Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal top-scored for Bangladesh with 95 on Day One of the second Test against New Zealand at Dhaka © AFP

Oct 22, 2013

Bangladesh scored 228 for five against New Zealand in the second and the final Test at Dhaka on Monday. Tamim Iqbal top-scored with an attacking 95.

The feature of the Bangladesh innings was their willingness to go for the shots right from the outset. The scoring rate is in excess of 4.5 runs per over.

The hosts were impressive in the first Test of the series as they took a slender lead of 32 in the first innings.Sohag Gazi‘s all-round performance stood out as he scored a century, took six wickets and recorded a hat-trick. Bangladesh will be eager to start winning Test matches consistently. For New Zealand they will be looking to play positive cricket get their confidence before they face tough opponents.

New Zealand made one change bringing Neil Wagner ahead of struggling left-arm spinner Bruce Martin. For Bangladesh Robiul Islam misses out due to injury. In his place Al-Amin Hossain the medium pacer makes his debut for Bangladesh.

Brief scores:

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

Catch live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the first day’s play of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand here