Mominul Haque slams unbeaten ton as Bangladesh's lead surges to 114 against New Zealand on Day 4

Mominul Haque cracked 16 boundaries to score 126 not out © AFP

Oct 24, 2013

Mominul Haque remained unbeaten on 126 as Bangladesh extended their second-innings lead by 114 runs at stumps on Day Four of the second and final Test match against New Zealand on Thursday.

Mominul struck 16 boundaries in his innings of 126 not ouf off 225 balls, and was accompanied by all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan on 32 as Bangladesh reached 269 for three at stumps. 

Bangladesh lost only one wicket in form of Tamim Iqbal, who fell after scoring an industrious 70 off 218 balls, studded with four boundaries.

Earlier at tea, Tamim and Mominul had steadied Bangladesh’s second innings with unbeaten half-centuries as the hosts reached at 173 for two.

Placed at 87 for two during lunch, Iqbal and Haque avoided any aggressive strokes and ensured they erased the deficit. The Kiwis from their side throughout the session adopted a combination of spin and pace from either end.

Haque steadily progressed while Iqbal was more defensive of the two. The duo accumulated their runs in singles and twos with six boundaries hit in the entire session of which five were from Haque. The only boundary hit by Iqbal was a sharp edge which went past wicketkeeper BJ Watling and got him to his half-century.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 282 and 269 for 3 (Tamil Iqbal 70, Mominul Haque 126*, Shakib-Al-Hasan 32*; Neil Wagner 2 for 52)  lead New Zealand 439 (Kane Williamson 62, Corey Anderson 116, BJ Watling 70*; Shakib Al Hasan 5 for 103) by 114 runs.

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