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01-Jan-2022 06:36:00 GMT
NZ vs Ban - 1st Test, Mount Maunganui, day 1

Bangladesh fight back after Conway century

New Zealand 258 for 5 (Conway 122, Young 52, Shoriful 2-53) vs Bangladesh

Mount Maunganui: New Zealand's first home series of the World Championship cycle is off to a strong start, thanks to professional batting performance on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh.

Despite the loss of captain Tom Latham (1) in the fourth over of proceedings, the home side dominated the first two sessions of the day, largely through a partnership between Devon Conway and Will Young.

The pair put on 138, before Young was run out for 52 by Najmul Hossain Shanto.

New Zealand ended the day on 258/5.

Looking at the green tinge in the Bay Oval surface, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and elected to send the hosts in.

Shoriful Islam struck first after Latham's bat-pad edge found wicket-keeper Liton Das, though the tourists looked tentative with the ball, as Young and Conway shouldered arms often in the first half an hour.

The pair scored just 14 runs in the first hour of play, with Taskin Ahmed bowling four maidens in his first five overs.

The pair moved through the gears in the second hour, with Conway hitting two boundaries in the space of three balls to open the floodgates.

Young added a boundary of his own in the next over, and the pair ticked over the fifty-run partnership in the final half-an-hour of the session.

Mominul turned to the spin of Mehidy Hasan Miraz, though the hosts held firm to reach 66/1 by lunch.

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