Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 2 Live Score - BAN vs NZ
Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 2 Live Scorecard - Tamim Iqbal narrowly missed out on a century as New Zealand curbed Bangladesh’s progress on the first day of the second Test on Monday (October 21), reducing them to 228 for 5, before rain ended the play early.
Bangladesh lost two wickets at the stroke of tea as Tamim edged Neil Wagner to Kane Williamson at slip for 95 before Ish Sodhi trapped Shakib Al Hasan lbw for 20.
“Yes, the momentum was with us, but we can’t control the weather,” said Ross Taylor, the New Zealand batsman.
“(The match) is probably still pretty evenly poised and the rain has given our fast bowlers an extra break,” he said. “When we do come out tomorrow hopefully, weather permitting, we can strike early and get them seven, if not eight, down before the second new ball.”
Until the twin blow, Bangladesh were making quick progress after Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain, won the toss and elected to bat in slightly overcast conditions at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Tamim, who smashed 17 fours in his entertaining 153-ball knock, put on 67 with Marshall Ayub (41) for the second wicket and 76 with Mominul Haque (47) for the third.
Trent Boult gave New Zealand their first breakthrough when Anamul Haque (7) miscued a pull shot and Williamson took the catch.
Ayub looked solid until Wagner, who replaced Bruce Martin in New Zealand’s line-up from the drawn first Test, broke through his defences and bowled him. Ayub struck six well-executed boundaries in his 62-ball innings.
“It would have been better if I was still at the crease,” Ayub told reporters after play. “Runs were there for the taking. “We were scoring freely. They were attacking us with deliveries bowled in the trajectory of the off-stump.”
Corey Anderson induced an edge from Mominul Haque to have him caught behind. Tamim survived two drop catches at the start of the innings. BJ Watling, the wicketkeeper, dropped him on 5 before Brendon McCullum, the captain, let him off at second slip on 10. Doug Bracewell was the unlucky bowler on both occasions.
Bangladesh made one change to their squad that played in the drawn first Test in Chittagong, handing a debut to Al-Amin Hossain, the seamer, in place of the injured Robiul Islam.
The match also marked Taylor’s 50th Test appearance for New Zealand.