Bangladesh bowlers could not maintain the continuity of performance on New Zealand soil. The fame of Mount Manganui is overshadowed by the green wicket of Christchurch. Despite being a pace-friendly wicket, he changed his behavior and did injustice to the Tiger bowlers. The Kiwi batsmen took advantage of that opportunity. At the end of the first day, he lost only one wicket and scored 349 runs. However, spin coach Rangana Herath believes that Bangladesh will turn around on the second day.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field on the first day of the second Test on Sunday. Looking at the green wicket, the decision of the Tigers can be said to be correct, but it was proved wrong by Tom Latham and Devon Conway in bowling. After 147 runs in the opening match, Latham finished the day with an integral partnership of 201 runs with Conway. He scored an unbeaten 16 runs with the bat alone.
The Kiwis turned out to be champions in the second Test after losing to the Tigers in the first Test. However, the Bangladeshi bowlers were trying to break the tie and bring a breakthrough. Herath praised the bowlers’ efforts, saying, “Honestly, the day was not good for us. The boys, especially the fast bowlers, gave 100 per cent, the spinners too. ‘
Despite praising the Kiwi captain, Herath believes the bowlers will turn around on the second day. “Tom Credit and Devon Conway are to be credited,” he said. They batted very well. I am sure these guys (Bangladesh bowlers) will turn around tomorrow and they will show their best. ‘
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