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Bangladesh Stumble for 172 in 1st Innings

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Published: 09:55, 6 December 2023

Update: 09:56, 6 December 2023

Bangladesh Stumble for 172 in 1st Innings

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New Zealand's spinners dominated the Bangladesh batting lineup on the first day of the Dhaka Test on Wednesday (6 December), leading to the hosts being bowled out for a mere 172 after opting to bat first.

Glenn Phillips, who surprised everyone with four wickets in the Sylhet Test, continued his form by taking three wickets in Dhaka, conceding only 31 runs.

Mitchel Santner, back in the playing XI in Dhaka, replacing Ish Sodhi, also claimed three wickets, while the other spinner, Ajaz Patel, took two.

Of all Bangladesh's wickets, the spinners accounted for eight, highlighting the challenging nature of the Dhaka wicket.

Despite some resistance from Mushfiqur Rahim and Shahadat Hossain in the middle overs, Bangladeshi batters failed to make a significant impact, with most dismissals occurring casually.

The most unusual dismissal was Mushfiqur's, where he pushed the ball away by his gloves after defending it, resulting in the rare dismissal of obstructing the field. He was going well at 35, and his partnership with Shahadat came to an end with his dismissal.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Nurul Hasan Shohan, along with the lower-order batters, struggled to contribute runs, and Bangladesh was eventually bowled out for 172.

After winning the first Test by 150 runs, Bangladesh entered this match to clinch the series, which would mark Bangladesh's first-ever Test series win against New Zealand.

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