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New Zealand declares at 262-6 against Bangladesh

New Zealand declares at 262-6 against Bangladesh

New Zealand declared on 262 for six after tea Tuesday in the rain-restricted second test against Bangladesh with Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum sharing a 137-run fourth wicket stand.
After waiting three days to start the match, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field on the fourth scheduled day at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
New Zealand was in trouble by the fourth over at 10-2. Mashrafe bin Murtaza struck first when he trapped Aaron Redmond leg before wicker for 2 on the fifth ball of the third over. Mahbubul Alam bowled Jamie How (8) on the first ball of the next over.
Shahadat Hossain then removed Ross Taylor (19) and NZ reached lunch at 55-3.
Ryder was approaching his first test hundred before Abdur Razzak had him caught by Mehrab Hossain for 91 with New Zealand 186-4.
After the tea break, McCullum (66) was dismissed when Ashraful took a catch at midwicket off Shakib al Hasan. Ashraful then bowled out rival captain Daniel Vettori for 22.
Daniel Flynn (35) and Grant Elliott (8) were unbeaten when New Zealand declared its first innings after 75 overs.
The first three days were washed out but there was no sign of rain on day four, allowing for a start with only two scheduled days remaining and with New Zealand leading the two-match series 1-0.
Bangladesh selected Alam to replace Nayeem Islam while New Zealand drafted in South Africa-born Grant Elliot to replace all-rounder Jacob Oram, who was ruled out because of back problems.


Updated : 2021-06-25 00:27 GMT+08:00