Stalemate awaits on final day

Bangladesh vs New Zealand

Stumps, Day 4, Second Test.

Basin Reserve, Wellington.

Bangladesh : 211/10 in 61 overs (Tamim 74, Liton 33, Shadman 27; Wagner 4/28, Boult 3/38, Grandhome 1/15) & 2nd innings : 80/3 in 23 overs (Shadman 29, Mithun 25*, Soumya 12*; Boult 2/34, Henry 1/17)

New Zealand : 432/6 dec. in 84.5 overs (Taylor 200, Nicholls 107, Williamson 74; Abu Jayed 3/94, Taijul 2/99, Mustafizur 1/74)

Bangladesh had another tough day in Wellington as the hosts further strengthened their position at the end of fourth day of second Test. Bangladesh trail by 141 runs with 7 wickets in hand on the final day.

New Zealand started the day with two overnight batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. Before the lunch break Taijul Islam broke the 172-run stand and got rid of Williamson on 74. But a determined Ross Taylor then went onto add 216 runs in with Henry Nicholls in the fourth wicket to frustrate the Bangladesh bowlers. Taijul again struck to dismiss Nicholls on 107.

Taylor was earlier dropped twice in Abu Jayed’s over and he made the Tigers pay for it with a double hundred. Finally Mustafizur removed him on 200. Couple of overs later New Zealand declared their first innings on 432 for 6 with a 221 runs lead. Abu Jayed was the most successful bowler with 3 for 94.

Bangladesh started off the second innings with the early departure of Tamim Iqbal in the first over of Trent Boult who then put Bangladesh in further pressure with the wicket of Mominul Haque on 10. Shadman Islam looked solid before got out on 29 while attempting a pull-shot to Matt Henry.

Mohammad Mithun and Soumya Sarkar were then tested by some fairly spells by Kiwi bowlers but they survived without further trouble. Bangladesh ended the day on 80 for 3 in 23 overs. Boult took 2 wickets for 34.