Bangladesh lead by 205 runs against New Zealand on the third day of the first Test in Sylhet on Thursday. New Zealand started the day on 266/8 and were all out for 317 runs.
On the third day, in the second innings, Bangladesh scored 212 runs for the loss of 3 wickets till the stumps. Nazmul Hussain Shanto was unbeaten on 104 runs after scoring a century. With him Mushfiqur Rahim was out for 43 runs. On the fourth day, Bangladesh lead the innings with a score of 212/3.
New Zealand added 51 runs on the third day
On the third day, the New Zealand team added 51 runs and made a total of 317. There was a half-century partnership between Tim Southee and Kyle Jameson for the ninth wicket. The two added a total of 52 runs. Captain Southee did not score 35 runs and Jameson after scoring 23 runs. Ajaz Patel remained unbeaten at 1 run.
Taijul Islam took 4 wickets for Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Mominul Haq got three hits. Shoriful Islam, Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Naeem Hasan took 1 wicket each.
Bangladesh openers failed, Shanto took over the innings
Bangladesh openers failed in the second innings. Mahmadul Hasan, who scored a century in the first innings, was run out after scoring 8 runs. Meanwhile, Zakir Hasan returned to the pavilion after scoring 17 runs. Captain Nazmul Hussain Shanto took over the innings and shared a partnership of 90 runs. Haq was run out after scoring 40 runs.
From here, Shanto not only scored a century but also forged an unbeaten 96-run partnership with Rahim. This is Shanto’s 5th century in his Test career. Ajaz Patel got the only wicket from New Zealand.
Day two game…
Williamson’s century, equal to Virat’s
Williamson scored the 29th century of his career in the first innings of the first Test against Bangladesh on Wednesday. This is his fourth century this year. He became the batsman to score the most Test centuries in the year 2023. Kane scored his third consecutive Test century. Virat also has 29 centuries to his name in Tests.
Thanks to Kane’s century in Sylhet, New Zealand scored 266 runs for 8 wickets at the end of the day’s play. Kyle Jameson remained unbeaten on 7 runs and Tim Southee on 1 run. In the first session of the second day, the Bangladesh team was all out for 310 runs.
Bangladesh scored 310 runs on the first day
On the first day on Tuesday, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat and at stumps scored 310 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Mahmudul Hasan scored a half-century and New Zealand all-rounder Glenn Phillips took 4 hits.