Mount Maunganui to Christchurch, a different pitch, a different condition, overall there was a new challenge for the team Tigers. But the result went for the Black Caps and Bangladesh failed to dominate except Liton Das’s bat.
After creating history in the first test match, the fans around the world were expecting a tough fight in Christchurch. But the scenario was different.
Everyone knows that New Zealand conditions are suitable for the fast bowlers and it was assumed that the pitch in Christchurch will be different than the first test match.
Before starting the second test match, the pitch had so much grass and according to the Sport News BD experts, Bangladesh batsmen could struggle on that particular pitch as they are not used to playing in their home conditions. The prediction didn’t go wrong at all.
Batting first New Zealand crossed the 500 runs landmark within one and a half-day, with 252 from Tom Latham, and a ton by Devon Conway.
Tom Latham holding 6 catches in this match with 252 runs was awarded the Player of the Match and Devon Conway scoring 244 runs in the series was the Player of the Series.
Bangladesh couldn’t show the aggression as they did in the previous match. They were just bowled out for 126 runs in their first innings.
Trent Boult’s 5/43 took the New Zealand team in the driving seat. It was his ninth 5-for. Besides, he completed his 300 Test wickets and joined Richard Hadlee.
As Bangladesh couldn’t avoid the follow on they were requested to bat again on Day 3. Having followed-on 395 runs behind, Bangladesh started with a slow approach and more cautiously. But it didn’t stay long.
The visitors continued losing wickets one after another as we have seen before. Liton Das and Nurul Hasan put up 101 runs in the sixth wicket partnership. The partnership broke when Nurul holed out to mid-off and got caught by Wagner’s beautiful dive to his left.
After his departure, Liton Das made his second test hundred in the third session of the day. Liton Das was stopped at 102 runs. That was the only counterattack from the Bangladesh side.
Bangladesh was bowled out for 278 runs and beaten by an innings and 117 runs.