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The No. 2 ranked New Zealand side will be hoping for a clinical performance

Tamim ton:

Ninth Test ton for Tamim, who brings up his hundred in style by putting away a short delivery from Wagner for his 18th boundary. Bangladesh move to 145 for 2.

Day 1, Lunch:

A fine knock from Tamim Iqbal, who remains unbeaten on 86 off 85, has helped Bangladesh to 122 for 2 at Lunch. A superb platform provided by the opener with his positive approach. Can Bangladesh capitalise on this?

Wagner strikes:

Going around the wicket and bowling short, Wagner gets Mominul to glove one to the 'keeper, dismissing him for 12 to end a 64-run stand. Bangladesh are 121 for 2.

Half-century stand:

The second fifty-plus stand of the session is raised, with Mominul playing a cheeky short over third-man for the first six of the match. Mominul has played second fiddle for most parts of this stand so far, taking his time to settle in.

Missed opportunity:

A huge miss for New Zealand as Colin de Grandhomme puts down a simple chance of his own bowling, giving Tamim a reprieve on 65. How much will this cost the hosts? Bangladesh have crossed 100 in the 20th over, with Tamim continuing to find the boundaries, his 14th helping the visitors reach three-figures.

Fifty for Tamim:

Having struggled in the ODIs, Tamim has turned it around in the Test format as he brings up a fine half-century. Continuing to take toll of the deliveries pitched outside off, Tamim scores three fours on the trot off Boult to bring up a 37-ball fifty. Bangladesh have managed 80 for 1 in the first hour.

Boult strikes:

Finally a wicket for New Zealand. It was a full delivery on the stumps which Shadman missed while attempting a flick and is bowled for 24. End of a partnership worth 57.

Half-century stand:

The run-rate has been good for Bangladesh, with the openers raising the half-century stand as early as the 10th over. With not much help from the pitch, the New Zealand bowlers' tactics of trying to find the outside edge is not working.

Southee expensive:

Despite a green pitch, there's not much movement off it while the swing is also minimum, making it slightly easier for the batsmen. Tamim has capitalised on some loose deliveries from Southee, managing two more fours off the seamer - both on the up on the off side.

Confident start:

Tamim Iqbal has managed 10 runs off Southee in the second over, including two boundaries. The first four was clipped away to the square leg fence while the second was a cover drive off a full delivery. Shadman Islam also manages a boundary off Southee, who bowls one short and wide and is cut away. Bangladesh are 18 for 0.

Toss and teams:

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has won the toss and opted to bowl. Mushfiqur Rahim misses out, Ebadat Hossain makes his Test debut. Bangladesh also leave out Mustafizur Rahman.

Teams:

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah (c), Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain

New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

Build-up:

Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for Day 1 of the first Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Having lost seven out of seven Test matches in New Zealand, including the one in Wellington in 2017 when they posted 595/8 decl. and went on to lose the game, Bangladesh will be hoping to improve their record. But for the injury-hit side, with no Shakib Al Hasan, and Mushfiqur Rahim likely to miss the Test due to a wrist injury, Bangladesh will have their work cut out to challenge a powerful New Zealand side.

The hosts, who have risen up to the No. 2 spot in Tests, will go into this Test match with a lot of confidence. They have announced their playing eleven on the eve of the Test, with Matt Henry and Will Young being the two players to miss out. "Anybody can beat anybody, so it's about playing your best cricket and focusing on what you are trying to achieve as a team," skipper Kane Williamson had said ahead of the opening game, stressing on avoiding complacency.

Can the Bangladesh batsmen handle the swing, which they failed to do in the ODI series? With Hamilton track generally favouring the batsmen, will the captain winning the toss decide to bat? We'll find out in a bit.

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