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New Low For NZ As Bangladesh Earn Handy Lead

Auckland, Oct 19 NZPA - Shakib Al Hasan completed the best innings analysis by a Bangladeshi bowler as New Zealand conceded a 74-run first innings deficit early on the third day of the first cricket test in Chittagong today.

NZ Dismissed For 171, Bangladesh Lead By 74

Auckland, Oct 19 NZPA - New Zealand were dismissed for 171 early on day three of the first cricket test against Bangladesh at the Divisional Stadium in Chittagong today -- to give the hosts a 74-run lead heading into their second innings.

Bangladesh V NZ Innings Scoreboard

Auckland, Oct 19 NZPA - New Zealand innings scoreboard on day three of the first cricket test against Bangladesh at the Divisional Stadium in Chittagong today.

Bangladesh

First innings 245

New Zealand

First innings (155-9 overnight)

Wanganui Put Unbeaten Record On The Line In Meads Cup Final

Wellington Oct 19 NZPA - Wanganui will carry an unbeaten record into the Heartland Meads Cup rugby final next Saturday.

They underlined their title credentials with a commanding second half performance to beat a gallant West Coast 40-18 in their semifinal yesterday.

Air NZ Cup Semifinals Results

Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - Air NZ Cup rugby semifinals results:-

Friday

At Wellington: Wellington 28 (Hosea Gear 2, Conrad Smith tries; Piri Weepu 3 pen, 2 con) Southland 19 (Pehi Te Whare, Matt Holloway tries; Blair Stewart 3 pen). Halftime: 11-3.

Saturday

Heartland Semifinals Results

Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - Heartland Championship rugby semifinals results yesterday:-

Meads Cup

Bangladesh V NZ Stumps Scoreboard

Auckland, Oct 18 NZPA - Scoreboard at stumps on day two of the first cricket test played between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Divisional Stadium in Chittagong today

Bangladesh

First innings (183-4 overnight)

T Iqbal c McCullum b Vettori 18

Al Hasan Cuts Swathe Through NZ

Auckland, Oct 18 NZPA - New Zealand's fragile batting unit plumbed new depths at the Divisional Stadium in Chittagong today, their inadequacies multiplying as a resurgent Bangladesh eyed a rare test cricket victory.

NZ 155-9 At Stumps On Day Two In Reply To Bangladesh's 245

Auckland, Oct 18 NZPA - New Zealand were battling on 155 for nine in reply to Bangladesh's 245 at stumps on day two of the first cricket test in Chittagong today.

NZ Trapped In Spinner's Web

Auckland, Oct 18 NZPA - Bangladesh crawled off the canvas with bat then ball as New Zealand faced the prospect of an embarrassing first innings deficit on the second two of the first cricket test at Chittagong today.