Bangladesh take 205 runs lead, Shanto hits century
News Desk || risingbd.com
Hosts Bangladesh reached 212-3 at stumps on the third day of the first cricket Test at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Bangladesh is leading New Zealand by 205 runs, with Najmul unbeaten on 104.
With seven wickets in hand they would be confident of going 1-0 up in the two-test series.
Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim made an unbeaten 43 and put on 96 runs in the unbroken fourth-wicket stand with Najmul.
Najmul, who scored a century in both innings of Bangladesh's previous Test against Afghanistan in June, also shared 90 runs with Mominul Haque for the third wicket.
New Zealand, who made 317 in their first innings, would have to play out of their skin batting last in the spinner-dominated contest.
Shanto became the first Bangladesh captain to score a Test ton on debut. The 25-year-old left-hander now has three centuries in his last four innings.