10 tests played here, of which 2 were draws.
I don't think NZ have ever lost to Bangladesh here, and pre-game, a lot of focus is on the rain,which may or may not come, pre-game/Day1, and towards the end of the Test.
Pitch looks fairly dry :
Draw 2.00 or so ... been all over the place.
NZ win the toss and bat :
They were going well, at 172-1, but finished the day on 280-5. Given the middle order, can be v soft, this isn't, yet, a winning score.
No rain yet ..
At COP (Close of Play)
I have a biggish book against the draw, as, NZ have a decent bowling attack, and dont really respect many Bang batters.
Day 2 .. NZ currently 404-9, half way into the day .. recovering from 340-9.
Draw spiked higher, and .. asleep .. did some good trading ..
Still have book against draw, but, at v good avg.
NZ last wicket partnership went on forever, and they finished on 469 -- which can be pretty demoralising for the fielding side.
Bangladesh were 8-2 at one stage, but recovered to 103-2 at the close, and the draw has predictably nose-dived.
Storms are still forecast for the last 2 days -- coming from the Sea, and if Bang score another 200 tomorrow, a draw does look v likely.
At the close :
Could well see, the draw shorten further.