Jayed strikes after Bangladesh’s 211
After complete washouts on successive days, the second Test has finally seen some play on the third day as Bangladesh finish the day with 173 runs ahead at Basin Reserve, Wellington.
New Zealand opted to bowl first on a greenery pitch. Bangladesh bought Mustafizur Rahman and Taijul Islam in place of Khaled Ahmed and Mehidy Hasan Miraz. While, Matt Henry replaced Todd Astle for the hosts.
Tamim Iqbal and Shadman Islam once again made a solid start for the tourists, adding 75 runs for the first wicket. It was only the second time a touring side has put on three consecutive 50-plus stands for the first wicket in New Zealand.
Shadman departed for 27. Tamim raced to his 27th Test fifty, his third in a row in this series. The southpaw was aggressive in his 74-run knock from 110 deliveries including 10 boundaries. Neil Wagner sent him back after lunch break.
Wagner and Trent Boult dismantled Bangladesh’s innings after a good start. Centurions from Hamilton Test – Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah Riyad made 20 and 13 respectively. Mominul Haque (15) is yet to show some form on the tour. Liton Das’s 33 extended Bangladesh’s total past 200.
The Tigers were eventually bowled out for 211 runs in 61 overs – collapsing from 206/6. Wagner grabbed four wickets for 28 runs. Boult scalped three for 38.
New Zealand batsmen didn’t look too comfortable on the track. Abu Jayed Rahi and Ebadat Hossain were impressive at the start. Rahi made early inroads with the wickets of Tom Latham (4) and Jeet Raval (3). Latham was caught behind while, Raval was caught at short cover.
Rain made its appearance shortly as the players were taken off. The match officials later decided to call off the day’s play. The Blakcaps are 38/2 in 11.4 overs with captain Kane Williamson (10*) and Ross Taylor (19* off 13) at the crease.
Bangladesh 211 allout in 61 overs (Tamim 74, Liton 33; Wagner 4/28, Boult 3/38)
New Zealand 38/2 in 11.4 overs (Taylor 19*, Williamson 10*; Jayed 2/18)
Watch Abu Jayed’s 2 wickets here-
Stumps- Day 3