New Zealand scored 231 for four at lunch on Day Three of the second Test match against Bangladesh at Dhaka. Kane Williamson (56 not out) and Corey Anderson (75 not out) are the unbeaten batsmen. The duo has added unbeaten 104 runs for the fifth wicket partnership and the visitors are only 51 runs away from taking a lead over Bangladesh.
Shakib Al Hasan picked up the only wicket to fall in the session. He got rid of Ross Taylor, who is playing his 50th Test match of his career, with a delivery that pitched on the off-stump and turned away from him. Taylor edged the delivery to the slip and Bangladesh got just the start they were looking for. Taylor’s wicket brought Williamson at the wicket. On Day Two a bouncer from Rubel Hossain had felled Williamson who retired hurt to seek medical attention.
In the morning session of Day Three Williamson looked comfortable. He was playing the spinners comfortably and the pacers were played with ease as well.
Anderson took the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers and is inching towards his maiden Test ton.
Bangladesh 282 (Tamim Iqbal 95, Marshall Ayub 41, Mominul Haque 47; Neil Wagner 5 for 64, Ish Sodhi 3 for 59) lead New Zealand 231 for 4 (Kane Williamson 56, Ross Taylor 75) by 51 runs.