Bangladesh get historic win over New Zealand
News Desk || risingbd.com
Bangladesh have completed a historic Test win over New Zealand, beating the Kiwis by 150 runs at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam put Bangladesh on the famous victory. He completed a 10-wicket-haul. Chasing a target of 332, the visitors were bundled out 181.
Taijul hit the final nail on New Zealand’s coffin on the day, by getting Ish Sodhi (22) caught at silly point to bowl out the visitors for 181 on the fifth day of the first Test.
Taijul took two of the three remaining wickets on the day while Nayeem Hasan claimed the other.
New Zealand were reduced to 113-7 at stumps on day four, while chasing a victory target of 332.
With three wickets at hands, the visitors needed 219 for an unlikely victory. On increasingly deteriorating pitch, it was an improbable task.
Bangladesh which were bowled out for 310 in its first innings, put up 338 in the second innings before being all out. New Zealand were bundled out for 317.Stand-in skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto's century and a couple of fifties from Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan Miraz helped the Tigers set a daunting 332-run target.