On Wednesday, Bangladesh made history by defeating New Zealand for the first time in New Zealand.
Bangladesh won by an easy eight-wicket margin. For the first time in 16 attempts, Mominul Haque’s team upset the World Champions in their own backyard. Bangladesh has been touring New Zealand since 2001, bringing the two-decade wait to an end.
Bangladesh has also become the first Asian side to defeat New Zealand in Tests in New Zealand since Pakistan’s 10-wicket triumph in Hamilton in January 2011.
Ebadot Hossain, who took six wickets in the second innings to help the visitors win, was the star of the show for the visitors. Bangladesh, who were missing Shakib-al-Hasan, had to fight above their weight to defeat the World Champions.
Fast bowler Ebadot stated after bowling Bangladesh to victory, “We have come here for the previous 11 years and not won a game.” When we arrived this time, we established a goal for ourselves and told ourselves that we could achieve it. New Zealand is the Test champion, and beating them will motivate the next generation to do the same.”
This is not just Bangladesh’s first win in New Zealand over the hosts, but it is also their first win over New Zealand ever. Bangladesh earns 12 WTC points as a result of the victory.
Bangladesh lost openers Shadman Islam and Najmul Hossain Shanto early in the morning session on Day 5, but skipper Mominul Haque and veteran batter Mushfiqur Rahim saw them through. Rahim hit the game-winning runs, which was fitting.