New Zealand opener Will Young scored an astonishing seven runs in one ball against Bangladesh on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test matches in Christchurch. The incident occurred in the first over after lunch. Young was initially gifted a lifeline and then rewarded with an overthrow.
On the last delivery of the over bowled by Ebadot Hossain, the New Zealand opener nicked the ball, which the slip fielder failed to grab. Worst, the ball deflected significantly off the slip fielder’s fingers and ran towards fine leg. Tom Latham and Young ran three runs before the fielder made a throw at the keeper’s end. Narul Hasan, in turn, threw the ball at the bowler’s end, where it managed to dodge every fielder. Ebadot chased the ball but eventually could not stop it from reaching the boundary.
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Earlier in the day, Bangladesh won the toss and opt to bowl. The visitors stuck to the tried and tested formula, which gave them success in the first Test. Bangladesh restricted New Zealand to 328 and 169 in the first and second innings of the first Test. Later, their batters performed well and scripted a memorable eight-wicket victory.
However, things did not begin on an auspicious note for Bangladesh in the second Test match. The hosts’ opening batters Latham and Young added 148 runs for the opening wicket before the latter was dismissed for 54. However, in-form batter Devon Conaway continued with the same momentum and kept the scoreboard ticking.
At the end of play on Day 1, Latham remained unbeaten on 186, while Conway was not out on 99. The hosts are in a commanding position and have scored 349 for the loss of one wicket at stumps.