New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 2: Al Hasan, Rahim leave New Zealand in tatters

Al Hasan made the highest score by a Bangladesh player in Test history

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It was a day of utter domination for Bangladesh and one to forget for New Zealand as Shakib Al Hasan and captain Mushfiqur Rahim scored 217 and 159 respectively.

Starting off the day on 154/3, Bangladesh were only able to add six runs to their score before batsman Mominul Haque was caught behind off the bowling of Tim Southee for 64, which came off 116 balls and included 10 boundaries and a six.

From that point, New Zealand were made to toil as Shakib Al Hasan and captain Mushfiqur Rahim tormented them with a 359-run partnership, which is the highest stand for Bangladesh in Test history.

During the partnership, which was the four-highest fifth-wicket stand in Tests, Shakib became just the third Bangladesh player after Rahim and Tamim Iqbal to score a double century.

Rahim, meanwhile, surpassed the 150-run mark, as New Zealand did everything in their power to try and end the duo’s reign of domination.

In the end, it was Trent Boult who did the trick for the Black Caps as he had Rahim caught behind for 159, which came off 260 balls and included 23 boundaries and a six.


Rahim is delighted upon scoring his fourth Test century

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Al Hasan fell shortly after as he was clean bowled by Wagner for a career-best 217, which came off 276 deliveries and included 31 boundaries.

Mehedi Hasan failed to trouble the scorers as he was dismissed by Wagner on the last ball of the day.

Sabbir Rahman, meanwhile, remained undefeated on 10 off 31 balls, which included one boundary.

Wagner was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Southee and Boult chipped in with two wickets apiece.

Bangladesh ended day two on 542/7 and will continue batting 30 minutes earlier on Saturday at 10:00 local time or 21:00 GMT (the previous day).

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