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Who would have predicted that: When Daniel Vettori bewildered Bangladesh with his best ODI figures of 5/7

New Zealand's Daniel Vettori

In our feature series - Who would have predicted that? – we are looking back at matches where there were big upsets or extraordinary individual performances that turned matches on their head.


Daniel Vettori was known for drying out the runs as his ODI career economy of 4.12 suggests. But, Vettori turned New Zealand's top wicket-taker in an ODI against Bangladesh in 2007 as he dismissed five batsmen within 30 deliveries.

New Zealand had already taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match ODI series and were eying a clean sweep as they faced Bangladesh in the third and final match of the series at Queenstown on the last day of 2007.


Match Summary


Bangladesh 93(37.5 overs) - Mohammad Ashraful25 (31), Aftab Ahmed19 (35); Daniel Vettori5/7(6), Michael Mason2/21(8) 

New Zealand 95/0(6 overs) - Brendon McCullum* - 80 (28), Jamie How*7 (8); Mashrafe Mortaza0/20(2), Shakib Al Hasan0/16(1)

Result - New Zealand won by 10 wickets 


At 44/2 in the 18th over, Bangladesh were going slowly but could have still managed a score in the range of 200-250 to give their bowlers something to fight. But, Daniel Vettori had other plans as he dismissed Tushar Imran on the last ball of the 19th over to pick up his first wicket.

It was followed by the dismissals of Aftab Ahmed after which all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was clean bowled. Mushfiqur Rahim also met the same fate while Farhad Reza was stumped by wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum.

Within 6 overs, out of which two were maidens, Vettori had brought the Bangladesh innings to a screeching stop with 5 wickets at an economy of 1.16.

Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Junaid Siddique, 2.6 ov), 2-41 (Tamim Iqbal, 15.3 ov), 3-44 (Mohammad Ashraful, 17.4 ov), 4-46 (Tushar Imran, 18.5 ov), 5-73 (Aftab Ahmed, 28.2 ov), 6-74 (Shakib Al Hasan, 28.5 ov), 7-78 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 30.1 ov), 8-85 (Farhad Reza, 32.5 ov), 9-93 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 36.6 ov), 10-93 (Abdur Razzak, 37.5 ov)

Brendon McCullum further pulverized the visitors with an unbeaten 80 off just 28 deliveries in an unbeaten stand of 95, in which his opening partner Jamie How managed just 7 runs.

No Bangladesh bowler went at less than 10 RPO as the innings was done and dusted within 6 overs. Shahadat Hossain was the most expensive Bangladesh bowler and conceded 38 off just two overs. New Zealand won the game by 10 wickets with as many as 264 balls remaining.

Did not bat: PG Fulton, LRPL Taylor, SB Styris, MS Sinclair, JDP Oram, KD Mills, DL Vettori, MJ Mason, CS Martin 




New Zealand - Jamie How, Brendon McCullum (wk), Peter Fulton, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Mathew Sinclair, Jacob Oram, Kyle Mills, Daniel Vettori (c), Michael Mason, Chris Martin 


Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful (c), Aftab Ahmed, Tushar Imran, Shakib Al Hasan, Farhad Reza, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahadat Hossain


Match Details


Match: NZ v BAN, 3rd ODI, Bangladesh in New Zealand ODI Series 

Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 

Toss: New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl 

Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown 

Umpires: Tony Hill, Nigel Llong 

Third Umpire: Gary Baxter 

Match Referee: Chris Broad 


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