New Zealand scored 93 in the first session losing the wicket of Hamish Rutherford agianst Bangladesh in the first Test match against Bangladesh at Chittagong on Wednesday. As many as 35 overs were bowled in the first session with spinners bowling bulk of the overs on a slow wicket.
Sohag Gazi bowled 14 overs in the session which was dominated by the batsman. Playing strokes was not easy on the track. There was not too much carry with the new ball to the fast bowlers which forced skipper Mushfiqur Rahim to introduce spin in the sixth over of the innings.
Abdur Razzaq, the left-arm spinner, who made a comeback in the national Test team after a hiatus of two years found his rhythm and the batsmen were cautious against him.
Rutherford was prepared to take on the spinners. He survived a close leg-before shout in the early part of his innings but that didn’t prevent him from taking on the bowlers. He clubbed Gazi over long-off for a six but fell attempting a similar shot. The opening stand put on 57.