NZ vs Ban: Bangladesh rewrite Test historical past in New Zealand

Bangladesh celebrate the final wicket of New Zealand´s Trent Boult during the fifth day of the first cricket Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 5, 2022. — AFP
Bangladesh have a good time the ultimate wicket of New Zealand´s Trent Boult throughout the fifth day of the primary cricket Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh on the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 5, 2022. — AFP

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Fast bowler Ebadot Hossain took a career-best six for 46 as Bangladesh beat New Zealand for the primary time in a Test match with a crushing eight-wicket victory over the World take a look at champions on Wednesday.

The vacationers wanted solely 40 runs of their second innings for the historic win, their first-ever in New Zealand and solely their sixth in 61 away Tests.

The match was wrapped up in a single session on the ultimate day and New Zealand had been rolled of their second innings for 169.

It was a “David and Goliath” end result, with Bangladesh ranked ninth on the earth whereas world Test champions New Zealand are second.

It was New Zealand’s first loss in 16 home Tests over the previous 4 years. With immediately’s victory, the Tigers have turn into the primary Asian group to win a Test match in New Zealand after Pakistan, who defeated Kiwis in 2011 in Hamilton.

Bangladesh have beforehand misplaced all 32 matches performed in New Zealand throughout all codecs, together with 9 Tests, they usually arrived to start out this tour following back-to-back losses at home to Pakistan.

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

After New Zealand had been dismissed for 328 of their first innings, Mominul Haque (88) led Bangladesh to 478, a 130-run lead on a pitch which stayed true and didn’t have the same old bias in direction of quick bowlers commonly seen on New Zealand wickets.

Then, due to a canny studying of the sport by bowling coach Ottis Gibson, Bangladesh solely wanted 73.four overs to knock over New Zealand of their second innings.

Gibson had famous the Bay Oval wicket was not delivering slip catches, that are widespread in New Zealand situations, and he referred to as for wicket-to-wicket bowling.

“It’s different to how New Zealand bowl, they didn’t bowl to length, they went short. That’s their tactic, it works for them.

“(Neil) Wagner’s excellent at it, however we’re completely different, we attempt to bowl on the stumps much more and it’s actually pleasing to see that it labored for us,” he said.

“Maybe the New Zealand batters underestimated us. The self-discipline we’ve proven is unbelievable.”

Ebadot relished the instruction and produced by far his best bowling figures.

He removed first innings centurion Devon Conway for 13, and in a quick burst claimed Will Young (69) along with Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell without scoring.

On Wednesday morning he accounted for Ross Taylor (40) and Kyle Jamieson (0), while Taskin Ahmed and Mehidy Hasan mopped up the tail.

With Mahmudul Hasan Joy requiring stitches to a split hand, Najmul Hossain Shanto was promoted to opener and contributed 17 to the winning run chase.

Shadman Islam was out for three while the not out batsmen were captain Mominul Haque on 13 and Mushfiqur Rahim on five.


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