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Bangladesh vs. New Zealand: Scorecard, Session Recaps for 2nd Test in Dhaka

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterOctober 21, 2013

Bangladesh vs. New Zealand: Scorecard, Session Recaps for 2nd Test in Dhaka

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    Bangladesh and New Zealand went head-to-head for the second and final Test in Dhaka with the series still to play for.

    A hard-fought draw in the first encounter at Chittagong meant that either side could win the series.

    But after an intriguing tussle over the first four days, a washed out fifth day led to another draw.

    Here is the team news, toss details and session-by-session updates from the match.

    A live, in-running scorecard can be found here on Cricinfo.

Stumps, Day 5, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 282 (74.5 overs) & 269-3 (89 overs)

    New Zealand 437 (140 overs)

    The second Test ended in a draw as rain wiped out the final day.

    It was a teasing day, with the rain relenting at times only to return as soon as there was an inspection of the ground.

    Just after 2 p.m. local time, the decision was taken to call off the game.

    The series is drawn 0-0 accordingly, while Mominul Haque, who managed a century in each Test, was named man of the series.

Stumps, Day 4, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 282 (74.5 overs) & 269-3 (89 overs)

    New Zealand 437 (140 overs)

    A century from Mominul Haque made it likely that Bangladesh would bat their way to a draw by stumps on day four of the second Test against New Zealand.

    Just one day's play remains in the series, with New Zealand having seen a first-innings advantage clinically whittled away by Mominul, who ended the day unbeaten on 126.

    He slowed towards the end, perhaps a reflection of the loss of Tamim Iqbal for 70 and the need to play an anchor role, but Shakib Al Hasan stayed with him and reached 32 not out by stumps.

    It was a frustrating day for New Zealand, who began it scenting victory and ended with a fruitless burst with the second new ball.

    The Bangladesh lead is now 114 runs—and short of a dramatic collapse on the morning of day five, there appears little way that New Zealand can force a victory, leaving the series a 0-0 draw.

Tea, Day 4, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 282 (74.5 overs) & 173-2 (56 overs)

    New Zealand 437 (140 overs)

    Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque batted through the afternoon session on day four and posted unbeaten half-centuries as Bangladesh got back on terms with New Zealand in Dhaka.

    The pair wiped out the first-innings deficit and built an 18-run lead with some impressive batting.

    Tamim, so carefree in the first innings as he raced to 95, was much more circumspect this time around. His 60 not out has so far taken 183 balls to compile and included just four boundaries.

    At the other end, however, Mominul upped the pace and reached 74 from just 115 deliveries.

    New Zealand shuffled their bowling options—six bowlers have been tried already—but saw their hopes of victory recede as Bangladesh dug in their heels.

Lunch, Day 4, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 282 (74.5 overs) & 87-2 (27 overs)

    New Zealand 437 (140 overs)

    Neil Wagner's double strike kept New Zealand in control of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka, but Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque were doing their best to rebuild the innings by lunch on day four.

    Bangladesh needed just seven overs to wrap up the New Zealand innings—the tourists added just 18 runs during that time, losing Ish Sodhi to a run out for 59, while Trent Boult could only add four runs before Abdur Razzak beat him for an lbw decision.

    It left BJ Watling stranded on 70, but any disappointment the Black Caps felt at not stretching their lead would have disappeared as Wagner emerged with the ball.

    First Anamul Haque chased him to Peter Fulton at slip for 22, then Ross Taylor did the catching when Marshall Ayub pushed at one. Fuller deliveries each time were key.

    New Zealand had turned to spin well before tea, though neither Sodhi nor part-timer Kane Williamson had yet to make a breakthrough.

    The partnership between Tamim and Mominul was worth 32 runs, but with a deficit of 68 runs still to bridge, the Tigers have plenty to do.

     

Stumps, Day 3, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 282 (74.5 overs)

    New Zealand 419-8 (133 overs)

    A strong showing from the tail in the final session of the day in Dhaka gave New Zealand a commanding lead over Bangladesh.

    Wicketkeeper BJ Watling (59) and spinner Ish Sodhi (55) both posted unbeaten half-centuries as the tourists moved 137 runs ahead in the first innings with two wickets remaining.

    Bangladesh grafted away, but could only prise out Neil Wagner for eight, his soft edge scooped up at slip off the bowling of Nasir Hossain.

    The pace of Sodhi's innings was particularly devastating—his seven boundaries helped bring up the landmark in just 59 deliveries, while Watling was happier to play at a steadier pace.

    The Black Caps reached a powerful position by stumps—but a solid morning's batting from Watling with the tail could yet put the contest completely beyond Bangladesh.

Tea, Day 3, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 282 (74.5 overs)

    New Zealand 318-7 (100.4 overs)

    Corey Anderson posted his first Test century but Bangladesh kept New Zealand in check with a disciplined afternoon bowling performance.

    The visitors added 87 runs in 33.4 overs of play, but lost three wickets, including that of Anderson, who fell on 116.

    It was a loose shot to extra cover which accounted for him—and gave Al-Amin Hossain his first Test scalp—but it did not detract from an otherwise impressive 173-ball innings in which he clubbed two sixes and 13 boundaries.

    Kane Williamson's four-hour vigil also came to an end on 63 as he spooned up a catch off the bowling of Abdur Razzak.

    Dean Bracewell fell as well, becoming Shakib Al Hasan's fifth victim and signalling the tea break.

Lunch, Day 3, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 282 (74.5 overs)

    New Zealand 231-4 (67 overs)

    A strong session from New Zealand brought them within sight of Bangladesh's first innings total, with Corey Anderson closing in on a maiden century at lunch on day three in Dhaka.

    Anderson had powered his way to 75 not out by the break, 50 of those coming in the final hour. Kane Williamson, by contrast, had dropped anchor but still passed his half-century.

    The only wicket to fall in an extended session was that of Ross Taylor. In his 50th Test match he too had reached a 50, but when well-set he was beaten by a spinning delivery from Shakib Al Hasan and caught at slip.

    It was a blip New Zealand weathered well, however, as they moved towards a sizeable lead.

Tea and Stumps, Day 2, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 282 (74.5 overs)

    New Zealand 107-3 (33.3 overs)

    Another intriguing day was brought to a close prematurely when rain intervened in Dhaka, with New Zealand steadily building at 107-3.

    Shakib Al Hasan bagged his third wicket of the day, Rubel Hossain claiming a superb catch to account for Brendon McCullum.

    But that brought Kane Williamson back to the middle—the No. 3 had earlier retired hurt after a nasty ball from Rubel had hit him on the grille of his helmet—and together with Ross Taylor, the Black Caps looked in good shape.

    Rain has already taken plenty of time out of the game, but wickets have fallen quickly in Dhaka and there is every chance of a series-deciding result in the match should the weather play kindly in the coming days.

Lunch, Day 2, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 282 (74.5 overs)

    New Zealand 31-2 (14.2 overs)

    New Zealand wrapped up the Bangladesh innings promptly on day two in Dhaka, only for the hosts to strike back with two quick wickets.

    An extended session was called after the rain delay on day one, and New Zealand were on the pace from ball one, when Ish Sodhi beat Nasir Hossain with a beautiful delivery.

    Neil Wagner was the star of the show, however, ending up with a five-wicket haul.

    Having been shot out for 282, though, Bangladesh responded by throwing the ball early to their left-arm spinner.

    He rewarded them, coaxing Hamish Rutherford into a tickle to short leg for 13, and then claiming the wicket of Peter Fulton, who misjudged the line and was lbw.

Tea and Stumps, Day 1, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 228-5 (54.4 overs)

    Tamim Iqbal fell just five runs short of a Test century after a coruscating innings in Dhaka.

    New Zealand were unable to control him as he crunched 17 boundaries in his innings of 95, but with his personal landmark in sight, he was caught superbly by Kane Williamson in the slips off the bowling of Neil Wagner.

    Wickets kept New Zealand in the game, as they had little control over the run rate.

    Mominul Haque blasted 47 from just 59 balls until he gave it away via a thick edge off to Corey Anderson.

    Shakib Al Hasan had also started brightly, only to called out by lbw to Ish Sodhi for 20.

    At that point, the heavens opened, and tea was taken early—but conditions did not improve sufficiently for play to resume. 

Lunch, Day 1, Dhaka

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    Bangladesh 111-2 (28 overs)

    Bangladesh made a lively start to the second Test in Dhaka, with opener Tamim Iqbal racing to an unbeaten 50 by lunch on the first morning.

    Tamim played in typical, free-flowing fashion, lashing the ball through the covers wherever possible. 

    Anamul Haque fell early for seven runs, caught in the slips after miscuing a pull, but thereafter Tamim found assistance from Marshall Ayub.

    Only Ayub's dismissal for 41 with lunch coming into sight rescued the morning for New Zealand, with Neil Wagner cleaning him up with a quicker ball. 

Toss and Team News

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    Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first, hoping to make the best of the Day 1 conditions in Dhaka.

    The hosts handed out a debut to Al-Amin Hossain, a right-arm seamer. In the process, he became the 70th player to represent Bangladesh in a Test.

    New Zealand, meanwhile, made a single switch, with seamer Neil Wagner replacing spinner Bruce Martin for the match.

    Ross Taylor won his 50th Test cap. 

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