New Zealand had to face defeat in the first test match at the hands of Bangladesh and hence the second test match is very important for them.
Tom Latham and Devon Conway became Bangladesh’s trouble. (Pic Credit Blackcaps Twitter)
New Zealand cricket team (New Zealand Cricket Team) Bangladesh have put Bangladesh under pressure by performing brilliantly in the second and last Test match being played in Christchurch. On the first day of the match, New Zealand ended Sunday in a very strong position. The hosts have scored 349 runs for the loss of one wicket till the declaration of stumps on the first day. So far three batsmen have batted for him and all three have scored more than 50. Tom Latham is captaining the team in this match till the end of the day’s play. (Tom Latham) Unbeaten on 186 while Devon Conway (Devon Conway) Playing after scoring 99 runs.
Bangladesh, who won the first Test match, decided to bowl first after winning the toss in this match, but their maneuver backfired. Captain Mominul Haque made use of all his five bowlers but only one breakthrough came from his side. Latham, along with his opening partner Will Young, dashed the hopes of Bangladesh bowlers to get early wickets. Together, these two shared a partnership of 148 runs for the first wicket. This is New Zealand’s first century partnership for the first wicket in the first innings of a Test since 2012.
Shoriful Islam brought success
Somehow Bangladesh was successful in breaking this partnership. Shoriful Islam gave him this success. He dismissed Will Young. Young played an innings of 54 runs. To score so many runs, he faced 114 balls and hit five fours. Young went to drive and the ball took the outer edge of the bat and went into the hands of Mohammad Naeem, standing on point. Young also got a lifeline. After his departure, Conway supported his captain. Both did not let Bangladesh get any success again. There has been a partnership of 201 runs between these two so far. While Latham is on his way to his double century, Conway is one step away from his century.
Latham has faced 278 balls in his innings so far and has hit 28 fours. This is Latham’s first century as captain. At the same time, this is the 12th century of his Test career. At the same time, Conway played 148 balls and scored a century with 10 fours.
Latham made record
In this match, Latham, who was captaining New Zealand, completed a century in 133 balls. This is the fastest century of his Test career. Along with this, he has made another record in his name. He has become the opening batsman to score the most centuries in Tests for New Zealand. In this case, he has equaled the Kiwi record of 12 Test centuries set by John Wright. Latham equaled the record in the 110th innings of the 63rd Test of his career. Earlier, he had scored 4234 runs in 109 innings, in which his unbeaten 264 was his best.
Let us tell you that this match is very important for New Zealand because Bangladesh had defeated it in the first Test match. The Kiwi team should win this match in any case, otherwise they will have to face a series defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in their home.
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