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Only ourselves to blame: Tamim

You have to mix and match, duck, take singles. It keeps your mind fresh.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said they have only themselves to blame after folding on 234 despite making an excellent start in the first Test against New Zealand in Hamilton. The left-hander, who got out for a 128-ball 126, saw his teammates giving their wickets away cheaply on a surface which looked greenish but offered little assistance to the bowlers. "They bowled well in patches, but if you look at our dismissals you will see we didn't get out to any brilliant deliveries. We got out more or less to their plan or maybe we played wrong shots," Tamim said.

Reward for the hard work and game plan: Wagner

Throughout my career the bouncer has been a successful ploy for me

New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner said his five wickets were the just reward for the hard work he put in, especially bowling short deliveries and putting in a lot of effort into his overs, after getting Bangladesh bowled out cheaply on a decent wicket to bat on on the first day of the Hamilton Test. Wagner, known for giving it his all when playing for New Zealand, is regarded as one of the best exponents of short deliveries. Bangladesh came to know of his potency with the short stuff during their last tour to the country four years ago.

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