Saturday 12 January 2008 

Familiar Story As New Zealand Assume Control

Bangladesh 143 (Martin 5-65, O'Brien 3-34) v
New Zealand 134-3 in Wellington

New Zealand lead the series 1-0

Bangladesh showed no sign of learning from their mistakes as they collapsed to 143 all out on day one of the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington, with New Zealand all but surpassing that total by stumps.

They made a steady start with openers Tamim Iqbal (15) and Junaid Siddique (13), who did impress in Dunedin, adding 17 in seven overs before the floodgates opened.

Chris Martin took five for 65 as Habibul Bashar (one), Shahriar Nafees (six), Mushfiqur Rahim (eight) and Shakib Al Hasan (one) all fell for single figure scores.

Only Mohammad Ashraful (35) showed any resistance along with Aftab Ahmed, who put behind him his pair in the first match to remain unbeaten on 25.

Last man Mashrafe Mortaza was the only other batsman to make a double figure score, smashing an unbeaten 14 with two sixes as he added 21 with Aftab for the tenth wicket.

To their credit, the Tigers hit back with the early wickets of Matthew Bell, caught by Rahim off of Sajedul Islam for one and Peter Fulton, trapped in front by Mortaza for 22. From 35 for two, Craig Cumming hit 42 to steady their innings before he was out lbw to Shakib, who was brought into the side in place of Enamul Haque junior.

There was no further success for Bangladesh, with Stephen Fleming, on 39, and Mathew Sinclair, on nine, taking their side to the close.

New Zealand won the opening match in Dunedin by nine wickets, Dan Vettori won the toss here and chose to field.

� Cricket World 2008

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