Two and half hour lengthy first session of day four has offered many glimpses to foster, but Bangladeshi fans will remember the outstanding glove work from Nurul Hasan after all the dropped catches and fluffing vital chances on the field. It was, after all, an infrequent type of runout as Wagner was completely inside the crease but his feet were in the air when the bails came off. The bat was not grounded as well. Nurul was standing far away from the stumps but flicked the ball back in a reaction time of 0.079 second after collecting it. His magnificent effort eventually helped Bangladesh to seal up New Zealand innings.

Bangladesh again suffered by the sloppy hands of fielders at the slip cordon as catches were dropped frequently. Southee got a life but was unable to prolong his innings since Miraz caught a stunner to expiate his early miss. But the second lapse cost Bangladesh badly; Wagner and Nicholls put a vital 57 runs partnership in the 9th wicket after Wagner had dropped on 7. Nicholls fell short of two to score his maiden test hundred after dragging the ball to the stamps by coming down the wicket.

New Zealand ended their innings on 354 and took a healthy lead of 65 runs. Bangladesh have already stumbled in their second innings. The skipper, Tamim Iqbal, missed out again. He pulled hard a short pitched delivery from Southee but only could manage to find the hands of Santner. Bangladesh went to lunch on 20 for 1 and still trail by 45 runs.