New Zealand 197-Zero (Raval 109*, Latham 83*) path Bangladesh 234 (Tamim 126, Wagner 5-47) by 37 runs
Jeet Raval’s maiden Take a look at hundred underlined New Zealand’s dominance over Bangladesh’s bowling on the second morning in Hamilton. The unbroken opening partnership between Raval and Tom Latham reached 197, New Zealand’s highest since 2003, and their finest in opposition to Bangladesh.
Raval went to lunch on 109 off 175 balls, with 16 fours and a six whereas Latham was batting on 83 off 151 balls, aided by ten fours and a six.
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Raval reached two vital milestones with one shot within the 51st over, as he pulled 4 off Ebadat Hossain, attending to his century and 1,000 Take a look at runs. Latham too reached a milestone of his personal, as he grew to become the 15th New Zealander to finish three,000 Take a look at runs. They had been in full management, hardly taking part in and lacking or getting hit on the pads whilst Bangladesh resorted to a straighter line of assault.
Starting the day on 86 for no loss, Latham was the primary to seek out the boundary, an aerial clip by way of midwicket. Raval began forcing the tempo with two fours within the 15th over. Thereafter, he struck three extra off Ebadat, previous gully, level and canopy.
With two fours within the 51st over, Raval reached his maiden Take a look at century off 163 balls, to heat applause from the small crowd that turned up at Seddon Park. Couple of overs later, he gave them the primary six of the session, hammering Mehidy Hasan over midwicket, leaving Bangladesh completely deflated after a fruitless morning.