New Zealand started the day with 256 runs for 5 wickets. Today, Bangladesh bowlers took the remaining five wickets to add another 80 runs. New Zealand was all out for 328 runs. Mehdi Hasan Miraj pushed New Zealand with the last three wickets.
In the meantime, Bangladesh batted in their first innings. At the time of writing, the two opening batsmen, Sadman Islam and Mahmudul Hasan, did not allow such contradictions to happen. Bangladesh’s run was called for 5 in the 3rd over without a wicket.
Tom Blandell was bowled by Ebadat in the third ball of the 7th over and the umpires pulled him to the end of the day’s play. Today the game started from the fourth ball of that over. New batsman Rachin Rabindra opened the scoring in the third and end of the over with a great cover drive.
Henry Nichols was at the other end of the crease, with New Zealand leading the way in the big innings with the help of the rest. But Bangladesh got the first wicket in the 33rd ball of the day! Shariful made Rabindra Sadman’s catch.
Nichols then put on 32 for the seventh wicket with Kyle Jamieson. At the other end, Jamison has scored only 6 runs, while Nichols has also picked up half-centuries in 6 fours off 96 balls. In the end, Mehdi Hassan Miraj came and pulled the end of the pair by returning Jamison.
Nichols then fought alone which was something he tried to run. It has been somewhat successful. The 19-run partnership with Tim Southee for the eighth wicket again broke New Zealand’s resistance after the ball was bowled by Saudi. Leaving the team on the same run, Neil Wagner also came back with 316 runs for 9 wickets. Wagner is also a victim of Mirage. Mirage took three wickets in the match, all three this morning.
Trent Bolt was unbeaten on 9 off 5 balls with two fours, but Nichols broke the deadlock. Nichols scored 75 runs before being caught in the short third man by Mominul.