Dhaka, Tuesday   23 April 2019

Second Test of BDvsNZ

Jayed double strike before rain arrives 

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:14 AM, 10 March 2019   Updated: 01:21 PM, 10 March 2019

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Abu Jayed gets an early breakthrough by removing Tom Latham and Jeet Raval as the rain has returned to the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Sunday of the second test of Bangladesh and New Zealand. 

Bangladesh has done well with the ball to pull back two wickets, but with Williamson still at the crease. So, the hosts can expect a big score. 

Abu Jayed got an early breakthrough by removing last match’s centurion Tom Latham for 4 and Jeet Ravel for 3. 

At the end of day 3, New Zealand scored 38 by losing 2 wickets.

Though the rain was shattered the first two days, Bangladesh and New Zealand faced off on the third day of the second test in Wellington. 

The match began 30 minutes before the scheduled time and the Tigers won the toss and decided to bat first. 

Tamim Iqbal and Shadman Islam’s spirited start to the Test when the match finally saw some overdue action on the third morning, with the green wicket not holding the predicted demons.

Tamim put on 75 for the first wicket with Shadman Islam and was unbeaten on 72 when Bangladesh went to lunch at 127 for three where Shadman scored 27 off 23 balls. 

But Tamim only had time for two quick singles after the resumption before his touch deserted him and an attempted pull shot was top-edged to Tim Southee at leg gully.

In his last two overs before the end of the first session, Wagner removed Mominul Haque (15) and Mohammad Mithun (three) with both batsmen gone on the first ball after successfully reviewing a caught-behind decision. 

Meanwhile, after being put in to bat after the first two days were washed out and going to lunch at 127 for three, Bangladesh lost their last seven wickets 84 runs in the middle session.

Three of the dismissals, including the key scalp of Tamim Iqbal for 74, came in a sharp 13-ball spell from Wagner either side of lunch.

Boult came back to destroy the tail with three wickets in nine balls.  

Tamim’s opening stand with Shadman (27) was their third fifty partnerships in as many innings against New Zealand.

It took the introduction of medium pacer Colin de Grandhomme to split the pair when Shadman was caught at first slip.

Tamim and Mominul Haque (15) added 44 for the second wicket to have Bangladesh 119 for one before Wagner’s short-ball specials took effect and five wickets fell for 49 runs.

While Wagner did not get extreme height he did expose an indecisive approach by the batsmen.

Mominul and Mithun (three) were caught off edges down the leg side while captain Mahmudullah (13) took a ball angling over off stump and turned it to the midwicket fielder.

Matt Henry claimed the wicket of Soumya Sarkar who also tried to pull a ball heading towards off stump and was caught behind the wicket by BJ Watling.

Wagner finished with four for 28 while Boult’s late burst gave him figures of three for 38.

DailyBangladesh/Adnan