Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.1 pitched up just outside off, Tamim goes for an expansive square drive but doesn't get the elevation needed to clear the infield on the off side, the ball flies to Sinclair at backward point who cups it at head height 17/1
    14.4 pitches on a good length bang on middle, shapes away just a touch after pitching, forces Junaid to lunge forward, gets a thick outside egde to Bell at third slip who takes it comfortably and falls over backwards 49/3
    8.2 Martin gets the ball to swing into the right hander, hits a full length outside off, draws Bashatr forward, he gets a thick outside edge through to McCullum. Bashar could have left that alone but he was done in by the swing 18/2
    23.4 hits a good length outside off, straightens after pitching, Ashraful lunges forward but leaves a bit of daylight between bat and pad, there was a sound as the ball went through to McCullum. Ashraful turns back. Umpire Long was convinced it went off the edge but Ashraful doesn't look happy with the decision. Replays point more towards the ball clipping the pad. The Snickometer showed the ball clipping the pad so Ashraful was rather unlucky there 71/5
    21.2 O'Brien finally gets his reward.....pitches just short of a good length on middle and off, Nafees could have shouldered arms to that one but instead he pokes at it outside off with an open blade, the ball flies off the face of the bat to Fulton at second slip 68/4
    not out
    30.1 hits a good length on middle and leg, the ball comes in with the angle, Rahuim tries to flick with his wrists to the on side but is too late on the stroke, the ball hits him in front of leg, umpire Parker raises the finger 86/6
    38.4 pitched up outside off, the ball angles across the left hander, Shakib lunges forward for the drive past point but gets a thick outside edge which flies to Fulton at second slip. It was a well-judged take and Fulton shows good reflexes and gets both hands behind the ball 110/7
    39.3 Shahadat doesn't last too long.... pitches on the channel outside off, moves away from the right hander just a fraction, Shahadat can't resist fishing at it and it leads to his downfall as a thin outside edge goes through to McCullum 111/8
    40.6 Martin takes five.... pitches it short of a length, gets the ball to climb on Islam, forces him to play at it, he tries to withdraw the bat but the ball was too quick for him. He gets an outside edge to Fleming at first slip who falls over to his right after pouching it 122/9
    45.3 the innings is wrapped up....flighted outside off, Mortaza steps down and tries to clear long-on, he doesn't get the desired elevation and ends up hitting down Matthew Bell's throat. He takes it really close to the boundary's edge 143/10
    13 (b 2, lb 11)
    143 all out (45.3 Overs, RR: 3.14, 198 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Tamim Iqbal, 7.1 ov), 2-18 (Habibul Bashar, 8.2 ov), 3-49 (Junaid Siddique, 14.4 ov), 4-68 (Shahriar Nafees, 21.2 ov), 5-71 (Mohammad Ashraful, 23.4 ov), 6-86 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 30.1 ov), 7-110 (Shakib Al Hasan, 38.4 ov), 8-111 (Shahadat Hossain, 39.3 ov), 9-122 (Sajedul Islam, 40.6 ov), 10-143 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 45.3 ov)
    CS Martin1636554.0600
    KD Mills931912.1100
    IE O'Brien1573432.2600
    JDP Oram32200.6600
    DL Vettori2.301014.0000
    35.1 the change of ends pays off for Shakib.....he fires this one flat and fast, the ball lands on a fullish length on middle stump, Cumming plants his front foot forward and meets the ball on the pads. That looked like hitting middle stump and Umpire Llong didn't take too long to decide on that 118/3
    1.5 Bangladesh strike early.... short of a length outside the leg stump, the ball holds its line, Bell swivels and tries to pull, plays too early, there was a sound as the ball passed him, the keeper and Islam are confident and umpire Nigel Llong is convinced. Bell looks unhappy though and shakes his head. The snickometer didn't really reveal an edge off the bat or glove. Replays showed the ball clipping his thigh pad before reaching the keeper. 2/1
    8.6 another quick strike.... pitches short of a length in the region outside the off stump, comes in after pitching, Fulton has a half stride forward and tries to tuck it to the on side, the ball strikes him high on the front pad and umpire Peter Parker is convinced. It may have gone over the stumps.... 35/2
    71.1 he's thrown it away.... flighted on off and middle, Fleming takes a few paces down and goes for the loft over deep midwicket, he doesn't go through with the loft properly and as a result skies it to Aftab at deep midwicket who takes it easily 242/6
    60.5 Shahadat finally gets lucky with a wicket.... pitches just outside off, gets a bit of inward movement, Sinclair shapes to drive past mid-off but doesn't cover the line, he gets a thick outside edge low to Rahim who dives to his right and takes it with both hands. After several dropped catches, this one finally sticks 214/4
    62.2 pitches on middle, cuts in just a fraction, it slices Oram in half and leaves a bit of daylight between bat and pad, there was a sound and the fielders and bowler appeal for a catch. Umpire Parker raises his finger. Replays however showed the ball clipping the pad, that too over the stumps 216/5
    86.3 short of a length on middle, the ball holds its line, McCullum tries to flick across the line to square leg but gets a leading edge to Aftab at cover point. Catches don't come easier than that 323/7
    101.1 what a tame end....Vettori gets a juicy pitched up delivery on the pads, he tries to work it through the on side but comes on to the shot rather early, it results in a friendly scoop back to the bowler 390/9
    96.4 timber....pitches on off and middle, the ball holds its line, Mills tries to play straight but doesn't get behind the line, gets a thin inside edge and the ball goes through the gate between the off and middle stumps 362/8
    103.2 that's cleaned him up.....pitches on off stump and straightens, O'Brien gets forward to defend but doesn't behind the line at all, the ball goes through and shaves the off stump 393/10
    not out
    51 (b 5, lb 23, nb 13, w 10)
    393 all out (103.2 Overs, RR: 3.8, 464 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Matthew Bell, 1.5 ov), 2-35 (Peter Fulton, 8.6 ov), 3-118 (Craig Cumming, 35.1 ov), 4-214 (Mathew Sinclair, 60.5 ov), 5-216 (Jacob Oram, 62.2 ov), 6-242 (Stephen Fleming, 71.1 ov), 7-323 (Brendon McCullum, 86.3 ov), 8-362 (Kyle Mills, 96.4 ov), 9-390 (Daniel Vettori, 101.1 ov), 10-393 (Iain O'Brien, 103.2 ov)
    Mashrafe Mortaza29510023.4410
    Sajedul Islam1419116.5045
    Shahadat Hossain2748333.0716
    Aftab Ahmed12.243122.5100
    Shakib Al Hasan1974422.3100
    Mohammad Ashraful201608.0000
    6.3 the openers are back in the hutch.... pitches on a good length on off stump, holds its line, Nafees tries to defend but gets a thick outside edge to Bell at second slip 14/2
    5.1 Mills tests him out with a short one on leg, Junaid goes for the hook, meets the ball on the glove and goes through to McCullum 10/1
    22.5 full, angling into the right hander, Bashar gets a half stride forward but doesn't cover the line of the ball, he's struck low on the pad in front of middle and leg stump. Umpire Llong is convinced 56/6
    7.5 pitched up outside the off stump, swings away from the right hander, Ashraful gets forward to drive and gets a thick outside edge off the toe of the bat to Fleming at first slip 30/3
    15.4 fired in on a good length on off stump, shapes away after pitching, Aftab is caught at the crease, the ball catches the outside edge and goes straight to Fleming at first slip 44/4
    18.6 pitches outside the off stump, Rahim fishes at the ball, and a thick outside edge flies to Bell at third slip 45/5
    not out
    35.5 loss of concentration there.... pitches on a good length outside off and straightens, Shahadat pokes his bat out and then decides to leave it, the ball just shaves the outside edge and McCullum takes the thin edge 79/7
    37.1 the nonexistent third run....sprays full and wide outside off, Islam drives past the covers but doesn't time it well enough to reach the boundary, Vettori runs and relays the throw to Sinclair, the batsmen decide to take a risky third run but Islam is too slow. Sinclair throws it back to O'Brien and as a result of the hesitation for the third run, Islam is well short of his ground 83/8
    46.6 stunning catch and what a way to end the series.... pitches outside off and Mortaza frees his arms on seeing that width, he punches it uppishly on the back foot and Mills at point does brilliantly to fling himself to his right and pull of the catch one-handed 113/10
    absent hurt
    13 (lb 2, nb 6, w 5)
    113 all out (47 Overs, RR: 2.4, 202 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Junaid Siddique, 5.1 ov), 2-14 (Shahriar Nafees, 6.3 ov), 3-30 (Mohammad Ashraful, 7.5 ov), 4-44 (Aftab Ahmed, 15.4 ov), 5-45 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 18.6 ov), 6-56 (Habibul Bashar, 22.5 ov), 7-79 (Shahadat Hossain, 35.5 ov), 8-83 (Sajedul Islam, 37.1 ov), 9-113 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 46.6 ov)
    CS Martin1313522.6901
    KD Mills1142922.6300
    JDP Oram1132121.9010
    IE O'Brien1122322.0901
    DL Vettori10303.0000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 12 Jan - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 134/3 (SP Fleming 39*, MS Sinclair 9*, 42 ov)
  • Sun, 13 Jan - day 2 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 51/5 (Habibul Bashar 21*, Shakib Al Hasan 4*, 22 ov)
  • Mon, 14 Jan - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 113 (47 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Fleming denies quit talk

    Stephen Fleming, the former New Zealand captain, has denied that he is on the verge of retiring after rumours began circulating during the second Test against Bangladesh in Wellington

  • Bangladesh sliding towards innings defeat

    The Wellington Test seemed destined for the same conclusion as the first in Dunedin, with Bangladesh in danger of slipping to yet another defeat inside three days

  • New Zealand coast to innings victory

    There was no brave rearguard partnership, no stubborn resistance which delayed the inevitable on the third day in Wellington as New Zealand crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 137 runs in less than seven sessions

  • New Zealand in complete command

    A familiar script played out on the opening day as Bangladesh crumbled to 143 all out and New Zealand took a firm grip of the second Test in Wellington

  • New Zealand v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Wellington

    Match home for the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Wellington, January 12-16, 2008

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st10Junaid SiddiqueShahriar Nafees
2nd4Habibul BasharShahriar Nafees
3rd16Habibul BasharMohammad Ashraful
4th14Habibul BasharAftab Ahmed
5th1Habibul BasharMushfiqur Rahim
6th11Habibul BasharShakib Al Hasan
7th23Shahadat HossainShakib Al Hasan
8th4Shakib Al HasanSajedul Islam
9th30Mashrafe MortazaShakib Al Hasan