Anderson not getting ahead of himself

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New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson was delighted with his maiden Test century, scored on Wednesday against Bangladesh in Dhaka, but said he was only getting started and was trying to stay level-headed.

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson was delighted with his maiden Test century, scored on Wednesday against Bangladesh in Dhaka, but said he was only getting started and was trying to stay level-headed.

The second Test was the 22-year-old's second match for the Black Caps, and after a slow and lucky start in the innings, he made his way to 116 off 173 balls, before being dismissed by Al-Amin Hossain.

The Black Caps ended day three on 419 for eight, holding a lead of 137 and BJ Watling and Ish Sodhi unbeaten with half centuries. It was Anderson's ton, along with Kane Williamson's 62, that gave the knock a backbone though.

The centurion said: "It took me a lot longer in first-class cricket, but I guess I have learned my trade. To get it this early is satisfying, and obviously a good feeling to score a hundred for your country.

"I still had a little bit of luck today, a few edges and misfields. To have it this early on, it has put me in a good head space. It feels like you belong, but I can't get too ahead of myself.

"They bowled well, so Kane had to adjust and soak up the pressure. I wasn't feeling that I was stuck. I thought the runs will come after a little while.

"Once you started playing a few shots, the field started moving around. It felt like we were going on top as the day went on. It's good to have a position where we have ended up."

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