Bangladesh is having a tumultuous start to their first innings in the Dhaka Test against New Zealand on Wednesday.
Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Bangladesh encountered early setbacks, losing four wickets with just 47 runs on the board.The first to depart was Zakir Hasan, who succumbed to a loose shot, sending the ball skyward. Kane Williamson made a routine catch at mid-on. The tormentor in chief was Mitchel Santner, drafted into the team as a replacement for Ish Sodhi.
In the subsequent over, opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy fell victim to Ajaz Patel. Ajaz continued his dominance by claiming the wicket of Mominul Haque in the very next over.
Within a mere 47 runs, Bangladesh saw four wickets tumble, all at the hands of the spinners.
Having secured a 150-run victory in the first Test of the series, Bangladesh entered this match with aspirations of clinching the series—potentially marking their inaugural Test series triumph over New Zealand.
Bangladesh fielded an unchanged playing XI, while New Zealand made a change opting for Mitchel Santer in the place of Ish Sodhi.
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