Day three’s morning session was canceled due to damp conditions on the outfield. Glenn Phillips spearheaded the New Zealand attack, which surpassed Bangladesh’s first-innings total of 172 runs before being dismissed by bowling. Despite the margin being as narrow as eight runs, it appeared improbable at one point on Day 1 and again on Day 3 when the visitors were down to 55 for five.
The Bangladesh spinners resumed their efforts from the previous evening, capitalizing on the favorable conditions of turn and bounce to attempt to reestablish rapid progress. Phillips, on the other hand, had other ideas as he utilized minimal agility and attempted to play a large number of strokes square of the wicket, even against balls that were not there to be cut, in order to capitalize on spin from both ends. Against Mehidy Hasan, he effectively established his intent early in the afternoon session by utilizing the drag sweep. Although Daryl Mitchell managed to shield the outside of his bat from the rotating deliveries, he ultimately succumbed to the dangers when he, too, elected to take spin on. In opposition to Nayeem Hasan, he charged in headfirst, but Mehidy covered a great deal of distance by racing in early on and captured an outstanding diving catch.
Mitchell Santner was subsequently dispatched by Nayeem, leaving New Zealand in a precarious position at 97/7, but Kyle Jamieson joined Phillips for a difficult eighth-wicket partnership worth 55 runs. Phillips scored a fifty off 38 balls, which was the joint-fastest in this format for a New Zealand batsman against Bangladesh. It occurred during this stand. Jamieson was vigilant throughout the stand and, when presented with a hit-me ball by accident, struck two fours. Phillips, meanwhile, increased the score by challenging Mominul Haque’s left-arm spin.
During the height of the partnership, Najmul Hossain Shanto opted to bowl, which immediately paid off when Shoriful Islam dismissed Jamieson for twenty off twenty balls, causing him to edge one to first slip. Tim Southee provided Phillips with companionship for an additional 28 runs prior to Shoriful dismissing him for an outstanding 87 off 72 balls after Phillips edged one to the keeper. Southee was dismissed by Taijul shortly thereafter, New Zealand surpassing Bangladesh’s total.
Brief Scores:New Zealand 180 (Glenn Phillips 87, Mehidy Hasan 3-53) lead Bangladesh 172 (Mushfiqur Rahim 35; Glenn Phillips 3-31, Mitchell Santner 3-54) by 8 runs