Bangladesh Made History at Mount Maunganui against Kiwis

Bangladesh made history against New Zealand as they won their first Test match at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday. The visitors who were not favorites before the game, outplayed the World Test Champions in the opening game of the series. 

Bangladesh Made History 

Before the start of the series, all eyes were on New Zealand who were demolished by the Indian side in their away tour. Although, they have played like fortresses at their home in recent years. On the other hand, Bangladesh aren’t known to play good cricket outside the subcontinent but they have surprised the cricket world including the home side on Wednesday. 

At the end of day four, New Zealand were on 147 with the loss of 5 wickets. However, it was still a tough road to walk for the visitors. In the beginning of the day, Ebadot Hussain and Taskin Ahmed picked two wickets each in two overs and turned the complete scenario of the match. 

Bangladesh required just 40 runs to cherish their first-ever Test victory against New Zealand and to create history. It was their sixth away Test victory in a total 61 away Test matches. 

It was a “David and Goliath” result, as Bangladesh are at ninth ranked position and New Zealand are World Test Champions. 

With this shocking defeat, New Zealand lost their first home game among the 16 Test matches in the last four years. 

In the beginning of the game, New Zealand was dismissed for 328 runs in their first inning. Devon Conway played an outstanding knock of 122 runs while batting at number three. Bangladesh outscored New Zealand and made a lead of 130 runs, kudos to Mominul Haque (88) and Liton Das (86), two brilliant knocks under pressure. 

In the third inning, Bangladesh bundled out the home side for just 169 runs as Ebadot Hussain picked 6/46 in his 21 overs. With this eight wickets victory, Bangladesh are now in no defeat position as far as series result is concerned. Either they will draw this away Test series or they will win it against the Kiwis. 

Bangladesh were yet to win a single game across the format in New Zealand before the beginning of this series. They have played 32 matches in New Zealand, including 9 Test matches. And they arrived here after losing a back to back series against Pakistan at home. 

Ebadot Hussain became Man of the Match in this historic Test win 

Ebadot Hussain, man of the match of this historic Test win over Blackcaps said, it was an inspiring performance by the team and it will be a motivation for future generations of Bangladesh cricket. 

“We have come here for the last 11 years and not won a game. When we came this time, we set a goal and we said to ourselves we can do it. New Zealand are Test Champions and if we beat them then it will inspire the next generation to do the same. I have been working hard with Ottis Gibson. The conditions are too flat in Bangladesh and we are still learning how to bowl away from home. I am a soldier of Bangladesh and know how to celebrate (after a wicket). My journey from volleyball to cricket is a long story. I am enjoying my cricket,” Ebadot Hussain said.

Bangladesh Made History at Mount Maunganui against Kiwis

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