Top edge off the pull goes over well over the keeper. Bouncer around off, McConchie went hard at it. It went slightly to the right of the keeper but he had no chance of taking it
8:26pm: Relentless rain has the final word. The game has officially been called off. Two breaks - first about a couple of hours, the second for about an hour and 45 minutes. This time, there was lightning and downpour that's left puddles in the outfield. The play was good while it lasted but let's hope for better in a couple of days. For now, it's me, Ekanth, signing off on behalf of Abhimanyu Bose, my co-commentator, and our scorers, Thilak Ram and Chandan Duorah.
7:57pm: Back to square one we go, which might get spilling soon as it's raining heavily again. About eight minutes later, three of the floodlight towers have been switched off. Isam informs that 9:06pm is the cut-off time for a 20 over game.
S M Mehdi Akram: "Heavy raining now Dhanmondi. "
Sagar Alam: "It's getting hard to keep count of how many times the rain is starting and stopping in a minute "
anik: "It's raining now, also lightning. I think we are done for today."
7:45pm: "Any update? My phone is dying" Nope, Tanvir Rivnat. You can focus fully on finding the charger. About five minutes later, Isam pings that rain has stopped.
MONJUR : "Lightning " Yup, Isam says the umpires are concerned by it as well.
Asif Qureshi: "@Ekanth what is the probability of abandoning the game?" Think it's too early, at this point, for it to be 50/50. It's more than zero though.
7:22pm: One of the umpires was having a chat with Lockie Ferguson. Isam said that we were very close to knowing the revised conditions. But just as the umpires walked off to inform the teams, the covers came back on. So, there's an actual chance of this being the end of New Zealand's innings.
M Arman: "Looks like groundstaff having busy times these days"
7:07pm: As SikandarKhattak notes in the comments, "They are removing the covers Again." About ten minutes later, the umpires walk out for a check.
DaWolf: "Maybe so many overs from spin for Bangladesh and many dot balls meant they were ahead of the over rate, which is why no overs needed to be lost?" Might be.
6:58pm: Well well, the umpires have decided not to take off any further overs. The 20-minute delay hasn't cost any game time. Literally a minute later, the covers come back on. What a teaser.
Christheump: "How can they not reduce overs? Once they have started reducing, because of the previous extended rain break, surely any further delay will mean the immediate loss of overs?" Yeah, not sure what happened. Alas, the second break should force the delay.
Sagar Alam: "I am near mirpur 10, 1 km far from stadium, just now it started raining heavily"
Ratil Hasan: "Are we going to loss any overs?" Might lose one or two. We'll know in a minute.
6:47pm: The large cover is being pulled out, which brings about a cheer. Some groundstaff members pull a blanket-like cover over the grass to dry the outfield. Few minutes later, the graphic on screen reads the coverage will restart at 6:57pm.
6:40pm: Oh no, there's another rain break. Groundstaff members bring on the covers. Might be a bit anticipatory, doesn't look too heavy. Steady drizzle is the phrase Isam's used to describe it. What's certain is overs being lost if this continues, because of the two-hour stoppage earlier.
Length on the pads, beats the whip aimed square and goes to square leg
Length around off, defended back to the bowler
Extra bounce from a back of length takes the glove. McConchie was trying to push it in front, off the back foot. Went towards midwicket
Full on middle, worked to the left of deep square leg
Full outside off, defended to cover
Length on leg, arm ball beats the clip, hits pad and falls across
Full outside off, pushed to point
Length outside off, puched to point
Spins big to beat the outside edge. Length ball landed on middle and went around fourth stump, McConchie was left squared up on the back foot after the ball beat his full-faced bat on the outside edge
Ekanth will see you through to the end of the innings
Tossed up on a length outside off, he pushes it through point for a run
Length ball spinning in from outside off, Blundell goes back to flick this away to deep midwicket
Tossed up around off, Blundell pats it down to midwicket
Length ball punched out to deep point. McConchie gets off the mark
On a length outside off, he goes back and clips it to square leg
Length ball spins in sharply from outside off, Blundell goes back and whips it away to deep midwicket
Mahedi Hasan replaces Mustafizur
Great Boo: "One Two Three For Five, my favourite score!"
Tossed up full on middle and leg, McConchie defends
Oh! Arm ball on a length outside off, he goes for the cut and the ball sneaks under his gloves
Cole McConchie is in at No. 7
NZ Caps: "123/4. Is this new kind of Nelson?" 123 for 5 now
Huge appeal as Ravindra misses his sweep! Not given, so Bangladesh review. This was tossed up full from around the wicket and Rachin got down to sweep. Pitches just outside off and spins in and hits him on the back leg. It snuck under the bat. And that's three reds! The ball would have gone on to hit the top of middle-stump, according to ball-tracking and Nasum has two in the over! Two-ball duck for Rachin Ravindra
Tossed up outside off, Ravindra steps out and drives to mid-off
Rachin Ravindra the new batter at the crease
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||Bangladesh, elected to field first|
|Series result||3-match series level 0-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4650|
|Hours of play (local time)||start 14.00, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.00, Second Session 18.00-21.30|
|Match days||21 September 2023 - daynight (50-over match)|