Monday, January 14, 2008

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd Test: New Zealand whitewashed Bangladesh by 2-0

New Zealand team beat tourist Bangladesh by 137 runs and innings in their second and last Test match within three days at Wellington, Basin Reserve.

Bangladesh team started their third day morning with Habibul Bashar was not out 25 along with Shakib Al Hasan 4 at five for 51, still needing 199 runs to avoid Kiwi’s first innings lead and make the home side bat again with four wickets remaining due to Tamim Iqbal’s thumb injury. No one could show any impressive performance in the second innings that could bat host team second time. Fans of Bangladesh team lost their faint hope of avoiding the inning when set batsman Habibul Bashar was dismissed for 25 after being trapped lbw by Chris Martin with the fifth ball of the day.

Bangladeshi all rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored the highest run in his side. He got two lives in his way of big innings. He survived a dropped catch by Iain O’Brein as he patiently added 23 runs in 13 overs to take the score to 79. He scored unbeaten 41 runs. New Zealand bowlers took less time to collapse Bangladesh team. Bangladesh team got dismissed in 47 overs in their second innings at Wellington.

Bangladeshi tail ender Shakib Al Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza frustrating New Zealand attack for nearly 10 overs, adding 30 runs to take the total to 113 before Mashrafe was dismissed for six. Kyle Mills caught his catch at point and fulfill his 100 catch in Test.

Chris Martin who awarded man of the match for five wickets in the first innings also claimed two wickets for 5, while Mills, Oram and O’Brein also took two wickets apiece.

No, doubt their bad performance disappoint their fans. What is wrong with top order batsmen? Why they can’t play long innings?

I hope new coach should find out the problem and solve it as Bangladesh team never suffer same problem.

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