Sarkar-Mahmudullah’s heroics futile as NZ take 1-0 lead

Sarkar-Mahmudullah's heroics futile

Sarkar-Mahmudullah's heroics futile

After all the diligent work by Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah against New Zealand’s short-ball ploy, the hosts hit back with the second new ball to verify an innings triumph on Day 4 of the primary Test in Hamilton on Sunday (March 3). Sarkar and Mahmudullah guaranteed a wicket-less first session and included 235 for the fifth wicket. Be that as it may, Boult utilized the new cherry to great impact post lunch, grabbing a five-wicket pull to bowl New Zealand to a success by and innings and 52 runs.

The positive batting from Bangladesh, which was the component of the principal session, was in plain view again post lunch as Mahmudullah favored Colin de Grandhomme, managing in limits to expand the organization past 200. Be that as it may, there was another trying period for the fifth wicket pair when New Zealand picked the second new ball when it was accessible. Boult, who was moving the ball both ways, went past the edge of Sarkar’s bat on a couple of events. Sarkar was additionally tried by full conveyances from Southee. In any case, the batsman likewise overseen limits through the spread district, returning the battle to the New Zealand bowlers.

In any case, Sarkar’s battle against the second new ball finished when he was bowled by Boult subsequent to missing a flick, finishing what was Bangladesh third-best fifth wicket stand. Mahmudullah, in the mean time, proceeded with unperturbed as he took on Southee’s full and short conveyances for two progressive fours to enroll his fifth Test ton. Be that as it may, Bangladesh endured another misfortune as Liton Das pursued a Boult conveyance outside off and in spite of the fact that he hoped to abandon it at last, he wound up cleaving it on to the stumps. With Mehidy Hasan flopping in his endeavor to take on a short conveyance from Wagner, Mahmudullah was left to bat with the tail.

Mahmudullah wasn’t through with his battle as he struck two sixes and a four of every an over off Wagner before scoring two consecutive fours off Boult. Abu Jayed was doing his best to make due at the opposite end, with his captain giving steady support. Yet, he was out in the wake of confronting 19 conveyances, bowled by a straight one from Boult who packed away his fifth wicket with the expulsion. Mahmudullah figured out how to constrain the amusement into the last session of Day 4, having raised his vocation best score in Tests. Notwithstanding, he fell right off the bat in the post-tea session, getting out to Southee who additionally represented Ebadat Hossain to end the innings with a three-wicket pull.

Prior, the short-ball torrent, which tried Sarkar and Mahmudullah late on Day 3, proceeded into the fourth morning as Wagner and Boult came hard at the Bangladesh fifth wicket pair. In any case, Sarkar didn’t dither to take them on, pulling Boult for several sixes. At the opposite end, Mahmudullah was hanging back and sitting tight for the short balls which he dealt with well. In spite of the fact that he was bouncing, dodging, weaving and pulling, with his system looking ungraceful, the Bangladesh commander was powerful in keeping New Zealand from getting any wicket.

Having seen off a 12-over spell pair for Boult and Wagner, Sarkar and Mahmudullah batted unhesitatingly against the legspin of Todd Astle, scoring a few sixes. Southee likewise went for a couple as Sarkar achieved three-figures without precedent for Test cricket, arriving off 94 conveyances to make it the joint quickest hundred for Bangladesh. Mahmudullah went past fifty, adding to the dissatisfaction of the New Zealand bowlers as Bangladesh oversaw 136 keeps running in the session in 29 overs.

Brief scores: Bangladesh 234 (Tamim Iqbal 126; Neil Wagner 5-47) and 429 (Soumya Sarkar 149, Mahmudullah 146; Trent Boult 5-123) lost to New Zealand 715/6 decl. (Kane Williamson 200*, Tom Latham 161, Jeet Raval 132; Soumya Sarkar 2-68) by an innings and 52 runs.

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