CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — B.J. Watling scored his fifth test half-century to help New Zealand recover from a poor start and reach 378-9 at lunch on the second day of the first cricket test on Thursday.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Watling was unbeaten on 58 with Trent Boult on 6 at the first interval. Watling's total came off 108 balls and five boundaries.

Bangladesh took two early wickets but New Zealand recovered after resuming on an overnight score of 280-5.

The visitors lost nightwatchman Bruce Martin (1) in the first over of the day. Abdur Razzak (3-123) claimed Corey Anderson (1) in the second over, leaving the visitors in trouble at 282-7.

 

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