Latham, Conway eye personal milestones


NZ vs BAN Live Score: NZ aim big first-innings total – After suffering a shock loss in the 1st Test, Tom Latham & Co have bounced back in style against Bangladesh. At the end of Day 1, New Zealand posted mammoth 349/1 with Tom Latham and Devon Conway eying personal milestones at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Follow NZ vs BAN Day 2 Ball by Ball Updates on InsideSport.IN.

New Zealand stand-in captain Tom Latham was closing in on a double century with an unbeaten 186 while Devon Conway is a run away from a century to defy Hagley Oval’s grim reputation for batters on the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh in Christchurch on Sunday.

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Latham, Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim record 1st innings total at Hagley Oval, NZ 349/1 – Follow Day 2 Live Updates

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Tom Latham, Devon Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim to post big total, NZ 349/1 - Follow Day 2 Live Updates

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Latham, Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim record 1st innings total at Hagley Oval, NZ 349/1 – Follow Day 2 Live Updates

On Day 2, Tom Latham will be eager to get his double ton while Devon Conway aim his 3rd Test century in just nine innings. With the highest first innings total being just 441 at Hagley Oval, New Zealand batters will be aiming to put up a record 1st innings total and take the match away from Bangladesh.

For the visiting side, the aim will be to take quick wickets. Ebadot Hossain has to bring his wicket-taking form. He has been poor and targeted by Kiwi batters. In 21 overs, he conceded 114 runs at 5.4 runs an over, a lacklustre show after returning with a six-wicket haul in the 1st Test.

1st Innings record at Hagley Oval: 

Team Score Overs RR Inns Opposition Match Date
New Zealand 441 85.5 5.13 1 v Sri Lanka 26-Dec-14
New Zealand 370 65.4 5.63 1 v Australia 20-Feb-16
New Zealand 349/1 90 3.87 1 v Bangladesh 09-Jan-22
England 307 96.5 3.17 1 v New Zealand 30-Mar-18
Pakistan 297 83.5 3.54 1 v New Zealand 03-Jan-21
Bangladesh 289 84.3 3.42 1 v New Zealand 20-Jan-17
India 242 63 3.84 1 v New Zealand 29-Feb-20
New Zealand 178 50 3.56 1 v Sri Lanka 26-Dec-18
Pakistan 133 55.5 2.38 1 v New Zealand 17-Nov-16
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NZ vs BAN Live Score: Latham, Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim record 1st innings total at Hagley Oval, NZ 349/1 – Follow Day 2 Live Updates

Day 1 summary: New Zealand, desperate for a win to save the series after losing the first Test, have defied the green surface and been in control ever since they lost the toss and were sent into bat.

Tom Latham and Devon Conway put on an unbroken 201 for the second wicket after Latham and Will Young, who made 54, produced a 148-run opening stand.

Latham had been working on his timing since a disappointing first Test, where he scored one and 14, and batting coach Luke Ronchi said the progress was obvious.

“It was amazing. There’s obviously going to be times on a green surface when you’re going to get a bit of luck but you’ve also to keep batting and make the most of it. Some of his (Latham’s) drives and the sounds off his bat were awesome,” Luke Ronchi said.

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Latham, Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim record 1st innings total at Hagley Oval, NZ 349/1 – Follow Day 2 Live Updates

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Tom Latham, Devon Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim to post big total, NZ 349/1 - Follow Day 2 Live Updates

Hagley Oval requires bowlers to maintain a good line and length to deliver wickets on its verdant surface, and Bangladesh bowling coach Ottis Gibson said they were guilty of straying too often.

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“I don’t think it’s done as much as expected but at the same time I don’t want to make any excuses for us. I don’t think we bowled as well as we can,” Gibson said.

“We didn’t bowl enough good balls to create the sort of pressure that we created last week. When we got the length to full there was not a lot of seam movement and the New Zealand batters were able to capitalise.”

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Latham, Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim record 1st innings total at Hagley Oval, NZ 349/1 – Follow Day 2 Live Updates

Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam and Ebadot Hossain fed New Zealand a diet of loose deliveries and as a result Bangladesh spent the day chasing the ball to the boundary at a ground where the average first innings score is 263.

Latham’s unbeaten 186 includes 28 fours, while Conway has 10 fours and a six in his 99. The hundred moved Latham up to fourth on the list of New Zealand century-makers headed by Kane Williamson with 24.

The only time he was troubled was in Ebadot’s opening over when he was twice given out lbw only for the dismissals to be overturned on review.

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Latham, Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim record 1st innings total at Hagley Oval, NZ 349/1 – Follow Day 2 Live Updates

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Latham, Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim record 1st innings total at Hagley Oval, NZ 349/1 - Follow Day 2 Live Updates

Bangladesh appealed vociferously late in the day for Latham to be caught behind, but replays showed the ball missed the bat.

After toiling fruitlessly through the morning session, Bangladesh missed a chance for a wicket in the first over after lunch in what turned out to be a seven-run farce.
A Will Young edge off Ebadot was dropped by Liton Das at third slip allowing New Zealand to run for three.

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As the bowler and fielders expressed their frustration, the return throw went to the bowler’s end where no one was backing up and the ball raced through to the boundary.
Much to Ebadot’s annoyance, Young scored a five in his next over when he took a quick single and Mehidy Hasan’s throw at the stumps from mid-wicket raced to the fence again.
Young was to make a further 21 runs before an attempted drive was grasped by Mohammad Naim at point to give Shoriful Islam the first and only wicket.

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Latham, Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim record 1st innings total at Hagley Oval, NZ 349/1 – Follow Day 2 Live Updates

New Zealand 1st Innings: 349/1

Tom Latham (WK) Not out 186 278 28 66.91
Will Young c N Sheikh b Shoriful Islam 54 114 5 47.37
Devon Conway Not out 99 148 10 1 66.89
Extra 10 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 7)
Total 349/1 (90)
Yet To Bat TA BlundellR TaylorHM NichollsDJ MitchellTG SoutheeTA BoultKA JamiesonN Wagner

 

NZ vs BAN Live Score: Latham, Conway eye personal milestones, NZ aim record 1st innings total at Hagley Oval, NZ 349/1 – Follow Day 2 Live Updates

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