Player of the Match
Player of the Match
167dThe 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

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Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

9.30am start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

9,10,11,12,13 October 2013 (5-day match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

NEW ZEALAND 469(157.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

BANGLADESH 501(148.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 287/7d(90 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

BANGLADESH 173/3(48.2 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: Khairul Dalim | Commentator: Avi Singh

Well that concludes our live coverage of this Test, do check out Isam's stories later on today. The teams break for a week and the 2nd Test starts Monday 21 October at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Until then, this is Avi Singh hoping you've enjoyed our coverage, thanking you for your comments and, on behalf of my fellow commentator Venkat Raghav and scorer Khairul Dalim, signing off and hoping you join us in just over a week's time. Ta!

Sohag Gazi is unsurprisingly named Man of the Match for his record-creating performance. He's speaking Bangla which isn't an area of linguistics I'm familiar with but it's safe to assume he is rather pleased with his century, five-wicket haul and of course, the hat-trick.

Mushfiqur Rahim is happy with his side's performance on the newly laid block and particularly the first-innings batting effort, particularly Mominul and Sohag Gazi's efforts. He feels his side were hungry to prove themselves in Tests as they don't have that many opportunities. He also congratulates New Zealand on their batting despite the warm-up game washout.

And now we have the post-match presentations. Brendon McCullum believes it was a good Test with batsmen making it tough for bowlers. He was happy with Williamson's performances whilst terming Watling's effort outstanding and offers praise for all the other batsmen too. He doesn't believe New Zealand were anywhere near their best in the field and congratulates Bangladesh on their first-innings batting effort. McCullum believes he needed to risk a declaration to try and make a game of it and felt Bangladesh were of a similar mindset.

So the match ends on a tame note as a result could not be reached, but there were several fine individual performances during the game - Kane Williamson's 114 and 74 double, Peter Fulton's twin fifties, BJ Watling's first innings ton and Trent Boult's fifty at No 11 along with a colossal 181 by Mominul Haque, the ton reached in 96 balls. But all the records have gone Sohag Gazi's way after he scored a ton, took five wickets in the second innings and a hat-trick as well - Bangladesh fought back well to take a first innings lead and decimated New Zealand's middle-lower order in both innings, but ultimately neither side court press home their moments of ascendancy.

Andrew: "I'm guessing the ten NZ players to have hit a six in this match is also a record?" Good question, might be one for Ask Steven...

48.2
4
Sodhi to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off and slaps a fierce cut to the fence to bring us his 50 and finally the game is called off as both teams shake hands with each other and the umpires
48.1
0
Sodhi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defends on off

We're going to have one more over...

END OF OVER:
48 | 5 Runs | BDESH: 169/3

  • Shakib Al Hasan46 (37b)
  • Mominul Haque22 (41b)
  • Ross Taylor1-0-5-0
  • Ish Sodhi10-1-53-1
47.6
1
Taylor to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full and stays low outside off and eased out to deep point

One ball to hit the record number of sixes

47.5
1
Taylor to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short ball and pulled out to deep backward square
47.4
0
Taylor to Mominul Haque, no run, flights this on off and defended safely
47.3
1
Taylor to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, another short ball outside off is cut out to the sweeper once more

Bangladesh 4th innings Partnerships

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