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Gazi hits ton as Test heads for draw

Rain forces play on Day 4 to be called off with New Zealand at 117 for 1 after Bangladesh took a 32-run first-innings lead

Gazi hits ton as Test heads for draw - Cricket News
Bangladesh batsman Sohag Gagi celebrates after scoring a century.

Sohag Gazi, the Bangladesh No. 8, hit his maiden Test century on Saturday (October 12) as the first Test against New Zealand in Chittagong looked headed for a draw.

Bangladesh piled up 501 in reply to New Zealand’s 469 to take a 32-run lead after being bowled out shortly after lunch on the fourth day.

New Zealand was 117 for 1 in its second innings before heavy rain forced play to be called off.

Peter Fulton was unbeaten on 44 and Kane Williamson on 28 as New Zealand headed into the final day's play on Sunday with a lead of 85 runs and nine wickets in hand. Hamish Rutherford scored 32.

Gazi, primarily an offspinner, ended the innings unbeaten on 101, hitting ten boundaries and three sixes in his 161-ball innings. Gazi and Robiul Islam added 105 runs for the ninth wicket.

Robiul hit a career-best 33 before he was dismissed soon after lunch, caught off Doug Bracewell, who returned figures of 3 for 96. 

Bangladesh had added seven runs to its overnight score of 380 for 7 when it lost Abdur Razzak, lbw to Trent Boult.

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