Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    14.2 Boult catches Tamim on the move. Big shout for lbw. Not given by umpire Erasmus. NZ go up for another review. Full and veers in - this one swings back in a bit after the previous delivery swung away - Tamim plays down the wrong line. There was an inside edge, but impact front pad first. Ball-tracking shows it would have carried to hit the top of middle. Umpire Erasmus overturns his on-field call. Well done, Williamson. Well done, Boult. He was taken for seven fours in 19 balls by Tamim. He now nabs the opener lbw 60/2
    3.4 Southee follows three full balls with a shoulder-high short ball on leg stump and strikes. Chest-high catch for square-ish long leg. Digs it into the middle of the surface. Kayes attempts a hook, he is not in control of it, and top-edges it in the air to Boult 16/1
    43.3 The angle from around the wicket makes Mominul play. He had been leaving the ball judiciously on day one. Good length, angled in, then seamed away. Burst off the deck and opened 'em up slightly. Mominul has a skittish waft. Takes the outside edge near the shoulder of the bat and Watling snaffles it. Excellent delivery. Mominul fails to add to his overnight score 160/4
    37.5 follows the inducker with a very wide delivery - it would have missed a set of stumps outside off. Mahmudullah throws his bat at the ball and throws his wicket away after doing all the hard work. Slashes a long way away from his body and sends a thick edge behind. Watling dives full-length to his right and pouches a smart catch. NZ needed the breakthrough and Wagner provides it 145/3
    131.5 Shakib plays on for 217 - the highest individual score by a Bangladesh player in Tests. Good length ball on off - neither short nor wide for the cut - Shakib still attempts the shot. Tired shot. Chops onto the stumps via a thick inside edge. He is congratulated by the NZ players. What an innings. He perishes 10 minutes before stumps 536/6
    125.5 Boult and NZ finally find a way past this record-breaking pair. Nicely pitched up, angling away from over the wicket, swings away outside off. Mushfiq is lured into driving away from the body and outside-edges it behind. Lazy shot. Straightforward catch for Watling. The fifth-wicket stand ends at 359 519/5
    not out
    135.6 pitched up and slanting away outside off, Miraz pushes away from the body and nicks it to Southee at second slip. Miraz gone for a 13-ball duck; gone off the last ball on day two 542/7
    143.2 back of a length and outside off, pushes with hard hands, plays away from the body and edges it behind. Southee snaffles this catch at second slip without any fuss 566/8
    not out
    9 (b 2, lb 6, nb 1)
    595/8d (152 Overs, RR: 3.91, 679 minutes)
    Did not bat: Subashis Roy
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Imrul Kayes, 3.4 ov), 2-60 (Tamim Iqbal, 14.2 ov), 3-145 (Mahmudullah, 37.5 ov), 4-160 (Mominul Haque, 43.3 ov), 5-519 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 125.5 ov), 6-536 (Shakib Al Hasan, 131.5 ov), 7-542 (Mehidy Hasan, 135.6 ov), 8-566 (Taskin Ahmed, 143.2 ov)
    TA Boult34513123.8500
    TG Southee34515824.6400
    C de Grandhomme2026503.2500
    N Wagner44815143.4301
    MJ Santner1726203.6400
    KS Williamson302006.6600
    16.1 and he strikes with his first ball. Back of a length and largely holds its line outside off, rather than angling away, leaps off the surface. Raval attempts a cut - not a full-blooded shot - and top-edges it behind to Kayes, the part-time keeper. The opener's feet went nowhere. A boost for Bangladesh 10 minutes before lunch. Shakib would have relieved, having dropped Raval on 24 54/1
    110.5 pinned plumb in front! Umpire Reiffel raises his finger almost immediately. Full, straight ball, Latham goes across the line. Goes low, sweeps, and does not touch it. Shakib strikes again, this time five minutes before lunch. It was crashing into middle and leg stumps 398/6
    33.6 how about that for a first Test wicket? Full, angled in, and straightens away, off the seam, slightly outside off. Williamson dangles his bat out and gets a thin edge behind to Kayes. Waist-high catch. First real false shot from the NZ captain. Fifty and out 131/2
    47.1 Pulls and holes out to square leg. Hip-high short ball outside off, Taylor does not hold back. He swats it away in the air, regulation catch for Mahmudullah. Taylor's promising knock ends. Hit high on the bat 205/3
    92.3 tossed up slower through the air, drifts in the wind, into the pads of Nicholls. He aims to flick it around the corner. Instead, carelessly squirts it to leg-slip. Sharp chest-high catch from Miraz. Nicholls has squandered a chance to reach three figures on a batting beauty. In hindsight, the sweep could have been a better option. That's drinks in Wellington 347/4
    97.4 four, six, and out! inside-edged behind to Kayes. First Test wicket for Roy. Full, starts outside off, and seams back in. De Grandhomme looks to bash a cover-drive. He only nicks it behind to the part-time keeper. The inward movement did the batsman in. Roy animatedly pumps his fist and celebrates the moment, after having been warned twice for running on the pitch this innings 366/5
    132.1 big appeal from Kayes behind the stumps. Not given. Bangladesh challenge the on-field call. Horrid short offbreak put a long way down the leg side. Watling shapes to swat it away. He does not get enough bat on ball. Kayes anticipates, runs swiftly to his left and clasps a brilliant catch. Hotspot detects a tiny blotch, and Mahmudullah strikes with his first ball to send Watling back. One of the worst balls in the match fetches a wicket 471/7
    148.2 goes to pull, but the length is not there. The ball pitches fuller than Santner believes it is and skids under his bat to clatter into leg stump. He runs off, eventually coming to terms with his disappointment by jamming taking a swipe at the turf with his bat 539/10
    132.5 Southee has been given out lbw now. He reviews. Arm-ball, slides in, Southee plays inside the line and is rapped on the back pad. All three reds and what a double-strike from Mahmudullah 473/8
    139.5 Rabbi bounces out Wagner. Deserves the wicket. Dug in short and outside and angling away off, Wagner is hurried into the hook. Skies a top-edge and Kayes settles under it. His fifth catch - the most by a sub keeper in an innings 504/9
    not out
    30 (b 10, lb 3, nb 1, w 16)
    539 all out (148.2 Overs, RR: 3.63, 646 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Jeet Raval, 16.1 ov), 2-131 (Kane Williamson, 33.6 ov), 3-205 (Ross Taylor, 47.1 ov), 4-347 (Henry Nicholls, 92.3 ov), 5-366 (Colin de Grandhomme, 97.4 ov), 6-398 (Tom Latham, 110.5 ov), 7-471 (BJ Watling, 132.1 ov), 8-473 (Tim Southee, 132.5 ov), 9-504 (Neil Wagner, 139.5 ov), 10-539 (Mitchell Santner, 148.2 ov)
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz37511603.1310
    Subashis Roy26.268923.3701
    Taskin Ahmed29414114.8620
    Kamrul Islam Rabbi2648733.3410
    Shakib Al Hasan2727822.8800
    13.4 Santner disturbs the off bail. Good length ball, starts outside off and spins back in out of the footmarks. Tamim misjudges the length. Goes back and attempts a late-cut. A front-foot push to cover would have been the ideal shot to that. The ball beats him and hits the top of the stumps. Bowled'em 50/1
    not out
    26.4 Mominul has been uncertain with the drive throughout this over. That's because Wagner had pushed him back with the short stuff. Mominul now nicks it to de Grandhomme at gully. Full and wide outside off, Mominul is nowhere close to the pitch. Drives away from the body and this outside edge flies to hand. Bangladesh are effectively six down with Kayes not available to bat 96/5
    16.3 Wagner has reward for the short-ball attack. Mahmudullah walks off, caught down the leg side. Bad news for Bangladesh. He shuffles across the stumps, this is short and down the leg side. Attempts a leg-glance, can't get enough bat on it. Tickles it behind to Watling. Careless high-five from Wagner, nearly pokes Watling's right eye 63/2
    18.3 brilliant work from Santner. Spears a direct hit at the non-striker's end to catch the nightwatchman - Mehedi - short. Santner runs back and across to his left from mid-on, slides, releases the ball quickly and nails the stumps with pinpoint accuracy. Full and holds its line outside off from around the wicket, Mehedi does not meet the pitch and drives straight of mid-on. There is a mix-up between the wickets, Miraz looks for the second, he is late to undo his steps, and that is that on day four. What a frenetic last half hour! 66/3
    19.5 What was that, Shakib? Careless shot, very careless. Mid-on is inside the circle and the batsman just scoops up a simple catch to that fielder. He falls for a five-ball duck after a record 217 in the first dig. Tossed up much higher and spins in after starting outside off. Shakib attempts to swing hard, loses his shape in the process, and makes a royal mess of it. Easy catch for Williamson 66/4
    55.3 and Sabbir loses his head. Slashed behind. In-between length - neither full nor short - and angling away wide outside off, Sabbir could have left that alone. He flays at it and thickly edges it behind. Dolly for Watling. Impressive innings under pressure from Sabbir nevertheless 152/8
    retired hurt
    49.5 bowled'em. And Latham will be a relieved man. Ripping reverse-swinging yorker, shoots through the defences of Taskin. No assistance needed from the fielders 137/6
    54.4 Southee is rewarded for his short-ball barrage. Rabbi takes his eyes off the short ball and ducks into it. The ball thuds into the left glove and pops up in the air, gully snaffles it 148/7
    57.5 another inswinging yorker, this one from over the wicket, shoots through the defences of Roy. Cracking delivery. It would have nabbed any top-order batsman. Mushfiq isn't here at Basin Reserve, so NZ need 217 in 57 overs 160/9
    1 (nb 1)
    160 all out (57.5 Overs, RR: 2.76, 271 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Tamim Iqbal, 13.4 ov), 2-63 (Mahmudullah, 16.3 ov), 3-66 (Mehidy Hasan, 18.3 ov), 4-66 (Shakib Al Hasan, 19.5 ov), 5-96 (Mominul Haque, 26.4 ov), 5-114* (Mushfiqur Rahim, retired not out ), 6-137 (Taskin Ahmed, 49.5 ov), 7-148 (Kamrul Islam, 54.4 ov), 8-152 (Sabbir Rahman, 55.3 ov), 9-160 (Subashis Roy, 57.5 ov)
    TA Boult13.535333.8300
    TG Southee1353412.6100
    MJ Santner1653622.2500
    N Wagner1533722.4601

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11.00am start, Lunch 1.00-1.40pm, Tea 3.40-4.00pm, Close 6.00pm

Match days

12,13,14,15,16 January 2017 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 12 Jan - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 154/3 (Mominul Haque 64*, Shakib Al Hasan 5*, 40.2 ov)
  • Fri, 13 Jan - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 542/7 (Sabbir Rahman 10*, 136 ov)
  • Sat, 14 Jan - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 292/3 (TWM Latham 119*, HM Nicholls 35*, 77 ov)
  • Sun, 15 Jan - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 66/3 (Mominul Haque 10*, 18.3 ov)
  • Mon, 16 Jan - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 217/3 (39.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

only the second


First-innings fifties by NZ openers at the Basin Reserve in 26 inns in the last-ten years. Before Latham, Guptill had made 59 v SA in 2012.

a rare club


New Zealand openers to have made a Test hundred in 59 Tests at the Basin Reserve. Latham joins Dempster (1 100s), Mills (1) and Wright (3).

Long time coming


The last time when an opener had scored more than Tom Latham's 177 at the Basin Reserve. DJ Mcglew from SA scored 255 not out

Hunting ground


Number of centuries for BJ Watling at the Basin Reserve. In addition to this he has 2 fifties and has been involved in two 300 plus partnerships.

New Record


No of catches taken by Imrul Kayes - Most number of catches taken by a substitute keeper in an innings of a Test.

Rare Lead


Number of instances when Bangladesh have taken the lead against New Zealand in 12 Tests.This is the first time they have done it in NZ.

Rare Double


Number of batsman to be dismissed for a double hundred and a duck in a Test match. Shakib was dismissed for a duck after scoring 217 in the first innings.

Superb Shabbir


The last time a Bangladesh batsman scored 2 fifty plus scores in an away Test before Shabbir Rahman. Shakib scored 81 and 59 in Harare.

Tough ask


Number of times teams have successfully chased more than 200 runs in Wellington. New Zealand's highest was 215 against India in 1998.

Can they repeat it?


Last instance of NZ successfully chasing in excess of 200 in a Test. It was also against Bangladesh at Chittagong when they scored 317/7 to win.

Williamson - the chaser


Williamson's average while chasing in home Tests, with scores of 102*, 56, 31*, 108*, 61, 104*.

Not enough


No. of bigger totals that have ended in a defeat than Bangladesh's 595 in this match. The previous highest was Australia's 586 vs England at SCG In 1894-95.