Black Caps win second Test against Bangladesh in three days

New Zealand beat Bangladesh on Tuesday by an innings and 12 runs in the rain-shortened second Test

New Zealand beat Bangladesh on Tuesday by an innings and 12 runs in the rain-shortened second Test

In doing so, Williamson joined Taylor atop the New Zealand batting list with 30 half centuries in tests but only minutes later Taylor moved to 31 with a half century from 61 balls.

Williamson sat out the final day with a shoulder injury he suffered on day three of the Test while Watling strained his hamstring during warm-ups on day five.

Ross Taylor (19) and Kane Williamson (10) will resume for the Black Caps on day four, their team trailing by 173 runs and with the possibility of a result slim. Taking risks, he was twice dropped on 20 in the same over from Ebadot Hossain, first at cover by captain Mahmudullah, then at slip by Shadman Islam. Fortunately, he came to bat later that day as well as on the fourth day on Monday but the grimace on his face made it clear that he was under pain.

Williamson did not field in Bangladesh's second innings, after injuring his left shoulder while diving in the field in the first innings.

New Zealand, in reply, were two for eight before Williamson and Taylor began their rescue mission.

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"From what I've been speaking to the physio and Kane about, if things progress as we hope then still going to the IPL shouldn't be a problem for him", Stead said. "I had a bit of luck this morning".

"The game situation, being a three-day Test, we had to be a bit more proactive and score quickly and try first of all to get a lead and try to build it up as quick as possible to give our bowlers a bit of a chance". In doing so he overtook his mentor Martin Crowe, who scored 17 centuries in his celebrated career.

Unlike the first Test when the Bangladesh batsmen were troubled by the menacing height he extracted from the pitch, this time they were the architects of their own downfall with the wickets coming from injudicious pull shots or unnecessary leg side flicks. Piling on more pressure, Nicholls reached a chanceless century from 122 balls and was out for 107 shortly before the declaration. "If we say that it does not hurt us, then we will be lying", Tamim said.

Tamim scored 126, 74 and 74 in his three previous innings in the series and his early dismissal was a major blow to Bangladesh.

Tamim and Shadman Islam put on 75 for the first wicket - their third consecutive fifty-plus stand as new-ball pair Boult and Tim Southee were unable to generate much swing or effective seam movement.

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