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Anderson Century As New Zealand Build Lead

Corey Anderson
Corey Anderson celebrates his maiden Test century on day two in Dhaka
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BJ Watling
BJ Watling, one of four New Zealanders to hit a half-century, hits out
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Bangladesh 282 (Tamim Iqbal 95, Wagner 5-64) v
New Zealand 419-8 (Anderson 112)
Second Test, Dhaka, day three

Corey Anderson scored his maiden Test century to help New Zealand close day three of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka with a lead of 137 runs.

Anderson struck 116 in 173 balls and four other batsmen made half-centuries as New Zealand reached stumps on 419 for eight in reply to Bangladesh's 282.

Kane Williamson (62) and Ross Taylor (53) added runs early on before Anderson reached three figures and New Zealand continued to frustrate Bangladesh through BJ Watling and Ish Sodhi, unbeaten on 59 and 55 respectively.

Shakib Al Hasan returned figures of five for 97 to end the day as comfortably the pick of the home bowlers as New Zealand dominated.

They resumed on 107 for three but added just 20 runs before Taylor, playing his 50th Test, was caught by Nasir Hossain off Shakib.

Wiliamson and Anderson then added 140 for the fifth wicket, the former facing 151 balls before he was caught by Tamim Iqbal off Abdur Razzak.

Anderson then reached his century in 139 balls and having his 13 fours and two sixes he became Al-Amin Hossain's maiden Test wicket when he was caught by Sohag Gazi.

And although Shakib and Nasir struck again to remove Doug Bracewell for 17 and Neil Wagner for eight respectively, the Black Caps were able to bat on and extend their lead even further.

Watling played patiently, making his way to 59 in 165 balls as Sodhi played more aggressively, making 55 in 67 with seven fours during an unbroken 84-run partnership for the ninth wicket.

Tamim Iqbal's 95 had set Bangladesh up nicely on the opening day but Neil Wagner's five for 64 pegged them back on day two.

The opening Test in Chittagong was drawn.

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