Bangladesh went to the tea break after trailing by 21 runs, the gap was closed in the fifth over after the tea break. Liton Das took two runs off the last ball of the 124th over by Tim Southee to reach New Zealand's 328 in the first innings, leaving Bangladesh with six wickets in hand.

At the time of writing this report, at the beginning of the last session of the third day of the first Test of the series at Mount Manganui, a very aggressive Bangladesh scored 341 for 4 in 130 overs. Liton Das and Mumina Haque - both batting well.

Mumina is unbeaten on 69, while Liton is batting on the other end for 7. On the fifth wicket, the pair became 136 runs.

Liton and Mumina batted well at the end before the tea break. At the end of the second session, Bangladesh did not take any boundary in the last 11 overs of that session, 19 runs came in those 11 overs.


Liton and Mumina may not have taken the risk of losing wickets at the end of the session, realizing that these two are the last hope of the big pair of Bangladesh on paper.

After Momina reached his half-century in the 106th over, no attempt was made to hit the boundary with the bat of the two.

But after the tea break in the third session from the beginning the opposite picture! Like a new beginning! Mumina started by hitting four off Saudi in the third ball of the first over of the session, while Liton hit four off Rabindra in the next over. The two then hit two more fours.