Bangladesh have closed the second day’s play at 87 for 1 in reply to a strong 553 for 7 declared from New Zealand. Opener Tamim Iqbal is batting well on an unbeaten 56. The day’s play was dominated by the overnight pair of Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum who went onto score big centuries but failed to convert them into 200s.
Resuming the second day’s play at 258 for 5, the Kiwis added up nearly 300 runs. Brendon McCullum’s knock came to an end having scored 185 from 272 balls with 17 fours and 3 sixes. Guptill followed him to the pavilion after scoring 189 from 310 balls with 18 fours and a six. The two right handers piled up a 6th wicket stand of 339.