Mominul shines on 2nd day

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Marshall Ayub and Mominul Haque complete a run, Bangladesh v New ZealandNew Zealand piled up a huge score of 469 in their first innings though they lost initial wickets at the beginning of the day 2 of first test in Chittagong. [Watch Video Clip: Roof Breaking Six by Tamim Iqbal]

After ‘night watchman’ Bruce Martin and debutant Cory Anderson got out in the morning session, Bangladesh was hoping to get rid of the kiwis for a moderate total. Watling and Bolt build up a century partnership and NZ crossed the 450 marks before they ended up their first innings.

In reply tigers lost their openers in paltry scores. Mominul Haque and Marshall Ayub took the charge at the later part of the day as tigers ended the day with 103/2. Bangladesh is in a 366 runs deficit in their first innings at the end of the second day of the first test.

Mominul & Marshall were unbeaten in 77 and 21 respectively. It is the third test half century of Mominul.

Dashing opener Tamim Iqbal frustratingly got out chasing a wide ball from Trent Bolt after the tea break. Other opener Anamul Haque lost his wicket cheaply in the succeeding over.

In the fourth wicket partnership, Mominul struck hard from the very first of his innings. He batted out the ball for 3 boundaries in each consecutive over, reached his half century in only 36 balls.

Marshal contributed 21 in an unbeaten partnership of 95 from 135 balls.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand 469/10 (Fulton – 73, Rutherford – 34, Williamson – 114, Taylor – 28, McCullum – 21, Martin – 1, Anderson – 1, Watling – 103, Bracewell – 29, Shodhi – 1, Bolt – 52*.

Razzak – 3/147, Sohag – 2/79, Shakib – 2/89, Mominul – 1/10, Nasir – 1/19, Rubel 1/7

Bangladesh: 103/2 (Tamim – 0, Anamul – 3, Marshal – 21*, Mominul – 77*,

Bolt – 1/15, Bracewell – 1/25)

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