Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Jan 5 (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 5th Jan, 2022 ) :Bangladesh pulled off a crushing eight-wicket victory over world champions New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday.
The tourists needed only 40 runs in their second innings for the historic win, their first ever in New Zealand and only their sixth in 61 away Tests.
It was also New Zealand‘s first loss in 16 home Tests over the past four years.
After New Zealand were dismissed for 328 in their first innings, Mominul Haque (88) led Bangladesh to 478, a 130-run lead on a pitch which stayed true and did not have the usual bias towards fast bowlers regularly seen on New Zealand wickets.
Gibson had noted the Bay Oval wicket was not delivering slip catches, which are common in New Zealand conditions, and he called for wicket-to-wicket bowling.
“It’s different to how New Zealand bowl, they didn’t bowl to length, they went short. That’s their tactic, it works for them.
“(Neil) Wagner’s very good at it, but we’re different, we try to bowl at the stumps a lot more and it’s really pleasing to see that it worked for us,” he said.
On Wednesday morning he accounted for Ross Taylor (40) and Kyle Jamieson (0), while Taskin Ahmed and Mehidy Hasan mopped up the tail.
With Mahmudul Hasan Joy requiring stitches to a split hand, Najmul Hossain Shanto was promoted to opener and contributed 17 to the winning run chase.