Basin Reserve, Wellington, March 08-March 12, at 03:30 AM IST
After an emphatic show at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand will march into the second Test with loads of confidence by their side and an already distorted Bangladesh will look for some miracle after they were completely baffled in the first Test.
After dismissing Bangladesh for a score of 234 runs in the first innings courtest Neil Wagner’s 5-fer and Tim Southee’s triple strikes, New Zealand batted with precision and went on to make their highest ever total in Test cricket i.e. 715 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.
Openers Jeet Raval and Tom Latham scored brilliant tons but the man of the moment was the skipper himself Kane Williamson who carried his bat throughout the innings and mastered his second double century i.e. 200 runs from 257 deliveries. His knock helped his side to reach a mammoth score in the first innings plus on personal grounds, he moved to the second rank in ICC Test batsmen rankings with 900+ rating points.
A first innings lead of 481 runs was always going to take a lot from the Bangladesh batting unit but the visitors were in no mood to give up easily. Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad and Soumya Sarkar were not giving up the fight as the duo stitched a brilliant 235 runs stand for the fifth wicket. In the process, Soumya Sarkar got 149 to his name, while the skipper scored a tempting 146.
Though their effort went in vain as Bangladesh fell 52 runs short of the lead and eventually, the Blackcaps registered a comfortable victory by an innings and 52 runs.
Bangladesh- W, W, L, L, L
New Zealand- D, W, L, W, W
The pitch is expected to be a belter which can make life hard for the bowlers. Another run-fest can be expected at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
Avg 1st inn score: 308
Avg 2nd inn score: 320
Avg 3rd inn score: 247
Avg 4th inn score: 141
Highest Total: 680/8 (210 Ov) by NZ vs IND
Lowest Total: 42/10 (39 Ov) by NZ vs AUS
The probable BAN vs NZ playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper- Liton Das
Batsmen- Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Shadman Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Tamim Iqbal
All-rounder- Mahmudullah (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers- Khaled Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed (Doubt: T Islam, E Hossain)
Wicketkeeper- BJ Watling
Batsmen- Kane Williamson (c), Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Jeet Raval, Tom Latham
All-rounder- Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle
Bowlers- Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner
Mahmudullah Riyad (c), Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das, Nayeem Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed
Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Will Young, Jeet Raval, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling, Ross Taylor, Todd Astle, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee
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