Tamim stars on rain-hit opening day
Tamim Iqbal fell five runs short of a century as Bangladesh let a good start slip before the final session was washed out as they scored 228 for five on the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dhaka.
Tamim had scored 95 when he became the fourth wicket to fall, and when Bangladesh lost Shakib Al Hasan cheaply the home side saw their hard work undone by the tourists.
With the final session washed out the match was evenly poised after New Zealand hit back in the afternoon by claiming three wickets.
The hosts suffered an early blow with the loss of Anamul Haque in the fifth over, the opener mistiming an attempted pull off the bowling of Trent Boult and lofting a simple catch to Kane Williamson running in from slip with the score on 23.
Tamim and Marshall Ayub mounted something of a recovery, though, putting on 67 for the second wicket before the latter was second man out. He had scored 41 before an excellent delivery from Neil Wagner hit his off-stump.
That brought Mominul Haque to the middle, and he and Tamim guided Bangladesh to lunch without further loss.
Tamim and Mominul had taken the total to 166 when Corey Anderson claimed the third wicket.
It was a soft dismissal with Mominul chasing a short and wide delivery, hitting the ball with both feet off the ground and getting a thick edge through to wicketkeeper BJ Watling.
Tamim's fine innings was ended Wagner, who claimed his second wicket when the batsman could only guide the ball to the right of gully where Williamson made a fine diving catch.
Tamim managed 17 fours in his 153-ball stay and had helped to take the home side's total to 208 for four.
But when Bangladesh lost Shakib for a quickfire 20 they were 228 for five at tea, Ish Sodhi claiming his first wicket when he trapped Shakib lbw.
Heavy rain during and after the interval meant the players did not return to the field before an early close was called by the umpires.
The two-Test series is level after the opening match in Chittagong ended in a draw.
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