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BANGLADESH Overs: 116||Score: 380/7
Nasir Hossain became Ish Sodhi’s first Test victim when he top edged his first delivery of the 113th over to Brendon McCullum. Hossain left a boundary away from his fifty after departing at 46 (65b, 4X7, 6X1). Abdur Razzak came in to bat next. In the final session of the third day’s play, Kiwi bowlers picked three wickets in Haque, Rahim and Hossain. Bangladesh are trailing New Zealand’s total by 86 runs with three wickets in hand.
BANGLADESH Overs: 110||Score: 361/6
Momunil Haque was the fifth Bangladeshi wicket to fall after being trapped in front by Anderson. He scored 181 (274b, 4X27). Five balls later, Mushfiqur Rahim departed after edging one from Bracewell to Taylor at slip. He departed after scoring 67 (119b, 4X10, 6X2). Nasir Hossain and Sohag Gazi are the new batsmen in the middle. Hossain got off the mark with a boundary off Anderson in the 95th over. Like his partner, Gazi also opened his account with a four in the 98th over. In the 103rd over, Hossain struck his first six of the innings off Martin over long-off fence. The duo is batting with ease and comfort and has added 60 runs for the seventh wicket.
BANGLADESH Overs: 84||Score: 272/4
The second session has also been dominated by the home side with Mominul Haque moving towards a well deserved double century. Giving him company is Rahim who is 49*(87b, 4X7, 6X2). Bangladesh have avoided the follow-on and are now trailing by 197 runs with six wickets in hand.
BANGLADESH Overs: 80||Score: 262/4
Just one run came in the 71st over. The following two were maiden overs while a single came off the 74th. Martin’s fifth delivery of the 75th over was a full toss and Rahim gave it the treatment it deserved sending it past deep square leg boundary. The 78th over proved to be a productive one as Rahim collected two sixes in it – one over deep midwicket while the next over long-on. The following over also brought some runs in two boundaries -- once each to Rahim and Haque -- and three singles. Eight more runs were added to the total in the 80th over, bowled by Sodhi that included a boundary to Haque.
BANGLADESH Overs: 70||Score: 221/4
Bangladesh lost their fourth wicket in Shakib Al Hasan immediately after lunch. He was caught by wicketkeeper Watling off Williamson after getting a thick top edge. He scored 19 (50b, 4X1). Mushfiqur came in as the next batsman. Off the previous delivery Shakib had scored a boundary. Haque scored the next two boundaries in the 59th and 61st over. Rahim waited 22 deliveries before hitting his first four off Bracewell through point. With a single off Bracewell’s third delivery of the 66th over, Haque reached his 150. In the 67th over, Rahim reached 2000 Test runs with a boundary off Sodhi.
BANGLADESH Overs: 56||Score: 176/3
Bangladesh have lost one wicket in the first session of the third day’s play. Mominul Haque is still going strong after smashing a maiden Test century. Bangladesh are trailing New Zealand by 293 runs with seven wickets in hand. Batting alongside Haque is Shakib Al Hasan at 15 (44b). Haque in his innings of 130* has struck 21 boundaries. All and all, it has been the home team which has dominated the first session.
BANGLADESH Overs: 40||Score: 136/3
Bracewell began the proceedings from the New Zealand’s end on the day 3 of the Chittagong Test against Bangladesh. Two runs came in it. It was the 31st over when Haque let himself loose striking two consecutive boundaries off Bracewell’ first and second delivery. Off the fifth delivery of the 32nd over by Boult, Haque got a thick outside edge and was lucky as the ball went between the first and third slips to the third man region for a boundary. The next over of Boult saw Haque reaching his maiden Test century in quick time with the help of two boundaries. Corey Anderson finally broke the century stand between Ayub and Haque. He got his maiden Test wicket in Ayub by having him caught by wicketkeeper Watling. Ayub scored 25 (109b, 4X1). Shakib Al Hasan came in to bat at no. 5.
BANGLADESH Overs: 26||Score: 103/2
Bangladesh have recovered from two early blows with Mominul Haque leading the counterattack scoring a quick unbeaten 77 (71, 4X13). Partnering him is Marshall Ayub batting on 21(74b, 4X1). Bangladesh are still trailing New Zealand’s first innings total by 366 runs with 8 wickets in hand. Brendon McCullum has already used six bowlers with Boult and Bracewell tasting success.