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    STUMPS: Tim Southee gets his 5-for and Bangladesh have ended their first innings at 289

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    Bangladesh are inching towards 300-run mark and New Zealand are hoping to stop them from doing so. Trent Boult and Tim Southee have taken 4 wickets each and only the last Bangladeshi wicket remaining, it will be interesting to see who gets the 5-for. Meanwhile, Nurul Hasan missed out on his maiden debut 50 by 3 runs

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    Meanwhile, New Zealand have lost their both reviews

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    Bangladesh 246/6 | Batting: Nurul Hasan 36, Mehedi Hasan 8: That is the end of Nazmul Hossain (18). Short ball from Southee and there was nothing much Nazmul could do. He tried to get some bat and guide past the slip area but in the end gives an easy catch to Jeet Raval

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    Do read the Tea report here

  • 8:04 AM IST

    Bangladesh 223/5 | Batting: Nazmul Hossain 15, Nurul Hasan 29: So far it has been good for both teams. Both Nazmul and Nurul are surviving the Kiwi pace attack and also scoring whenever an opportunity is there. New Zealand needs to buck themselves up in their fielding.

  • 7:12 AM IST

    Bangladesh 186/5 | Batting: Nazmul Hossain 1, Nurul Hasan 6: Bangladesh started off the second session at 128 for 2. They scored 40 odd runs quite easily. And then suddenly from 165 for 2, they have succumbed to 179 for 5 and it could have been 6th wicket if Southee had not dropped Nurul at slip

  • 7:07 AM IST

    Oh dear. Bangladesh are losing it here. Shakib (59) is the latest wicket to fall. Quite same to Tamim’s dismissal. Tried to guide one down the left side, but manages to get smallest of the edge and Watling isn’t going to miss that.

  • 7:02 AM IST

    Bangladesh 179/4 | Batting: Shakib Al Hasan 59, Nazmul Hossain 0: 2 wickets in the second session and New Zealand is on top again. Courtesy: Trent Boult

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    The 3rd wicket stand for 127 runs is broken as Trent Boult gets rid of Soumya Sarkar (86). Strange dismissal. Sarkar drives but the ball comes a little late than his anticipation and hence he mistimes it. Good diving forward catch by Colin de Grandhomme at short cover.

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    Bangladesh 148/2 | Batting: Soumya Sarkar 75, Shakib Al Hasan 46: Both Shakib and Soumya have resumed from where they left before lunch. Yes, the New Zealand bowling has been a little tight here. Not allowing the batsmen to free their arms.

  • 5:57 AM IST


Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of the first day’s play in the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. This is Rohan Sawant and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates of the game, which is being played at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch. After facing a stunning defeat in the hands of hosts, Bangladesh’s morale must be and New Zealand must be eyeing a whitewash. The win will take New Zealand to fifth spot in Test ranking from sixth. On the other hand, if Bangladesh manage to win the game, then they will rise to 8th position from 9th.

The first Test saw three Bangladesh players getting injured and being ruled out. One of them is captain Mushfiqur Rahim and other two are Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque. Mushfiqur’s thumb injury will keep him out for at least next three weeks, Imrul has a grade-two thigh strain and Mominul has a rib injury. Mushfiqur’s absence will surely hurt Bangladesh he has been the pillar of Bangladesh’s middle-order for Bangladesh. In his absence, Tamim Iqbal will lead the side. This will be the first time since June 2007 that Mushfiqur will not be the part of Bangladesh’s batting order. Soumya Sarkar will open batting with Tamim.

The pitch of Hagley Oval is expected to be bowling friendly and has been under covers for most of the last two days. The last Test at this venue was played between Pakistan and New Zealand, where visiting team were bowled out for 133 in the first innings. The New Zealand side looks very balanced. With Ross Taylor back in touch, the side wears an even stronger look.. He  has a chance to equal Martin Crowe’s tally of most Test hundreds by a New Zealand batsman with a ton in second Test.

Tamim will become Bangladesh’s 9th Test captain with this match. Talking about the first Test defeat, Tamim expressed his views by saying, “It hasn’t been a frustrating tour. The way we played cricket, was quite good. The result doesn’t show our competitiveness.”

The current team form is with New Zealand as they won their last three Tests. But Bangladesh are no minnows and have the ability to bounce back. In their last series against England, they bounced back after being one-down and if they can spring up a surprise here, this will be a big moment for them.