New Zealand 55-1 at lunch on day 3, 1st test vs. Bangladesh
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand reached 55-1 at lunch on Saturday after Bangladesh declared its record-breaking first innings at 595-8 on day three of the first test.
Kamrul Islam took a wicket with his first ball, as Jeet Raval (27) edged the short delivery to replacement wicketkeeper Imrul Kayes just two overs before lunch.
Tom Latham was 27 and captain Kane Williamson was on 1 at the break.
Resuming at 542-7, Bangladesh batted on for 16 overs on the third morning, allowing Sabbir Rahman to become the sixth player to surpass 50 runs in the innings before captain Mushfiqur Rahman declared.
Sabbir posted his second half century in his third test, reaching 50 from 85 balls.
Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur sat out the session after being struck on the fingers several times during his innings of 159 on day two.
Kayes took over the wicketkeeping duties and Shakib Al Hasan captained the team in the field and rotated an inexperienced bowling combination. The 19-year-old off-spinner Mehedi Hasan took the new ball and worked along with debutant seamers Taksin Ahmed and Subashis Roy plus Kamrul, who is in his third test.