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Bangladesh 87-2, trails by 68 runs against NZ

Bangladesh 87-2, trails by 68 runs at lunch against New Zealand on day 4 of 2nd test

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Bangladeshi cricket captain and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, second right, successfully dislodges the bails to dismiss New Zealand

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Bangladeshi cricket captain and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, second right, successfully dislodges the bails to dismiss New Zealand

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh reached 87-2 in its second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the second cricket test against New Zealand on Thursday, cutting the deficit to 68 runs.

After New Zealand was dismissed for 437 runs with a 155-run lead over Bangladesh, the hosts lost Anamul Haque for 22 and Marshall Ayub for 9.

Tamim Iqbal (32) and Mominul Haque (20) were unbeaten at the interval.

Neil Wagner, who claimed five wickets in the first innings, took both early Bangladesh wickets and conceded 27 runs.

Earlier in the first session, New Zealand lost its two remaining wickets for the addition of 18 runs after resuming at 419-8.

BJ Watling remained unbeaten on 70, while Ish Sodhi was run out on 58 and Trent Boult was trapped lbw by Abdur Razzak for 4.

Shakib Al Hasan returned 5-103 and Razzak took 2-96.

On Wednesday, Corey Anderson's maiden century and half centuries by tailenders Watling and Sodhi helped New Zealand surpass 400 and into a strong position to win the series after the first test was drawn at Chittagong.


Updated : 2021-03-08 00:24 GMT+08:00