New Zealand vs Bangladesh (2 Tests)

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Southee getting the ball to do all sorts of bendy things.

Bangers with work to do....2/11
 

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Poor start from Bangladesh, only silver lining is the guys who performed in Test 1 are either at the crease or still to come.
 

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The start has got even worse for Bangladesh with both openers gone now.
 

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Boult gets another one, this could be a short test match the way this is going.
 

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Forget reaching the following on, reaching triple figures looking a tall order now.
 

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Disastrous start for Bangladesh, it would take a miraculous recovery from them to pass the follow on target from here and avoid a defeat.
 

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Went to make a sandwich, suddenly 2/11 is 4/11.

Could be some records broken if this keeps up.
 

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Boult with another wicket straight after tea to have Bangladesh 5 down for 27, they'll be struggling just to make it to 100 from here.
 

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One step forward, two steps back...

Not really. No one expected them to go close to winning a test let alone actually winning one. What everyone expected probably in both games is what’s happened in this one. After the first test anything else is really irrelevant to what they would have been hoping to achieve for this series.

If they had 4-5 tests and they won the first and then the next 3-4 were complete drubbings that would be a step backwards but a 1-1 draw with a flogging in the second test doesn’t send them backwards IMO
 

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It's nice that after how poorly the board treated Ross Taylor (and Brendon McCullum) in 2011/12 he's essentially been given a farewell summer which is fair enough with all he's given NZ Cricket.

I remember when Mike Hussey retired from Test Cricket, the selectors immediately removed him from the ODI side which he was gutted about, he'd planned to finish up by playing a last game in Perth.

There's a balance between honouring older players and doing what's best for the team moving forward, but in an era where senior players in their prime are prone to dropping off for T20 leagues it's important for long term moral to do right by your greats.
 

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Not really. No one expected them to go close to winning a test let alone actually winning one. What everyone expected probably in both games is what’s happened in this one. After the first test anything else is really irrelevant to what they would have been hoping to achieve for this series.

If they had 4-5 tests and they won the first and then the next 3-4 were complete drubbings that would be a step backwards but a 1-1 draw with a flogging in the second test doesn’t send them backwards IMO
Reverting to type instantly does send them backwards because it is what happens every time they produce an outstanding performance. They’re not new to the international scene any more and it’s not good enough. Why aren’t expectations for them higher by now? Because they haven’t done enough with any consistency to earn any.

It’s not just this game, it’s a pattern they’ve exhibited for years now.
 

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Reverting to type instantly does send them backwards because it is what happens every time they produce an outstanding performance. They’re not new to the international scene any more and it’s not good enough. Why aren’t expectations for them higher by now? Because they haven’t done enough with any consistency to earn any.

It’s not just this game, it’s a pattern they’ve exhibited for years now.


What team that’s never won in a SENA nation plays the world champions and is expected to suddenly win 2 in a row?
 

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Even today in two microcosmic periods Bangladesh have done something they may not have previously in a non Asian test: they fought back even when it was clear the game had gotten beyond them. NZ were basically 1-400: they took 5-150. Not great and it owed a lot to NZ’s push but hey, it looks a lot better than 1-600.
They’ve then slipped into 36 all out territory at 4-11 with all their remotely dependable batsmen missing (and remember their all time best batsman and two of the next best 3 ever are not playing this game) and they’ve at least gotten out of ‘complete embarrassment’ territory thanks to these two.
 

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