Match Details

BAN vs NZ 1st TEST, NZ vs BAN 2023

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NZ 317(101.5)
181-1071.1
Bangladesh won by 150 runs 🏆
310(85.1)
BAN
100.4338-10
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69th Over:
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This Over:
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That brings us to the end of the coverage of this fantastic encounter of the first match of the 2-match test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand. A historic win for Bangladesh as they triumphed over New Zealand, securing a 1-0 lead in the series.

Join us for the thrill of cricket around the world. Signing off, Hitesh Peddurwar with co-commentator Deepak Prakash and the insightful Dushyant Kumar. Until our next encounter, stay safe and revel in the game!
Deepak: Bangladesh have added 12 crucial points to their WTC 2023-25 cycle tally after winning this historic Test. 
Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh Captain): "I think credit goes to all the players, especially Taijul, Nayeem, Shoriful and Miraz, who bowled very well and I am very happy.

As you said, everyone enjoyed this match and we are not thinking about the result, we just follow the process. As a young player, this is our opportunity to do something for our team. So everyone is very happy to win this match, and of course, it gives you that confidence to go into the second one. 

For me, I think fast innings, we could have scored 50 to 80 runs more. But still, as I said, the bowlers did a great job. 
So probably next match, if the batsmen take more responsibility, it will help us, our team to win. 

Now I'm thinking of the next Test. For me, half the job is done. Still, a long way to go."

Taijul Islam(Player of the Match): "I am very pleased to represent my country and it lifts my spirits when I take the 10 wickets for the country. It's a team game, so if all the players of the team do well, then the results will surely be in our way. The confidence is important, winning the first game in the series gives us a confidence while going into the second game."
Player of the Match: Taijul Islam
Tim Southee (New Zealand Captain): "Yeah, very disappointing. But I think credit to Bangladesh, they played well, they were very good side in these conditions. So, yeah, I think as a bowling group, you probably need to create a lot more pressure from both ends for longer periods of time. 

And then as a batting group, you just want partnerships, bigger partnerships. You saw once the guys got in Kane was able to get in and play nicely. Daryl contributed some lovely little innings there as well, so I think it's just about being a bit better. 

It was a pretty good wicket, so, yeah, obviously took a bit of spin, which you expect in this part of the world, but it was all in all, a pretty good surface. 

Yeah, it is, I guess, to decide you got a couple of days to work on a few things and come back in another test match in a few days in Dhaka, which will be a different surface again. So we've got to get heads around that and we'll reflect on this and try and be better in the next camp.

Yeah, I think everyone's striving to always improve their game and get better, and that's what you can ask the guys, is to keep looking at ways to improve."

10:40 AM IST, 11:10 AM Local Time: Time for the post-match presentation. 
Deepak: Shanto became the fourth player after Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, and Litton Das to win the debut Test match as a captain. After covering this Test match for all five days, I am very impressed with the captaincy of Shanto. He rotated the bowlers very well and put pressure on the Black Caps. Anchored his side from a dire situation and notched up his ton on his captaincy debut. 
10:30 IST & 11:30 Local Time| That's it! The history has been created by Bangladesh. This is the first time that they have beaten New Zealand in test cricket at home. Bangladesh have won this game by 150 runs. Taijul Islam is the man of the moment for Bangladesh, he has picked 10 wickets in the match. This has been an all-round performance by the Bangladesh players and they are pumped up!

Let's have a quick recap of the test match! Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat, reaching 310/9 in 85 overs. Mahmudul Hasan Joy's 86 was a highlight, yet no player managed a substantial century. Glenn Phillips excelled for New Zealand, taking 4/53. Day 1 ended with Bangladesh on 310/9, with Taijul Islam and Shoriful Islam at the crease.

On Day 2, Kane Williamson's century led New Zealand's fightback, reducing the deficit. However, Bangladesh made a comeback with the second new ball, limiting New Zealand to a 7-run lead at 317 all out. Bangladesh finished the day with a commanding 205-run lead, setting the stage for a challenging chase for New Zealand.

On Day 3, Bangladesh maintained their dominance, extending the lead to 205 runs by the end of the day. Despite Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson's crucial runs for New Zealand, Bangladesh's bowlers controlled the game. With only two wickets in hand, New Zealand faced a formidable deficit heading into Day 4.

On Day 4, Starting at 212/3, Bangladesh was bowled out for 338 by New Zealand, with Ajaz Patel leading the attack. In pursuit of 332, New Zealand had a challenging start, losing key wickets. Daryl Mitchell's resilient 44* kept their hopes alive, but regular wickets fell. Bad light halted play with New Zealand at 113/7, needing a miracle to win on the final day.

On Day 5, New Zealand, starting at 113/7, faced a challenging task on the final day. Daryl Mitchell and Ish Sodhi displayed resilience in the first hour, with Mitchell reaching fifty. However, Nayeem Hasan broke the partnership by dismissing Mitchell for 58. Skipper Tim Southee joined Sodhi and added an attacking flair, hitting several sixes. Taijul Islam eventually dismissed Southee after an entertaining 34 off 24 balls.

With Ajaz Patel as the last batsman, Ish Sodhi held the fort, but Taijul Islam secured the final wicket by dismissing Sodhi for 22. New Zealand was bowled out for 181, and Bangladesh achieved a historic victory, winning by 150 runs. Taijul Islam starred with a six-wicket haul in the second innings, securing all ten wickets in the match.

What an entertaining test match we had, who would have thought before the start of the test match that Bangladesh would create a history at the end of the test match, but they have done it and this is the beauty of test cricket. Bangladesh have secured a lead of 1-0 two-match test series.

Stay tuned with us as we will be back with the post-match presentation ceremony.

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