result
1st Test, Dunedin, Jan 4 - 6 2008, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
137 & 254
(8.1 ov, target 35)357 & 39/1
New Zealand won by 9 wickets
player of the match
Jacob Oram
New Zealand
13y
• The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

New Zealand storm to nine-wicket win

A four-pronged seam attack turned the Test quickly in the first session, grabbing the opposition by the scruff of the neck after a 161-run opening stand, before Daniel Vettori mopped up the tail quickly after lunch

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh137/10(46.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Chris Martin4/64(13)
Jacob Oram3/23(13)
New Zealand357/10(91 overs)1st INNINGS
Jacob Oram117 (166)
Matthew Bell107 (184)
Bangladesh254/10(83.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Tamim Iqbal84 (128)
Chris Martin2/56(20.1)
New Zealand39/1(8.1 overs)2nd INNINGS

In the end it was all too easy for New Zealand. The prospects of this Test going in to the fourth or fifth day looked bright after Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique resisted with positive energy yesterday. But as has happened so often with Bangladesh, the good times fizzled out really quickly today after both fell early and the rest just couldn't capitalise on the start. The middle order lacked the patience required to bat on this pitch and there isn't much time to recover before the second Test.

New Zealand will take plenty of positives out of this game, especially Matthew Bell. Craig Cumming, after failing in both innings, will have a second shot, with Jamie How competing for his slot. In all likelihood, New Zealand may go in with the same line-up in Wellington, injury permitting.

Do join us for the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington starting January 12. The coverage starts at 11.00 local time (22.00 GMT). We hope you enjoyed our company for this game. Thanks for all the mails. On behalf of my fellow crew member, Jamie Alter and Kiran, this is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off. Cheers!

8.1
6
Ashraful to Fulton, SIX runs

Into the trees and it's all over....Half tracker from Ashraful, Fulton gets down and heaves it over deep square-leg for a big six

end of over 86 runs
NZ: 33/1CRR: 4.12 
Matthew Bell20 (20)
Peter Fulton9 (12)
Shahadat Hossain1-0-6-0
Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-14-1
7.6
Shahadat to Bell, no run

fires in another short delivery, kicks on Bell, he goes for the hook but decides against it

7.5
1
Shahadat to Fulton, 1 run

another short ball, this time Fulton pulls to the fielder in the deep

7.4
4
Shahadat to Fulton, FOUR runs

that was unusual.... short of a length on middle and leg, the ball kicks on Fulton, he withdraws his stroke in the last second and the ball clips the outside edge and sails over the slip for four

7.3
Shahadat to Fulton, no run

cuts in to the right hander off a good length, Fulton rocks back and defends to the on side

7.2
Shahadat to Fulton, no run

outside off, pushed back to the bowler

7.1
1
Shahadat to Bell, 1 run

bangs it in short outside the off stump, Bell goes for the pull, he isn't in full control of it and the ball falls in the middle of nowhere behind square on the on side. Two fielders converge

Change now. Shahadat replaces Islam

end of over 75 runs
NZ: 27/1CRR: 3.85 
Peter Fulton4 (8)
Matthew Bell19 (18)
Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-14-1
Sajedul Islam3-1-13-0
6.6
Mortaza to Fulton, no run

Mortaza generates good pace, 137 kph, lands on a full length outside off, comes in a little, defended back to the bowler

6.5
Mortaza to Fulton, no run

holds the length back a little outside the off stump, Fulton gets forward and defends

6.4
4
Mortaza to Fulton, FOUR runs

full outside the off stump, Fulton shows the maker's name on the ball and punches it off the front foot with ease past the bowler

6.3
Mortaza to Fulton, no run

beats him just outside the off stump, the ball just shapes away a fraction as it nearly catches the edge

6.2
Mortaza to Fulton, no run

good length on off stump, Fulton stays at the crease and defends back to the bowler

6.1
1
Mortaza to Bell, 1 run

nudged with soft hands just in front of square leg, Bell sets off quickly for the run

end of over 69 runs
NZ: 22/1CRR: 3.66 
Peter Fulton0 (3)
Matthew Bell18 (17)
Sajedul Islam3-1-13-0
Mashrafe Mortaza3-0-9-1
5.6
Sajedul to Fulton, no run

aims for the yorker length outside off, Fulton drives back firmly to the bowler who nearly flings it back

5.5
Sajedul to Fulton, no run

lands on a good length outside off, Fulton shoulders arms

Silly mid-off in place

5.4
1
Sajedul to Bell, 1 run

fullish in length on the pads, squeezed out to the on side for a single

5.3
Sajedul to Bell, no run

short of a length outside leg, Bell attempts a pull but misses

5.2
4
Sajedul to Bell, FOUR runs

Islam loses his line and length again by dishing out another wide one outside off, Bell reaches out and cuts it square, past the diving point

5.1
4
Sajedul to Bell, FOUR runs

Islam bangs it in short, Bell drags that from outside the off stump and clubs it over midwicket. There was nobody in the deep

end of over 51 run • 1 wicket
NZ: 13/1CRR: 2.60 
Peter Fulton0 (1)
Matthew Bell9 (13)
Mashrafe Mortaza3-0-9-1
Sajedul Islam2-1-4-0
4.6
Mortaza to Fulton, no run

Pitched well outside off and Fulton leaves it alone

Next batsman in is Peter Fulton

Best performances - batters
Jacob Oram portrait
JDP Oram NZ
117 runs (166)
17 fours
1 six
Control92%
Productive shot
leg glance
31 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Matthew Bell portrait
MD Bell NZ
107 runs (184)
18 fours
0 six
Control86%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
25 runs
5 fours
0 six
2226193124138
Best performances - bowlers
Daniel Vettori portrait
DL Vettori NZ
O
24
M
6
R
70
W
4
ECO
2.91
Mashrafe Mortaza portrait
Mashrafe Mortaza BDESH
O
23
M
3
R
74
W
4
ECO
3.21
Match details
University Oval, Dunedin
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh tour of New Zealand
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Jacob Oram
Jacob Oram
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1859
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days4,5,6 January 2008 - day(5-day match)
Test debut
Junaid Siddique
Junaid Siddique
Sajedul Islam
Sajedul Islam
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
Australia Image
Peter Parker
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Robert Anderson
Match Referee
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Chris Broad