Bangladesh paced it’s way to the 111 for loss of two wickets, riding high on Tamim Iqbal‘s unbeaten half-century against New Zealand on Day One of the second and final Test at Dhaka. The hosts made a confident and brisk start, crossing the 100-run mark in just the 27th over of their innings.
Bangladesh lost two wickets in the first session in form of opener Anamul Haque and Marshall Ayub. While Anamul failed to make a mark, being dismissed for seven by New Zealand pacer Trent Boult, Ayub missed out on a half-century as he fell after smashing six fours in his innings of 41 off 62 balls.
Iqbal was the star performer in the first session of Day One, clobbering nine fours in his unbeaten 50.
Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat. Iqbal and Anamul Haque opened the innings for the hosts. In the second over of the first session, BJ Watling dropped Iqbal when the batsman edged a Doug Bracewell delivery outside the off stump.
In the fourth over, Boult got rid of Anamul as Kane Williamson took an easy catch.
The tourists got their second breakthrough when Neil Wagner cleaned up Ayub, who failed to read a straight delivery that crashed into his stumps.
Bangladesh 111 for 2 (Tamim Iqbal 50*, Marshall Ayub 41; Trent Boult 1 for 25) vs New Zealand.