New Zealand have always been dominant against Bangladesh at home. In the first Test starting on Happy New Year's Day 2022 on Saturday, the ICC World Test champions are in the driver's seat as they finished Day 1 at 258/5 with Devon Conway leading the charge with a beautiful century. The hosts didn't had the start as expected losing Tom Latham for just 1 in the fourth over. Will Young (52) and Conway then joined hands for a 138-run stand for the second wicket. However, Bangladesh, who looked toothless in the first two sessions, pegged back with three wickets in the final session to end the day with some positives. Bangladesh are missing three key and experienced players - Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah. Both New Zealand and Bangladesh have suffered defeats in their previous Test series. Get highlights of NZ vs BAN first Test here.
11:08 AM IST: Day 1 Stumps
New Zealand end their day at 258/5. Centurion Devon Conway was dismissed for 122.
New Zealand cross the 200-run mark. Devon Conway (120) and Henry Nicholls (15) are currently at the crease. Ross Taylor was dismissed by Shoriful Islam on 31. New Zealand 224/3.
9:20 AM IST: Conway 100
100 for Devon Conway on New Year's Day. What a start to 2022 for Conway. He pulls Taskin Ahmed for a single to complete his second Test ton. New Zealand 184/2
8:27 AM IST: Tea Break
New Zealand enjoy another solid session. The only success for Bangladesh post-lunch was Will Young's run out. New Zealand 147/2 at Tea.
8:00 AM IST: NZ on driver's seat
New Zealand are in a strong position after an early setback. Fifties from Will Young (52) and Devon Conway (84 batting) have taken New Zealand to 143/2. New Zealand were reduced to 1/1 when captain Tom Latham was dismissed in the fourth over.
While New Zealand lost to India in Mumbai after narrowly saving the first Test in Kanpur, Bangladesh were blanked 2-0 by Pakistan at home. New Zealand will miss injured captain Kane Williamson but will have the advantage of having all their prime fast bowlers, who will enjoy the greenish track at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Trent Boult, who skipped the series in India, will be back. He is eight wickets shy of 300 Test wickets. Mominul Haque will lead an inexperienced Bangladesh team. Former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who is 144 runs away from becoming the first Bangladesh batsman to score 5,000 Test runs, will have to play a massive role if BAN hope to prevent another humiliation Down Under.