Bangladesh have shined brilliantly on the gloomy first day of Wellington test and ended it by securing a comfortable position. They have scored 154 runs for 3 wickets.
The condition of the Wellington offered incessant threats to the batsmen as strong chilly wind was blowing, the sky was totally overcast and the pitch was offering its greenish auspice to the seam bowlers. Kane Williamson didn’t think of twice after winning the toss to bowl first but surely at the end of the day he may feel little bit disappointed as his pacers were unable to pick up more than three wickets.
Bangladeshi batsmen will get the full credits, especially Mominul and Tamim, as they have batted beautifully to carry on Bangladesh innings to such a prosperous position. Tamim was majestic from the very beginning of Bangladesh innings and had hit boundaries in almost every single over. He reached his fifty with a strike rate above hundred but was unfortunate for not being able to continue further. However, delicate and classic Mominul was astounding to show his firmness and rigidly hold one end of the crease till the end of the day. He will start tomorrow from 64.
Rain has played the most dramatic part of the day and has swallowed more than half of the stipulated overs. The condition was so fuliginous that umpires had declared stumped one hour earlier than the usual time. To cover up this overs, the second day’s play will begin half hour earlier tomorrow (3:30 AM BDT).
Taskin Ahmed and Subshish Roy are making their debut by this test match and they will bear the pace section of Bangladesh along with Kamrul Islam Rabbi.