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1st Test of Bangladesh vs New Zealand

Tigers restrict Kiwis at 258/5 on first day

 Sports Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:37 PM, 1 January 2022   Updated: 08:18 PM, 1 January 2022

Shoriful Islam’s celebration after getting a wicket

Shoriful Islam’s celebration after getting a wicket

Bangladesh has started playing against New Zealand on the first day of the new year. In the first Test of the two-match series, the Kiwis did not get much of an advantage by batting first. The day ended in a draw with the dominance of Tigers bowlers.

At the end of the first day, New Zealand scored 258 runs for 5 wickets.

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl in the first Test of the series on Saturday at Mount Maunganui Bay Oval. The Tigers had a good start to the pace attack with Taskin, Shoriful and Ebadot.

Taskin and Shoriful both took the swing. However, Shoriful got the first success after returning to the Test squad after recovering from injury. He dismissed Kiwi opener and acting captain, Tom Latham, in the 4th over of the day.

Full and angled into Latham’s bat, scored only one run, who flicked around his front pad, thick inside-edge onto pad and Liton’s balance is to his right but he moves swiftly the other way and sticks his left mitt out. The ball nestles nicely in those big gloves of wicketkeeper Liton Das.

After Latham’s departure, Will Young and Devon Conway settled in the wicket. Young had seen the first run in 22 balls. Conway also scored only 2 runs off 22 balls. However, both of them started to increase the scoreboard gradually.

The pair scored 50 runs with 102 balls. The Kiwis did not lose any more wickets in the first session. In the second session, Conway and Young played a deadly role. Conway picked up his half-century off 101 runs with a huge six in Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s over. 

Shortly afterward, Young picked up his half-century off 131 balls. The pair scored 138 runs. When New Zealand almost dominated the match, Young was run out and returned to the dugout. Earlier, he played an innings of 52 runs.

Dangerous Ross Taylor could not make more than 31 runs. Later, Conway picked up his first Test century of the year. Bangladesh captain Muminul returned this dangerous batter.

Conway could not see the ball of Mominul, who came to bowl as a part-timer, which went down to the leg side by glancing at the bat, as a result, he went to the dressing room with that mistake. The ball goes straight into Liton Das’s gloves. Earlier, he made 122 runs. 

New Zealand might have been happy if they hadn’t lost any more wickets at the end of the day. However, Ebadot Hossain disappointed the hosts. Tom Blundell was bowled for 11 in his delivery and that was the end of the day. At the same time, Bangladesh took the last session on its own.