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Finally history, Bangladesh beat New Zealand for the first time on their Field

Bangladesh did not wait for such a dawn. New Zealand matches usually start at four in the morning; The supporter always has to wake up disappointed.

The past few years have evoked fond memories of winning Tests at Mount Monguni; But colorful clothes have never won.

After a long wait of 16 years and 18 matches, the moment finally came. Bangladesh got their first win against them on New Zealand soil.Tanjim Hasan Shakib, Shariful Islam’s bowling was very much confirmed after the first innings. The win was destined to happen unless the batting was incredibly bad, but it happened.

Bangladesh won by 9 wickets in the final of the three-match ODI series against New Zealand in Napier. Batting at the start, the hosts were all out for just 98 runs. In response, the visitors reached the target with just 15 over 2 balls. The Kiwis won the series by 2-1, but Bangladesh are relieved to get their first win.

Bangladesh won the toss and decided to field first. The XI brings a change. Mustafizur Rahman replaced Hasan Mahmud. Tanzim Hasan Shakib and Shariful Islam have been doing the main work in bowling so far.

Bangladesh got the first wicket with the last ball of the fourth over of the innings. Rachin Ravindra punched Tanjim Shakib’s ball and caught it in the hands of wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim. He returned with 8 runs from 12 balls.

Tanjim made a maiden in the next over. Then came to bowl his fourth and team’s eighth over and got another wicket. This time, Henry Nichols caught 1 run off 12 balls at mid-on. The first power play went to the end of Bangladesh. New Zealand scored only 27 runs in 10 overs, Tanjim Shakib gave 9 runs in 5 overs.

After that, the two batsmen Tom Latham and Will Young, who were excellent in the previous match, tied the pair again. Shariful Islam broke the 36-run partnership by bowling Tom Latham. The Kiwi captain was dismissed for 21 runs off 34 balls.

Young was also dismissed by Shariful, another batter who settled down after Latham. The opener who scored 26 runs off 43 balls was caught at gully by Mehedi Hasan Miraj. Later, Mark Chapman was also sent back by Shariful and New Zealand lost 5 wickets for just 63 runs.

The remaining five wickets were taken by Soumya, Mustafiz and Tanzeem Shakib. Tanjim took 3 wickets with just 14 runs in 7 overs. Soumya and Shariful also took three wickets each. Mustafiz also got a wicket.

Bangladesh stopped New Zealand below 100 runs for the first time. Earlier they were all out for just 162 runs in Mirpur in 2013. The lowest run against Bangladesh on the country’s soil before today was 251 runs in 2016.

It was an easy run chase for Bangladesh. Bangladesh have never lost chasing below 100 runs before. As time has passed, even today that probability has decreased. New Zealand has lost only once on home soil by a margin of 10 wickets. Against West Indies in Christchurch in 1987.

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