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Bangladesh in New Zealand, 2007-08


New Zealand secure control after another hapless batting display

12 January 2007

Bangladesh's first innings blues continued in Wellington. Yet another dismal batting display saw them capitulate on the first day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington today.

After winning the ninth consecutive toss of the series, Bangladesh were sent into bat by Kiwi captain Daniel Vettori and the Kiwi seamers led by Chris Martin's five-for skittled out Bangladesh for a meager 143 in just 45.3 overs.

Bangladesh's top scorer skipper Mohammad Ashraful was again the unlucky victim of poor umpiring as he was wrongly given out caught behind for a delivery which only brushed his pad. Among others, Aftab Ahmed tried to show some resistance but was left stranded on 25 as rest of the Tigers surrendered meekly.

At the end of the first day, New Zealand already wiped out 134 runs of the Bangladesh total with the loss of only 3 wickets.


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