NZ declare 262-6, Bangladesh 13-3
Rain-hit second test resumes as Bangladesh trail by 249 runs.
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2008 12:53 GMT

Ross Taylor is clean bowled by Bangladeshi Shahadat Hossain [AFP]
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori took three wickets in his first over to leave Bangladesh struggling at 13 for three, and trailing by 249 runs in the rain-restricted second test.

Vettori first had opening batsman Junaid Siddique (4) stumped by Brendon
McCullum, then trapped both Mohammad Ashraful and Rajin Saleh leg before
wicket for ducks.

After Bangladesh batted for 10.4 overs, umpires Daryl Harper and Asoka de
Silva stopped play 15 minutes early due to fading light.

Opener Tamim Iqbal (8) and Mehrab Hossain (0) were unbeaten at stumps.

Earlier, New Zealand declared on 262 for six after tea, with Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum sharing a 137-run fourth wicket stand.

Early trouble for NZ

After waiting three days to start the match, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field on the fourth scheduled day at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

New Zealand was in trouble by the fourth over at 10-2.

Mashrafe bin Murtaza struck first when he trapped Aaron Redmond leg before wicket for 2 on the fifth ball of the third over.

Wicket keeper Brendon McCullum celebrates the run out of batsman Siddique [AFP]
Mahbubul Alam bowled Jamie How (8) on the first ball of the next over.

Shahadat Hossain then removed Ross Taylor (19) and NZ reached lunch at 55-3.

Ryder was approaching his first test hundred before Abdur Razzak had him caught by Mehrab for 91 with New Zealand 186-4.

After the tea break, McCullum (66) was dismissed when Ashraful took a catch at midwicket off Shakib al Hasan.

Ashraful then bowled out Vettori for 22.

Daniel Flynn (35) and Grant Elliott (8) were unbeaten when New Zealand declared its first innings after 75 overs.

The first three days were washed out but there was no sign of rain on day four, allowing for a start with only two scheduled days remaining and with New Zealand leading the two-match series 1-0.

Bangladesh selected Alam to replace Nayeem Islam while New Zealand drafted
in South Africa-born Grant Elliot to replace all-rounder Jacob Oram, who was ruled out because of back problems.

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