Tigers skittled on day one

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It was a day for seamers as the Black Caps bowled Bangladesh out for 289 on day one of the second Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Tim Southee took his sixth career five for in conditions seemingly tailor made for him and opening bowling partner Trent Boult who picked up four.

Southee struck as early as the fourth over of the morning removing stand in skipper Tamim Iqbal for five with keeper BJ Watling taking the first of his four catches for the day, Bangladesh were 7 for 1.

Soumya Sarkar, who top scored for Bangladesh with 86, was then joined by Mahmudullah who showed intent scoring 19 off 24 balls before nicking off to Boult.

Bangladesh would move to a strong position courtesy of a 127 run partnership between Sarkar and Shakib-al-Hasan.

Shakib recorded his sixth score of fifty or more against New Zealand eventually being caught behind off Southee for 59. He now averages 68.63 in 14 Tests against the Black Caps.

Wickets then began to fall at regular intervals with Bangladesh struggling to establish decent partnerships as the Black Caps seamers hit their straps.

Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman (7) and Shakib fell in quick succession and though Nurul Hasan made 47 on his debut the lower order folded in the face of some clinical seam bowling.

Southee and Boult got through a lot of overs on day one but will at least get to put their feet up until they are required to bat, whenever that may be.

Boult would end with figures of 4 for 87 from 24 overs while Southee returned 5 for 94 from 28.3 overs.

New Zealand will start their innings tomorrow.

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