Bangladesh in New Zealand, 3 Test Series, 2019
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Date: 28 February-04 March, 2019
RR: 4.16 | New Zealand beat Bangladesh by an innings and 52 runs
Is that the end of the Bangladesh innings? Hossain has been given out caught behind. He reviews though.
Ebadot Hossain is next batsman in.
Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.
We are back for what could be the final session of the game. Mahmudullah will face Trent Boult.
... Day 4, Session 3 ...
Now then, Bangladesh trail by another 57 but they have only two wickets in hand. Their skipper is going for it but it is probably too much to ask for. It though will be a huge achievement if they manage to avoid an innings defeat. Will they be able to do so or will New Zealand wrap this up quickly after the break? Stay tuned to find out.
New Zealand's session and they will come out in the final session needing two wickets to win the Test. It was the new ball that changed it for them. Before it was taken, Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah were going great guns. However, once the second new ball was taken, Boult did what he was expected to do. He first dismissed Sarkar, then got rid of Das. Wagner then got the better of Hasan and Boult knocked Jayed over, giving him his fifer.
Khaled Ahmed replaces Abu Jayed.
Abu Jayed is the new man in.
Mehidy Hasan to bat now.
Neil Wagner is on now.
Liton Das replaces Soumya Sarkar.
Have New Zealand got the breakthrough? Is that a bump ball? The umpires have takes it upstairs, the soft signal is NOT OUT!
Tim Southee is back on now.
The second new ball is now available and it has been taken immediately. Also, Trent Boult is back on now.
Kane Williamson is on now.
Todd Astle to bowl from the other end.
We are back for the afternoon session. Mahmudullah will face Colin de Grandhomme who will start the proceedings after the break.
... Day 4, Session 2...
The Kiwi bowlers on the other hand, have tried everything, short, full, length, spin but just have not been able to break this stand. The new ball is due in another 8 overs and one can say that will be taken immediately. Will that make a difference or will Bangladesh continue their fightback? Join us to find out in sometime.
What a session this has been for Bangladesh! It is not only a wicketless one but they have managed to score around 136 runs in it. Sarkar and Mahmudullah have showed great character here. The two are amidst a 184-run stand with the the southpaw scoring his maiden ton and the skipper looking all set to score one. However, the visitors know, they are still a long way behind and they need the two to continue if they are to pull off a miracle.
Colin de Grandhomme is on now.
Tim Southee is into the attack now.
Todd Astle is on now.
Neil Wagner to bowl from the other end.
We are all set for the action to begin! The Kiwis make their way out to the middle. They are followed by Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah who will resume their innings. Trent Boult to start proceedings for the hosts. Here we go...
The Kiwis have got 4 wickets but it was not good bowling which fetched them those scalps. There is nothing on the pitch and if truth be told, Bangladesh have been generous in gifting their wickets away. Will Sunday be the last day of this Test? Or can the visitors drag the game into the 5th day? There is not much batting left though and the deficit is a mammoth 307. Join us on March 3, 2019 at 11 am local (2200 GMT, previous night) for all the action from Day 4. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
At 126/4, it looked like the Black Caps will now run through the batting line-up but Soumya Sarkar and skipper Mahmudullah, albeit after playing some loose shots, have managed to steady things a bit. They are amidst a 48-run stand and will aim to carry forward the good work on Sunday.
All this while, Tamim was out in the middle, on course for a rare feat to score twin centuries in a Test match - to become the 10th batsman to do so - but it was not to happen. Out of nowhere, a barrage of words were being exchanged between himself and Neil Wagner. The fast bowler kept on sledging him, chiding him constantly and eventually, there was one moment which led to a loss in concentration and Tamim fell.
Starting the session at 56/0, the openers resumed nicely, taking the stand to 88, when the persistent short-ball barrage brought rich dividends for the home side. Shadman fell and suddenly, that seemed to open the door of collapse as Bangladesh slipped from 88/0 to 110/3.
Top session for New Zealand while a very bad one for the visitors. 118 runs scored in 32 overs but 4 wickets lost. The wickets were more or less to nothing shots and the Kiwis profited.
Final over of the day then....
Interesting. A man is being placed at a position 5 metres within the boundary line at third man. He is standing at a position which can be called as the fly slip, extended gully or fine third man.
It is Neil Wagner again, to begin the bombarding of the short atoms. 8-1-35-1 so far.
Caught behind? The slip cordon is confident that Mahmudullah has nicked one behind. Umpire Paul Reiffel has not given it out. There was a sound and Kane Williamson signals for the review...
Skipper Mahmudullah walks in next, at number 6, replacing Tamim.
More frustration for Boult. This time Sarkar pulls out, with Boult just about to deliver. Someone moved in front of the sightscreen.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha... Wagner is continuously chirping with Tamim in the field. Tamim now responds, continuously as well. The umpire seems to be interested in listening what the chat is all about but does not interfere.
Oopss... Boult comes running in and delivers the ball but Tamim pulls out very late. Boult is not happy but Tamim says that the cover fieldsman moved right at the time when Boult was about to bowl, hence he pulled out. Signalled a dead ball.
Soumya Sarkar walks in at number 5, replacing Mithun.
Mohammad Mithun is the new batsman in at number 4, replacing Mominul.
Trent Boult is back on, to have a go at Mominul. 5-1-22-0 so far.
Mominul Haque walks in at number 3, replacing Shadman Islam.
Todd Astle is now going to get an opportunity.
Neil Wagner to continue from the other end.
Welcome back for the final session of the day. Bangladesh have begun promisingly again. How far can they stretch this promise? The players are back out in the middle. Colin de Grandhomme to Shadman Islam first up.
... DAY 3, SESSION 3 ...
32 overs left in the day. Can the openers see those off as well? The deficit is a mountainous 425 but no one would be looking at that for the moment. Join us back at 4 pm local (0300 GMT) for the final session.
So the mini-session goes Bangladesh's way. Their first aim would have been to see off this tricky period of an hour or round about and they have done so nicely, hitting the new ball off. There is nothing much in the pitch, so Boult and Southee struggled. Tamim is looking in awesome confidence while Shadman is growing in some.
Here he comes. The hero of the first innings. Neil Wagner. Perhaps it will be the last over before Tea. Two men on the hook straightaway.
Surprising. Colin de Grandhomme comes on ahead of Neil Wagner. Around 10 minutes to go to Tea.
More issues with the ball. The Kiwis are simply not happy with its shape at the moment. But the umpires won't budge.
Some issues with the ball. Perhaps a little bit out of shape. But the umpires are happy with it for now.
Here's Tim Southee.