New Zealand is thinking something different now. They will want only one thing on the day 5 of the first test match. Get all wickets of Bangladesh and chase the target to win the match. Black Caps are thinking only this right now. But how easy it will be to get all wickets of Bangladesh, this is the main thing to think about now. Bangladesh lost some early wicket after having an excellent start in the 2nd innings.
Three wickets were down within only 16 runs which were unexpectable. Imrul Kayes got a serious injury while playing in the second innings. Both openers were playing very well. Everyone on the gallery was thinking that Bangladeshi batsmen are going to repeat the 1st innings once again. But that rhythm didn’t last for a long time.
After Imrul’s injury, Tamim Iqbal got out by Santner. He was directly bowled by Santner. Just after that Mahmudullah Riyad came to start a partnership but Wagner didn’t let that happen. He got out at only five from 9 balls. In this test series, Mahmudullah couldn’t show his commitment to his team. Mehedi Miraz once again failed to show his magic as he showed against England.
He just came at the crease played only eight balls and ran out in the last over of the day after scoring only one run. If this sort of performance keeps going with Mehedi, then it will be pretty much hard for him to stay in the team. Nowadays players are facing a lot of competitions to enter in the team. In day some important players like Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman will have to play an important role to draw or to win the match.
Mushfiqur Rahim will play or not it is not clear yet. His finger injury is not recovered yet. But the chance of his playing is more than fifty percent. If Rahim plays, then it will be a little bit tough for New Zealand bowlers to take all wickets. Bangladesh will have to make at least 350 more runs lead if they want to draw or win.