Opener Tamim Iqbal scored 95 runs to help Bangladesh reach 228-5 at tea on the first day of the second cricket test against New Zealand before rain suspended play for the day. Tamim's 95 came off 153 balls that included 17 boundaries. Kane Williamson took a brilliant catch at the gully to deprive the left-handed opener a century. Tamim survived twice on 6 and 12 against Doug Bracewell. Mominul Haque was dismissed on 47 off 59 hitting eight boundaries. Corey Anderson got him with a short pitch delivery, which Haque tried to cut. He and Tamim added 76 runs for the third wicket to steady the innings.
Bangladesh looked stable despite losing two wickets in the morning session, but it lost three more wickets by tea after resuming on 111-2. New Zealand strongly returned to the match by taking Tamim and Mominul. Shakib Al Hasan was dismissed on 20, while Mushfiqur Rahim was not out on 14. The final blow came when leg-spinner Ish Sodhi trapped Shakib lbw just before the tea break was enforced. Neil Wagner finished with 2-42 and Corey Anderson took 1-14. Anamul Haque (7) and Marshall Ayub (41) were dismissed in the first session.
Bangladesh decided to bat first after it won the toss at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Both teams made one change to their lineups from the drawn first test. For New Zealand, paceman Wagner replaced left arm spinner Bruce Martin. Bangladesh drafted in uncapped pacer Al-Amin Hossain in place of Robiul Islam for his injured knee. The game for the day was not resumed after tea break because of rains, said Rabeed Imam, media manager of the Bangladesh Cricket Board. He said umpires would check the field morning to make a decision about if and when the game would start.