POST TIME: 10 January, 2022 02:58:50 PM
New Zealand take giant stride as Bangladesh suffered batting collapse
UNB, Dhaka

New Zealand take giant stride as Bangladesh suffered batting collapse

New Zealand have taken a giant stride in the ongoing Christchurch Test after posting a massive total of 521 for six in the first innings and declared, and right after that, Bangladesh suffered a familiar batting collapse in the format. 

At the end of day two, New Zealand are leading by 395 runs. 

Devon Conway completed his second hundred of the series off the first ball of the day while Tom Latham registered his double ton. 

After Conway was trapped run-out by Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ross Taylor came to bat, and the Bangladesh players gave a guard of honour as he was playing his last Test. 

Taylor could only make 28 runs in, probably, his last innings in the format. With this Test, Taylor played a total of 112 Tests and he amassed more than 7500 runs with 19 centuries and 35 half-centuries. 

In reply to New Zealand’s massive total, Bangladesh ended up on 126 for 10 after they were brought down to 11 for four.

Yasir Ali Rabbi hit his maiden fifty while coming up with a 60-run stand in the sixth-wicket partnership. 

None of Bangladesh’s top five batters was able to reach a double-digit score with two departed with a duck each.

Yasir ended up on 55 while Nurul Hasan Shohan, who was playing to replace injured Mushfiqur Rahim, posted 41. After Yasir and Shohan departed, Bangladesh’s innings ended fast. 

Trent Boult scalped five wickets— his ninth five-for in his Test career while Time Southee took three and Kyle Jamieson bagged two. 

Along the process, Boult completed 300 wickets in Tests. 

“Milestones don't really matter, there are some big names in this list. There was a good amount of pace and bounce on this wicket, enjoyed bowling on the surface - with Southee in, gives us a left-right combination well,” Boult said at the end of day’s play. 

Bangladesh won the first Test by eight wickets— which was Bangladesh’s maiden Test win against New Zealand and the first win in New Zealand soil in 32 attempts across the format.