Mirpur: Bangladesh were bowled out for 172 runs in the first innings of the 2nd Test against New Zealand. The New Zealand team continued to play and scored 55 runs for the loss of 5 wickets at the end of the first day’s play.
The Bangladesh team, who won the toss and batted first in this test match which started yesterday in Mirpur, lost wickets at regular intervals to the New Zealand spin. Openers Zakir Hasan were dismissed for 8 off Mitchell Sandner and Mahmud Hasan Joy for 14 off Ajaz Patel. Mominul Haq 5, Captain Najmul Hossain Shanto 9 runs.
Muzfiqur Rahim tried to build a partnership with Shahadat Hossain at the loss of 4 for 47 runs. A relaxed Muzfiqur Rakim was dismissed for interfering with the fielding after scoring 35 off 83 balls, with one six and three fours. Muzfiqur Rahim added 57 runs along with Shahadat Hossain for the 5th wicket.
Shahadat Hossain scored 31 runs off 102 balls with 2 boundaries to take the wicket of GlenPhillips. Following Nurul Hasan 7, Mehidi Hasan 20, Taijul Islam 6, Shoriful Islam 10, Bangladesh team lost all wickets for 172 runs in 66.2 overs. Naeem Hasan remained unbeaten with 13 runs.
Mitchell Sandner and Glenn Phillips took 3 wickets each and Ajaz Patel took 2 wickets for New Zealand team. After that, the New Zealand batting team also lost wickets while facing the spin. Tom Latham 4, Henry Nicholls 1 runs off Taijul Islam. Daven Conway was caught off stump by Mehidi Hasan on 11. Ken Williamson 13, Tom Blundell for no runs off Mehidi Hasan.
At the end of the first day’s play, New Zealand scored 55 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 12.4 overs. Daryl Mitchell remained unbeaten with 12 and Glenn Phillips with 5 runs. Mehdi Hasan took 3 wickets and Taijul Islam took 2 wickets for Bangladesh team. The New Zealand team continues to play the 2nd day today, trailing by 117 runs with 5 wickets in hand.
Strangely out: Bangladesh’s senior batsman Musfiqur Rahim was dismissed for fielding after scoring 35 runs. Muzfiqur Rakim made a tackle as Kyle Jamieson bowled the 41st over. As the ball went outside the off-stump, Muzfiqur Rahim stepped away and palmed the ball away.
Then the 3rd umpire Ahsan Raza examined the New Zealand players and declared Musfiqur Rakim out. With this, Muzfiqur Rakim became the 9th player in the history of Test cricket to be dismissed for interfering with the fielding. Before this, umpires used to give outs by ‘handle the ball’ method. But last year 2017 the rules were revised. This included the ‘handle the ball’ out method under the rule of interfering with the fielding. This is why now the umpires have sent off Musfiqur Raheem for obstructing the fielding. Musfiqur Rakim has also become the first Bangladeshi player to be dismissed in this category.