Result
1st Test, Dunedin, Jan 4-6 2008, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
137 & 254
(8.1 ov, target 35)
357 & 39/1
New Zealand won by 9 wickets
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh137(46.1 overs)1st Innings
Chris Martin4/64(13)
Jacob Oram3/23(13)
New Zealand357(91 overs)1st Innings
Bangladesh254(83.1 overs)2nd Innings
New Zealand39/1(8.1 overs)2nd Innings
end of over 96 runs
NZ: 39/1CRR: 4.77 
Peter Fulton15 (13)
Matthew Bell20 (20)
Mohammad Ashraful0.1-0-6-0
Shahadat Hossain1-0-6-0

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 86 runs
NZ: 33/1CRR: 4.12 
Matthew Bell20 (20)
Peter Fulton9 (12)
Shahadat Hossain1-0-6-0
Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-14-1
7.6
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
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
Shahadat Hossain to Fulton, no run
outside off, pushed back to the bowler
7.1
1
Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run
bangs it in short outside the off stump, Bell goes for the pull, he isn't in full control of it and the ball falls in the middle of nowhere behind square on the on side. Two fielders converge

Change now. Shahadat replaces Islam

end of over 75 runs
NZ: 27/1CRR: 3.85 
Peter Fulton4 (8)
Matthew Bell19 (18)
Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-14-1
Sajedul Islam3-1-13-0
6.6
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run
Mortaza generates good pace, 137 kph, lands on a full length outside off, comes in a little, defended back to the bowler
6.5
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run
holds the length back a little outside the off stump, Fulton gets forward and defends
6.4
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, FOUR runs
full outside the off stump, Fulton shows the maker's name on the ball and punches it off the front foot with ease past the bowler
6.3
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run
beats him just outside the off stump, the ball just shapes away a fraction as it nearly catches the edge
6.2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Fulton, no run
good length on off stump, Fulton stays at the crease and defends back to the bowler
6.1
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Bell, 1 run
nudged with soft hands just in front of square leg, Bell sets off quickly for the run
end of over 69 runs
NZ: 22/1CRR: 3.66 
Peter Fulton0 (3)
Matthew Bell18 (17)
Sajedul Islam3-1-13-0
Mashrafe Mortaza3-0-9-1
5.6
Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run
aims for the yorker length outside off, Fulton drives back firmly to the bowler who nearly flings it back
5.5
Sajedul Islam to Fulton, no run
lands on a good length outside off, Fulton shoulders arms

Silly mid-off in place

5.4
1
Sajedul Islam to Bell, 1 run
fullish in length on the pads, squeezed out to the on side for a single
5.3
Sajedul Islam to Bell, no run
short of a length outside leg, Bell attempts a pull but misses
5.2
4
Sajedul Islam to Bell, FOUR runs
Islam loses his line and length again by dishing out another wide one outside off, Bell reaches out and cuts it square, past the diving point
Best performances - batsmen
JDP Oram
117 runs (166)
17 fours
1 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
leg glance
31 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
170453523726
MD Bell
107 runs (184)
18 fours
0 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
25 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
2226193124138
Best performances - bowlers
CS Martin
O
13
M
1
R
64
W
4
Eco
4.92
DL Vettori
O
24
M
6
R
70
W
4
Eco
2.91
Match details
University Oval, Dunedin
TossNew Zealand , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Jacob Oram
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1859
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days4,5,6 January 2008 (5-day match)
Test debut
Tamim Iqbal
Junaid Siddique
Sajedul Islam
Umpires
Peter Parker
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Tony Hill
Reserve Umpire
Robert Anderson
Match Referee
Chris Broad