9 Jan 2022

Black Caps bounce back

6:31 pm on 9 January 2022

Black Caps captain Tom Latham has shaken off the disappointment of the first Test of the series to hit Bangladesh to all parts of Hagley Oval on day one of the second Test in Christchurch.

Black Caps Tom Latham

Tom Latham scored his 12th Test century. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

After being sent in to bat, at stumps New Zealand were 349-1.

Opening batters, stand-in captain Latham and Will Young, set a solid foundation.

Latham survived two early LBW dismissals, overturned by the DRS, to race to 50 runs by lunch.

The Cantabrian had no trouble finding the boundary, he hit 29 fours on day one - including one to bring up his 150.

Latham moved to an unbeaten 186 at the end of the day's play - enough runs to give him the record for career runs scored by a New Zealander at Hagley Oval.

Young scored at a slower rate but looked as comfortable at the crease, bringing up his 50 runs off 98 balls.

Young had been consistent throughout the series, passing a half century each time he batted.

However, he was out for 54 nearly an hour into the second session - ending New Zealand's first wicket partnership for 148 runs.

First Test centurion Devon Conway joined Latham and the pair settled in to pile on the runs.

Conway tried to bring up his century in the final overs of the day, but was made to wait until day two to record the milestone as he was on 99 at stumps.

New Zealand's second wicket partnership has gone past 200 runs and Latham and Conway will want to keep the momentum going on Monday.

New Zealand scored with ease but Bangladesh's poor fielding contributed to the mounting total.

The visitors had a number of overthrows which did not help their cause.

The Black Caps made one change to their side from the first test of the series, with pace bowling allrounder Daryl Mitchell replacing spinning allrounder Rachin Ravindra.

Bangladesh made a couple of changes to their winning side, with Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudul Hasan Joy ruled out through injury.

Nurul Hasan came into the side and Mohammad Naim made his debut.

Day two starts at 11am on Monday.