Bangladesh in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2019

New Zealand vs Bangladesh - 3rd ODI

Venue: University Oval, Dunedin

Date & Time: 20 February 2019

Bangladesh 242/10

RR: 5.11 | New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 88 runs

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That is all we have for you from this series. New Zealand win the 3-match ODI series 3-0. The two teams now go on to play a 3-match Test series which begins from 28th February. Join in for that one. The first Test will be played at Seddon Park. It begins at 1100 local (2200 GMT, previous night). Until then, see you!

Victorious New Zealand captain for tonight, Tom Latham, says that the batting unit managed to get in partnerships and it was not a one-man show, which pleased him a lot. Is really happy to see Southee swinging the ball like he did. On New Zealand's improvement, Tom says that the challenge is to improve in all facets of the game. Agrees and admits that after taking a wicket, the bigger challenge is to keep taking more scalps at regular intervals.

Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza, admits that the boys are disappointed but looks at some of the positives, mentioning Sabbir's century at the forefront. Adds that in this game, they picked up wickets regularly till the 35th over, which was the second positive. But then laments the inability to fight back after Jimmy Neesham's onslaught.

MARTIN GUPTILL HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his 264 runs, at an average of 132. Says that it was a nice comeback after the injury break, putting up a nice couple of performances leading to a series win. Is looking forward to play the red-ball format now and sharpen his skills. On his World Cup chances, Guppy says that one has got to be positive and believe in oneself.

TIM SOUTHEE HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that it is nice to get out in the middle and contribute to a team win and a series win. Adds that he got plenty of time to rectify some of the errors identified from the India series. Admits that there is healthy competition amongst the seamers within the unit and that is helping the team overall. Praises the batters for setting up the win which gave the bowlers some cushion to come out and take some wickets upfront. Ends by saying that every time he gets an opportunity to play for New Zealand, it is special.

Earlier in the day, New Zealand posted 330 runs on the board courtesy - fifties from Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham. Martin Guptill missed out on a rare Kiwi record of scoring three consecutive centuries. But the total proved to be more than enough with the middle order stepping up. It was another poor outing with both the bat and ball from Bangladesh. Stay tuned for the presentation.

The Kiwi bowlers started right on the money and Tim Southee started throwing venom from the very first ball. He rattled the Bangladeshi top order and he was the pick of the bowler picking up 6/65.

A very comprehensive victory for New Zealand in the end. Sabbir Rahman's lone battle went in vain. The chase started in a very disastrous manner for the visitors. They lost three wickets in three overs and were on the back foot from there and kept losing wickets. At one stage it looked like Bangladesh will struggle to go past the 100-run mark when they were 61-5. But Sabbir Rahman had decided to make the most of the life he got when he was dropped on 0. He put a 101-run stand with Mohammad Saifuddin and made sure Bangladesh bow out with some respect. His maiden century along with Saifuddin's 44 and Mehidy Hasan's 37 took Bangladesh's total to 242.

47.2
0
Tim Southee to S Rahman, OUT! A 6-wicket haul for Tim Southee and he wraps up the Bangladesh innings. Short ball on the body. Rahman looks to pull this but gets a top edge to it. The bat comes off his hand. The ball lobs up, Southee gets under it and takes a simple catch. Sabbir has played his part but New Zealand win by 88 runs and take the series 3-0.
47.1
1
Tim Southee to S Rahman, OUT! Run out! Good length delivery outside off, Sabbir slaps it over mid off and wants the second. Rubel is half way down the track and tries to run back to the bowler's end. Santner from the circle gets to the ball and throws it to the non-striker's end. Southee takes the bails off and completes the formalities. The umpire takes it up and replays show us that Rubel was no where in the picture.

Mustafizur Rahman is the last man in.

The umpire has taken a run out appeal upstairs. Look's out but the umpire takes no chances.

46.6
2
T Boult to R Hossain, In the air but safe. Good length delivery on middle and off, Hossain looks to flick but gets a top edge. It goes behind point and they get a couple.
46.5
0
T Boult to R Hossain, On a length outside off, Hossain opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for a single.
46.4
1
T Boult to S Rahman, Full on off, Rahman pushes it towards long off for a single.
46.3
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Bouncer. On middle and leg, Sabbir ducks underneath it.
46.2
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Full on middle and leg, Sabbir hits it to the fielder at mid on.
46.1
1
T Boult to R Hossain, On middle and leg, Rubel flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.

Rubel Hossain is in at no. 10.

45.6
0
Tim Southee to M Hasan, OUT! What a catch by Guptill! Five wickets for Tim Southee! Fuller ball outside off, Hasan gives room and looks to slice this. He gets a top edge which flies behind Guptill at point. The Kiwi hares behind it, dives and takes a one-hand blinder. Mehidy's fighting knock comes to an end.
45.6
0
Tim Southee to M Hasan, WIDE! Southee bowls this down the leg side, Mehidy looks to flick but misses. The umpire signals it as wide.
45.5
4
Tim Southee to M Hasan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Hasan looks to pull but gets a top edge and the ball races away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
45.4
1
Tim Southee to S Rahman, MAIDEN CENTURY. Sabbir gets to his first ODI century. Shorter in length, Sabbir pulls it to mid-wicket to get to his milestone.
45.3
4
Tim Southee to S Rahman, FOUR! Full length delivery outside off, Sabbir drives it through covers for a boundary. Sabbir moves to 99 with that boundary.
45.2
1
Tim Southee to M Hasan, In the air but safe. Shorter in length, Mehidy looks to pull but gets a top edge. The ball falls short of the fielder at deep mid-wicket and they take a single.
45.1
0
Tim Southee to M Hasan, Yorker outside off, Mehidy taps it back to the bowler.

Tim Southee back into the attack.

44.6
1
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Around off, driven past covers to retain strike for next over.
44.5
4
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Down leg, turned to the on side to get off strike.
44.4
1
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Short ball on the ribs, Rahman looks to pull it but gets hit on his body. The ball rolls to the on side where they steal a run.

Sabbir Rahman is in a lot of pain. He is down on the ground holding his belly. The physios have come out to have a look. He is back on his feet and looks fine to continue.

44.3
1
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Mehidy works this off his pads through square leg for a run.
44.2
1
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Rahman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. One run added to the total.
44.1
0
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Yorker on the stumps, Rahman does well to dig it out.
43.6
0
M Santner to M Hasan, Slow off spinner outside off, Mehidy looks to defend but misses.
43.5
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Flighted on off, Sabbir hits it towards long off and takes a single.
43.4
1
M Santner to M Hasan, On middle and leg, Mehidy flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
43.3
1
M Santner to S Rahman, On off, Sabbir comes down the track and pushes it towards long off for a single.
43.2
1
M Santner to M Hasan, On the pads, Mehidy tucks it to the on side and gets a single.
43.1
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Shorter in length, Sabbir pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
42.6
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Around off and outside off, pushed straight to mid off.
42.5
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
42.4
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, A length ball outside off, Mehidy looks to push it through the off side but is beaten by pure pace.
42.3
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, A full toss outside off, played straight to point.
42.2
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh pad.
42.1
1
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Full and outside off, Mehidy looks to drive but the ball comes in, takes the inner half of the bat and goes to square leg. A single taken.
41.6
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Flighted on off, Sabbir pushes it to long off and keeps the strike.
41.5
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Once again on off, Sabbir pushes it to the fielder at point.
41.4
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Flighted on off, Rahman plays it to the fielder at point.
41.3
1
M Santner to M Hasan, In the air but safe. Tossed up delivery outside off, Mehidy comes down the track to hit it straight but the ball hits the outside edge and flies just wide of the short third man fielder. Lockie Ferguson runs to his right and puts a dive in but the ball falls short from him. They take a single.
41.2
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Shorter in length, Sabbir hits it towards long on and takes a single.
41.1
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Flighted on off, Sabbir comes down the track and taps it back to the bowler.
40.6
1
L Ferguson to S Rahman, A short delivery which has been pulled away through square leg. They pick up a single.
40.5
0
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Around off, pushed to covers.
40.4
1
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Driven through the covers by Mehidy. The batsmen have run through for a single.
40.3
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
40.2
4
L Ferguson to M Hasan, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. Hasan, well in control lofts this over point for a boundary.
40.1
4
L Ferguson to M Hasan, FOUR! Very well played. There was a short third man fielder and Hasan just manages to get it over him for a boundary.
40.1
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Down the leg side. Too far from Hasan for make contact. Wide given

Powerplay 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle now.

39.6
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Flighted on off, Rahman taps it back to the bowler.
39.5
1
M Santner to M Hasan, Mehidy comes down the track and hits it towards long off for a single.
39.4
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Flighted on middle and leg, Rahman pushes it to long on and gets a very easy single.
39.3
0
M Santner to S Rahman, On off, Sabbir blocks it.
39.2
1
M Santner to M Hasan, Flighted on the stumps, Mehidy comes down and pushes it towards long off for a run.
39.1
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Tossed up on off and middle, Sabbir comes down and hits it to long off for a single.

Mitchell Santner back into the attack.

38.6
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Yorker outside off. Mehidy plays it to the fielder at cover.
38.5
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Bouncer. Mehidy gets out of its way.
38.4
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Fuller on off, Hasan plays it to the fielder at mid off.
38.3
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Good length delivery on middle, the ball comes in after pitching. Hasan looks to cut it but misses. Latham dives to his left and does well to stop the ball.
38.2
0
L Ferguson to M Hasan, Almost a yorker. Full on middle and leg, Mehidy pushes it to the fielder at cover.
38.1
1
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Pulling with eyes closed. The first thing that Ferguson does on return - trying to bounce out Sabbir. The batsman tries to pull but is in no control. The ball goes off the top edge but does not carry to deep backward square leg. A run taken.

Lockie Ferguson is back on. 6-0-29-0 so far.

37.6
0
Tim Southee to M Hasan, Yorker on middle and leg, Mehidy does well to get his bat down in time.
37.5
4
Tim Southee to M Hasan, FOUR! This is very unlucky for Boult. Shorter in length on the legs, Mehidy looks to pull it but gets it off his glove and the ball goes away over the keeper towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
37.5
0
Tim Southee to M Hasan, Wide. Sprays this down the leg side. Mehidy looks to flick but misses. The umpire signals it as wide.
37.4
4
Tim Southee to M Hasan, FOUR! A very good and controlled pull shot from Hasan. Shorter in length, around middle, Mehidy gets on his back foot, goes for the pull, rolls his wrists over the ball and gets it a bit uppish but in the gap through square leg. Not a bad shot at all for a number 9.
37.3
0
Tim Southee to M Hasan, Bouncer. It is on middle and leg, Sabbir ducks underneath it and Latham behind the stumps collects it.
37.2
1
Tim Southee to S Rahman, Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
37.1
4
Tim Southee to S Rahman, FOUR! SMASH! Into the 80s, moves Sabbir. A short ball, around off, Rahman pulls it over mid-wicket and finds the fence.
36.6
0
T Boult to M Hasan, Good length delivery on the stumps, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
36.5
1
T Boult to S Rahman, Slightly fuller outside off, Sabbir pushes it towards point and gets to the other end.
36.4
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Pitches it on length, Rahman goes onto his back foot and defends it.
36.3
4
T Boult to S Rahman, FOUR! Unlucky for Boult. Full length delivery outside off, Sabbir looks to hit it through covers with a cross bat. It hits the bottom edge and goes to the third man fence for a boundary.
36.2
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Length delivery outside off, Sabbir keeps it out.
36.1
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Good length delivery outside off, Sabbir pulls it away to the fielder at mid-wicket.

Sabbir Rahman is being checked by the physio. Not sure what exactly is the problem here.

35.6
4
Tim Southee to M Hasan, FOUR! SHOT! Pitched up ball on off, Hasan creams this through covers uppishly and the ball races away to the fence.
35.5
0
Tim Southee to M Hasan, Hasan gets behind this and blocks this.

Mehidy Hasan comes in next.

35.4
0
Tim Southee to M Mortaza, OUT! Caught. Southee gets his fourth. Good length delivery outside off. Mashrafe Mortaza moves away on the leg stump and looks to pull. He takes his eyes off the ball and ends up top edging it towards fine leg. Trent Boult there runs to his right and takes the catch. He does well to balance himself and stop himself from crossing the ropes.
35.3
1
Tim Southee to S Rahman, Outside off, punched off the back foot towards covers for one.
35.2
1
Tim Southee to M Mortaza, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
35.1
1
Tim Southee to S Rahman, DROPPED! Short ball down leg, Rahman looks to pull but gets a top edge towards the keeper. Latham jumps but the ball doesn't stick. They steal a run in the process.

Tim Southee returns. 6-1-32-3 so far.

34.6
1
T Boult to S Rahman, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
34.5
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
34.5
0
T Boult to S Rahman, WIDE. A short ball, bowled way too high, Rahman ducks. Wided.
34.4
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
34.4
0
T Boult to S Rahman, WIDE. Down the leg side, sprayed too far, left alone.
34.3
1
T Boult to M Mortaza, Backs away to the leg side, Boult follows him and the skipper calmly bunts it through mid on for a run.
34.2
1
T Boult to S Rahman, A short ball again, pulled with ease through mid-wicket for a single.

In comes the skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza. Can he hang around with Sabbir?

34.1
0
T Boult to M Saifuddin, OUT! Top edge and taken! Brought for the kill and Boult kills it. What a spoil sport, this Latham is. Relax guys, just joking. Moving on to serious stuff, this is exactly what New Zealand wanted. Not the best of balls bowled by Boult but it does the trick. A short ball, around off, coming in, Saifuddin goes for the pull but is too late into the shot. He is done in by the angle of the ball as well, coming into him. He cannot bail out of the shot and miscues it. The ball limps off the top edge and Martin Guptill follows its parabolic trajectory, running back from square leg. Gets to the ball comfortably and pouches it. That ends the 101-run stand and a decent knock from Saifuddin as well. Game over? 169 more needed from 95 balls.

Trent Boult is back on. 6-1-23-1 so far. Latham will want to kill any sort of a contest here.

33.6
1
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Around middle and leg, worked through square leg for a single. 13 from the over.
33.5
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Fuller and outside off, driven through long off for a run. 100-RUN STAND IS UP, in 115 balls. Can Bangladesh dream?
33.4
4
M Santner to S Rahman, FOUR! Oh yes, oh yes, the hammer is out. Bangladesh are trying to make this into a contest. Dropped short by Santner, Rahman goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
33.3
0
M Santner to S Rahman, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
33.2
6
M Santner to S Rahman, SIX! STUPENDOUS! Full and around off, Sabbir gets down and sweeps it massively over mid-wicket! 175 more needed from 100 balls. Has the hammer been put down?
33.1
1
M Santner to M Saifuddin, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
32.6
1
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
32.5
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
32.4
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, A sharp bouncer again, this time the batsman ducks.
32.3
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, A short ball, around leg stump, Mohammad looks to pull but then bails out. Or rather, is beaten. Hard to say what the batsmen attempted to do and ended up doing, when the action is so fast.
32.2
2
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a couple.
32.1
4
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Bangladesh. A length ball outside off, Saifuddin comes down the track and whips it over mid-wicket!
31.6
4
M Santner to S Rahman, FOUR! SLAUGHTERED! Full and around middle, Sabbir gets down and unleashes his whip. Sweeps it powerfully through square leg and beats the man comfortably, stationed at mid-wicket. 189 more needed from 108 balls.
31.5
1
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Fuller, around off, pushed towards long on for a single.
31.4
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, This is an arm ball now, down the leg side, Mohammad misses his flick and is hit on the pads.
31.3
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Slowly tossed up through the air, outside off, Saifuddin punches it back to the bowler.
31.2
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Goes back and across, working it through the leg side for a single.
31.1
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Sensible decision. Sabbir has called for the physio and this is gonna take a while. Concussion check, everything else, so the umpires have decided to call for the Drinks Break. Hopefully he is fine.

30.6
0
L Ferguson to S Rahman, ON THE HELMET! That is what pace can do. Short and fast, outside off, at 148.1 kph. Poor Sabbir. Barely has time to even think, let alone react. He tries to play the upper cut, then tries to sway. Too much thinking to do. No time. Bang! The ball comes in much quicker than his anticipation and hits him on the grille of his helmet. Goes past Latham towards third man and the batsmen cross ends. The umpire first signals a leg bye and then the entire population on the field gets behind Sabbir, checking him out.
30.5
1
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Full and outside off, eased through point for a run.
30.4
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, On a length around middle, solidly defended.
30.3
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Outside off, Saifuddin looked to defend, then tried to push it across but missed.
30.2
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
30.1
1
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Outside off, steered behind point for a single.

Lockie Ferguson returns. 4-0-20-0 so far.

29.6
2
M Santner to M Saifuddin, SAFE AS A HOUSE. Full and down the leg side, Saifuddin worked this through mid-wicket and immediately called for two. Long leg got across, so did mid-wicket, one of them fired a rocket throw to the keeper who whipped off the bails but the batsman seemed to be in. Still, the umpire wanted to be sure and his mate upstairs confirmed it.

A run out appeal! That did not look to be close, to be honest. But the Kiwis are confident. Referred upstairs...

29.5
2
M Santner to M Saifuddin, On middle and leg, flicked through the leg side for a couple.
29.4
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
29.3
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Slowly flighted, around off, Rahman comes forward and defends.
29.2
1
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
29.1
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Full on middle, Sabbir jumps down the track and eases it through mid on for a single.
28.6
0
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, Played to the point region by the batsman.
28.5
1
J Neesham to S Rahman, HALF CENTURY FOR SABBIR! After 16 ODI innings. The monkey is finally off the back. His 6th overall in this format, second against the Kiwis. A short ball outside off, Sabbir steers it behind point and gets to the milestone.
28.4
1
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, Sees Saifuddin jump out and digs it in short, right at the body. Sabbir is nowhere near the pitch of the ball, has a wild swing but mistimes it towards mid-wicket. A run taken.
28.3
0
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, On a good length, around off, Saifuddin defends it towards mid-wicket.
28.2
1
J Neesham to S Rahman, Outside off, steered behind point for a run.
28.1
1
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, Full and around middle, pushed towards mid off for a quick single.
27.6
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Full and straight, pushed back to the bowler.
27.5
1
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Short again, punched through the covers for one.
27.4
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Another arm ball, a touch short, punched back to the bowler.
27.3
1
M Santner to S Rahman, Goes back and punches it through the covers for a run.
27.2
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Fuller, around middle, Sabbir gets down and paddles it towards short fine leg.
27.1
1
M Santner to M Saifuddin, The arm ball around leg stump, pushed towards long on for a single.
26.6
0
J Neesham to S Rahman, On a good length in line of the stumps, watchfully blocked out.
26.5
1
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
26.4
4
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, FOUR! In the air and over! A length ball outside off, Saifuddin backs away to the leg side and slaps it over cover. There is a man at sweeper but he barely moves. Now, he has to - for he is the only one to retrieve the ball back.
26.3
1
J Neesham to S Rahman, Dropped short, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
26.2
0
J Neesham to S Rahman, Bit short outside off, pushed towards cover.
26.1
0
J Neesham to S Rahman, Outside off, fuller in length, pushed towards cover.
25.6
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Around off, defended from the crease.
25.5
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, A quicker short ball, around leg, Saifuddin looks to work it to the leg side but misses. Santner puts in half an appeal for LBW but then bails out. Too high.
25.4
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
25.3
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Full and around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
25.2
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Similar ball, pushed towards mid-wicket again.
25.1
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Around middle and leg, worked towards mid-wicket.
24.6
0
J Neesham to S Rahman, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
24.5
4
J Neesham to S Rahman, FOUR! In the air... just wide! Boundary and that will raise the 50-run stand! Some sort of fightback is this. Bangladesh are still a long way from the target but this will give them some sort of belief. Full and outside off, Sabbir leans into this and drives it uppishly, wide of mid off for a boundary!
24.4
1
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, Another short ball, pulled away again for a run.
24.3
1
J Neesham to S Rahman, A long hop, outside off, cut straight to sweeper cover for a single.
24.2
0
J Neesham to S Rahman, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
24.1
1
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, Full and around middle, Saifuddin pushes this through mid on and gets across to the other end with a quick single.
23.6
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
23.5
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Full and around off, a bit more flight, less pace, watchfully blocked out.
23.4
4
M Santner to S Rahman, FOUR! Quicker one. Landed outside off, Sabbir goes back and looks to punch but is defeated by the faster ball. He gets a thick outside edge which flies past the slip fielder to the third man fence!
23.3
1
M Santner to M Saifuddin, A short ball, around off, Saifuddin goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
23.2
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Around off, defended from the crease.
23.1
0
M Santner to M Saifuddin, Full and around middle, watchfully defended.
22.6
4
J Neesham to S Rahman, FOUR! That is a cracking way to bring up the 100 for Bangladesh. A short ball, around off, pulled through mid-wicket for a boundary!
22.5
0
J Neesham to S Rahman, Full and around off, Sabbir looks to defend but the ball goes off the inner half towards the bowler.
22.4
1
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, Outside off, punched through point for one.
22.3
1
J Neesham to S Rahman, Short and outside off, Sabbir looks to punch it through the off side but gets a bottom edge towards cover. A quick run taken.
22.2
1
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, Around middle and leg, flicked through square leg for a single.
22.1
0
J Neesham to M Saifuddin, On a good length around middle, defended back to the bowler.

Double bowling change. Jimmy Neesham introduced.

21.6
0
M Santner to S Rahman, The arm ball, fired in around off, pushed towards cover.
21.5
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Similar ball, more flight, less pace, watchfully pushed back.
21.4
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Around middle and off, solidly blocked.
21.3
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Full and around middle, Sabbir looks to defend but the ball goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket. Someone appeals for LBW. Strange.
21.2
0
M Santner to S Rahman, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
21.1
0
M Santner to S Rahman, Fired in around middle, worked towards square leg.

Mitchell Santner to roll his arm over.

20.6
0
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
20.5
1
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, Outside off, SR taps this towards point and sets off for a quick single. The fielder comes in, has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Would not have mattered even if that had hit.
20.4
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, On a good length outside off, Sabbir punches this back to the bowler.
20.3
0
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, Around middle and leg, MS looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads to the leg side and a leg bye is taken.
20.3
0
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, WIDE. Way too high, around middle, Mohammad ducks under it. Signalled as a wide.
20.2
0
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
20.1
0
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, A short ball outside off, Saifuddin sways away from the line.
19.6
0
L Ferguson to S Rahman, The batsman does well to leave that bouncer.
19.5
2
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Another short ball, Rahman looks to pull but gets a bit of glove onto it. The ball runs towards long leg and the batsmen return for a brace.
19.4
0
L Ferguson to S Rahman, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
19.3
4
L Ferguson to S Rahman, TOP EDGE, FOUR! A short ball, at the body, Sabbir looks to pull but gets cramped for room. He gets a top edge which just eludes leg slip - yes leg slip, to the fine leg fence.
19.2
0
L Ferguson to S Rahman, A full toss now, Sabbir misses out. Drives it straight to point.
19.1
4
L Ferguson to S Rahman, FOUR! Lovely shot. Full and outside off, Sabbir reaches out and drives it through the covers for a boundary!
18.6
4
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, FOUR! Goes over the top and gets a boundary. Length ball outside off, Saifuddin makes room and slaps this over mid off for a boundary.
18.5
0
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, Beauty! On a good length around off, Saifuddin hangs his bat but and the ball goes past his outside edge.
18.4
0
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, MS gets behind this one and blocks it out.
18.3
1
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, On the pads, turned away around the corner for one.
18.3
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, Rahman tries flicking a ball that is down the leg side. The fielding side is asking the question. The umpire has signalled a wide.
18.2
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, Fuller ball on off, driven to short covers.
18.1
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
17.6
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Cracker! At 142 kph, wraps Saifuddin on the gloves who tries to get behind this ball.
17.5
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, On the pads, flicked away with a wristy shot.
17.5
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Wide! Goes short but gets it well over the head height. Wide signalled by the umpire.
17.4
1
L Ferguson to S Rahman, Good short and well stopped by Santner at covers. Overpitched on off, Rahman drives it superbly to that region for a single.
17.3
1
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Strays down leg, turned away through backward square leg to get to the other end.
17.2
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Angles this into the pads of Saifuddin who misses his flick. He gets hit outside the leg stump.
17.1
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Fuller ball on middle, Saifuddin hits it back to the bowler.
16.6
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, On the stumps again, kept out by Rahman.
16.5
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, On the stumps, Rahman shows the full bat face and keeps it out.
16.4
1
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, Down leg, turned away towards square leg for a single.
16.3
4
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, FOUR! Edge and a boundary. Length ball outside off. Saifuddin gets an outside edge trying to drive it. No slip fielder there and the ball runs to the third man fence.
16.2
0
de Grandhomme to M Saifuddin, Angles this down the leg side, Saifuddin misses his flick to get hit on the pads.
16.1
1
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, Rahman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
15.6
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
15.5
2
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, On the leg side again, flicked away through square leg for a couple of runs. Good work by Neesham to pull it back just before the ropes.
15.5
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, WIDE! Bouncer too high. Saifuddin ducks under it and Latham jumps high to collect it well.
15.4
2
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, On the leg side, worked away to deep square leg for a brace.
15.3
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Length ball outside off, Saifuddin leaves it alone.
15.2
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Saifuddin gets behind this and keeps this out.
15.1
0
L Ferguson to M Saifuddin, Fuller ball on off, driven to mid off.
14.6
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, On the leg side, turned towards square leg and shouts a loud no to his partner.
14.5
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, Length ball around off, played to the cover region.

DRINKS BREAK. New Zealand are all over Bangladesh here. They have picked up five wickets and it looks like they will wrap this one soon. Mohammad Saifuddin will be the new batsman coming in after the break.

14.4
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, OUT! Another one bites the dust and it is getting from bad to worse for the Tigers. Length ball in line of the stumps, Mahamudullah gives room and looks to go big. He gets a top edge which skies towards deep square leg. Munro gets under it and takes his second catch of the match. Another good one. The reliable Mahmudullah falls and the visitors lose half their pack. More 270 required from 212 balls.
14.3
1
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, On the pads, flicked away through square leg for a single.
14.2
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, Outside off, swings away from Sabbir. He goes after it but cannot get his bat to it.
14.1
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, Length on the stumps, played with a straight bat by Sabbir.
13.6
0
L Ferguson to Mahmudullah, Play and a miss. Length delivery outside off, Mahmudullah looks to slash it through covers but misses.
13.5
0
L Ferguson to Mahmudullah, Back of a length delivery by Ferguson. Sabbir defends it from within his crease.
13.4
0
L Ferguson to Mahmudullah, Full length delivery on off and middle, Mahmudullah taps it back to the bowler.
13.3
0
L Ferguson to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery outside off, Ferguson tries to play it on the off side but gets beaten.
13.2
1
L Ferguson to S Rahman, On the pads, Rahman flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
13.1
1
L Ferguson to Mahmudullah, Lockie starts with a good length delivery on middle and leg, Mahmudullah tucks it away towards fine leg for a single.

Lockie Ferguson introduced into the attack.

12.6
0
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, Fuller around off, Sabbir pushes it to the fielder at mid off.
12.5
1
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Full on middle and leg, Mahmudullah plays it towards mid on and gets a single.
12.4
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery outside off, Mahmudullah plays it to the fielder at point.
12.3
1
de Grandhomme to S Rahman, On middle and leg, Sabbir tucks it away on the on side for a single.
12.2
1
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Back of a length on off and middle, Mahmudullah pulls it uncomfortably and uppishly towards deep square leg for a single.
12.1
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Starts with a length delivery on off, Mahmudullah defends it.

Colin de Grandhomme replaces Tim Southee.

11.6
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Around middle and leg, tucked towards square leg.
11.5
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Around middle, defended back to the bowler.
11.4
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Excellent cricket all around. First, a terrific delivery. Full and swinging in, almost a yorker, around middle. Then, the riposte from Sabbir. Playing a wonderful straight drive. And then finally, the reaction from Boult. Diving to his left to make a wonderful stop, against his followthrough. That is what people come to see.
11.3
4
T Boult to S Rahman, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Sabbir reaches out and slaps it over point for a boundary!
11.2
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Outside off, on a good length, a slash and a miss.
11.1
0
T Boult to S Rahman, Full and outside off, pushed towards point.
10.6
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery around off, Mahmudullah pushes it to the fielder at point.
10.5
1
Tim Southee to S Rahman, Length delivery around off, Sabbir looks to play it on the off side with a slant bat but gets an inside edge and the ball goes to the on side. The batsman takes a run.
10.4
4
Tim Southee to S Rahman, FOUR! Good length delivery outside off, Sabbir open the face of the bat and guides it to the vacant third man region for a boundary.
10.3
6
Tim Southee to S Rahman, SIX! Dropped! Shorter in length on the body of Sabbir. He pulls it but just on the left of Ferguson at fine leg. He moves to his right and gets his hands to the ball but he does not hold onto it and the ball goes past the rope for a maximum. Southee is unhappy with that effort.
10.2
0
Tim Southee to S Rahman, Length delivery on off, Rahman blocks it away with a straight bat.
10.1
0
Tim Southee to S Rahman, Good length delivery on middle, Sabbir tucks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
9.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 40/4 in Powerplay 1 for Bangladesh then - The Kiwis were 52/1.

The new man in is Sabbir Rahman.

9.5
0
T Boult to M Rahim, OUT! Boult gets his first and Bangladesh lose their fourth! It's all going the wrong way for them. Length ball on the stumps, Rahim looks to work this on the on side but closes his bat face early. The ball takes a leading edge and flies towards third man where Colin Munro settles under it and takes a very good catch under the sun. Mushfiqur never looked comfortable with that finger injury and has to walk back.
9.4
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On middle and leg, Mahmudullah tucks it to the on side and gets to the other end.
9.3
1
T Boult to M Rahim, On the pads, Rahim flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
9.2
2
T Boult to M Rahim, Good length delivery around off, Rahim looks to hit it straight with a slant bat but gets a top edge. The ball falls in no mans land at cover-point and they get a brace.
9.1
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Good length delivery on off, Mushfiqur defends it off his back foot. He removes his left hand as soon as the ball connects his bat.

Mushfiqur Rahim still looks at unease with his finger and has taken further treatment from the physios.

8.6
4
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Slightly unorthodox but effective. Length ball on the leg side, Mahamudullah gives room and slaps this over mid-wicket for a boundary.
8.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Yorker on middle, Mahmudullah hits it back to the bowler.
8.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On a good length on off, Madmudullah punches this to the off side. Dot ball.
8.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. The umpire has signalled a wide.
8.3
1
Tim Southee to M Rahim, On the pads, turned away through square leg for a run.
8.2
0
Tim Southee to M Rahim, Outside off, Rahim gets a bottom edge to this trying to cut it.
8.1
0
Tim Southee to M Rahim, Length ball on the off stump, Rahim taps it to the point region.
7.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery outside off, Mahmudullah lets it go.
7.5
1
T Boult to M Rahim, On middle and leg, Rahim flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
7.4
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, In the air but safe. Good length delivery on off, this one goes away from the batsman. Mahmudullah looks to defend it but gets an outside edge. The ball goes uppishly in towards the vacant gully region. The batsman pick up a single.
7.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Back of a length delivery by Boult. This one comes back in and Mahmudullah does well to keep it out.
7.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery around off, Mahmudullah plays it to the fielder at point.
7.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Bouncer. It is on leg, Mahmudullah sits under it and lets it go to Latham behind.
6.6
0
Tim Southee to M Rahim, So close! Good length delivery on off, Mushfiqur looks to play it to the off side with a slant bat but gets an inside edge. The ball misses the stumps by just a few inches. Rahim is lucky to survive that.
6.6
0
Tim Southee to M Rahim, Sprays this down the leg side. Rahim looks to flick it but misses. The umpire signals it as wide.
6.5
0
Tim Southee to M Rahim, Length delivery on the stumps, Rahim keeps it away from danger.
6.4
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On middle and leg, Mamudullah tucks it to the on side and takes a single.
6.3
6
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, SIX! Mahmudullah is off the mark with a maximum. Shorter in length on off and middle, Mahmudullah pulls it over mid-wicket. The boundaries are short here and the ball sails over the fence for a maximum.
6.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full length delivery on middle and leg, Mahmudullah defends it off his front foot.
6.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery pitching on leg and going away. Mahmudullah looks to flick it but gets hit on the pads.

Looks like Mushfiqur Rahim is still not comfortable and has called for pain killers.

5.6
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Rahim gets behind this ball and defends this.
5.5
0
T Boult to M Rahim, A short delivery which has been pulled away towards short mid-wicket.
5.4
4
T Boult to M Rahim, FOUR! Edge and flies away again. Fuller ball outside off, Rahim goes after it but gets an outside edge which flies over the slip cordon and away to the third man boundary.
5.3
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Outside off, goes away from Rahim who leaves it alone.

Ross Taylor has looked to have injured his finger along with Mushfiqur Rahim. The physios are on to have a look at them. It looks like it's the same finger which has been causing Mushfiqur trouble lately.

5.2
4
T Boult to M Rahim, FOUR! Edge and just away. Just outside the off pole, Rahim's bottom hand comes off the bat. He gets hit on the gloves. The ball goes towards Taylor at first slip. He dives to his right but cannot get close to the ball which runs away to the third man fence.
5.1
4
T Boult to M Rahim, FOUR! Just the second run off the bat after 5 overs. There was width on offer outside off, Rahim carves this over point for a boundary. After 12 balls, Rahim gets off the mark with a boundary.
4.6
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Back of a length on middle and off, Mahmudullah defends it off the back foot to see off the over.
4.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Length delivery outside off, Mahmudullah comes down the track and looks to hit it with a slant bat but misses. Not the best selection of shot, considering the match situation.
4.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, FIVE WIDES! Length delivery going down the leg side. Mahmudullah looks to flick but misses, Latham dives to his left but cannot stop it. The ball races away to the fence and the umpire signals it as wide.
4.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Bouncer! It in on middle and leg, Mahmudullah ducks underneath it.
4.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Mahmudullah blocks it away.
4.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, NOT OUT! Safe. Good length delivery pitching on leg. The ball straightens after pitching. Mahmudullah looks to flick it but he hits his bat on his pads. The ball hits his pad and the New Zealand players all go up in appeal. The umpire turns it down. Southee has a word with his skipper, Latham. They decide to take the review and the Hawk-Eye shows that the impact and wicket hitting were both on-field call. Hence New Zealand though retain their review.

Another one for the Kiwis? New Zealand have taken a review for an lbw decision given against him.

4.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Wide! Bouncer gone wrong. It is on the leg side and over the head of Mahmudullah. The square leg umpire signals it as wide and the umpire gives it.
4.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Outswinging ball which is bowled full and around off, Mahmudullah shoulders arms to it.
3.6
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Gets behind this one and blocks it. Maiden from Boult.
3.5
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Pace and bounce! Length outside off and 137 kph. Rahim flashes at it but fails to connect.
3.4
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Pitched outside leg, Rahim misses his flick and gets hit on his thigh pad. Half-hearted appeal. Misses leg too.
3.3
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Length around off, Rahim guides it to the man at point. 3 dots from the first three balls.
3.2
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Another length ball close to the stumps, Rahim shoulders his arms to it.
3.1
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Length ball closer to the off pole. Mushfiqur Rahim leaves it at the last movement.
2.6
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On the stumps and a bit of inswing on this one. Mahmudullah blocks it to give Southee a wicket maiden. Brilliant stuff here from Tim Southee.
2.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery outside off, Mahmudullah shoulders arms to it.
2.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Pitching on length, Mahmudullah defends it off his front foot.
2.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Length delivery outside off, Mahmudullah takes no risk and lets it go to the keeper.
2.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery outside off, Mahmudullah leaves it alone.

Mahmudullah walks in at no. 5 in just the 3rd over.

2.1
0
Tim Southee to L Das, OUT! LBW! Southee gets his third in the span of just 7 balls. Good length delivery pitching on middle and leg. The ball jags back in and Das is late to realize it. He looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Southee thinks he has got the batsman and the umpire agrees with him and raises the finger. Das and Mushfiqur have a chat about it. They take too long and the 15-second time is over. Hawk-Eye shows that it was going to hit the leg stump. They would have lost the review had they gone upstairs. New Zealand are on fire!
1.6
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Length delivery on off and middle, Rahim blocks it away. Tight start from Boult. Just one run off his first over.
1.5
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Good length delivery on off, Mushfiqur plays it to the fielder at point.
1.4
0
T Boult to M Rahim, Full around off, Rahim drives it to the fielder at cover.
1.3
1
T Boult to L Das, On middle and leg, Das flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single. He is off the mark.
1.2
0
T Boult to L Das, Full around off, Das pushes it to the fielder at cover.
1.1
0
T Boult to L Das, Boult starts with a good full length inswinging delivery. Liton flicks it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg.

As expected, Trent Boult will partner Tim Southee from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
Tim Southee to M Rahim, Great over by Southee. Full on off and middle, Mushfiqur Rahim does well to defend it. One run and two wickets off the first over. Perfect start for the Kiwis.
0.5
0
Tim Southee to M Rahim, Good length delivery outside off, Rahim leaves it alone.

The new man in is Mushfiqur Rahim.

0.4
0
Tim Southee to S Sarkar, OUT! Bowled. Southee with the second wicket of the over. Length delivery on off, the ball jags back in after pitching. Sarkar gets beaten all ends up and the ball hits the middle and off stumps. Bangladesh in all kinds of trouble in the very first over.
0.3
0
Tim Southee to S Sarkar, Good length delivery on the stumps, Sarkar blocks it away.
0.3
0
Tim Southee to S Sarkar, Wide. Full and hint of away swing. It pitches on leg and goes away, Soumya looks to flick but he misses. The umpire signals it as wide.

Soumya Sarkar walks out at number 3.

0.2
0
Tim Southee to T Iqbal, OUT! Southee strikes in the very second delivery. Length delivery outside off, Tamim Iqbal recklessly comes out and tries to hit it over mid off. He gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes straight to Tom Latham behind the stumps who makes no mistake.
0.1
0
Tim Southee to T Iqbal, Southee starts with a full length delivery outside off, Tamim pushes it to the fielder at point.

We are back for the chase. Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das walk out to the middle to open the batting for Bangladesh. Tim Southee to bowl the first over with the new ball.