Spinners drag Bangladesh again into contest as Kiwis teeter on 55 for 5


Spinners Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam shared 5 wickets between them to assist Bangladesh claw their manner again into rivalry with New Zealand struggling at 55-5 in Wednesday`s opener to the BAN vs NZ 2nd Test.

An astonishing 15 wickets fell within the first day`s play in Dhaka, with the hosts all out for simply 172 in an innings the place Mushfiqur Rahim grew to become simply the second batsman in Test historical past to be dismissed for obstructing the sector. Mehidy and Taijul then reduce a swathe via New Zealand within the closing session earlier than unhealthy mild prompted an early end.

Mehidy scalped Devon Conway (11), Kane Williamson (13) and Tom Blundell (0) in between Taijul`s dismissal of Tom Latham (4) and Henry Nicholls (1) to obliterate the vacationers` early benefit. Daryl Mitchell was batting on 12 alongside Glenn Phillips on 5 when stumps have been drawn on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, with 9 overs remaining.

Mitchell Santner and Phillips earlier took 3-65 and 3-31 respectively after the hosts opted to bat, whereas Ajaz Patel claimed 2-54 for the vacationers as they dominated of their bid to stage the two-match collection. Mushfiqur top-scored with 35 after Bangladesh opted to bat, serving to the hosts get better from a dismal 47-4. But he then suffered a uncommon dismissal within the second session when, after defending a supply from Kyle Jamieson within the forty first over, he instinctively swatted the ball away together with his hand.

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New Zealand appealed and tv umpire Ahsan Raza declared Mushfiqur out. England`s Leonard Hutton was the one different batsman to be dismissed for obstructing the sector in Test cricket, throughout a match in opposition to South Africa on the Oval in 1951.

Mushfiqur`s out would have beforehand been thought of a “handled the ball” dismissal, however a change within the legal guidelines in 2017 introduced the class below “obstructing the field”. His 57-run partnership with Shahadat Hossain had helped the hosts get better from the spin demolition of their high order by Santner and Patel. But after Mushfiqur returned to the pavilion, Phillips dismissed Shahadat (31) and Nurul Hasan (seven) to place Bangladesh into additional bother.

Santner — who changed Ish Sodhi in the one change amongst each groups from the primary Test — took the wicket of Mehidy, who made 20 earlier than edging a catch at slip. Phillips grabbed his third wicket, trapping Taijul Islam leg earlier than for six, earlier than Tim Southee snared the final wicket of Shoriful Islam for 10.

Southee didn’t concede a run in his 5.5 overs. Earlier, Zakir Hasan and Mahmudul Hasan placed on 29 runs within the opening stand earlier than a disastrous 5 overs noticed Bangladesh lose 4 wickets for simply 18 runs. Bangladesh are chasing a first-ever Test collection win over the Black Caps after their 150-run victory in Sylhet final week.

(With company inputs)

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