Dhaka - Shakib Al Hasan claimed three wickets as Bangladesh reduced New
Zealand to 107-3 on Tuesday before rain forced an early close on the
second day of the second Test in Dhaka.
A downpour led the umpires to suspend and then call off play after an early tea break with the game evenly poised.
Zealand had dismissed the hosts for 282 early in the morning thanks to
Neil Wagner's maiden five-wicket haul, but Bangladesh struck back
He took two wickets in his first two overs, with
New Zealand in trouble at 32-2 at lunch before Kane Williamson and Ross
Williamson had to leave the field after Rubel
Hossain struck him with a bouncer, but he returned soon afterwards as
Shakib removed incoming batsman Brendon McCullum.
Rubel took a stunning catch at deep square leg as the New Zealand captain fell for 11.
Resuming on 228-5 at start of play, Bangladesh managed to add only 54 more runs in the face of tight bowling.
finished with 5-64, making full use of overcast conditions to induce
some edges from the batsmen, after play resumed 30 minutes early to make
up for overs lost on the opening day due to rain.
"I take quite a
bit of confidence out of that and that's something I think that any
bowler works hard for in their career," Wagener said of his first
five-wicket haul in nine Tests.
"So I'm pleased with that," he said.
opportunity you get, you want to put your hand up and make the most of
it," said Wagner, who replaced left-arm spinner Bruce Martin for this
"For me personally it was tough to miss out on the first Test, but it's one of those things; that's the nature of the game."
"When you get another chance you've got to use it and you've got to grab it with both hands."
The pitch provided some vicious turn as New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi chipped in with two wickets to finish with 3-59.
had Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim caught at gully for 18 before
Sodhi dismissed Nasir Hossain, caught at slip for 19.
Sohag Gazi launched a counter-attack, hitting a four and a six but
could not repeat his heroics in the first Test when he scored an
unbeaten century and claimed a hat-trick. He fell for 14.
Wagner completed his haul with the wicket of Rubel for four while Sodhi bowled Abdur Razzak for 13 to wrap up the innings.
Williamson (28 not out) was batting alongside Taylor (37 not out) when play was called off.
said Bangladesh must take those two wickets on Wednesday if they want
to take the lead and put New Zealand under pressure.
"We need to
pick up the two wickets at the crease now because they are the most
important batsmen," he said. "They are the senior players and can always
play big innings."
The first Test ended in a draw.