Monday 21 October 2013 

Tamim Shines Before New Zealand Hit Back

Neil Wagner and Tamim Iqbal
Neil Wagner (left) celebrates the dismissal of Tamim Iqbal, who fell for 95 on day one
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Bangladesh 228-5 (Tamim Iqbal 95) v New Zealand
Second Test, Dhaka, day one

Tamim Iqbal hit a stroke-filled 95 on the opening day of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand before rain prevented any play after tea.

The left-handed opener hit 95 in 153 balls with 17 fours but his team-mates struggled to follow his lead and closed on 228 for five.

Bangladesh lost Shakib Al Hasan immediately before tea was taken and that proved to be the final action of the day as the rain set in.

Following their strong showing in the drawn opening Test, Bangladesh named just one change with Al-Amin Hossain making his debut in place of Robiul Islam while New Zealand replaced left-arm spinner Bruce Martin with left-arm pacer Neil Wagner.

The home side won the toss and chose to bat and with Tamim in good form, they made a fast start before Anamul Haque (7) was caught by Kane Williamson off Trent Boult.

Tamim and Marshall Ayub (41) then added 67 for the second wicket but Wagner struck to bowl Ayub in the 23rd over.

Mominul Haque then joined Tamim and made a fluent 47 in 59 balls including eight fours before he was caught by BJ Watling off Corey Anderson .

Then, with Tamim on the brink of ffith Test century, he fell to Wagner as Williamson took another catch and New Zealand's fightback was on.

Three overs later, Ish Sodhi had Shakib Al Hasan trapped in front for 20 and New Zealand would have been the more disappointed of the two teams to not get back on the field.

Mushfiqur Rahim was left unbeaten on 14 in 12 balls.

Wagner finished the day with figures of two for 42, Boult one for 50, Sodhi one for 38 and Anderson one for 14.

© Cricket World 2013

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