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04:50 AM, March 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:28 PM, March 11, 2019

Bangladesh vs New Zealand: 2nd Test, Day 4, Wellington

Tigers reach 80/3 at stumps, Kiwis on top

End of proceedings on Day 4. Bangladesh are in clear trouble, still trailing New Zealand's first innings total by 143 runs in their second innings having lost three wickets after the Kiwis declared their innings at 432 for six. Ross Taylor was the star with the bat with an agressive double hundred that helped the Kiwis pile up the runs in the morning session. Henry Nicholls was in fine form, hitting a ton as he along with Taylor put up a 216-run partnership. With the ball, Trent Boult was on fire early on, removing Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque with two excellent deliveries. Shadman looked promising before he fell prey to Matt Henry. Mohammad Mithun looked uncomfortable against the short stuff but preserved his wicket till the end of the day along with Soumya Sarkar who was unbeaten on 12.

With one more day to go, New Zealand are on top and will be looking to clinch a series win by bagging the remaining seven wickets after making promising early inroads with the ball today. Bangladesh have a difficult challenge lying in wait for them on a fifth day wicket with Kiwi pacers sniffing victory.


Stumps: 22.6 - Ban 80/3; Soumya 12 (26b), Mithun25 (47b): Soumya negotiates the last delivery of the day from Trent Boult as Bangladesh reach stumps on the fourth day three down.

14.2 - Ban 55/3, Shadman 28 (44), Mithun 12* (21): Matt Henry bowls a short one and Shadman Islam, who was looking promising fails to connect well and gets a top-edge which goes through to the wicket-keeper. Bangladesh lose another wicket. Shadman Islam c †Watling b Henry 29 (44b 4x4 0x6) SR: 65.90

12.5 - Ban 50/2, Shadman 28* (39), Mithun 8* (17): Mithun flicks one off his pads and runs two. Bangladesh reach 50 for 2.

6.3 - Ban 20/2, Mominul 10 (19), Shadman 6* (18): Trent Boult has picked up his second wicket of the innings with another wonderful delivery. Squares up Mominul with a length delivery that moved away late. The extra bounce helps to carry it to Southee at third slip. Mominul Haque c Southee b Boult 10 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.63

0.2 - Ban 4/1, Tamim 4(2), Shadman 0*: Bangladesh lose their first wicket in just the second delivery of their second innings. The dependable Tamim falls for four. Trent Boult's delivery darts in after pitching and clips the off stump going through Tamim's defence. Tamim Iqbal b Boult 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00


New Zealand have declared their innings on the fourth day after amassing 432 runs for six wickets with Ross Taylor hitting a double ton and Henry Nicholls striking a ton. The lead stretched to 221 runs due to those two innings and the Kiwis declared after Abu Jayed got his third wicket of the innings to remove BJ Watling. It has been another hard day's work for the bowlers after two dropped chances cost them dearly early on the innings with Taylor the benefactor who went on to strike his third career double ton in Tests. 


84.5- NZ 432/6d; Soumya Sarkar at fly slip takes the catch as Jayed gets a thick edge off Watling. New Zealand have declared the innings after the wicket.

83.1 - NZ 421/5; Taylor 200 (212), Grandhomme  20 (14) - Wicket! Taylor tries to slog Mustafizur but manages to top-edge it. Liton Das takes the catch behind the stumps as Taylor's fantastic knock comes to an end. Taylor c †Liton Das b Mustafizur Rahman 200 (212b 19x4 4x6) SR: 94.33 

82.3 - NZ 411/4 - Taylor brings up his double hundred with a pull shot towards square-leg boundary. It is his third Test double hundred. Kiwi lead now exactly 200.

80.5 - NZ 401/4: Kiwis cross 400-run mark as as Grandhomme dabs Jayed for four through third man.

79.4 - NZ 396/4; Nicholls 107 (129), Taylor 195* (205) - Wicket! Nicholls gets away from his stumps to free his arm and cut. Taijul hits as he misses. Nicholls leaves after a ton.

77.6 - NZ 388/3; Nicholls 102 (122b), Taylor192 (202b) - Nicholls sweeps one off Taijul for four to reach his ton.

77.1 - NZ 380/3 - Taylor cuts it past point and the batsmen run three to bring up the 200 for the fourth-wicket.


Tea: 75.6 - NZ 372/3, Taylor 185 (196), Nicholls 93 (116): It is tea on day four. New Zealand are in a very strong position with both Taylor and Nicholls reaching for personal landmarks as tea is called. The lead is now past the 150-run mark and the Kiwis will be looking to declare before stumps today in order to have a go at Bangladesh top-order with one more day remaining after today.

72.1 - NZ 362/3; Taylor 177 (178), Nicholls 91 (111): Nicholls picks up a single to take New Zealand's lead past 150 mark.

65.3 - NZ 316/3: Taylor 151 (157), Nicholls 76 (92): Taylor hits it towards wide of long on to run two and bring up his 150.

65.1 - NZ 313/3: New Zealand lead past 100 now.

62.6 - NZ 300/3; Taylor 147 (151) Nicholls 64 (83): Taylor gets a single off Mominul Haque to bring up 300 for New Zealand. 

56.5 - NZ 270/3; Taylor 133 (132), Nicholls 50 (64): Nicholls brings up his fifty with three boundaries on the trot of Mustafizur Rahman.

55.2 - NZ 250/3, Taylor 127 (128), Nicholls 37 (59): Nicholls works it to backward square-leg to bring up New Zealand's 250.

51.4 - NZ 231/3; Taylor 120 (121), Nicholls 24 (44): Nicholls times one through mid-on to bring up the fifty partnership between him and Taylor. The Kiwis continue to take the game away from Bangladesh.

47.3 - NZ 214/3; Taylor 112 (113), Nicholls 16 (27): Nicholls slashes at one very hard and ball flies past lone man at slip. New Zealand go past Bangladesh's 211 to secure lead. 

45.3 - NZ 203/3; Taylor 107 (108b), Nicholls 10 (20b): Taylor slashes one to third-man boundary to bring up New Zealand's 200.

LUNCH: Bangladesh began bowling brilliantly today, but two dropped catches cost them the desperately-sought early breakthrough as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor put together a fantastic 172-run partnership, both completing half-centuries on the way. Williamson, who appeared to have hurt his shoulder, did eventually depart after a 105-ball 74 as he returned a catch straight to Taijul Islam. However, that was the only wicket to fall and Ross Taylor completed a very agressive hundred off just 97 balls as the hosts break for lunch at 198 for three on day four of the second Test match against Bangladesh at Wellington. 



Lunch: 44.6 NZ 198/3; Taylor 103 (107b), Nicholls 9 (18b): It is lunch on Day four of the second Test. New Zealand trail Bangladesh by 13 runs in their first innings. 

41.2 - NZ 188/3; Taylor 102 ( 97), Nicholls 0 (0): Ross Taylor brings up his 18th Test ton with a six off Taijul Islam. Dropped on 20, he has made the most of the opportunities as New Zealand reached 189 for three after 42 overs.

39.3 - NZ 180/3; Williamson 74 (105), Taylor 94 (92): Wicket! Williamson looks to play this through the onside but gets a leading edge which the bowler takes. Taijul Islam has given Bangladesh the first breakthrough of the day. KS Williamson c & b Taijul Islam 74 (162m 105b 11x4 1x6) SR: 70.47. The captain started the off by hitting Taijul for six, but he simply played the ball back to Taijul for an easy catch just two balls later. Maybe it had something to do with the discomfort in his shoulder, but it's nothing that should stop the hosts from taking a first-innings lead. He departs for a 105-ball 74. Taylor at the other end is inching towards a ton. 

36.1 - NZ 158/2; Taylor 81 (82), Williamson 66 (95): Taylor hits Soumya for a big six to continue his agressive march towards a hundred while also bringing up 150 for his partnership with Williamson.

35.1 - NZ 150/2; Williamson 64 (90), Taylor 75 (81): Kane Williamson gets one over first slip to take the hosts to 150.

Williamson, Taylor 50s take Kiwis past 100

Kiwis made the mosts of dropped chances as half centuries from captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor saw the hosts past the 100-run mark on the fourth day of the second Test against Bangladesh at Wellington. 

Abu Jayed, who bagged two wickets was able to create opportunities early on in the day, but Taylor was dropped twice in the same over. The batsman took his chances and put on some quick runs with skipper Kane Williamson battling through a shoulder injury at the other end. New Zealand are 146 for 2 after 35 overs.


28.1 - NZ 113/2; Williamson 52 (68), Taylor 50 (61) : Taylor gets a single to bring up his 50.

27.5 - NZ 111/2; Williamson 52 (67), Taylor 49 ( 60) : Williamson hits four off Fizz to bring up his fifty.

26.6 - NZ 107/2; Williamson 48 (65), Taylor 48 (57): Williamson gets back-to-back boundaries as New Zealand cross 100-mark.

14.3 -NZ 44/2; Taylor 20 (22b), Williamson 14 (24b): It's another drop, this time by Shadman Islam at second slip. It was a tougher chance as it fell in front of him but maybe he should have gotten there.

14.1 - NZ 44/2; Taylor 20 (20b), Williamson 14 (24b): Jayed induces the drive out of Taylor with a full-length outswinger and the batsman plays it in the air. Mahmudullah Riyad at extra-cover and he fails to hold on. Dropped


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