Neil Wagner’s five-wicket pull drove New Zealand’s solid rebound after a blustery hundred from Tamim Iqbal as the hosts figured out how to confine Bangladesh on Day 1 of the principal Test in Hamilton on Thursday (February 28). Tamim struck a 128-ball 126, with 21 fours and one six, to give a sublime stage to the guests, who misused it by losing wickets at standard interims to be bowled out for 234. Jeet Raval then driven New Zealand’s answer with 50 years and was bolstered by Tom Latham in an unbeaten 86un remain as the hosts finished the day’s play trailing by 148.
It was shock for debutant Ebadat Hossain in his absolute first over as he found the outside edge of Tom Latham’s bat however Soumya Sarkar put down the catch at second slip. Ebadat and Abu Jayed were on the imprint the extent that their line and lengths were concerned, holding the New Zealand openers under wraps for the initial couple of overs. Be that as it may, as the innings advanced, they were blameworthy of straying on the cushions and were made to pay as Jeet Raval grabbed a couple of limits to enable New Zealand to off to a strong begin.
Raval additionally seemed agreeable against the medium pace of Sarkar and the turn of Mehidy Hasan, finding the fence routinely to keep the scoreboard progressing. Latham, who took as much time as necessary to settle down, chose to take on Mehidy for a few limits as the openers raised 50 years remain in the sixteenth over. A brief time later, Latham took full toll of a short ball from Mehidy to dispatch it over the mid-wicket limit for the initial six of the innings. Latham stayed unbeaten with Raval, who enlisted his eighth Test fifty, as they expanded Bangladesh’s sit tight for their first wicket.
Prior, Kane Williamson’s choice to bowl first on a greenish Seddon Park track, didn’t convert into early wickets with the pacemen not discovering much assistance from the pitch. Tamim scored upwards of six fours in the initial ten overs, playing on the up on a couple of events with least development off the contribute and the air. Tim Southee, with his outside-off lines, was seeking after an outside edge yet there weren’t any as Tamim figured out how to put them away effectively through the spread area. Shadman Islam gave strong help from the opposite end before he played down the wrong line to a full conveyance from Trent Boult to be bowled for 24. There was no halting Tamim, however, as he struck three fours on the jog off Boult to enlist a 37-ball fifty, with Bangladesh overseeing 80 in the principal hour.
Colin de Grandhomme made an open door when he got the opener ahead of schedule into a drive, just to put down a straightforward catch off his very own bowling. With New Zealand persevering with their outside-off lines, Tamim kept on making cheerful with his spread drives as he controlled Bangladesh past 100 in the twentieth over. Mominul for the most part played second fiddle in the second-wicket stand worth 64 preceding Wagner’s short-ball strategies paid profits as he got the No. 3 to glove one to the attendant just before the mid-day break to lay the stage for New Zealand’s fightback.
Tamim’s relationship with the off-side limit stretched out into the second session, with Southee again feeling the brunt of his assault. The left-hander likewise taken care of Wagner’s short-ball ploy well, raising his ninth Test ton with a definitive draw. Be that as it may, Mohammad Mithun wasn’t in the same class as Tamim with his execution, getting a finish edge off an endeavored destroy to allow Wagner his second wicket. Southee likewise tasted some achievement, as Sarkar’s easygoing endeavor to leave a ball from the right-arm pacer wound up in the batsman getting a glove through to the ‘guardian.
New Zealand kept on making entry points, with Tamim’s stay arriving at an end halfway into the second session, when he guided a de Grandhomme conveyance straight to Williamson at gorge. Mahmudullah and Liton Das figured out how to keep the bowlers under control for some time before Wagner represented the Bangladesh captain and Mehidy with short balls in front of the tea interim. Southee added two additional wickets to his count in the last session while Wagner grabbed the last wicket, expelling Liton Das with one more short conveyance to complete with a five-wicket pull.
Brief scores: Bangladesh 234 (Tamim Iqbal 126, Neil Wagner 5-47, Tim Southee 3-76) lead New Zealand 86/0 (Jeet Raval 51*, Tom Latham 35*) by 148 runs.