Bangladesh got a historic victory in New Zealand. The Tigers have never won in any format on Kiwi soil before. With that elite version of Gero Cuttle Cricket, again by a huge margin of 8 wickets. New Zealand scored 326 in the first innings of the first match of the two-match Test series. In reply, Bangladesh’s first innings ended with 456 runs. Muminul Haque Bahini got a target of 40 runs for the victory when New Zealand scored 179 runs in the second innings.
On Wednesday (January 5), Bangladesh lost the target of 40 runs by losing two wickets. Nazmul Hossain Shant scored 18, Muminul 13 and Mushfiqur Rahim 5 runs in the second innings for the Tigers. Kyle Jamieson dismissed Shant. Earlier, Team Saudi sent Sadman Islam, who scored 3 runs, to the dressing room.
New Zealand were all out for 189 in the second innings of the first Test against the Tigers. Ebadat Hossain and Taskin Ahmed took double wickets at the beginning of the fifth day. At the beginning of the day, Tiger pacer Ebadat sent Ross Taylor, who was undefeated the day before, to the toilet. Ebadat’s ball hit Taylor directly on the stumps. He made 40 runs off 104 balls. As a result of this wicket, 5 wickets were completed. This is the first time in nine years that a Bangladeshi fast bowler has taken five wickets in a Test. Kyle Jamieson also became a victim of worship after Taylor was fired. He returned to the pavilion after catching Shariful Islam. Jamison could not make any run next to the name.
Then Taskin Ahmed picked up Rachin Rabindra’s wicket. After Rabindra, Taskin also took the wicket of Tim Southee. Among them, Rabindra was out for 16 and Saudi for zero. Mirage sent Bolt back for 7 runs. Ebadat took 6 wickets for 46 runs in this innings for Bangladesh. Taskin took 3 wickets.
Earlier, New Zealand scored 326 runs in the first innings. Devon Conway scored a century for the hosts. He made 122 off 228 balls and fell victim to Tiger captain Mominul Haque. Henry Nichols and Will Young completed half-centuries. Nichols scored 75 and Young 52 runs. Among the rest, Ross Taylor scored 31 and Tom Blandell 11 runs. Shariful Islam and Mehedi Hasan Miraj took three wickets each for Bangladesh. Muminul got 2 wickets and Ebadat got one wicket.
In reply Bangladesh stopped the first innings with 456 runs. For the Tigers, four batsmen went out on the verge of a century. Nazmul Hossain Shant lost by 64 runs and Mahmudul Hasan Joy by 6 runs. Mominul was then dismissed for 7 off Trent Bolt. Liton Das made 6 runs in the middle order. In the end, Mehdi Hasan Miraj scored 46 runs and Yasir Ali Rabbi scored 28 runs. Bolt took 4 wickets for New Zealand. Neil Wegner took three wickets.