Glenn Phillips took four wickets on the first day of the opening Test match between New Zealand on Bangladesh, reducing the hosts to 310-9 at the end of play.
The two-match series got underway in Sylhet, with New Zealagnd put into field by Najmul Hossain Shanto. Several names were absent from both sides, Shakib Al Hasan still absent after he sustained a fractured finger in the World Cup. New Zealand fielded Ish Sodhi and Ajaz Patel over Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra, with Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee making up the pace bowling attack.
Bangladesh lost their first wicket in the 13th over of the day, Patel bowling him round his legs with a sharply turning delivery. An 86 from Mahmudal Hasan Joy saw Bangladesh reach 184-3 after lunch – a quick-fire 37 from Shanto which included three sixes injecting momentum into the innings.
Phillips, playing only his second Test match, claimed the wickets of Shanto, Mominul Haque, Shahadat Hossain and Nurul Hasan to return figures of 4-53.
While most of Bangladesh’s batters made starts, with all those dismissed reaching double-figures before getting out, none went on to make centuries. By the close of play New Zealand had reduced Bangladesh to 310-9, with Taijul Islam and and Shoriful Islam unbeaten going into Day Two.
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