Bangladesh vs New Zealand Highlights Today – 1st Test Day 1 – 12-Jan-2017

Watch Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1st Test day 1 highlights today on January 12, 2017. BAN vs NZ cricket highlights today. Despite the fact that rain spoiled the first day, it was quite pleasant to watch Bangladesh batting doing well today. First it was Tamim Iqbal who was getting boundaries whenever he liked. His 56-runs innings was a treat to watch. After his departure Mominul Haque didn’t let momentum to calm down and when bad weather forced to ultimately stop play, he was not out at 64 runs and Bangladesh were 154 at the loss of three wickets.

Tamim Iqbal was carving boundaries at will and throwing bowlers off their rhythm. So dominant was he that at one point all but four runs of the total were made by him; and by then he was past fifty. Mominul Haque was subtler; so much that the runs he scored were an afterthought. Only, before anyone knew it, he was on 64 not out, his team was 154 for 3, and it took bad light to finally drag him off his beloved batting crease. Nearly fifty overs were lost in total to bad weather and in an effort to make up for them, the umpires ruled that play would start half an hour early on Friday.

If the strokeplay was eye-catching, then the northerly wind was a full-blown diva. It hit speeds of 150 kph, swindled an umpire’s hat, made the groundstaff fly, let alone the covers, and forced the cameramen off the Southern stand, which was basically scaffolding. For a good part of the final two sessions, the cricket was broadcast in the old way, from behind the batsman at one end. It seemed to enhance Mominul’s appeal as he showcased stout defence and good judgment outside off.

Tomorrow if they successfully make a good total, their bowlers will have necessary cushion to launch their attack on Kiwis batting line-up.