‘Rom rom bhaiyo system phaar denge’ – Fans react as Bangladesh reduce New Zealand to 30/3, defending 332 in first Test

 ‘Rom rom bhaiyo system phaar denge’ – Fans react as Bangladesh reduce New Zealand to 30/3, defending 332 in first Test

Bangladesh vs New Zealand (Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh reduced New Zealand to a score of 30/3 while defending 332 in the first Test of the series in Sylhet. The Bangladeshi attack operated well early in the day and got some important wickets of New Zealand, while defending the target. Each of Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan, and Taijul Islam claimed a wicket each and helped their team to claim an upper hand in the match.

Batting first, Bangladesh posted 310 runs on the board in their first innings. Mahmudul Hasan Joy was the pick of the batters for the home side, who scored 86 runs in the first innings. Najmul Shanto and Mominul Haque scored 37 each and helped their team’s cause. For New Zealand, Glenn Phillips was the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 4 wickets in his 16 overs.

New Zealand in their first innings scored 317 runs and gained a slender lead of 7 runs in the first innings. Kane Williamson played a brilliant knock with the bat and registered his 29th Test ton. This move helped New Zealand’s cause. At the other end, Kane got little support from Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips, who scored 41 and 42 runs respectively. Taijul Islam and Mominul claimed 4 and 3 wickets respectively for the home side.

Bangladesh march ahead on a deteriorating pitch

With the progression of the game, the pitch became a lot more difficult to bat on. The pitch now has square turn and there has been some uneven bounce. The bowlers have made the most of it. Despite the challenge for the batters, the home side batted well in the second innings. Skipper Shanto led from the front for Bangladesh against New Zealand by notching up a fabulous ton for himself.

The Bangladeshi skipper got some support from the other end, as Mominul, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mehidy scored 40, 67, and 50 runs respectively. Ajaz picked 4 wickets for the visiting side after bowling a long spell of 36.4 overs. But Bangladesh was well ahead in the Test as they scored 338 runs in the second innings. Chasing 332, New Zealand are in trouble, as they need 292 more runs to win with only 7 wickets in hand.

Here’s how the fans reacted to the news –



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