NZ pile on pain for Bangladesh in 2nd Test

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Tom Latham scored 252, Devon Conway banked another century and Ross Taylor likely played his last Test innings as New Zealand declared at 6-521 on Monday before bowling out Bangladesh for 126 on the second day of the second cricket Test.

Trent Boult took 5-43, including his 300th Test wicket to join Richard Hadlee, Daniel Vettori and his new-ball partner Tim Southee among New Zealanders who have taken 300 wickets in Tests.

The milestone came in Boult's 75th Test at an average of 27.35, along with his ninth five-wicket hauls.

"It definitely means a lot," Boult said. "I suppose as a team we're not about the milestones but it definitely means a lot to join an exclusive club, tough to get a membership."

Latham declared New Zealand's first innings halfway through the middle session on day two at Christchurch, and Boult and Southee raced through the Bangladesh top order to leave the tourists' 4-11 in the seventh over -- challenging their Test low score of 43.

Yasir Ali showed fortitude to post a maiden test half century and was out for 55 just before stumps.

Latham took two catches at second slip among those four early wickets to keep up his outsized influence on the match which represented a massive shift in fortunes of the series after Bangladesh shocked World Test Champions New Zealand by winning the series-opener by eight wickets.

Latham reached his double century from 305 balls early on the second day. But he made a rare error when he called his partner through for a quick single just as the pair were regaining momentum and Conway, who looked impregnable, was beaten by a direct hit at the non-striker's end.

Conway had begun the day 99 not out and admitted to being nervous overnight, but showed none when he took a single from the first ball of the day to reach his third century in five Tests. Conway now has 623 runs in nine Test innings at an average of 69.22.

His dismissal brought Taylor to the crease for what is likely to be his last innings in Test cricket. The 37-year-old batter will retire from tests after this match in which he equals Daniel Vettori's record of 112 Test matches for New Zealand.

He went to the crease amid loud applause, including from the fielding team, and left after making 28 to similar ovation.

If he doesn't bat again in this match he will finish with 7,683 Test runs, more than any other New Zealander, though that record will likely fall soon to Kane Williamson (7,272).

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