Thursday 24 October 2013 

Bangladesh Lead Going Into Final Day

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal made a vital half-century to help put Bangladesh into an overall lead on day four
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Bangladesh 282 & 269-3 (Mominul Haque 126no) v
New Zealand 437 (Anderson 116)
Second Test, Dhaka, day four

On the back of a second Mominul Haque century in as many matches, Bangladesh will take a 114-run lead over New Zealand into the final day of the second and final Test in Dhaka.

They enjoyed a good day all round as they took the last two New Zealand wickets for the addition of 18 runs before closing on 269 for three in their second innings.

Mominul, who scored 181 in the first Test, which was drawn, in Chittagong, was unbeaten on 126 having shared a 157-run partnership with Tamim Iqbal (70) for the third wicket.

Bangladesh posted 282 in their first innings, to which New Zealand replied with 437 as Corey Anderson registered his maiden century.

However, they were unable to make much progress in the morning session as Ish Sodhi (58) was run out by Mominul and Trent Boult was trapped in front by Abdur Razzak for four, leaving BJ Watling unbeaten on 70 in 179 balls.

Shakib Al Hasan finished with five for 103, Razzak two for 96 while Al-Amin Hossain and Nasir Hossain took a wicket apiece.

Bangladesh then made a blazing start to their second innings but rather than Tamim providing the belligerence, it was Anamul Haque, who cracked four fours in making 22 in 26 balls before being caught by Peter Fulton off Neil Wagner.

Wagner claimed his seventh wicket of the match soon after when Marshall Ayub (9) was caught by Ross Taylor to leave Bangladesh 55 for two and still well behind.

Tamim and Mominul then batted together for 56 overs to nudge Bangladesh into an overall lead, Tamim making 70 in 218 balls.

Their partnership was finally broken when Kane Williamson had Tamim caught by Taylor but not before Mominul advanced to his century in 169 balls.

He then added an unbroken 57-run stand for the fourth wicket with Shakib Al Hasan, who moved swiftly to 32 in 53 balls with five fours while stumps were drawn with Mominul not out on 126 in 225 balls including 16 fours.

© Cricket World 2013

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9th-13th October: 1st Test, Chittagong
NZL 469 & 287-7 d. drew with BAN 501 & 173-3
21st-25th October: 2nd Test, Dhaka
BAN 282 & 269-3 drew with NZL 437
29th October: 1st ODI, Dhaka
BAN 265 beat NZL 162 by 43 runs (D/L)
31st October: 2nd ODI, Dhaka
BAN 247 beat NZL 207 by 40 runs
3rd November: 3rd ODI, Fatullah
BAN 309-6 beat NZL 307-5 by 4 wickets
6th November: T20I, Sylhet
NZL 204-5 beat BAN 189-9 by 15 runs