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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 October, 2004, 10:50 GMT 11:50 UK
Fleming sets NZ run mark with ton
Second Test, Chittagong, day one (stumps): New Zealand 338-3 v Bangladesh

Mashud watches Fleming
Fleming passed Martin Crowe's record for career runs
Stephen Fleming became New Zealand's highest Test run-scorer and celebrated with a century on day one of the second Test against Bangladesh.

Fleming, who chose to bat after winning the toss, was 137 not out at stumps, with his side already 338-3.

The left-hander, playing in a New Zealand record 87th Test, shared a partnership of 204 with Scott Styris, who contributed 89.

Nathan Astle joined him in an unbroken stand of 73 up to stumps, making 34.

The tourists, who replaced Ian Butler with Hamish Marshall in the line-up that won last week's first Test by an innings and 99 runs, made a stuttering start.

Openers Mathew Sinclair and Mark Richardson put on 49 before Mohammad Rafique bowled the former.

Richardson then top-edged spinner Enamul Haque Jr to square leg for 28.

Fleming began the match by passing Sir Richard Hadlee's national record for Test appearances.

And he passed Martin Crowe's 5,444 Test runs with a boundary off Rafique to take his total to 82.

Styris, dropped by wicket-keeper Khaled Mashud off Enamul on 24, looked set for a century but failed to read a slower delivery and gave a soft return catch to Rafique.

Bangladesh included uncapped batsman Aftab Ahmed Chowdhury, 18, and dropped fast bowler Tareq Aziz.

Mashud was again deputising for injured Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar, who has a finger injury.


Bangladesh: Javed Omar, Nafis Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Rajin Saleh, Alok Kapali, Khaled Mashud (Capt, Wkt), Manjural Islam Rana, Tapash Baisya, Enamul Haque jnr, Mohammad Rafique, Aftab Ahmed.

New Zealand: M H Richardson, M S Sinclair, S P Fleming (Capt), S B Styris, N J Astle, J D P Oram, B B McCullum (Wkt), D L Vettori, J E C Franklin, P J Wiseman, H J H Marshall.

Umpires: M R Benson and D J Harper


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