Result
1st Test, Chattogram, Oct 17-21 2008, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh
245 & 242
(137.5 ov, target 317)
171 & 317/7
New Zealand won by 3 wickets
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
1y
• The Bulletin by Peter Burdon

Resolute Vettori breaks Bangladesh

It was a match that hung in the balance until tea on the final day, but the experience of New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori proved the difference that finally got his team over the line. The visitors completed the three-wicket victory within the first ho

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh245(122.1 overs)1st Innings
New Zealand171(64.5 overs)1st Innings
Bangladesh242(107.3 overs)2nd Innings
New Zealand317/7(137.5 overs)2nd Innings
Aaron Redmond79 (237)
Abdur Razzak3/93(50)
Shakib Al Hasan2/79(44.5)

New Zealand won by 3 wickets . This is the second time they have chased down a score over 300. Wonderful batting from Vettori and Flynn to take New Zealand one up in the series, they are relived to have won this. Bangladesh were very good for four days but it was New Zealand who came up as winners on the final day. For Bangladesh Shakib was outstanding in the first innings, he bowled his heart out today, finished with 9 wickets in the match. Vettori picks up the Man-of-the-Match award for his wonderful knocks with the bat and also picking up 9 wickets for the match, an all-round performance.

It has been an absorbing Test match, a match worth remembering. Thanks for sending those mails, we have read all your mails, it has been a pleasure bringing you the live commentary, hope you have enjoyed it, this is Binoy George along with Bill Andersson and Raju signing off. Do join us again for the second Test starting on 25th of October at Dhaka.

137.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, 1 run
full toss driven back to the bowler, misfields and the ball goes behind him, that is the winning run for New Zealand.
137.4
Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run
pushes to the off side.
137.3
Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run
played back to the bowler.
137.2
Shakib Al Hasan to Mills, no run
defends to short leg.

Mills is the new batsman.

137.1
w
Shakib Al Hasan to Flynn, OUT
Flynn falls after a wonderful knock, pushes forward and gets an inside edge to Naeem at short leg.
DR Flynn c Naeem Islam b Shakib Al Hasan 49 (157m 126b 6x4 0x6) SR: 38.88
end of over 1371 runs
NZ: 316/6CRR: 2.3 
Jacob Oram8 (35)
Daniel Flynn49 (125)
Abdur Razzak50-15-93-3
136.6
Abdur Razzak to Oram, no run
played down the track.
136.5
Abdur Razzak to Oram, no run
played back to the bowler.
136.4
Abdur Razzak to Oram, no run
off the inside edge to fine leg.
136.3
Abdur Razzak to Oram, no run
works to midwicket.
136.2
1
Abdur Razzak to Flynn, 1 run
turns to midwicket.
136.1
Abdur Razzak to Flynn, no run
defends to silly-point.
end of over 1363 runs
NZ: 315/6CRR: 2.31 
Daniel Flynn48 (123)
Jacob Oram8 (31)
Shakib Al Hasan44-16-79-1
135.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Flynn, 1 run
back and turns to deep-square leg.
135.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Oram, 1 run
hit hard to mid-on and runs with the shot, fumble by the fielder.
135.4
Shakib Al Hasan to Oram, no run
135.3
Shakib Al Hasan to Oram, no run
135.2
Shakib Al Hasan to Oram, no run
hits the pad, loud appeal turned down.
135.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Flynn, 1 run
goes back and turns to deep-square leg.
end of over 135Maiden
NZ: 312/6CRR: 2.31 
Jacob Oram7 (27)
Daniel Flynn46 (121)
Abdur Razzak49-15-92-3
134.6
Abdur Razzak to Oram, no run
defended to silly-point.
Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
TossBangladesh , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Daniel Vettori
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1888
Season2008/09
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days17,18,19,20,21 October 2008 (5-day match)
Test debut
Naeem Islam
Jesse Ryder
Umpires
Asoka de Silva
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Enamul Haque
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath