New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Score Updates
NZ vs BAN, 1st Test, Day 3 live cricket score updates: Half-centuries for a composed Mominul Haque and a feisty Liton Das propelled Bangladesh in their first-innings against New Zealand at tea on day three.
- NDTV Sports Desk
- Updated: January 03, 2022 10:50 AM IST
Half-centuries for a composed Mominul Haque and a feisty Liton Das propelled Bangladesh in their first-innings against New Zealand at tea on day three of the first Test on Monday. But after the tea break, Bangladesh lost both the batters but still managed to take the lead against New Zealand. Captain Mominul faced 175 deliveries for his 61 while Das reached 51 off 97 balls on a track favourable for batting under a hot sun and cloudless sky. The pair put on 104 for the unbroken fifth wicket. Das had been rollicking along to reach 40 from 46 balls before slowing down as his 11th half-century neared. Only once before in nine Tests in New Zealand have Bangladesh held a first-innings lead but on that occasion -- in Wellington four years ago -- the second innings did not go their way and they lost by seven wickets. (LIVE SCORECARD)