Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st Test Match Day - 2

At stumps of Day 1 New Zealand were 258/5 in 68.1 overs with M Guptil 80* and B McCullum 58*. Due to bad light yesterday's play was suspended twice. That's the reason behind restriction of Day 1's play to 68 overs.

Day 2 Plays Summary:
M Guptil and B McCullum continued their brilliant innings to take New Zealand to a mark of 500+ runs. 300 runs came for Kiwis in 80.2 overs. After bowling 3 balls new ball as been taken. Then Martin Guptil reached his century off 188 balls with 12-4's. 150 runs partnership came between Guptil and McMullum off 240 balls. B McCullum too got his century off just 138 balls with 12-4's & 1-6. At drinks break New Zealand were 342/5 in 88 overs. After drinks New Zealand reached the mark of 400 runs at 99.1 overs and 200 runs came in their partnership off 304 balls. Before lunch break both M Guptil & B McCullum managed to get thier 150 runs. Guptil got his 150 in 250 balls with 17-4's & 1-6 and B McCullum in 188 balls with 16-4's & 3-6's.

At lunch break New Zealand were 432/5 in 105 overs with Guptil 150* and McCullum 154*. 

Then 300 runs came in their partnership off 425 balls. At drinks New Zealand were 487/5 in 123 overs with Guptil 175* and McCullum 183*. After drinks New Zealand lost their 6th wicket McCullum with 185 runs off 272 balls with 17-4's & 3-6's at 125.4 overs and went 497/6. Then 500 runs came for New Zealand at 126.3 overs. Then lost their 7th wicket M Guptil with 189 runs off 310 balls with 18-4's & 1-6 at 129.6 overs and NZ went 525/7. Then D Tuffey and J Patel till their innings were declared at 135 overs when they were 553/7. For Bangladesh Rubel Hossain picked 5 wickets and Shafiul Islam & Shakib Al Hasan each picked 1 wicket.

With trailing by 553 runs Bangladesh started their innings with Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes. They played well and added 79 runs in their partnership and at 12.5 overs Bangladesh lost their 1st wicket Imrul Kayes with 28 runs and went 79/1. Then Tamim Iqbal scored his half century off just 39 balls with 10-4's. Even today the game was suspended once due to bad light at 14 overs when Bangladesh were 83/1. Then game resumed and played till end of day 2. For New Zealand D Vettori picked 1 wicket. At stumps of Day 2 Bangladesh were 87/1 in 17 overs with Tamim Iqbal 56* and Junaid Siddique 3*.

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