Cricket: Shakib Magic Cleans Out New Zealand Middle Order

Cricket: Shakib magic cleans out New Zealand middle order

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 21st Jan, 2017 ) - Bangladesh unleashed Shakib Al Hasan with dramatic effect late on day two of the second Test against New Zealand claiming three quick wickets to leave the contest evenly poised on Saturday. New Zealand who had been comfortable at 252-4 were 260-7 in reply to Bangladesh's 289 when rain ended play about 40 minutes early at Hagley Oval. Shakib, with his mesmerising left-arm spin, had taken three wickets for three runs in nine deliveries. Henry Nicholls was not out 56 with Tim Southee on four. Until Shakib's one-man fightback, New Zealand were advancing towards a first innings lead after a century stand by Ross Taylor (77) and Tom Latham (68) laid the groundwork following an early collapse.