Player of the Match
Player of the Match

103 | (wicket maiden) | BDESH: 429/10

  • Khaled Ahmed4 (13b)
  • Tim Southee24-4-98-3
  • Trent Boult28-3-123-5

New Zealand win by an innings and 52 runs. A very convincing margin for the home side but they had to work for it today. An excellent stand between Soumya Sarkar and Mahmadullah, who both made impressive hundreds. However, once Boult made the breakthrough with the new ball there wasn't much more resistance from the lower order - an area Bangladesh really need to work on. They will regret that first innings collapse from 121 for 1 which just didn't leave them any sort of total to play with on a good batting pitch. New Zealand put them to the sword with their record total of 715.

Player of the Match is Kane Williamson "As a batting unit on that surface we wanted to bat long, was fortunate to help be a part of a number of partnership." Modest, as ever.

"It feels great to win. We knew it would be big push. The surface wasn't going to offer a huge amount. We knew Bangladesh had a lot of quality. I thought throughout the whole Test the bowlers were outstanding. No seam movement, a little bit of swing and bounce which we tried to extract with the short ball. It was an outstanding opening partnership, Tom is churning them out and for Jeet to make a hundred was so pleasing. It will be a different assignment in Wellington, we'll have to adapt and not rest on this performance. I've no doubt if the game had gone five days we'd have seen more spin."

Mahmadullah "The wicket was really good to bat on and we missed our opportunity. That was the most valuable opportunity, if we could have got a good first innings. It's a learning curve for the bowlers, but they have the courage. We just need to put it in the right areas all the time. They were bowling really good areas but we needed to cope with that but there's no benefit if you are on a losing side."

That just about wraps things up for this Test. The second match starts in Wellington on Friday and we'll be back to bring you coverage of that. For now, from Gnasher, Karthik, Sreshth and Ankur it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

Southee to Ebadat Hossain, OUT, edged, given caught behind and that's the match It's back of a length, just outside off, there is a sound as it passes the bat. The batsman called the review. Nothing on Hot Spot. What will RTS say? There is a small spike, so this will be upheld. BJ Watling overtakes Adam Parore as the most prolific New Zealand keeper

Ebadat Hossain c †Watling b Southee 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Southee to Ebadat Hossain, no run, full and straight, defended into the covers

Steve B: "There must be a spinner in a NZ regional team who wanted to follow in the footsteps of J Bracewell & Vettori. We can't just have mediums & quicks out there." Santner (when fully fit), Sodhi, Patel, Somerville

Southee to Ebadat Hossain, no run, short outside off, left alone
Southee to Ebadat Hossain, no run, goes full, at leg stump, kept out as he pushes to mid-on

One to go for New Zealand...

Southee to Mahmudullah, OUT, sliced straight to deep point! What a way to go. Short outside off, he didn't keep it down as he tried to find the gap between point and third man. Ended up being a simple catch for Boult. End of an outstanding innings from the captain. He can be very proud of that effort

Mahmudullah c Boult b Southee 146 (315m 229b 21x4 3x6) SR: 63.75

Southee to Mahmudullah, no run, that's a good short ball, over off stump, sways out of the line

Everyone is on the boundary apart from keeper and bowler

102 | 1 Run | BDESH: 429/8

  • Khaled Ahmed4 (13b)
  • Mahmudullah146 (227b)
  • Trent Boult28-3-123-5
  • Tim Southee23-3-98-1
Boult to Khaled Ahmed, no run, very full, actually passed the stumps as a full toss, wide outside off...poor ball to the No. 10
Boult to Khaled Ahmed, no run, full at the stumps, he's getting more in line now, defended to the covers

Back over the wicket

Boult to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short outside off, driven out to deep point
Boult to Mahmudullah, no run, nearly gets through with the yorker, a slower ball as well, comes off the toe end
Boult to Mahmudullah, no run, angled into the pads, turned down to long leg
Boult to Mahmudullah, no run, round the wicket, full at off stump, defended

Rhys : "We already had two spinners. Astle hasn't contributed anything after 2 years of performances. Kane doesn't trust him because he isn't a viable option." Well, not sure he's ever had a proper chance to settle and prove himself

101 | 1 Run | BDESH: 428/8

  • Khaled Ahmed4 (11b)
  • Mahmudullah145 (223b)
  • Tim Southee23-3-98-1
  • Trent Boult27-3-122-5

CJ: "Generally in NZ conditions, there is no need for a spinner in the first innings. In the second innings the new ball is relied on to take the majority of wickets. NZ need a spinner who can make an old ball grip and beat a batsmen by varying his flight and speed - Astle does not appear to be that spinner"

Southee to Khaled Ahmed, no run, full and straight, solidly behind the line. Well played
Southee to Khaled Ahmed, no run, back of a length outside off, left alone...bit of a waste
Southee to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short outside off, pulled through the leg side to deep midwicket
Southee to Mahmudullah, no run, width outside off, sliced to third man

James: "Gnasher: No more getting up at unearthly hours to cover Asian and Pacific matches. Miller and Gardner always gave you the graveyard shift!" I know! They always gave me those I just need to watch the Ashes through the night!

Southee to Mahmudullah, no run, full, wide outside off, left alone
Southee to Mahmudullah, no run, length outside off, driven to point

Southee continues

100 | 3 Runs | BDESH: 427/8

  • Khaled Ahmed4 (9b)
  • Mahmudullah144 (219b)
  • Trent Boult27-3-122-5
  • Tim Southee22-3-97-1
Boult to Khaled Ahmed, no run, length ball slanting across, just missing off stump after it moves away from the right-hander to beat his hesitant forward prod

Over the wicket to Khaled.

Boult to Mahmudullah, 1 run, length ball close to off stump, punches into the cover point region and calls for a quick single. De Grandhomme sprints to his right from point and fires in a throw at the striker's end, and Khaled - who was slow to take off from the other end - may well have been out had the throw been on target
Boult to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller, a lot wider, left alone
Boult to Mahmudullah, no run, back of a length, angling into off stump, clipped into the vacant midwicket region, refuses the single

Round the wicket now.

Boult to Mahmudullah, no run, back of a length, angling away from off stump, left alone
Boult to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, back of a length on leg stump, worked away to the left of long leg

Welcome back, folks. It's Boult to resume, left-arm over.

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st88Tamim IqbalShadman Islam
2nd12Tamim IqbalMominul Haque
3rd10Tamim IqbalMohammad Mithun
4th16Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
5th235MahmudullahSoumya Sarkar
6th18MahmudullahLiton Das
7th1MahmudullahMehidy Hasan Miraz
8th33MahmudullahAbu Jayed
9th16MahmudullahKhaled Ahmed
10th0Khaled AhmedEbadat Hossain