Test cricket therefore feels varied. It does not take a moment to change the situation of the match. Glenn Phillips showed glimpses of ‘T20’ on the third day on the Mirpur wicket which was a nightmare for the batsmen on the first day. For a while he might have forgotten that it was a Test match. Aggressive batting with a flurry of four-sixes towards the century.
However, Shariful Islam did not allow Phillips to reach three figures. Phillips was caught in the hands of wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan Sohan by the Bangladeshi pacer. And this ended the innings of 87 runs off just 72 balls.
However, despite not seeing a century, Phillips has advanced New Zealand. New Zealand scored 180 runs in response to Bangladesh’s 172 runs in the first innings.
After falling behind by 8 runs in the second innings, Bangladesh has already lost 1 wicket, scored 32 runs.
The visiting batsmen were aggressive from the start of the third day’s play. Cura, who started the day at 55 for 5, lost the sixth wicket for 95 runs. Naeem Hasan brought the hosts a break-through. Mitchell (18 runs) turned into a great catch of Mehdi Hasan Miraj when Tarun hit this spinner’s ball.
Naim came to the bowling in the next over and took a wicket again. Darun sent back Mitchell Santner (1 run) who had just come to the crease with a great delivery.
After that, Phillips started pairing with Kyle Jamieson. The two continued to advance New Zealand by getting runs with the ball. However, Shariful broke their pair of 55 runs.
Phillips was becoming a danger for Bangladesh. However, Shariful did not allow the level of danger to increase too much. Kiwi stopped the batsman for 87 runs. New Zealand did not last long after the departure of Phillips. Taijul hunted the visitors’ tenth batsman Tim Southee (14).