Spinners restrict Blackcaps to 280 for 5 on first day

Spinners restrict Blackcaps to 280 for 5 on first day

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A late show of guile by Bangladesh spinners balanced the first day of the opening Test betw een Bangladesh and New Zealand as Shakib Al Hasan and Abdur Razzak struck just before the closing of the first day’s play.Opting to bat first, the second-wicket partnership between Peter Fulton and Kane Williamson produced a valuable 126 runs, laying the foundation for New Zealand to reach 280 for five at the end of play.
Bruce Martin (0) was at the crease when the umpires signaled the draw of stumps at 89.5 overs with Razzak’s last delivery catching Brendon McCullum (21) leg before wicket at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Shakib Al Hasan had struck a massive blow earlier, dismissing Williamson, who added 114 off 210 deliveries before his attempted flick missed an elusive Hasan delivery, letting the ball rap the pad in front of the off and middle stumps.
Sohag Gazi drew the first blood for Bangladesh, as Hamish Rutherford (34) stepped out of the crease to loft a delivery over long-off only to find Abdur Razzak in the deep.
Nasir Hossain struck in his first over on the stroke of Tea as Peter Fulton (73) cut a short, outside-off delivery straight to cover, where Mominul Haque made no mistake in holding on to a good catch.
Abdur Razzak was the next to send back another Kiwi. Razzak’s flighted delivery on middle got a leading edge of Ross Taylor’s (28) bat, sending the ball straight to Naeem Islam at short covers.

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