Bangladesh v NZ, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 2nd day October 22, 2013

Williamson takes it on the cheek

Plays of the day from the second day of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Mirpur

The trap
Brendon McCullum persisted with his first-day trap of keeping two fielders close together and it paid off on the second day as well. Mushfiqur Rahim was sucked into driving a wide ball outside off against Neil Wagner - his first such shot - but it took the edge and flew to the second gully, where Peter Fulton took the catch.

The leave
Shakib Al Hasan doesn't spin the ball much, but Peter Fulton didn't seem to know that. In his second over, Shakib brought another ball into the batsman and Fulton replied by thrusting his front pad. The result was a lbw decision, and an easy one to make at that. Fulton had worked hard ahead of the series by scuffing up wickets in his hometown, and later in Chittagong for his two half-centuries in the first Test, so the dismissal would have rankled.

The four
A rare event occurred at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in the 20th over of New Zealand's innings - Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson took an all-run four. The venue has had a smallish ground over the last couple of years due to work in the outfield that has left some of the fringe areas unprepared. As a result, some parts on the southeastern side of the ground are still a little slow. Anamul Haque had missed the ball at backward point, but he chased hard and dived well to save the boundary. However, being a regular wicketkeeper, Anamul's throw was weak enough to allow a fourth run.

The hit
Kane Williamson has shown how good a player of spin he is, but what about against pace? Williamson failed to accurately predict how high a delivery from Rubel Hossain would bounce in the 24th over. He ducked far too soon, and the ball smacked into the side of his face. He fell over, and the physio didn't pass him fit enough to bat on.

The tumble
Later on, Rubel got hurt himself. When McCullum pulled Shakib to square leg, Rubel first misjudged the ball before striding back to take the catch. His fall was awkward, but how he finished when he rolled over on his shoulder as more awkward. The Bangladesh physio was called into action, and Rubel was taken off the playing area and given treatment. He was soon back in action and bowled the next over.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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