Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2013: Rain forces early stumps on Day 1 of 2nd Test

Tamim Iqbal was dismissed for 95 on Day One of the second Test against New Zealand © AFP

Oct 21, 2013

Rain forced early stumps on Day One of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Mirpur on Monday. Bangladesh’s score of 228 for five at tea stayed as it is as the entire post-tea session was washed out.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Bangladesh began positively despite the loss of Anamul Haque (7) early on. Tamim Iqbal and Marshall Ayub added 67 runs for the second wicket. Ayub struck six fours in his innings before he was dismissed for 41 off 62 balls. He was bowled by Neil Wagner.

Iqbal then put together a 76-run partnership with Mominul Haque for the third wicket. Mominul, who scored a century in the first Test at Chittagong, was dismissed on 47 off 59 balls by Corey Anderson. He scored eight fours.

Then Iqbal, who looked well-set for a fine century, edged a Wagner delivery to Kane Williamson, who took a splendid catch at gully. Iqbal had to depart for 153-ball 95. He struck 17 fours in his innings. Then just at the stroke of tea, Shakib Al Hasan was out leg-before for 20 by Ish Sodhi.

The score at the time was 228 for five and could not progress any further due to persistent rain. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim was unbeaten on 14 when stumps were called.

Only 54.4 overs could be completed in the day’s play. Wagner was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets. Trent Boult, Anderson and Sodhi took one wicket-a-piece.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 228 for 5 (Tamim Iqbal 95, Marshall Ayub 41, Mominul Haque 47; Neil Wagner 2 for 42) vs New Zealand.

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