Bangladesh on backfoot, NZ eye innings win
Bangladesh are on brink of consecutive innings defeats as New Zealand look to seal three-match series. The Tigers are trailing by 141 runs at stumps on day four of second Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington.
The tourists have ended the day with 80/3 in 23 overs. Mohammad Mithun (25*) and Soumya Sarkar (12*) are unbeaten at the crease. Tamim Iqbal was bowled by Trent Boult on the very next ball after he hit Boult for a boundary on the first delivery of the innings.
Shadman Islam could not breach 20s barrier as he made 29. Mominul Haque continued on to disappont making just 10 runs in the second innings.
Earlier in the day, New Zealand declared their first innings at 432/6 in 84.5 overs with a lead of 221 runs. The Kiwi batsmen offered Bangladeshi fielders a number of chances but eventually most of them got spilled.
Skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor put on 172-run stand for the third-wicket. Taijul Islam denied Willamson a century by dismissing him for 74. Taylor brought up his 18th Test century in 97 balls. He got past New Zealand legend Martin Crowe’s tally of 17 Test tons.
The veteran was accompanied by Henry Nicholls in a 216-run fourth-wicket partnership. Nicholls scored his fifth Test hundred – 107 off 129 with 9 boundaries. Taylor made drop catches cost a double hundred, his third in his career. He made exactly 200 runs from 212 deliveries including 19 fours and 4 sixes.
Bangladesh 221 and 80/3 in 23 overs (Shadman 29, Mithun 25*; Boult 2/34, Nicholls 1/17)
New Zealand 432/6d in 84.5 overs (Taylor 200, Nicholls 107, Williamson 74; Jayed 3/94)
Stumps- Day 4