Bangladesh 183-4 at stumps against NZ

Updated: 17 October 2008 10:24 IST

Mehrab Hossain dug in for a defiant, unbeaten 79 to spearhead a 139-run fifth-wicket stand that revived Bangladesh's innings on Friday.

Bangladesh 183-4 at stumps against NZ

Chittagong:

Mehrab Hossain dug in for a defiant, unbeaten 79 to spearhead a 139-run fifth-wicket stand that revived Bangladesh's innings on Friday and frustrated New Zealand on the first day of the first cricket Test.

Bangladesh slumped to 44 for four before Hossain combined with Mushfiqur Rahim to move the total to 183-4 from 94 over at stumps. Rahim finished the day unbeaten on 59, including nine boundaries and a six.

Hossain stroked 10 boundaries and faced 164 deliveries.

New Zealand failed to make any breakthrough in the third session as Hossain and Rahim defied the attack for a combined 306 deliveries.

Bangladesh lost its first wicket in the second over - Sunaid Siddiqui without scoring - and struggled to lunch at 34 for one before losing three quick wickets.

Daniel Vettori removed opener Tamim Iqbal (18) and rival captain Mohammad Ashraful, lbw for 2, while fast bowler Iain O'Brien bowled Rajin Saleh (20) in the 42nd over to go with his earlier dismissal of Siddiqui.

Vettori led the attack with 2-50 from 28 overs, while O'Brien returned 2-25 from 17. Vettori's spin partner Jeetan Patel went wicketless in 17 overs that cost him 59 runs.

Bangladesh has never won a Test match against New Zealand. New Zealand won the preceding limited-overs series 2-1.



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