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Victory still on Tigers’ wishlist


The third day of the ongoing Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand hasn’t been as good as compared to the first two days of the game. While the Tigers were in the driver’s seat at the end of both day one and two, they had to take a back seat at stumps of the third day.

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It’s because the Kiwis have launched an effective counterattack after Bangladesh declaring their first innings for 595 for 8. On the day 3, Bangladesh bowlers could remove only three Black Caps batsmen, whereas the home side took runs in good speed to shed an end to the day with as many as 292 runs on the board. They are currently trailing Bangladesh by 303 runs in the first innings. 

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The current picture of the game could have been lot different if Bangladesh had been a bit more sincere in their fielding, and not missed as many as five chances. Overall, the third day of the game wasn’t one Bangladesh ever dreamt of.

Kamrul Islam Rabbi, who was the only success story of the day by picking up two wickets of Jeet Ravel and Ross Taylor respectively, believes Bangladesh still have the chance to wrap up the game with a positive result.

According to the paceman who is playing his third Test match, the Tigers are still rooting for a victory from this match in Wellington. “Our chances of winning haven’t been finished yet. We tried hard on the third day, and we will do the same with some specific targets on the fourth day as well. We are looking forward to bringing success tomorrow (Sunday).

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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