Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd Test: Bangladesh trailing 199 to save innings defeat

Tourist Bangladesh team has faced New Zealand team in their second and last Test match at Basin Reserve, Wellington. New Zealand tail ender skipper Daniel Vettori has helped New Zealand team to make a lead score of 393 and set 250 runs lead for Bangladesh team with his aggressive score of 94.

New Zealand team is now leading the series by 1-0 and hoping to get win in the second Test.

Bangladesh team finished their second day at 51 for five with Habibul Bashar was not out 21 along with Shakib Al Hasan was on 4 at stumps. Bangladesh team needs more 199 runs to save their innings defeat at five wickets. On the other hand, New Zealand team needs more five wickets to wrap up the win.

It was one of many dropped catches by Bangladesh which allowed New Zealand to make a hard chasing score. The tourists dropped as many as four catches in the morning.

The wickets of Stephen Fleming and Brandon McCullum were the only ones to fall in the second session. Adding more three runs after lunch, Stephen Fleming got out for 87 runs. The third highest contributor to the New Zealand score were the extra at 51 as Bangladesh endured a horror day in the field. Four of the five batsmen dismissed were caught at slip while Junaid Siddique gloved a pull to wicketkeeper McCullum.

Bangladeshi bowlers were costly. Shahadat Hossain was the most successive bowler in his side. He got three for 83. Others (Mashrafe Mortaza, Aftab Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan) have got two wickets each.

Bangladeshi former captain Habibul Bashar still is in stumps with all rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Habibul Bashar scored 21 runs off facing 49 balls including 3 boundaries. Kyle Mills break throw the opening pair taking the wicket of Junaid Siddique. He finished the day after claiming two for 15. Others got one wicket each.

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