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Corey Anderson's first Test ton puts Kiwis in command

Last updated on: October 23, 2013 18:12 IST

Corey AndersonCorey Anderson smashed his first Test century as New Zealand reached 419 for eight against Bangladesh to take a first innings lead of 137 on the third day of the second and final Test in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Anderson, competing in his second Test, smashed 13 fours and two sixes in his 116 before being caught at extra cover by Sohag Gazi to give seamer Al-Amin Hossain his first Test wicket.

After a 20-minute rain delay, New Zealand resumed the third day on 107 for three, in reply to the hosts' first innings of 282 all out, and looked in trouble when Ross Taylor was removed for 53 in the fourth over by Shakib Al Hasan.

The former captain was caught in the slips by Nasir Hossain, leaving the visitors on 127-4.

But in stepped the 22-year-old Anderson, who put on 140 for the fifth wicket with Kane Williamson (62), to help the tourists close on the hosts' total.

Williamson departed after a miscue to deep mid-wicket off the bowling of Abdur Razzak before Anderson followed eight overs later to leave the Black Caps on 287 for six, but wicketkeeper BJ Watling (59 not out) steered the tail expertly.

Doug Bracewell (17) and Neil Wagner (8) held up the Bangladeshi charge before Kiwi spinner Ish Sodhi struck his first Test half century to sit unbeaten on 55 with Watling when stumps was called.

Bangladesh are looking for their first Test victory over New Zealand.

The first Test in the series was drawn. 

 Scorecard

 Bangladesh (1st innings): (overnight 228-5)

 Tamim Iqbal c Williamson b Wagner 95

 Anamul Haque c Williamson b Boult 7

 Marshall Ayub b Wagner 41

 Mominul Haque c Watling b Anderson 47

 Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Sodhi 20

 Mushfiqur Rahim c Fulton b Wagner 18

 Nasir Hossain c Taylor b Sodhi 19

 Sohag Gazi c Williamson b Wagner 14

 Abdur Razzak b Sodhi 13

 Rubel Hossain c Watling b Wagner 4

 Al-Amin Hossain not out 0

 Extras: (b2,lb1, w1) 4

 Total: (all out, 74.5 overs) 282

 Fall of wickets: 1-23, 2-90, 3-166, 4-208, 5-228, 6-246, 7-252, 8-266, 9-274, 10-282.

 Bowling: Boult 16-2-55-1, Bracewell 14-1-57-0, Wegner 19-5-64-5, Sodhi 18.5-3-59-3, Williamson 4-0-30-0, Anderson 3-0-14-1.

 New Zealand (1st innings):

 P Fulton lbw b Shakib 14

 H Rutherford c Mominul b Shakib 13

 K Williamson c Tamim b Razzak 62

 R Taylor c Nasir b Shakib 53

 B McCullum c Rubel b Shakib 11

 C Anderson c Gazi b Al-Amin 116

 BJ Watling not out 59

 D Bracewell c Mushfiqur b Shakib 17

 N Wagner c Marshall b Nasir 8

 I Sodhi not out 55

 Extras: (b4, lb4, wb2, nb1) 11

 Total: (for eight wickets, 133 overs) 419

 Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-32, 3-101, 4-127, 5-267, 6-287, 7-318, 8-335.

 Bowling: Al-Amim 16-3-58-1, Sohag Gazi 34-8-77-0, Shakib 40-13-97-5, Razzak 19-1-84-1, Rubel 18-1-81-0, Nasir 3-1-7-1, Mominul 3-0-7-0.

Image: Corey Anderson

Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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