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NZ vs BAN, 1st Test, Day 2: Shakib Al Hasan's late show puts Bangladesh in control; Kiwis 260-7 at stumps

NZ vs BAN, 1st Test, Day 2: Shakib Al Hasan's late show puts Bangladesh in control; Kiwis 260-7 at stumps

Shakib, with his mesmerising left-arm spin, had taken three wickets for three runs in nine deliveries.

NZ vs BAN, 2nd Test, Day 1: Tim Southee fifer helps New Zealand fold Bangladesh on 289 at stumps

NZ vs BAN, 2nd Test, Day 1: Tim Southee fifer helps New Zealand fold Bangladesh on 289 at stumps

The injury-hit tourists, with seven players having three or fewer Tests to their name, were bowled out in the last over of the day.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Stubborn Tom Latham keeps Kiwis afloat in Wellington

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Stubborn Tom Latham keeps Kiwis afloat in Wellington

At stumps, New Zealand were 292-3, still 303 runs behind, with Latham on 119 and Henry Nicholls on 35.

NZ vs Ban, 1st Test, Day 3: Black Caps ride on Tom Latham's century, as host fight back with  292-3 at stumps

NZ vs Ban, 1st Test, Day 3: Black Caps ride on Tom Latham's century, as host fight back with 292-3 at stumps

visitors had declared their first innings closed at 595 for eight before lunch, shortly after Sabbir Rahman had brought up his second test half century.

Mohammad Kaif hails Shakib Al Hasan as one of the most useful cricketers

Mohammad Kaif hails Shakib Al Hasan as one of the most useful cricketers

He is currently ranked second in the ICC Test and T20I allrounders list, behind India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Australia's Glenn Maxwell respectively. But he is ranked first in the ODI rankings.

1st Test, Day 2: Shakib Al Hasan's record double ton takes Bangladesh to 542-7 at stumps vs New Zealand

1st Test, Day 2: Shakib Al Hasan's record double ton takes Bangladesh to 542-7 at stumps vs New Zealand

The 359-run stand between Shakib and Mushfiqur is an all-time record for Bangladesh and the highest fifth-wicket partnership by any side against New Zealand.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 1: Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal shine as visitors close at 153-3 on rain-hit day

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 1: Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal shine as visitors close at 153-3 on rain-hit day

Mominul unbeaten on 64 at the close and Shakib Al Hasan on five after being dropped on four. Opener Tamim went for 56.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Kiwis likely to include Trent Boult to boost their tour sweep bid

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Kiwis likely to include Trent Boult to boost their tour sweep bid

The left-arm fast bowler showed he had regained his express pace of in excess of 145 kmph in final Twenty20 against Bangladesh

Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson bludgeons poor Bangladesh bowlers — VIDEO

Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson bludgeons poor Bangladesh bowlers — VIDEO

But the highlight of the knock was three consecutive sixes off the bowling of Soumya Sarkar, who leaked 21 runs in his one over spell.

Virat Kohli vs Ravichandran Ashwin: Who is more valuable to Indian team?

Virat Kohli vs Ravichandran Ashwin: Who is more valuable to Indian team?

Conversely, the only one in the team presently who can match him to a large extent is star allrounder Ravichandran Ashwin.

Bangladesh vs England, 1st Test, Day 3: All-round Ben Stokes puts visitors in control

Bangladesh vs England, 1st Test, Day 3: All-round Ben Stokes puts visitors in control

Resuming on 221-5, Bangladesh were hoping Shakib, who was unbeaten on 31 overnight, would take them close to England`s first innings total.

Bangladesh vs England, 1st Test: Ben Stokes` late strike puts visitors even on second day

Bangladesh vs England, 1st Test: Ben Stokes` late strike puts visitors even on second day

Shakib Al Hasan, who shared 58 runs with Rahim for the fifth wicket, remained unbeaten on 31 overnight along with nightwatchman Shafiul Islam, who was yet to open his account.

Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza stars as Bangladesh humble England to level ODI series

Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza stars as Bangladesh humble England to level ODI series

Mortaza blasted 44 runs off 29 balls and then returned to marshal his bowlers intelligently while claiming 4-29 himself as England collapsed for 204 in 44.4 overs.

Bangladesh vs England, 1st ODI: Jake Ball, Ben Stokes star for visitors in dramatic win

Bangladesh vs England, 1st ODI: Jake Ball, Ben Stokes star for visitors in dramatic win

With Bangladesh needing 39 off 51 balls, Ball removed Shakib for 79 and then bowled Mosaddek Hossain off the next ball.

Afghanistan shock Bangladesh in Dhaka thriller; level ODI series 1-1

Afghanistan shock Bangladesh in Dhaka thriller; level ODI series 1-1

Bangladesh won the opening match by seven wickets on Sunday. The series decider will be played on Saturday at Dhaka.

Shakib Al Hasan achieved this incredible record during 1st ODI against Afghanistan

Shakib Al Hasan achieved this incredible record during 1st ODI against Afghanistan

The 29-year-old is considered to be one of the best all-rounders in the world at the moment.

Tamim Iqbal first Bangladesh batsman to score 9,000 international runs

Tamim Iqbal first Bangladesh batsman to score 9,000 international runs

Tamim also tops the list of the highest total score and highest innings score for Bangladesh across all three forms of the game.

Miraculous escape for Shakib Al Hasan: Helicopter crashes after dropping off Bangladesh all-rounder

Miraculous escape for Shakib Al Hasan: Helicopter crashes after dropping off Bangladesh all-rounder

A person was killed, and four persons were injured in the accident.

Virat Kohli remains on top, Glenn Maxwell vaults into third spot in T20 rankings

Virat Kohli remains on top, Glenn Maxwell vaults into third spot in T20 rankings

Kohli is comfortably placed with 820 points but Maxwell has moved to 763 points, just eight less than Finch.