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Bangladesh hold upper hand in NZ Test

Bangladesh have been dismissed for 458 on the fourth morning of the first Test, for a 130-run first innings lead over hosts New Zealand.

The tourists resumed at 6-401, already 73 ahead, and lost their last four wickets for 57 runs in 20 overs.

The end was delayed by a 75-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Mehidy Hasan and Yasir Ali, then hurried by the arrival of the third new ball which swung.

New Zealand faced three overs before lunch to be 0-10 without at the interval, with Tom Latham 10 not out and Will Young yet to score.

Mehidy carried his overnight score of 20 to 47 before he was the first wicket to fall on Tuesday.

He had twice earlier been given out lbw but successfully reviewed those decisions.

In the first case he stretched forward to a ball from spinner Rachin Ravindra and stooped to sweep around his front pad.

Ravindra’s appeal was upheld by the umpire but replays showed the ball had glanced Mehidy’s glove before striking the pad.

Soon afterwards he again was given out lbw, this time to Neil Wagner (3-101), but replays showed the ball came off a slight inside edge.

Mehidy’s luck finally ran out in the 16th over of the morning when he was caught by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell from the bowling of Tim Southee.

He flashed at a ball that was short and well wide of off stump, clearly edging behind.

Yasir was caught behind three overs later for 26, giving Kyle Jamieson his first wicket of the innings.

Taskin Ahmed fell lbw to Southee for five and Shoriful Islam (sevent) was bowled by Trent Boult (4-85) to end the innings.

New Zealand may be concerned that the third new ball of the match swung more than the previous new balls have done, which might help the Bangladesh bowlers.

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