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Bangladesh strikes after Williamson's ton

New Zealand loses three wickets in last 11 overs to end Day 1 on 280 for 5

Bangladesh strikes after Williamson's ton - Cricket News
Kane Willmanson reacts after scoring a century.

Kane Williamson hit a century before Bangladesh struck back in the last session of the opening day in it's first Test against New Zealand in Chittagong on Wednesday (October 9).

After choosing to bat, Williamson's 114 helped New Zealand reach 280 for 5 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The visitors were cruising at 244 for 2 when Abdur Razzak picked up two of the three wickets that fell after tea.

In the penultimate over, Williamson was out lbw to Shakib Al Hasan before Razzak dismissed Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum (21) off the final delivery of the day. 

Late wickets undid the good work of the top order where Peter Fulton made a patient 73. The opener posted 57 for the first wicket with Hamish Rutherford (34) and 126 for the second with Williamson on a slow wicket that offered little help to the bowlers.

Fulton, who made a 156-ball 50, celebrated his third fifty in Test cricket with a six over midwicket, but he fell just before tea, hitting a short ball from Nasir Hossain to the covers. Ross Taylor scored 28 in a third-wicket stand of 61 with Williamson before edging an intended flick off Razzak to substitute Naeem Islam in the covers.

The match featured three debutants - legspinner Ish Sodhi and the allrounder Corey Anderson, for New Zealand and the batting allrounder Marshall Ayub, for Bangladesh.

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