NZ 378-9 at lunch vs Bangladesh
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — B.J. Watling scored his fifth test half-century to help New Zealand recover from a poor start and reach 378-9 at lunch on the second day of the first test against Bangladesh on Thursday.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Watling was unbeaten on 58 with Trent Boult on 6 at the first interval. Watling’s total came off 108 balls and five boundaries in an extended first session under new rules of the game.
Bangladesh resumed on 280-5 and lost two early wickets before recovering.
Nightwatchman Bruce Martin (1) departed in the first over of the day and Abdur Razzak (3-123) claimed Corey Anderson (1) in the second over, leaving the visitors in trouble at 282-7. Nasir Hossain caught him at slip.
Watling was caught at cover off the bowling of Rubel Hossain, but it was a no-ball.
Doug Bracewell paired with Watling to add 57 runs in the eight wicket stand before being dismissed by Sohal Gazi.
Shakib trapped Ish Sodhi lbw plumb for 1.
On Wednesday, Kane Williamson scored 114 and Peter Fulton added 73 to give New Zealand a strong ground. After sluggish two sessions Bangladesh returned to game by taking three wickets and conceding only 36 runs in the final hour on the first day.