The second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand is being played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. New Zealand have completely dominated the day so far as they have managed to score over 300 runs and have just lost Will Young. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have barely got anything right. There have been dropped catches, missed runout chances, and average bowling from the side. Moreover, a mixup of all of these came on a single delivery in the 26th over of New Zealand’s innings.
It was the final delivery of the 26th over when Ebadot Hossain induced an edge from Will Young and the ball flew to first slip. But what could have been a regulation catch for the fielder at first slip was made to look hard by the jumping fielder from second slip and dropped. The ball then rolled down towards the third man region and nearly touched the boundary ropes. However, the fielder managed to save the boundary and threw it towards the keeper.
Amid all the drama happening, Latham and Will Young had stolen two runs and were running the third when the throw came at the wicketkeeper’s end. But the keeper sensed a chance and threw the ball towards the bowler’s end just to miss the stumps. There was no one backing up and hence the ball rolled down to the long-off boundary ropes despite a chase from the bowler and eventually giving away seven runs.
Watch all the drama here:
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Latham-Conway put Bangladesh on top
After a 148-run opening stand between Will Young and Tom Latham, New Zealand piled up more runs with Devon Conway joining Latham. The Latham-Conway duo has put on over 200 runs together for the second wicket. Latham ended the day at 186* while Conway will start Day 2 just one run away from his 3rd Test hundred.