Ban vs NZ: 15 wickets fell on the first day of the match

The second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand (BAN vs NZ) started in Dhaka from today and the dominance of the bowlers was seen on the first day. Playing first, Bangladesh’s first innings was reduced to just 172, in reply New Zealand’s innings also faltered and the team’s score at stumps was 55/5. New Zealand is still 117 runs behind on the basis of Bangladesh’s first innings score.

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Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first but the team had a bad start. Opening batsman Zakir Hasan scored 8 runs and Mahmudul Hasan Joy returned to the pavilion after scoring 14 runs. Mominul Haq (5) on the score of 41 in the 14th over and captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto (9) on the score of 47 in the 15th over also returned to the pavilion and the team looked to be in a lot of trouble. From here, the pair of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shahadat Hossain did not allow any wicket to fall till lunch and the team scored 80/4 in 28 overs.

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After lunch in Ban vs NZ match, the pair took the score beyond 100 but in the 41st over, Mushfiqur Rahim (35) stopped the ball of Kyle Jameson with his hand after playing a shot and was given out for obstructing the field. Shahadat Hossain also remained on the personal score of 31. Mehdi Hasan Miraj contributed 20 runs. The team scored 149/8 till tea but after that Taijul Islam (6) returned to the pavilion after scoring 6 runs and Shoriful Islam, who was out in the 67th over as the last wicket, scored 10 runs, while Naeem Hasan remained unbeaten after scoring 13 runs. For New Zealand, Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner took the maximum three wickets each.

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In reply, New Zealand, who came to play the first innings, got the first blow in the sixth over at the score of 20 and Devon Conway became the victim of Mehdi Hasan Miraz after scoring 11 runs. The second opener Tom Latham could score only 4 runs. Henry Nicholls (1), Kane Williamson (13) and Tom Blundell (0) were out in quick succession and the team lost 5 wickets till the score was 49. At stumps the score was 55/5 in 12.4 overs. Kiwi team’s Darryl Mitchell was unbeaten on 12 and Glenn Phillips was unbeaten on 5 runs. For Bangladesh, Mehdi Hasan Miraj took three wickets and Taijul Islam took two wickets.

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