The second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand (BAN vs NZ) started in Dhaka from today and the dominance of the bowlers was seen on the first day. In the first play, Bangladesh’s first innings was reduced to just 172, in response New Zealand’s innings also weakened and the team’s score at stumps was 55/5. New Zealand is still at 117 runs based on Bangladesh’s first innings score.
Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first but the team had a bad start. Opening batsman Zakir Hasan scored 8 runs and Mahmudul Hasan Joy returned to the pavilion after scoring 14 runs. Mominul Haq (5) with a score of 41 in the 14th over and captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto (9) with a score of 47 in the 15th over also returned to the pavilion and the team looked to be in a lot of trouble. From here, the pair of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shahadat Hossain did not allow any wicket to fall till lunch and the team scored 80/4 in 28 overs.
After lunch, the pair took the score past 100 but in the 41st over, Mushfiqur Rahim (35) stopped Kyle Jameson’s ball with his hand after playing a shot and was given out for obstructing the field. Shahadat Hossain also kept a personal score of 31. Mehdi Hasan Miraj contributed 20 runs. The team scored 149/8 till tea but after that Taijul Islam (6) returned to the pavilion after scoring 6 runs and Shoriful Islam, who was in the 67th over as the last wicket, scored 10 runs, while Naeem Hasan remained unbeaten after scoring 13 runs. For New Zealand, Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner took the maximum three wickets each.
In reply, New Zealand, who came to play in the first innings, got the first blow in the sixth over with a score of 20 and Devon Conway fell victim to Mehdi Hasan Miraz after scoring 11 runs. The second opener Tom Latham could score only 4 runs. Henry Nicholls (1), Kane Williamson (13) and Tom Blundell (0) fell quickly and the team lost 5 wickets until the score was 49. At stumps the score is 55/5 in 12.4 overs. Kiwi team Darryl Mitchell was unbeaten on 12 and Glenn Phillips was unbeaten on 5 runs. For Bangladesh, Mehdi Hasan Miraj took three wickets and Taijul Islam took two wickets.