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  • 10:35 AM IST

    There was some sad news for Bangladesh as opener Kayes suffered a freak injury while diving for a single. Hopefully it was just a muscle pull in his thigh.

  • 10:18 AM IST

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    This has been a great start for Bangladesh, both openers Tamim and Imrul have looked in complete control. New Zealand have been aggressive so far, Southee was back to throwing balls at batsmen while Wagner continued his short-ball ploy.

  • 9:48 AM IST

  • 9:44 AM IST

    Bangladesh 4/0 , Imrul Kayes 0*, Tamim Iqbal 4* |Lead 60|: Bangladesh will be keen to accumulated as many runs as possible on a batting wicket. If they have any chance to win the game they need to score at a quicker pace. For New Zealand it will be crucial they get into the middle order as soon as possible with no Mushfiqur Rahim in the near future..

  • 9:35 AM IST

    New Zealand are all out for 539 runs giving Bangladesh a lead of 56 runs. Tom Latham was the highest scorer of the innings with 177, followed by Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls, both ended up scoring 53. Kamrul Rabbi picked 3-Kiwis wickets while Subashish Roy, Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan ended up picking 2 apiece.

  • 9:30 AM IST

  • 9:26 AM IST

    With nothing to lose, Santner chanced his arm against Bangladeshi bowler to come out on top most of the times. Santner during his knock went past his highest score in Test via a six over mid wicket region.

  • 9:07 AM IST

    Mitchell Santner has been scoring more openly now with a flurry of boundaries off Taskin Ahmed. Amhed did sway from his line. This test has been a run fest so far with 1,180 runs for far already. These are all bonus runs coming in for New Zealand who near Bangladesh’s total over by over.

  • 8:57 AM IST

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  • 8:39 AM IST

    FIFTY for Santner. His second in Tests. Neil Wagner meanwhile has taken on the short bowling from Taskin Ahmed. Wagner hammered him for a six and boundary of the pull shot after getting hit on the body in the same over. New Zealand now too crossed the 500-run mark.

  • 8:32 AM IST

  • 8:19 AM IST

    TEA: It was the unexpected arm of Mahmudullah that pulled things in favor of the visitor’s with his off-break bowling. New Zealand going into tea were still short of 103 runs to Bangladesh’s 595 for 8 declared. The match at Basin Reserve in Wellington is equally balanced in tilt of both teams at this moment.

  • 7:44 AM IST

  • 7:25 AM IST

    This has been a superb cameo by BJ Watling so far. Bangladesh could have had a sneak in the New Zealand tail but Watling ensured they were denied that chance. Santner on the other hand, has provided equal support to Watling.

  • 7:23 AM IST

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  • 6:49 AM IST

    BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner have snitched up a commendable 32-run stand so far for their side. New Zealand in desperate need of some runs. Bangladesh on the other hand have again gone back to being wicketless, no sticking to lines.

  • 6:19 AM IST

    Mitchell Santner slams Shakib Al Hasan for a massive six first up in post-lunch session. Bangladesh will eye quick wickets, whil NZ will look to near as much as possible to the Bangladesh first innings score.

  • 5:32 AM IST

    LUNCH: Latham’s resistance came to an after 329-balls after the missed a straighter one from Shakib. Trying to play across the line Latham found him in no man’s land and plumb in front for a gorgeously made 177. This was Shakib’s second wicket. Going into lunch on Day Four New Zealand are 402 for 6 with BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner batting in the middle.

  • 5:29 AM IST

  • 4:42 AM IST

    Suddenly New Zealand find themselves in trouble losing two batsmen in quick succession. Colin de Grandhomme trying to go over the top gets a bottom edge and hands a simple catch to Imrul Kayes. BJ Watling is the new man in the middle.

  • 4:33 AM IST

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  • 4:06 AM IST

    Latham recorded a well-deserved 150 off 268 delivers. Also this stand between Nicholls and Latham is now the highest for fourth wicket against Bangladesh, beating the previous 138 between Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder (Mirpur).


Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of the fourth day’s play in the opening Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. This is Vishal Mehra, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates of the game, which is being played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. In a match being thoroughly dominated by the batsmen from both the teams, New Zealand had their opener Tom Latham notching up his sixth Test hundred, taking the hosts to 292 for 3 at stumps on the third day. Latham was batting on 119 at stumps, accompanied by Henry Nicholls at 35.

Unless Bangladesh find a way through the remaining of the New Zealand batsmen in the first innings, it can be said that the first Test of this two-match series is heading for a tame draw. The Kiwis are still behind by a huge margin of 303 runs, and need another 103 runs to avoid follow-on, in case if there is a batting collapse. However, that is unlikely since the wicket has so far assisted batsmen, and Bangladeshi spinners have remained totally ineffective in their effort so far. Of the three batsmen dismissed, two have been grabbed by Kamrul Islam Rabbi and one went in Taskin Ahmed’s account.

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

Earlier on the third day, Bangladesh finally declared their innings at a mammoth 595 for 8. Shakib Al Hasan top scored with a record 217, whereas Mushfiqur Rahman made a brilliant 159 as the two Bangladeshi batsmen defied the Kiwi bowlers. Shakib and Mushfiqur added 359 runs for the fifth wicket, which is now the fifth highest ever stand in the history of Test cricket. Bangladesh’s total of 595 for 8 declared was their second highest in Test cricket.

In their reply, New Zealand were expected to make a strong start, and they did exactly that. However, the opening pair did not last very long, as after an hour into their innings, the Kiwis lost opener Jeet Raval. Rabbi accounted for Raval’s wicket, getting him caught by Imrul Kayes for 39-ball 27.

However, it was Latham who was the star of the Kiwis’ reply. Latham has so far faced 222 balls and scored 119 runs, an innings in which he has hit 13 boundaries already. He has been involved in crucial partnerships so far with each of the batsmen. Latham added 54 for the first wicket with Raval, 77 runs for the second wicket with Kane Williamson (53) and 74 for the third wicket with Ross Taylor (40). So far, Latham and Nicholls have added 87 for the fourth wicket.