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A double century from Shakib Al Hasan and a ton from Mushfiqur Rahim hammered New Zealand as records tumbled and Bangladesh took control of the first Test at Wellington.

They closed day two at Wellington's Basin Reserve on 542-7, subjecting New Zealand to a harsh day on the field. Shakib fell 15 minutes before stumps for 217, the highest score ever by a Bangladesh player. Mushfiqur went a short time earlier for 159 after the pair had put together



a record all-time partnership for Bangladesh of 359, eclipsing the 312 by Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes against Pakistan two years ago.

It is also the highest fifth-wicket stand by any team against New Zealand. The 542 total is the third-highest first innings at the traditional bowl-first ground in its 59-Test history. Wagner was the most successful New Zealand bowler with three for 124 while Boult had two for 121 and Southee two for 144.


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