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02/12/23 | 12:01 pm

Bangladesh secures historic Test victory over New Zealand at home:

 This is Bangladesh’s second-ever win over New Zealand and the first at home against them.

Taijul, who had claimed four wickets in the first innings, hit the final nail on New Zealand's coffin on the day, by getting Ish Sodhi (22) caught at silly point to bowl out the visitors for 181. Taijul took two of the three remaining wickets on the day while Nayeem Hasan claimed the other.

Earlier, Bangladesh conceded a seven-run lead in the first innings. Stand-in skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto's century and a couple of fifties from Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan Miraz helped the Tigers set a daunting 332-run target. Bangladesh had New Zealand on the ropes by the end of the fourth day when they reduced them to 113-7.It took the hosts less than 90 minutes in the morning session to complete the victory. 

Bangladesh also took a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series with the win. The next Test will be played in Dhaka, starting on December 6.

Navalsang Parmar/Akashwani News/Dhaka/02.12.2023

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