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NZ vs BAN: Latham, Boult put Black Caps heading in the right direction for series-levelling win

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New Zealand skipper Tom Latham smashed 252 earlier than Trent Boult and Tim Southee wrecked Bangladesh with the ball to place the hosts heading in the right direction for a series-levelling victory on day two of the second and ultimate Test in Christchurch on Monday.
Smarting from their shock defeat within the sequence opener at Mount Maunganui, World Test Champions New Zealand racked up 521-6 earlier than declaring their first innings on the Hagley Oval.
Boult (5-43) and Southee (3-28) then mixed to assist bundle Bangladesh out for 126 to say a large lead of 395.

Trent Boult turns into the 2nd quickest New Zealander to 300 Test wickets 💥 #SparkSport #NZvBAN
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) January 10, 2022
Boult additionally turned the fourth New Zealand bowler — after Richard Hadlee, Daniel Vettori and Southee — to say 300 take a look at wickets.

“As a team, we’re not about the milestones etcetera but it definitely does feel great to join an elusive club,” Boult informed the official broadcasters.
“Pretty good conditions, a little bit of swing, and I thought we used the bounce and pace that was on offer at this beautiful ground quite nicely.”

Tom Latham is dismissed for 252 👏
This is the best ever particular person Test rating on the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Watch #NZvBAN on (in chosen areas) #WTC23
— ICC (@ICC) January 10, 2022
Devon Conway, who was unbeaten on 99 on Sunday, hit the primary ball of the day for a boundary to attain his third century in his fifth Test. Conway was run out for 109 having featured in a 215-run stand with Latham.
Resuming on his in a single day rating of 186, Latham introduced up his 200 with a cover-driven 4 off Taskin Ahmed and went on to turn out to be solely the second New Zealand participant, after Stephen Fleming, to own two 250-plus scores.

The captain clobbered his Bangladesh counterpart Mominul Haque for 2 sixes in three balls however was dismissed going for a 3rd. He hit 34 boundaries in his greater than nine-hour vigil.
Ross Taylor, enjoying his final Test, made 28 and Tom Blundell smashed a breezy unbeaten 57 earlier than Latham declared.
When they returned, Boult and Southee lowered Bangladesh to 11-4 inside seven overs with Latham taking two catches within the slip.
Bangladesh slumped to 27-5 when Liton Das fell to Boult earlier than Yasir Ali (55) and Nurul Hasan (41) resisted with a 60-run partnership.