Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.2 short of a length down the leg side, gets himself into a tangle as he tries to tuck it behind square and gets a glove on it as the ball carries to the wicketkeeper and New Zealand have their first strike of the morning 7/1
    35.5 a drive on the up is held at short cover. Boult finally has reward after getting the ball to do a lot on a flat deck. This one stops on the pitch and seams away late from the fuller length. Sarkar is forward and does not control the push, uppishly sends it in the direction of short cover where de Grandhomme dives forward to snaffle it. And Sarkar's rather chancy innings has come to an end 165/3
    10.2 after beating the inside edge so many times, this one was coming. Finally finds the inside edge. Fuller ball, coming back in late, Mahmudullah pays the price for leaving a big gap between bat and pad as he drives and the healthy edge is snaffled by the wicketkeeper 38/2
    38.3 some noise there as Shakib tries to flick it and the ball goes to the wicketkeeper. There was a definite noise and the umpire Paul Reiffel is unmoved. They think of going upstairs but Shakib is walking off, so they do not have to ask for the review. That was back of a length and sliding down leg. No real reason to be playing at that. It was so much a one-day shot to be playing and he pays the price. Bangladesh sliding dramatically here 179/5
    37.5 squared up by a short ball. It's well-directed, bang on the stumps and he is forced to play at it. Jumps up to try and ride the bounce but is in an awkward position and fails to keep it down as he gets a glove to slip 177/4
    58.1 a loose shot brings about his downfall. It was short and rising on him, coming into him also so he is a bit hurried and does not quite react well to it. Tries to open his bat face and guide it. Fails to keep it down and sends it straight into the hands of short backward point 232/6
    77.3 New Zealand's persistence with the short ball finally gets them a breakthrough. Tries to get his head out of the way and pull it away, not in great balance as a result and gloves it to the wicketkeeper who goes up straight away and the umpire raises his finger. No fifty on debut for Nurul 273/9
    61.1 error in judgement from the batsman. It was a short of a length ball that was angling across. Mehedi expects it to shape away outside off and lifts his bat. But the ball, to his horror, straightens and takes out off stump. Mehedi cannot believe his luck 248/7
    66.3 gets the reward for persisting with the short ball. They sensed that Taskin was struggling to deal with the bounce and this one is again banged in and he tries to drop it into the on side. But the ball balloons off the shoulder of the bat to Williamson at third slip who takes a good diving catch 257/8
    84.3 rapped on the pads and given out by umpire Paul Reiffel. That was a superb ball, angling in on a fuller length and straightening late to beat the inside edge to ping him on the pad. Bangladesh opt for a review and replays confirm that there was no edge involved and the ball would have hit middle and off 289/10
    not out
    12 (b 4, lb 2, nb 1, w 5)
    289 all out (84.3 Overs, RR: 3.42, 387 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Tamim Iqbal, 3.2 ov), 2-38 (Mahmudullah, 10.2 ov), 3-165 (Soumya Sarkar, 35.5 ov), 4-177 (Sabbir Rahman, 37.5 ov), 5-179 (Shakib Al Hasan, 38.3 ov), 6-232 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 58.1 ov), 7-248 (Mehidy Hasan, 61.1 ov), 8-257 (Taskin Ahmed, 66.3 ov), 9-273 (Nurul Hasan, 77.3 ov), 10-289 (Kamrul Islam, 84.3 ov)
    TA Boult2448743.6200
    TG Southee28.379453.2910
    C de Grandhomme1445804.1401
    N Wagner1814412.4400
    14.2 drags it on and Raval is on his way. Short ball, tries to pull it away and drags it back on to the stumps. Not much room to pull this away really though it was short and that means he cannot find the middle of the bat. So the bowling change has worked. Bangladesh have their first breakthrough of the morning and drinks are on the field 45/1
    38.4 gone! Short, it's there for the cut, you'd think, but maybe not quite as much width as he'd like. Is forced to hit it with an angled bat rather than a fully horizontal bat, and only manages a top-edge through to Nurul 153/3
    14.4 what a delivery to get the New Zealand captain! That was an unplayable ball. Full, pitched right up and gets it to prodigiously move away and it takes the outside edge of Williamson at around the sixth-stump channel which is taken by the wicketkeeper. Double blow for New Zealand. And that is also the first Test dismissal for Nurul Hasan 47/2
    47.3 flights it generously and Taylor clips it uppishly to midwicket. Soft signal is out but the umpires go upstairs to check if it has bounced into the turf before going to the fielder. Seems like this is not a bump ball and the TV umpire takes his time and uses three angles before ruling the batsman out. The flight was good, did not dip but Taylor was early into the shot and had to reach out for it 177/4
    89.5 oh, dear, chops this floated up delivery on to the stumps and Nicholls has to walk back two short of a maiden ton. Came charging down the track and tries to drill it through the off side. But he ends up getting too close to the ball and yorks himself. Gets a healthy inside edge and drags it back onto the stumps 343/9
    66.4 Santner has reviewed an lbw decision but that was plub. Unlikely this is going to work in his favour. Tossed up and spinning in to the left-hander from the good length region. Santner is on the backfoot to a delivery he should have probably been playing forward to. Gets rapped on the back pad as he shifts across and ends up exposing the stumps. Does not spin as much as he anticipates and he does not make contact as he tries to work it through the on side. Ball-tracking is not available and the third umpire asks Paul Reiffel to stay with his on-field call 252/5
    68.3 bowled 'im! Watling goes for the cut but this doesn't turn. There's a bit of width on it but not too much, and his bat comes down at an angle and bottom-edges into the stumps. Shakib hasn't bowled all that much today, but sudden;y he's taken two in two overs 256/6
    68.6 three in two overs! Shakib is all over New Zealand here, and again it's that non-turning ball slanted in with that clever low arm. Loose drive from de Grandhomme, looking to hit through the covers, reaching out without getting a proper stride forward, ends up leaving a big gap for the ball to sneak through 256/7
    76.2 tossed up outside off, goes for the drive and chips it straight to short extra cover. Mehedi Hasan makes up for the earlier lapse by taking it clean this time and Bangladesh have their first breakthrough of the morning 286/8
    92.4 flat ball, pushed through quicker at 91.8kph, clipped through square leg. They have gone upstairs for a run out and guess what, this is a bizarre run out. Wagner cannot believe his luck. Wagner was charging back for the second run and he does well to make it into the crease. But he does not ground his bat. Nurul Hasan shows good presence of mind and flicks the ball back to the stumps after collecting it. Does not even look at the stumps as he does so, just throws it back after collecting the throw. And though he has crossed the crease and is well inside it, the feet are in the air at the point when the bails come off and the third umpire gives it out. Wagner is dazed as he walks off but he pays the price for not dragging his bat along the crease 354/10
    not out
    13 (lb 6, nb 3, w 4)
    354 all out (92.4 Overs, RR: 3.82, 438 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Jeet Raval, 14.2 ov), 2-47 (Kane Williamson, 14.4 ov), 3-153 (Tom Latham, 38.4 ov), 4-177 (Ross Taylor, 47.3 ov), 5-252 (Mitchell Santner, 66.4 ov), 6-256 (BJ Watling, 68.3 ov), 7-256 (Colin de Grandhomme, 68.6 ov), 8-286 (Tim Southee, 76.2 ov), 9-343 (Henry Nicholls, 89.5 ov), 10-354 (Neil Wagner, 92.4 ov)
    Taskin Ahmed2228613.9020
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz1935923.1000
    Rubel Hossain1726503.8202
    Kamrul Islam Rabbi1947824.1021
    Shakib Al Hasan12.415043.9400
    Soumya Sarkar301003.3300
    5.4 short ball does the trick. Goes hard on the pull shot. There was a man there in deep square leg just for that and he sends it straight into his hands. Does not keep it along the ground and it is a fairly straightforward catch for Santner who has to move in and get down forward to take that 17/1
    19.4 offers up some width outside off and tempts the batsman to go after it. Sarkar flashes at it and guides it straight into the hands of Jeet Rava at gully. Raval dives to his left to snaffle it 58/2
    32.3 this had to happen at some point. Goes for another drive away from the body. It moves away late from a fullish length and does not come on to him too well either. Mahmudullah is forced to reach out for it and he tries to force it, ends up dragging it on to the stumps. Angrily swipes at the stumps as he sees the bails getting dislodged but the damage has been done. Bangladesh in serious trouble here. They are effectively 27 for 4 92/4
    22.3 short ball outside off, and it's a loose shot for Shakib. 200 Test wickets for Tim Southee. It's not that wide also and Shakib steers it, making no attempt to keep it down. Does not find the gap and hits it straight into the hands of de Grandhomme at backward point 73/3
    39.4 that's a brilliant yorker from Boult. And he gets reverse swing as well. Nazmul jams the bat down but cannot make contact with the ball as it tails back in late and takes out off and middle stumps. Not much that you can do there. A wicket off a good ball for a change 106/7
    36.2 edged and the keeper snaffles it. Wagner snuffs him out with a well-directed short ball. bangs it in on middle-stump line and the ball gets big on the batsman. He jumps up, awkwardly looking to ride the bounce. Does not manage to keep it down as he tries to fend it off. Gets a healthy outside edge that is taken by the wicketkeeper 100/5
    36.4 Wagner strikes second ball after the break. Strangles him down the leg side with a short ball and Nurul initially thinks of flicking it but changes his mind late and tries to keep the bat inside the line. But it's too late and he gets just a feather as the ball goes to the wicketkeeper. Appeal for caught behind and Nigel Llong needs little time to raise his finger 100/6
    43.5 short ball does the trick again. Good variation in length from Boult. Cleverly follows up the yorker with a short ball and Mehedi gets a glove as he tries to keep it down. Only that he can't keep it down and sends it straight into the hands of short leg who is waiting with his hands out. That's catching practice 115/8
    51.5 and the yorker does the trick. Goes through the defence. Gets it to tail in which means the ball beats the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. Ends a frustrating stand but how many valuable runs have these two added? That partnership was 51 and the lead is now 101. Another 50-60 for the last wicket could make this game interesting again 166/9
    not out
    52.5 brilliant catch from BJ Watling. He was backtracking and judges it to perfection as the ball stays in the air and goes back some distance after Rubel gets a top-edge on the pull shot 173/10
    2 (lb 2)
    173 all out (52.5 Overs, RR: 3.27, 239 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Tamim Iqbal, 5.4 ov), 2-58 (Soumya Sarkar, 19.4 ov), 3-73 (Shakib Al Hasan, 22.3 ov), 4-92 (Mahmudullah, 32.3 ov), 5-100 (Sabbir Rahman, 36.2 ov), 6-100 (Nurul Hasan, 36.4 ov), 7-106 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 39.4 ov), 8-115 (Mehidy Hasan, 43.5 ov), 9-166 (Taskin Ahmed, 51.5 ov), 10-173 (Rubel Hossain, 52.5 ov)
    TA Boult1735233.0500
    TG Southee12.524833.7400
    C de Grandhomme1132712.4500
    N Wagner1234433.6600

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0

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

20,21,22,23 January 2017 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 20 Jan - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 289
  • Sat, 21 Jan - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 260/7 (HM Nicholls 56*, TG Southee 4*, 71 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Jan - day 3 - no play
  • Mon, 23 Jan - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 111/1 (18.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 'This is not a historic game' - Mushfiqur Rahim

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has brushed aside suggestions that the one-off Test has historic relevance, saying that their focus is on putting up a strong performance against a good team instead

  • New Zealand grow, Bangladesh regress

    As the Christchurch Test hurtled to an early finish, it was hard not to see the paths the two teams have been on since the tour began four weeks ago

  • Bangladesh caught in a catching quandary

    Several chances have been spilled in the field by Bangladesh on the New Zealand tour, especially in the slip cordon, compounding their batting and bowling woes

  • Southee clinches second Man-of-the-Match award in three Tests

    New Zealand's pace duo of Trent Boult and Tim Southee shone in Christchurch - and that reflects in the stats highlights from the final day of Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand

  • Explainer: Neil Wagner's run-out

    In their first innings, New Zealand lost their tenth wicket in unusual circumstances, when the third umpire ruled Neil Wagner run out despite his having grounded his bat before wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan's flick had disturbed the bails

Sarkar's first


Previous highest score for Soumya Sarkar in Tests, in 5 inns before this. He made his maiden fifty in this match. Also, he opened for the first time in Tests

Shakib continues


No. of scores of 50 or more for Shakib against New Zealand - the most for him against any team. He averages 68.63 in 14 inns vs NZ.

In-form Nurul


Nurul Hasan's average in his last seven first-class innings, before making his Test debut today. His scores in those 7 inns - 182*, 76, 18, 79*, 52, 22, 103*.

Southee's second


No. of five-wkt hauls in last 3 home Tests for Southee. Prior to this, he did not take any five-for in 24 home Tests after grabbing one on his debut.

Latham in top form


No. of 50+ scores for Latham in the last 7 Tests, including this. No other New Zealand batsman has made more than 4 such scores in these matches.

Taylor's milestone


No. of NZ batsmen to score 6000 or more runs in Tests, including Ross Taylor who got there in this match. Fleming (7172) and McCullum (6453) are the others.

second of the series


No. of fifties for Henry Nicholls in this series, including this inns. Prior to this series, he had made only 2 fifties in 9 Tests and 14 inns.

Shakib strikes


Wickets by Shakib in 2 overs (67th & 69th). He had bowled only 4 overs out of his team's first 66 overs before this spell. This is also his first 3-wkt haul in NZ.

Southee's 200


No. of NZ bowlers to pick up 200 or more Test wickets, including Southee. He is the 2nd fastest for NZ to do it in 56 Tests after Hadlee who got there in 44 Tests.

Southee-Bolt show


Last time NZ's opening bowlers picked up 15 or more wickets in a Test, before this - against WI in Wellington. Southee and Bolt did the damage on that occasion too.