Bangladesh have won a historic away test match against New Zealand. It’s the first victory for Bangladesh against the Black Caps. Moreover, New Zealand are the current world Test champions, and no one has beaten them at the home ground for the past five years. The Tigers, then, came in and have earned a victory on the Kiwis soil. Today, they have defeated the host by eight wickets at the Bay Oval. With this win, the Tigers have taken the lead in this series.
However, the Kiwis have welcomed Bangladesh to play a two-match test series. The first test started on January 1, 2022. Bangladeshi skipper Mominul Haque won the toss and decided to bowl first. In the first innings, the host scored 328 runs against the visitors. In reply, the Tigers scored 458 runs and took the lead of 130 runs against the Black Caps.
The Bangladeshi bowlers were on fire in the second innings of New Zealand. Because of the aggression of the Bengali pacer, the Kiwi batsmen could stay on the pitch for a long time. Especially, Ebadat Hossain has had a brilliant spell in the 2nd innings of the host. He took six wickets alone. On the other hand, Taskin Ahmed picked up three wickets of the Black Caps. As a result, New Zealand became all-out after scoring only 169 runs.
To win this test, Bangladesh needed only 40 runs on the fifth day of this match. It was not a difficult target to chase for the visitors. They chased the target in 17 overs and secured the first-ever test victory against the Kiwis.
Bangladeshi pacer Ebadat Hossain, who took seven wickets in this game, spoke to the media after winning the match. He said,
In the last two years, I have been working with (bowling coach) Ottis Gibson. We are still learning how to bowl and reverse in away conditions. I am trying to hit the top of the stumps. I needed to be a little patient for success to come. I would like to give thanks to Allah for the Test win. Our brothers and teams didn’t get a win in the last 21 years in New Zealand. Now that we have defeated the Test champions, our next generation has to beat New Zealand.