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Rain intervenes after Shakib strikes

Bangladesh allrounder picks up all three wickets to fall as New Zealand reaches 107 for 3 before rain halts play on second day

Rain intervenes after Shakib strikes - Cricket News
Heavy rainfall led the umpires to suspend and then call off play after Shakib-al-Hasan took three wickets.
Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets as Bangladesh reduced New Zealand to 107 for 3 on Tuesday (October 22), before rain played spoilsport and forced an early end on the second day of the second Test in Dhaka.

Heavy rainfall led the umpires to suspend and then call off play after an early tea break with the game evenly poised. Williamson (28*) was batting alongside Taylor (37*) when play was called off.

Earlier in the day, New Zealand dismissed Bangladesh for 282 runs due to Neil Wagner's maiden five-wicket haul, but Bangladesh's Shakib pegged them back. With two wickets in his first two overs, Shakib put New Zealand in trouble at 32 for 2 at lunch.

Although Williamson left the field when he was struck by a bouncer off Rubel Hossain, he returned soon after as Shakib dismissed the New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Rubel took a spectacular catch at deep square leg to dismiss McCullum for 11.

Bangladesh were able to add only 54 runs to their overnight score of 228-5. Wagner ended with 5 for 64 while New Zealand legspinner Ish Sodhi contributed with two wickets, on a pitch that assisted spin, to finish with 3 for 59 after play resumed half an hour early to make up for overs lost to rain on day one.

Wagner had the Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim caught at gully for 18 before Sodhi had Nasir Hossain caught at slip for 19. Sohag Gazi then launched a counterattack, but was unable to repeat his heroics from the first Test, wherein he scored an unbeaten ton and claimed a hatrick, as he fell for 14.

Wagner completed his first five-wicket haul in nine Tests, with the wicket of Rubel while Sodhi bowled Abdur Razzak to clean up the tail.

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