Occasional spinner Phillips halted Bangladesh's progress

Occasional spinner Phillips halted Bangladesh’s progress

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Zakir tried to bowl the ball off the back foot, given the length, but completely failed to deal with the tremendous spin, which passed through the gate of his bat and pad and disturbed the woodwork. With Zakir out on 12 runs, Bangladesh’s score became 39-1.

After assessing the situation, Nazmul, who had a tough performance in the World Cup, started charging from the start. He made an impression with a six, the first Bangladeshi to do so on a captaincy debut, and started playing some big shots against dangerman Ajaz.

Najmul blunted Aijaz a bit by hitting two more sixes and two fours, while Mahmudul stood firm at the other end against the fast bowlers and spinners.

While the pair looked very strong, New Zealand occasionally brought spinner Phillips into the attack in the last half hour of the session.

In his second over, Phillips bowled a full toss, but Nazmul, who had already come down the track, completely missed his big swing and was caught at mid-on. Kane Williamson took a good high catch in the sunlight to dismiss Nazmul for 37 off just 35 balls, reducing Bangladesh to 92-2.

Zakir (42) and Mominul (three) completed the remaining overs before lunch.

Bangladesh are fielding an inexperienced team with some young players and the debut of 21-year-old batsman Shahadat.

With this match both the teams will start their new cycle of the World Test Championship.

bangladesh (Playing XI): Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto(c), Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shahadat Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Naeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam.

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