Dhaka - Tamim Iqbal hit an unbeaten half-century as Bangladesh made a steady
start in the second Test against New Zealand, reaching 111-2 by lunch on
the first day on Monday.
Tamim put on 67 with Marshall Ayub (41) for
the second wicket after Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss
and elected to bat at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Boult gave New Zealand their first breakthrough when Anamul Haque
(seven) miscued a pull shot and Kane Williamson took the catch.
looked solid until Neil Wagner, who replaced left-arm spinner Bruce
Martin in New Zealand's line-up from the drawn first Test, broke through
his defence and bowled him.
The right-handed Ayub struck six well-executed boundaries in his 62-ball innings
who was unbeaten on 50 along with Mominul Haque (12 not out) at the
break, survived two drop catches at the start of the innings.
Bradley-John Watling dropped the left-hander on five before skipper
Brendon McCullum let him off at second slip at 10. Doug Bracewell was
the unlucky bowler on both occasions.
Bangladesh made one change
to their squad that played in the drawn first Test in Chittagong,
bringing in uncapped paceman Al Amin Hossain for injured Robiul Islam.