Bangladesh secured a convincing victory in the opening match of the two-Test series against New Zealand, triumphing by 150 runs in Sylhet. This notable win marks Bangladesh’s first-ever Test victory over New Zealand on their home turf and their second win against the Kiwis in the last 24 months. Their earlier triumph occurred in a Test match hosted in New Zealand.
Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first. Bangladesh had scored 310 runs for 10 wickets in the first innings. The maximum runs for Bangladesh were scored by Mahmudullah Hasan (86).
Glenn Phillips took the most wickets for New Zealand.
When the New Zealand team came into the field, they batted brilliantly and
317 runs for 10 wickets. New Zealand team had a lead of 7 runs. For New Zealand, Kane Williams batted brilliantly and scored a century (104). And Glenn Phillips contributed 42 runs and Mitchell contributed 41 runs. Taijul Islam bowled brilliantly for Bangladesh and took four wickets.
Kane Williamson became the player with the most centuries in a Test match this year.
In a thrilling cricket match between Bangladesh and New Zealand, Bangladesh posted a formidable second innings score of 333 runs with Nazmul Hussain Shanto scoring a brilliant 104 and Musafir Rahim contributing 67. New Zealand faced a challenging target but struggled, reaching 113 runs for 7 wickets by the end of the fourth day, requiring 218 more runs on the final day. Naeem Islam’s dismissal of Tajamul Islam on the fifth day marked Bangladesh’s first success, and eventually, New Zealand was all out for 181 runs. Taijul Islam played a pivotal role, claiming 6 wickets to secure Bangladesh’s victory.
Taijul Islam’s stellar performance, claiming 10 wickets in the recent test match, earned him the well-deserved accolade of Player of the Match. His brilliant bowling display showcased his skill and impact on the game.