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Southee, Boult dismiss Bangladesh for 289 on day one

Tim Southee (left) and Trent Boult (right) picked nine wickets between them
Tim Southee (left) and Trent Boult (right) picked nine wickets between them

Bangladesh 289 (Sarkar 86) v New Zealand
Second Test, Christchurch, day one

Pacers Tim Southee and Trent Boult shared nine wickets between them as New Zealand dismissed Bangladesh for 289 runs in their first innings at stumps on day one of the second Test in Christchurch.

New Zealand won the toss and opted to field first under overcast conditions. Tamim Iqbal (5) captained for the visitors in the absence of Mushfiqur Rahim but he failed to create any impression with the bat as he was caught behind in the fourth over to give Southee (5-94) his first wicket.

Mahmudullah (19) started the innings positively with a couple of boundaries but edged one to the keeper in the 11th over bowled by Boult (4-87).

Soumya Sarkar (86) and Shakib Al Hasan (59) counter-attacked the New Zealand bowlers and scored 15 boundaries between them in the first session.

Sarkar had a reprieve when he was put down by Ross Taylor in first slip in the 24th over bowled by Colin de Grandhomme (0-58). Bangladesh went into lunch at 128 for two after Sarkar completed a fifty.

The pair brought the 100-run stand in the 30th over and four overs later Shakib brought his own fifty with a boundary. Just when Bangladesh looked in firm control at 165 for two, New Zealand made a strong comeback by picking three wickets for just 14 runs.

It was Boult who struck twice to remove Sarkar and Sabbir Rahman (7) while his new ball partner Southee had Shakib caught behind.

Nurul Hasan (47) had a reprieve when he was dropped in the slips in the 40th over and Bangladesh went into tea at 225 for five with debutant Nazmul Hossain Shanto (18) giving him company.

Just after the duo brought their 50-run stand in the final session, Southee had Shanto caught in the slips to get his third wicket. New Zealand continued to be sloppy on the field as Taylor dropped a catch for the second time in the day to give Nurul anotherlife.

However, Bangladesh added just 42 runs after that as Southee completed yet another five-wicket haul and Boult supported him with four wickets to dismiss the visitors for 289 in 84.3 overs.

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