Cricket: NZ's good morning ends badly

By David Leggat

New Zealand's Neil Wagner celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal with teammate Ross Taylor. Photo / AP
New Zealand's Neil Wagner celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal with teammate Ross Taylor. Photo / AP

A good morning ended badly for New Zealand when the second test against Bangladesh resumed at Dhaka.

Having got rid of the last five Bangladeshi wickets for just 54 in 20 overs, New Zealand lost both openers Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton in the last five minutes before lunch, to sit uncomfortably at 32 for two in reply to Bangladesh's first innings 282.

Both were soft dismissals. Rutherford turned a ball from left arm spinner Shakib al-Hasan to short leg on 13. Then Fulton, in al-Hasan's second over, shouldered arms to a ball he expected to turn away. Instead it came on and struck his pad to have him lbw.

Earlier left armer Neil Wagner took his first five-wicket bag in tests, ending with an impressive five for 64, while young leg spinner Ish Sodhi took three for 59 in an encouraging display.

Bangladesh had begun the day on 228 for five, but the bowlers didn't let them get settled.

Wagner got good reward for some hostile, aggressive bowling while Sodhi found turn in the Shere Bangla strip, which hints strongly at becoming more helpful to the spinners as the test progresses.

- NZ Herald

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