Ebadot Hossain anchors Bangladesh in first Test against New Zealand

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Bangladesh’s bowler – Ebadot Hossain’s sensational spell helped the touring side to reduce New Zealand for 147/5 at stumps on day four.

The hosts took a mere 17-runs lead before the stumps called on the fourth day of the ongoing first Test; losing half of their side.

Earlier in the morning, Bangladesh resumed their first inning at an overnight score of 401/6, could only add 57 runs on the penultimate day; bowling out for a massive total of 458. The side handed a 130-runs deficit to the hosts.

For the Kiwis, Trent Boult impressed with his four wickets, while Neil Wagner bagged three. Tim Southee, on the other hand, claimed two wickets. Kyle Jamieson, however, managed to make one scalp.

In response to the touring side’s 458, New Zealand had an average start to their second innings; their openers could only provide a 29-runs stand before Tom Latham dismissed after scoring a mere 14.

His opening partner – Will Young, on the other hand, stood firm and batted brilliantly for his half-century, he scored a valuable 69-runs, laced with seven boundaries. He also put on a magnificent partnership of 73 with Taylor.

Following Young’s dismissal, the hosts then ran into a collapse; losing two more wickets without adding any runs. The side was slipped from 136/2 to 136/5.

Veteran batter – Ross Taylor, however, retaliated against the touring side’s bowling attack; scoring an unbeaten 37 before the stumps were called. Taylor and Rachin Ravindra (6*) will now resume the proceedings for the home side at 147/5 on the final day.

For Bangladesh, Hossain starred; taking four wickets, while Taskin Ahmed made one scalp.

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