New Zealand captain Tom Latham made 252 before Trent Boult ripped through Bangladesh in second Test | Cricket News

New Zealand bid 521-6 before beating Bangladesh by 126 to gain a 395 run lead in the first inning on the second day of the second test; Substitute skipper Tom Latham scored 252 and Devon Conway scored 109 before Trent Boult took 5-43 and became the fourth Black Caps bowler at 300 test wickets

Last updated: 01/10/22 9:18


Tom Latham made 252 as New Zealand piled up on the slopes of the Hagley Oval

New Zealand skipper Tom Latham smashed 252 before Trent Boult and Tim Southee hit Bangladesh with the ball to set the hosts on course for a series-level victory on the second day of the second and final test in Christchurch.

Injured by the shocking defeat in the series opener on Mount Maunganui, the New Zealand test world champions amassed 521-6 before declaring their first inning at Hagley Oval.

Boult (5-43) and Southee (3-28) then teamed up to help regroup Bangladesh for 126 to claim a whopping 395 lead.

Boult also became the fourth New Zealand bowler – after Richard Hadlee, Daniel Vettori and Southee – to claim 300 wicket tests.

“As a team, it’s not about milestones etc, but it’s definitely great to be part of an elusive club,” Boult told official broadcasters.

Trent Boult is the fourth New Zealand bowler to win 300 test wickets

Trent Boult is the fourth New Zealand bowler to win 300 test wickets

“Pretty good conditions, a bit of a swing, and I thought we made good use of the rebound and pace on this beautiful terrain.”

Devon Conway, unbeaten on Sunday out of 99, scored the first ball of the day for a limit by marking his third century in his fifth test. Conway was sold out for 109 after attending a 215 run stand with Latham.

Picking up his overnight score of 186, Latham upped his 200 with a four in cover over Taskin Ahmed and became only the second New Zealand player, after Stephen Fleming, to own two scores of over 250.

The captain beat up his Bangladeshi counterpart Mominul Haque by two sixes out of three balls, but was sent off for a third. He reached 34 limits in his more than nine waking hours.

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Ross Taylor, playing his final test, made 28 and Tom Blundell smashed a breezy 57 undefeated before Latham declared.

When they returned, Boult and Southee reduced Bangladesh to 11-4 in seven overs with Latham taking two catches in the slip.

Bangladesh plummeted to 27-5 when Liton Das fell in Boult before Yasir Ali (55) and Nurul Hasan (41) held out with a 60-run partnership.

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