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New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Tom Latham’s 186* propels Black Caps on Day 1

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New Zealand promised to bounce again shortly from its first-test loss to Bangladesh and captain Tom Latham redeemed the pledge with a commanding unbeaten century Sunday on the primary day of the second Test.
Latham misplaced the toss for the sixth time whereas standing in as captain for Kane Williamson and needed to bat on a disconcertingly inexperienced pitch at Hagley Oval. By stumps he was 186 not out and with the assistance of a half-century to Will Young and Devon Conway, who confronted a nervous night time on 99 not out, New Zealand was 349-1.

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“I’m a bit nervous naturally but I’ll try to take a sleeping tablet to help me go to bed and reassess tomorrow,” Conway mentioned.
“It was special today, considering the fact after we lost the toss. I think both teams wanted to bowl first. The way Tom Latham and Will Young went about their work was really special and Tom was outstanding to bat throughout the day and I was just grateful to bat beside him.”
Bangladesh’s shock win within the first check thrilled the cricket world. The ninth-ranked group on this planet had crushed the second-ranked group. Even extra, the immense underdogs had crushed the champions of the lengthy format of their dwelling situations the place they had been unbeaten of their final 17 Tests.
It was the stuff of fairytales however on Sunday the quiet, pragmatic Latham introduced Bangladesh again to a merciless actuality. Latham hadn’t beforehand scored even a half-century however the captain dominated the day, carrying his bat by 90 overs. By stumps, he had hit 28 fours for 112 runs from boundaries.

Latham collected steadily and briskly, reaching his half-century from 65 balls, his century from 133, his 150 from 199. And he performed a full array pictures, favoring the minimize when Bangladesh bowled too quick with the brand new ball within the morning then leaning into his drives and bringing midwicket into play within the subsequent two periods.
He scored 70 of his 100 partnership with Young and 57 of a century partnership from 155 balls with Conway.
Latham possible will bear in mind New Zealand had a great day on the primary day of the primary check when it additionally was despatched it. It ended that day on 258-5, seemingly in a robust place. But Bangladesh fought again to win every of the subsequent 4 days and take the match by eight wickets.
The Bangladesh bowlers arrange that win by taking New Zealand’s final 5 first-innings wickets for 70 runs on the second day and by bowling out New Zealand for 169 on the final day.
Latham did his greatest Sunday to position New Zealand in a stronger place. He did so on a day of wierd occurrences.

Latham was twice given out earlier than lunch on Sunday but survived to hold his bat by the day. Young’s 54 — his third half-century of the sequence — included 5 fours, a 7 and a 5.
Ebadot Hossain was Bangladesh’s man of the match within the first Test for his six wickets within the New Zealand second innings.
He got here into the assault within the ninth over Sunday and had Latham out lbw along with his second and fifth deliveries. In each instances the on-field umpire upheld Ebadot’s attraction and Latham had these selections reviewed and overturned.

Young reached his half-century from 97 balls with a bit little bit of luck, after being dropped by Liton Das at second slip off Ebadot when he was 26.
His rating was plumped by a seven when he ran three and a throw to the untended stumps on the bowler’s finish went for 4 overthrows. Soon afterwards the batsman took a single and one other throw to the bowler went to the boundary.
After Young, Conway continued his prolific accumulation of runs in checks and was left on the point of a century at stumps. He scored 122 within the first innings of the primary check and added a half-century on Sunday from 83 balls.
If he goes on to his century, the South Africa-born batsman may have scored a double century, two centuries and a half-century in 5 Tests.