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New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 2 Report: Trent Boult, Tom Latham punish Bangladesh for keeping New Zealand in strong command

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Trent Boult took five wickets to roll Bangladesh down to 126 in reply to New Zealand’s mammoth 521 for six declared in the second Test on Monday. The last wicket fell in the last over of the day in Christchurch as Bangladesh’s innings ended within a session and a half, with 395 outstanding. The hosts would have to win the Test to level the two-match series after losing the first Test by eight wickets. He had taken the batting easy after being sent on the green with opener Tom Latham scoring 252 for more than nine hours, while Devon Conway made 109 and Tom Blundell an unbeaten 57.

When the Black Caps made the announcement, fast bowlers Boult and Tim Southee showed how to get the ball to a hard surface as they ripped through the Bangladesh line-up.

Boult took five for 43 while Southee took three for 28.

Only two relative Test novices, Yasir Ali and Nurul Hasan, provided any resistance.

Yasir scored 55 runs in his third Test while Nurul was dismissed for 41 in his fifth Test.

The tourists lost their first four wickets in just 11 runs in seven overs and then made five for 27 before Yasir and Nurul launched a 60-run defense.

In the blitz opening, Boult got both Shadman Islam (7) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (four) caught by Latham at second slip, while Southee bowled debutant Mohammad Naeem and captain Mominul Haque without scoring.

The fifth wicket fell in the first over after tea when Boult dismissed Liton Das for eight.

Southee comes back to break the Yasir-Nurul partnership with a ball, which comes back sharply on Nurul and goes lbw.

Boult bowled Mehdi Hasan (five) to take 300 Test wickets behind the fourth New Zealander – Richard Hadlee, Daniel Vettori and Southee.

Kyle Jamieson removed Taskin Ahmed (two) and Yasir before Boult ended the innings and dismissed Shorful Islam for two.

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Latham’s two catches at slip came after his marathon innings, the second double century of his career.

He faced 373 balls and hit 34 fours and two sixes and tried to increase the run rate as the innings ended.

He hit a six, four and another six off successive deliveries from Mominul Haque, but missed in his fourth attempt to hit the Bangladesh captain and part-time spinner for a boundary and was caught at square leg.

Conway resumed on 99 to reach his century with a four off the first ball of the day but was run out soon after.

Latham’s 148-run partnership with Will Young for the first wicket was followed by a 215-run second wicket partnership.

New Zealand stalwart Ross Taylor, playing his 112th and final Test, received a guard of honor from Bangladesh players midway through, and he quickly added to his trademark stroke, hitting boundaries with cover drives and cut shots. Went.

But on 28 he was caught at square-leg by Shoreful Islam after Abadot Hossain and Henry Nicholls (duck) and Daryl Mitchell (three).

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Blundell was unbeaten on 57 while Jamieson was on four.

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