Captain Mominul Haque scored 88 to provide Bangladesh a 73-run lead, a first-innings lead over New Zealand within the first cricket Test on Monday, in certainly one of their greatest performances away from residence.
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Mominul shared a 158-run partnership with wicketkeeper Liton Das, who scored 86, in response to New Zealand’s first innings whole of 328 to take Bangladesh to 401-6 at stumps on the third day.
Bangladesh has not often been so dominant in New Zealand, the place it has by no means received a match in any format or anyplace outdoors the subcontinent.
After a 104-run stand with Najmul Hossain Shanto (64) on the second day, Mahmudul Hasan Joy began the day with an unbeaten 175-2 with 70. Joy was dismissed for 78 and Mominul and Liton Das then fashioned a partnership that occupied the subsequent 52 overs and noticed the vacationers take a primary innings lead 20 minutes after tea.
Trent Boult dismissed each Mominul and Liton Das inside 4 overs of one another within the last session, giving the vacationers a little bit of an edge. But the day belonged to Bangladesh and for the second day in a row, they ended with the lead.
“The boys were really stuck,” mentioned Bangladesh batting coach Ashwell Prince.
“We had an excellent day yesterday however we needed to comply with it up with one other good day and folks did precisely that.
“Two or three guys could be dissatisfied they did not go forward and get three figures. But total we had some good partnerships and it was an excellent day. The partnership between Mominul and Liton Das was essential for Bangladesh, who received the second day Despite his glorious efficiency, when he took New Zealand’s last 5 for 70 and misplaced solely two wickets in two seasons, he nonetheless needed to consolidate his place.
He shortly misplaced Joy in a drained shot. He chased a supply off Neil Wagner’s off-stump and hit the ball straight to Henry Nicholls at backward level. Had they misplaced one other wicket early at the moment, all of the laborious work on the second day would have been in useless.
But the captain and the wicket-keeper batted collectively for over 4 hours and ensured that Bangladesh took benefit of the efforts of the bowlers and Joy and Shanto.
It wasn’t all the time simple. When he was 9, Mominul bowled Neil Wagner to wicketkeeper Tim Blundell, however was relieved when tv replays confirmed Wagner had overstepped. The South African-born pacer confronted a grudge for the remainder of the day, when he failed to choose up one other wicket, and engaged in a disagreement with Mominul till his dismissal.
Mushfiqur Rahim got here and went shortly, bowled for 12 by Boult to go away Bangladesh for 203. The day since then belonged to Mominul and Liton Das who ultimately parted methods when Bangladesh have been 361-5, already 33 forward.
Mominul accomplished his fifteenth Test half-century in 147 balls and Das accomplished his eleventh half-century in 93 balls. His fast scoring put the stress on the New Zealand bowlers, who’ve bowled 156 overs.
Mominul was ultimately dismissed, trapped lbw by Boult for 88 and Das caught Blundell off Boult, not too removed from the stumps.
New Zealand’s Wagner made 3-98 in 38 overs and Boult made 3-61 in 30 with Yasir Ali 11 not out and Mehdi Hasan 20 at stumps.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS