Player of the Match
Player of the Match

5.52pm So New Zealand need 109 to win and there is just over an hour to go for close. nineteen overs left in the day, but if, at 7pm, they are close to a result, the match can be extended by another half an hour. There will be just under an hour when New Zealand walk out to bat after the mid-innings interval. It will all depend on how quickly they set about knocking off these runs.A highly entertaining ninth-wicket stand has taken Bangladesh to 173, but it was too little too late. Severe lack of application from the top-order has done them in. That Bangladesh got there was courtesy Taskin Ahmed and Kamrul Islam Rabbi. Can the duo do something with the new ball to at least give New Zealand a scare? Back shortly with the final innings of the Test

Southee to Rubel Hossain, OUT, 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

Rubel Hossain c †Watling b Southee 7 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Southee to Rubel Hossain, FOUR runs, slower full ball on leg stump, picks it up late and waits for it to come on before shovelling it through wide mid-on. That was just 104kph
Southee to Rubel Hossain, 2 runs, backs away and Southee follows him with a yorker on leg stump. Rubel pushes it gently down past mid-on and they get back for a brace. Good late adjustment
Southee to Rubel Hossain, no run, stays leg side of the ball and swings wildly as he looks to force it across the line and gets beaten
Southee to Rubel Hossain, no run, backs away to make room but the bowler follows him with a length ball and Rubel is forced to stick out a straight bat and the ball beats the outside edge on its way to the wicketkeeper

52 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 167/9

  • Rubel Hossain1 (1b)
  • Kamrul Islam25 (29b)
  • Trent Boult17-3-52-3
  • Tim Southee12-2-42-2
Boult to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, backs away a long way to give himself room and it's a wide yorker. Jams the bat down and squeezes it out to third man
Boult to Taskin Ahmed, OUT, 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

Taskin Ahmed b Boult 33 (59m 30b 1x4 2x6) SR: 110.00

Boult to Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 1 run, short of a length, pulls it off the backfoot to deep midwicket. Absolutely pummels it

Around the wicket

Boult to Taskin Ahmed, 1 leg bye, very full and tails in on the pads from outside off, tries to flick and misses, wears it on the pad. Heading down leg
Boult to Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 1 run, short ball, brings out the pull, gets it off the top part of the bat and the ball goes to deep backward square leg on the bounce
Boult to Kamrul Islam Rabbi, no run, good length, keeps it out into the leg side, in front of short leg

51 | 12 Runs | BDESH: 163/8

  • Kamrul Islam23 (26b)
  • Taskin Ahmed33 (28b)
  • Tim Southee12-2-42-2
  • Trent Boult16-3-49-2
Southee to Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 1 run, short ball, tries to pull but gets rushed by the pace and it hits him on the flush on the chest before hitting him on the helmet and the ball goes into the leg side
Southee to Kamrul Islam Rabbi, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, drops it into the off side, to the covers region, off the backfoot

Around the wicket now..

Southee to Taskin Ahmed, 1 run, looks to back away and it was a length ball outside off, slapped towards mid-off
Southee to Taskin Ahmed, SIX runs, short ball, swivels around and pull to deep square leg and the ball soars over the boundary and into the grassbanks
Southee to Taskin Ahmed, 2 runs, backs away and looks to pull and gets it off the toe end making ti like a half slice as the ball goes through backward point
Southee to Taskin Ahmed, 2 runs, backs away and flays this short ball over the mid-off region. Flat-batted heave and the ball does not carry all the way to the boundary as there is some under-spin on it and it is fielded in front of the long-off boundary

Southee in now

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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.