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NZ vs BAN 1st Test Stats Review: Bangladesh script history by becoming first Asian side to win a Test match on Kiwi soil after 11 years

This is a monumental feat in more ways than one for Bangladesh cricket.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 5 January 2022 1:13 pm

Bangladesh have defeated New Zealand in their own backyard with the help of excellent contribution from batters like Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque and Liton in the 1st innings, and a fantastic spell from Ebadot Hossain against New Zealand in their 2nd innings has ensured Bangla Tigers defeated Kiwi’s comfortably by 8 wickets. Initially, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field first and New Zealanders posted a challenging total of 328 runs with the help of Devon Conway’s sensational century. However, Bangladesh in response took a 130 runs-lead and put New Zealanders under pressure. In the 4th innings, Bangladesh just needed 40 runs to seal this game and they did it in style.

Numbers and Stats from NZ vs Ban 1st Test:

1 – Bangladesh have won their 1st international match on New Zealand Soil 

4 – Liton Das & Mominul Haque record 4th highest partnership by a Bangladesh pair on New Zealand Soil in Test Cricket.

Highest Test Partnership by Bangladesh batsman on New Zealand Soil:

Mushfiqur Rahim-Shakib Al Hasan : 359 in 2017
Mahmudullah-Soumya Sarkar : 235 in 2019
Junaid Siddique-Tamim Iqbal : 161 in 2008
Liton Das-Mominul Haque : 158 in 2022
Mahmudullah-Shakib Al Hasan : 145 in 2010

4 – Ebadot Hossain became only the 4th Bangladeshi pacer to pick 6 Test wickets in an innings.

Bangladeshi Pacers who picked 6 wickets in a Test innings :

Manjural Islam vs Zimbabwe in Bulwayo, 2001
Shahadat Hossain vs South Africa in Dhaka, 2008
Robiul Islam vs Zimbabwe in Harare, 2013
Ebadot Hossain vs New Zealand in Mt. Maunganui, 2022

5 – This is Bangladesh’s 1st win in Test Cricket against a Top-5 ranked side away from home.

6 – Bangladesh have recorded their 6th win away from home in Test Cricket in their 60 attempts.

Bangladesh’s six away Test wins:

Won by 95 runs vs West Indies, Kingstown in 2009
Won by 4 wickets vs West Indies, St. George’s in 2009
Won by 143 runs vs Zimbabwe, Harare in 2013
Won by 4 wiclets vs Sri Lanka, Colombo (PSS) in 2017
Won by 220 runs vs Zimbabwe, Harare in 2021
Won by 8 wickets vs New Zealand, Mt. Maunganui in 2022

11 – Bangladesh etched history by becoming 1st Asian Team to win a Test match on New Zealand Soil after a span of almost 11 years. Before this instance, the last Asian side to win a Test match on New Zealand soil was Pakistan on January 9, 2011.

17 – Bangladesh have broken New Zealand’s streak 17 match unbeaten run in home Tests. By doing this Bangladesh also broke the streak of New Zealand’s 8 Consecutive Series-winning run on home soil.

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