Ross Taylor hits double century to put New Zealand in command of second Test against Bangladesh before home attack takes key wickets
- Bangladesh closed the fourth day on 80 for three, trailing New Zealand by 141
- It came after Ross Taylor hit a superb double century to put hosts in command
- Henry Nicholls made 107 as New Zealand declared on 432 for six in first innings
- Trent Boult then took two wickets to put Bangladesh firmly on the back foot
A sublime double-century from Ross Taylor put New Zealand in the driving seat of the rain-affected second Test against Bangladesh.
Henry Nicholls (107) also made three figures before the home attack took key wickets to put the tourists on the back foot going into the final day in Wellington.
The first two days of the Test were completely washed out and the Black Caps quickly reached and surpassed the 211 total posted by Mahmudullah’s side.
Ross Taylor marks his double century as New Zealand took command against Bangladesh
Taylor batted superbly on the fourth day as New Zealand declared on 432 for six in Wellington
Henry Nicholls made a century of his own as New Zealand opened up a sizeable lead
Trent Boult (right) celebrates with Neil Wagner after taking the wicket of Abu Jayed
Taylor put on stands of 216 and 172 with Nicholls and Kane Williamson (74) respectively and New Zealand declared on 432 for six, shortly after Taylor notched up his third Test double-ton.
Trent Boult then claimed the wickets of opener Tamim Iqbal for four and Mominul Haque for 10 early in Bangladesh’s second innings, with Shadman Islam also caught behind for 29 off Matt Henry.
Soumya Sarkar (12) and Mohammad Mithun (25) saw out the rest of the day as the tourists finished on 80 for three, trailing by 141 runs.