Bangladesh won the first match of the two-Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand by 150 runs. This is Bangladesh’s first win over New Zealand in Tests on their home ground. The first match of the two-Test series was played in Sylhet.
The Bangladeshi team has succeeded in winning the Test match against New Zealand for the second time in the last 24 months. Earlier, Bangladesh had defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets at home early last year. The two-Test series was drawn 1-1.
Bangladesh needed 3 wickets on the last day to win. Tajamul Islam took two wickets. Bangladesh got its first success on the fifth day by getting Tajamul Islam caught out by Nayeem Islam off Darryl Mitchell. New Zealand’s eighth wicket fell at 132 runs. Mitchell faced 120 balls and scored 58 runs. The last two wickets were in the name of Tajamul Islam. He first sent Tim Saudi to the pavilion by getting him caught by Zakir Hasan. Saudi faced 24 balls and scored 34 runs. Islam also got Ish Sodhi caught by Zakir Hasan and led the team to victory.
New Zealand needed 218 runs to win.
By the end of the fourth day’s play, New Zealand had scored 113 runs after losing 7 wickets after 49 overs. New Zealand needed 218 runs on the last day to win. Earlier, Bangladesh had scored 310 runs in the first innings and 338 runs in the second innings. Whereas New Zealand could score only 317 runs in the first innings. In the second innings, the Kiwi team could score only 181 runs.
Captain Nazmul Hussain Shanto played a century in the second innings for Bangladesh. He played a strong inning of 105 runs in 198 balls. Apart from Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim also played an inning of 67 runs and Mehdi Hasan Miraz played an inning of 50 runs, putting the team in a strong position. In this way Bangladesh scored 338 runs in the second innings and New Zealand got the target of 332 runs.