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Boult eyes a result on final day

Update : 12 Oct 2013, 08:14 PM

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult hopes the weather does not interfere the last day of their Test match against Bangladesh and expects some good cricket to be played on the final day today.

Heavy rain denied any action in the last hour of play at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday as the Kiwis left the field at 117 for 1 in the second innings with a lead of 85 runs.

“There is still a day left, it’s a good opportunity. If some good cricket is played tomorrow (today) then I can definitely see a result, we will see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully the weather stays away and we can get a result,” said the left-arm quickie yesterday.

“First we have a lot of batting to do really, couple of partnerships.  I know the final session got called off with rain, but we can’t get too far ahead of ourselves we have few more runs and see what happens from there,” he explained.

Sohag Gazi’s maiden Test hundred was evident in changing the course of the game in favor of the Tigers and though Boult appreciated the knock, he also said it was frustrating for them.

“He (Gazi) batted his innings very well. He paced his innings very nicely and played some nice shots, so full credit should be given to him. I think he did superbly, but from a bowling point of view it was frustrating not to get him out sooner than what we did,” said Boult.

Coming in at number 11 Boult’s 52 in the first innings aided the Kiwis to put up 469 runs on the scorecard. When queried if it’s the batting or bowling that he enjoys the most, the 24-year-old said, “I think they (batting and bowling) are both special. Obviously I am a bowler and wickets are what I am here for, but they are equally both special to me.”

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