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Day 4

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New Zealand grow, Bangladesh regress

As the Christchurch Test hurtled to an early finish, it was hard not to see the paths the two teams have been on since the tour began four weeks ago

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Explainer: Neil Wagner's run-out

In their first innings, New Zealand lost their tenth wicket in unusual circumstances, when the third umpire ruled Neil Wagner run out despite his having grounded his bat before wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan's flick had disturbed the bails

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Bangladesh caught in a catching quandary

Several chances have been spilled in the field by Bangladesh on the New Zealand tour, especially in the slip cordon, compounding their batting and bowling woes

Day 3

Day 2

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I think the Test is pretty even - Latham

Like the first Test in Wellington last week, the second Test in Christchurch could boil down to a second-innings shootout if New Zealand don't get too far ahead of Bangladesh

Day 1

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Bangladesh show bench is strong

Bangladesh might not have achieved a par score in the first innings, but their makeshift batting line-up showed signs of resistance

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Southee happy with mixed bag of wickets

Tim Southee was happy with New Zealand's fightback after a 127-run stand between Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar in Christchurch

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Tamim's audition a blessing in disguise

His elevation as Test captain is inadvertent, but a successful run could raise Tamim Iqbal's chances of landing the job permanently

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'This is not a historic game' - Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has brushed aside suggestions that the one-off Test has historic relevance, saying that their focus is on putting up a strong performance against a good team instead

Southee-Bolt show

2013

Last time NZ's opening bowlers picked up 15 or more wickets in a Test, before this - against WI in Wellington. Southee and Bolt did the damage on that occasion too.

Southee's 200

5

No. of NZ bowlers to pick up 200 or more Test wickets, including Southee. He is the 2nd fastest for NZ to do it in 56 Tests after Hadlee who got there in 44 Tests.

Shakib strikes

3

Wickets by Shakib in 2 overs (67th & 69th). He had bowled only 4 overs out of his team's first 66 overs before this spell. This is also his first 3-wkt haul in NZ.

second of the series

2

No. of fifties for Henry Nicholls in this series, including this inns. Prior to this series, he had made only 2 fifties in 9 Tests and 14 inns.

Taylor's milestone

3

No. of NZ batsmen to score 6000 or more runs in Tests, including Ross Taylor who got there in this match. Fleming (7172) and McCullum (6453) are the others.

Latham in top form

6

No. of 50+ scores for Latham in the last 7 Tests, including this. No other New Zealand batsman has made more than 4 such scores in these matches.

Southee's second

2

No. of five-wkt hauls in last 3 home Tests for Southee. Prior to this, he did not take any five-for in 24 home Tests after grabbing one on his debut.

In-form Nurul

133

Nurul Hasan's average in his last seven first-class innings, before making his Test debut today. His scores in those 7 inns - 182*, 76, 18, 79*, 52, 22, 103*.

Shakib continues

6

No. of scores of 50 or more for Shakib against New Zealand - the most for him against any team. He averages 68.63 in 14 inns vs NZ.

Sarkar's first

37

Previous highest score for Soumya Sarkar in Tests, in 5 inns before this. He made his maiden fifty in this match. Also, he opened for the first time in Tests