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181dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Seamers and Bell put New Zealand ahead

New Zealand edged ahead of Bangladesh on a day when 14 wickets fell at Dunedin's University Oval, making its debut as a Test venue in the series opener, as the tourists struggled during the opening day of their first Test in six months

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JDP Oram
117(166) 17x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 31 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
17 0 4 5 35 23 7 26
MD Bell
107(184) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 25 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
22 26 19 3 12 4 13 8

Best performances - Bowlers

CS Martin
O13
M1
R64
W4
Eco4.92
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DL Vettori
DL Vettori
O24
M6
R70
W4
Eco2.91
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

4,5,6 January 2008 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

BANGLADESH 137(46.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 357(91 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

BANGLADESH 254(83.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 39/1(8.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

In the end it was all too easy for New Zealand. The prospects of this Test going in to the fourth or fifth day looked bright after Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique resisted with positive energy yesterday. But as has happened so often with Bangladesh, the good times fizzled out really quickly today after both fell early and the rest just couldn't capitalise on the start. The middle order lacked the patience required to bat on this pitch and there isn't much time to recover before the second Test.

New Zealand will take plenty of positives out of this game, especially Matthew Bell. Craig Cumming, after failing in both innings, will have a second shot, with Jamie How competing for his slot. In all likelihood, New Zealand may go in with the same line-up in Wellington, injury permitting.

Do join us for the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington starting January 12. The coverage starts at 11.00 local time (22.00 GMT). We hope you enjoyed our company for this game. Thanks for all the mails. On behalf of my fellow crew member, Jamie Alter and Kiran, this is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off. Cheers!

8.1
6
Mohammad Ashraful to Fulton, SIX runs, Into the trees and it's all over....Half tracker from Ashraful, Fulton gets down and heaves it over deep square-leg for a big six

END OF OVER:
8 | 6 Runs | NZ: 33/1

  • Matthew Bell20 (20b)
  • Peter Fulton9 (12b)
  • Shahadat Hossain1-0-6-0
  • Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-14-1
7.6
0
Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, fires in another short delivery, kicks on Bell, he goes for the hook but decides against it
7.5
1
Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, 1 run, another short ball, this time Fulton pulls to the fielder in the deep
7.4
4
Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, FOUR runs, that was unusual.... short of a length on middle and leg, the ball kicks on Fulton, he withdraws his stroke in the last second and the ball clips the outside edge and sails over the slip for four
7.3
0
Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, no run, cuts in to the right hander off a good length, Fulton rocks back and defends to the on side
7.2
0
Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, no run, outside off, pushed back to the bowler
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