BJ Watling's half-century helps New Zealand build first innings total against Bangladesh on Day 2

BJ Watling struck five boundaries to reach 58 not out  © Getty Images

Oct 10, 2013

New Zealand reached 378 for nine at lunch on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh at Chittagong on Thursday. Wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling was unbeaten on 58, as his innings helped New Zealand inch closer to a big first innings total.

Bangladesh made early in-roads on Day Two as Rubel Hossain picked up Bruce Martin in the first over of the morning. Martin looked to pull Rubel but ended up gloving the ball to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

In the next over, Abdur Razzaq dismissed debutant Corey Anderson with a delivery that drew the Kiwi batsman towards playing the ball outside the off-stump. Anderson chased the wide delivery and offered a regulation chance to Nasir Hossain in the first slip.

Earlier on the first day, Kane Williamson hit a fluent century for New Zealand before Bangladesh hit back in the final session of the opening day’s play.

Williamson made 114 to enable the Black Caps to reach 280-5 after they won the toss and elected to bat on a newly-laid pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

New Zealand were coasting at 244-2 when left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak, recalled to the Test side after two years, grabbed two of the three wickets that fell after tea.

Williamson was leg-before to Shakib Al Hasan in the penultimate over, before Razzak dismissed skipper Brendon McCullum (21) off what turned out to be the final delivery of the day.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 378 for 9  (Peter Fulton 73, Kane Williamson 114, BJ Watling 58*; Abdur Razzak 3 for 123) vs Bangladesh.

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(With inputs from AFP)