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NZ 212-4 at lunch, chasing 317 to beat Bangladesh

NZ 212-4 at lunch, chasing 317 to beat Bangladesh

Aaron Redmond and captain Daniel Vettori helped steer New Zealand to 212 for four at lunch on the fifth day Tuesday and needing another 105 runs to win the first test against Bangladesh.
Resuming on 145-2, the pair added 40 runs in the first session before Bangladesh spinner Shakib al Hasan dismissed Redmond for 79 balls. Redmond's 237-ball innings included 10 boundaries.
Ross Taylor (9) was next to go when he was caught by substitute fielder Mahmubul Alam off a Mashrafee bin Murtaza ball leaving New Zealand on 209-4.
Vettori was unbeaten on 36 with Brendon McCullum on 1 going into the break.
On Monday, Redmond hit a half century and shared a 90-run stand with Jesse Ryder to lead New Zealand's chase of a 317-run target set by Bangladesh, which was dismissed for 242 in its second innings.
Bangladesh hit 245 in its first innings, then dismissed New Zealand for 171.
Hasan's 7-36 during New Zealand's first innings was the best bowling figures for Bangladesh in a test innings, overhauling Enamul Haque's 7-95 against Zimbabwe in 2005 at Chittagong.
Bangladesh has never won a test against New Zealand, losing five of their six previous matches by an innings. New Zealand won the preceding limited-overs series 2-1.