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Bangladesh placed nicely after day one – 2nd Test vs. New Zealand

Zia Rana October 21, 2013

Bangladesh 5-228 (Tamim Iqbal 95, Mominul Haque 47, Marshall Ayub 41, Neil Wagner 2-42, Corey Anderson 1-14) vs. New Zealand

Tamim Iqbal missed his fifth Test ton by just five runs but the opener led his side to a comfortable position with the assistance of a couple of partnerships.

The Bengal Tigers scored 228 after losing five wickets in 54.4 overs when played was stopped due to rain.

The second and final Test of the series commenced on Monday, October 21, 2013, at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim, won the toss for the hosts and sent Tamim Iqbal along with Anamul Haque to open the innings. The first was dropped at five while the latter was gone at 23 for seven and was replaced by Marshall Ayub. The batsmen opted to attack and took the score to 90 in 22.6 overs as Marshall Ayub surrendered for 41 and Mominul Haque took guards next.

Tamim Iqbal - Unlucky to miss another ton

Tamim Iqbal – Unlucky to miss another ton

Tamim Iqbal hit 2 back to back fours in the 26th over and reached his 13th Test fifty. Mominul Haque continued his blast at the other end and shared 76 runs association with his partner before he was caught behind by Watling off Corey Anderson for 47 from 59 balls with 8 fours. Tamim Iqbal hit 3 boundaries in the 46th over whereas the new batsman, Shakib Al Hasan, gave him nice support. The first unluckily lost his wicket for 95 off 153 with 17 fours and Shakib Al Hasan became the fifth victim for 20. Mushfiqur Rahim was unbeaten for 14 as Bangladesh managed 5-228 in 54.4 overs when the game was called off.

Neil Wagner was the top wicket taker with two whereas Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi and Corey Anderson shared one wicket each.

Bangladesh has accumulated reasonable runs and an addition of another 100-125 can put them to a commanding position.

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