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10-Mar-2019 05:06:00 GMT
NZ v Ban - 2nd Test, Wellington, day 3

Wagner, Boult carve through Bangladesh

Wellington: An effective four-wicket spell by New Zealand's short-ball king Neil Wagner and three late wickets to Trent Boult saw Bangladesh all out for 211 in the rain-shortened second Test in Wellington on Sunday.

New Zealand were 38 for 2 before rain forced early close on third day. Captain Kane Williamson not out on 10 while Ross Taylor playing on 19 with four boundaries.

For Bangladesh Abu Jayed picked up both openers wickets, reduced Kiwis 8/2, in reply Bangladesh 211.

After being put in to bat after the first two days were washed out and going to lunch at 127 for three, Bangladesh lost their last seven wickets 84 runs in the middle session.

Three of the dismissals, including the key scalp of Tamim Iqbal for 74, came in a sharp 13-ball spell from Wagner either side of lunch.

Boult came back to destroy the tail with three wickets in nine balls.

Brief scores:
New Zealand 38 for 2 trail Bangladesh 211 (Tamim 74, Wagner 3-28, Boult 3-38) by 173 runs

Tamim had led a spirited start to the Test when the match finally saw some overdue action on the third morning, with the green wicket not holding the predicted demons.

He put on 75 for the first wicket with Shadman Islam and was unbeaten on 72 when Bangladesh went to lunch at 127 for three.

In his last two overs before the end of the first session, Wagner removed Mominul Haque (15) and Mohammad Mithun (three) with both batsmen gone on the first ball after successfully reviewing a caught-behind decision.

Tamim's opening stand with Shadman (27) was their third fifty partnership in as many innings against New Zealand.

Wagner finished with four for 28 while Boult's late burst gave him figures of three for 38.


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