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Day 5

609dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Gazi shines as Test ends in draw

Even as the first Test petered out to a draw, the home side had plenty of reasons to celebrate, not least among them Sohag Gazi's performance on the final day

609dMohammad Isam

Bangladesh's greater unity brings rewards

Bangladesh are more cohesive than they were two years ago, and that's because of Mushfiqur Rahim's leadership and the rise in status of players like Sohag Gazi

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

A day of unusual catches

Plays of the day from the fifth day of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Chittagong

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

'Disappointed to settle for draw' - Mushfiqur

The first Test in Chittagong was only Bangladesh's second instance of drawing a match against New Zealand but home captain Mushfiqur Rahim was not satisfied with the result

Day 4

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Gazi's batting vindicates shift in policy

Bangladesh have often used a specialist batsman at No 8, but Gazi's growth as an assured strokemaker could help them save a key position in the future

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Unresponsive pitch frustrates Boult, Gazi

New Zealand ended the fourth day of the first Test with an 85-run lead, but an unresponsive pitch meant Trent Boult and his fellow seamers endured another difficult outing - the second in a row

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Gazi's double celebration

Plays of the day from the fourth day of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Chittagong

Day 3

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Rutherford confident of NZ chances

New Zealnd batsman Hamish Rutherford said some early wickets and quick runs on day four and a wearing pitch on the final day could boost the visitors' chances of a victory in the Chittagong Test

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh's forgotten mark

Plays of the Day from the third day of the Chittagong Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Mominul starts delivering on promise

Hailing from Bangladesh' premier sports school, the BKSP, Mominul's maiden century proves why he was earmarked for the future

Day 2

609dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Watling ton puts New Zealand in charge

BJ Watling made his second Test century as he and Trent Boult frustrated Bangladesh with a 127-run partnership for the final wicket, after which Mominul Haque counterattacked for Bangladesh

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Razzak praises Boult's discipline

Trent Boult's temperament is unlike that of a subcontinent tail-ender, as was evident from his patient knock, Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzak has said

1196dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

A tale of two innings

The numbers of BJ Watling and Mominul Haque's innings offer an insight into the mindset as both batsmen reacted quite differently when faced with a similar kind of pressure

Day 1

609dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh hit back after Williamson century

Kane Williamson and Peter Fulton were comfortably dealing with the Bangladesh spinners, until they found their mojo in the final hour as New Zealand went to stumps on 280 for 5

609dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Teams try to adapt strategies to low, slow track

If the first day is any indicator, the track at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is likely to keep low and slow, and Bangladesh and New Zealand will have to strategise and cope with the turn as the Test wears on


609dMohammad Isam

Bangladesh eyeing series win - Shakib

Shakib Al Hasan believes that the team has thrown up more faces who could be potentially match-winners, with Sohaq Gazi being the latest prospect

609dMohammad Isam

Ish Sodhi a 'good prospect' - Hesson

Twenty-year-old legspinner Ish Sodhi's progress has impressed New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, and he has earmarked the bowler as one for the future

609dAndrew Alderson

Plenty to ponder for New Zealand

The two-Test series against Bangladesh offered some positives but concerns remain, especially with the bowling unit and opening combination

609dMohammad Isam

Mominul's chance to cement No 4 spot

Bangladesh have not had a much success in finding a batsman who thrives at No. 4. Mominul Haque has made a positive start in that position

609dMohammad Isam

'Time to focus on the cricket' - Mushfiqur

With the BPL scandal embroiling Bangladesh cricket of late, Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain, wants the side and nation's attention to be focused solely on the upcoming New Zealand series

608dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

'2010 series a lesson of what not to do' - McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has admitted that the 2010 series defeat against Bangladesh was damaging to the players, and he sees this tour as a chance to set things right

Bangladesh 4th innings Partnerships

1st39Tamim IqbalAnamul Haque
2nd60Tamim IqbalMarshall Ayub
3rd2Marshall AyubMominul Haque
4th72Shakib Al HasanMominul Haque