The Bangladesh team made history by defeating the Kiwis in the first match of a two-Test series against New Zealand. Bangladesh has beaten New Zealand in a Test match for the first time.
In the first test of the two-match test series played at Mount Maunganui, the Kiwis had set Bangladesh a small target of 40. Bangladesh easily chased it down losing only 2 wickets.
Bangladesh’s victory is historic as it is the first time they have beaten New Zealand in any format on Kiwi soil and the first time it has won a Test match against New Zealand.
Also, for the first time abroad, Bangladesh has beaten a team in the top five of the ICC in Test rankings.
The Bangladesh team has so far played 61 Test matches abroad, of which it has won only six.
New Zealand, on the other contrary, has played 16 home Test matches in the previous four years, and this is their first loss in that time period.
Fast bowler Ibadat Hussain played a key role in Bangladesh’s victory. He bowled the best of his career in the second innings, conceding 46 for six scalps, earning him ‘Player of the Match’.
New Zealand had scored 328 runs in response to which Bangladesh managed posting a huge total of 458 runs in their first innings.
Bangladesh took a 130-run lead in the first innings, after which New Zealand failed to make a significant impact in the second innings and were bowled out for 169.
On the last day of the game, Bangladesh achieved an easy target of 40 runs for the loss of only two wickets.