Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
123(58) 11x4 - 7x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 1 2 1 12 15
Nasir Hossain
50(39) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 0 4 6 0 6 8

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
O4.0
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Razzak
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 132/8

  • Abdur Razzak0 (2b)
  • Ziaur Rahman14 (16b)
  • TG Southee4-1-16-3
  • JDP Oram4-0-34-1

So that's it from Pallekele but fear not sports fans for England v Afghanistan is coming up, well, pretty much now actually, head over to follow my colleague, Monty Gardner's, coverage of the defending champions' opening match from Colombo. But from me, it's bye for now, see you soon...

Presentation time then. "After winning the toss we bowled well in the first few overs", says the losing captain Mushfiqur Rahim, "But McCullum, even when he doesn't hit the ball well it's still going for six. We'll look at our strengths and come up with a new strategy for the next game."
"When you have someone score a century in T20 you're always in the box seat," Ross Taylor says. "The wicket nipped around early on and seemed to zip on a little bit under the lights. We've still got things to work on but hopefully this will give us momentum."
And the Man of the Match, believe it or not, is Brendon McCullum for his 53-ball 123, and what entertainment he provided.

So a nondescript end to an innings that never got going at all chasing such a large target. New Zealand winning by 59 runs mostly thanks to Brendon McCullum's superb century. He struck the ball so beautifully and became the first man to make two T20 international centuries, setting his side up for a big win. They were nothing more than workmanlike with the ball, knowing they had plenty on the board, Bangladesh lost early wickets and that killed any remote hope they had even before the chase started really. Only victory against Pakistan will do now to give Bangladesh any hope of going through. New Zealand's passage is almost assured already...

19.6
0
Southee to Abdur Razzak, no run, defended going back around middle and off

Final ball then...

19.5
1
Southee to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, full and swinging away, reached for and chopped out to deep cover
19.4
1lb
Southee to Abdur Razzak, 1 leg bye, around the wicket, angled in, Razzak falls over as he gets hit on the thigh pad which runs down to long leg
19.3
1
Southee to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, very full, dug out down the ground for a single to long off
19.3
1w
Southee to Ziaur Rahman, 1 wide, swinging away from the off stump, way too far in fact on a full length
19.2
0
Southee to Ziaur Rahman, no run, backs away, bowls full and chopped into the covers, leaning out towards it

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
123(58) 11x4 - 7x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 1 2 1 12 15
Nasir Hossain
50(39) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 0 4 6 0 6 8

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
O4.0
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Razzak
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017