Ban vs Nz series

Tigers on verge of historic Test win against Kiwis

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 11:52 শুক্রবার, 01 ডিসেম্বর, 2023

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New Zealand reached 113-7 at stumps chasing 332 against Bangladesh in the first Test at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Taijul Islam scalped four wickets to trouble the visitors as they still required 219 runs. Daryll Mitchell and Ish Sodhi were unbeaten on 44 and 7 runs respectively at the close of the day.

Taijul's spin-web trapped Devon Conway who was trying to rebuild their innings however, he was caught by debutant Sahdat Dipu.

Taijul's wicket-spree continued as he got rid of Tom Blundell (6) and Kyle Jamieson (9) leaving New Zealand handsbound. Off-spinner Nayeem Hasan trapped Glenn Phillips into LBW, he returned on 12. 

The visitors lost three quick wickets chasing 332 runs after restricting Bangladesh to 338-10.

Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam drew first blood when he nicked off New Zealand opener Tom Latham for naught in the very first over of the fourth innings.

Joined by Taijul Isalm who scalped the prized wicket of Kane Williamson, as the last-match centurion departed on 11. Then Mehidy Hasan Miraz axed Henry Nicholls to slump the Kiwis to 30-3 during the second innings.

Earlier, Najmul Hossain Shanto's 105, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz's half-centuries helped Bangladesh set a competitive total.

Bangladesh, who started the day at 212 for three, added 126 runs to their overnight total, losing seven wickets. The visitors took seven wickets within the first two sessions of the day and will now need 332 runs to win.

Earlier, the hosts reached 212-3 at stumps on the third day, leading New Zealand by 205 runs, with Najmul unbeaten on 104.