Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Mirpur Test, Day 2 - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau
Weather update: The second day’s play has been called off due to rain.
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 33.3 IISCORE: 107/3
Due to the rain, tea has been taken. Meanwhile, New Zealand have lost another wicket in Brendon McCullum who was caught by Rubel Hossain off Shakib Al Hasan on the 31st over. He scored 11 (17b, 4X2). Williamson came back after he had retired as he had hurt his cheek while ducking under a short delivery. Two runs and a wicket in the over. Off the next, came three while the 33rd resulted in just a single. It was after the third delivery of the 34th over that the umpires called for covers as rain stopped the play.
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 30 IISCORE: 101/2
Hasan completed his over after the play recommenced for the second session. No run was scored off the remaining four deliveries. Razzak bowled the next over and in it Williamson struck his first boundary playing the second delivery through covers. Seven runs came in it. The next boundary also came from the bat of Williamson off the same bowler in the 18th over to long on fence. Razakk continued leaking runs as off his fifth over Taylor and Williamson collected a boundary apiece taking the tally from the over to 13 runs. Rubel Hossain replaced him and in his first over, came three runs. However, in that over, Williamson had to retire after getting injured while ducking under a short delivery. Brendan McCullum came in as new batsman. Taylor’s second boundary came off the first delivery of the 28th over, bowled by Hossain. The next over, by Shakib, brought them some more runs as McCullum collected two boundaries in it. A single by Taylor in the following over took the score to 100-run mark.
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 14.2 IISCORE: 32/2
LUNCH. The 11th over by Al-Amin Hossain to Rutherford was a maiden and off the next came just two runs. Shakib Al Hasan was introduced into the attack in the 13th over and immediately got his team their first wicket in Rutherford who was caught by Mominul Haque at short leg. He scored 13 (42b, 4X1). That over was a wicket-maiden. The next over by Abdur Razzak – his first – was seen safely by Fulton. Shakib struck again in his second over as he trapped Fulton off the second delivery of the 14th over. Fulton scored 14 (43b, 4X2).
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 10 IISCORE: 29/0
Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford opened have opened the innings for New Zealand. Debutant Al-Amin Hossain started the proceedings from Bangladesh and the first over was a maiden. Spin in Sohag Gazi introduced from the other end and in it came just a single. Rutherford found gap through covers off the first delivery of the fourth over by Gazi scoring his and New Zealand’s first boundary of the innings. Fulton scored the next in seventh over to long off fence. Eight runs were scored in the over. Fulton struck his second four in the ninth over, bowled by Hossain, to long on fence.
BANGLADESH: OVERS: 74.5 IISCORE: 282/10
Bangladesh have been bowled out for 282 in their first innings. Earlier, Sodhi completed the remaining two deliveries of his over that was brought to a halt on Monday after rain washed out the final session of the first day’s play.
Doug Bracewell’s first over of the day fetched Bangladesh two runs while the next two – 57 and 58 – were maiden overs. Nasir Hossain struck the first boundary of the morning in the 66th over, by Wagner, via an edge to third man fence. Wagner took his third wicket in Rahim off his final delivery of the same over by having him caught at gully by Fulton. He scored 18 (42b, 4X3). Sohag Gazi came in to bat next. Hossain scored his second boundary off the first delivery of the 67th over by Sodhi. Five runs came in it. The next by Wagner was a maiden. Hossain became seventh Bangladeshi wicket to fall after Sodhi induced an edge that went to Taylor at slips. He scored 19 (48b, 4X2). Abdur Razzak came in to replace him at the middle. Gazi launched Wagner over long on in the 70th over for a six. That was the only scoring shot in the over. Gazi scored his first four of the innings over midwicket region off the first delivery of the 72nd overby Wagner. However, Wagner soon had his revenge as he removed Gazi off the fourth delivery of the over as he was caught by Williamson at gully. He scored 14 (21b, 4X1, 6X1). Rubel Hossain, the new man in the middle, immediately opened his account in style scoring a boundary off the first delivery he faced. However, that turned out to be the only scoring shot off his bat as in the 74th over, Wagner removed him for his first ever five-wicket haul in Tests. He was caught by wicketkeeper Watling. Al-Amin Hossain came in to bat at no. 11. Razzak hit a six over long on boundary off Sodhi before being cleaned up later in the over. He scored 13 (15b, 6X1).