Dhaka: A maiden Test century from young all-rounder Corey Anderson put New Zealand firmly in control of the second Test against Bangladesh on Wednesday despite a five-wicket haul for Shakib-al Hasan.
Anderson, 22, playing only his second Test, put on 140 runs with Kane Williamson for the fifth wicket to help New Zealand recover from 127 for the loss of four wickets to reach 419 for eight at stumps on the third day, with a 137 lead over the hosts.
BJ Watling chipped in with an unbeaten 59 alongside Ish Sodhi who was 55 not out, as the pair shared an unbroken 84-run stand, adding to Bangladesh’s frustration in Mirpur.
Shakib, the only Bangladeshi bowler to impress, had Doug Bracewell caught by Mushfiqur Rahim for his 10th five-wicket haul shortly before the break.
His feat came only after the visitors had overtaken Bangladesh’s first innings total of 282.