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New Zealand will have a lot of work to do when they come out to bat on Day Three, as Shakib Al Hasan derailed their middle order. New Zealand finished Day Two at 260 for 7, trailing by 29. Henry Nicholls (56*) will have to play a vital innings to make sure that the Kiwis lead Bangladesh by some margin at least. Day Two saw either teams taking momentum but in intervals. This, however, also included great individual performances from both teams. Let us take a sneak-peak at some of the highlights:

Resurrection: New Zealand had lost two big wickets in a matter of three deliveries, out of which the second was of their skipper and man-in-form Kane Williamson for 2. They then were trailing Bangladesh by 242. In came Ross Taylor at No. 4 to join opener Tom Latham. By lunch, Latham and Taylor had added 23.

Bangladesh’s discipline was disrupted after the break, as they have away easy runs. The post-lunch session saw Latham and Taylor score 83 runs.

Live Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Christchurch

Missed chances: Bangladesh’s slip cordon had a tough day in the first session. Tamim Iqbal, the stand-in Bangladesh skipper, deployed spin and seam from both ends. Opener Jeet Raval s was dropped on the second ball of his second over. On the other end, Taskin too was bowling some great out-swingers, which both Raval and Latham played cautiously.

Raval survived the second time when the Bangladesh fielders missed out on an easy run-out opportunity after a terrible mix-up. Raval survived yet again for the third time, as he edged the ball to Sabbir Rahman, who made a mess of a regulation slip catch. The woes haunted Bangladesh yet again when Ross Taylor misread an off-break from Hasan and scooped it in the air to deep square-leg to Kamrul Hasan, who diving forward, dropped a low catch.

Shakib s thunder: The hosts were scoring runs at a steady pace, with both Nicholls and Santner looking comfortable against the visitors’ pace attack. It looked like these two would easily go past the Bangladesh total by the end of second day s play. But Tamim handed over the ball to Shakib Al Hasan, who got three important wickets: Mitchell Santner (29), BJ Watling (1) and Colin de Grandhomme (0). This reduced the hosts from 252 for 4 to 252 for 7, in a matter of 2 overs.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 192 for 4 (Ross Taylor 77, Tom Latham 68; Kamrul Islam Rabbi 2 for 47) trail Bangladesh 289 (Soumya Sarkar 86, Shakib Al Hasan 59; Tim Southee 5 for 94) by 97 runs