Bangladesh were 51 runs for five wickets in their second innings at stumps on day two of the second cricket test against New Zealand, 199 short of making their hosts bat again on the Basin Reserve.
New Zealand made 393 in their first innings and then knocked the top off Bangladesh's innings in the 22 overs available before stumps.
The tourists are also hampered by the absence of opener Tamim Iqbal, who has been unable to bat after fracturing his left thumb when dropping a catch in the first over of the day.
First innings 143
C Cumming lbw b Al Hasan 42
M Bell c Rahim b Islam 1
P Fulton lbw b Mortaza 22
S Fleming c Ahmed b Al Hasan 87
M Sinclair c Rahim b Hossain 47
J Oram c Rahim b Hossain 1
B McCullum c Al Hasan b Hossain 40
D Vettori c and b Aftab 94
K Mills b Mortaza 4
I O'Brien b Aftab 4
C Martin not out 0
Extras (5b, 23lb, 10w, 13nb) 51
Total: (all out, 103.2 overs) 393
Fall: 2 (Bell), 35 (Fulton), 118 (Cumming), 214 (Sinclair), 216 (Oram), 244 (Fleming), 325 (McCullum), 362 (Mills), 390 (Vettori), 393 (O'Brien)
Bowling: M Mortaza 29-5-100-2 (1w, 2nb), S Islam 14-1-91-1 (5nb, 7w), S Hossain 27-4-83-3 (6nb, 2w), A A hmed 12.2-4-31-2, S Al Hasan 19-7-44-2, M Ashraful 2-0-16-0.
S Nafees c Bell b Martin 12
Z Siddique c McCullum b Mills 2
H Bashar not out 21
M Ashraful c Fleming b Mills 1
A Aftab c Fleming b O'Brien 5
M Rahim c Bell b Oram 0
S Al Hasan not out 4
Extras (1lb, 5nb) 6
Total: (for 5 wkts, 22 overs) 51
Fall: 10 (Siddique), 14 (Nafees), 30 (Ashraful), 44 (Aftab), 45 (Rahim)
Bowling: C Martin 6-0-23-1 (5nb), K Mills 6-2-15-2, J Oram 5-3-4-1, I O'Brien 5-1-8-1.
With the World Cup just around the corner, how do you think the Black Caps will go?