ICC Women’s World Cup 2/7/17

ICC Women’s World Cup Alert!

Today is a BIG day. Real big one.

Four matches today, and real interesting clashes too.

Australia, high on confidence after their relatively easy wins against West Indies and Sri Lanka face off against their rivals across the ditch, New Zealand, who’d be hoping for a game, and a win today after their disappointing washout against South Africa.

Likewise, South Africa would hope the rainclouds stay away as they face a winless West Indies.

England face Sri Lanka today. Sri Lanka would be hoping to take confidence from Chamari Athapaththu’s ton against Australia, and counter the English batting that notched up 377 against Pakistan last week.

The subcontinent boils with anticipation and excitement as India take on rivals Pakistan at Grace Road. India are on a high, Smriti Mandhana and captain Mithali Raj have been in fine form, and the bowling seems to have clicked as India restricted WI to just 183 in 50 overs their last match.

Pakistan haven’t had a win yet, but will be hopeful of opening their account. Ayesha Zafar’s fifty against England before the rain sealed the result was a knock that showed class and endurance.


Who will cement their positions up the points table, and who will end up in a dicey situation?

This World Cup has been one of surprises and shockers, so don’t sit back making predictions, get up, get online and watch your matches!

3 pm, let the games begin.

What a Sunday.

ICC Women’s World Cup: 21/6

21st June, 2017.

The World Cup is just three days away, and are fortunes swinging already. Keep your money in your pocket, sir, there’s no obvious winner here!

Today’s warm up fixtures are include India taking on Sri Lanka at Chesterfield and New Zealand facing England in Derby.

India have bounced back nicely from their complete defeat to New Zealand, taking the opportunity to test the wicket and test their batting, putting up 275-8 in their 50. (Sri Lanka are yet to bat.)

Captain Mithali Raj top scored with a fluent 85, Poonam Raut scored 69 along with opener Smriti Mandhana (44) to put on an opening partnership of 92 runs.



In the other warm up, New Zealand have been skittles out for 130 by England.  Laura Marsh was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 wickets and giving 7 runs in just 4 overs that she bowled. Gunn, Shrubsole and Hartley picked 2 apiece.

New Zealand lost opener Priest in just the 2nd over (6-1) and never were able to recover from that. England cruising for a victory here, 51-1 in 11 overs, needing 80 to win in 38 overs.


On a side note, I am in shock. I did not know Charlotte Edwards retired. When did this happen!? Heather Knight is now captain.

While we wait for the innings break to end at Chesterfield, here’s some thing to occupy y’all.

When you say ‘Purple patch’, it hardly gets better than this.

And we’re back. Shikha Pandey takes the ball. First over. Tidy. Just 2 from it. Nipuni Hansika and Hasini Perera open for Sri Lanka here.


England still need 63 runs from 34 overs.

Aside: I found BCCI women’s Twitter! https://mobile.twitter.com/BCCIWomen

I’ll do my share of sharing. Here’s me setting off to find all the femme cricket accounts. The official ones, of course.


Nat Sciver goes! She’s caught on 38, b Lea Tahuhu c Katie Perkins. England 110-2, needing 21 off 27 overs.

Early wicket falls for Sri Lanka, just 2 and a half overs in, SL lose Nipunika for 3, it’s 6-1.

(a while later): 11 overs done and dusted, SL 24-1. Need 252 from 39.

Eng vs NZ: Danielle Wyatt goes for a duck! It’s Leigh Kasperek with the ball, Perkins takes another catch, 23 overs up, it’s 115-3. 15 to go, 26.3 overs left.

One’s done. A half century comes up for Tammy Beaumont and England have reached their target. Beaumont remains not out on 51. England 123-3 beat New Zealand by 7 wickets.


India making inroads in the other game. 28 overs gone, Sri Lanka 90-3.

Scorecard so far. (Courtesy icc-cricket.com

Three-fifths of this innings are done!

30 overs up, SL 97-3. Need 179 to win from 20 overs. Gettable? Or will India prove their bowling might?

Over 31 and 100’s up for SL! 176 needed off 19 overs.

33 overs done, and a 50 runs partnership has been put on for the 3rd wicket. SL’s highest so far. 111-3 after 33.

SL’s current Run Rate is 3.4, the required rate is creeping close to 10 an over. (9.93). 159 needed off 16 overs.

SL now need 151 in 14 overs.

Okay, as is promised. A quick Google search, and here’s all the official team Twitters I can provide.

New Zealand
West Indies
Ireland (not a part of this WC)

The rest can be found on their Board’s handles, and are people coming out to support their teams!

13 overs to go, victory 148 runs/ 7 wickets away!

39th over: Weerakodi (39) goes, Shikha Pandey bowls her through and breaks the partnership, 135-4.

136-4. 11 overs to go, 140 needed.

SL 144-4. Almost Nelson, eh? 9 overs to go, 132-4.

And it’s broken! Siriwardena goes, and Ekta Bisht is the cause! 8.5 to go, SL 144-5!

150 comes up and another one goes. SL 152-6, 7.4 overs to go.

6 overs, 123 runs remain to be scored.

120 needed off 5 overs, India warming up clinically.

Oh, dear, Dilani Mandora has got herself out on 49! lbw Rajeshwari Gayekwad, the 7th wicket’s down, it’s 158-7!

162-7, 3 overs to go, the run deficit is 114.

2 more wickets have fallen, an over and a half to go, 165-9.

Wel, that’s the game! 1.2 overs left, but Sri Lanka have lost their last wicket, Mahadevi has been run out, and out of this match.

SL 166 all out.


Good batting, good bowling, India completely outplayed Sri Lanka today. Very decent practice for the women in blue, And that’s it from me for today! Adios!

A Champions Trophy Special.

Just faffing around.

In recognition of the Champions Trophy going on in England and Wales right now, I’ve sat down for a while and absolutely lost it. Hope you like it!

Little one liner player name puns to follow.


All Hales Alex!

Ro, Ro, Ro your boat, gently down the ground
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, smack it out of bounds.

Who needs two, when you have Dha-wan? (Neo’s got competition?)

English: Do you know your ABD’s?

Just Faf-ing around.

Rabada-ing defeat into your face.

Why not flourish a winning dish with some Coriander-son?

If you can’t beat ’em, you must be turning the Rochis.

Luke-warm won’t suffice. We need it Cooked better.
(I know, I know, I started out saying that we were going to stick to the CT for now! But that had it coming.)

Coming up, one Mor-taza victory.

We’re turning oppositions to Rubel.

The difference between the two teams was Starc.

While you’re lost in the Haze, we win the game.

Angelo Mathews is gonna blow your fuse.

Then Angelos smiled from above the skies crease.

Shami kebabs the opposition.

In Maths: Taking Root on both sides…
(Oh, what a match that’d be!)

Whatever Stokes your fire.

Firmly Rooted in victory.

What’s Cookin’ <complete the cheesy line>?

The match hangs in Ballance.


You were Warned.

We’re even-Stevens now.


We’re going South-ee for the season.

Try try try Guptill you succeed.

Have you payed your Billings?

(This makes no sense but) There’s Bears in Stow.

Would you like your bread with bacon or Nees-ham?

We’ll be Broom-ing up the opposition today.

Lumb’s got you under his thumb. (I’m aware, don’t remind me!)

This is your Swannsong.

Keep Holding on!!

Crowes wear the Black. 😉

Are you Straussed out yet?

(Alright, I’ll return to the CT.)



EnJoe the game!

Taylor-made success.

Buttler: How may I be of service?
Interlocutor: Mweeheehaahaaa let’s get smashing!!

Things have been a bit Rash-id.

Get Jos-tling.

Oh well, Maxwell.

Things are Cummings to an end.

Bohut Hussey aa rahi hai.

My insightful pal: You might be wondering why they call me de Kock. You know what’s bigger than my batting average?

Kung Fu Pandya (this one’s on the Internet.)

Be treated like Roy-alty.
(My father screwed up his nose at Jason Roy the first time he saw his name up and asked, “Is he Bengali?”)

Buried in Coal.

(Anyone who’s read my Indo-Aus series “coverage” knows I’ve tormented Steve O’Keefe and Peter Handscomb, a lot already. I’ll leave them alone this time! … But I’m not done with the third part of the trio yet!)

Wade through murky waters.

(Apologies in advance, but I’m taking a diversion here.)

Meg Lanning
Does her planning
Other teams receive canning
But popularity ain’t waning
‘Cause Australia keeps winning.

Hot Cross Runs, now available at all stadiums!

Following the match, Ball-to-ball.

There’s Broad scope for improvement.


And now I’ve exhausted my ideas… temporarily.

Keep running, and keep watching and reading!

Southern Saltwater Smoothie

Use the DRS to decide whether the DLS is in or out.

(I’m rooting for New Zealand, by the way.

Who else is watching?? (And are you an Aussie or a Kiwi for the day?)

)   New Zealand vs Australia, Champions Trophy 2017, match 2, and a rain reduced chase.

Steven Peter Devereux Smith. Captain of Australia. Fun fact. His name, when shortened to initials/on ESPN is SPD Smith. ESPN loves Power Rangers, or what. (Unrelated fact: Power Rangers was shot in New Zealand.)

53-3 in 9, and after a blistering cameo of four fours, Henriques removes himself for 18, same score as Warner who was the first to leave, 2 wickets ago.

Steve Smith follows, and for once, so does the New Zealand team, because, surprise, surprise! For the third time, we’re joined by the unwelcome party: the rain.

Edgbaston at Birmingham is, thankfully, not a ‘Basin’, or a ‘Bowl’, or we’d never hear the end of it.

“Instant Maggi in 2 minutes! Just add water and boil! 

Oh wait, there’s more water than noodles.”

XYZ basin reserve: Washing for free!

Eitherway, still waiting.



Meanwhile, kiwi fans, go rewatc Kane Williamson’s 100 earlier today. We need a minimum 20 Aussie overs to have a game.


More play unlikely, says the Blackcaps twitter account. Will the rain win the day?


Well, I guess that is that. Barely 10 minutes on, umps decide to call the game off. Shame. This match was looking to be a ripper. Transatlantic clashes usually are!

Well, like I said before, if you’re Kiwi, watch Kane’s 100. If you’re Aussie, watch Hazelwood’s 6-52. Or more practically, if you are from Down Under, go sleep. It’s been a long day, and in the end, a disappointing, soppy, wet night. Good night, for whatever’s left of it! Don’t fall asleep while driving! (Or writing, for that fact… Just last week, I fell asleep on an early morning write… I can’t read my own notes… Morse code 2.0 has been invented. Encrypted and loaded.)

Here’s some to cap off a lovely day.  https://mobile.twitter.com/BLACKCAPS/status/870696276580421632

Here’s to tomorrow’s breakfast special: Rolled salted grass in water, served with a glass of salt water and thorns. G’day!

(Note: NZ next plays England on Tuesday. Australia play Bangladesh on Monday. Watch for a biggie on Sunday: India vs Pakistan!)

(And women’s World Cup from 24th! Mark your calendars, the schedule is out!)


Aus vs NZ, ODI 1



Kia ora, mates! After the first Australian leg of the Chappell-Hadlee trophy in December, where Australia dominated over New Zealand and won the 3 match series 3-0, the action shifts to New Zealand for the second leg, a match series again, beginning with the first game today in Auckland!

New Zealand will be eyeing a comeback after having been subdued in every game in December, while Australia have troubles of their own.

With David Warner rested, Steve Smith ruled out with an injury and most recently, skipper for the series Matthew Wade out with having hurt his back, (Aaron Finch has been called into the side as replacement and stand in captain) a friend of mine had recently called New Zealand’s condition here as “lucky”.

News is in, Australia have won the toss, they’re going to bowl first!

The teams for today:

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson (c)
Tom Blundell
Trent Boult
Neil Broom
Colin de Grandhomme
Lockie Ferguson
Martin Guptill
Matt Henry
Tom Latham (wk)
Colin Munro
James Neesham
Mitchell Santner
Tim Southee
Ross Taylor


Aaron Finch (c)
Travis Head
Shaun Marsh
Peter Handscomb (wk)
Glenn Maxwell
Marc Stoinis
Sam Heazlett
James Faulkner
Mitchell Starc
Pat Cummins
Josh Hazlewood

And there it is! The trophy is unveiled, the anthems are done, and the batsmen walk out to the middle!

Ov. 0.0: With Guptill back in the side, he’s taken his place opening with Tom Latham. Guptill will face the opening ball, Mitchell Starc takes the ball for Australia!

0.1: Starc begins with a bouncer, clocking in a 139 kph. Talk about conventional. Guptill keeps it down, dot ball, and this match is underway!

There’s three runs and two singles off the first over of this match! NZ 5-0 after 1!

1.0: Josh Hazelwood is his bowling partner from the other end.

1.4: One-one-oh-one. Hazelwood bowling a bit on the fuller side.

1.5: There’s a thing about Australia-New Zealand matches. And that’s that the action doesn’t wait. Not till the last 10 overs, no.

2 overs into play, and there’s a chance already! Latham gets a thick edge on the ball, Shaun Marsh at second slip gets all due credit for trying, but it was beyond him.

Just a single though.

2 overs in, New Zealand 9-0!

2.1: Bang goes Latham! Half-volley on the ball, and it goes through extra cover, fielder falling around the ball as it helps itself to the boundary. Four runs, Starc the bowler!

2.5: But Starc has the final say! Bouncer to Latham, who misreads the bounce and nicks it again, but this time, it’s straight to the ‘keeper Handscomb! New Zealand lose their first wicket!

Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson is the next batsman to walk out to the middle!

2.6: 2 runs and he’s off the mark!

3 overs done, NZ 15-1!

Perfect start for Australia, early wickets can slow down any batting, even if just for a while.

Ov 4: Hazelwood with the ball, and he’s bowling full. Australia looking to capitalise on the first wicket’s fall, looking for an lbw here.

One-two-nought-one-four-one leg bye.

3.5: Four runs! A little width, Guptill comes down the track, and bangs it away!

For anyone with a dream of diving int’l advertising boards, Eden Park’s the place.

3.6: Looking for the lbw all over, Australia appeal! It’s close, above the pad, but Australia are really getting warmed up here.

End of 4 overs, NZ 24-1!

Over 5: Guptill cuts lose this over.Martin Guptill helped give New Zealand a flying start against Australia.

End of 5, NZ 36-1, and underway! Current RR: 7.2.

Ov 6: Pat Cummins comes in to the attack. Ah, that was not intended.

5 runs off the next over, with a boundary to Guptill, hitting a faster 147-gunner from Cummins! NZ 41-1!

Ov 7: Hazelwood keeps it tight! Williamson faces the entire over, 1 run off it. NZ 42-1!

Ov 8: 4 runs off Pat Cummins’ next. Australia drying up the runs, NZ 46-1!

Ov 9: 5 runs off it and a lovely boundary to Kane Williamson.

8.4:  Williamson pulls a shorter one away to the ropes! -uh, advertising boards.

Brings up the Kiwi fifty!

End of 9, NZ 51-1!   Williamson 13(23)(1×4)   Guptill 29(22)(5×4)

Cummins 0-8(2) Hazelwood -0-18(4)

Ov 10: Pace and bounce, Cummins with the ball!

9.1: He begins with the bouncer.

9.3: Fuller, Guptill pushes it for 2 runs through square leg.

9.4: whawazat. A 144 kph bouncer, zings past Guptill who tries to hit it up, then misses the wicketkeeper behind him too. 5 wides!

9.6: Last ball, and four!

So 11 runs off that over, a fifth of an innings done and dusted, NZ 62-1!

    • MJ Guptill   35 (28b 6×4)                                           Cummins      3-0-19-0
    • KS Williamson   13 (23b 1×4)                                   Hazlewood    4-0-18-0

Ov 11: Here comes James Faulkner!

10.1: A single off his first delivery this match, a slightly pitched up delivery outside off, Williamson drags it across to the other side and runs it. That’s the fifty run partnership between Guptill and Williamson!

10.4: Four runs to the skip, over the third man boundary.

End of 11, and 7 runs off it! NZ 69-1!

Someday, maybe I’ll be sitting in the grounds with wires jacked up all around me, and while everyone around will be watching the batting, trying to catch the odd six in the crowd and drinking their drinks, I’ll be worrying about laptop battery and the glare on my screen and really be live blogging. Aah, blissful dreams. Perhaps the only things getting my up at 3:30 am!

Over 12: Cummins with the ball.

11.3: What do you do when the bouncer’s over your head? Stick your bat up through it, and send it over the ‘keeper’s head, and into the boards, like Guptill! Four runs!

6 runs off the over, NZ 75-1! RR up to 6.25

    • KS Williamson 20 (28b 2×4)               PJ Cummins    4-0-25-0
    • MJ Guptill 41 (35b 7×4)                          JP Faulkner     1-0-7-0

Over 13: Faukner with the ball.

12.3: Wide ball, Guptill picks his spot, last minute, but he puts it into the gap, and it’s 4 runs to NZ!

12.6: Short ball to outside offstump, Williamson finishes the over with a single, it’s 8 runs off the over,

NZ 83-1!

Guptill moves to 46!

Ov 14: Marcus Stoining into the attack.

13.1: A late play and a dot. Williamson the batsman.

13.2: Good use of the wrists, and a single taken.

13.3: A wait until late again, Guptill plays and steals by a quick single.

13.6: Last ball does it. Stoinis to Williamson, the ball angles in and hits his pad, and a catch is taken. Australia appeal, and the umpire’s finger goes up! It’s a big wicket for Australia here! New Zealand lose their skipper, it’s 87-2!

KS Williamson c Maxwell b Stoinis 24 (34b 2×4 0x6) SR: 70.58

Meanwhile, Guptill moves on to 48, no pressure. Eden Park’s got an encouraging crowd today!

And Ross Taylor walks in with a willow and a will not to give away his wicket, (and not run anyone out), wow, how’s that for an alliteration?


Batting R B 4 6
MJ Guptill not out 49 46 8 0
TWM Latham caught wk 7 9 1 0
KS Williamson caught 24 34 2 0
LRPL Taylor not out 0 0 0 0
NT Broom
C Munro
JDS Neesham
MJ Santner
TG Southee
LH Ferguson
TA Boult
Extras (lb 3, w 5) 8
Total (2 wkts; 14.5 ovs) 88

Credits? All given. ESPN, for every fan in every part of the planet where streams are “not available in your geographical location”s (and you never get the live telecast anyways) and WordPress for helping me sort a jumble of data!

Ov 15: Mitchell Starc returns, the timing perfect. With an energetic crowd, a new batsman, and another 2 runs away from his half-century, Australia smell blood, and an opportunity to knock off the batting attack.

Guptill on strike!

14.1: Full and wide, and dot.

14.2: Yorker and wide, and dot.

14.3: Full, going away, Guptill plays it back to Starc. And dot.

I wonder how the audience is taking that!

14.4: Shape in, shape out, the result is the same. “And dot.”

14.5: A run at last! Guptill moves to 49!

The wicket of the Kiwi skipper was Marcus Stoinis’ first in international cricket! That’s some wicket to begin with!

14.6: Taylor  faces his first, and he doesn’t. Dot ball.

Just one run off that over, NZ 88-2! (RR 5.86)

Ov 16: Stoinis with the ball.

15.1: There comes the single! It’s a half century to Guptill, he’s been batting with a fierce purpose out in the middle! 8 fours in his innings so far!

15.2: 5 wides again. In similar fashion to the last one. the ball sails over Taylor’s head and the keeper’s. Taylor lets it go, Handscomb ends up having to.

15.4: Timing and placement from Taylor. He plays it on the on, picks his spot in the square-leg gap and takes two.

End 0f 16, NZ 98-2!

Comms got down to the players not-yet on the field:

Tom Blundell: The boys have been fantastic. I have been enjoying my time. There’s bigger crowd in international cricket. Great day in Auckland. I think anything close to 300 is fantastic.

Blundell makes his debut for New Zealand today.

Ov 17: 5 runs with a boundary to Taylor. Starc the bowler.

16.6: Full delivery, Taylor opens his bat face and drives on to the ropes boards! 100 up for New Zealand!

New Zealand 103-2!     (RR: 6.05)

    •  Taylor     7 (8b 1×4)                                      Starc5-0-29-1
    •  Guptill   52 (51b 8×4)                                  Stoinis2-0-14-1

Ov 19: Travis Head’s been brought on to bowl.

A run and then a wide. Runs flowing.

18.3: 4 byes follow. To be the harshest on Handscomb, that’s now 14 runs gone behind him, of course, not all entirely his fault, but for the sake if stats! That’s fourteen extras just behind the wicketkeeper!

18.6: Another wide.






NZ vs Ban 2nd Test, Day 2

Day 2 of the second ANZ test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Christchurch, 20-24 Jan ’17.

Good morning! Welcome back to the 2nd test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh, live from Christchurch! Having won the toss yesterday, kiwi skipper Kane Williamson elected to bowl first, and bowl New Zealand did. After having a quiet morning session, where the Bangladeshi batsmen were going at a healthy run rate of 4.7 for the loss of 2 wickets, the kiwi bowlers seemed to regain it all in the sessions post lunch, Bangladesh slipping from a comfortable 165-2, their best partnership, coming between Shakib (59) and Sarkar (86) to 179-5. Trent Boult picked up 4 wickets while Tim Southee got a fifer, and Bangladesh wound up their innings in the last ball of play on Day 1, ending with 289 runs on the board. New Zealand to bat this morning.

And play begins!

Ov 0.0: New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Jeet Raval take the crease! Raval’s on strike for the first ball of their innings. Taskin Ahmed to open the bowling for Bangladesh.

First ball’s a dot, length ball, defended by the batsman on the backfoot.

Just one run this over, the second innings is underway! Good pace from Taskin, clocking over the 140 kph mark. NZ 1-0 after 1!

Ov. 2: Bangladesh have one of their most exciting new cricketers bowling from the other end: spinner Mehendi Hasan (here’s looking at you, England) and this is the first over of spin in the whole match so far.

A tidy start from the youngster, he gives away 2 in his first. END of 2 overs, NZ 3-0!

Ov. 3:

2.1: FOUR runs! Taskin back with the ball and Latham the striker. Full toss, goes away from the off stump, yes please says Latham and creams it past point.

However, the rest of the over, Taskin keeps Latham quiet with some really good fuller, pacy deliveries. The batsman acknowledges his skill with a shake of a head.

End of 3, NZ 7-0!

Ov 4: Mehendi with the ball. He’s bowled a very tight challenging line so far, the batsman wouldn’t want to take him head on. He’s getting some turn now. He’s got two slips in place.

3.3: DROPPED. Mehendi accurate here, Raval  edges one to second slip, Mahmadullah, who puts it down, in and out of the basket. Very tough chance, it was fast and low, but a chance that’s been put down.

The batsmen play it safe till the end of the over, it’s a maiden! End of 4, it’s 7-0! 

Latham 5*, Raval 2.                             Mehendi 2-0, Taskin 5-0.

Over 5: 4, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, is what this over looks like. The first delivery from Taskin, was pitched up and Latham the batsman dispatches it to the fence.

5 done, NZ 11-0!

Ov 6: Mehendi is really troubling the batsmen here with a generally short/full length and a line outside off. It’s a maiden, and Raval seemed uncomfortable there. Good stuff from Bangladesh. NZ 11-0 (6.0)

One run each off the next 2 overs. NZ 13-0 (8.0)

Ov. 9: Taskin’s the bowler.

8.1: Short, and defended by the batsman. Dot ball.

8.2: Nothing wrong from the bowler, and this would’ve been a dot if not for a hasty overthrow that’s added 2 runs to the New Zealand scorecard.

8.3: Full length becomes too full, and Latham just helps the ball on it’s way to the boundary. FOUR runs!

8.6: Pacy bouncer fuller one from Taskin, played down to backward point by Latham, but no run there.

At the end of 9 overs, NZ 19-0! 

Latham 17(29)(3×4), Raval 2*(25)                Taskin 0-16

Raval is seemingly to settle in, Latham’s playing  it with the bowlers here.

Ov 10: Bangladesh  are looking to capitalize on that and see if they might have  a wicket here. Lots of hands out for Raval. Two slips and a lot of fielders at cover region.

9.3: 27 deliveries on, Raval finally finds his feet. He smacks a rare bad ball from Mehendi, short and wide, to the ropes. FOUR runs!

9.5: Another boundary to Raval! The ball doesn’t move much, and is wide enough for Raval to comfortably dispatch it.

9.6: Raval negotiates the last ball of the over well, hitting it to square leg for 2 runs, and that’s the 10-over mark!

10 overs up, NZ 29-0! 

Raval 12(31)(2×4), Latham 17*(29)(3×4)        Mehendi 0-13

Over 11: Nerves and excitement this over, with a boundary, a near mix-up, and a catch dropped. Taskin’s the bowler.

10.1: Single, and hardly worth the heart lurching. Latham guides the ball to third man area and calls for a single, the throw just missing the stumps. Test match here. Take it easy. Wickets are a lot more valuable than a single here, jeez, that’d be T20s!

10.2: This time, Taskin’s the one off who an opportunity’s been missed. Perhaps not even an uncertain ‘opportunity’, but a proper catch. He pitches it up to Raval and gets the outside edge, and Sabbir at 2nd slip puts it down. Is 2nd slip jinxed this morning?

[ I maintain that this is not a morning for me. 4:30 am, so what. Till the sun’s up, I’m pretty much on a night shift.]

10.4: Salt in the wounds, and Raval makes good of a reprive, pushing the fuller delivery past mid-off to the ropes! FOUR runs!

End of 11, NZ 34-0!

Over 12: Change of bowling at the other end. Rubel Hossain’s been introduced into the attack.

11.1: He begins his spell with a no ball that’s found it’s way to the ropes. Latham’s the batsman.

6 runs off this over, (including the extras) and NZ 40-0 after 12!


Who’s waiting for these rematches?! 3-0 last month in Australia wasn’t fun, New Zealand will be looking to turn things around in the NZ leg of the Chappel-Hadlee trophy next month! Good to see Guptill will be back from his injury.

Over 13: Taskin’s the bowler. A lone boundary to Tom Latham’s all the runs this over.

End of 13, NZ 44-0.  Latham 27(41), Raval 16(38)            Taskin 0-25

Over 14: Rubel Hossain’s getting the pace, bowling around the 140-mark and is getting the movement. Maiden over.

Over 15: Another bowling change for Bangladesh. Kamrul Rabbi is introduced into the attack.

14.2: And it works! Short ball to Raval, and he pulls it onto his stumps. wICKET for Bangladesh! Jeet Raval goes, b Kamrul 16 (45b 3×4 0x6) 

With that, drinks have been called.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson walks in to bat.

14.3: Kane’s off the mark right away. He plays his shot off the backfoot, sends the ball down to square leg and takes 2 runs.

The 2nd innings of the last test saw the Blackcaps skipper smash a more than a run a ball 104* to take his team over the line.

14.4: But not this time, because Kamrul strikes again! Full length delivery, pitched right up and moving away from the batsman, a virtually unplayable delivery, and it gets the captain’s outside edge. ‘Keeper Nurul doesn’t drop this one, and this is a big big blow for the Blackcaps, who lose their second, just 2 balls after the first wicket fell! WICKET, and a huge one.   Kane Williamson 2(2) c Nurul b Kamrul.

New Zealand 47-2!

Ross Taylor walks out at 4.

Dot and dot to finish the over, Bangladesh have just changed the equation of this game in an over!

Over 16: Rubel continues. Just 1 run conceded. NZ 48-2 after 16.

Over 17: Single and a boundary off Kamrul’s next over.

16.5:  Latham pivots and pulls a shot past the square leg umpire that races away to the fence. This also brings up the Blackcaps 50. Took them a few overs longer than their opposition to get there.

NZ 53-2 after 17, NZ trail by 236. Latham 33, Taylor 0.

Over 18: Another maiden to Rubel Hossain!

Over 19: Bangladesh building on the pressure! Another maiden over ensues, Kamrul the bowler. Good stuff.

Over 20: Just 1 off Rubel’s over, but with a slightly unsettling happening.

19.3: Rubel pitches the ball short, but not as high as Latham was expecting. The ball hits his helmet and knocks the back protection off. Physios called on, but in a while, he’s fine.

NZ 54-2 in 20!

Over 21: Kamrul bowling.

20.1: Dot ball, Taylor simply pats the ball back to the bowler.

20.2: 3 runs taken! The ball was in the air for a while, but ends up just out of the reach of a pursuing fielder with outstretched hands.

20.4: Short ball with enough room to get comfortable, and Latham doesn’t waste it. He gets into position and punches a backfoot shot to the third man boundary. FOUR runs!

At the end of 21, NZ 61-2!  Taylor 4, Latham 37.    Kamrul 2-15(4)   Rubel 0-8(5)

The Bangladeshi bowlers are bowling with impressive economies. Not an over so far has gone for more than 8 runs.

Over 24: Taskin’s been brought back on to bowl, very close to lunch. He’s bowling from the opposite end this time.

23.1: He begins with a wide ball.

He’s getting the seam, bowling fullish and gives away no more runs this over.

One over to lunch, who’s hungry? NZ 67-2 in 24 overs!

Over 25: Kamrul Rabbi the bowler.

24.1: full delivery, Taylor chooses to block this out and make it to lunch without any hiccups (and how that would ruin a well-deserved lunch).

24.2: Ditto, he blocks again.

24.3: Wide ball. It sails over Taylor’s head.

24.3: Defended and a dot.

24.4: Single.

24.5: ” “.

24.6: Bangladesh experiment with psychology, see if they can get a Taylor to waver in concentration with a ball to go for lunch. There’s three slips on for him. Yet only Brendon McCullum could place five.

Taylor plays a defensive shot to the covers, and it’s lunch!

NZ 70-2 in 25, trail by 219.

Ov 26: Rubel Hossain takes the ball post lunch.

25.3: Short and dispatched by Taylor. Punched off the backfoot, that races to the ropes! FOUR!

25.4 and 25.5 (is doing this considered cheating? I don’t know,): Dot and dot.

a single to end the over, NZ 76-2 (26.0)

ov 27: Kamrul takes up bowling from the other end. This over’s looking good for the Blackcaps!

|2 • 2 • 4 •| Pretty looking over for New Zealand, 8 runs off it, NZ 84-2!

Over 28: Tidy over from Rubel, just 3 runs off it, NZ 87-2.

Over 29: Kamrul’s coming fast and full,  and the first four balls are dots.

28.5: FOUR! Tom swivels on the feet, pulls the ball away to the fence!

28.6: Back to back boundaries for Latham! Placement was all, putting the ball between the bowler and midfielder, Tom plays the straight drive, and the ball’s on it’s way home. Latham moves onto 48.

8 runs off the over, end of 29 overs, NZ 95-2! Latham 48(85)(9×4) Taylor 23(43)(3×4)

Ov 30: Bowling change, Shakib al Hassan is brought into the attack.

29.1: Late hit from Taylor, cramped for room, Bangladesh think there’s some pad involved and REVIEW! The replays show however, that there’s no pad involved whatsoever, the shot was off the middle of the bat! NOT OUT!

29.2: 3 runs taken, and this Latham-Taylor partnership is now worth 50 runs!

29.4: Latham on strike, and he runs the two runs to his 12th Test half century!



This also brings up New Zealand’s 100!

End of 30, NZ 101-2!

1 run the next over.

Over 32: Shakib’s the bowler.

31.6: SIX! And the first one of the innings too, it’s Ross Taylor! Taylor anticipates and pulls the ball, it goes over midwicket, sails away!

9 runs this over, NZ 111-2!

8 runs off the next over, with Latham smashing a wider Rubel ball for a boundary to third man!

NZ 119-2.

34 ov: Bangladesh losing their stranglehold, as Taylor threatens to break free.

33.3: Taylor pushes the ball to the midfield and steals a quick single. Had the collect been quicker, may there have been a run out chance here?

33.4: Next ball overpitched to Latham, and punished! Outside off, and Latham steps forward and axes it to the deep for a boundary!

5 runs off the over, its 124-2!

35 ov: Big over for NZ! Taylor’s cut the cords and is striking freely, and to say that Rubel has been expensive is an understatement. Is this the turning point? Is 500+ a total in sight?

34.1: Taylor starts the over with a four! A higher ball, Taylor jumps to knock it down, gets a glove on it, but it races past the wicketkeeper to the ropes.

34.2: The following ball,  Taylor shows his might! SIX runs! Wide and short, the ball is dispatched over point for a maximum!

34.4: Trouble for Bangladesh! Taylor now times the ball extremely well for a square drive for four, and that also brings up his quick fifty!

End of the 35th over, it’s cost Bangladesh 15 runs, the most they’ve conceded this innings, NZ 139-2!

New Zealand 1st innings

Batsman                                                        Runs   Balls      4’s        6’s

JA Raval                         b Kamrul                   16         45         3           0

TWM Latham                    n o                         67        106       11          0

KS Williamson(C) †   cNurul b Kamrul      2            2          0          0

Ross Taylor                    not out                     63          75        6           2

Extras(w 3, nb 1)   4

Total                         (2 wickets; 37.5 overs)152(4.01 runs per over)


The next 2 overs yield 4 and 2 runs respectively.

Over 38: Mehendi is back into the attack, Bangladesh looking to plug the loopholes here.

A comparatively quieter over, but the runs still flowing as singles, doubles, triples. The fielding must tighten up, or Bangladesh could be setting themselves up for a 500+ NZ total.

The 100 run partnership is up too.

8 runs off the over, NZ 153-2!

Drinks have been called for.

Will NZ keep their vice-grip on the bowling attack post drinks?

Over 39: Taskin Ahmed comes back to have a bowl.

The first 3 ballsgo for no runs. Latham’s the striker.

38.4: Short ball to Latham, and he goes for it. Unneccessary, given the current run flow. He only manages an edge with the angle bat that the keeper picks up, and Taskin has broken the partnership that was threatening to run away with the game! He’s gone for 68, NZ 153-3.

Henry Nicholls is the new batsman, in at 5.

Taskin completes a wicket maiden, and the runs flow has stopped.

The next three overs yield 1 run apiece, commendable from Bangladesh, as well as a little mix up between Taylor and Nicholls. Ross Taylor has enough steam to coach New Zealand’s track team. All that running out must really keep him on his feet! He’s one of the better known runner-outs of the side: the one who’d either run himself, or his batting partner out every once in a while. Keeps you alert while batting, eh!

And that’s about it from me for today, NZ 169-3 in 47 overs, trailing Bangladesh by 120 runs.

New Zealand 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JA Raval b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 16 45 3 0 35.55
View dismissal TWM Latham c †Nurul Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 68 111 11 0 61.26
View dismissal KS Williamson* c †Nurul Hasan b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 2 2 0 0 100.00
LRPL Taylor not out 75 95 7 2 78.94
HM Nicholls not out 4 19 0 0 21.05
Extras (w 3, nb 1) 4
Total (3 wickets; 45.1 overs) 169 (3.74 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket Taskin Ahmed 13 1 38 1 2.92 61 6 0 (1w)
Mehedi Hasan Miraz 9.1 2 27 0 2.94 39 2 0
Rubel Hossain 11 2 46 0 4.18 47 6 1 (1nb)
View wickets Kamrul Islam Rabbi 8 2 34 2 4.25 36 5 0 (2w)
Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 24 0 6.00 14 2 1


Day 3 was washed out completely in Christchurch and play was abandoned, presenting me a good Sunday’s sleep.

Day 4 was over before school ended.


In very brief, Bangladesh cleaned up the NZ tail for about a 100 runs, gave themselves about fifty runs of a deficit and then proceeded to collapse and hand New Zealand a target of 109 runs, which NZ pressed on for an extra 35 minutes of play and won with a day to spare.

NZ resumed play on 260-7 (71 ov.) with Nicholls on 56 and Southee on 4.

In the next 8 overs, New Zealand brought up their 300, with the loss of 7 wickets.

They wrapped up their innings with 354 in 92.4 overs.

Bangladesh began their 2nd innings fairly well with a 50 in 17 overs, for no wicket loss.

By the first drinks break, (22 overs) they’d lost 3 wickets already, and from there, it was a downward spiral.

By tea, about 10 overs to follow, the batting side had lost 5 wickets for a 100 runs.

Bangladesh finishing their innings 173 all out, for just 53 overs.

The only notable contributors to the score being Mahmadullah (38) and Soumya Sarkar (36), this was before Bangladesh’s landslide collapse.

Credit to the NZ bowlers, Boult, Southee and Wagner picking up 3 apiece with economy rates on the lower side of 3, Collin de Grandehomme scalping one, NZ now had 109 to chase for a clean sweep in the ANZ test series, and to maintain their record over Bangladesh in New Zealand: Bangladesh have never won a test here.

After tea, the only challenge for New Zealand was to finish the game before the end of the day. Reaching their fifty in just 11.1 overs, and losing only one wicket of Jeet Raval’s (33) and finishing the game in 18.4 overs, NZ 111-1.

Tim Southee took the Man of the Match award.

Thanks for making it through the whole test with me, (with a hell lot of bypassing) just a reminder, New Zealand’s next match is on 31st January, the first ODI against Australia in the New Zealand leg of the Chappell-Hadlee trophy, the first (Australia) leg of which was in early December, and of which New Zealand managed to lose all three. The rematch is naturally anticipated across both sides of the Tasman!

NZ vs Ban 2nd Test, Day 1

Day 1 of the second ANZ test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Christchurch, 20-24 Jan ’17.

Good morning, and welcome to the second Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh, live on a lovely Friday morning in Christchurch (and a barely-even morning here).

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has won the toss and elected to bowl first, hoping to put on a better bowling performance than in the first test, where New Zealand conceded 500+in their first outing bowling.

The teams are in for the day!

BDESH Mat Age NZ Mat Age
Tamim Iqbal 46 27 JA Raval 4 28
Soumya Sarkar 4 23 TWM Latham 29 24
Nazmul Hossain Shanto 1 18 KS Williamson (C) 58 26
Mahmudullah 31 30 LRPL Taylor 80 32
Shakib Al Hasan 46 29 HM Nicholls 11 25
Sabbir Rahman 4 25 C de Grandhomme 4 30
Nurul Hasan 1 23 BJ Watling 49 31
Mehedi Hasan Miraz 4 19 MJ Santner 13 24
Taskin Ahmed 2 21 TG Southee 56 28
Rubel Hossain 24 27 N Wagner 29 30
Kamrul Islam Rabbi 4 25 TA Boult 49 27

Bangladesh have had a few forced changes, with Mominul, Imrul Kayes and Mustafizur all injured, and so Nupur and Namzul get a debut match.

And so play begins!

ov. 0.0: Trent Boult opens the bowling for NZ. Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal opening the Bangladesh batting. Tamim to face the first ball. 

0.1: Boult starts off with a slower one, a 132kph-er.

ov. 1.0: He concedes 1 run in his first, Ban 1-0.

Tim Southee takes the other end of the crease, and no surprises there.

dot, dot, dot, dot, tut, tut.

Maiden from Southee, Ban 1-0 after 2!

ov 3:Boult’s back and confident looking for early breakthroughs. 3 slips for him.

2.2: Fuller delivery, and a second run’s on the board fro Bangladesh. 2-0.

2.5:FOUR! First boundary to Bangladesh. Shorter from Boult, and pulled to the fence by Tamim Iqbal.

End of the over 3, Ban 6-0.

Ov. 4: Southee’s back on, Southee’s in the game!

3.2: WICKET! Southee strikes! A short ball down the leg side, and Tamim edges it to ‘keeper Watling. NZ have their first!

Ban 7-1 (3.2)  Tamim Iqbal 5(17) (1×4)

Senior batsman Mahmadullah walks in at 3.

3.4: Takes him one ball to get off the mark. Wider ball from Southee, and Mahmadullah takes 3.

End of 4 overs, Ban 12-1.

Over 5: 2 boundaries to Mahmadullah this over, Ban 20-1! Boult 0-14 Mahmadullah 11, Sarkar 4*.

Over 6: Tim Southee seems to have had a bit of an encounter with a bee on-field. He’s fine, though.

3 runs and a single this over, Ban 24-1 after 6! Southee 1-10, Mahm 12, Sarkar 10.

Over 8:

8.3: No run, Mahmadullah the batsman. New Zealand are appealing for a caught behind! Umpire declines NZ’s chance to deepen Bangladesh’s batting woes. NZ call for a review!

The result?

End of 8, Ban 30-1.

9.4: Boundary to Mahmadullah. Stays in his crease and cuts away to the fence.

10 overs up, Ban 38-1Soumya Sarkar 14, Mahmudullah 19. Southee 21-1, Boult 17-0.

10.2: Not too much after, disaster by the name of Trent Boult strikes the Bangladesh batting! WICKET here, Mahmadullah has to go! Caught by ‘keeper playing one too many inside edges, Bangladesh lose their second, and a senior batsman too, leaving Bangladesh at 38-2!

Shakib Al Hassan is the new batsman in, instrumental in Bangladesh’s high first innings total in the first test, scoring a double century. With his side in deep waters, can he do it again?

End of 11, Ban 40-2! 

Over 12: 2 boundaries to Soumya Sarkar off Southee, and Bangladesh bring up their first innings 50. Took 12 overs.

End of 12, Ban 50-2! Sarkar 24, Shakib 2*. Southee 19-1, Boult 21-1.

Over 13: This over, Shakib takes charge, bangs in two boundaries of his own. 8 runs off that over. This leads to the first drinks break of the innings/match,

Bangladesh 58-2! Shakib 10, Sarkar 24. Boult 27-1(7) Southee 31-1 (6).

31 in 6 overs, an economy rate of over 6, isn’t that a touch expensive for a test match.

Over 14: Post drinks, NZ have their first bowling change! Colin de Grandehomme comes on for Southee. He took six in a debut test against Pakistan earlier in December, what has he got in store for Bangladesh and us puny onlookers here?

A maiden, sir, is what that is. End of 14, Ban 58-2! Colin 0-0.

Over 15: Good follow-up here, maiden from Boult the next over. Are BAngladesh slowing down post-drinks, or is this strategic?

Over 16: Shakib makes me eat my own words here. Width on offer here from de Grandehomme, and Shakib takes it with glee- and with three more fours to the batting card!

13 off the over, Bangladesh 71-2! Shakib 22(5*4) Sarkar 25. C de G 13-0.

Over 17: Event follows cause and a bowling change ensues. Neil Wagner’s on for his first over this morning.

(Morning. Fun fact: it’s 4:30 am.)

Wagner’s first goes for 7 runs, with 1 boundary to Soumya Sarkar, Ban 78-2!

Over 19: New Zealand leaking runs here! 8 runs to the over! Ban 90-2.

6 runs off the 20th and 2 from the 21st over. Ban 98-2! 

Shakib Al Hasan 31 (36b 6×4)  Soumya Sarkar 43 (49b 5×4)
N Wagner 3-0-17-0 C de Grandhomme 4-1-23-0.

(As always, all hail ESPN.)

(See the organising? Different events in different colours. Hope it looks good. My fingers aren’t, right now.)

21.3: C de G with the ball, and Sarkar with the willow. The result: a boundary. FOUR runs, and the 100 comes up for Bangladesh! 

21.5: Sarkar smashes another boundary, and brings up his fifty in the process.

End of 22, Bangladesh 106-2!

Soumya Sarkar 51 (55b 7×4)  Shakib Al Hasan31 (36b 6×4)
C de Grandhomme 5-1-31-0  N Wagner 3-0-17-0

Run rate’s good for Bangladesh, at about 4 and a half, can New Zealand pull it back before the match runs away from them?

2 runs off the next (23rd).

Over 24: Creamer of an over for Bangladesh!

2 FOURS for Shakib, and a bit of a mix-up in the field:

23.2: Sarkar on strike, Colin goes full, angling the ball inwards and getting the outswing. Thick outside edge, and the ball drifts to the slips.Ross Taylor at first slip, Jeet Raval at second slip, he goes for the catch… which was probably an easier first slip catch. A good chance DROPPED here, and catches win matches!

12 runs off that over, Bangladesh 120-2, and going at a very healthy RR of 4.7 for their messy start.

I’m waiting for the sunrise.

Back in the match, Tim Southee pulls things back a bit this over, 2 runs given, its 122-2!

10 minutes to lunch, who’s hungry.

Over 26: Neil Wagner comes back on, and it’s 3 runs this over. Bangladesh, however, in a relatively comfortable position! It’s 125-2!

Shakib Al Hasan 38 (44b 7×4 0x6),  Soumya Sarkar 62 (72b 8×4 0x6)
N Wagner 5-0-22-0,  T Southee 7-1-33-1

Southee takes the last over before lunch! Bowling quite full here, Southee.

This over: • 1 • • • 2

Sarkar pushes the ball to extra cover and runs for 2 runs, and then, to the dressing room. Lunch has been called on Day 1 of the 2nd Test at Hagley Oval,Christchurch, and Bangladesh on top!

It’s 128-2 in 27 overs.

Batting card:
Tamim Iqbal              c Watling b Southee        5 (17)
Soumya Sarkar           not out                                64* (76)
 Mahmudullah           c Watling b Boult             19 (24)
Shakib Al Hasan        not out                                39* (46)

Bowling card:

                                      overs  maidens   runs  wickets  economy
 Trent Boult                  8            1               27         1             3.37 
 Tim Southee                8            1               36         1             4.50 
C de Grandhomme      6            1               43         0            7.16               (1nb)
Neil Wagner                  5           0               22         0            4.40

Fall of wickets:

1-7 (Tamim Iqbal, 3.2 ov), 2-38 (Mahmudullah, 10.2 ov)

Completely unrelated, but the ICC women’s Qualifiers begin next month, Feb 7th, in Colombo.

Australia, England, New Zealand and West Indies have qualified. The rest must duke it out in the tourney next month, with 2 teams, one from each group making it to the main event in June.

Group A – India, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Zimbabwe and Thailand
Group B – South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Scotland and Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Warm-up matches:
Sunday, 5 February – India v South Africa, P.Sara Stadium; Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA); Ireland v Bangladesh, Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC); Zimbabwe v Scotland, Colombo Cricket Club (CCC); Thailand v PNG, Moors Sports Club.

Tournament fixtures (first round)

Tuesday, 7 February:

Sri Lanka v India, P.Sara Stadium

Ireland v Zimbabwe, MCA

South Africa v Pakistan, NCC

Bangladesh v PNG, CCC
Wednesday, 8 February:

Pakistan v Bangladesh, P.Sara StadiumScotland v South Africa, MCA

Sri Lanka v Ireland, NCC

India v Thailand, CCC
Friday, 10 February:

India v Ireland, P.Sara Stadium

Thailand v Zimbabwe, MCA

PNG v Pakistan, NCC

Bangladesh v Scotland, CCC.
Saturday, 11 February:

South Africa v Bangladesh, P.Sara Stadium

Scotland v PNG, MCA

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, NCC

Ireland v Thailand, CCC
Monday, 13 February:

Zimbabwe v India, P.Sara Stadium

Sri Lanka v Thailand, MCA

South Africa v PNG, NCC

Pakistan v Scotland, CCC


Mark your calendars!


Back here, the sun has not yet risen, but that’s it from me, since today is a Friday, it’s off to school for me.

Oh, just one last thing: play’s resumed, Southee has the ball, it’s 135-2 after 29 overs, and I’m late for school!


…Much later:

Bangladesh 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal* c †Watling b Southee 5 13 17 1 0 29.41
View dismissal Soumya Sarkar c de Grandhomme b Boult 86 157 104 11 0 82.69
View dismissal Mahmudullah c †Watling b Boult 19 34 24 3 0 79.16
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan c †Watling b Southee 59 124 78 9 0 75.64
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman c Southee b Boult 7 11 8 1 0 87.50
View dismissal Nazmul Hossain Shanto c Raval b Southee 18 85 56 2 0 32.14
View dismissal Nurul Hasan c †Watling b Boult 47 173 98 5 0 47.95
View dismissal Mehedi Hasan Miraz b Wagner 10 14 13 2 0 76.92
View dismissal Taskin Ahmed c Williamson b Southee 8 23 26 0 0 30.76
View dismissal Kamrul Islam Rabbi lbw b Southee 2 92 63 0 0 3.17
Rubel Hossain not out 16 39 21 3 0 76.19
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 5, nb 1) 12
Total (all out; 84.3 overs; 387 mins) 289 (3.42 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets TA Boult 24 4 87 4 3.62 108 13 0
View wickets TG Southee 28.3 7 94 5 3.29 130 11 0 (1w)
C de Grandhomme 14 4 58 0 4.14 60 10 0 (1nb)
View wicket N Wagner 18 1 44 1 2.44 77 3 0

Fall of wickets 1-7 (Tamim Iqbal, 3.2 ov), 2-38 (Mahmudullah, 10.2 ov), 3-165 (Soumya Sarkar, 35.5 ov), 4-177 (Sabbir Rahman, 37.5 ov), 5-179 (Shakib Al Hasan, 38.3 ov), 6-232 (Nazmul Hossain Shanto, 58.1 ov), 7-248 (Mehedi Hasan Miraz, 61.1 ov), 8-257 (Taskin Ahmed, 66.3 ov), 9-273 (Nurul Hasan, 77.3 ov), 10-289 (Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 84.3 ov)


Day 2 follows.