Bangladesh vs New Zealand, Mirpur Test, Day 3 - As it happened...
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NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 133 IISCORE: 419/8
New Zealand lead by 137 runs with 2 wickets remaining in the 1st innings. New Zealand have developed a healthy lead. Sodhi was impressive as he reached his first Test fifty. He was at 55 off 67 balls while Walting was at 59 off 159 balls. It was definitely New Zealand’s day today.
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 125 IISCORE: 399/8
In the 109th over, Nasir Hossain picked up the wicket of Wagner. Only eight runs from Wagener. Hossain drew the edge from Wagener's bat and Marshall Ayub took an easy catch at first slip. Watling and Sodhi continue building up the lead and a bring up a fifty-run partnership. Walting completes his half-century. Runs coming easily with no major hurdle for both the batsmen.
Wicket: N Wagner c Marshall Ayub b Nasir Hossain 8 (26b, 1x4)
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 101 IISCORE: 318/7
New Zealand lead by 36 runs with 3 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.
Al Hasan has struck again in t he 101st. He gets his fifth wicket. The ball went outside the off stump and while Bracewell came ahead to hit it, it found the inside edge and went straight to the keeper.
Wicket: Bracewell c Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 17 (45b 2x4)
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 95 IISCORE: 300/6
The second new ball has been taken in the 86th over. Al-Amin is sharing the new ball with Sohag Gazi. Just as Walting and Anderson were off to a start, Al Amin took his first ever Test wicket in form of Anderson. Anderson played a brilliant knock of 116 runs. Bracewell the new batsman, and Walting have been accumulating runs at steady pace after Anderson’s departure.
Wicket:Anderson c Sohag Gazi b Al-Amin Hossain 116 (173b 13x4 2x6)
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 80 IISCORE: 267/5
Post lunch, Bangladesh miss the chance of a fifth wicket. Williamson who was on 58 was dropped by Rahim off the faint edge from offspinner Gazi in the 77th over. Anderson has reached his century. He played a fantastic knock and smacked two sixes and 11 fours off his 139 balls. Williamson has been overtaken rapidly but he is playing steady. But, the steady partnership of 103 runs came to an end in 80th over. Williamson caught by Tamim off Abdur Razzak.
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 67 IISCORE: 231/4
New Zealand struggled for partnership in t his innings but it seems that they have found a steady one in form of Williamson and Anderson. The duo have crossed the 100 runs partnership. The last few overs have seen a couple of boundaries by both the batsmen taking the scoreboard to 231. Shakib Al Hasan has picked up all four wickets.
New Zealand trail by 51 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings. The session will resume after lunch.
NEW ZEALAND: OVERS: 50 IISCORE: 149/4
After the last session of day 2 was called off due to heavy rain, the session resumes on Day 3. Williamson and Taylor were at the crease, while Rubel Hossian continued with the 34th over. Bangladesh have managed an early breakthrough on Day 3. Shakib Al Hasan has picked up his fourth wicket. Ross Taylor is out. Taylor played forward and edged the ball towards the slip. Nasir Hossain did not miss the catch. Taylor scored 53 off 79 balls. Corey Anderson is the new batsman at the crease.
Day Two Round-up
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.
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