Match Bulletin !
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Posted 27 February 2003 - 02:12 AM
24th over: Only one run is scored off Daniel Vettori's opening over.
23rd over: The first individual 50 for a Bangladeshi batsman as Ashraful grabs a four off Cairns.
22nd over: New batsman Akram Khan attempts to steady Bangladesh's batting as he notches up two runs off Adams.
21st over: Ashraful gets a thick edge off Oram which flies over the slips for four and helps bring up his career-best in ODIs.
20th over: Adams gets his first wicket as Kapali makes a foolish hook which sails straight down to Bond at long leg. Bangladesh: 71-4
19th over: Bangladesh are showing some promising signs as Kapali and Ashraful are forming a good partnership.
18th over: Ashraful, holding all of Bangladesh's hopes in his hands at the moment, drives to mid off and make a good run to score three.
16th over: Ashraful makes New Zealand for their mistake in the last over, smashing Adams through cover point for four.
15th over: Oram misses out on his third wicket afterAshraful, falling for the trap, hooks it skyward but is dropped by Chris Cairns at deep backward square leg.
14th over: New batsman Alok Kapali helps Ashraful to steady Bangladesh's batting as the pair snatch another couple of runs.
12th over: Ashraful pulls Adams into the deep for two.
11th over: Great start by Jacob Oram, who bowls Hossein with his first ball. Bangladesh: 37-2. Oram then makes it two in a row as new batsman Habibul Bashar is caught by McCullum. Bangladesh: 37-3
10th over: Andre Adams replaces Mills at the South End and holds Bangladesh to just one run this over.
9th over: Ashraful grabs the first six of the match, smashing Bond's short ball high over long leg, just clearing the fence.
8th over: New batsman Sanwar Hossain opens his account with an outside edge to third slip for two runs.
7th over: Bond takes New Zealand's first scalp, coaxing Sarker into a drive only to edge straight to wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum. Bangladesh: 19-1
6th over: Ashraful grabs two runs off Mills, driving straight back down the pitch past the bowler.
5th over: Another miserly over from Bond sees Bangladesh pick up just one run.
4th over: Sarkar grabs a single after chopping a bottom edge just past leg stump, down to fine leg.
3rd over: Another promising over from Bangladesh as Ashraful gets his first boundary.
2nd over: Kyle Mills makes his first appearance of the tournament but Hannan Sarkar greets him with two boundaries.
1st over: Shane Bond opens the bowling from the North End with a amiden over.
0730 GMT: Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat first. New Zealand have made two changes to their line-up with Matthew Sinclair replacing the injured Nathan Astle and Lou Vincent dropped in favour of fast bowler Kyle Mills.
New Zealand: Stephen Fleming (captain), Craig McMillan, Mathew Sinclair, Scott Styris, Chris Cairns, Brendon McCullum, Jacob Oram, Kyle Mills, Andre Adams, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond.
Bangladesh: Khaled Mashud (captain), Hannan Sarkar, Habibul Bashar, Sanwar Hossain, Alok Kapali, Mohammad Rafique, Tapash Baisya, Manjurul Islam, Mohammad Ashraful, Khaled Mahmud, Akram Khan.
Umpires: David Shephered (Eng), Darrell Hair (Aus)
TV umpire: Brian Jerling (Rsa)
Match referee: Mike Procter (Rsa)
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