Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    32.2 Vettori strikes after immediately after lunch, goes for the drive and gets the outside to McCullum behind the stumps. 34/2
    1.1 strikes first ball, full delivery swinging in and hits on the toes of Junaid, loud appeal and given by the umpire, Plumb! 0/1
    41.4 back of a length delivery and Rajin Saleh looking to force it through the off side, gets an inside edge onto the stumps. Bangladesh three down for 40 and in deep trouble. 40/3
    43 full ball drifts in from outside the off stump and strikes Ashraful on the pad as he looks to defend, loud appeal and umpire Harper raises his finger. Vettori picks up his second wicket and Bangladesh are four down for 44. 44/4
    98 caught! Slower delivery and Mehrab drives in the air straight to Redmond at short cover. 188/5
    115.3 caught! tossed up outside the leg stump, sweeps and gets a top edge to short fine leg, How takes the catch. Rahim didn't look comfortable with Vettori bowling over the wicket. 229/7
    114.3 Patel strikes immediately, stumped! Goes down the wicket to a flighted delivery and gets beaten, McCullum behind the stumps does the rest. 229/6
    122.1 caught! Goes down the wicket and hits in the air to mid-on, Vettori falls forward taking the catch. The ball was dipping on him. 245/10
    116 caught! Bangladesh innings falling apart here as Vettori picks up the second wicket in the over. Prods at the ball on the leg stump and Ryder close in on the onside takes the catch. 229/8
    122 caught! Plays and gets an edge and taken by McCullum. 245/9
    not out
    13 (b 12, lb 1)
    245 all out (122.1 Overs, RR: 2.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Junaid Siddique, 1.1 ov), 2-34 (Tamim Iqbal, 32.2 ov), 3-40 (Rajin Saleh, 41.4 ov), 4-44 (Mohammad Ashraful, 42.6 ov), 5-188 (Mehrab Hossain jnr, 97.6 ov), 6-229 (Naeem Islam, 114.3 ov), 7-229 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 115.3 ov), 8-229 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 115.6 ov), 9-245 (Abdur Razzak, 121.6 ov), 10-245 (Shakib Al Hasan, 122.1 ov)
    KD Mills1974602.4200
    IE O'Brien23113631.5600
    JDP Oram20141400.7000
    JD Ryder311003.3300
    JS Patel21.176723.1600
    DL Vettori36155951.6300
    33.3 caught! Nicely floated up, Tamim drives in the air low back to Vettori who holds on to the catch. 71/5
    6.1 caught! Good length delivery which jumps up and Junaid has to fend at the delivery and gets the edge to Redmond at second slip. 24/1
    13 Patel strikes, goes back to a ball that spins in and the ball strikes the pad in front of the stump, plumb! 36/2
    13.5 Ashraful goes as he drives in the air to cover and Redmond takes a good diving catch to his left. 37/3
    19 caught! Flighted delivery and Mehrab looks to hit over the onside but miscues it to Mills at mid-on. 49/4
    60.1 bowled! fuller delivery and Rahim cuts and gets an inside edge, drags it on to his leg stump. 127/6
    81 caught! Shakib goes after a wonderful knock, prods forward and the ball takes the edge and Taylor takes a sharp catch at slip after juggling the ball at first attempt. 175/7
    82.5 leg before wicket! Leans forward and gets hit on the pad, a loud appeal and umpire Ashoka de Silva nods in favour of the bowler. 180/8
    107.3 turns away and Mortaza swings and misses, McCullum collects the ball and whips off the bails, appeals for a stumping, gone to the third umpire, waiting, it is a tight call, out. The foot was on the line and no part was behind it. 242/10
    96.4 Razzak falls, a much needed wicket for New Zealand, plays forward and gets the edge, taken by Taylor at slip. 220/9
    not out
    7 (b 4, lb 1, nb 2)
    242 all out (107.3 Overs, RR: 2.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Junaid Siddique, 6.1 ov), 2-36 (Rajin Saleh, 12.6 ov), 3-37 (Mohammad Ashraful, 13.5 ov), 4-49 (Mehrab Hossain jnr, 18.6 ov), 5-71 (Tamim Iqbal, 33.3 ov), 6-127 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 60.1 ov), 7-175 (Shakib Al Hasan, 80.6 ov), 8-180 (Naeem Islam, 82.5 ov), 9-220 (Abdur Razzak, 96.4 ov), 10-242 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 107.3 ov)
    KD Mills1825513.0502
    IE O'Brien1772821.6400
    DL Vettori42137441.7600
    JS Patel2075322.6500
    JDP Oram821902.3700
    AJ Redmond2.31813.2000

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

17,18,19,20,21 October 2008 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 17 Oct - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 183/4 (Mehrab Hossain jnr 79*, Mushfiqur Rahim 59*, 94 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Oct - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 155/9 (DL Vettori 48*, 60.3 ov)
  • Sun, 19 Oct - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 184/8 (Mashrafe Mortaza 5*, Abdur Razzak 0*, 84 ov)
  • Mon, 20 Oct - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 145/2 (AJ Redmond 62*, DL Vettori 0*, 64 ov)
  • Tue, 21 Oct - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 317/7 (137.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 'One of the great character wins' - Bracewell

    John Bracewell, the New Zealand coach, has hailed the team's three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first Test in Chittagong as "one of the great character wins"

  • Vettori's unique feat

    Daniel Vettori became the first player to score at least a half-century and take four wickets in both innings of a Test

  • Vettori pleased with fightback

    Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand captain, has praised his team for fighting back to win the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong

  • Vettori made the difference - Ashraful

    Mohammad Ashraful, the Bangladesh captain, said that his team played "really well" but added that New Zealand's ability to avoid their first-innings mistakes made the difference during their chase of 317

  • 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

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

1st55JM HowAJ Redmond
2nd90AJ RedmondJD Ryder
3rd40DL VettoriAJ Redmond
4th24DL VettoriLRPL Taylor
5th7DL VettoriBB McCullum
6th82DL VettoriDR Flynn
7th18JDP OramDR Flynn
8th1JDP OramKD Mills