Latham, Conway shine as New Zealand finish first day on a high

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand’s top-order batters scored big against Bangladesh; helping the side to finish the first day of the second Test at an astonishing 349/1, here on Sunday.

Kiwi batter Tom Latham eyeing a double-ton, while Devon Conway remained not-out for his 99 at the stumps on day one.

At the toss, Bangladesh’s captain Mominul Haque elected to bowl first after the coin flipped in his favour.

In response, the host openers Latham and Will Young provided a magnificent start to the side, The duo scored half-centuries; recording a mammoth 148-runs opening partnership. Young, however, fell short soon after reaching his half-century. He managed to score 54 off 114 deliveries, including five boundaries.

Following Young’s dismissal, Conway then joined Latham and the pair proved out to be handier. The duo put on a terrific 201-runs partnership before stumps were called.

Latham finished the first day of the second Test at his individual score of 186* off 278 balls; smashing 28 boundaries. Young, on the other hand, will resume his inning at 99 not-out. He faced 148 balls and smashed 11 boundaries including a maximum.

For Bangladesh, only Shoriful Islam managed to make one scalp on the opening day.

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