Player of the Match
Player of the Match
117dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Brendon McCullum ton razes Bangladesh

Brendan McCullum broke a few Twenty20 international records in New Zealand's 59-run win over Bangladesh in the Group D opener in Pallekele

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Brendon McCullum
123(58) 11x4 - 7x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 33 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
0 9 4 12 19 20 24 35
Nasir Hossain
50(39) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
10 0 1 7 6 0 6 20

Best performances - Bowlers

Tim Southee
O4
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Kyle Mills
O4
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

Match days

21 September 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

New Zealand 2, Bangladesh 0

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: George Binoy

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 132/8 (60 runs required, RR: 6.60)

  • Abdur Razzak0 (2b)
  • Ziaur Rahman14 (16b)
  • Tim Southee4-1-16-3
  • Jacob Oram4-0-34-1

So that's it from Pallekele but fear not sports fans for England v Afghanistan is coming up, well, pretty much now actually, head over to follow my colleague, Monty Gardner's, coverage of the defending champions' opening match from Colombo. But from me, it's bye for now, see you soon...

Presentation time then. "After winning the toss we bowled well in the first few overs", says the losing captain Mushfiqur Rahim, "But McCullum, even when he doesn't hit the ball well it's still going for six. We'll look at our strengths and come up with a new strategy for the next game."
"When you have someone score a century in T20 you're always in the box seat," Ross Taylor says. "The wicket nipped around early on and seemed to zip on a little bit under the lights. We've still got things to work on but hopefully this will give us momentum."
And the Man of the Match, believe it or not, is Brendon McCullum for his 53-ball 123, and what entertainment he provided.

So a nondescript end to an innings that never got going at all chasing such a large target. New Zealand winning by 59 runs mostly thanks to Brendon McCullum's superb century. He struck the ball so beautifully and became the first man to make two T20 international centuries, setting his side up for a big win. They were nothing more than workmanlike with the ball, knowing they had plenty on the board, Bangladesh lost early wickets and that killed any remote hope they had even before the chase started really. Only victory against Pakistan will do now to give Bangladesh any hope of going through. New Zealand's passage is almost assured already...

19.6
0
Southee to Abdur Razzak, no run, defended going back around middle and off

Final ball then...

19.5
1
Southee to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, full and swinging away, reached for and chopped out to deep cover
19.4
1lb
Southee to Abdur Razzak, 1 leg bye, around the wicket, angled in, Razzak falls over as he gets hit on the thigh pad which runs down to long leg
19.3
1
Southee to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, very full, dug out down the ground for a single to long off
19.3
1w
Southee to Ziaur Rahman, 1 wide, swinging away from the off stump, way too far in fact on a full length
19.2
0
Southee to Ziaur Rahman, no run, backs away, bowls full and chopped into the covers, leaning out towards it

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0Mohammad AshrafulTamim Iqbal
2nd19Mohammad AshrafulShakib Al Hasan
3rd14Mohammad AshrafulMushfiqur Rahim
4th4Mohammad AshrafulMahmudullah
5th50MahmudullahNasir Hossain
6th28Ziaur RahmanNasir Hossain
7th8Mashrafe MortazaZiaur Rahman
8th5Ziaur RahmanElias Sunny
9th4Abdur RazzakZiaur Rahman