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Lytton’s century in the New Zealand Test

After falling in the follow-on, batting for the second time, Bangladesh also fell into disaster. However, Liton Das kept playing with one end. He has already scored his second Test century in Tests. This is Lytton’s first century outside the country. As of the writing of this report, Bangladesh’s collection is 26 runs for 6 wickets, lagging behind by 127 runs.

Meanwhile, after losing openers Sadman and Nazmul at the start of the third day, Tiger captains Mominul Haque and Mohammad Naeem were playing. However, they could not stay at the crease for long. Yasir, who hit fifty in the first innings, also returned with just two runs.

After falling behind by 395 runs, where the main goal was to repair the innings, the visitors managed to score 74 runs for the loss of 2 wickets till the lunch break of the third day.

Bangladesh were bowled out for 128 at the end of the second day at Hagley Oval. Bangladesh were trailing by 395 runs from New Zealand’s first innings. The openers could not bring relief in the second innings by going down the follow-on. However, Sadman Islam and Naeem were able to disappoint the Kiwis after an hour of resistance.

But when the team score was 28, Sadman brought danger. In the 14th over, Kyle Jamieson could have given up the ball outside the leg stump. But playing lazily, he became one of Tom Blundell’s great catches.

After lying on the crease for about an hour, the left-handed batsman returned to the dressing room with 21 runs off 46 balls. He had 3 fours in his 21-run innings. Sadman, who failed in the first innings, managed to score only 6 runs. But Neil Wagner’s short delivery did not save Shantar. He scored 29 runs off 36 balls.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh fell in the follow-on for the second time in the last 3 Tests. They last lost the second Test of the series by an innings against Pakistan.

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