Bangladesh had played two tests at Basin Reserve prior to this match and their highest total of the four innings was only 143. Tamim’s gutsy knock of yesterday dispelled the possibility of such reoccurrence and today Shakib and Mushfiq are paving the way to take a massive lead against New Zealand. Undoubtedly, the first session of second day goes to Bangladesh despite the early fall of set batsman Mominul as they have managed to score 269 runs without any further damage.
Shakib was looking hasty on the crease yesterday and found himself lucky to end the day as unbeaten because Santner dropped his catch at mid-on. But today, he has shown his class majestically and held his nerve nicely showing temperament of a pure test standard batsman. Mominul was unlucky today as he departed quite early without adding any run to his previous day’s score of 64. But the new batsman Mushfiq was firmly composed and by executing his elegancy, he has built a solid 109 runs partnership with Shakib. Both have gone to lunch after securing individual fifty.