Bangladesh piled up a respectable 408 in reply to New Zealand’s first innings total of 553/7 declared. Mahmudullah, the most impressive Bangladeshi batsmen of recent times produced a maiden century, 115 to be precise. Shakib Al Hasan with 87 and Tamim Iqbal with 68 came up with fighting knocks. New Zealand took just under 98 overs to bowl out the visitors with Martin and Vettori taking three wickets each. At Stumps on Day 3, New Zealand closed at 9 for 1 to stretch their second innings lead to 154.