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Bangladesh couldn’t set even 150-run target for New Zealand

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Published: 12:39, 9 December 2023  
Bangladesh couldn’t set even 150-run target for New Zealand

Bangladesh were bundled up for 144 runs in their second innings on Saturday (December 9) to set a target of 137 runs for New Zealand to win the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel grabbed six wickets and Mitchell Santner secured three to rattle down Bangladesh as they were slumped to 144 on Day 4 setting 137 runs for the visitors.

Zakir Hasan top-scored for the hosts registering 59 runs leading the Tigers single-handedly while Nazmul Hasan Shanto and Taijul Islam were able to cross the double digits. 

At the end of day three, shortened due to bad weather, Bangladesh stood at 38 for two. On the fourth morning, they added 106 and lost the remaining wickets.

In the first innings, Bangladesh scored 172, led by Mushfiqur Rahim with 35 and Shahadat Hossain with 31. For New Zealand, Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips each took three wickets.

In response, New Zealand secured a slim 8-run lead, scoring 180 in their first innings, fueled by Glenn Phillips’ 87. For Bangladesh, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam took three wickets each.

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