‘Bangladesh will comeback at Day-2’
CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh made history in New Zealand by winning the Mount Manganui Test. However, on the first day of the second and final Test of the series, the host New Zealand did not find the Bangladeshi bowlers.
New Zealand got off to a flying start after losing the toss at Hegley Oval in Christchurch. Captain Tom Latham made 148 in 38 overs with Willie Young in the opening over.
Young pacer Mohammad Shariful broke the opening pair of Kiwis. Willie Young scored 54 runs with the help of 5 boundaries before returning to the dressing room.
After that, opener Tom Latham made an unbroken partnership of 201 runs with Devon Conway, who came down to bat at number three. The pair are on their way to their second double century of their career, lifting their 13th century in the 63rd Test.
At the end of the first day’s play, New Zealand collected 349 runs for 1 wicket. Tom Latham and Devon Conway are unbeaten on 18 and 99 runs respectively.
Bangladesh managed to take only 1 wicket by bowling 90 overs all day. Even then, Rangana Herath, the bowling coach of the national team, sang for the bowlers.
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The former Sri Lankan star spinner said, “Honestly, the day was not ours at all. However, credit must go to two New Zealand batsmen, Tom Latham and Devon Conway. They batted well.
The former left-arm spinner from Lanka also said that the Bangladeshi fast bowlers have given up 100 per cent of themselves. The spinners have done the same. I think Bangladeshi bowlers will turn around tomorrow. They will give their best.