Rain Curtails New Zealand Charge

Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson
Ross Taylor (left) and Kane Williamson run between the wickets during day two of the second Test in Dhaka
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Bangladesh 282 (Tamim Iqbal 95, Wagner 5-64) v
New Zealand 107-3 (Taylor 37no)
Second Test, Dhaka, day two
Scorecard | Day One

New Zealand enjoyed the better of a heavily curtailed second day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

After bowling their hosts out for 282 as Neil Wagner picked up a five-wicket haul, they were making solid progress at 107 for three when play was called off.

In all, just 53.4 overs were possible as for the second day in a row, play was abandoned with no action after the tea interval.

Prior to that, New Zealand dominated by allowing Bangladesh to add 54 runs to their overnight total with Wagner returning five for 64.

He removed Mushfiqur Rahim (18), Sohag Gazi (14) and Rubel Hossain (4) to complete a maiden five-wicket haul in Tests.

Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (3-59), Trent Boult (1-55) and Corey Anderson (1-14) were the other wicket-takers as Bangladesh's middle and lower-order batsmen failed to prosper having watched Tamim Iqbal, Marshall Ayub and Mominul Haque, who scored 95, 41 and 47 respectively, set a good platform on the opening day.

The first part of Wagner's haul were the wickets of Tamim and Ayub.

In reply, New Zealand made a cautious start before openers Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford fell to Shakib Al Hasan for 14 and 13 respectively.

Kane Williamson (28 not out) and Ross Taylor (37 not out) then took the score to 76 when Williamson was forced to retire hurt.

Brendon McCullum then made 11 in 17 balls but when he also fell to Shakib, who ended the day with three for 25, Williamson resumed with the score on 101 for three.

With Taylor, he managed to add six more runs to the total before the bad weather rolled in once again.

The opening Test in Chittagong was drawn.

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