Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Anderson ton steers visitors
DHAKA, Oct. 23 (nsnewswire) — Young all-rounder Corey Anderson hit a patient maiden Test century in demanding conditions to steer New Zealand towards a good position on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka Wednesday despite a five-wicket haul for Shakib al-Hassan.
Strongly-built lefthander Anderson hit 116 runs to becom the 10th New Zealand batsman to hit a century against the hosts (Tigers).
The visitors (Black Caps) scored 419 runs for the loss of eight wickets, leading Bangladesh by 137 runs with 2 wickets remaining in their 1st innings.
New Zealand batsman BJ Watling was batting on 59 runs with Ish Sodhi accompanying him at the crease on 55 runs at the end of the third day’s play.
All-rounder Shakib had Doug Bracewell caught for by captain Mushfiqur Rahim for his 10th five-wicket haul before the break.
The visitors scored 107 runs before rain interrupted the play for the second time, trailing the hosts (Tigers) by 175 runs in the second Test of the two-Test series in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangladesh National Stadium.
Tigers’ first innings ended on 282 runs as they quick lost their remaining five wickets in the morning session of the second’s play Tuesday.
Continuous rain from Monday afternoon forced an early end to the first day’s play.
The first of the two-Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand ended in a draw at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in southeastern Chittagong seaport city on Sunday.
The New Zealand team arrived in Dhaka on Oct. 2 to play two tests, three One Day Internationals and a T20 match. Enditem