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Bangladesh secure a historic first test win against New Zealand


Bangladesh's Taijul Islam celebrates catching Blackcaps Trent Boult with teammates during play on day five. (AP)

Bangladesh created history by winning its first-ever test against World Test champions New Zealand. Ebadot Hossain was the star of the show as he picked up 6 wickets in New Zealand's 2nd innings.


The Black Caps started on the overnight score of 147/5 on day 5 with a draw seemingly out of the equation. Ebadot cleaned up the experienced Ross Taylor in just the 2nd over of the day to give Bangladesh a great start. He accounted for Kyle Jamieson as well to leave New Zealand reeling at 160/7.


Taskin Ahmed and Mehidy Hasan cleaned up New Zealand's tail to bowl them out for 169. Bangladesh just needed 40 runs to claim their first victory on New Zealand soil. Bangladesh wrapped up the chase quickly with the loss of two wickets.



Ebadot Hossain was awarded the man of the match for his 7 wickets in the test match. Bangladesh have now stopped New Zealand's unbeaten run at home which spanned 17 test matches and their run of 8 consecutive test series wins.


This was Bangladesh's first victory in the World Test championship after going winless in the first cycle. This is also Bangladesh's 6th win away from home after two wins apiece against West Indies and Zimbabwe while one was against Sri Lanka.


They have now taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match series and the 2nd test will begin on the 9th of January.


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