Christchurch Test: Shakib strikes late to reduce Kiwis to 260-7 on rain-curtailed Day 2

Christchurch [New Zealand], Jan.21 : Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scalped three wickets in quick successions to reduce New Zealand to 260-7 before rain reduced the Day Two's play of the second Test at the Hagley Oval here on Saturday.

After losing opener Jeet Raval (16) cheaply, opener Tom Latham struck 11 boundaries in his knock of 68 runs besides sharing a crucial 106-run partnership with Ross Taylor (77) to strengthen his side's innings.

At the end of the day's play, New Zealand were still trailing by 29 runs from first innings, with Henry Nicholls and Tim Southee remaining unbeaten at 56 and four, respectively.

For Bangladesh, all-rounder Shakib removed Mitchell Santner (29) lbw then bowling BJ Watling (1) and Colin de Grandhomme (0), thereby dismissing three wickets for just four runs.

Besides Shakib, Kamrul Islam Rabbi picked up two wickets while Taskin Ahmed and Mehedi Hasan Miraz also chipped in with a wicket each.

Earlier, opener Soumya Sarkar smashed 86-run knock while Shakib (59) and Nurul Hasan (47) provided able support to guide Bangladesh to a first-innings score of 289.

New Zealand are currently leading 1-0 in the two-match series following their seven-wicket win in the opening Test in Wellington.

Source: ANI