Taskin Ahmed dismissed Kane Williamson for 53    Getty Images
Taskin Ahmed dismissed Kane Williamson for 53 Getty Images

Session two started with New Zealand batsmen plundering runs with ease against Bangladesh on Day Three of the first Test. The pitch at Basin Reserve in Wellington has been a batting paradise for all to witness. Kane Williamson, Tom Latham recorded their fifties as the hosts surged ahead in pursuit of 595. It was Taskin Ahmed who put Bangladesh right back into the game getting the key wicket of Williamson. Not to be fazed by the amount of runs, Ross Taylor showed some exhilarating shots to balance out Williamson’s loss. New Zealand going into tea are 186 for 2 trailing Bangladesh by 409.

Williamson came out with an aggressive intent in the post-lunch session. Kamrul Rabbi who had a perfect to his bowling was hunted for 3 boundaries off 4 balls where Williamson displayed neat footwork for all to see. Williamson moved on the front and back foot with absolute no trouble. Tom Latham, on the other end, dropped his anchor and just kept on leaving anything that goes away from him. Latham was lucky to survive after a few inside edges that missed the stumps and went for a few boundaries.

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Latham was unsure about his stoke play; he was either early into his shots or quite late. Meanwhile Subashis Roy, making his Test debut received his first official warning for stepping on the danger area amidst his follow thought.

The pair brought up their 50-run stand in 59 minutes. Latham was first to his half-century in 108-balls. Williamson followed soon getting to his 25th half-century in just 54-balls. Williamson s joy was short-lived as Taskin nabbed him as his first Test wicket. Williamson just fiddled away from the bat and handed an easy catch to stand-in keeper Imrul Kayes.

Back from an eye operation Ross Taylor came out in the middle at No.4. Taylor hardly showed any signs of discomfort during his stay whipping and driving bowlers for attractive boundaries. Taylor took charge on Taskin and Kamrul proving that the new pair of eyes has done him a world of good. The pair in no time brought up their 50 run stand in just 43 deliveries with Taylor doing the bulk of the scoring.

New Zealand went into tea with Taylor not out on 36 and Latham not out on 65 still trailing Bangladesh by 409 runs.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 595 for 8 decl. (Mominul Haque 64, Shakib Al Hasan 217, Mushfiqur Rahim 159 ; Neil Wagner 4 for 151 ) lead New Zealand 186 for 2 ( Kane Williamson 53 , Tom Latham 65*; Kamrul Rabbi 1 for 34) by 409 runs.