Hamish Rutherford

Hamish Rutherford fell for 34 in the morning session of Day One against Bangladesh at Chittagong © AFP (File Photo)

Oct 9, 2013

New Zealand scored 93 in the first session losing the wicket of Hamish Rutherford agianst Bangladesh in the first Test match against Bangladesh at Chittagong on Wednesday. As many as 35 overs were bowled in the first session with spinners bowling bulk of the overs on a slow wicket.

Sohag Gazi bowled 14 overs in the session which was dominated by the batsman. Playing strokes was not easy on the track. There was not too much carry with the new ball to the fast bowlers which forced skipper Mushfiqur Rahim to introduce spin in the sixth over of the innings.

Abdur Razzaq, the left-arm spinner, who made a comeback in the national Test team after a hiatus of two years found his rhythm and the batsmen were cautious against him.

Rutherford was prepared to take on the spinners. He survived a close leg-before shout in the early part of his innings but that didn’t prevent him from taking on the bowlers. He clubbed Gazi over long-off for a six but fell attempting a similar shot. The opening stand put on 57.

Kane Williamson opened his account with crisp backfoot drive off Shakib-al-Hasan. Peter Fulton remained unbeaten on 38 off 115 balls.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 93 for 1 (Peter Fulton 38*, Hamish Rutherford 34; Sohal Gazi 1 for 30) vs Bangladesh.

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