Bangladesh-New Zealand Series
New Zealand end day one with loss of 5 wickets
News Desk || risingbd.com
New Zealand finished the first day of the second Test with five wickets for 55 runs at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.
The visitors are trailing by 117 runs.
Bangladesh were bowled out for 172 earlier in the day, and the Blackcaps have lost 5 wickets in reply. Mushfiqur Rahim was out obstructing the field (according to the law) and that led to a collapse which the hosts could never recover from. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals as the NZ spinners made life difficult for the Bangladesh batters. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul didn't disappoint the home fans either as they took five quick wickets in reply.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz drew the first blood as he got the big wicket of Devon Conway cheaply (11). Conway shoulders arms to a delivery anticipating it to rip away, but this skids through to crash into the off stump.
Immediately, Taijul Islam got another opener Tom Latham with a low delivery. Wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan had to stay really low and hardly rise because of the lack of bounce but he does wonderfully well to grab that low-edged ball.
It was the 150th Test wicket at home for Taijul. After that, Taijul scalped his second wicket with Henry Nicholls and downed the Kiwis for 30 for 3.
Nicholls came down the track, was looking to go over mid-on but got too close to the ball, arrowed it straight to Shoriful Islam at mid-on, who dives low to his right and completes the catch.
Miraz dismissed Kane Williamson (13) and Tom Blundell (0) in the span of three balls before the umpires called the 15-wicket action-packed day due to bad light.
Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim became just the second batsman in Test history to be dismissed for obstructing the field.