Bangladesh create history, defeated New Zealand in a test match for the first time

 In an upset victory- Bangladesh comprehensively defeated test world champions New Zealand by 8 wickets


                                            NewZealand         328 & 169

                                            Bangladesh          458 & 42/2

                                           Bangladesh won by 8 wickets

                                                             PLAYER OF THE MATCH

                                          Ebadot Hossain (Bangladesh) 6-46

Bangladesh created history as it  defeated New Zealand  by 8 wickets in the first test match at Mount Maunganui. New Zealand is the current test world champion so it is really an upset. Bangladesh ranked ninth in the world while world Test champions New Zealand are second.

The tourists needed only 40 runs in their second innings for the historic win, their first ever in New Zealand and only their sixth in 61 away Tests.

The match was wrapped up in one session on the final day as Ebadot Hossain took a career best six for 46 and New Zealand were rolled in their second innings for 169.

Bangladesh have previously lost all 32 matches played in New Zealand across all formats, including nine Tests, and they arrived to start this tour following back-to-back losses at home to Pakistan.

But they attacked this Test with confidence and apart from a 138-run second-wicket stand by Devon Conway and Will Young in New Zealand's first innings, the tourists have largely been in control.

After New Zealand were dismissed for 328 in their first innings, Mominul Haque (88) led Bangladesh to 478, a 130-run lead on a pitch which stayed true and did not have the usual bias towards fast bowlers regularly seen on New Zealand wickets.

Then, thanks to a canny reading of the game by bowling coach Ottis Gibson, Bangladesh only needed 73.4 overs to knock over New Zealand in their second innings.

The sun hasn't risen there yet but entire Bangladesh would have woken up early to witness this historic moment. This has to be their best cricketing achievement! 2021 was a year of the underdogs and 2022 has started off on the same note.

 A riveting five-day contest and Bangladesh achieved a lot of firsts. First win vs New Zealand in New Zealand in any format; first Test win vs New Zealand; first win against a top-five Test team away from home. They take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the 2-match Test series and gain 12 WTC points.

                                                                     Sports Desk

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