Bangladesh face uphill task to save the match


Bangladesh vs New Zealand

Stumps, Day 3, First Test

Seddon Park, Hamilton

Bangladesh : 234/10 in 59.2 overs (Tamim 126, Liton 29, Shadman 24; Wagner 5/47, Southee 3/76, Grandhomme 1/39) & 2nd innings : 174/4 in 43 overs (Tamim 74, Soumya 39*, Shadman 37; Boult 2/53, Wagner 1/48, Southee 1/54)

New Zealand : 715/6 dec. in 163 overs (Williamson 200*, Latham 161, Raval 132; Soumya 2/68, Miraz 2/246, Mahmuullah 1/3)

Bangladesh had another tough in the first Test at Hamilton as the hosts are taking putting all sorts of pressure to the Tigers on the third day. After declaring the first innings with a mammoth lead of 481 runs, the Kiwis then put Bangladesh in further trouble by picking up 4 wickets for 174 in the second innings. At stumps on day two, Bangladesh trail by 307 runs.

New Zealand started the day with the overnight score of 451 for 4. Kane Williamson gave no chance to the Bangladesh bowlers to fightback as he went onto score an unbeaten 200 to power New Zealand a big total of 715 for 6 before declaration. Debutant Ebadat Hossain and Mehidy Hasan claimed the two wickets on the third day.

In reply, Tamim Iqbal and Shadman Islam gave a good start with a 88-run opening stand. Neil Wagner then got rid of Shadman on 37. Bangladesh then lost three more wickets in a quick time including Tamim Iqbal who scored the highest 74. Skipper Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar batted the rest of the day without further trouble by adding unbeaten 48-run partnership in the fifth wicket. Tigers ended the day on 174 for 4 in 43 overs. Soumya remained not out 39 and Mahmudullah was on 17. Trent Boult took 2 wickets for 53.