Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Bangladesh claimed their first-ever test win over New Zealand and also 12 points in the running World Test Championship.
New Zealand, the host team and also the reigning World Test Championship winner had a record of getting unbeaten for 17 matches at home.
No other Asian countries except Bangladesh couldn’t beat them in the last 10 years in New Zealand. This is arguably one of the finest ever test wins in the history of Tigers.
The star of this historic match, Ebadot Hossain ripped through New Zealand, taking six wickets for 46 to help Bangladesh give this sweet test win. This is Bangladesh’s sixth overseas test win.
Ebabdot Hossain was also criticized for his inclusion in the playing XI as he had the poorest average for a minimum of ten test wickets. On the fifth morning, he took 2 more wickets to become the best Bangladesh fast bowler overseas in more than eight years.
Batting first New Zealand had a strong start in Mount Maunganui with a ton from Devon Conway (122 runs off 227 balls). They posted a total of 328 runs. But it didn’t prove to be a fighting score for them as Bangladesh batted pretty well. They were bowled out for 458, taking a first-innings lead.
Taskin Ahmed took three wickets and Mehidy Hasan Miraz one wicket in the second innings. New Zealand couldn’t fight back with their tail-enders and lasted only for less than an hour. They set a target of 40 runs for the tourists.
While chasing down 40 runs Bangladesh lost two wickets, Shadman Islam and Nazmul Hossain Shanto were caught behind.
After winning this test match, many are trying to say that the blackcaps took the test match lightly. But According to Sport News BD team, Bangladesh played good cricket and didn’t depend upon their two or three key players as Shakib and Tamim were missing.
Ebadot Hossain was the “Player of the Match.” Here is what he said:
“I am a soldier of Bangladesh Air Force so I know how to do the salute,” he said. “It was a long story, from volleyball to cricket. I am enjoying cricket, representing Bangladesh and Bangladesh Air Force.”