Player of the Match
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    43.2 straight to gully, it's over for Tamim! A short, wide delivery, basically a long hop, which he has guided straight to Williamson. A real shame that such a terrific innings has ended in such soft fashion 180/5
    10.2 what a ripper out of the blue! That's late swing in the air from Boult, it was full on middle and off, luring the batsman to go through the legside and he obliged by closing the face of his bat and the ball swung away audaciously late to knock the off stump out 57/1
    26.4 he's done it, with the short ball! The line down the leg side, should be fairly harmless, but Mominul can't pull his glove away in time and it takes a tickle down the leg side 121/2
    34.6 Wagner does the trick again! Another short one, angled across, he tried to drag it for the pull, got him pretty high on the bat and lobbed a catch midwicket, who had to run a few paces back to get to it but was extremely calm as he watched it into his hands. Mithun, who had a pretty good time in the ODIs has thrown it away to give New Zealand an opening here 147/3
    37.2 and it's the short ball that has his number again! It wasn't quite a bouncer but short enough to cause uncertainty in the batsman's mind, the line was brilliant, around off stump, and Sarkar didn't know whether to leave or defend, resulting in a deflection off the glove to keeper 149/4
    53.2 top edge, taken at long leg! Add another one to Wagner's short ball wickets. Not a full-on bouncer, but it's a short delivery, Mahmudullah goes for the pull and gets a big top edge which flies to long leg. A poor stroke from the captain, but excellent work from Wagner 207/6
    59.2 that's the end, a very sorry end to a Bangladesh innings that promised so much to begin with! Another short ball, he shuffled across and hooked it flat to fine-leg's left and Boult, who had put down a slightly tougher chance just a little while earlier hangs on this time. And that's five for Wagner, and he thoroughly deserves it on a pretty flat pitch 234/10
    55.2 and another, bunted to short leg! Excellent low grab from Nicholls under the helmet. A short delivery at the chest, Mehidy fends it off the splice of the bat and can't get it to ground. What a wonder Wagner is. Everyone knows what is coming, but still many can't play it 217/7
    56.5 short one gets another one! He was running away from it but Southee cleverly followed the batsman, who tried to ramp it over the keeper in the end, but all in vain, as he ended up gloving it to the keeper 226/8
    58.6 bowled him! He was backing away expecting another bouncer, Southee surprises him with an excellent yorker that swerved away in the air before crashing into the middle 234/9
    not out
    234 all out (59.2 Overs, RR: 3.94, 253 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Shadman Islam, 10.2 ov), 2-121 (Mominul Haque, 26.4 ov), 3-147 (Mohammad Mithun, 34.6 ov), 4-149 (Soumya Sarkar, 37.2 ov), 5-180 (Tamim Iqbal, 43.2 ov), 6-207 (Mahmudullah, 53.2 ov), 7-217 (Mehidy Hasan, 55.2 ov), 8-226 (Abu Jayed, 56.5 ov), 9-234 (Khaled Ahmed, 58.6 ov), 10-234 (Liton Das, 59.2 ov)
    TA Boult1316214.7600
    TG Southee1427635.4200
    C de Grandhomme1103913.5400
    N Wagner16.244752.8700
    TD Astle511002.0000
    30.2 what's happened here, he's out! A short ball, Tamim walked outside leg stump, then went to duck but - again - left his bat up behind him, the ball glanced off the back of it and looped up to Watling. Did the chat get to him, he got in a real tangle there 126/4
    22.3 Wagner wins again! With the short ball Banged in well outside off, Shadman went for the pull but had to fetch it, the top edge goes high in the air and this time Boult has enough time to get under it from long leg 88/1
    23.6 edged, very sharp grab at slip! That was flying off the edge, short of a length outside off, a loose drive outside off from Mominul to a ball that wasn't there for the shot. Taylor grabs it just to his right. Excellent take 100/2
    25.5 taken at gully! That's a really poor stroke. Was a full delivery, wide outside off, he went after it without any footwork, flies off a thick outside edge and is a sharp, but comfortable catch for the captain who doesn't miss many 110/3
    84.5 bowled him, poor stroke from Soumya, and a fantastic innings comes to an end on 149. Length ball straightening towards off stump in the air, and then nipping back slightly off the deck. It's a lazy shot, perhaps looking for the single to get to 150. Looks to flick, plays across the line, and misses, and the ball clips his back pad and knocks back off stump. There was a split second's silence before Boult roared in celebration - it was almost as if he couldn't believe the partnership had ended, finally 361/5
    102.2 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 429/9
    89.3 dragged on! Boult strikes again. Full outside off, Das was shaping to drive that to start with then made the late decision to try and leave, gets an inside edge into the timber 379/6
    90.1 finds long-leg! Wagner strikes with the bouncer, Mehidy can't resist having a hook, can't control it and the top sails down to Raval who takes it comfortably 380/7
    95.6 cleaned up! That was a good nut, would have done for a few batsmen. Pitched just outside leg, moved late to square Jayed up, clipped the back pad and into the stumps. Another five-wicket haul for Boult 413/8
    not out
    102.6 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 429/10
    6 (w 6)
    429 all out (103 Overs, RR: 4.16, 451 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-88 (Shadman Islam, 22.3 ov), 2-100 (Mominul Haque, 23.6 ov), 3-110 (Mohammad Mithun, 25.5 ov), 4-126 (Tamim Iqbal, 30.2 ov), 5-361 (Soumya Sarkar, 84.5 ov), 6-379 (Liton Das, 89.3 ov), 7-380 (Mehidy Hasan, 90.1 ov), 8-413 (Abu Jayed, 95.6 ov), 9-429 (Mahmudullah, 102.2 ov), 10-429 (Ebadot Hossain, 102.6 ov)
    TA Boult28312354.3940
    TG Southee2449834.0800
    C de Grandhomme1013303.3000
    N Wagner24410424.3320
    TD Astle1535803.8600
    KS Williamson201306.5000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

28 February, 1,2,3 March 2019 (5-day match)

Test debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 28 Feb - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 86/0 (JA Raval 51*, TWM Latham 35*, 28 ov)
  • Fri, 01 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 451/4 (KS Williamson 93*, N Wagner 1*, 118 ov)
  • Sat, 02 Mar - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 174/4 (Soumya Sarkar 39*, Mahmudullah 15*, 43 ov)
  • Sun, 03 Mar - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 429 (103 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

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