New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 2 Stats Review: Tom Latham, Trent Boult enter record books as visitors endured horrendous day
Tom Latham recorded his second-best Test score (252).
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New Zealand dominated Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh as skipper Tom Latham played an outstanding inning of 252 to help his side post a massive 521 runs on the board. Devon Conway continued his bright start in international cricket as he too scored a ton, third of his nine-innings old career and second of the series. Wicketkeeper batter Tom Blundell played a fluent inning of 57 off 60 deliveries as he remained unbeaten with the Kiwis declaring their innings.
In reply, Bangladesh’s top order got blown away by the lethal pairing of Trent Boult and Tim Southee as the tourists found themselves in big trouble at 27/5. Yasir Ali and Nurul Hasan scored 55 and 41 runs respectively but they managed only 126 runs in the first innings with Trent Boult putting up a great performance as he took five wicket-haul and also completed 300 wickets in Tests.
Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson wrapped up Bangladesh’s innings with three and two wickets respectively as eight visiting team players got out for single-digit scores with the batting letting the team down against one of the finest bowling attacks of the world. With three days left in the match and Bangladesh trailing by mammoth 395 runs, New Zealand would be pretty confident to snatch a win and level the series 1-1.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Day 2:
301 – Trent Boult complted 300 wickets in Test matches.
4 – Boult became the fourth New Zealand bowler to complete 300 wickets in Tests. Richard Hadlee (431), Daniel Vettori (361), and Tim Southee (328) are in the top three.
252 – Tom Latham recorded his second-best Test score (252). His highest score (264*) came against Sri Lanka in 2018.
3 – Devon Conway has now scored three hundred in his first nine Test innings which is the most by any Kiwi batter.
5 – Boult equaled Neil Wagner for most five-wicket hauls (9) in Tests. Both pacers are joint-fifth in the list of New Zealand bowlers taking five-fors.
2 – Fast bowler Boult became the second-fastest Kiwi to reach 300 wickets in his 75th Test. Richard Hadlee had recorded the feat in 61 Test matches.
395 – Lead took by New Zealand after the first innings is third-highest. Kiwi took the lead of 444 against Zimbabwe in 2012 and 396 against West Indies in 2013.
5 – Latham mustered the fifth-highest score (252) by a Kiwi skipper in a Test innings.
5 – Left-armer Boult is now the fifth in the list of active pacers with the most wickets (301). James Anderson (640), Stuart Broad (531), Tim Southee (328), and Ishant Sharma (311) are ahead of him.
623 – Conway is now the New Zealand batter with the most runs (623) after the first nine Test innings. Bert Sutcliffe had scored 597 runs after as many innings.
2 – Left-handed batter Latham has now equaled Stephen Fleming for most 250 plus scores (2) by a Kiwi opener in Tests.
9 – Latham is now joint-second with David Warner and Dean Elgar for most centuries (9) by openers in Tests since 2016. Dimuth Karunaratne is on top with ten tons.
3 – Boult is now the third-fastest left-arm bowler to reach 300 Test wickets in 142 innings. Wasim Akram and Mitchell Johnson achieved the feat in 121 and 132 innings respectively.