Bangladesh scored 310 by losing nine wickets against New Zealand at the stump of the first Test of the two-match series at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Tigers had dominated the session until the two late blows as Mahmudul and Mominul put on 88 runs for the fourth wicket.Opting to bat first, Bangladesh openers Zakir Hasan and Mahmudul Hasan Joy displayed commendable resilience against New Zealand pacers Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson in the initial overs.
Despite the initial challenge posed by the seamers, they were unable to secure the breakthrough. Subsequently, captain Southee entrusted the ball to left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, who made an impact in his fourth over by breaking the opening partnership at 39 runs.
Opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy top-scored with 86 runs while a number of batters got into 20s and 30s but could not kick on from there.
On a pitch that assisted some turn for the spinners, Phillips was the most successful, giving away 53 runs in 16 overs while the two specialist spinners -- Azaz Patel and Ish Sodhi -- shared three wickets,
Taijul Islam (8) and Shoriful Islam (13) were at the crease at stumps as poor light ended the day's play after 85 overs.
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