NZ vs BAN 2nd Test, Day 1 Stumps: Tom Latham’s century, Devon Conway fifty put New Zealand on top;

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NZ vs BAN 2nd Test, Day 1 Stumps: Tom Latham’s century, Devon Conway fifty put New Zealand on top – New Zealand skipper Tom Latham smashed a century on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday.

New Zealand’s score stood at 349/1 at stumps, with Latham (186*) and Devon Conway (99*) at the crease. New Zealand batted first and got off to a flying start, with openers Latham and Will Young putting Bangladesh bowlers on the back foot with a flurry of boundaries. The first session was completed by both batters, ensuring that the hosts did not lose any wickets.

Both batters went past the 50-run mark, resulting in a 148-run first inning. In the 38th over, Bangladesh finally grabbed a wicket when Shoriful Islam removed Young (54) for 54. Latham, on the other hand, persisted, scoring his 12th Test century in the 45th over of the innings.

NZ vs BAN 2nd Test: NEW ZEALAND 1ST INNINGS
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Tom Latham (c) not out 186 278 28 0 66.90
Will Young c Mohammad Naim b Shoriful Islam 54 114 176 5 0 47.36
Devon Conway not out 99 148 10 1 66.89
Extras (lb 7, w 3) 10
TOTAL (90 Ov, RR: 3.87) 349/1
Yet to bat: Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell †, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
Fall of wickets: 1-148 (Will Young, 37.6 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Taskin Ahmed 22 5 68 0 3.09 2 0
Shoriful Islam 18 6 50 1 2.77 1 0
Ebadot Hossain 21 1 114 0 5.42 0 0
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 25 1 95 0 3.80 0 0
Najmul Hossain Shanto 4 0 15 0 3.75 0 0

At the end, Latham and Conway ensured that New Zealand did not lose any more wickets, giving the hosts a nine-wicket lead.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 349/1 (Tom Latham 186*, Devon Conway 99*; Shoriful Islam 1-50) vs Bangladesh.

(With ANI Inputs)

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