BANGLADESH TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND, 2019
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Wagner ripped by way of the Bangladesh middle-order to limit them to 234 regardless of 100 by Tamim Iqbal © Getty
Neil Wagner’s five-wicket haul led New Zealand’s robust comeback after a breezy hundred from Tamim Iqbal because the hosts managed to limit Bangladesh on Day 1 of the primary Check in Hamilton on Thursday (February 28). Tamim struck a 128-ball 126, with 21 fours and one six, to offer an outstanding platform for the guests, who squandered it by shedding wickets at common intervals to be bowled out for 234. Jeet Raval then led New Zealand’s reply with a half-century and was supported by Tom Latham in an unbeaten 86-run stand because the hosts ended the day’s play trailing by 148.
It was heartbreak for debutant Ebadat Hossain in his very first over as he discovered the skin fringe of Tom Latham’s bat however Soumya Sarkar put down the catch at second slip. Ebadat and Abu Jayed had been on the mark so far as their line and lengths had been involved, conserving the New Zealand openers in examine for the primary few overs. However because the innings progressed, they had been responsible of straying on the pads and had been made to pay as Jeet Raval picked up just a few boundaries to assist New Zealand off to a stable begin.
Raval additionally appeared comfy in opposition to the medium tempo of Sarkar and the spin of Mehidy Hasan, discovering the fence repeatedly to maintain the scoreboard on the transfer. Latham, who took his time to quiet down, determined to tackle Mehidy for a few boundaries because the openers raised a half-century stand within the 16th over. A short time later, Latham took full toll of a brief ball from Mehidy to dispatch it over the mid-wicket boundary for the primary six of the innings. Latham remained unbeaten with Raval, who registered his eighth Check fifty, as they prolonged Bangladesh’s wait for his or her first wicket.
Earlier, Kane Williamson’s resolution to bowl first on a greenish Seddon Park monitor, did not translate into early wickets with the pacemen not discovering a lot assist from the pitch. Tamim scored as many as six fours within the first ten overs, taking part in on the up on just a few events with minimal motion off the pitch and within the air. Tim Southee, together with his outside-off traces, hoped for an outdoor edge however there weren’t any as Tamim managed to place them away simply by way of the duvet area. Shadman Islam supplied stable assist from the opposite finish earlier than he performed down the fallacious line to a full supply from Trent Boult to be bowled for 24. There was no stopping Tamim, although, as he struck three fours on the trot off Boult to register a 37-ball fifty, with Bangladesh managing 80 within the first hour.
Colin de Grandhomme created a chance when he obtained the opener early right into a drive, solely to place down a easy catch off his personal bowling. With New Zealand persisting with their outside-off traces, Tamim continued to make merry together with his cowl drives as he powered Bangladesh previous 100 within the 20th over. Mominul principally performed second fiddle within the second-wicket stand price 64 earlier than Wagner’s short-ball ways paid dividends as he obtained the No. Three to glove one to the keeper simply earlier than the lunch break to put the platform for New Zealand’s fightback.
Tamim’s love affair with the off-side boundary prolonged into the second session, with Southee once more feeling the brunt of his assault. The left-hander additionally dealt with Wagner’s short-ball ploy properly, mentioning his ninth Check ton with an authoritative pull. However Mohammad Mithun wasn’t pretty much as good as Tamim together with his execution, getting a top-edge off an tried pull to provide Wagner his second wicket. Southee additionally tasted some success, as Sarkar’s informal try to depart a ball from the right-arm pacer ended up within the batsman getting a glove by way of to the ‘keeper.
New Zealand continued to make incisions, with Tamim’s keep coming to an finish halfway into the second session, when he steered a de Grandhomme supply straight to Williamson at gully. Mahmudullah and Liton Das managed to maintain the bowlers at bay for some time earlier than Wagner accounted for the Bangladesh skipper and Mehidy with quick balls forward of the tea interval. Southee added two extra wickets to his tally within the last session whereas Wagner picked up the final wicket, dismissing Liton Das with one more quick supply to complete with a five-wicket haul.
Temporary scores: Bangladesh 234 (Tamim Iqbal 126, Neil Wagner 5-47, Tim Southee Three-76) lead New Zealand 86/zero (Jeet Raval 51*, Tom Latham 35*) by 148 runs.