Twitter Reactions: Kiwis dominate on Day 3 riding on Tom Latham’s ton
Published - Jan 14, 2017 12:31 pm | Updated - Jan 14, 2017 12:32 pm
Day 3 at the Wellington Test saw a marginal shift of momentum in New Zealand’s favour on the back of Tom Latham’s century after two days of Bangladesh’s dominance. The visitors resumed from their overnight score of 542/7 and batted for about an hour before declaring the innings at 595/8. Sabbir Rahman also went on to score a half century before the declaration.
Staring at a tally of 595 runs and playing in front of the home crowd, it would be stupid to say that New Zealand weren’t in any kind of pressure. The Kiwis were cautious in their approach of not giving away early wickets. They didn’t score a run in the first two overs. They had an opening partnership of 54 runs before Jeet Raval who was only playing his third Test got out. Latham and Kane Williamson then build up another 77-run partnership for the third wicket.
Williamson went on to score a brilliant half century which came almost at run a ball before falling prey to Taskin Ahmed. There was again a 74-run partnership between Latham and Taylor before Taylor gave a catch to Mahmudullah into his 40s. On the other hand, Tom Latham went on score his sixth century in Test cricket. He played his anchor role throughout the innings with perfection.
He stayed not out at 119 at the end of the day as play was called off earlier due to bad light. Henry Nicholls remained not out at 35 from the other end. Rabbi picked up a couple of wickets while Taskin got the all important wicket of Williamson. New Zealand ended the day at 292/3 and were seen dominating the day, building partnerships at regular intervals.
While Bangladesh would be thriving to take wickets in early morning session tomorrow, NZ would be looking to clear the deficit by stumps tomorrow. Here are some of the amazing twitter reactions that took place during the course of the game:
Honestly Bangaldesh are still a minor team, because we wouldn't applaud every time they do well. #NZvBAN
— Londi (@djlondee) January 14, 2017
— Williamson Fans ?? (@KW_Fans) January 14, 2017
BLACKCAPS finish day three 292-3. Trail Bangladesh by 303 runs #NZvBAN ^CE
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 14, 2017
— Ahmad Imraan (@kingHulagu) January 14, 2017
Such a shame Kane W got out for 55. Thought he will get his first triple hundred! #NZvsBAN
— Srini Mama ? (@SriniMama16) January 14, 2017
Young spinner Mehedi has struggled a bit with the wind, and only managed to find a good length with 61% of his deliveries today #NZvBAN
— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) January 14, 2017
— Aman Himu (@aman_himu) January 14, 2017
Tom Latham is a fantastic player. Solid, no nonsense, goes about his business, eleven fifties and six hundreds so far, class. #NZvBAN
— ZM (@CricFan4ever) January 14, 2017
Latham likes playing against subcontinent teams! 1st it was TeamIndia, later Pak and now BD! Becoming a mr. Dependable for blackcaps #NZvBAN
— IPLmaniaC (@CricWizard) January 14, 2017
Good young player that he is, Tom Latham cashing in with a ton against a very average bowling attack in a belter of a pitch #NZvBAN
— Brett Graham (@worldofBG) January 14, 2017
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 14, 2017
Tom Latham is only the second NZ opener after John Wright to make a century at the Basin Reserve in 58 Tests since 1931 #NZvBAN
— Shiva J (@Shiva_cricinfo) January 14, 2017
— Bhārgav Rām (@bhargav_kaka) January 14, 2017
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 14, 2017
Nz scoring at a good pace#NZvBAN
— srikrishna 1998 (@1998Srikrishna) January 14, 2017
"He's going to be bowling with three slips
… but not a third slip.
Third slip's gone to fourth slip."
– why I love cricket. #NZvBAN
— Samuel Harris (@HeySamuelHarris) January 14, 2017
Bangladesh should have batted on, we all know they'll shit their pants in the 2nd innings #NZvBAN
— Mouse (@midnightwoker) January 14, 2017
Bangladesh are the perfect example of Better late than Never. They may have lost the ODI and T20 series but look at them now! #NZvBAN
— HoldingWilley ? (@holdingwilley) January 14, 2017
That's a pretty harsh second warning for Roy to be honest.
Was pushing off to field the ball.#NZvBAN
— MB (@MattiusBackius) January 14, 2017
I know it's a belter of a pitch, but it's almost like both teams have forgotten how to bowl in 2017 #NZvBAN
— Brett Graham (@worldofBG) January 14, 2017
Taskin Ahmed in tears post recieving his first Test Cap is incredible. How much it means to represent your country is immeasurable. #NZvBAN
— Ish Sodhi (@ish_sodhi) January 13, 2017