Bangladesh exactly executed their task according to the plan in the first session of third day and declared their innings on 595 runs just after Sabbir had clinched his fifty. New Zealand, however, have hold their sway so far under this immense scoreboard pressure and truly prevailed over Bangladeshi bowlers to end the day in a comfortable position. They are now trailing 303 runs with 7 wickets in hand.
Tom Latham has continued his form from the ODI series and scored another unbeaten hundred. Kane Williamson has also claimed a fifty but got out by the debutant Taskin Ahmed. Bangladesh have tried to punch back by sending back Taylor just after tea but Nicholls was stalwart and remained unbeaten with his rigid innings of 35 runs. Kamrul Islam Rabbi is the most successful Bangladeshi bowler by taking two wickets.
The skipper, Mushfiqur Rahim, was not present on the field due to his thumb and finger issues and Imrul Kayes was acted as a keeper instead of him. Mushfiq got hurt yesterday at the very beginning of his innings by a nasty delivery from Trent Boult. Team management, yet, hasn’t confirmed anything about his current situation.