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Anderson ton puts New Zealand in control

Watling and Sodhi hit fifties to help open up lead of 137 despite Shakib's five-wicket haul

Anderson ton puts New Zealand in control - Cricket News
BJ Watling and Ish Sodhi were unbeaten at 59 and 55 runs respectively.
Corey Anderson's maiden Test century put New Zealand firmly in charge of the second Test against Bangladesh on Wednesday (October 23) despite Shakib Al Hasan's five-wicket haul on day three. 

Anderson, the 22-year old allrounder, playing only his second Test, put on 140 with Kane Williamson for the fifth wicket to help New Zealand recover to 287 for 6. BJ Watling (59) then shared an unbroken 84-run stand with Ish Sodhi (55) to take New Zealand to 419 for 8 for a lead of 137 runs in Dhaka.

Shakib dismissed Doug Bracewell for his 10th five-wicket haul shortly before the tea break. His feat came only after New Zealand had overtaken Bangladesh's first innings total of 282. 

New Zealand did well mainly due to a stunning innings by Anderson, who slammed 116 off 173 balls before he became the first Test wicket of the debutant Al-Amin Hossain, when he was caught at extra cover by Sohag Gazi.

Williamson was dismissed when he mistimed a stroke off the left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak, and was caught by Tamim Iqbal at deep midwicket for 62.

Anderson and Williamson had turned the game in the New Zealand's favour after Shakib had Ross Taylor in the morning session for his fourth wicket in the innings. Taylor, playing his 50th Test, smacked five boundaries in his innings of 53 after New Zealand lost its openers cheaply on the rain-hit second day.

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