Ton-up BJ Watling leaves New Zealand on top against Bangladesh

Bangladesh, who have lost eight and drawn one of their nine Tests against New Zealand, will need to match the rivals' huge total if they are to avoid defeat in the first game of the two-match series.

updated: October 10, 2013 17:37 IST
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Chittagong: Bradley-John Watling led New Zealand's remarkable fightback with a gutsy century to leave the tourists in control of the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Thursday.

The South African-born wicket-keeper compiled a career-best 103 as the Black Caps recovered from 282-7 to post 469 all out by tea on the second day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

Bangladesh were 103-2 in reply at close, following a breathtaking counter-attack by 22-year-old Mominul Haque, who smashed an unbeaten 77 off 71 balls with 13 boundaries.

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