12 Mar 2019

Black Caps win second Test against Bangladesh in three days

1:11 pm on 12 March 2019

The Black Caps have won the second Test, and the series, against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Neil Wagner and team mates celebrate the wicket of Mithun.

Neil Wagner and team mates celebrate the wicket of Mithun. Photo: Photosport

New Zealand won the match by an innings and 12 runs.

Bangladesh required 221 to force New Zealand to bat their second innings but finished on 209.

  • Look back at how the match unfolded here.

A determined spell from pace bowler Neil Wagner helped New Zealand claim the final seven of Bangladesh's wickets.

Wagner finished with figures of 5/45 - all of his wickets came on the final day.

Opening bowler, Trent Boult, made the early breakthrough on day five, taking the first wicket of the day - he finished with figures of 4/52.

Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad top scored for the visitors on the final day - reaching 67 before he was caught on the fine leg boundary by Trent Boult off the bowling of Wagner.

The Black Caps were without captain Kane Williamson and wicketkeeper B.J Watling for the final day.

Williamson sat out the final day with a shoulder injury he suffered on day three of the Test while Watling strained his hamstring during warm-ups on day five.

Northern Districts wicketkeeper Peter Bocock took the gloves for the final day.

MRI scans have shown that Williamson suffered a grade one tear to his pectoral minor muscle - putting him in doubt for the third Test against Bangladesh in Christchurch starting on Saturday.

Black Caps coach Gary Stead said Williamson will be further assessed ahead of the third Test.

"Kane is obviously keen to play this final game, but we'll look to take a safety-first approach, particularly with the World Cup on the horizon," said Stead.

If Williamson is ruled out then Central Stags batsman Will Young will be in line to debut for New Zealand.

"Will has been in our Test squad as batting cover for the past two series and he should be confident following some strong performances domestically and for New Zealand A."

Stead also provided an update on wicket-keeper BJ Watling who hurt himself while warming-up before play at the Basin Reserve on day five.

"BJ has a minor left hamstring strain and we felt it was best he didn't keep today to give him the best chance of being fit for the third Test."

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