New Zealand charge held up by rain
Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson batted New Zealand into a promising position on a rain-shortened second day of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Bangladesh were bowled out for 282 in the morning session, losing their last five wickets for 54 runs as Neil Wagner finished with five for 64.
Shakib Al Hasan removed Kiwi openers Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton in his first two overs to leave the tourists 32 for two at lunch but Williamson, who at one point retired hurt, returned and was 28 not out with Taylor 37no as the Black Caps reached 107 for three before the weather intervened.
Bangladesh resumed on Tuesday morning on 228 for five after the wicket of Shakib late on day one, and soon lost wicketkeeper and captain Mushfiqur Rahim for 18.
Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi and Abdur Razzak all reached double figures but none could advance to 20 as Wagner and Ish Sodhi (three for 59) wrapped up the innings with minimum fuss.
In reply, Fulton and Rutherford put on 31 in 13 overs before Rutherford turned Shakib to short leg having made 13.
Fulton (14) shouldered arms to the second ball of Shakib's second over, which trapped him lbw to give the spinner lunchtime figures of two for one from eight balls to follow his rapid 50 in the second innings of the drawn first Test at Chittagong.
Williamson was quickly into the groove with two boundaries early in the afternoon session, but after adding a third he ducked into a sharp bouncer from Rubel Hossain and left for treatment on a facial wound.
He was replaced by captain Brendon McCullum, who hit two fours and helped Taylor see the tourists to three figures before he pulled Shakib (three for 25) to the leg-side boundary where Rubel took an excellent catch.
The dismissal means McCullum has not reached 25 in his last seven Test innings. He has not made a century since his 225 against India in November 2010, though he does have 11 fifties in that time.
Williamson re-emerged and he and Taylor were unbeaten when rain ended a day's play in which less than 54 overs were possible.
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