Bangladesh on Wednesday created history by defeating the reigning world test champions New Zealand on their soil.
Bangladesh registered an eight wicket win over the hosts quite early on the final day of the test match at the Bay Oval. Bangladesh clinched 12 World Test Championship points by defeating the Black Caps for the first time in any format of the game in NZ. The tourists were able to break the 17-match unbeaten record at home.
This is Bangladesh first test win over the Kiwis in 16 attempts. This is also their first test win over the top 5 ICC Ranked teams away from home.
And as expected the Bangladeshi players celebrated in style after their historic win in the dressing room. The players went wild in the dressing room and were heard singing songs in the dressing room.
The song roughly translates as, “We shall overcome. Someday Oh, deep in my heart I do believe We shall overcome, someday…”
Bangladesh Cricket Team’s official Twitter handle released a video where the entire team was seen celebrating with wicketkeeper batsmen Mushfiqur Rahman leading from the front.
“Bangladesh Team dressing room celebrations following the historic win at Mount Maunganui,” the handle @BCBtigers tweeted with the below video.
WATCH the video below:
It was the end of the eight series winning run on home soil since 2017 for the Kiwis.
Batting first, the Kiwis posted a total of 328 runs on the board. Devon Conway’s 122 run innings helped his side reach to the total. The Bangla Tigers responded in style by taking a 130-run lead in the first innings as they managed to put up a total of 458 on the board. Liton Das was the highest scorer of the team as he managed to score 86 off 177 deliveries. Skipper Mominul Haque scored 88 while Mahmudul Hasan Roy and Najmul Hossain scored 78 and 64 respectively.
Ebadot Hossain scalped six wickets as the Kiwis were bundled for 169 runs in the second innings. Bangladesh chased the target of 40 with ease with eight wickets in hand.
Ebadot Hossain received the player of the match award for his six-wicket haul in the second innings.
Bangladesh are scheduled to play the second and the final test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch which starts from January 9, 2022.