If Day 1 belonged to New Zealand and Devon Conway, the second day on the ongoing first NZ vs BAN Test belonged to Bangladesh at the Bay Oval. First, the bowlers led by Mehidy Hasan picked the last five Kiwi wickets for just 70 runs restricting them to 328 all out. Mehidy and Shoriful Islam finished with three wickets each while Mominul Haque took two wickets. Then their batters replied solidly. Bangladesh lost opener Shadman Islam for 22 before Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Najmul Hossain Shanto hit half-centuries to give Bangladesh a strong platform for others to take the innings forward. Mahmudul Hasan was dropped on 20 and he capitalised on the missed chance to notch up his maiden Test fifty in his just second Test. He remained unbeaten on 70 till stumps. Shanto also registered his second Test fifty. He was out for 64. For New Zealand, their bowlers had a rare bad at the office and have to come back strongly on Day 3 to come back in the match. Get here highlights of NZ vs BAN first Test at Bay Oval.
11:05 AM IST: Stumps Day 2
Bangladesh finish day 2 at 175/2 with Mahmudul Hasan Joy unbeaten at 70. Bangladesh trail by 153 runs.
10:32 AM IST: BAN in control
Bangladesh are in complete control at the Bay Oval. Najmul Hossain Shanto (64) and Mahmudul Hasan Joy (60*) scored brilliant half-centuries to give the visitors an upper hand. Bangladesh 157/2 in reply to NZ's 328.
9:16 AM IST: 100 up for BAN
Bangladesh cross 100-run mark. Brilliant batting from Bangladesh batters Najmul Hossain Shanto (34*) and Mahmudul Hasan Joy (42*). The duo has played their shots to perfection, waited for the loose balls to score. A strong partnership here will hold the visitors in good stead eyeing a big score.
8:17 AM IST: Good start by BAN
In reply, Bangladesh have started strong. Despite the wicket of Shadman Islam, Bangladesh are 70/1 at Tea with Najmul Hossain Shanto (12*) and Mahmudul Hasan Joy (32*) fighting in the middle.
8:16 AM IST: BAN seize 1st session
The morning session completely belonged to Bangladesh. Starting the day at 258/5, New Zealand were all out for 328 in their first innings with Mehidy Hasan doing most of the damage by taking three wickets in the first session today.
Let Devon Conway take you out to the middle on Day 1 at Bay Oval including sharing a special moment with @RossLTaylor in the middle. Follow play LIVE with @sparknzsport. #NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/R8UuW3NX7O— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 1, 2022