Bangladesh in New Zealand, 3 Test Series, 2019

New Zealand vs Bangladesh - 2nd Test

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington

Date: 08 March-12 March, 2019

Bangladesh 209/10

RR: 3.73 | New Zealand beat Bangladesh by an innings and 12 runs

commentary

That ends another Test match and another mauling. Bangladesh have simply not been able to answer the short ball challenge and they need to find a solution quickly, with the third Test not far away. Join us from Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11 am local (2200 GMT, previous night) for all the action from the third and final Test. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Kiwi skipper, Kane Williamson, says that the shoulder is fine for now. Praises his bowlers for finishing the match within 2 and a half days, in spite of bowling not too well in the first innings. Says that the plan was always to be positive, playing good cricket. Feels that the wicket was very challenging, with Bangladesh bowling well on a green wicket in the first innings but without luck. Williamson adds that he and Taylor were able to capitalize on that and took the game out of reach. On the pitch, Kane says that it is very hard to make an accurate judgement but feels it held up nicely and scoring became easier after spending some time on the wicket. Hopes that Bradley Watling's hamstring injury is not serious and he is fit for the next Test.

Bangladesh captain, Mahmudullah, feels that the team could have done a lot lot better as they are a much better unit than that. Admits that there was help with the new ball but the batsmen could have showed some grit. Hopes to do well in the third Test. Agrees that catching let them down too in this game. On the short ball challenge, Mahmudullah puts it to the individuals as every player is different. Asks the batsmen to judge themselves how good or bad they are playing the short ball and find ways to tackle it.

ROSS TAYLOR HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Taylor says that as a batter it always plays in your mind when you look at a green track. Praises the bowlers for getting a result in 2 and a half days and taking 20 wickets. Says that it was a matter of 30 minutes of survival and himself and Williamson were lucky to get through those. Adds that once that period was over, the margin for error was very less for the bowlers and the batsmen took full toll. On going past Martin Crowe's century tally, Rosco says that he held up a couple of glasses for the great man in honour last night and is honoured to have been able to go past him.

A few dropped catches did not help the tourists' cause as they started falling way behind. Then, those two sessions on Day 4 saw Taylor and Nicholls plunder runs. Rosco went on to score his double hundred and at that stage, an innings defeat script was written. Bangladesh were good with the new ball but could not quite sustain the pressure. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

Just to give you a reminder of what happened in this Test. The first 2 days were washed out without a ball being bowled. And yet, we have had a result in 7 sessions. On a super-green wicket, the Kiwis elected to bowl and dismissed the visitors for 211, with only Tamim providing any resistance with his 74. There too, Boult and Wagner shared most of the wickets, 7 to be precise. Come the reply, the Kiwis were 8/2 but then a massive century stand between Williamson and Taylor put Bangladesh on the back foot.

When it comes to short pitch bowling, does any other name come to your mind apart from Neil Wagner? The lion-hearted fellow took yet another 5-fer, following his 4 in the first innings. He has taken 16 wickets in 4 innings in this series, at an average of 14 and a strike rate of 25.2. Brilliant. Trent Boult helped himself with 4 while the other bowlers, though wicketless, were always dangerous.

The day started with the hosts needing 7 wickets to win and they have wrapped things up in a matter of 33 overs. The plan was certain - bowl short and at the body, terrorize the batsmen's minds and get wickets through lack of patience. Short, short, short - the barricade kept on coming and eventually, the batting succumbed. Shadman, Mithun and Sarkar got starts, but could not quite convert them into big knocks. Mahmudullah easily looked the best of the lot, playing the short balls with ease.

2-0 for New Zealand with a Test to go. Not surprising at all. Yet another game where an Asian side has been bounced out.

55.6
0
N Wagner to E Hossain, OUT! Timber and it is a 5-fer for Wagner! Full and straight. Ebadot backs away, aiming to go through the off side but the ball is too good for him. Goes under his bat and bang. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 12 RUNS!
55.5
0
N Wagner to Hossain, A full toss outside off, Ebadot backs away to slash but misses.

Ebadot Hossain is the last man in.

55.4
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, OUT! In the air and taken! No century for the skipper and Bangladesh are still 12 short of avoiding an innings defeat. Not surprisingly, a short ball, around middle, Mahmudullah looks to pull but is cramped for room. Gets a top edge which skies miles in the air. Trent Boult runs to his right from third man and takes it nicely.
55.3
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, A short ball down the leg side, Mahmudullah lets it go.
55.2
6
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, SIX! That is a terrific shot. Even Wagner admires it. A short ball outside off, Mahmudullah carves it over point and the ball goes all the way! The deficit is now 12.
55.1
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, A length ball around middle, helped towards square leg.
54.6
0
T Boult to Jayed, Goes for the yorker to end the over but bowls a full toss instead. The batsman puts his bat down and plays it to extra cover.
54.5
0
T Boult to Jayed, Fullish delivery outside off, Abu tries to play and defend it but keeps his bat on the wrong line and misses to connect.
54.4
0
Boult to Jayed, NOT OUT. New Zealand waste a review but they will not care too much about it. They will like to finish this off quickly. A short ball, around middle, Jayed looked to fend it off but missed. The ball went off something, to the naked eye and keeper Bocock appealed. The umpire turned it down and Southee went for the review. Hot Spot showed a mark on the helmet while Snicko showed nothing.

Review for a caught behind! The keeper looks very confident and Southee has obliged.

Abu Jayed walks in at number 10, replacing Mustafizur. LUNCH HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY 15 MINUTES, as 8 wickets are down.

54.3
0
T Boult to Rahman, OUT! BOWLED! Straight and full, and that's how it is done. A full length delivery on middle stump and straight. Rahman was going for a big shot but misses it completely. The ball knocks the middle stump out. And that's how one gets a tail-ender. Just 2 wickets more for Kiwis to seal the deal for this Test. Can they finish this off in this session itself?
54.2
0
T Boult to Rahman, A well-directed bouncer, ducked by Rahman watchfully.
54.1
0
T Boult to M Rahman, Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
53.6
1
N Wagner to Rahman, Finally the full ball comes. It is on the stumps and Mustafizur has a massive heave. Mistimes it high in the air but mid off cannot get to it running back. The ball lands safely and strangely, the batsmen are happy with the single.
53.5
0
N Wagner to Rahman, Pitched outside off angling away, Mustafizur plays the wrong line and the ball goes to the keeper.
53.4
0
N Wagner to Rahman, Short and outside leg, Rahman tries to play fine but misses to hit.
53.3
0
N Wagner to Rahman, A replica of the first delivery and the batsman tries the same shot and misses again.
53.2
0
N Wagner to Rahman, Length delivery outside off, Rahman tries to heave a big shot over mid-wicket but totally plays down the wrong line.
53.1
0
N Wagner to Rahman, Comes from round the wicket to the left hander, pitches it short on middle. Rahman goes on his knees to play the upper cut but misses to get bat on ball.
52.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, A bad delivery pitched outside leg and goes wide. Boult just gets away with it. The umpire gives the FIRST OFFICIAL WARNING TO BOULT for running on the pitch.
52.5
4
Boult to Mahmudullah, FOUR! A good timing shot! A short pitch delivery around off, Mahmudullah goes on the back foot. Using the angle and pace just plays it with precision towards point for a boundary.
52.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, A length delivery outside off angling away, Mahmudullah shoulders his arms.
52.3
1
T Boult to Rahman, A full length delivery on middle and leg, Rahman makes some room and hits towards mid-wicket for a single.
52.2
0
T Boult to Rahman, A short pitch delivery outside off, tempting Mustafizur to play. Rahman almost falls for the trap, attempting an upper cut but misses it.
52.1
6
T Boult to Rahman, SIX! Freaky six. A short ball, around middle, Mustafizur looks to pull but gets a top edge. The ball flies straight in the air but well over the keeper and beyond the ropes.

Trent Boult is back on. 14-4-41-3 so far.

51.6
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, A short ball down the leg side, the skipper looks to pull but misses. Wagner smiles and starts to sledge Mahmudullah. He gets something back in return and both players continue to chirp. A watchful Paul Reiffel is observing all and is smiling too. Must have been reminded of his haydays, the former Aussie speedster.
51.5
2
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Half tracker near the shoulders, Mahmudullah pulls it away. He gets the elevation but could not get the timing. The fielder at short mid-wicket runs behind and gathers up the ball. The batsman complete a brace.
51.4
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah stands up on his toes to play this short ball.
51.3
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Shorter delivery going down leg, the batsman manages to leave it to the keeper.
51.2
0
Wagner to Mahmudullah, Changes his line totally, Wagner goes for the blockhole. Mahmudullah manages to dig it out at the last moment.
51.1
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Back of a length delivery angling away outside off, defended from the back foot.
50.6
0
Tim Southee to Rahman, A loopy full length delivery on leg, Rahman flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
50.5
0
Tim Southee to Rahman, Change of angle for Mustifizur. A bouncer, pitched on off and middle, Rahman ducks it.
50.4
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A short of good length delivery around off, Mahmudullah goes on the back foot and lets the ball come to him, opens the face the bat towards point, adds a run to the scoreboard.
50.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A well-directed bouncer. Pitched on middle, ducked by Mahmudullah.
50.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Back of length on middle, defended under his eyes on the back foot.
50.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A short of length delivery around off, defended easily by Mahmudullah on the back foot.

A bit of a halt in play. Mahmudullah is having some issue with his right shoulder. The physio is out in the middle.

49.6
0
N Wagner to Rahman, Bouncer to end the over, Rahman defends it from the crease.
49.5
1
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, LUCKY! Mahmudullah backs away to play the pull on this length ball but gets a thick top edge. The ball skies to the area between mid on and mid off and falls just between them. A single taken.
49.4
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Full outside off, the batsman tries to drive but misses to put bat on ball.
49.3
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, On a good length around off, the skipper hops to defend but the ball moves away and takes the leading edge. Lands safely on the off side.
49.2
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Fine shot to bring up a fighting half century. Mahmudullah backs away to this short ball and clubs it straight back over the bowler's head. It has been a wonderful knock. Can someone stay around with him and drag this entertainment a bit longer? A possible century perhaps?
49.1
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Wagner comes from round the wicket, bowls a half tracker. Mahmudullah plays the hook shot but could not get the timing. The balls takes the top edge and goes above the keeper who tries a jumping effort to stop the ball but misses.
48.6
0
Tim Southee to Rahman, Around off, blocked from the crease.
48.5
0
Tim Southee to Rahman, A back of length on middle stump moving in for the lefty, watchfully defended on the back foot.
48.4
2
Southee to Rahman, A full length delivery, around off, Rahman chips it over the bowler. Mustafizur completes a couple before the ball was fielded by mid on.
48.3
6
Tim Southee to Rahman, TOP EDGE, SIX! First of the innings. A length ball on middle, Mustafizur decides to go for broke and swings hard. Gets a top edge but has enough wood on it to clear long leg.
48.2
0
Tim Southee to Rahman, Full and around off, Mustafizur goes back and pushes it uppishly towards the off side.
48.1
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and around off, moving away, Mahmudullah pushes it towards point for a single.
47.6
0
N Wagner to Rahman, Comes around the wicket and bowls a harmless bouncer outside leg, the Fizz gets across and lets it go.
47.5
0
N Wagner to Rahman, A bouncer around leg stump, Mustafizur ducks.

Mustafizur Rahman walks in at number 9, replacing Taijul.

47.4
0
N Wagner to Islam, OUT! CAUGHT! Number 7 down and Wagner has his third on the trot. Changes the angle and comes from over the wicket but bowls the same line like the previous one. Taijul tried to play the same shot but could not keep it to the ground this time, gets it off his gloves. Tom Latham at silly point takes it comfortably. The match is hastening towards a completion now.
47.3
0
N Wagner to Islam, Changes the line on this one, bowls it outside off. Islam jumps and defends it to the ground.
47.2
0
N Wagner to Islam, Similar delivery, Islam moves across to play it fine but misses to hit this one.
47.1
0
N Wagner to Islam, Short of a length delivery outside leg, Islam moves across and leaves it.
46.6
4
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, FOUR! A short pitched length outside off, Mahmudullah plays a pull, gets a top edge and the ball goes through mid-wicket for a boundary. 12 runs from this over. Bangladesh are trailing by 51 runs.
46.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A well bowled bouncer for a comeback, pitched on middle, ducked by Mahmudullah.
46.4
4
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Same line and length outside off and short, a beauty shot by Mahmudullah goes on the back foot and applies a square cut. The ball rockets away behind point.
46.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A short length delivery, well outside off, left alone.
46.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A short ball pitched around off. Slashed on the back foot by Mahmudullah. A good fielding effort at gully.
46.1
4
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, OVERTHROWS! Full and outside off, Mahmudullah punches it behind point. Comes back for the second but the throw is well wide of the keeper and goes towards mid-wicket. The batsmen run two more. Four runs in total.

Stand-in captain Tim Southee returns. 9-1-35-0 so far.

45.6
0
N Wagner to Islam, Pitches this one fuller, Taijul moves across and tries to play it fine but the keeper cuts it off going to his right.
45.5
0
N Wagner to Islam, Short ball from round the wicket, Taijul ducks this one.

Taijul Islam walks in at number 8, replacing Mithun.

45.4
0
N Wagner to Das, OUT! Well, caught this time. It is not Mahmudullah but Wagner gets another wicket off a short ball. Bounced in around off, Das goes for the pull but gets a top edge. The ball goes straight to Trent Boult waiting at fine leg, running a bit towards his left and completes the formalities. Innings defeat still on? 63 runs adrift.
45.3
1
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, TOP EDGE, SAFE! Miscommunication between the fielders. A short ball, around off, Mahmudullah goes for the pull but gets a top edge. The ball goes behind short leg and there is a man at square leg too. But neither go for it. The keeper Peter Bocock runs all the way from his position but cannot get there. Wagner is not happy. That should have been taken by square leg.
45.2
1
N Wagner to Das, A short ball, pulled towards long leg for a run.
45.1
0
N Wagner to Das, A bouncer outside leg, ducked under.
44.6
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, A length delivery on middle, watchfully defended on the back foot.
44.5
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Full and around middle, watchfully blocked out.
44.4
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, A peach of a delivery. Pitched on a fuller length, angling in and changing direction upon pitching around off. Mahmudullah was well beaten while going for a cover drive.
44.3
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Around middle and leg, pushed towards short mid-wicket.
44.2
4
M Henry to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Expertly placed. Outside off, on a length, Mahmudullah steers it behind point for a boundary! Moves to 31.
44.1
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, On a good length around off, defended to the off side.
43.6
0
N Wagner to Das, A bouncer to end the over as well, ducked under.
43.5
0
N Wagner to Das, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
43.4
0
N Wagner to Das, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
43.3
0
N Wagner to Das, A bouncer, outside leg, ducked under.

Liton Das walks in at number 7, replacing Mithun.

43.2
0
N Wagner to M Mithun, OUT! CAUGHT! Mithun has finally fallen to Wagner's short balls. He misses out on a half century. Wagner bowls it around his ribs, Mithun tries to help it round the corner and gets it on his bat but the fielder was placed there right for that shot. Southee at leg gully takes a nice catch near his chest. Bangladesh have lost half of their side. The deficit is still 69.
43.1
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Wagner is trying the short deliveries here, bowls another half tracker. Mithun ducks and leaves it alone.
42.6
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Outside off, left alone.
42.5
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, That is a beauty! Full and outside off, Mahmudullah looks to drive but the ball comes in a long way and beats the inside edge!
42.4
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Around off, defended from the crease.
42.3
2
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Full and around middle, flicked through square leg for a couple.
42.2
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Around middle, helped to the leg side.
42.1
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Full and just outside off, Mahmudullah defends it back down the pitch.
41.6
4
N Wagner to Mithun, FOUR! Not a bad shot. On a good length around off, Mithun gets on his toes and helps it above square leg for a boundary! 150 UP FOR BANGLADESH. Trail by 71.
41.5
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Wagner has been on a short ball barrage, tries to bounce him up but Mithun ducks right in time to let it go over his head.
41.4
0
N Wagner to Mithun, The batsman stands his crease and plays this short ball really well.
41.3
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Just like the first delivery and the result is actually the same.
41.2
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Bowls this one on a good length on middle stump angling away, played towards the cover fielder for no run.
41.1
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Short ball to start the over, Mithun ducks and leaves it.

Some issue with the ball. The Kiwis are showing it to the umpire. Looks like some thread has come off. It is being cut off.

40.6
4
M Henry to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Back of length outside off, Mahmudullah slashes it hard but gets an outside edge. The ball flies over the slips and Mahmudullah gets a boundary in the third man area.
40.6
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Wide! Another attempted bouncer but Henry applies too much of effort. Pitched on off, the ball goes above the batsman's head and it is a wide.
40.5
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, A well directed bouncer pitched on off, watchfully ducked by Mahmudullah.
40.4
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Short of good length, pitched around off, defended on the back foot.
40.3
4
M Henry to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Lovely wristwork. Full and around middle, Mahmudullah flicks it beautifully through square leg and finds the fence. The skipper moves to 21.
40.2
0
M Henry to Mahmudullah, Around middle, the skipper looks to flick but misses and is hit on the thigh pad.
40.1
4
M Henry to Mahmudullah, FOUR! A bad delivery outside off, pitched short and Mahmudullah offers a cut shot towards point. Nicholls gets an awkward bounce and misfields it standing at point, and the ball touches the boundary ropes.

DRINKS BREAK. Not a bad passage of play for either side. New Zealand have managed to pick up a wicket while Bangladesh have managed to lose ONLY one wicket. They are trying hard to survive, playing it out passage-wise and seeing off hour by hour. The deficit is still 88 and they do not have much batting left. The barricade of short stuff has started and it will require top concentration to avoid attacking strokes.

39.6
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Bouncer to end the over, Mithun goes back and leaves it alone.
39.5
0
N Wagner to Mithun, OUCH! This would hurt. Wagner bowls it short to Mithun, who tries to defend from the back foot but plays it down the wrong line. The bat was nowhere close to the ball and it hits Mithun hard on his ribs.
39.4
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Short ball on middle, Mithun backs away and tries to play the upper cut but could not connect. The ball misses the edge and goes straight to the keeper.
39.3
1
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Outside leg, the skipper hops across and nudges it towards fine leg for a single.
39.2
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, On a good length outside off, angling away, Mahmudullah feels for it but misses.
39.1
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Fine shot. A short ball, around off, Mahmudullah pulls it through square leg and finds the boundary.

Short leg comes into play. Tom Latham it is under the lid.

38.6
4
M Henry to Mithun, FOUR! Back of length, pitched on middle leg, swinging in for Mithun, he plays a loose flick shot of his pads and the ball flies through an empty mid-wicket region. The ball touches the boundary ropes.
38.5
0
M Henry to Mithun, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
38.4
0
M Henry to M Mithun, Fullish in length, driven straight to mid on.
38.3
0
M Henry to Mithun, Short of a good length, swings in the air but goes out after pitching on off stump. Mithun hops across to defend but gets a leading edge which does not carry to cover.
38.2
0
M Henry to Mithun, A bouncer and around off, Mithun ducks. The ball swerves a long way after pitching.
38.1
0
M Henry to Mithun, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
37.6
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, This one was bowled outside leg, the batsman leaves it alone.
37.5
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Back of a length delivery outside leg, Mahmudullah plays it fine off his pads. The ball rolls away to the vacant fine leg region. Boundary signalled.
37.4
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah tries to hook on this short delivery but could not connect and it misses the top edge. The ball goes straight to the keeper who appeals but the umpire straightaway denies.
37.3
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Pitched short outside leg, Mahmudullah plays the pull shot with perfect timing and the ball races away to the fence at the backward square leg region.
37.2
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Goes short this time, Mahmudullah ducks and it goes straight to the keeper.
37.1
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Starts his over for the day with a back of a length delivery at the batsman's ribs, defended off the back foot.

Neil Wagner into the attack too. Southee ringing in the changes. 4-2-8-0 so far.

36.6
0
M Henry to Mithun, Length ball on off, sliding in for Mithun. He was trying flick it on the back foot but the ball hits him on his thigh pad, just a routine appeal from behind the stumps.
36.5
0
M Henry to Mithun, Outside off, back of length, left alone.
36.4
0
M Henry to Mithun, A length ball around off, watchfully shown the full bat by Mithun, straight to mid on.
36.3
0
M Henry to Mithun, On a good length outside off, defended from the crease.
36.2
0
M Henry to Mithun, A back of length this time, pitched around off and the ball swinging in, defended with ease by Mithun.
36.1
0
M Henry to Mithun, Henry starts with a short of length ball, easily defended on the back foot.

Matt Henry into the attack as well. 4-2-17-1 so far.

35.6
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Fuller delivery outside off, watchfully defended off the front foot.
35.5
1
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Strays on the pads, Mithun clips it to the square leg region for a single.
35.4
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Just like the second delivery, plays a full ball which takes the inside edge onto his pads.
35.3
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Full ball outside off, left alone.
35.2
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Similar length on the pads, Mithun tries to defend but gets the inside edge on his pads & it rolls to the bowler.
35.1
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Full ball to start the over, driven straight to mid off.
34.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Full and straight, pushed back to the bowler.
34.5
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Another short ball, around off, Mahmudullah sways away from the line.
34.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Around middle and off, pushed back to the bowler.
34.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Full and just around off, swinging in slightly, watchfully defended back to the bowler.
34.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Around off, angling away, shouldered arms to.
34.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Full and around middle and leg, watchfully defended.
33.6
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Outside off, length ball, a good leave by Mithun.
33.5
0
de Grandhomme to M Mithun, Full length around off, shown full face of the bat, straight to mid off.
33.4
2
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Outside off, punched through point for a couple.
33.4
0
de Grandhomme to M Mithun, Wide! A bouncer pitched on middle, ducked by Mithun. Wide given by the umpire.
33.3
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
33.2
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Change in line, fuller length angling in for Mithun. Defends it under his eyes.
33.1
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Length ball, outside off, left alone.
32.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Around middle and off, pushed back to the bowler. Successful over for Boult.
32.5
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
32.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, A bouncer around middle and leg, ducked under.
32.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Outside off, quietly left alone this time.
32.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On a good length outside off, Mahmudullah pushes at it away from his body and gets an outside edge. Lands short of gully.

Skipper Mahmudullah walks in at number 6, replacing Sarkar.

32.1
0
T Boult to Sarkar, OUT! Edged and taken! There goes the first wicket of the day. Boult has not taken long to strike. What a delivery to get Sarkar. He was having trouble to play his outswingers and gets caught on this one. Coming to the ball, it was pitched back off a length. Sarkar tries to poke at it, but the ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Taylor at first slip who takes it easily. Sarkar doesn't make much use of the opportunities given to him, first a run out miss and then a dropped catch. Bangladesh are still trailing by 109 runs. NZ need 6 more wickets to end this match.
31.6
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
31.5
4
de Grandhomme to Mithun, FOUR! Nice shot. Full and around off, Mithun walks into the shot and drives it down the ground. Mid on gives it a chase but comes second best.
31.4
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Similar ball, shouldered arms to again.
31.3
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, On a good length outside off, angling away, left alone.
31.2
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Around off, driven back to the bowler.
31.1
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Full and outside off, swinging away, Mithun looks to drive but gets an outside edge which lands in front of gully.

Colin de Grandhomme into the attack now. 2-0-3-0 so far.

30.6
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Back off a length delivery, defended off the back foot.
30.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, The batsman got beaten on this delivery as he was playing down the wrong line. The ball was pitched short and shaped away a little, missed Sarkar's outside edge and went straight to the keeper.
30.4
3
T Boult to Mithun, Full ball outside off, driven through the cover region. Both the cover fielders give it a chase and pull it off just inside the boundary. 3 runs completed.
30.3
0
T Boult to Mithun, Short ball on his ribs, Mithun does well to evade this one.
30.2
0
T Boult to Mithun, Piched this one short, Mithun ducks down as it was near his head. The keeper takes it above his head.
30.1
0
T Boult to Mithun, On a length outside off, moving away, dabbed to gully.
29.6
0
Southee to Sarkar, A dropped chance! Hard chance, but will go down as dropped by Southee. Full toss on middle and leg, swinging in for Sarkar, Soumya wanted to play with the full face but the bat turns in his hand and Southee has a tough chance in his followthrough. He gives a diving effort but unfortunately for him, the ball doesn't stick in his left hand.
29.5
4
Tim Southee to S Sarkar, FOUR! Back of length outside off and moving away, Sarkar had his eye lit up for that and and slashes it hard in the air, the ball flies above gully and gets to the boundary ropes. Brings up the 50-run stand between the pair. That will be a sigh of relief for Bangladesh.
29.4
2
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Slightly fuller in length on off, almost a yorker, Sarkar lets the ball come to him and watchfully nudges to point for a double. And that is 100 up for Bangladesh on scoreboard.
29.3
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Short of good length around off, with hint of away swing, Sarkar shoulders his arms.
29.2
1
Tim Southee to Mithun, Short and outside off, extra bounce, fended towards point for a single.
29.1
0
Tim Southee to Mithun, Around middle, defended to the leg side.
28.6
0
T Boult to Sarkar, That's an outstanding delivery. Boult bowls it on a length angling away to the batsman, Sarkar is beaten up by the movement. He tries to defend it, but gets an outside edge which falls just short of Taylor at second slip.
28.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Fuller ball on off stump line, defended by Sarkar.
28.4
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Short of a length delivery, beats the outside edge just by an inch.
28.3
3
T Boult to Mithun, RUN OUT CHANCE MISSED! Poor stuff from the substitute keeper. Sarkar was gone for all money. Outside off, Mithun punched it through the covers and started into a jog. He was accompanied by Sarkar and the duo calmly completed a couple and also turned blind for the third. There was no urgency in the running and the throw came in at a nice height to the keeper Peter Bocock with Soumya halfway down. However, the keeper fumbles it.
28.2
0
T Boult to Mithun, Changes the angle on this one, comes from round the wicket, pulls the length short. Mithun goes on the back foot to defend it.
28.1
0
T Boult to Mithun, Back of a length delivery just outside off, Mithun defends it to the covers.
27.6
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Wide outside off, left alone by Sarkar, just too wide by Southee for the batsman to make any contact.
27.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, A beautiful drive straight to mid off, pitched on off, length ball moving away, Sarkar plays with a full face, straight to mid off. Some batting knocking routine.
27.4
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Short of good length on leg, defended on the back foot by Sarkar.
27.3
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Shorter length pitched on middle-leg, watchfully defended by Sarkar under his eyes.
27.2
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Full and outside off again, Soumya drives this loosely, in the air, but just eludes the man at short cover!
27.1
4
Tim Southee to Sarkar, FOUR! SUBLIME! Full and outside off, Sarkar drives this straight back past the non-striker, beating mid off with consummate ease!
26.6
0
T Boult to Mithun, Dot ball to end the over. Pitching inside the tram line. Mithun goes forward to attempt the drive, but pulls away at the end.
26.5
0
T Boult to Mithun, Similar delivery, similar result. Mithun leaves this one.
26.4
0
T Boult to Mithun, Fuller in length this time, left alone to the keeper.
26.3
0
T Boult to Mithun, Another short ball, defended watchfully off the back foot.
26.2
0
T Boult to Mithun, Short ball on the body, Mithun defends it off the back foot.
26.1
0
T Boult to Mithun, Full ball angling away, Mithun shoulders arms.
25.6
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Length ball on middle-leg, showed full face of the bat, straight to the bowler.
25.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Shorter in length, Southee was looking for a bouncer, pitched on off, ducked by Sarkar.
25.4
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Length ball outside off, left alone.
25.3
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Length ball on off, moving away, nicely shouldered arms to that.
25.2
4
Tim Southee to Sarkar, FOUR! A juicy volley on off, lofted over covers by Sarkar for a boundary. That was a positive shot by Sarkar, showing character for the survival for this Test.
25.1
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Way outside off by Southee, left alone by Sarkar.
25.1
0
Tim Southee to S Sarkar, WIDE! Superb keeping though. A short ball, banged in the middle of the pitch, Sarkar ducks but the ball keeps on rising. Substitute keeper, Peter Bocock, leaps full stretch and takes it with one glove.
24.6
0
T Boult to Mithun, FOUR LEG BYES! Strays in line, bowls it around leg, Mithun gets across and looks to flick but misses. The ball though kisses his thigh pads and goes past the diving keeper to the fine leg fence.
24.5
0
T Boult to Mithun, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
24.4
0
T Boult to Mithun, Outside off, left alone.
24.3
1
T Boult to Sarkar, Down the leg side, helped wide of mid on for a single.
24.2
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
24.1
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Full and outside off, Sarkar feels for it but misses.

Trent Boult to bowl from the other end.

23.6
1
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Change of line this time, length ball on leg. Flicked for a single towards mid-wicket by Sarkar.
23.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Shorter in length, pitched outside off, angled away for the lefty, left alone.
23.4
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Length ball outside off, left alone by Soumya.
23.3
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Full length on off, easily defended by Soumya.
23.2
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Outside off, gentle tempter, fuller in length, left alone.
23.1
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Full and outside off, Sarkar pushes at this a bit loosely, cannot quite control it and just about eludes the diving short cover fielder. Cover mops it up.

Okay. We are all ready for the game to begin. Tim Southee to start off proceedings to Soumya Sarkar. Mohammad Mithun is at the other end. Here we go...

WEATHER - It is pretty overcast with a slight chance of rain. Hopefully, it does not rain.

1 session? 2 sessions? Whole day? How long will the game last? With 7 wickets in hand, probably you back the Kiwis to finish this off in a session. Can Bangladesh offer some resistance? Hello and a warm welcome to the final day's play of the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Wellington.

... DAY 5, SESSION 1 ...

Thus, the Test which was looking like a hopeless one has suddenly turned into one which could surely have a result. The Kiwis are sure favourites with just 7 wickets to take and a lead of 141 yet to boot. The best the Tigers can hope for is to salvage a draw. They would not mind some help from the fickle weather of Wellington but the forecast is decent for Tuesday. An exciting finish is expected for sure, will the home side wrap up the game and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series or will Bangladesh manage to take it to the final Test with the series still alive? Join us at 1030 local (2130 GMT, Monday night) to find out. Till then, take care and cheers!

Ross Taylor says that he is really happy with his hundred and more so because it was a difficult pitch to bat on where any particular ball could get your wicket. He says that he was lucky to survive the morning and that the heavy roller they used was helpful in the end. When asked about the speed with which they batted today, he informs us that it had to be done especially since it was a 3-day Test. Ross tells us that their plan was to attack the seamers as they had only 3 in their side. They initially wanted a lead of 100 just to get a result in the game but feels that this was a bonus. Gets emotional when asked about going past Crowe's 17 centuries and says it would have made him proud. He signs off by saying that they want to pick up early wickets on Day 5 and they don't mind chasing 40-50 runs in the final innings if that happens. Finally, he also adds that this surface is still less green than the Hobart one that he played on in the past.

The day belonged to Ross Taylor. He made his 18th ton in Tests, going past his role model and former hero, Martin Crowe. He converted it into a double century and along with the company of Williamson and Nicholls, he set a lead of 221 runs over the away side. Trent Boult started off the second innings on a super note with a second-ball wicket of Tamim Iqbal. That rocked the visitors and they lost 2 more wickets until Stumps. Mohammad Mithun and Soumya Sarkar are unbeaten right now and will look to come on Day 5 and bat a long time if their team is to have any hopes. Just before you go though, a special interview comes your way!

What a Test match we have witnessed here at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. 2 days washed out, 2 days of super-fast Test cricket. Day 4 started with the hosts, New Zealand starting at 38/2 in pursuit of Bangladesh's 211. They provided a batting masterclass as they attacked and attacked adding 394 runs to their overnight score, 200 of which came of Ross Taylor's bat. They ended up declaring with a lot of time left in the final session and they even managed to pick up 3 wickets in the 2nd innings of the visitors. The lead is still 141 and the hosts will be more than hopeful of claiming a victory on Day 5 provided the weather remains good like it did on Day 4 all day long!

22.6
1
T Boult to Sarkar, Bowls a yorker on off, Sarkar manages to dig it out. It goes towards point. The batsmen cross ends. THAT IS ALSO STUMPS ON DAY 4.
22.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Outside off, Sarkar offers no shot.
22.4
0
T Boult to Sarkar, On a good length on off, Sarkar defends it out.
22.3
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Bowls a bouncer, the left-hander does well to duck under it.
22.2
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Full on middle, Sarkar plays it uppishly towards mid on where it just fell short of the fielder.
22.1
0
T Boult to Sarkar, On a good length on off, Sarkar looks to defend but it goes of the bottom edge towards gully.
21.6
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Short delivery on off, Mithun stands tall and defends it off the back foot.
21.5
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Bowls it down the leg side, the batsman lets it go.
21.4
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Bowls a bouncer at 135.2 kph, Mithun ducks underneath it.
21.3
4
N Wagner to M Mithun, FOUR! Good shot. Short of a length delivery, Mithun pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
21.2
0
N Wagner to Mithun, On a good length on off, Mithun defends it off the back foot.
21.1
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Short of a length delivery, Mithun rises on his toes and looks to nudge but gets an edge wide of short leg.
20.6
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Consecutive bouncers from Trent Boult. Bowls a bouncer, the left-hander ducks underneath it. 8 runs have come from the over.
20.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Bowls a bouncer, Sarkar does well to duck under it.
20.4
4
T Boult to Sarkar, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Soumya Sarkar. Full on middle and leg, Sarkar flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
20.3
4
T Boult to Sarkar, FOUR! Cracking shot. Full and outside off, Sarkar drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
20.2
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Full on leg, Sarkar looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
20.1
0
T Boult to Sarkar, On a good length and outside off, Sarkar defends it off the back foot.
19.6
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Bouncer to end the over! Aimed at the head, Mohammad ducks under it and lets it go.
19.5
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Over the wicket again, Mithun stands tall and defends the ball onto the surface.
19.4
4
N Wagner to Mithun, FOUR! Beautifully done! A bouncer from around the wicket by Wagner, Mithun gets outside the line and then upper cuts the ball over the slips for a boundary.
19.3
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Around the wicket on this occasion, defended by the batsman towards point.
19.2
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Another bouncer on middle, MM ducks under the ball and lets it go.
19.1
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Short of a length on top of middle stump, Mithun stands tall and fends the ball onto the surface.
18.6
0
T Boult to Sarkar, On a good length and outside off, Sarkar looks to defend but gets beaten due to the movement on this one. Good shape on this one.
18.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, On a good length on off, Sarkar defends it out.
18.4
1
T Boult to Mithun, Length delivery on middle, Mithun flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
18.3
4
T Boult to Mithun, FOUR! Length delivery on off, Mithun taps it through point for a boundary.
18.2
3
T Boult to Sarkar, Full and outside off, Sarkar drives it through covers. The batsmen get three runs.
18.1
0
T Boult to Sarkar, On a good length on off, Sarkar defends it off the back foot.

Trent Boult is back into the attack.

17.6
0
N Wagner to Mithun, So close! A bouncer aimed perfectly at the grill of the batsman, Mithun has to jump to fend it off before he suddenly decides to sway out of the way. He was late in dropping his hands down and the ball went really close to the gloves before going through to the keeper.
17.5
0
N Wagner to Mithun, On a good length on middle, Mithun keeps it out.
17.4
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Bowls it down the leg side, Mithun lets it go.
17.3
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Bowls a bouncer, Mithun does well to duck under it.
17.2
0
N Wagner to M Mithun, Full on off, Mithun drives it to covers.
17.1
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Short delivery on leg, Mithun looks to defend but gets hit on the glove.
16.6
0
M Henry to Sarkar, Bowls a bouncer, the left-hander ducks underneath it.
16.5
0
M Henry to Sarkar, On a good length again on middle, the left-hander defends it out.
16.4
0
M Henry to Sarkar, On a good length on off, Sarkar blocks it.
16.3
0
M Henry to Sarkar, Bowls a bumper, Sarkar does well to duck under it.
16.2
0
M Henry to Sarkar, Again on a good length and outside off, Sarkar defends it off his back foot.
16.1
0
M Henry to Sarkar, On a good length on off, Sarkar defends it out.
15.6
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Bowls a bouncer, Mithun does well to duck under it. Maiden over from Neil Wagner. Good start from him.
15.5
0
N Wagner to Mithun, On a good length and outside off, the batsman lets it go.
15.4
0
N Wagner to Mithun, On a good length on middle, Mithun blocks it well.
15.3
0
N Wagner to Mithun, On a good length on middle, Mithun defends it off the back foot.
15.2
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Short of a length delivery outside off, Mithun lets it through to the keeper.
15.1
0
N Wagner to Mithun, Outside off, Mithun leaves it alone.

Neil Wagner, the hero of the first innings, to bowl now.

14.6
0
M Henry to Sarkar, On a short length outside off, Sarkar stands tall and defends the ball onto the surface.
14.5
0
M Henry to Sarkar, Fuller one on off stump, driven back by SS. Henry goes down to his left and makes a half stop. The ball rolls to the leg side but the batsman do not take a run off the misfield.
14.4
0
M Henry to Sarkar, Goes short once more closer to the off stump, Sarkar sways out of the line of the ball and lets it go.
14.3
0
M Henry to Sarkar, On a short length outside off, left alone by Soumya.

Soumya Sarkar walks in at number 5.

14.2
0
M Henry to Islam, OUT! Three down! Henry has done it courtesy of the steep bounce! Neil Wagner had mentioned about it yesterday and a pace compatriot has done the job today. A short length ball on the leg stump line, Shadman looks to pull it but the extra bounce means the ball takes a faint top edge and goes through to Watling who takes a decent but easy catch. The umpire raises the finger after the bowler appeals and a dejected Islam has to walk off after a good-looking 29. The Kiwis are on a roll here.
14.1
0
M Henry to Islam, On a good length on off, Shadman keeps it out.
13.6
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Outside off, Mithun offers no shot.
13.5
0
de Grandhomme to M Mithun, Full on middle, Mithun plays it to mid on.
13.4
0
de Grandhomme to M Mithun, Full on off, Mithun drives it to mid off.
13.3
1
de Grandhomme to Islam, Length delivery on off, Islam plays it towards point for a single.
13.2
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, On a good length and outside off, Islam shoulders his arms to this one.
13.1
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Outside off, Islam does not bother to play at that.
12.6
4
M Henry to M Mithun, FOUR! Loose, loose shot from Mithun but he gets four for it! A length ball outside off, Mohammad hangs his bat out to push it through covers but gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies high and wide of third slip and to the rope. Lucky for the batsman. 9 runs off the over in the end.
12.5
2
M Henry to Mithun, Fuller length ball on middle, flicked away by Mithun. Couple taken by the batsmen. This brings up the 50 for the away side. The deficit is now 161.
12.4
2
M Henry to Mithun, Fuller length outside off, driven through cover for a couple of runs by Mohammad.
12.3
0
M Henry to Mithun, Short of a length outside off, Mithun stands on his toes and pats the ball down. He looks for a quick single but then decides against.
12.2
1
M Henry to Islam, Bowled at the hips once more, tucked around the corner for a single by Islam.
12.1
0
M Henry to Islam, On the hips of Shadman, he defends it on to the side of the surface.
11.6
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Outside off, Mithun leaves it alone.
11.5
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, On a good length on off, Mithun defends it off the back foot.
11.4
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Loud appeal for caught behind! The umpire is unmoved. Colin de Grandhomme was already celebrating in his run-up. On a good length and outside off, Mithun looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards BJ Watling who collects the ball and appeals. Colin de Grandhomme also then shouts but the umpire shakes his head. New Zealand think of a review and then decide against it. Replays show that it had hit the thigh pad so it was good of Tim Southee to not take it upstairs.
11.3
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Full on off, Mithun drives it to mid off.
11.2
2
de Grandhomme to Mithun, Full on middle, Mithun flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
11.1
0
de Grandhomme to Mithun, On a good length on off, Mithun defends it off the front foot.

Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack.

10.6
0
M Henry to Islam, Full on off, Shadman drives it to covers. 8 runs have come from the over.
10.5
4
M Henry to Islam, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Shadman Islam. Short and outside off, Islam cuts it through cover-point for a boundary.
10.4
4
M Henry to Islam, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Islam cuts it over point for a boundary.
10.3
0
M Henry to Islam, Bowls a bouncer, Shadman does well to duck under it.
10.2
0
M Henry to Islam, Outside off, Islam shoulders his arms to this one.
10.1
0
M Henry to Islam, On a good length and outside off, Islam looks to defend but gets beaten due to the away swing on this one.

Matt Henry is into the attack.

9.6
0
Tim Southee to Mithun, Full on middle, Mithun drives it back towards the bowler.
9.5
3
Tim Southee to Islam, Short and outside off, Islam slaps it through covers. The fielder chases it and stops it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets.
9.4
0
Tim Southee to S Islam, Full on off, Shadman drives it to mid off.
9.3
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Bowls a bouncer, Islam does well to duck under it.
9.2
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On a good length and outside off, Islam shoulders his arms to this one.
9.1
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Full on middle, Shadman defends it back towards the bowler.
8.6
0
T Boult to Mithun, Outside off, Mithun leaves it alone.
8.5
0
T Boult to Mithun, Length delivery on middle, the batsman nudges it to the leg side.
8.4
2
T Boult to Mithun, Full on middle, Mithun flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
8.3
0
T Boult to Mithun, Outside off, Mithun offers no shot.
8.2
1
T Boult to Islam, Length delivery on middle, Shadman flicks it towards square leg for a run.
8.1
0
T Boult to Islam, On a good length on off, Islam defends it off the back foot.
7.6
3
Tim Southee to Islam, On a good length on off, Islam cuts it through point. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets. 9 runs have come from the over.
7.5
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On a good length on middle, Shadman defends it out.
7.4
4
Tim Southee to Islam, FOUR! Full on leg, Islam looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.
7.3
2
Tim Southee to Islam, Length delivery on off, Islam plays it through point. The batsmen get two run.
7.2
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Outside off, Islam shoulders his arms to this one.
7.1
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On a good length on middle, Islam looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
6.6
0
T Boult to Mithun, On a good length on middle, Mithun defends it off the back foot. Maiden over and a wicket from it.
6.5
0
T Boult to Mithun, Outside off, Mithun offers no shot.
6.4
0
T Boult to Mithun, On a good length and outside off, Mithun lets it go.

Mohammad Mithun walks in next.

6.3
0
T Boult to Haque, OUT! Gone! Boult has got two! A length ball on middle stump line and slight movement away. Mominul plays down the wrong line looking to defend with a straight bat but the ball goes off the thick outside edge and straight to Southee at third slip who takes a good tumbling catch. Bangladesh is some trouble now and will need to stop losing wickets to the new ball. New Zealand and Boult seem to be on a roll though!
6.2
0
T Boult to Haque, On a good length on off, Mominul defends it off the front foot.
6.1
0
T Boult to Haque, On a good length and outside off, Haque does not bother to leave it.
5.6
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On a shorter length outside off, Shadman stands all and lets the ball go. Good over from Southee.
5.5
0
Tim Southee to Islam, The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman.
5.4
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Another jaffa! A short of a length ball on off stump line, Islam looks to defend it from the crease but the movement causes him to get beaten.
5.3
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Peach! Genuinely moved off the seam! A length ball bowled with cross-seam. The ball seems to have hit an indentation and gone laterally past the outside edge of Shadman before going to the keeper.
5.2
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Short bouncer, wide outside off, left alone by the batsman.
5.1
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Length ball outside off, left alone by Shadman Islam.
4.6
0
T Boult to Haque, On a good length and outside off, Haque looks to defend but gets beaten on this one due to the away swing on this one.
4.5
4
T Boult to Haque, FOUR! Poor delivery from Trent Boult. Length delivery on leg, Haque flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
4.4
0
T Boult to Haque, Outside off, the left-hander lets it go.
4.3
0
T Boult to Haque, Length delivery on middle, Mominul flicks it towards the leg side.
4.2
0
T Boult to Haque, On a good length on off, Mominul defends it out.
4.1
0
T Boult to M Haque, On a good length on off, Haque looks to defend but gets an outside edge towards slips. It fell short of the fielder.
3.6
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Bowls it wide outside off, Islam leaves it alone.
3.5
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On a good length and outside off, Islam shoulders his arms to this one.
3.4
2
Tim Southee to Islam, Length delivery on middle, Islam flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
3.3
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On middle, Islam keeps it out.
3.2
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On a good length on off, Islam defends it off the back foot.
3.1
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Bowls a bumper, Islam ducks underneath it.
2.6
4
T Boult to Haque, FOUR! Nice shot. Short and outside off, Haque cuts it over point for a boundary. Six runs have come from the over.
2.5
0
T Boult to Haque, Bowls a bouncer, Mominul does well to duck under it.
2.4
0
T Boult to Haque, On a good length on middle, Haque keeps it out.
2.3
0
T Boult to Haque, Bowls it down the leg side, Haque looks to flick but misses it.
2.2
2
T Boult to Haque, Full on middle, Haque flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
2.1
0
T Boult to Haque, On a good length on off, Haque defends it off the back foot.
1.6
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Short and wide outside off, Islam looks to cut but fails to put bat on ball.
1.5
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Wide outside off, left alone by SI.
1.4
4
Tim Southee to S Islam, FOUR! Too full, overpitched! Outside off and Shadman leans into the drive and gets it through covers for his first runs, a boundary.
1.3
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Fuller outside off, pushed towards mid off.
1.2
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On the pads, worked down the leg side by Islam.
1.1
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On a length and some inward movement brings it very close to the off stump but Shadman covers the line and leaves it well.

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
T Boult to Haque, A peach! On a line just outside off and good length, Haque ends up playing inside the line due to the away movement.
0.5
0
T Boult to Haque, Another one on the money just outside off, Mominul comes ahead and defends it with soft hands.
0.4
0
T Boult to Haque, Short of a length outside off, it is defended off the back foot by the batsman.
0.3
0
T Boult to Haque, Fuller length ball on the off stump, Mominul comes ahead and defends.

Mominul Haque comes in at no. 3.

0.2
0
Boult to T Iqbal, OUT! BOWLED! First breakthrough for New Zealand. First ball boundary, second ball bowled. It was a ripper. On a good length on off, Iqbal looks to defend but misses the line and gets bowled due to the ball holding its line. Beautiful bowling by Trent Boult. He is pumped up and so are his teammates. They sense a special victory here and this is the first stepping stone to it.
0.1
4
T Boult to Iqbal, FOUR! What a way to begin the innings. Nice shot. Boult starts with a full delivery on middle and leg, Iqbal flicks it through square leg for a boundary.