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New Zealand beat Bangladesh by innings & 12 runs, take 2-0 unassailable lead
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New Zealand beat Bangladesh by innings & 12 runs, take 2-0 unassailable lead

Wellington, Mar 12: New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 12 runs in the second Test to get an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series here at Basin Reserve on Tuesday.

Neil Wagner and Trent Boult took five and four wickets in Bangladesh's second inning, respectively. Bangladesh, who had needed 221 runs to make New Zealand bat again, were bowled out for 209 as the umpires extended the first session by 15 minutes as a result was likely.

Only Mahmudullah Riyad (67) and Mohammad Mithun (47) could show some resistance from the visitors’ side.  Bangladesh resumed day five at 80/3 and could add 129 runs to its tally. Earlier, the first two days were washed out. Bangladesh were bowled out for 211 runs in the first inning. In reply, the Kiwi team posted 432 runs for 6 wickets (declared).

Ross Taylor was the worthy recipient of the Player of the Match award for his 200 runs in New Zealand’s only innings of the game. The third and the final Test will be played from March 16 in Christchurch.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson may be missed out third Test of the series after following a torn pectoral muscle during the second Test. (UNI)