Bangladesh cricketers erupted in celebration at Mount Maunganui after a historic eight-wicket win over host New Zealand after a fitting five days of Test cricket. Not only the Bangla Tigers have registered their maiden win on the Kiwi soil, Mominul Haque & Co also ended their unbeaten streak of 17 matches and eight series wins on the trot.
After securing a crucial win in the first innings, Ebadot Hossain ran riot with pace & reverse swing as New Zealand lost three wickets without adding a run (136/2 to 136/5) which left them reeling at the end on day four.
There was still some hope on the final day for the hosts with Ross Taylor still at the crease but Ebadot cleaned up the veteran in the very second over of day 5. Bangladesh wrapped up the Black Caps innings swiftly by removing the last five wickets for 22 runs in less than an hour before chasing down the total swiftly. Mushfiqur Rahim hit the winning runs to take Bangladesh cricket over the rope.
Meanwhile, the cricketer went mad with their celebrations and it continued even after they arrived in the dressing room. The cricketers along with the support staff were seen singing in unison to make this sweet memory memorable.
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Needed this win to keep the legacy of Test cricket alive in Bangladesh – Mominul Haque
Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque asserted that the historic win in New Zealand will keep the legacy of Test cricket alive back in his country.
”I cannot express my feelings in words as it is unbelievable. To be honest, I could not sleep last night thinking what will happen today. We needed to win this Test match to keep the legacy of Test cricket (alive in our country),” Mominul told reporters after the match.
The second and final Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand commences on January 9 in Christchurch.