Bangladesh also got good news in the points list of the World Test Championship after winning the historic Test on New Zealand soil. Bangladesh has risen to the top five, beating current world champions New Zealand and England.
The Tigers have never before won in any format on Kiwi soil. With that elite version of Gero Cuttle Cricket, it is again a big margin of 8 wickets.
This is the first win against the hosts on New Zealand soil and it has given birth to many more. It was also the first win against a top five Test playing nation outside the country.
Meanwhile, in this record-breaking victory, Bangladesh got 12 valuable points in the World Test Championship. The list of points updated on Wednesday (January 5) shows that Bangladesh is in the fifth position with 12 points. There are only four countries before them. Australia is at the top with 36 points in three wins. They have beaten England in the first three Tests of the ongoing Ashes series.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka is in the second position with 24 points in two wins. On the other hand, Pakistan is in the third position due to losing one match with 12 points more than Sri Lanka. Their points are 36. India are in fourth place with 53 points from four wins, one loss and two draws.
Besides Bangladesh, there are West Indies, New Zealand, England and South Africa respectively.
After the historic victory, Tiger Kandari Mominul Haque gave credit to the team performance. In a post-match response, he said both teams were desperate to win the match. However, we have advanced in the match with the great skill of our bowlers. Ebadat-Taskin have done well in both innings. Worship in particular was incredible.
“We haven’t done well in the last few Tests,” said Muminul. So there was the urge to turn around in the new year. I finally got it. But at the moment I want to forget the victory. All our thoughts now revolve around the second cum Christchurch Test.
New Zealand captain Tom Latham, on the other hand, pointed out their own failures. “We haven’t done well in any of the three formats,” he said. Bangladesh has shown us how to adapt to such a wicket. They have formed a great partnership in batting. In addition, the ball in the hands of the tight bowling put extra pressure on our batsmen. What we couldn’t do.
With the wicket of Mount Manganui, Tom Latham said there have been only two Test matches. Both have been the same. The pitch was a bit slower than we thought.