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New Zealand Tour of Bangladesh 2023: Bangladesh Gain a Lead Against NZ With Taijul’s 10-Wicket Haul

Bangladesh won a thrilling Test match against New Zealand by 150 runs in Sylhet. The match was evenly poised throughout, with both teams taking the lead at different stages. Bangladesh’s first innings total of 310 was built on a solid foundation of 111 by Mushfiqur Rahim and 75 by Mominul Haque. New Zealand responded with a strong batting performance of their own, reaching 317 in reply, thanks to centuries from Kane Williamson and Tom Latham.

In the second innings, Bangladesh again took the initiative, posting a score of 338, thanks to centuries from Mominul Haque and Liton Das. New Zealand were chasing a target of 339 in their second innings, but they were never really in the hunt, as Bangladesh’s spinners Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraz took control, bowling out the Kiwis for 181 to secure a memorable victory.

Bangladesh 1st Innings: 310/10 (85 overs)

  • Mushfiqur Rahim: 111 (219 balls)
  • Mominul Haque: 75 (184 balls)
  • Liton Das: 60 (122 balls)
  • Tim Southee: 4/82 (21 overs)
  • Matt Henry: 3/72 (24 overs)

New Zealand 1st Innings: 317/10 (101 overs)

  • Kane Williamson: 102 (219 balls)
  • Tom Latham: 92 (231 balls)
  • Daryl Mitchell: 48 (75 balls)
  • Taijul Islam: 4/93 (37 overs)
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz: 3/61 (21 overs)

Bangladesh 2nd Innings: 338/10 (100 overs)

  • Mominul Haque: 105 (222 balls)
  • Liton Das: 73 (135 balls)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim: 69 (148 balls)
  • Kyle Jamieson: 3/84 (21 overs)
  • Tim Southee: 3/86 (24 overs)

New Zealand 2nd Innings: 181/10 (71 overs)

  • Tom Latham: 56 (100 balls)
  • Daryl Mitchell: 45 (103 balls)
  • Taijul Islam: 4/62 (20 overs)
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz: 3/27 (11 overs)

Despite New Zealand’s valiant efforts to extend the game into the final day, Bangladesh emerged victorious with a 150-run margin. New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell and Tim Southee showed some fight, but their resistance was ultimately futile against Bangladesh’s formidable spin attack, led by Taijul Islam, who picked up six wickets in the innings and ten for the match.

Earlier, Bangladesh’s Shanto struck a crucial century in the second innings, guiding his team to a commanding total after they were reduced to 26/2. Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz also made significant contributions to Bangladesh’s batting success.

Winning the toss proved to be a crucial advantage for Bangladesh, as the pitch played to the strengths of their spinners. New Zealand’s batsmen struggled to cope with the turning conditions, despite Kane Williamson’s valiant century in the first innings.

Overall, Bangladesh’s comprehensive victory was a testament to their superior spin bowling and Shanto’s match-winning knock.

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