1st Test, Hamilton, Feb 28 - Mar 3 2019, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
234 & 429
New Zealand won by an innings and 52 runs
Player Of The Match
end of over 103Wicket maiden
BAN: 429/10CRR: 4.16 
Khaled Ahmed4 (13)
Tim Southee 24-4-98-3
Trent Boult 28-3-123-5

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 Ebadot 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

Ebadot Hossain c †Watling b Southee 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Southee to Ebadot 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 Ebadot Hossain, no run

short outside off, left alone

Southee to Ebadot 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

end of over 1021 run
BAN: 429/8CRR: 4.20 
Khaled Ahmed4 (13)
Mahmudullah146 (227)
Trent Boult 28-3-123-5
Tim Southee 23-3-98-1
Boult to Khaled, no run

very full, actually passed the stumps as a full toss, wide outside off...poor ball to the No. 10

Boult to Khaled, 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

end of over 1011 run
BAN: 428/8CRR: 4.23 
Khaled Ahmed4 (11)
Mahmudullah145 (223)
Tim Southee 23-3-98-1
Trent Boult 27-3-122-5

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, no run

full and straight, solidly behind the line. Well played

Southee to Khaled, 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

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