Williamson Taken to Hospital for Scans on Injured Left Shoulder

Ross Houston
March 15, 2019

Mithun was well caught by Tim Southee at leg gully while Liton Das had only a single to his name as he made a decision to take Wagner on and was caught by Boult at fine leg.

At lunch Taylor was 103 not, Henry Nicholls was 9 and New Zealand trailed Bangladesh by 13 first-innings runs with five sessions remaining.

In doing so, Williamson joined Taylor atop the New Zealand batting list with 30 half centuries in tests but only minutes later Taylor moved to 31 with a half century from 61 balls. "If the result goes against us, we will feel bad", Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said.

Taylor clouted Taijul Islam for six over the long-on boundary to bring up his century which took him past his mentor, the late Martin Crowe, to become New Zealand's second most prolific century-maker with 18, two behind Kane Williamson.

Rain washed out the opening two days of play at Basin Reserve, but New Zealand still managed to crush the tourists - locking in second spot in the ICC Test rankings. A fantastic double century from Ross (Taylor) and some other good contributions put us in that position. "Obviously being a three-day test we knew we had to be proactive and try to get as many runs as we can, even if it was a 100-run lead, just to speed up the game".

Then it becomes slightly tricky for Stead and New Zealand Cricket.

Bangladesh made a disastrous start to their second innings when Tamim, their leading run-scorer, was out for four.

Apart from the two dropped catches off Abu Jayed in the third over, the raw Bangladesh seamers, with only 17 Tests between, them were unable to make full use of the green strip.

Injured Kane Williamson could sit out the third Test against Bangladesh beginning Saturday in Christchurch and might have to delay his departure for the Indian Premier League (IPL), New Zealand said Tuesday.

"I told Hogan (Crowe) "my apologies" for taking so long to get there", said Taylor who scored his 17th century in 2017, almost two years after Crowe died from cancer.

Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad top scored for the visitors on the final day - reaching 67 before he was caught on the fine leg boundary by Trent Boult off the bowling of Wagner.

"We know that there was a bit of help with the new ball and even with the semi new ball but we should have applied ourselves a bit better, so going forward to the next match we need to adapt as soon as we can".

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