Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Chittagong Test, Day 5 - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau
BANGLADESH Over 48.2 || Score 173/3
The match has ended in a draw. Bangladesh fought back well but by the end neither of the sides could prove their supremancy over each other.
BANGLADESH Over 45 || Score 151/3
After the departure of Marshall Ayub and Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Mominul Haque are handling the Bangladesh innings. Bangladesh need 133 more runs to win. The dull session continues and the match is likely going end up in a draw.
Wicket: Marshall Ayub lbw b Sodhi 31 (65b 1x4, 1x6)
Wicket: Tamim Iqbal c Williamson b Martin 46 (95b, 8x4)
Shakib Al Hasan: 33* (30b, 3x4, 2x6)
Mominul Haque: 17* (30b, 2x4)
BANGLADESH Over 20 || Score 58/1
Martin has picked up the wicket of Anamul. One or two early wickets would definitely put the pressure back on Bangladesh, leading to a result the hosts definitely wouldn’t want. Bangladesh need 198 more runs to win.
Wicket: Anamul Haque c Anderson b Martin 18 (54b 2x4)
Marshall Ayub: 7* (10b)
Tamim Iqbal: 31* (58b 6x4)
BANGLADESH Over 10 || Score 21/0
Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal have opened the second innings for Bangladesh. A draw is looming large but there are chances that New Zealand bowls Bangladesh out in 45 overs. Bangladesh need 235 more runs to win.
Tamim Iqbal: 15* (35b 3x4)
Anamul Haque: 6* (25b)
NEW ZEALAND Over 90|| Score 287/3
The last ten overs have been sensational for Bangladesh especially for Sohag Gazi. After his ton in the innings, he has picked up five-wickets including a hat-trick. This just might pave a way for Bangladesh’s course to a rare win against the Kiwis. Meanwhile, Ross Taylor has completed his half-century.
McCullum has declared the innings. New Zealand lead by 255 runs with 3 wickets remaining. Bangladesh now need to chase down 256 in 45 overs to win the Test.
IS Sodhi: 22* (12b 1x4 2x6)
LRPL Taylor: 54* (105b 4x4)
Wicket: BB McCullum b Sohag Gazi 22 (32b 1x4 1x6)
Wicket: Corey J Anderson lbw b Sohag Gazi 8 (6b 1x6)
Wicket: BJ Watling c Mushfiqur Rahim b Sohag Gazi 0 (1b)
Wicket: DAJ Bracewell c Shakib Al Hasan b Sohag Gazi 0 (1b)
NEW ZEALAND Over 76|| Score 206/3
Bangladesh have finally managed to pick up wickets. They have manged to pick up wicket of both Fulton and Williamson, thus breaking their second wicket 100-run partnership. The ball struck Fulton right in front of the stumps, and he is out. Taylor is the new batsman at the crease. In the 62md over, there was a huge appeal by the Bangladeshi bowlers for Taylor’s exit. But Taylor was lucky. Williamson looked rock solid until the he was caught out in the 75th over by Anamul Haque. New Zealand have lost two wickets in quick succession. Brendum McCullum comes on.
BB McCullum: 2* (7b)
LRPL Taylor: 25* (66b 1x4)
Wicket: KS Williamson c Anamul Haque b Sohag Gazi 74 (150b 2x4 1x6)
Wicket: PG Fulton lbw b Sohag Gazi 59 (189b 3x4 2x6)
NEW ZEALAND Over 50 || Score 139/1
Today is an important day for both the teams. Bangladesh are looking for their first Test win against New Zealand, having lost eight and drawn one of their nine matches against the Black Caps. The chances of a draw are also higher if one of the sides doesn’t resort to an aggressive game play.
Bangladesh are yet to get another breakthrough. Runs are slowly and steadily piling up for New Zealand. The cementing second-wicket partnership of Fulton and Williamson might be a cause of worry for the hosts.
PG Fulton: 55* (165b 3x4 2x6)
KS Williamson: 38* (91b 2x4)
NEW ZEALAND Over 40 || Score 117/1
New Zealand lead by 85 runs with 9 wickets remaining. Day 5 is going to be a crucial one for both the teams. Though the Bangladeshi bowlers have been bowling well, the hosts now need wickets to break the strengthening partnership of Fulton and Williamson.
PG Fulton: 44* (136b 2x4 2x6)
KS Williamson: 28* (59b 2x4)