Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Mirpur Test, Day 4 - As it happened...
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BANGLADESH (2nd innings) OVERS: 89 II SCORE: 269/3
STUMPS. McCullum took the new ball and called Boult to have a go. He responded with a maiden. Shakib Al Hasan chose the sixth delivery of the 83rd over to collect his first boundary although it wasn’t scored in a convincing fashion. However, his next two were successive and more quite convincing and against the same bowler (Boult) in the 85th over. The next two came from the bat of centurion Haque in the 85th and 86th over. Nine runs came from the 88th over including on e boundary each to Shakib and Haque. Off the final over of the day, came four runs thanks to a boundary by Shakib.
BANGLADESH (2nd innings) OVERS: 80 II SCORE: 230/3
Haque reached his second Test century with a boundary off the second delivery of the 71st over, bowled by Wagner. Five runs came in it. It was Williamson who finally broke the century stand by having Iqbal caught by Ross Taylor at slips. He departed after scoring 70 (218b, 4X4). That was a wicket-maiden over. The following was a maiden too. New ball was taken after the end of 80 overs.
BANGLADESH (2nd innings) OVERS: 70 II SCORE: 207/2
Anderson began the proceedings of the final session. Two runs came in the 56th over. Haque slog swept Willamson’s fourth delivery of the 58th over for his ninth boundary. The next was a maiden. After two successive maiden overs (64th and 65th), Haque broke the deadlock with a cut shot for a boundary to deep point fence. He flicked the penultimate delivery for second of the over. A couple off the fourth delivery of the next took the score past 200-run mark.
BANGLADESH (2nd innings) OVERS: 56 II SCORE: 155/2
TEA. Safe to say that the second session belonged to Bangladesh. They have taken a lead of 18 runs and with eight wickets in hand; they are in a pretty comfortable position. Five runs came in the 51st over including a boundary to Haque. The next was a maiden while off the following three came nine runs - three in each. Williamson bowled the final over before tea in which came four runs.
BANGLADESH (2nd innings) OVERS: 50 II SCORE: 155/2
Haque reached his fifty with a boundary in the 46th over, bowled by Williamson. Seven runs came in it. The next boundary alos came from his bat in the 11th over of Wagner through midwicket region. Off the penultimate delivery of the 50th over, Haque struck his seventh boundary that brought up the 100-run partnership and also levelled the score as well.
BANGLADESH (2nd innings) OVERS: 40 II SCORE: 127/2
Sodhi continued after the play recommenced for the second session of play. Six runs came in it. Trent Boult bowled the following over in which came two singles. Haque struck his fourth boundary off the sixth delivery of the 31st over, by Boult. Iqbal reached his fifty in the 39th over courtesy a boundary thanks to an outside edge. Four runs came from it. Williamson was brought back into the attack in the 40th over and in it Haque added a single to the total.
BANGLADESH (2nd innings) OVERS: 27 II SCORE: 87/2
LUNCH. It’s lunch on the penultimate day of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. The home team is trailing by 68 runs with eight wickets in hand. Earlier, Sodhi was brought back into the attack in the 22nd over which turned out to be a maiden. In the next, by Wagner, Haque scored two boundaries – off the first and the sixth delivery – besides taking a couple as well. 10 runs came in it. He scored his third boundary in the 25th over to deep square leg region. The following two were maiden overs.
BANGLADESH (2nd innings) OVERS: 20 II SCORE: 70/2
Neil Wagner was introduced into the attack in the 11th over and he struck immediately by removing Anamul Haque. He induced an edge from the bat of Haque and Peter Fulton took the catch at first slip. He scored 22 (26b, 4X4). Marshall Ayub came in to bat next and he got off the mark with a boundary though point off the third delivery he faced. His next boundary came in the following over via a drive through mid-off. The 13th by Wagner was a maiden. Iqbal’s second boundary came off the sixth delivery of the 14th over. Wagner struck again for New Zealand with the wicket of Ayub. An attempted drive resulted in an edge that was taken by Ross Taylor at slips. He scored 9 (13b, 4X2). Mominul Haque came in as the next batsman. That over was a wicket-maiden. Iqbal scored the next boundary of the Bangladesh innings in the 19th over by Wagner.
BANGLADESH (2nd innings) OVERS: 10 II SCORE: 39/0
New Zealand were bowled out for 437 in their first innings after taking a lead of 155 runs over Bangladesh. Trent Boult was given the new ball as Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque took guard for the hosts. The first over was a maiden. Doug Bracewell shared the new ball with Boult and gave three runs his first over. Off the third over, came three runs while the next by Bracewell was a maiden. Bout’s third delivery of the fourth over was a bouncer that went over the wicketkeeper’s head for four byes. Seven runs came in it. The first boundary of the innings came from the bat of Haque off the first delivery of the fifth over by Bracewell through covers. Haque added two more boundaries to his total in the next over, by Boult. Eight runs came in it. Iqbal recorded his first boundary halfway through the eight over and added a couple off the sixth delivery to take the total from the over to six runs. The ninth over began with third boundary to Haque.
NEW ZEALAND (1st innings) OVERS: 140 II SCORE: 437/10
It took Bangladesh seven overs on the fourth morning of the second Test to bundle out the visiting New Zealand team for 437/10 in their first innings. BJ Watling and Ish Sodhi formed the overnight pair that took guard on the fourth morning of the Mirpur Test while Abdur Razzak took charge of the home team’s attack. The first over of the morning brought three runs for the Kiwis. Shakib Al Hasan bowled the next and in it came three as well. In his next, Sodhi was run out after scoring 58 (75b, 4X7). Trent Boult came in to bat next. He lasted 11 deliveries after being trapped in front by Razzak off his sixth delivery of the 140th over. He scored 4 (11b).
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