Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Zealand vs Bangladesh Test Match Day 4

At the stumps of Day 3's play New Zealand were 9/1 in 5 overs with T McIntosh 5* & P Ingram 2* and leading the 2nd innings by 157 runs. 

Day 4 Play's Summary:
T McIntosh and P Ingram resumed their 2nd innings on day 4's play. New Zealand reached the mark of 50 runs at 19.6 overs. Then at 21.5 overs New Zealand lost their 2nd wicket P Ingram with 13 runs and went 52/2. At drinks break New Zealand were 58/2 in 24 overs with T McIntosh 34* and R Taylor 3*. Then 100 runs came for New Zealand at 37.5 overs and in the partnership of McIntosh and Taylor 50 runs came in 96 balls. At lunch break New Zealand were 116/2 in 40 overs with McIntosh 49* and Taylor 45*.

After lunch break McIntosh reached his half century off 114 balls with 6-4's and Taylor too reached his half century mark off just 67 balls with 6-4's. At 41.4 overs New Zealand lost their 3rd wicket R Taylor with 51 runs and went 124/3. Then they reached the mark off 150 runs in 48.5 overs. At drinks break New Zealand were 170/3 in 54 overs with McIntosh 76* and M Guptill 17*. Then 50 runs of partnership came between McIntosh and Guptill of 85 balls. 

Then at 58.3 overs New Zealand lost their 4th wicket McIntosh with 89 runs off 164 balls with 6-4's & 3-6's and went 196/4. Then New Zealand reached the mark off 200 runs in 60.1 overs. They lost their 5th wicket D Vettori with 13 runs at 65.4 overs and went 227/5. At tea break New Zealand were 228/5 in 67 overs with Guptill 49* & McCullum 0*. After tea Guptill reached his half century off 75 balls. At 71 overs when New Zealand were 258/5, they decided to declare their 2nd innings with M Guptill 56* and McCullum 18* remained unbeaten. For Bangladesh Mahmudullah picked 2 wickets.

With the target of 404 runs Bangladesh started their 2nd innings with Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes. At 5.4 overs Bangladesh lost their 1st wicket Tamim Iqbal with 30 runs and went 35/1. Then they reached the mark of 50 runs at 7.4 overs. Then they lost their 2nd wicket Junaid Siddique with 8 runs at 8.2 overs and went 51/2. At drinks break New Zealand were 65/2 in 15 overs with Imrul Kayes 20* and Aftab Ahmed 7*.Then thier 3rd wicket was Aftab Ahmed with 8 runs at 19.3 overs and went 72/3. Then Bangladesh lost their 2 crucial wickets immediately. Their 4th wicket was Mohammad Ashraful with 2 runs at 21.5 overs and went 78/4. In the very next over Bangladesh lost their 5th wicket Imrul Kayes with 29 runs at 22.2 overs and went 78/5. For New Zealand D Vettori picked 2 wickets, C Martin & J Patel each took 1 wicket.
At the stumps of Day 4 Bangladesh were 88/5 in 30 overs with Shakib Al Hasan 0* and Mushfiqur Rahim with 10* and still in need of 316 runs to win the match. On the other side New Zealand were in need of 5 wickets to make a clean sweep in this series.

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