Bangladesh in New Zealand, 3 Test Series, 2019

New Zealand vs Bangladesh - 1st Test

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Date: 28 February-04 March, 2019

Bangladesh 429/10

RR: 4.16 | New Zealand beat Bangladesh by an innings and 52 runs

commentary

102.6
0
Tim Southee to Hossain, OUT! There is a spike on Ultra Edge as the ball passes the bat! Hossain walks back in disbelief as he feels he has not edged it. Southee takes two in the over to end the game. He lands this one on a length and around off, it pitches and then straightens. Hossain looks to defend away from his body but he seems to have got an outside edge to the keeper. The umpire rules it in the favor of the bowler. Ebadot reviews. Hot Spot shows no mark on the bat but Ultra Edge shows a spike as the ball passes the bat. The on-field call remains and NEW ZEALAND WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 52 RUNS!

Is that the end of the Bangladesh innings? Hossain has been given out caught behind. He reviews though.

102.5
0
Tim Southee to Hossain, On the stumps, the batsman somehow keeps it out.
102.4
0
Tim Southee to Hossain, A bumper outside off, left alone.
102.3
0
Tim Southee to Hossain, Goes full and on the stumps, it is kept out.

Ebadot Hossain is next batsman in.

102.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, OUT! Mahmudullah departs! End of a magnificent fighting innings by Bangladesh's leader. Southee bowls it short and outside off, Mahmudullah cuts it hard but does not keep it down. It goes straight to Boult at deep point who takes it. New Zealand are now a wicket away.
102.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A good short ball on middle, Mahmudullah evades it.
101.6
0
T Boult to Ahmed, Goes for the yorker but ends up bowling it way too wide outside off, left alone.
101.5
0
T Boult to Ahmed, On the stumps, Khaled gets his bat right behind the line and keeps it out.
101.4
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On the shorter side, Mahmudullah takes a single this time. 2 balls to go in this over.
101.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, The yorker on middle, the batsman jams it out.
101.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On the pads, Mahmudullah flicks it to fine leg but no run taken.
101.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, This is angled into the off pole, Mahmudullah gets right behind the line and blocks it out.
100.6
0
Tim Southee to Ahmed, On middle, Khaled defends it.
100.5
0
Tim Southee to Ahmed, On the 4th stump line, Ahmed leaves the ball but it wasn't that far from the off pole.
100.4
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Short delivery on leg, the batsman pulls it to mid-wicket and gets a run.
100.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On a length outside off, Mahmudullah cuts it to point.
100.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Outside off, left alone.
100.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Length ball around off, Mahmudullah guides it to point.

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

99.6
0
T Boult to Ahmed, Around the stumps, Ahmed looks to defend but misses. The ball whizzes past the off stump too.
99.5
1
T Boult to K Ahmed, Around off, Mahmudullah pushes it to covers. They run for quick single as Colin makes a throw at the keeper's end and misses.
99.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Outside off, the batsman keeps no intention to play it.
99.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Fullish on middle, the batsman blocks it out.
99.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Outside off, Mahmudullah leaves it alone.
99.1
2
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On leg, flicked away to square leg by Mahmudullah. The batsman gets a brace.

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.

98.6
0
Tim Southee to Ahmed, Full and outside leg, Ahmed looks to play at it but misses and gets hit on the pad. An appeal but the umpire turns it down.
98.5
0
Tim Southee to Ahmed, Full toss, Ahmed gets a leading edge onto it as it runs down to mid off.
98.4
0
Tim Southee to Ahmed, Bowls it outside off, Ahmed has no intentions to disturb it and lets it go.
98.3
0
Tim Southee to Ahmed, Bouncer! Ahmed ducks underneath it.
98.2
4
Tim Southee to Ahmed, FOUR! Around the stumps, Ahmed flicks it to mid-wicket. The ball races off to the boundary.
98.1
0
Tim Southee to Ahmed, Full ball on the pads, Khaled did not offer a shot and the ball brushed off his pads outside the leg stump and runs behind. The batsman rotates the strike but it's illegal to do so and is thus reckoned as a dead ball by the umpire. Khaled has to go back on strike.
97.6
4
T Boult to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Boundary to end! New Zealand once again won't mind as the tailender is now strike now. Slower ball outside off, Mahmudullah guides it through point and the ball races away to the fence.
97.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, WIDE! Way too short this time. The batter looks to pull but misses. Watling takes it very nicely.
97.5
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, A bumper down the leg side, Mahmudullah looks to pull but misses.
97.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Slower ball on middle, Mahmudullah works it to mid-wicket.
97.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, A yorker outside off, Mahmudullah guides it to deep point but does not run.
97.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On a length and outside off, it has been left alone.
97.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On a good length around middle, Mahmudullah keeps it out.
96.6
0
N Wagner to Ahmed, Outside off, Ahmed strokes it to point. The deficit is 66 runs now.
96.5
0
N Wagner to Ahmed, Good line and length, Ahmed intents to play but is beaten.
96.4
1
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Around off, Mahmudullah punches it to covers and pick a single.
96.3
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, What was that? Wagner bowls full outside off, the ball lands on the footmark and rolls on the ground on it's way to the keeper. The batsman stays muted on the crease.
96.3
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Bowls it wide outside off, the batsman leaves it alone. Wided by the umpire.
96.2
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, A knuckle ball on off, Mahmudullah flicks it to mid-wicket.
96.1
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Half volley outside off, Mahmudullah drives it to mid off.

Khaled Ahmed replaces Abu Jayed.

95.6
0
T Boult to Jayed, OUT! CASTLED! 5-fer for Trent Boult! A beauty to get rid of Jayed. Too good for him. It lands around the leg pole, pitches and then moves away. Jayed looks to defend but the ball misses the bat, hits his pad and shatters the stumps behind. Two wickets away now.
95.5
0
T Boult to Jayed, BEATEN! One has been negotiated! Length and around off, this one angles away. Jayed hangs his bat out but gets beaten.
95.4
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, The slower ball on off, Mahmudullah opens the face of the bat and guides it through point. Takes a run so Abu has two balls to play out.
95.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, A good bouncer and Mahmudullah ducks under it.
95.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Now the field has been spread out so Mahmudullah does not attack this delivery, he makes a leave.
95.1
4
T Boult to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Mahmudullah is taking it to the Kiwis. Slightly short and outside off, Mahmudullah stands tall and hits it through covers for a boundary.
94.6
0
N Wagner to Jayed, Good line and length, Jayed intents to play it but misses.
94.5
0
N Wagner to Jayed, Around the stumps, Abu looks to defend it but gets hit on the pads high.
94.4
0
N Wagner to Jayed, Nearly fails to protect his head there, Jayed. Shorter delivery, Jayed looks to sway out of the line but was too late to react and falls down the ground in the process.
94.3
0
N Wagner to Jayed, Outside off, Jayed punches it to point.
94.2
0
N Wagner to Jayed, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it.
94.1
0
N Wagner to Jayed, Shorter delivery on leg, the batsman fends it off to the leg side.
93.6
4
T Boult to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! This one is off the front foot. Full and outside off, Mahmudullah strokes it through covers and the ball races away to the fence. The Kiwis won't mind though as Abu is on strike for the next over.
93.5
4
T Boult to Mahmudullah, FOUR! What a shot that is! Slightly short and outside off, Mahmudullah is onto the back foot quickly. He then hops and guides it through point for a boundary.
93.4
3
T Boult to Jayed, On the shorter side, Jayed gets bat to it as he hits it through square leg. The batsmen run three.
93.3
0
T Boult to Jayed, Throws it wide and outside off, Jayed looks to reach it but fails to do so.
93.2
0
T Boult to Jayed, Now comes around the wicket and bowls another short one. Jayed this time evades it nicely.
93.1
0
T Boult to Jayed, A good bumper, that was a sharp one. Jayed evades it at the very end.
92.6
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Around the stumps, Mahmudullah offers a front foot defense to it.
92.5
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Full toss outside off, Mahmudullah opens the face of the bat and drives it to point. A boundary results.
92.4
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Around the stumps, Mahmudullah punches it to mid-wicket.
92.3
6
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, SIX! A humongous one! Mahmudullah is ready for the short one. He pulls this one over mid-wicket and gets the maximum result.
92.2
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Short delivery again, Mahmudullah looks to pull but misses.
92.1
6
Wagner to Mahmudullah, SIX! The trail is below 100 now. Banged in on leg, Mahmudullah swivels and hooks it to backward square leg. A spearing dive there from the fielder to his right to catch it but the ball goes wide off him.
91.6
0
T Boult to Jayed, Jayed negotiates the two balls he had to face. On the pads, this is worked towards fine leg. The batsmen do not run and rightly so.
91.5
0
T Boult to Jayed, Goes for the yorker but ends up bowling a full toss, Jayed strokes it back to the bowler.
91.4
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, This is also played square of the wicket but this time on the leg side. Mahmudullah does take the single this time which means Jayed has two balls to face.
91.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, All the three balls in this over have been played to deep point but no run has been taken.
91.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Back of a length on off, Mahmudullah once again guides it through point but does not take a single again.
91.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On the off pole, Mahmudullah guides it through point but does not take a run.
90.6
0
N Wagner to Jayed, On stumps, Jayed blocks it out.
90.5
0
Wagner to Jayed, Surprises the batsman with a full delivery. The line was however outside leg, Jayed looks to flick it to mid-wicket but misses and gets hit low on the pad. An appeal from the Kiwis but turned down by the umpire.
90.4
0
N Wagner to Jayed, Again a short delivery, Abu ducks under it. Fourth bouncer of the over till now.
90.3
0
N Wagner to Jayed, Short pitch delivery, Abu ducks under it.
90.2
0
N Wagner to Jayed, Bouncer to the new comer! Jayed sways out it's way.

Abu Jayed is the new man in.

90.1
0
Wagner to M Hasan, OUT! In the air... taken! Hasan falls prey to the short ball. It is a well-directed one. He takes on the challenge of pulling it. The ball takes the top edge and goes straight down the throat of Raval at fine leg. New Zealand into the bowlers now. They are just three wickets away from taking a 1-0 lead in the series.
89.6
1
T Boult to Hasan, Slightly fullish on leg, Hasan flicks it to mid-wicket but uppishly. Catch is the call but the mid on fielder is quite wide.
89.5
0
T Boult to Hasan, Short and shaping away from the batsman, Hasan sways away from the harms way.
89.4
0
T Boult to Hasan, Good line and length, the batsman shows respect and defends it.

Mehidy Hasan to bat now.

89.3
0
T Boult to Das, OUT! The change of ends does the trick for Boult. He gets his second with the second new ball. A nothing stroke to be honest from Das. This was bowled on a length and outside off, Das hangs his bat out with no foot movement. He also plays it away from his body. The ball takes the inside edge and then deflects onto the stumps. New Zealand 4 wickets away now.
89.2
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Around off, Mahmudullah guides it to point and picks a single.
89.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Too much outside off, Mahmudullah leaves it alone.
88.6
0
N Wagner to Das, Action replay of last ball.
88.5
0
N Wagner to Das, Shorter delivery on body, Das ducks underneath.
88.4
0
N Wagner to Das, On the 5th stump line, Das shoulders arms to it.
88.3
0
N Wagner to Das, Good length on the pads, Das looks to flick but inside edge onto the pad.
88.2
0
N Wagner to Das, Just outside off, Liton guides it to point.
88.1
1
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, On the 4th stump line, Das drives it to point. The batsmen pick a single.

Neil Wagner is on now.

87.6
0
Tim Southee to Das, Good length and outside off, Das shoulders arms to it.
87.5
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Beautiful square drive from Mahmudullah. Outside off, he gets on his front foot and times it through point. Still manages to get just one.
87.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On the 5th stump line, Mahmudullah leans into the stroke but inside edges it onto the ground.
87.3
4
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, FOUR! 100 for the Bangladesh skipper, his 4th in Test. He too has played an excellent fighting knock. He gets there in style as he looks to pull but the ball goes off the top edge to the fine leg fence. Takes his helmet off and soaks in the applause by his teammates.
87.2
4
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Magnificent from Mahmudullah. Half volley on leg, he drives it through long on and gets a boundary. Pure timing!.
87.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Bouncer to start after Drinks. The batsman ducks under.

DRINKS!

86.6
0
T Boult to Das, Goes very full on the stumps, looking to hit the pads of Das. He though gets his bat down in time and flicks it to the fielder at square leg.
86.6
0
T Boult to Das, A bumper to end the over! Das ducks under it with ease. It has been called as a wide as the umpire feels it was too high.
86.5
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Angles this one away from the batter, Mahmudullah guides it through point and gets to the other end.
86.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On the shorter side on off, Mahmudullah stands tall and guides it to gully. That was nicely played.
86.3
4
T Boult to Mahmudullah, FOUR! A biggie away now from a ton is Mahmudullah. Full and wide outside off, the Bangladeshi skipper just opens the face of the bat and guides it through point.
86.2
1
T Boult to Das, Nicely stroked towards wide mid off. The fielder there makes a good stop diving to his left. A single taken.
86.1
0
T Boult to Das, A little movement into the batsman. Das though was up for it as he works it with the swing to mid-wicket.
85.6
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Bumper! Mahmudullah ducks to it.
85.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On stumps, the batsman covers the stumps and defends it.
85.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On middle, the batsman defends it out.
85.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Bouncer! And a well-directed one. Mahmudullah looks to pull but misses.
85.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Ahead of a length, targeting the stumps, Mahmudullah does well to block it.
85.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Fullish on middle, the batsman defends it out.
84.6
0
T Boult to Das, Back of a length around off, the batsman blocks it out.

Liton Das replaces Soumya Sarkar.

84.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Trent Boult has broken through and he lets out a huge roar. Such a relief for the Kiwis this is, the mammoth 235-run stand had just about started building some doubts in their minds. The ploy of taking the new ball has worked. A full delivery around off, it comes back in a little. Sarkar pays the price of playing across the line as he misses and the ball rattles the stump behind. A great effort by him comes to an end. He walks back one short of 150. Will this now open the floodgates?
84.4
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Shorter delivery, Mahmudullah swivels and pulls it to square leg. But it was straight to the fielder so just a run.
84.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Around off, the batsman defends it out.
84.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Good length on off, Mahmudullah directs it to point. A great fielding effort from Williamson who stops it with a dive.
84.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Bouncer on middle, Mahmudullah ducks underneath.
83.6
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Drags his length back and bowls it on off, Sarkar defends it to the man at covers.
83.5
4
Tim Southee to S Sarkar, FOUR! Third boundary in the over! Too easy for the Sarkar. Full and outside off, he just leans into it and strokes it through extra cover.
83.4
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Good surprise bumper, it is a well-directed one. Sarkar is a touch late into the pull shot.
83.3
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Goes full again but no swing on offer, SS pushes it back to mid off.
83.2
4
Tim Southee to Sarkar, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! This one is a half volley outside off, Sarkar strokes it through covers and the ball races away. The swing seems to have faded now.
83.1
4
Tim Southee to Sarkar, FOUR! Excellent shot! Fuller and around off, Sarkar strokes it through covers. He hits it on the up and in the gap for a boundary. 350 up, they trail by only 129 now.
82.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Good length, on stumps, Mahmudullah blocks it out.
82.5
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On off, Mahmudullah defends it firmly.
82.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Yorker on middle, the batsman punches it back to the bowler.
82.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On the 5th stump line, Mahmudullah shoulders arms to this one.
82.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Outside off, Mahmudullah punches it to point.
82.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Outside off, good length, the batsman goes for it with a slant bat. The ball takes an inside edge and wanders on the pitch.
81.6
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, On the fuller side, Sarkar strokes it towards mid off. Wagner there runs to his left, dives and makes a very good stop.
81.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, The yorker on middle, Sarkar gets his bat down in time and jams it out.
81.4
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Lovely delivery! Fuller and around off, Sarkar looks to drive but is worried about the inswing. He ends up playing inside the line and gets beaten.
81.3
0
Southee to Sarkar, NOT OUT! That has bounced! The soft signal is the right one! Very full and outside off, Sarkar looks to jam it out but it flies to the fielder at second slip who takes it and appeals. The umpire though is not sure, he takes it upstairs to check whether it has bounced or not. Replays roll in and it shows that it is a bump ball.

Have New Zealand got the breakthrough? Is that a bump ball? The umpires have takes it upstairs, the soft signal is NOT OUT!

81.2
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On the 4th stump line, Mahmudullah drives it to covers and pick a single.
81.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, What a delivery! The ball swings in the air before landing just outside off. The batsman does well to defend it.

Tim Southee is back on now.

80.6
2
T Boult to Sarkar, On the pads, Sarkar flicks it through square leg and takes two. Boult was trying to shape that away from leg to off but this one did not swing.
80.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Well left! Watches the ball closely, sees it is shaping away from just outside off. Left alone.
80.4
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Beats the inside of the bat this time! Fuller in length and on off, Sarkar ends up playing outside the line and the ball whizzes past the inside edge.
80.3
0
T Boult to Sarkar, BEAUTY! Starts off from middle and shapes away. Sarkar hangs his bat out and gets beaten. Not a lot you can do with such deliveries.
80.2
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, A little too straight this time, Mahmudullah works it towards fine leg for a run.
80.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Little swing there. Comes in from outside off, Mahmudullah gets right behind the line and keeps it out.

The second new ball is now available and it has been taken immediately. Also, Trent Boult is back on now.

79.6
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah cuts it to sweeper cover for a run.
79.5
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Fuller on middle, Mahmudullah leans into the stroke and then plays it with the spin to the off side.
79.4
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah works it to mid-wicket but straight in the hands of the fielder.
79.3
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
79.2
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Inconsistent bounce! On stumps, Mahmudullah gets on his backfoot and jams out the ball at the last moment.
79.1
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Lands it just before the pads, Mahmudullah leans into it and blocks it.
78.6
0
K Williamson to Sarkar, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Just an over to go before the second new ball is available.
78.5
0
K Williamson to Sarkar, On the off stump, kept out.
78.4
2
K Williamson to Sarkar, Now bowls it outside off, Sarkar waits for it and cuts it again, this time it does not go to the third man fence but the batsmen take two.
78.3
4
K Williamson to Sarkar, FOUR! Deft! Sarkar waits for it and then at the very end guides his ball which is bowled outside off past short third man. Boundary.
78.2
1
K Williamson to Mahmudullah, On the pads, it is worked around the corner for a single.
78.1
0
K Williamson to Mahmudullah, On middle, Mahmudullah keeps it out.
77.6
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Fuller around off, Sarkar drives it to mid off but straight to the fielder.
77.5
0
T Astle to S Sarkar, Around off, Sarkar looks to defend but gets rapped up on the pad after an inside edge.
77.4
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Flighted on off, Sarkar gets on his front foot and defends it onto the ground.
77.3
0
T Astle to Sarkar, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
77.2
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, On middle, Mahmudullah turns it out on the leg side and take a run.
77.1
1
T Astle to Sarkar, Tossed up outside off, the batsman has driven it to mid on. The batsmen change ends.
76.6
0
K Williamson to Mahmudullah, Almost! Mahmudullah uses his feet but almost yorks himself. He looks to whip it but the ball goes off the inside edge and rolls just wide of the keeper. Mahmudullah gets enough time to get back in.
76.5
1
K Williamson to Sarkar, This is stroked through covers for an easy run.
76.4
0
K Williamson to Sarkar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
76.3
0
K Williamson to Sarkar, Fuller and on middle, Sarkar strokes it back to the bowler.
76.2
1
K Williamson to Mahmudullah, Another very ball outside off, Mahmudullah strokes it through covers for a run.
76.1
4
K Williamson to Mahmudullah, FOUR! He starts off with a gift. A big, loopy full toss on off, Mahmudullah strokes it through covers and the ball races to the fence.

Kane Williamson is on now.

75.6
0
T Astle to Sarkar, The batsman looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. High!
75.5
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Tossed up around off, Mahmudullah drives it to point and take a single.
75.4
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah works it to mid-wicket.
75.3
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Again tries to spin into the batsman from outside leg. Mahmudullah is not interested in using his bat and keeps the ball out off his pad.
75.2
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Action replay of last ball. Mahmudullah gets an inside edge before getting hit on the pads.
75.1
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Around the wicket for the right-hander. Pitches it outside leg and turns into the batsman, the batsman lunges out and looks to swing but misses and gets hit on the pads outside leg stump.
74.6
1
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Down the leg side, it is flicked easily towards fine leg for a run.
74.5
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
74.4
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, On the fuller side now, the batter strokes it to mid on.
74.3
4
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Mahmudullah guides it through point. No one there so a boundary results. 200-run partnership up. Still a long way to go.
74.2
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Length again and on the stumps, kept out.
74.1
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, This one tails back in just a little from off, Mahmudullah pushes it to mid on.
73.6
4
T Astle to Sarkar, FOUR! Full toss on off, Sarkar times it right and cuts it superbly through the backward point.
73.5
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Hurls it outside leg, Sarkar flicks at it but misses.
73.4
0
T Astle to S Sarkar, Lands it outside off, Sarkar punches this to the covers.
73.3
0
T Astle to Sarkar, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
73.2
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Flighted around off, Sarkar looks to defend but the ball runs down to fine leg from the inside edge.
73.1
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Tossed up outside off, the ball turns in onto the batsman. Mahmudullah lunges forward to the pitch of the ball to and lets it go to the keeper.

Todd Astle to bowl from the other end.

72.6
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Around off, the batsman plays it back to the bowler.
72.5
4
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Smartly done! Outside off, Mahmudullah waits for it and then guides it through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.
72.4
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, On the 4th stumps line, Mahmudullah drives it to covers.
72.3
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, On middle, the batsman punches it to mid on.
72.2
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Good length, on middle, Mahmudullah defends it back to the bowler.
72.1
4
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Short delivery on middle, pulled away by Mahmudullah through fine leg. A boundary to start this session.

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.

71.6
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Flatter and on off, Sarkar goes back and works it to short leg. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4!
71.5
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Inside edge! Nicely tossed up on off, Sarkar looks to drive it against the turn, he though only manages an inside edge to short fine leg.
71.4
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Shortish and on off, Sarkar with the turn strokes it to mid on.
71.3
4
T Astle to Sarkar, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! A drag down to follow the full toss. Sarkar goes back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
71.2
4
T Astle to Sarkar, FOUR! A gift there but it still has to be put away! Sarkar does exactly that as he drives it square on the off side for a boundary.
71.1
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Shorter on off, Sarkar goes back and pushes it back to the bowler.
70.6
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Goes back to bowling length, the batter blocks it out with ease.
70.5
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Another short one and this is ducked under.
70.4
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Good short ball outside off, Mahmudullah thinks about pulling it but then bails out.
70.3
1
de Grandhomme to Sarkar, The slower ball and on off, Sarkar is done in by the pace. He is a touch early into the shot and ends up chipping it towards mid off for a run.
70.2
0
de Grandhomme to Sarkar, Good length on off, Sarkar mistimes his shot to covers.
70.1
1
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
69.6
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Flighted around off, Mahmudullah defends it towards the offside. The batsmen manage to get a quick single.
69.5
1
T Astle to Sarkar, On the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. One run added to the total.
69.4
0
T Astle to Sarkar, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
69.3
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Tossed up on off, Mahmudullah punches it to covers and picks a single.
69.2
1
T Astle to S Sarkar, Beautiful turn on the delivery! Turns into the batsman from outside off, Sarkar with slant bat gets a bottom edge to the ball as it bounces over the slip. A run taken.
69.1
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Lands it around off, Sarkar punches it to mid on.
68.6
1
de Grandhomme to Sarkar, Nicely driven through covers, there is a man in the deep though, only a run.
68.5
0
de Grandhomme to Sarkar, Wide outside off, left alone.
68.4
1
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, On the pads, it is worked around the corner for an easy run.
68.3
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, On the stumps and it has been blocked out.
68.2
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Another close leave! Just outside off, Mahmudullah knows where his off stump is and he shoulders arms to the delivery.
68.1
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, BEATEN! Full and outside off, Mahmudullah looks to drive but ends up playing inside the line. The ball whizzes past the outside edge.
67.6
0
T Astle to Sarkar, On stumps, Sarkar looks to defend but the ball though strikes the batsman high on the thigh pad.
67.5
2
T Astle to Sarkar, Beautifully driven! Overpitched outside off, Sarkar drives it to covers and Neil Wagner to chase it. The batsmen pick up a couple.
67.4
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Tossed up on off, Sarkar blocks it out.
67.3
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Flighted on off, Sarkar rocks back and defends it.
67.2
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Outside off, Mahmudullah drives it to point. The batsmen pick up a single.
67.1
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Tossed up on middle, Mahmudullah pushes it to covers.
66.6
0
de Grandhomme to S Sarkar, Driven nicely but can't find the gap in the cover region. A dot to end.
66.5
0
de Grandhomme to Sarkar, On the off stump, Sarkar blocks it out.
66.4
1
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Flicked through squaer leg for an easy run.
66.3
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, On the stumps, Mahmudullah pushes it to covers.
66.2
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Works it with the angle towards square leg.
66.1
0
de Grandhomme to Mahmudullah, Angles it into the batter, Mahmudullah keeps it out.

Colin de Grandhomme is on now.

65.6
0
T Astle to Sarkar, On leg, Sarkar flicks it to square leg.
65.5
0
T Astle to Sarkar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
65.4
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Almost an action replay! Sarkar again lunges forward and is hit on the pad this time. The impact is outside off.
65.3
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Flighted outside off, the ball turns in towards the stumps. Sarkar lunges forward to block it but the ball brushes off his pad. An appeal but the umpire is unmoved. The height seems to be an issue.
65.2
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Outside off, Soumya defends it into the ground.
65.1
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Flatter on off, stroked away to covers. A single taken.
64.6
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, OHHHH! The ploy almost worked! Kept bowling it wide outside off, this time though he manages to get it back in a long way. Sarkar leaves it but the ball just about kisses the off pole.
64.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Another tempter, full and wide outside off, Sarkar does not fiddle with it.
64.4
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Very full and wide outside off, Sarkar is not interested in playing at those.
64.3
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Full and wide outside off, left alone.
64.2
4
Tim Southee to Sarkar, FOUR! Exquisite! There are two fielders in the cover region and Sarkar finds the gap to perfection. Just ahead of a length, Soumya leans into it and strokes it on the up through covers for a boundary.
64.1
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Outside off, Sarkar shoulders arms to this one.
63.6
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Flighted on off, Mahmudullah drives it to covers.
63.5
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
63.4
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Flighted on middle, Mahmudullah defends it onto the ground.
63.3
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Outside off, Mahmudullah drives it to covers.
63.2
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
63.1
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Full on off, the batsman punches it to covers and a brilliant fielding effort by the Kiwi skipper to dive to his left and stop it.
62.6
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Another one outside off, another leave.
62.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Full and wide outside off, the batsman leaves it alone.
62.4
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and on the pads, Mahmudullah flicks it through square leg for a single.
62.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Short and on middle, the batter evades it.
62.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A little too straight, the batter clips it to square leg.
62.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On the off stump, kept out.
61.6
0
Astle to Sarkar, Pitches it outside off, Sarkar lunges forward to the bounce and the ball hits him on the pad. An stifle appeal by the bowler but the umpire turns it down.
61.5
0
T Astle to Sarkar, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
61.4
0
T Astle to Sarkar, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
61.3
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Overpitched outside off, Sarkar drives it to cover.
61.2
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Flighted on off, Soumya defends it.
61.1
0
T Astle to Sarkar, Spins into the batsman after landing. Sarkar punches it to mid on.
60.6
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On the stumps again, Mahmudullah keeps it out with ease.
60.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On the off pole, blocked.
60.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Goes wide of the crease and bowls it in the 5th stump channel. It has been left alone.
60.3
2
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On the fuller side, Mahmudullah hits it nicely through covers and takes two.
60.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Lands it on a length again, this one straightens. Mahmudullah is a little squared up as he tries to defend but manages to keep it out.
60.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On a length and around off, Mahmudullah keeps it out.
59.6
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Full toss, flicked away to square leg for a run.
59.5
6
T Astle to Mahmudullah, SIX! Tossed up on off, Mahmudullah charges out and lofts it over the bowler's head. It goes over the fence and brings up his fifty up in style. Leading from the front is the skipper, still a lot of work left here.
59.4
1
T Astle to Sarkar, Driven through covers. The batsmen pick a single.
59.3
0
T Astle to S Sarkar, Just short! Outside off, Sarkar leans into it to defend but the ball takes an outside edge and towards the first slip. However, it lands just short.
59.2
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Tossed up around off, Mahmudullah punches it to cover-point and takes a single.
59.1
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, On the 4th stump line. The batsman shoulders arms to it. Just misses the off pole.
58.6
4
Tim Southee to S Sarkar, FOUR! Gets it fine! On the body, Sarkar helps it on its way to the fine leg fence.
58.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Short again, Sarkar tucks it towards short leg.
58.4
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Angles this into the batsman, Mahmudullah works it towards mid-wicket for a single.
58.3
1
Tim Southee to Sarkar, 100 for Sarkar! His maiden Test ton and he also equals the record for the fastest ton by a Bangladesh batsman. He gets there with a pull shot through square leg and gets to the other end. Takes his helmet off and soaks int the applause. Can he now make it a big one?
58.2
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, On the shorter side, Sarkar looks to pull but is a little late onto the shot. It hits him on the body and rolls towards square leg.
58.1
4
Tim Southee to Sarkar, FOUR! Onto 99 is Sarkar! Just a classic straight drive there. Full and on off, Sarkar leans into it and strokes it through mid off for a boundary.

Tim Southee is into the attack now.

57.6
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah drives it straight to point.
57.5
1
T Astle to Sarkar, Flighted on middle, Sarkar punches it to mid on and runs for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but Mahmudullah was well inside.
57.4
6
T Astle to Sarkar, SIX! Confidently! Into his 90 with this one. Tossed up on off, Sarkar charges out and lofts it over long on fence. Gets the maximum result.
57.3
1
T Astle to Mahmudullah, On the pads, Mahmudullah flicks it to the leg side. The batsman runs through for a single.
57.2
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, On off and middle, fuller length, the batsman gets on his front foot and looks to defend but the ball races to point off the outside edge.
57.1
3
T Astle to Sarkar, Tossed up outside off, puched away for the sweeper cover to fetch it. Three runs added to the total.

Drinks!

56.6
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Hurls it outside the stump, the batsman leaves it alone.
56.5
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Very ungainly! Shortish on middle, Mahmudullah jumps and pushes the ball to off side.
56.4
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Bouncer and on leg, Mahmudullah pulls it through mid-wicket and finds the gap. A boundary results.
56.3
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, A BEAUTY! Good length and on the 4th stump line, Mahmudullah ducks but clearly is unaware about the balls line. A misjudged line by him.
56.2
1
N Wagner to Sarkar, Sarkar pushes it to thirdman and picks a single.
56.1
6
N Wagner to Sarkar, SIX! Just over! Short delivery on leg, Sarkar pulls it over to backward square leg where Trent Boult jumps in the air to catch that one. The ball though was just wide off him as it falls over the ropes.
55.6
4
T Astle to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Strange shot! Very full there, Mahmudullah has his weight on the back foot and he somehow manages to squeeze it through point for a boundary.
55.5
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, On the stumps, kept out.
55.4
2
T Astle to Mahmudullah, On the pads, the batter works it towards fine leg. Some good running helps them take two.
55.3
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
55.2
0
T Astle to Mahmudullah, On the stumps, Mahmudullah whips it to mid-wicket.
55.1
4
T Astle to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Welcome into the attack! Short and on off, Mahmudullah goes back and punches it through covers. It races away to the fence.

Todd Astle is on now.

54.6
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Bumper! Sarkar ducks under it.
54.5
1
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, A gully would have surely caught that one! Shorter on leg, Mahmudullah flicks it uppishly to towards gully. One run added to the total.
54.4
1
N Wagner to Sarkar, On the pads, Sarkar flicks it off to mid-wicket and picks a single.
54.3
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
54.2
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, On middle, Sarkar works it to the leg side.
54.1
4
N Wagner to Sarkar, FOUR! Short delivery on leg, Sarkar swivels on his backfoot and hooks it away to fine leg. The ball though bounces off the bat's top half. 103 run stand.
53.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Outside leg, Mahmudullah looks to flick but misses and gets rapped on the pads.
53.5
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Bouncer! Mahmudullah ducks under it.
53.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Ohhh! Shorter delivery on the 4th stump line, the batsman looks to defend it but the ball shapes away at the last moment.
53.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Last ball was wide down the leg side and this one is wide down the off side. Mahmudullah leaves it alone.
53.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Wide down the leg side, Mahmudullah teases it but misses.
53.1
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Angled into the batsman. The batsman ducks away from it.
52.6
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, On the shorter side again and it is down the leg side, Sarkar ducks under it.
52.5
1
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Shuffles right across and then works it down to fine leg for a run.
52.4
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Another bumper and Mahmudullah evades it.
52.3
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Just over! Runs are flowing here. Short and on the body, Mahumudullah goes for the pull, he hits it nicely and over the backward square leg fielder. Boundary.
52.2
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Short and outside off, Mahmudullah does well to evade it.
52.1
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, The rib-tickler. Mahmudullah looks to nudge it fine but misses.
51.6
0
T Boult to Sarkar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot.
51.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Beaten! Good line and length by Boult! Sarkar was beaten defending that delivery.
51.4
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Short pitch delivery, Sarkar leaves it alone.
51.3
4
T Boult to Sarkar, FOUR! Short delivery served outside off, Sarkar pulls it hard to long on. A long chase by the mid on fielder but the ball wins the race.
51.2
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
51.1
6
T Boult to Sarkar, SIX! On the pads, Soumya flicks it over the square leg fence and gets a maximum.
50.6
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
50.5
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Around off, the batsman has defended it on his backfoot.
50.4
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Very much outside the leg stump. The batsman decides to leave it.
50.3
1
N Wagner to Sarkar, On leg, Sarkar works it to square leg and collects a single.
50.2
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, On off, Sarkar drives it to covers.
50.1
4
N Wagner to Sarkar, FOUR! Short pitch delivery on middle, Sarkar looks to pull but the ball races off to the fence over the keeper's head after brushing his gloves.
49.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Constantly attacking the head! The batsman ducks to evade it.
49.5
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Hurls it outside off, Mahmudullah leaves it alone.
49.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Bouncer! Ducks out of its way.
49.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Outside off this time, defended to the offside by the batsman.
49.2
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Short around off, the batsman has defended that on his backfoot.
49.1
4
T Boult to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Great technique! Outside off, Mahmudullah punches it through covers and finds the gap.
48.6
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, The batsman works it down the leg side.
48.5
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Sarkar ducks under to the bouncer.
48.4
4
N Wagner to S Sarkar, FOUR! Nicely done! Short and on leg, Sarkar was ready this time as he gets swivels around and pulls it to fine leg. A boundary results. 200 up for the visitors.
48.3
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Very cheeky bouncer! Around off, Sarkar looks to play it but decides against it at the last moment.
48.2
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot.
48.1
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Shorter delivery on leg, Sarkar flicks it to the short leg fielder.
47.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
47.6
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Wide. Bowls it outside the tramline on off. It has been wided by the umpire.
47.5
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, On middle, the batsman has defended it on his backfoot.
47.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah drives it to covers.
47.3
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Outside off, Mahmudullah leaves it alone.
47.2
1
T Boult to Sarkar, Keeps it on leg, Sarkar flicks it to leg side and picks a single.
47.1
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Angles it from around the wicket. Short again on leg, the batsman blocks it out on his backfoot.
46.6
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Short pitch delivery, the batsman gets on his toes to defend it.
46.5
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Short ball on the body, Mahmudullah ducks in time.
46.4
1
N Wagner to Sarkar, Action replay of last ball. The batsmen have managed to pick a single.
46.3
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Short length targeting the ribs, Sarkar tucks it away to square leg.
46.2
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Sprays down the leg side, Sarkar looks to flick and misses.
46.1
1
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, It is tucked around the corner for a run.
45.6
6
T Boult to Sarkar, SIX! Brings up his fifty in style! Short and on the body, Sarkar swivels and pulls it over the fine leg fence for a biggie. It has really been an exciting innings this. Can he make it into a big one.
45.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Good length on off, Sarkar guides it to point.
45.5
0
T Boult to S Sarkar, Short and outside off, left alone. That one bounces way too high and it has been wided.
45.4
2
T Boult to Sarkar, Goes full and bowls it on the pads, it is flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
45.3
4
T Boult to S Sarkar, FOUR! Edgy! Length ball around off, Sarkar looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge and through the slip cordon for a boundary.
45.2
0
T Boult to Sarkar, On off again, the batsman once again blocks it out.
45.1
0
T Boult to Sarkar, On the off pole, Sarkar keeps it out.
44.6
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, On leg, the batsman has defended it to the leg side.
44.5
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot.
44.4
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! First boundary of the session. Shorter delivery, pulled away to square leg by Mahmudullah and gets a boundary.
44.3
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Bouncer! Mahmudullah sways out of its way.
44.2
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, On off, the batsman defends it on the backfoot.
44.1
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Good line and length, Mahmudullah blocks it.

Neil Wagner to bowl from the other end.

43.6
1
T Boult to Mahmudullah, A little too straight, the batter gets his bat down in time and works it down to fine leg for a run.
43.5
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, Another one wide outside off, the batsman shoulders arms to this one.
43.4
0
T Boult to Mahmudullah, This is angled away from the batter, he makes a leave.
43.3
1
T Boult to S Sarkar, Short and on middle, Sarkar plays a nice pull shot through square leg for a single.
43.2
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Outside off, left alone.
43.1
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Shortish and on off, it is kept out.

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.

42.6
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Around middle and leg, watchfully kept out in front of short leg. STUMPS ON DAY 3, BANGLADESH 174/4, TRAIL BY 307!
42.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and around middle, flicked straight to square leg.
42.4
4
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, FOUR! They keep taking risks. A short ball, around middle, Mahmudullah looks to pull but gets a top edge. It sails over backward square leg. Not sure why such shots are being played at this stage...the deficit comes down to 307.
42.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Around middle and leg, the skipper hops across and defends it in front of short leg.
42.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and down the leg side, flicked towards backward square leg. THEY DO NOT RUN. Bizarre.
42.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A bouncer around middle, Mahmudullah ducks.

Final over of the day then....

41.6
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Wide down the leg side, No trouble at all for the batsman.
41.5
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, A short ball, at the rib cage, fended in front of short leg.
41.4
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Down the leg side, left alone.
41.3
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, A short ball outside off, Soumya looks to pull but misses. 9 balls left in the day...
41.2
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Played to the point region by the batsman.
41.1
1
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Down the leg side, flicked away for a single. Confusion in the middle. Mahmudullah does not want to run but is forced into it. Eventually, both minds agree.
40.6
4
Southee to S Sarkar, CAUGHT! BUT NOT OUT! That would have been a blinder. The effort is still brilliant. A short ball, around middle, Sarkar takes it on and pulls it towards fine leg. Neil Wagner over there backtracks, stretches out his right hand and takes a stinger. But then, he cannot quite control himself and falls onto the ground. The ball touches the surface while his left hand touches the ropes. Unlucky for the fielder, lucky for the batsman. But with 2 overs to go, why play that shot?
40.5
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Around middle and leg, helped through fine leg for a run.
40.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and around middle, watchfully flicked towards the leg side.
40.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Ball strikes the batsman on his hand, it could be nasty.
40.2
1
Tim Southee to S Sarkar, A short ball, pulled through square leg for a single.
40.1
0
Southee to Sarkar, A full toss, around leg, Sarkar misses and the Kiwis go up in unison. Replays however show that the ball swung late and hit him outside leg stump.
39.6
4
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, FOUR! A short ball, around middle, Mahmudullah gets across and deftly nudges it to the fine leg fence.
39.5
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Outside off, left alone. 19 balls left in the day...
39.4
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
39.3
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Outside off, on a length, Mahmudullah looks to defend but gets squared up. The ball takes the outside edge and drops down safely.
39.2
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Around middle and off, watchfully defended.
39.1
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, A short ball, around leg, ducked under.
38.6
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.
38.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Wide down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone.
38.4
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, A short ball, around middle, Sarkar takes his eyes off as he looks to fend it. Gets hit on the left arm.
38.3
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Around middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.
38.2
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, This one is down the leg side and the batsman leaves it alone.
38.1
6
Tim Southee to Sarkar, SIX! Out of nowhere. Short and outside leg, Sarkar swivels and pulls it over square leg! The stand moves to 33. 29 balls left in the day...
37.6
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Pitched outside leg, the skipper pads it away to short fine leg.
37.5
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Down the leg side again, left alone once more.
37.4
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, A bouncer on middle, ducked under.
37.3
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Again a leg side bumper, Mahmudullah almost turns 360 degrees to let the ball go.
37.2
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, Around off, the skipper is squared up as he looks to defend. The edge does not carry to cover.
37.1
0
N Wagner to Mahmudullah, A short ball, outside leg. Mahmudullah gets across and shoulders arms. That was close to the glove.
36.6
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, A bouncer outside leg, ducked under.
36.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Another short ball, right at the rib cage, fended down in front of short leg.
36.4
2
Tim Southee to Sarkar, A short ball, down the leg side, Soumya looks to pull but the ball flies off the glove, past the diving keeper towards fine leg. Third man gets across, dives and parries it to fine leg, The fielder returns a throw to Watling and Sarkar shows zero cricketing sense to drag his bat in. Luckily for him, his foot makes it before Watling can dislodge the bails. The deficit is now 328.
36.3
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, A bouncer, around leg, Sarkar sways away. 39 balls left in the day...
36.2
1
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and around middle, flicked towards fine leg for a single.
36.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Outside off, left alone.
35.6
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
35.5
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, ALMOST HIT WICKET! We have seen a few bizarre dismissals in this Test and this nearly got auditioned in that list. A short ball, at the body, Sarkar takes his eyes off as he looks to fend it off but the ball comes in sharply, beats the bat and hits him on the helmet. The cherry falls down to the off side but a piece of the vizor breaks out and falls near the stumps! Luckily for Bangladesh, the batsman has the presence of mind to stop it with his left foot. Seems to be okay.
35.4
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, A bouncer, ducked under.

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.

35.3
4
N Wagner to Sarkar, EDGED, FOUR! Lucky escape. Short and outside off, Soumya looks to cut but is cramped for room. The ball flies off the top edge and just evades a leaping Bradley Watling! 150 UP FOR BANGLADESH. Trail by 331 now.
35.2
0
N Wagner to Sarkar, Some chin music for the batsman, he lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper.
35.1
4
N Wagner to Sarkar, FOUR! Lovely timing. Full and outside off, driven down the ground for a boundary. Sarkar moves to 22 from 28 balls with 4 boundaries. The stand is worth 20 from 29 deliveries.

It is Neil Wagner again, to begin the bombarding of the short atoms. 8-1-35-1 so far.

34.6
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, On a length outside off, driven straight to cover.
34.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, shouldered arms to. 49 balls left in the day...
34.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A bouncer, around middle, the skipper ducks.
34.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and on middle, flicked wide of mid-wicket for a single.
34.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and straight, watchfully defended.
34.1
4
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Streaky. On a good length around middle, straightens slightly, Mahmudullah looks to defend but gets a bit of an outside edge which sneaks past second slip to the third man fence. The skipper gets off the mark. The deficit is now 339.
33.6
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
33.5
4
T Boult to S Sarkar, FOUR! Controlled pull shot. Short, around middle, Sarkar swivels and pulls it in front of square leg for a boundary. The stand is now worth 12.
33.4
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Beaten. This is because of the legacy of the ball before. SS is tentative, expecting a short ball, playing from the crease but he gets a full ball outside off. Makes a late decision to drive and almost nicks it behind.
33.3
0
T Boult to Sarkar, That one kicks off from a good length, outside off, Soumya looks to defend but the ball rises steeply and hits him on the glove.
33.2
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Outside off, left alone.
33.1
4
T Boult to S Sarkar, FOUR! Nicely played. Short and outside off, Sarkar cuts it through point and gets a boundary. The deficit is now 347. 59 balls more in the day...
32.6
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Landed on a length outside off, the skipper pushes it to the off side.
32.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Outside off, on a good length, Mahmudullah feels for it but misses.
32.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Outside off, let through again.
32.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
32.2
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, left alone.
32.1
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A length ball, around middle and leg, Mahmudullah looks to flick but then bails out of the shot, shouldering arms. The ball goes off his pads towards fine leg. Cannot run as it is termed as deliberate padding.
31.6
0
T Boult to Sarkar, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
31.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
31.4
0
T Boult to S Sarkar, EDGED, SAFE! Nervy moments for Bangladesh. Full and outside off, Sarkar plays a loose poke and gets a thick outside edge. Luckily for him, it does not carry to Ross Taylor at first slip.
31.3
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Another back foot defense. 69 balls left in the day...
31.2
0
T Boult to Sarkar, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
31.1
4
T Boult to Sarkar, FOUR! Down the leg side, Sarkar tickles it to the fine leg fence.
30.6
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Outside off, quietly left alone.
30.5
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
30.4
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, Full and around middle, played straight to square leg.
30.3
0
Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, NOT OUT! There is a spike on the Snicko but after it passes the bat! Review lost by New Zealand. But what was the sound? Full and outside off, Mahmudullah looked to defend away from his body but then decided to pull his bat away as an afterthought. There was a noise as the ball went past and the Kiwis put in an excessive appeal but umpire Reiffel did not hear a thing. Williamson took it upstairs but technology could not provide the source of the sound.

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.

30.2
0
Tim Southee to Iqbal, OUT! Caught! The periscope does the trick for the Kiwis! Poor technique costs Tamim his wicket. Could be because of the constant chirp from Wagner as well. He might have been rattled. You never know. Either ways, there was a loss in concentration. Tamim was backing away down the leg side to play the short balls and this time, Southee followed him. He tried to duck but with his ungainly technique of the bat hanging in the air like a periscope. The ball hits the top edge and while he falls to the ground, losing his balance, the ball flies in the air. Watling calls for it, moves to his left and takes it calmly. Tamim is not happy. Not happy at all. He looks at Wagner who is celebrating and then trudges off. Chirping, sledging, attacking, following - have got the better of the Prince of Chittagong. 76 balls left in the day. Can Bangladesh see those off without losing any more wickets? End of another fine knock from Tamim but a sad way to get out.
30.1
0
Tim Southee to Iqbal, A short ball to start the over, Tamim ducks. Neil Wagner continues to have a go at Tamim, from short mid-wicket.
29.6
0
T Boult to Sarkar, A bouncer to end the over, Soumya sways away.
29.5
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Full and around middle, watchfully defended. 79 balls more in the day...
29.4
0
T Boult to Sarkar, A short ball, around middle and leg, blocked to the leg side again.

More frustration for Boult. This time Sarkar pulls out, with Boult just about to deliver. Someone moved in front of the sightscreen.

29.3
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Around middle and leg, defended to the leg side.
29.2
1
T Boult to Iqbal, Down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a single.
29.1
4
T Boult to Iqbal, FOUR! Excellently placed. Short and outside off, Tamim stays leg side of the ball and carves it behind point for a boundary! The deficit is now 356 and Tamim moves to 73 from 83 balls.
28.6
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
28.5
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, A short ball, around leg, defended to the leg side.
28.4
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.

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.

28.3
1
Tim Southee to T Iqbal, Short and around middle, pulled a tad uppishly but it does not carry to the man in the deep at mid-wicket. A run taken.
28.2
0
Tim Southee to Iqbal, Another bouncer, ducked under again.
28.1
0
Tim Southee to Iqbal, A bouncer, but down the leg side, Tamim ducks. 89 balls left in the day...
27.6
1
T Boult to Iqbal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. One run added to the total. The stand moves to 10 from 13 balls.

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.

27.5
3
T Boult to Sarkar, Played to the point region by the batsman. Three runs added to the total.
27.4
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Full and straight, watchfully defended.
27.3
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Full and outside off, pushed towards the leg side.
27.2
1
T Boult to Iqbal, Outside off, punched through point for a single.
27.1
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Full and around off, driven beautifully but straight to mid on.
26.6
1
Tim Southee to Iqbal, Short again, nicely pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
26.5
1
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Short and down the leg side, helped towards fine leg for a single.
26.4
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Full and straight, well blocked out.
26.3
0
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Outside off, angling away, left alone. 99 balls left in the day...
26.2
2
Tim Southee to Sarkar, Full and around middle, Sarkar gets off the mark with a lovely straight drive. Long on gets across and keeps the batsmen to a couple. The deficit is now 368.
26.1
1
Tim Southee to Iqbal, Around off, pushed towards point for a single.
25.6
0
T Boult to Sarkar, Full and around middle and leg, clipped straight to square leg.

Soumya Sarkar walks in at number 5, replacing Mithun.

25.5
0
T Boult to Mithun, OUT! Another one goes! Loose, loose, loose, loose, loose batting. Multiply that n times. Really poor from Mithun. Third wicket in the space of 21 deliveries and the visitors are suddenly tottering. Full and wide outside off, swinging away, Mohammad plays a loose drive, with the bat away from his body, does not move his feet and only gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes straight to gully where skipper Kane Williamson makes no mistake. Well, there is one bloke at the other end, poised to score twin centuries in this Test but receiving no support at all.
25.4
0
T Boult to Mithun, Outside off, angling away, on a fuller length, left alone watchfully.
25.3
0
T Boult to Mithun, Full and outside off, driven sweetly but straight to cover.
25.2
0
T Boult to Mithun, Around off, on a length, watchfully pushed towards point.
25.1
1
T Boult to Iqbal, Full and around off, coming in slightly, Tamim manages to push it back down the ground, evading Boult's outstretched hands. The ball hits the stumps at the other end and deflects towards mid-wicket. A single taken. The stand moves to 10 from 7 balls with Mithun yet to face.
24.6
1
N Wagner to Iqbal, Short again, at leg stump, pulled to deep square leg for a single.
24.5
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, That has taken off. Pitched around the shorter length, Tamim ducks and the ball shoots upwards and towards the right side. Watling does really well to take it with a leap to his left.
24.4
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, A bouncer again, same reaction.
24.3
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, A bouncer, around leg, ducked under.
24.2
4
N Wagner to T Iqbal, FOUR! Terrific batting. Short and down the leg side, Tamim pulls it with control through square leg! Moves to 62 from 69 balls - 10 fours and a six so far.
24.1
4
N Wagner to Iqbal, FOUR! This man continues in his own merry way. Outside off, Tamim punches it through point and gets a boundary! The deficit is now 377.

Mohammad Mithun is the new batsman in at number 4, replacing Mominul.

23.6
0
T Boult to Haque, OUT! Edged and taken! Poor shot from Mominul but what a catch from Ross Taylor. Let us describe the events chronologically. Boult bowls this on a length outside off and Haque looks to flay it towards the off side. Gets too close to the ball and ends up getting a thick outside edge. Now, Ross Taylor makes the catch look easy at first slip but the ball came thick and fast. Two wickets in the span of 10 balls.
23.5
4
T Boult to Haque, FOUR! This goes even quicker to the fence. Boult goes fuller, on the pads again, Mominul calmly flicks it towards the mid-wicket fence. 100 UP FOR BANGLADESH. Deficit is now 381. The stand moves to 12.
23.4
4
T Boult to Haque, FOUR! Mominul is away. A length ball on the pads, the southpaw just works it through square leg and the outfield does the rest.
23.3
0
T Boult to Haque, Action replay of the previous delivery.
23.2
0
T Boult to Haque, Outside off, left alone.
23.1
0
T Boult to Haque, Full and around off, driven towards mid on.

Trent Boult is back on, to have a go at Mominul. 5-1-22-0 so far.

22.6
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, A bouncer again, from around the wicket, Iqbal gets across and ducks.
22.5
4
N Wagner to T Iqbal, FOUR! IMPERIOUS! Short and wide outside off, Tamim backs away to the leg side, throws his hands at it and flays it past a diving point to the fence behind! The deficit is now 389.
22.4
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, A bouncer again, Tamim ducks.

Mominul Haque walks in at number 3, replacing Shadman Islam.

22.3
0
N Wagner to Islam, OUT! Caught! Wagner strikes! How? Short ball. Short ball. Short ball. My word. He kept pounding and pounding and pounding and persisting with that length and has eventually, reaped dividends. This is outside off, coming in with the angle, Shadman looks to pull but gets a top edge. The ball goes miles in the air and swirls for quite a while too. But Trent Boult runs to his right from fine leg, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a good sliding catch, with his fingers pointing skywards. Islam trudges off and perhaps this is the difference between the two teams. P.A.T.I.E.N.C.E. Nevertheless, a good knock from the youngster. The 88-run opening stand is broken. Bangladesh trail by 393 runs.
22.2
0
N Wagner to Islam, Another short ball, pulled beautifully but straight to square leg.
22.1
1
N Wagner to Iqbal, 50 FOR TAMIM IQBAL. Following up his 126 in the first innings. Gets there with a pull through mid-wicket for a single.
21.6
0
T Astle to Islam, Landed outside off, just a touch short, spinning in, watchfully defended from the crease.
21.5
0
T Astle to Islam, Full and around off, driven back to the bowler.
21.4
4
T Astle to Islam, FOUR! HAMMERED! That is a loose one and has been punished appropriately. A full toss, around middle and leg, Shadman dispatches it over mid-wicket.
21.3
0
T Astle to Islam, Full and around off, Shadman gets a good stride forward to block.
21.2
0
T Astle to Islam, Tossed up, outside off, driven straight to widish mid off.
21.1
0
T Astle to Islam, Full and around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
20.6
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Interesting stance. TI is standing well outside his leg stump, exposing all his stumps. Expectedly, Wagner dishes in short and Tamim tries to cut it but mistimes the shot to point.
20.6
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, WIDE. Too high a bouncer, Iqbal ducks and the team is wided.
20.5
0
N Wagner to T Iqbal, Another pull shot played, just over the head of the ducking man at short leg, towards square leg!
20.4
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Dropped short, pulled straight to short mid-wicket.
20.3
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, A bouncer again, this time Iqbal ducks properly.
20.2
4
N Wagner to Iqbal, FOUR OVERTHROWS! Bonus runs for Bangladesh. Short and around off, Tamim pulls it straight to Ross Taylor at square leg. The fielder wants to return the throw to the keeper but it hits the stumps instead and deflects to the point boundary. The stand moves to 82 and the deficit is now 399.
20.1
4
N Wagner to Iqbal, EDGED, FOUR! The periscope comes in handy! Not the best display of technique by Tamim Iqbal. He ducks to a short ball from Wagner but with his bat hanging in the air. The ball takes the top edge and goes to the fine leg fence!
19.6
0
T Astle to Islam, Shortish, around middle, tucked straight to short mid-wicket.
19.5
0
T Astle to Islam, Floated around middle, pushed back defensively.
19.4
0
T Astle to Islam, Around leg again, SI goes deep in his crease and blocks.
19.3
0
T Astle to Islam, Too full, on leg, pushed towards short mid-wicket.
19.2
0
T Astle to Islam, Another one outside leg, Islam misses his flick this time as Watling fumbles behind.
19.1
0
T Astle to Islam, Short and down the leg side, Shadman looks to pull but misses as the ball skids through and hits him on the pads.

Todd Astle is now going to get an opportunity.

18.6
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, NEARLY GOT HIM! Indecision almost gets the better of TI. A short ball, around middle and leg, Iqbal initially wants to play but then decides to let it go. Is late and the ball almost takes the glove enroute the keeper. There were a couple of soft dismissals like these in the first innings.
18.5
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, A bouncer again, outside off, Tamim ducks with his bat hanging in the air like a periscope.
18.4
1
N Wagner to Islam, A short ball, around leg, Shadman pulls, JUST WIDE of the man at short fine leg for a run.
18.3
3
N Wagner to Iqbal, Excellent effort from Tom Latham. A short ball, outside off, Tamim pulls it through mid-wicket. The ball almost races to the ropes but Tom Latham hares after it, dives and then pulls the ball back in. Three runs taken.
18.2
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Outside off, left alone.
18.1
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, A bouncer outside leg, Tamim ducks.
17.6
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Fractionally short in length, punched towards cover. Consecutive maidens for New Zealand.
17.5
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Landed outside off, left alone.
17.4
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Driven loosely, outside off, to a half volley but it lands just in front of short extra cover.
17.3
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
17.2
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Very full outside off, driven towards mid off.
17.1
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Full and outside off, left alone.
16.6
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Yawnnnnn... more of the same stuff. Another bouncer. Wondering the reaction? Not interested. The batsman, that is.
16.5
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Another bouncer, ducked under again.
16.4
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Bouncer on middle, Tamim ducks.
16.3
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Another short ball, TI looks to pull but mistimes it towards short mid-wicket.
16.2
0
N Wagner to T Iqbal, A short ball, down the leg side, Iqbal looks to pull but the ball goes off the bottom edge towards short fine leg.
16.1
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, A bouncer, around middle, Tamim ducks.
15.6
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Around off, watchfully kept out.
15.5
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Full and outside off, barely bounces, barely carries, let through.
15.4
1
de Grandhomme to Iqbal, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. The stand moves to 70 now.
15.3
0
de Grandhomme to Iqbal, Outside off, a touch wide, left alone.
15.2
0
de Grandhomme to T Iqbal, Oohhh... full and around off, Tamim looks to flick but the ball swings in, takes the inside edge, hits the pads and then lobs in the air. De Grandhomme rushes to his left to catch but cannot get there!
15.1
0
de Grandhomme to Iqbal, Short ball outside off, Tamim plays a half-pull towards mid on.
14.6
2
N Wagner to S Islam, Another short ball, another pull! Are we rewinding the same tape again and again? The ball goes through square leg and another brace results.
14.5
2
N Wagner to Islam, This time he finds the gap. Another short ball, Shadman pulls it wide of mid-wicket. The ball almost trickles to the ropes but Todd Astle covers good ground to his right from deep mid-wicket and keeps the batsmen to a couple. Islam moves to 30.
14.4
0
N Wagner to S Islam, Short again, pulled to mid-wicket this time.
14.3
0
N Wagner to Islam, Another bouncer, around off, comfortably sails over.
14.2
0
N Wagner to Islam, Banged in short, pulled straight to square leg.
14.1
0
N Wagner to Islam, A wild bouncer outside leg, easy leave for Shadman.
13.6
1
de Grandhomme to Islam, Full and outside off, pushed to the off side for a run.
13.5
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Full and straight, driven back down the ground. De Grandhomme tries to get a hand to it and try deflecting back but misses. The ball hits the stumps at the other end but Tamim is well in.
13.4
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Very full and around off, driven straight to mid on.
13.3
1
de Grandhomme to Iqbal, Full and around middle, flicked through square leg for a run.
13.2
0
de Grandhomme to Iqbal, Full toss outside off, left alone.
13.1
1
de Grandhomme to Islam, Outside off, flayed through point for a single.
12.6
1
N Wagner to Islam, The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. One run added to the total.
12.5
0
N Wagner to Islam, Now Shadman takes the short ball on, pulling it towards square leg.
12.4
1
N Wagner to Iqbal, TOP EDGE, SAFE! The short ball ploy almost works again. Tamim takes this on, going for the pull but the extra bounce does him in. A top edge is induced and it flies in the air. Trent Boult has a chance at fine leg but he picks it up late. Hence he cannot quite get to the catch as it lands in front. A single taken.
12.3
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Another bouncer, TI ducks.
12.2
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, On a good length around middle and leg, Iqbal hops and fends it down in front of short leg.
12.1
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, That is a sharp bouncer. Catches Tamim by surprise. Almost as if he did not pick it at all. Pitched around leg, Iqbal ducks at the very last moment.

Neil Wagner to continue from the other end.

11.6
4
de Grandhomme to Islam, FOUR! Nice shot. Full and around middle, Shadman drives this down the ground. The ball teases Trent Boult running across from mid off and eventually wins the race. The stand moves to 60.
11.5
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Full and straight, watchfully pushed towards cover.
11.4
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Bad shot. Comes down the track, does SI, has an almighty swing and misses. Nowhere near the pitch of the ball.
11.3
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, That is almost a grubber. Full and miles outside off, Islam lets it go and the ball barely carries to Bradley Watling!
11.2
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Outside off, left alone.
11.1
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Full and around middle, swinging in, pushed towards mid on.

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.

10.6
1
N Wagner to Islam, Another long hop, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run. TEA ON DAY 3, BANGLADESH TRAIL BY 425!
10.5
1
N Wagner to Iqbal, Short again, pulled with one leg aerial towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.4
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Another bouncer, ducked under.
10.3
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, A bouncer, around middle, Iqbal ducks.
10.2
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, There you go... short ball, outside off, pulled straight to short mid-wicket.
10.1
0
N Wagner to Iqbal, Double bluff? With the field set for a short delivery, Wagner goes full. It is around leg and Tamim flicks it uppishly and it almost carries to short fine leg!

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.

9.6
2
de Grandhomme to S Islam, IN THE AIR... BUT IN THE GAP! Full and outside off, Shadman plays a loose cover drive and luckily for him, it goes between cover and point. A couple taken. Islam moves to 20.
9.5
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, Outside off, punched straight to mid off.
9.4
0
de Grandhomme to Islam, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
9.3
1
de Grandhomme to Iqbal, Full again, outside off, driven beautifully down the ground. Jeet Raval gets across from mid off and dives to stop the ball. Just a single. The deficit is now 429.
9.2
4
de Grandhomme to Iqbal, FOUR! HANDSOME! That is a quality shot from Tamim. Full and outside off, Iqbal leans and drives it through the covers!
9.1
0
de Grandhomme to T Iqbal, Very full outside off, driven straight to cover.

Surprising. Colin de Grandhomme comes on ahead of Neil Wagner. Around 10 minutes to go to Tea.

8.6
0
T Boult to Islam, Indecision. A short ball, outside off, Islam initially shapes up to pull but then wants to bail out. Gets a bottom edge towards mid on.
8.5
0
T Boult to Islam, Full and around off, well kept out.
8.4
0
T Boult to Islam, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
8.3
0
T Boult to Islam, Full and down the leg side, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
8.2
4
T Boult to Islam, FOUR! Fine shot. Slightly short, around middle, Shadman pulls it in front of mid-wicket and the ball races away!
8.1
2
T Boult to Islam, Outside off, Shadman hangs his bat outside off and the ball goes off the edge, wide of gully. Two runs taken.
7.6
0
Tim Southee to T Iqbal, The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.
7.5
1
Tim Southee to Islam, Another pull shot, this time he gets a single to deep square leg.
7.4
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Outside off, another pull shot but this time it is straight to de Grandhomme at short mid-wicket.
7.3
4
Tim Southee to Islam, FOUR! FETCH THAT! A short ball around off, Shadman latches on to the pull and just gets it past Colin de Grandhomme at short mid-wicket!
7.2
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Full and outside off, Islam gets a good stride forwad and then shoulders arms.
7.1
0
Tim Southee to Islam, The bouncer barrage continues. Shadman ducks.
6.6
0
T Boult to Iqbal, On a good length around middle, Tamim hops and pushes it towards point. First maiden of the innings.
6.5
0
T Boult to Iqbal, A bouncer now, TI ducks.
6.4
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
6.3
0
T Boult to Iqbal, A bouncer now, at the face, Iqbal sways away.
6.2
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Outside off, a push but a miss.
6.1
0
T Boult to Iqbal, On a good length around middle and leg, Tamim misses his flick and is hit on the pads.

More issues with the ball. The Kiwis are simply not happy with its shape at the moment. But the umpires won't budge.

5.6
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Very full, outside off, well kept out.
5.5
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Full and just outside off, Islam takes his bat away from the line.
5.4
0
Tim Southee to Islam, On a good length around off, let through.
5.3
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Full and around off, pushed straight to point.
5.2
4
Tim Southee to Islam, FOUR! Too straight, too full, on the pads, Shadman helps himself with a flick through fine leg.
5.1
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Full and round middle, swinging in, Shadman is up to it and flicks it towards mid on.
4.6
4
T Boult to Iqbal, FOUR! Wow. Cramped for room but still Tamim manages to find the boundary. On a good length outside off, coming in with the left-arm-over-the-wicket angle of Boult, Iqbal just punches it through point! The stand moves to 32 and the deficit is now 449.
4.5
0
T Boult to Iqbal, A bouncer but down the leg side, Tamim ducks.
4.4
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Full and just outside off, outswing, watchfully pushed towards cover.

Some issues with the ball. Perhaps a little bit out of shape. But the umpires are happy with it for now.

4.3
1
T Boult to Islam, Full and down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a single.
4.2
0
T Boult to Islam, Action replay of the previous delivery.
4.1
0
T Boult to Islam, Landed outside off, Shadman pulls his bat away.
3.6
4
Tim Southee to Iqbal, FOUR! Excellent batting this time. Overpitched outside off, Tamim leans and drives it through the covers! He has got off to a flier.
3.5
0
Tim Southee to Iqbal, More inswing, this time it is played nicely towards short mid-wicket.
3.4
4
Tim Southee to T Iqbal, ALMOST GOES THROUGH! Loose from Tamim. The ball is pitched around off and Iqbal looks to drive it on the up through the off side. But the ball swings in, hits the toe end of the bat and goes towards mid on.
3.3
0
Tim Southee to Iqbal, Fuller and around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
3.2
6
Tim Southee to Iqbal, SIX! FEROCIOUS! Banged in short, around middle, Tamim takes it on and pulls it over mid-wicket!
3.1
0
Tim Southee to Iqbal, Excellent delivery. No width at all. Up, high and into the chest area. Landed on a good length, kicks off after pitching, Tamim is caught hopping in his crease to fend it down.
2.6
1
T Boult to Iqbal, Down the leg side, tickled towards fine leg for a single.
2.5
0
T Boult to Iqbal,The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
2.4
4
T Boult to Iqbal, FOUR! GLORIOUS! Boult goes full searching for swing and Tamim is ready, as always. Drives this handsomely through the covers! Moves to 10 from 10 balls, the stand moves to 12 and the deficit is now 469.
2.3
2
T Boult to Iqbal, IN THE AIR... JUST SHORT! Slice of luck for Tamim. His heart would have been in his mouth for a moment. On a length outside off, Iqbal looks to punch it through the covers but hits it a touch uppishly. The ball nearly carries to Henry Nicholls at backward point who dives to his left. The ball lands in front and deflects off his shoulder behind. Two runs taken.
2.2
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Short and outside off, Tamim flashes but misses.
2.1
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Around middle, coming in, worked straight to square leg.
1.6
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Full and around off, solidly defended.
1.5
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Good leave. Temptation there for the batsman, full and outside off, inviting the drive but Islam resists.
1.4
2
Tim Southee to Islam, Outside off, Shadman goes on the back foot, gets on top of the bounce and punches it through the covers for a couple to get off the mark.
1.3
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Full and around off, driven towards mid off.
1.2
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Swing for Southee, the inswinger, Islam looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
1.1
0
Tim Southee to Islam, Around middle, worked straight to mid on.

Here's Tim Southee.

0.6
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Another back foot defense to end the over.
0.5
0
T Boult to Iqbal, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
0.4
4
T Boult to Iqbal, FOUR! A fine shot to get the innings underway! We saw plenty of that in the first innings as well. A length ball outside off, Tamim leans into this one and drives it through the covers!
0.3
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
0.2
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
0.1
0
T Boult to Iqbal, Boult is down. Short and outside off, some away movement, Boult loses his balance and Tamim loses his timing. Mistimes the shot to cover.