Tigers seal historic Test win over Kiwis
Published: 08:43 AM, 5 January 2022 Updated: 04:37 PM, 5 January 2022
Tigers beat host New Zealand for the first time in Test cricket with a sensational eight-wicket win in the first Test in Mount Maunganui.
This is also Bangladesh's first victory on New Zealand soil across three formats in 33 attempts.
Pace bowler Ebadot Hossain led the victory, claiming 6-46 as the Kiwis were bowled out for 169 in the second innings, setting Bangladesh a need of just 40 runs for a famous victory.
Bangladesh completed the victory in the first session, losing two wickets. Najmul Hossain Shanto who opened the innings instead of injured Mahmudul Hasan Joy made 17 while skipper Mominul Haque was not out on 13.
New Zealand resumed the day on 147-5 and relied on Ross Taylor to bail them out of danger. But Ebadot dismissed him on 40, taking Bangladesh closer to victory. Taskin Ahmed played a perfect foil with Ebadot, snapping up three wickets.
New Zealand were bowled out for 328 in the first innings and Bangladesh then took the upper-hand, piling up 458 that gave them 130-lead. And it proved to be vital at the end.
The second and final Test in the series starts on Saturday in Christchurch.
First Test, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui (day five):
New Zealand 328 (Conway 122; Shoriful 3-69) & 169 (Young 69; Ebadot Hossain 6-46)
Bangladesh 458 (Mominul 88, Das 86; Boult 4-85) & 42-2 (Shanto 17)
Bangladesh won by eight wickets
Player of the match: Ebadot Hossain