15 February 2010
Bangladesh made a promising start in the one-off Test match against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton today. After winning the toss, Tigers opted to bowl first and the Bangladesh pace bowlers tore through the New Zealand top order to reduce them to 158 for 5 after morning drizzle delayed the start of the play for one hour.
New Zealand fought back with an unbeaten 100 run 6th wicket partnership between Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum before bad light stopped play at 258 for 5. Martin Guptill was not out on 80, his highest Test score, and Brendon McCullum was on 58 at stumps.
Rubel Hossain was the most successful bowler for Bangladesh with 3 for 86. The other two wickets were shared between young pacer Shafiul Islam and Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan. Play will resume half an hour early tomorrow to compensate loss of time.