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Bangladesh outperforms New Zealand in first Test Bang-NZ
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Bangladesh outperforms New Zealand in first Test

IBNS | @indiablooms | 05 Jan 2022, 07:46 pm

Tauranga/UNI: Bangladesh on Wednesday have completed their finest ever Test cricket win by defeating reigning World Test champions New Zealand and breaking the rival side's 17-match unbeaten streak at home.

Finishing with a second innings spell of 6/46, Ebadot Hossain was adjudged Player of the Match, as the tourists chased down a target of 40.

With a bowling average of 81.54 from 10 Tests coming into the match, Ebadot realized his potential in a rampage across the final two days, finishing with seven wickets for the match.

Taskin Ahmed joined Ebadot into bundling the hosts out for just 169 early in the day, finishing with 3/36.

New Zealand's batters had no answer for Bangladesh's canny reverse swing, with Ross Taylor (40), playing his final Test at the venue, providing the only resistance.

As Ebadot beat Taylor's defences to send New Zealand spiralling at 154/6, the hosts crumbled to be bowled out for just 169.

Rachin Ravindra (16) was surrounded by four players to be dismissed for a duck.

Bangladesh's bowlers were backed by a clinical fielding effort, as Shoriful Islam and sub-fielder Taijul Islam took stunning catches to all but seal Bangladesh's win - their first away Test win over a top-five ranked team and just their sixth victory abroad from 61 attempts.

Bangladesh made easy work of the 40 required in 16.5 overs to seal a historic win.

Bangladesh had not previously won any of their 43 matches in New Zealand across all three formats.

The win ended the Kiwis' eight-series home win streak that stretched back to 2017.

Brief score: New Zealand - 328 & 169 & Bangladesh - 458 & 42/2