New Zealand’s first innings record 715 for six, including a double century by skipper Kane Williamson, put it in total control of the first Test against Bangladesh after three days on Saturday.
New Zealand breached the 700 barrier for the first time on its way to building a 481-run lead and was six wickets away from a win at stumps.
Bangladesh was 174 for four in the second innings, still 307 behind and with the last two recognised batsmen at the crease.
Williamson’s century made it only the 13th time in cricket history that the first three batsmen had reached three figures.
The scores: Bangladesh 234 & 174 for four in 43 overs (Tamim Iqbal 74, Shadman Islam 37, Soumya Sarkar 39 batting) vs New Zealand 715 for six decl. in 163 overs (Jeet Raval 132, Tom Latham 161, Kane Williamson 200 n.o., Henry Nicholls 53, Neil Wagner 47, B-J. Watling 31, C. de Grandhomme 76 n.o.).