Tom Latham’s New Zealand have locked horns with Mominul Haque’s Bangladesh to play a two match test series starting from January 2.
Having won the toss, the visitors decided to field first at the Bay Oval. The skipper did not stay much longer in the pitch and was dismissed after scoring a run off 14 deliveries.
But his partner Will Young along with Devon Conway kept the scoreboard moving for the Black Caps. Young scored a fifty while Conway got his name written in history books by becoming the sixth player to score a century in the maiden innings both home and away in men’s Tests. The southpaw managed to score 122 before being dismissed by the Bangladeshi skipper. Henry Nicholls played a useful 75 run knock as the Kiwis were bowled out for 328 runs in the first innings.
On Day 2, Bangladesh removed the remaining five Kiwi players for just 70 runs. The also put a score of 175/2 at the end of the day’s play.
Meanwhile on the second day of the first test match at the Bay Oval, a kid named ‘Jacob’ was spotted sitting in the Kiwis dressing room along with Daryl Mitchell. Jacob does not belong to a player or a member of the support staff. Jacob is fighting against cancer and was allowed to sit in the New Zealand dressing room to have a closer look at the game.
This is a great gesture from the New Zealand Cricket Board for allowing the kid to sit in the dugout who might have a handful of days left with him.