Late wickets brings New Zealand back into the game before rain halts play early
Tamim Iqbal narrowly missed out on a century as New Zealand halted Bangladesh's progress on the first day of the second Test on Monday(October 21), reducing it to 228 for 5, before rain ended the play early.
Bangladesh lost two wickets at the stroke of tea as Tamim edged Neil Wagner to Kane Williamson at slip for 95 before Ish Sodhi trapped Shakib Al Hasan lef before for 20.
Until the twin blow, Bangladesh was making quick progress after Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain, won the toss and elected to bat in slightly overcast conditions at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Tamim, who smashed 17 fours in his entertaining 153-ball knock, put on 67 with Marshall Ayub (41) for the second wicket and 76 with Mominul Haque (47) for the third.
Trent Boult gave New Zealand its first breakthrough when Anamul Haque (7) mistimed a pull shot and Williamson took the catch. Ayub looked solid until Wagner, broke through his defences and bowled him. Ayub struck six well-executed boundaries in his 62-ball innings.
Corey Anderson elicited an edge from Mominul Haque to have him caught behind. Tamim survived two drop catches at the start of the innings. BJ Watling, the wicketkeeper, dropped him on 5 before Brendon McCullum, the captain, let him off at second slip on 10. Doug Bracewell was the unlucky bowler on both occasions.
Bangladesh made one change to its squad that played in the drawn first Test in Chittagong, handing a debut to Al-Amin Hossain, the seamer, in place of the injured Robiul Islam. The match also marked Taylor’s 50th Test appearance for New Zealand.