Bangladesh created history by ending their long wait for their maiden test victory over New Zealand in New Zealand as Mominul Haque-led side stunned the World Test champions by 8 wickets in the first test of a tw0-match Test series in Mount Maunganui.
Bangladesh has been touring New Zealand since 2001 and they have played 32 matches across all the formats before this test match and lost all of them. This victory of Bangladesh at the very beginning of 2022 is also their first-ever victory over New Zealand in red-ball cricket in a total of 16 attempts.
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Bangladesh became the first-ever Asian side to beat New Zealand in New Zealand in the longest format of the game since Pakistan’s 10-wicket victory in Hamilton in January 2011.
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With the help of Ebadot Hossain’s 6-wicket haul in the 2nd innings who got the big fish in Ross Taylor, who could have been a savior for New Zealand along with Kyle Jamieson on a duck on the final day. A complete team effort while batting in the first innings, which includes opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy (78) and Shanto (64) 104 runs partnership for the 2nd wicket, and the skipper Mominul Haque scored 88 along with the wicketkeeper Liton Das who score 86 as these two added 157 runs for the 5th wicket partnership.
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Bangladesh stamped their victory over New Zealand in the first session on Day 5 by 8 wickets, despite the absence of their No. 1 all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh team was capable enough to give the first shocker of the year 2022.
Brief Scores: New Zealand: First Innings: 328/10 (Devon Conway 122, Henry Nicholls 75; Shoriful Islam 3/69) and Second Innings: 169/10 (Will young 69, Ross Taylor 40; Ebadot Hossain 6/46) lost to Bangladesh: First Innings: 458/10 (Mominul Haque 88, Liton Das86; Trent Boult 4/85) and Second Innings: 42/2 (Mominul Haque 13*; Kyle Jamieson 1/12) by 8 wickets.