Tuesday 16 February 2010 

Guptill & McCullum Go Big To Put New Zealand On Top

Guptill & McCullum Go Big To Put New Zealand On Top
Guptill & McCullum Go Big To Put New Zealand On Top
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New Zealand 553-7 dec. (Guptill 189, McCullum 185) v
Bangladesh 87-1 (Tamim Iqbal 56no)
Only Test, Hamilton, day two

Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum both scored big centuries as they put on 339 for the sixth wicket to put New Zealand in control of the only Test against Bangladesh in Hamilton.

At stumps on day two, after New Zealand declared on 553 for seven, Bangladesh were 87 for one.

Guptill (189) and McCullum (185) had come together with New Zealand in some trouble on day one at 158 for five but the counter-attack was impressive, the pair putting on 100 exactly on day one and then adding a further 239 to establish a new national record for the sixth wicket and only falling 12 runs short of the overall record.

Guptill's maiden century took him 188 balls and he faced 310 deliveries in all, hitting 18 fours and a six while McCullum faced 272 balls, hitting 17 fours and three sixes before Rubel Hossain completed figures of five for 166 by having Guptill caught by Mushfiqur Rahim and McCullum bowled.

Daryl Tuffey was unbeaten on 31 and Jeetan Patel on 12 when New Zealand declared.

In reply, Tamim Iqbal smashed his way to an unbeaten 56 in 46 balls with nine fours as Bangladesh lost opener Imrul Kayes for 26 when he was caught by Ross Taylor off Daniel Vettori.

Junaid Siddique was unbeaten on three.

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