Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Mirpur Test, Day 1 - As it happened...

Zee Media Bureau


Weather update: The play has been called off for the day due to rain.


TEA. Tea has been taken after the fall of fifth Bangladeshi wicket in Shakib Al Hasan who fell to Sodhi. It was the fourth delivery of the 55th over and Shakib went for a sweep as SOdhi bowled it full. He missed it and was adjudged lbw. He scored 20 (32b, 4X3). Five runs came in the 51st over while the next by Wagner turned out be an eventful one. The over began with a boundary to Shakib that also took the score past 200-run mark. A single followed and Iqbal moved to 95 with his 17th boundary. However, Williamson’s terrific catch at slips off the next delivery ended his hopes of a century. He scored 95 (153b, 4X17). Mushfiqur Rahim came in to bat next. In the 53rd over, Rahim hit Williamson for two successive boundaries through cover and midwicket region. Off the 54th, came six runs including a boundary Shakib.


Five runs came in the 41st over including a boundary to Haque. Anderson picked his first wicket in Mominul Haque who was caught by wicketkeeper BJ Watling. Haque was looking to cut a short one from Anderson but could only manage a thick edge that was taken by Watling. He scored 47 (59b, 4X8). Shakib Al Hasan came in to bat next. He got off the mark with a boundary off the second delivery he faced. A wicket and five runs in the over. The 46th over saw Iqbal collecting three boundaries off Bracewell. The first one through point, the next to sweeper cover while the third one to third man boundary. 12 runs came in it. In the next, by Boult, Iqbal scored his 15th boundary. The following over was a maiden while off the next two came just three runs.


Trent Boult began the proceedings of the second session and started with a maiden. Haque collected his fourth boundary in the 32nd over lofting Sodhi over mid-wicket. Eight runs came in it. Iqbal dished out a cover drive as Boult went for a full length delivery in the 35th over. His next was a result of a cut to sweeper cover in the following over. Haque brought up the 150 for Bangladesh with two boundaries off Boult in the 37th over. Corey Anderson was summoned to bowl the 39th over and Haque struck a boundary off his third delivery to third man. Off the 40th came just two runs.


LUNCH. Four runs came in the 21st over, bowled by Wagner thanks to a boundary from Iqbal. The next also resulted in four runs but this time it came from the bat of Ayub in two doubles. Wagner struck for his side off the sixth delivery of the 23rd over cleaning up Ayub. He scored 41 (62b, 4X6). Mominul Haque came in to bat next. The 23rd over, by Sodhi, was a maiden. Haque opened his account with a boundary to fine leg off the first delivery he faced. Kane Williamson’s first over of the day resulted in nine runs including two successive boundaries to Iqbal – both through cover region. The following over was a maiden. Williamson’s second also brought runs for Bangladesh as Haque struck two consecutive boundaries off his first two deliveries. That was the last over before lunch was taken.


Neil Wagner was introduced in the 11th over and in it came just a single. Spin in Ish Sodhi for the first time in the morning session introduced in the next and it also resulted in a single. Iqbal’s sixth boundary came in the 13th over through covers. Sodhi’s conceded his first boundary to Ayub in his second over of the innings. Five runs came in it. His next and the innings’ 16th over was a maiden. The 17th over by Wagner turned out to be an expensive one as Ayub scored two boundaries in it -- both through point region.


Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque opened the innings for Bangladesh while left-arm medium pacer Trent Boult began the proceedings from New Zealand’s end. Iqbal scored the lone run in the over opening his account with a single. Doug Bracewell bowled the next over and Iqbal greeted him with a boundary through gully. Bracewell had the chance to exact his revenge off the third delivery but wicketkeeper BJ Watling failed to hold on to an edge from the bat of Iqbal. Six runs came from the over. Iqbal struck his second boundary in the third over sending the sixth delivery from Boult racing past backward square leg boundary. Iqbal was again dropped off Bracwell in the fourth over and this time the culprit was skipper Brendan McCullum at slip. To rub salt on wounds, Iqbal drove him for a boundary later in the over through point region. Seven runs came in it. Haque recorded his first boundary off the first delivery of the next over by Boult. However, he handed Kane Williamson an easy catch at slip off the very next delivery to depart after scoring just 7 (10b, 4X1). Marshall Ayub came in at no. 3 and got off the mark with a triple. Off the penultimate delivery, Ayub scored his first boundary through covers. Iqbal continued to take advantage of the two dropped chances striking Bracewell for yet another boundary in the sixth over. 14 runs came in the ninth and tenth over including three boundaries – one in the ninth to Iqbal and the next two in the tenth to Ayub.

TOSS: Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first.


Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Marshall Ayub, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Robiul Islam

New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (c), Corey Anderson, BJ Watling (wk), Doug Bracewell, Neil Wagner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Dean Brownlie, Mark Gillespie, Tom Latham, Bruce Martin