Oct 9, 2013
Bangladesh fought back with quick wickets of centurion Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum towards the end of the first day’s play at Chittagong to restrict New Zealand to 280 for five on Wednesday.
Williamson, who completed his fourth Test century, fell to all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan while McCullum was removed by spinner Abdur Razzak after he scored a 25-ball 21 with the help of three boundaries.
Opener Fulton hit a patient 73 off 198 balls and Williamson was unbeaten on 71 as the Black Caps reached a commanding 186 for two by tea on the opening day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.
The pair put on 126 for the second wicket, building on a 57-run opening partnership between Fulton and Hamish Rutherford on the slow newly-laid pitch.Rutherford scored a fluent 34 with three boundaries and a six, before he top-edged Sohag Gazi to mid-off to give Bangladesh the breakthrough.
Williamson drove the first ball he faced to the cover fence and then flicked the fifth delivery off Shakib-al Hasan for another boundary.Fulton, who needed 156 balls to reach his 50, celebrated his third half-century in Test cricket by pulling Marshall Ayub for a six over mid-wicket.
New Zealand 280 for 5 (Peter Fulton 73, Kane Williamson 114; Abdur Razzak 2 for 100) vs Bangladesh.
(With inputs from AFP)