Bangladesh on the verge of winning their first Test against New Zealand on 2nd Dec

New Zealand’s struggle to reach 113-7 at stumps on the fourth day in their chase of 332 runs suggests that Bangladesh has a significant advantage.

With only three wickets in hand, New Zealand faces an uphill task on the final day to achieve the target, while Bangladesh is well-placed to secure a historic Test victory against New Zealand, possibly their first at home. The fifth day of the match is crucial, and it will be interesting to see if New Zealand can stage a comeback or if Bangladesh can wrap up the innings to claim the victory.

Here is the summary

  1. Bangladesh set a target of 332 runs.
  2. On the fourth day, New Zealand struggled and reached 113-7 at stumps.
  3. Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten 44 kept New Zealand’s hope alive for an improbable win.
  4. Tigers aims to wrap up the New Zealand innings quickly on the fifth day.
  5. Bengal Tigers are looking for their second Test win against New Zealand and their first at home.
  6. Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Nayeem Hasan played crucial roles with the ball for Bangladesh.
  7. New Zealand lost key wickets early, including Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, and Devon Conway.
  8. Mitchell and Glenn Phillips added some runs for the sixth wicket.
  9. Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan contributed half-centuries in the second innings.
  10. Bangladesh added 126 runs to their overnight score, reaching a total of 338 in the second innings.
  11. Ajaz Patel took the last wicket for New Zealand, finishing with figures of 4-148.
  12. Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi claimed 2-74 for New Zealand.
  13. Tim Southee dismissed skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto early on the final day.
  14. New Zealand cleaned up the last three wickets in less than an hour after the lunch break.

The match is finely poised, with New Zealand needing a significant effort from Daryl Mitchell and the lower order to achieve an unlikely victory, while Bangladesh aims to wrap up the innings quickly and secure a historic win at home.

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