadat HossainShakib Al Hasan
8th4Shakib Al HasanSajedul Islam
9th30Mashrafe MortazaShakib Al Hasan