New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 4: The first match of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand is being played at Mount Maunganui. Bangladesh team is close to creating history against New Zealand.

Bangladesh team close to creating history against New Zealand

The first match of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand is being played at Mount Maunganui. On the fourth day, fast bowler Ebadat Hossain took four wickets to take Bangladesh close to a historic victory against world Test champions New Zealand. Bangladesh (NZ vs BAN) scored 458 runs in their first innings to take a 130-run lead. After this, Ibadat showed fire and at the end of the fourth day of the match, New Zealand’s second innings score reduced to 147 for five. New Zealand, who scored 328 runs in the first innings, got a lead of only 17 runs in this way.

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Strong position to Bangladesh by sending pavilion

Ibadat (4/39) dismissed Will Young (69), Henry Nicholls (nil), and Tom Blundell (nil) within six balls after dismissing Devon Conway (13) who scored a century in the first innings, Bangladesh. brought to a strong position. New Zealand’s hope now rests on the experienced Ross Taylor, who is playing after scoring 37 runs. Rachin Ravindra, standing at the other end with him, has scored six runs.

Bangladesh first stopped New Zealand from scoring big

The 34 matches that Bangladesh have played in New Zealand in all three formats before this. Out of them, he has won only one match (against Scotland). Even in this match, his victory not expected in the absence of experienced Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, and Mahmudullah. But Bangladesh first prevented New Zealand from scoring a big total and then took a big lead with the help of half-centuries from captain Mominul Haque (88), Liton Das (86), Mahmudul Hasan Joy (78), and Najmul Hossain Shanto (64).

Bangladesh started playing ahead of 401 for six in the morning. In the effort of Mehdi Hasan (47) and Yasir Ali (26), the score added 57 runs. For New Zealand, Trent Boult took four, Neil Wagner took three and Tim Southee took two wickets.