Tigers succumb to defeat after Soumya, Riyad tons
New Zealand have handed an innings and 51 runs defeat to Bangladesh in the first Test inside four days. The Blackcaps lead the three-match series 1-0.
Bangladesh did have positives from the fourth day’s play. Starting the day with 174/4, skipper Mahmudullah Riyad and Soumya Sarkar gave the tourists an eventful first session as they went to lunch without losing any wicket.
Soumya scored his maiden Test hundred in 94 deliveries, equaling Tamim Iqbal’s of fastest hundred by a Bangladeshi batsman. He missed out on a 150 as Trent Boult bowled him. The left-hander made 149 from 171 balls hitting 21 fours and 5 sixes. Boult grabbed his eighth Test five-wicket haul.
Soumya and Mahmudullah added 235 runs for the fifth-wicket stand, the third time a fifth-wicket Bangladeshi stand put on 200-plus runs. All of them have come away from home.
Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz could not accompany their captain, who scored his fourth Test ton. Mahmudullah took the charge on New Zealand bowlers to minimize the deficit. His innings ended on 146 runs off 229 balls including 21 fours and 3 sixes.
Bangladesh eventually failed to get a second innings lead. They were bowled out for 429 runs in 103 overs. The scoring rate was relatively higher – 4.16 runs per over.
Highest team totals for Bangladesh in an innings outside Asia-
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Kane Williamson was adjudged player of the match for his unbeaten double century in New Zealand’s record 715/6d. The second Test will begin from March 8 at Basin Reserve, Wellington.
Bangladesh 234 and 429 allout (Soumya 149, Mahmudullah 146; Boult 5/123)
Watch Soumya and Riyad’s century here-
New Zealand 715/6d (Williamson 200*, Latham 161, Raval 132)
New Zealand won by an innings and 51 runs
Man of the Match: Kane Williamson