Lunch

Bangladesh 595/8 (dec.) and 137/6 (Sabbir 40*, Santner 2/36)

New Zealand 539

Bangladesh lead by 193 runs with 4 wickets in hand

Bangladesh started the session with a stumble as Shakib al Hasan got out by trying to hit the ball over the fielder and getting caught. Mominul Haque followed him soon after as he got out by a sharp delivery from Wagner. Courageous skipper Mushfiqur Rahim then came to the field despite of bearing an ailing finger to hold the game in favor of Bangladesh. He survived on the field for 67 minutes but eventually he had to leave the ground of to the hospital as he had been struck on the head. Bangladesh have been struggling fiercely all along the session and managed to put only 71 runs.

Sabbir Rahman played outstandingly to keep Bangladesh still in the game. He came to the crease under immense pressure but played some confident shots to gain some confident. He blocked the balls superbly and held one end of the crease with firm steadiness. Bangladesh have taken 193 runs lead so far and Sabbir has to continue like this in the upcoming session as well.