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  • 11:16 AM IST

  • 11:15 AM IST

    STUMPS: Bangladesh riding high on the 359 run stand between Shakib and Mushfiqur were supremely placed at 542 for 7 at stumps with three day’s of cricket still remaining. Shakib departed for 217 runs, while Mushfiqur departed for a brilliant 159.

  • 10:49 AM IST

    OUT! Shakib Al Hasan’s innings come to an end on 217. Neil Wagner got the ball to come into the batsmen as a tired Shakib chopped the ball on to his stumps for a superb knock. Sabbir Rahman and Mehedi Hasan are out in the middle.

  • 10:32 AM IST

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  • 10:22 AM IST

    OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim’s innings comes to a close on 159. Boult finally got one to move away from the batsman which produced an edge straight into the hands of BJ Watling. Shakib on the other hand has recorded his double ton 253 ball that included 29 rocking fours.

  • 9:40 AM IST

    150-up for Mushfiqur Rahim, super knock by the skipper. Mushfiqur has not kept a foot wrong after his hundred. Mushfiqur has relied on his hand and eye coordination. Shakib at the other end looks well to reach his first ever 200.

  • 9:29 AM IST

    Reminder: Mitchell Santner dropped Shakib Al Hasan on 4 last evening.

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  • 9:05 AM IST

    150! Shakib has raced past his highest Test score of 144 against Pakistan thanks to a boundary of Colin de Grandhomme. This is also his first every score of 150 runs. This partnership now stands beyond the 300-run mark. New Zealand just does not have any answer to the pair.

  • 8:40 AM IST

    Bangladesh 403/4, Shakib Al Hasan 132*, Mushfiqur Rahim 117*: With individual milestones done and dusted Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim would look to get Bangladesh’s score near 500-run mark. This has so far been the visitor’s day in the field. This is first time on this tour that Bangladesh have looked in command.

  • 8:18 AM IST

    TEA – Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim made a mockery of the pace attack as they thrashed them all around the park. Both batsmen looted runs at all possible chances while surpassing individual and team records in the process. Bangladesh went into tea on 391 for 4 with both batsmen moving ahead recording individual hundreds.

  • 7:58 AM IST

  • 7:53 AM IST

    Bangladesh 375/4, Shakib Al Hasan 120*, Mushfiqur Rahim 103*: Sublime hundred for Mushfiqur Rahim. His fourth in Tests. Mushfiqur has absorbed the pressure quite well. Mushfiqur took __ balls to get to the milestone. He looks well set to compliment Shakib run-for-run. Shakib meanwhile has been plundering runs by the loads on the other end.

  • 7:21 AM IST

  • 7:20 AM IST

    This has been a brilliant innings by Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib made good use of a flat pitch and very uninspiring bowling. This is Shakib’s fourth Test hundred. With this he also becomes second highest runs scorer for Bangladesh in Test surpassing Habibul Bashar’s tally of 3,026 runs. Hundred in just 150-balls.

  • 7:01 AM IST

    Bangladesh 323/4, Shakib Al Hasan 85*, Mushfiqur Rahim 86*: This has been a poor session for New Zealand so far with runs coming thick and fast for Bangladesh. Both batsmen have moved in their 80’s in no-time. The pair has also crossed the record for most number of runs against New Zealand in a Test for No.5 and more importantly for all wickets as well.

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  • 6:15 AM IST

    Bangladesh 270/4, Shakib Al Hasan 67*, Mushfiqur Rahim 53*: just the one run from the first over post lunch. Neil Wagner currently playing the paitent game. Both Shakib and Mushfiqur will want to get to hundred and help Bangladesh pile runs.

  • 5:38 AM IST

    LUNCH: The first session has belonged to Bangladesh in totality after their batsmen in Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim accumulated hard fought runs. The pair have added 109 runs so far and are looking good for more. At the stoke of lunch Bangladesh are in control at 269 for 4 with Shakib and Mushfiqur unbeaten on 66 & 53 runs respectively.

  • 5:24 AM IST

    FIFTY! Outstanding by the skipper. Mushfiqur has kept Bangladesh in control all through the day. Mushifiqur achieved his 16th Test fifty in 100-balls. The pair has also brought-up their 100-run stand.

  • 5:06 AM IST

    Bangladesh 241/4, Shakib Al Hasan 53*, Mushfiqur Rahim 39*: This has been such a resolute fifty by Shakib not flawless thou. He has been ably supported by Mushfiqur. New Zealand have now brought on Mitchell Santner on the attack.

  • 5:04 AM IST

  • 4:35 AM IST

    Neil Wagner could have had Mushfiqur Rahim in the last over couple of times but the batsmen was too good not to get an edge.

  • 4:35 AM IST

  • 4:18 AM IST

    Shakib and Mushfiqur have added 50 runs for the fifth wicket and restricted New Zealand to move into their lower order batting. Wagner and Colin de Grandhomme are eyeing that little bit of assistance from the pitch. All eyes will be on Mitchell Santner when and if he comes on to bowl.


Bangladesh had a fruitful first day with Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque scoring half-centuries. Picture courtesy: AFP, Getty Images
Bangladesh had a fruitful first day with Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque scoring half-centuries. Picture courtesy: AFP, Getty Images

Good morning, সুপ্রভাত, Kia Ora! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog for the first Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh, at host’s capital city of Wellington. I am Vishal Mehra and I will bring you the live cricket scores and updates from the second day’s play in this opening Test. The first day at the Basin Reserve saw Bangladesh come out a better side amongst the two after New Zealand threw their advantage away. Bangladeshi batsmen has had a torrid time in New Zealand, but on Day One, they showed far better intent and used the opportunity of scoring runs on a decent wicket batting first. New Zealand were themselves to blame as their bowling gave in to the patience of the Bangladeshi batsmen.  

Bangladeshi stalwart in Tamim Iqbal, who displayed brave hitting against a raging unit provided a rollicking start to his side. Tamim mostly deaed in boundaries, which took New Zealand by surprise. With Tamim in full flow, Bangladesh were scoring at the rate of 4 an over. Tamim departed after adding a quickfire 56. Soon, the scoring mantle was taken over by Mominul Haque, who averaged a staggering 188 before his match against New Zealand. He showed why he loves playing against the BlackCaps so much. Mominul started slowly but soon picked up the tempo.

Full Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st Test Wellington

Mominul did not let rains deter his run making juggernaut and ended up thrashing the likes of Trent Boult and Tim Southee all over the park. Mominul reached his half-century in 79 deliveries with the help of 10 fours and a solitary six. Mominul’s bat did not stop their as he remained unbeaten on 64 not out by the end of Day One.

For New Zealand, Neil Wagner was the most impressive of their bowlers. Southee and Boult had a poor day in the field. It was very unusual to see both these bowling go for plenty of runs under helpful conditions.


New Zealand: Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling.

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim(c & wk), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Nurul Hasan, Subashis Roy.

Full Cricket Scorecard and ball-by-ball : Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st Test Wellington