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Bouncer king Wagner's demolition of Bangladesh secures series for NZ

Bouncer king Wagner's demolition of Bangladesh secures series for NZ

Mithun was well caught by Tim Southee at leg gully while Liton Das had only a single to his name as he chose to take Wagner on and was caught by Boult at fine leg.

The first two days of the Test were washed out but fine weather is forecast for the remainder of the match.

New Zealand declared at 432-6 with a first-innings lead of 221.

Williamson was on 10 not out, while Taylor was unbeaten on 19 after first Test centurions Tom Latham and Jeet Raval had been dismissed cheaply in bowler-friendly conditions at the Basin Reserve.

"But he's also aware of it's not quite 100 then we will potentially hold him back and just make sure he is right before he goes on that plane".

The final test starts on Saturday in Christchurch, although New Zealand coach Gary Stead said they would be cautious with Williamson, who is likely to be replaced by the uncapped Will Young.

Taylor and Williamson came together late on the third day when New Zealand was 8-2, replying to Bangladesh's first innings of 211 in a match in which all of the first two days were lost to rain. A fantastic double century from Ross (Taylor) and some other good contributions put us in that position. "We didn't see it unfolding as it did".

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Taylor, the only top-order New Zealand batsman to fail in the first Test, was in a particularly aggressive mood with boundaries off the first two balls he faced.

Stead added that it was too early to determine whether wicketkeeper BJ Watling would be fit for the third test after he did not appear on the fifth day in Wellington having suffered a hamstring strain in the warm-ups.

The tourists, who trail the three-Test series 1-0, removed the openers before the rain arrived again, stumps called after 72.4 overs were bowled and with New Zealand 38-2.

Tamim's opening stand with Shadman (27) was their third fifty partnership in as many innings against New Zealand.

"I told Hogan (Crowe) "my apologies" for taking so long to get there", said Taylor who scored his 17th century in 2017, almost two years after Crowe died from cancer.

Only captain Mahmudullah Riyad and Mohammed Mithun, who scored 67 and 47 respectively, offered serious resistance. "We could have done a lot better and we feel we're much better than that".