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1048dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

New Zealand wrap up 2-0 after Bangladesh implosion

New Zealand wrapped up a 2-0 series win, sealing the Christchurch Test by nine wickets after Bangladesh imploded in the second innings for the second time in successive Test matches

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Nicholls
98(149) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
12 16 12 12 9 13 3 21
Soumya Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar
86(104) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 32 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 20 5 3 15 5 7 27

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
TG Southee
O28.3
M7
R94
W5
Eco3.29
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W1W1W
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
O12.4
M1
R50
W4
Eco3.94
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00am start, Lunch 1.00-1.40pm, Tea 3.40-4.00pm, Close 6.00pm

Match days

20,21,22,23 January 2017 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

BANGLADESH 289(84.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 354(92.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

BANGLADESH 173(52.5 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 111/1(18.4 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Swept in the T20s, swept in the ODIs and swept in the Tests. Bangladesh have been outplayed by a better team. The limited-overs series were more one-sided, but Bangladesh did have their share of moments in both the Tests. It came down to them not being able to capitalise on them. Bangladesh had positives to take from the series - their batting in the first innings in Wellington and Shakib Al Hasan's double-century immediately come to mind. But they also walk away from this series seeking many answers. As for New Zealand, after being wiped out 3-0 in their previous international assignment - the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - this will be a day to rejoice, before they look ahead to the return series with Australia scheduled to visit them later this month.

That's it from us for this game then. We hope you enjoyed our coverage; we certainly enjoyed bringing this match to you. Thank you for joining us, and goodbye until next time.

Kane Williamson Whether it is T20 cricket, Test cricket or one-day cricket, they put us under a lot of pressure. Today was probably our best day of cricket throughout the series which gave us the upper hand. Lot of credit to the way the bowlers bowled throughout the series. I think we were quite patient. We were expecting the wicket to do much more. The boys were hitting the wicket hard and I think when we do that, it's fine. I think today we certainly showed control, the boys executed their plans well. As everyone knows, in cricket, you have great days and some other days but at the moment, they (Trent Boult and Tim Southee) are two world-class bowlers making a contribution. They are getting back to swing the ball and they are working very hard, as is every other playing, they are all trying to make a difference to the side. Change of personnel now. A great two-and-a-half weeks with the Test side, now we are looking forward to the ODIs.

Tamim Iqbal: We had our moments but we lost them in the final stages. But very proud of the way they boys played overall. We could have batted much better, especially myself, should have taken a little bit more responsibility and pout up more runs on the board, but that did not happen. We are quite good back home. We have been playing some good ODI and Test cricket. I hope, we've got plenty of Test matches this year and next year. When you see us here next time, we will definitely come out a much better side. I have got no complaints on the bowling front. Two of them were making their debuts and bowled in right areas. I am sure in time they will produce match-winning performances for Bangladesh.

Tim Southee: Feels good, obviously feels good to go back and sit back and enjoy another Test win. To come out and put up the performance we did was very satisfying. It was frustrating having to wait yesterday.. long day.. but it gave us the chance to recharge and come back. I guess as a player I am always looking to get better. It was nice to get a few wickets and contribute to the team's win. It's been a good series, tough series. We will enjoy our success before shifting our focus to white-ball cricket.

Tim Southee is the Man of the Match for his eight wickets in the match.

7.10pm Right then. So we do have a four-day finish. Three days, actually, considering that the third day was entirely wiped out. Bangladesh have only themselves to blame for this defeat. No way this one should have ended this early. They have some serious questions to be answered after that batting display in the second innings. As it is, it's an inexperienced team. That their senior batsmen threw away their wickets did not help matters. Where they should have put their heads down and ground it out, they got out to loose shots, Tamim Iqbal's hook setting the tone for the slide. Presentations with you shortly.

18.4
6
Najmul Hossain Shanto to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, yes, it will. This one is lofted clean over long-on. The move to send de Grandhomme up the order has worked as New Zealand have comfortably won on the fourth day. Seals the game with back-to-back sixes
18.3
6
Najmul Hossain Shanto to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, hammers it over midwicket and the ball goes all the way into the grassbanks. Just four required. Will it get done this over?
18.2
1
Najmul Hossain Shanto to Latham, 1 run, works it away to deep square leg. Ten required now
18.1
0
Najmul Hossain Shanto to Latham, no run, defended to midwicket

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | NZ: 98/1

  • Colin de Grandhomme21 (13b)
  • Tom Latham40 (57b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-28-0
  • Mehidy Hasan6-0-27-0
17.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to de Grandhomme, no run, cut to point
17.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Latham, 1 run, guided to deep point
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Southee-Bolt show

2013

Last time NZ's opening bowlers picked up 15 or more wickets in a Test, before this - against WI in Wellington. Southee and Bolt did the damage on that occasion too.

Southee's 200

5

No. of NZ bowlers to pick up 200 or more Test wickets, including Southee. He is the 2nd fastest for NZ to do it in 56 Tests after Hadlee who got there in 44 Tests.

Shakib strikes

3

Wickets by Shakib in 2 overs (67th & 69th). He had bowled only 4 overs out of his team's first 66 overs before this spell. This is also his first 3-wkt haul in NZ.

second of the series

2

No. of fifties for Henry Nicholls in this series, including this inns. Prior to this series, he had made only 2 fifties in 9 Tests and 14 inns.

Taylor's milestone

3

No. of NZ batsmen to score 6000 or more runs in Tests, including Ross Taylor who got there in this match. Fleming (7172) and McCullum (6453) are the others.

Latham in top form

6

No. of 50+ scores for Latham in the last 7 Tests, including this. No other New Zealand batsman has made more than 4 such scores in these matches.

Southee's second

2

No. of five-wkt hauls in last 3 home Tests for Southee. Prior to this, he did not take any five-for in 24 home Tests after grabbing one on his debut.

In-form Nurul

133

Nurul Hasan's average in his last seven first-class innings, before making his Test debut today. His scores in those 7 inns - 182*, 76, 18, 79*, 52, 22, 103*.

Shakib continues

6

No. of scores of 50 or more for Shakib against New Zealand - the most for him against any team. He averages 68.63 in 14 inns vs NZ.

Sarkar's first

37

Previous highest score for Soumya Sarkar in Tests, in 5 inns before this. He made his maiden fifty in this match. Also, he opened for the first time in Tests