In the end, New Zealand was kept within 350 runs, there is this satisfaction. Bangladesh’s batting is not getting worse in the second session of the second day of the Test at Mount Manganui today.
At the time of writing, Bangladesh had gone for a tea break with 60 runs for 1 wicket in 31 overs. After the opening pair of 43 runs, the opening batsman Sadman Islam was out, but another opening batsman Mahmudul Hasan and three-runner Nazmul Hossain are leading Bangladesh.
At the time of writing, Bangladesh
Tim Southee, Trent Bolt’s ball did not hurt the Bangladesh batsmen at all, that is not the case. Sometimes the wind blows on the edge of the bat, sometimes the batsman is defeated. However, putting all that aside, Bangladesh’s batting has been great today.
Mahmudul Hasan started the fourth ball with four off Bolt after returning from the lunch break with 5 runs for no wicket in 3 overs. Sadman also hit four fours in the sixth over. 18 runs in those three overs!
Trent Bolt’s ball did not hurt the Bangladesh batsmen
After that, Sadman-Mahmudul was playing with one or two. In the 16th over, however, Mahmudul took a good test Saudi. He hit a four in the over, it also hit the edge of the bat. Apart from this, Saudi made Mahmudul very uncomfortable with two or three balls.
But the relief of not taking Bangladesh’s wicket in that journey disappeared after two overs. Sadman was caught in the first ball of the 19th over by Neil Wagner. The timing was not right, the ball hit the edge of the bat and went into Wagner’s hands. Sadman returned with 22 runs off 55 balls, breaking the tie at 43 runs.
But the relief of not taking Bangladesh
Bangladesh quickly bowled out New Zealand at the start of the day
Bangladesh quickly knocked out New Zealand by Mirage earlier in the day Photo: ICC Twitter
Mahmudul is playing with Nazmul after watching. In the 21st over, however, Mahmudul’s LBW strongly appealed to New Zealand. Fate saved Bangladesh in that journey. The umpire did not give out, New Zealand did not take the review. But later in the replay, it was seen that Mahmudul would have been out if he had taken the review. Wagner’s ball hit the stumps.
Bangladesh quickly bowled out New Zealand
Since then, two Bangladeshi batsmen have been playing with one or two runs. Nazmul, however, hit two fours to Wagner and Jamison, while Mahmudul hit another four to Jamison.
At the moment Mahmudul is unbeaten on 32 runs, 3 fours in his 92-ball innings. Nazmul was unbeaten on 12 off 39 balls with two fours aafffk.