NZ vs BAN, 1st test, Day 3 Stumps: Liton Das, Mominul Haque Fifties Power Bangladesh To 401/6;

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NZ vs BAN, 1st test, Day 3 Stumps: Liton Das, Mominul Haque Fifties Power Bangladesh To 401/6 –Bangladesh played with tenacity and purpose also on third day of the Mount Maunganui Test, dominating New Zealand. The visitors reached stumps with a 73-run lead, the first time they had achieved so batting second outside of Asia.

Bangladesh 401 for 6 (Mominul 88, Liton 86, Boult 3-61) lead New Zealand 328 by 73 runs.

Mominul Haque, the captain, led the way with 88, hitting 12 fours in a 244-ball knock that lasted more than six hours. Mominul and Liton Das shared 158 runs for the fifth wicket, with Mominul scoring 86 off 177 deliveries.

Their fifties came after Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who was playing in his second Test, struck a hard-working 78 and added 104 for the second wicket with Najmul Hossain Shanto, who made 64. In addition, each of Bangladesh’s top six batsmen faced more than 50 balls in an away Test innings for the first time on Monday.

Bangladesh batted for 156 overs, most in a Test innings outside Asia, as when the host side’s bowling attack felt the full impact of the visitors’ increased discipline. Neil Wagner and Trent Boult both got three wickets, but Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, and Rachin Ravindra all went wicketless in their 88 overs.

The first two sessions established the groundwork for Bangladesh’s successful day of batting. They scored more freely in the second session after adding only 45 runs till the lunch break. They added 87 runs in 26 overs while remaining wicketless. Mominul and Litton were both in their fifties after lunch.

They also proceeded without a chance, although there were some uneasy moments, such as when Mominul was hit on the elbow and when he edged in front of Ross Taylor at third slip. During the first session, the left-hander was dropped on 8 by Jamieson off his bowling and then caught behind on 9 off a no-ball by Wagner.

NZ vs BAN, 1st test, Day 3 Stumps: Liton Das, Mominul Haque Fifties Power Bangladesh To 401/6

Mominul and Mushfiqur Rahim batted for 18.2 overs and added only 19 runs, the slowest partnership between the two Bangladesh hitters who have faced 100 or more balls. Earlier, Joy was caught at gully by Wagner for 78, while Boult clean bowled Mushfiqur just before the lunch break.

Liton cleared the way by hitting two fours quickly after taking the crease, and he subsequently targeted the New Zealand bowlers when necessary for the majority of the next two sessions. He made good use of the tempo, leading the ball with late cutters and square-cuts, as well as driving fours.

Mominul drove the ball brilliantly as well, hitting four cover drives for boundaries and a few flicks and clipped through midwicket. He also made good use of the pace to knock fours behind the wickets.

Boult got rid of both Mominul and Litton in three overs. When he trapped Mominul lbw for 88, he finally broke the fifth-wicket stand. After chasing a wide one from Boult, Litton joined him to the dressing room a few overs later.

Following that, there was no reprieve for New Zealand, as Yasir Ali and Mehidy Hasan Miraz batted out the final 11.1 overs with little trouble.

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