Dhaka: Opener Tamim Iqbal survived two dropped catches to hit an entertaining 95 as Bangladesh reached 228 for five wickets before rain stopped play after tea on the opening day of the second and final Test against New Zealand, here, on Monday.
The hosts lost two wickets on the stroke of tea as Tamim edged Neil Wagner to Kane Williamson at slip before leg spinner Ish Sodhi trapped Shakib Al Hasan lbw for 20.
Until the twin blow, Bangladesh were making quick progress after captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat in slightly overcast conditions at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here.
Tamim, who smashed 17 fours in his 153-ball knock, put on 76 with Mominul Haque (47) for the third wicket and 67 with Marshall Ayub (41) for the second.
Trent Boult gave New Zealand their first breakthrough when Anamul Haque (7) miscued a pull shot and Williamson took the catch.
Ayub looked solid until Wagner, who replaced left-arm spinner Bruce Martin in New Zealand’s line-up from the drawn first Test, broke through his defences and bowled him.
The right-handed Ayub struck six well-executed boundaries in his 62-ball innings.
Corey Anderson induced an edge from Mominul Haque to leave him caught behind.