View Full Version : 01/06 Black Caps cruise to win

01-06-2008, 05:33 AM
New Zealand bounced back from their disappointing second day to crush Bangladesh by nine wickets in the first Test at Dunedin.

The Black Caps had been left frustrated after Bangladesh had reached a record 148-0 by stumps on the second day.

However, the third day was all about New Zealand as they ripped through the Bangladesh innings to set up a convincing win - with skipper Daniel Vettori picking up 4-70.

Openers Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique and had started the day unbeaten on 72 and 69 and 72 - however both failed to survive the morning session.

Iqbal was the first go as he clipped a delivery from Kyle Mills onto his off stump for 84, while Siddique quickly followed when he edged to Stephen Fleming when on 74.

With the two openers gone with the score on 167, the rest of the Bangladesh innings failed to hold out.


Habibul Basher was caught by Matthew Sinclair off Jacob Oram, while Iain O'Brien removed Mohammad Ashraful (23) and Aftab Ahmed in quick succession.

Having picked up five wickets in the opening session, New Zealand turned the screw after lunch - with Vettori doing the damage.

The home captain removed Mushfiqur Rahim and Mashrafe Mortaza in the same over to leave Bangladesh on the ropes.

Shahriar Nafees had offered some resistance with a dogged 28 runs off 82 balls, however he was trapped by Vettori leg before.

Shahadat Hossain fell the same way in Vettori's next over, while Chris Martin removed the last man of Sajidul Islam to dismiss the tourists for 254.

That left the Black Caps needing 35 for victory - and although Mortaza removed Craig Cumming for four, they reached the target with ease.