After a stunning and historic win against the World Test champions New Zealand in the first test, the confident Bangla Tigers lock horns with New Zealand in the second and final Test of the series starting at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on January 9. The visitors shocked the cricketing world by beating the Blackcaps in their own backyard thanks to a truly sensational spell of bowling from Ebadot Hossain.
The hosts, who are without their regular captain Kane Williamson, couldn’t really get going throughout the Test as the tourists outplayed them in all the departments. Will Young, Henry Nicholls, and the latest Kiwi sensation Devon Conway were the only performers with the bat as stand-in skipper Tom Latham failed in both the innings. The mighty Kiwi pace attack had no answers against Bangladesh batters as the visitors raced away to 458 runs in the first innings.
Ebadot Hossain then rocked the Blackcaps batting line-up with his incredible spell of 6/46 to guide Bangladesh to a famous victory. Tom Latham’s men would be looking to give a strong reply in the second Test and end the series at 1-1. On the other hand, Bangla Tigers will like to taste double success by clinching their first-ever series victory over the Blackcaps in Tests.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test:
120 – Tom Latham (7380) needs 120 runs to complete 7500 runs across formats.
4 – Trent Boult requires four wickets to reach 300 wickets in Tests.
36 – Mominul Haque needs 36 runs to complete 3500 runs in Test matches.
107 – Henry Nicholls needs 107 runs to reach 2500 runs in Test matches.
38 – Mushfiqur Rahim (2131) requires 38 runs to go past Tamim Iqbal (2168) and become the highest run-getter for Bangladesh in away Tests.
7 – Litton Das is seven fours away from completing 200 fours in Test cricket.
98 – Henry Nicholls requires 98 runs to complete 4000 runs in international cricket.
2 – Neil Wagner needs two wickets to surpass Chris Martin and become the fifth-highest wicket-taker for New Zealand in Tests.
127 – Mushfiqur Rahim is 127 runs away from reaching 5000 runs in the longest format of the game.
4 – Tim Southee is four grabs away from reaching 150 catches across formats.
6 – Taijul Islam (29) requires six wickets to leapfrog Mohammad Rafique (34) and become the third-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in away Tests.
81 – Mushfiqur Rahim also needs 81 runs to reach 13000 international runs.
3 – Ross Taylor needs three catches to complete 350 catches in international cricket.
6 – Taijul Islam is six scalps away from reaching 150 wickets in Test matches.