Soumya gets revenge over NZ’s Latham – 161 runs after dropping him
Hamilton, Mar 1 : Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar finally got his revenge when he took the key wicket of New Zealand’s Tom Latham on Friday — 161 runs after dropping him on nought.
The part-time bowler spilled a simple slips catch at the start of the New Zealand innings, allowing Latham to compile his giant score in the first Test in Hamilton.
It left New Zealand at a dominant 333 for two on the second day of the Test, leading Bangladesh by 99 with eight wickets in hand.
Latham is enjoying a purple patch of form with three centuries in his last four Test innings, and his latest knock was the fourth time in nine Test centuries that he has passed 150.
On the second ball he faced, he survived an edge that flew straight to second slip where Soumya grassed the routine catch.
Latham left that shot alone for another 246 deliveries before he poked at a wide delivery from Soumya and a diving Mohammad Mithun completed the dismissal — also at second slip.