Wagner-Boult pace out Bangladesh to seal series for Kiwis
New Zealand cemented the three match Test series 2-0 against visiting Bangladesh with one match to be played yet.
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No matter how much time rain curtailed at the Basin Reserve, it could not curtail Bangladesh’s poor fortune in down under.
The touring side, above the green top of Wellington soaked with moist after two and half days of heaven’s pour, startled in every step to face sheer pace and bounce of Kiwi bowlers, have been stressed into another innings defeat.
In a perfect ‘pair of days’ show, New Zealand have secured the series with an innings and 12 runs victory against Bangladesh.
When the previous afternoon, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal Khan uttered about some positive results in the last day, he might symbolized of having an opportunity to save the match for the team and with batsmen like Mahmudullah, Soumya and Mithun still there to continue batting, it might not inaccessible for Bangladesh.
But Neil Wagner meant to test the opposition with relentless short balls, picking up five wickets in the second innings, and in association with ever tested Trent Boult, he had done the demolish work superbly.
The two pacers shared nine wickets of Bangladesh in the second innings. Wagner has had stand out figure of 9 for 73 in the match while his partner Boult has carried 7 for 90 in this occssion.
In the innings score of 209 all out, captain in charge Mahmudullah Riyad covered 67 and young Mohammad Mithun added 47 runs.
“It was an ideal two days,” said Tim Southee, who was in charge to lead the side after Kane Williamson left for treatment to an injured shoulder.
“With the amount of time that was lost through rain, a lot of people thought it was going to be tough to win a Test inside three days but we knew there was always going to be a little bit of assistance in the wicket,” he said.
Bangladesh 2nd innings 209 all out (56 overs)
Mahmudullah 67, Mohammad Mithun 47, Shadman Islam 29
Trent Boult 4/52, Neil Wagner 5/45, Matt Henry 1/40
Result: New Zealand won by an innings and 12 runs.
Man of the Match: Ross Taylor.
Toss: New Zealand