BAN vs NZ: Bangladesh batsmen bowed to Ajaz Patel, innings reduced to 144 runs

Bangladesh’s second innings in the Dhaka Test was reduced to 144 runs. New Zealand had a lead of 8 runs based on the first innings. However, this way the New Zealand team has a target of winning by 137 runs. For Bangladesh, only opener Zakir Hasan could reach the 50-run mark. But otherwise the rest of the batsmen were disappointing. Zakir Hasan played an innings of 59 runs off 86 balls. Ajaz Patel was New Zealand’s most successful bowler. Ajaz Patel dismissed 6 host batsmen for 57 runs in 18 overs.

Host nation Bangladesh’s batsmen struggled on the Dhaka wicket on the fourth day. The situation was such that eight Bangladesh batsmen could not cross double figures. Apart from Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Hasan Shantou scored the best 15 runs. Apart from opener Mahmuddal Hasan, players like Moninal Haq, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shahadat Hosein, Mehndi Hasan Miraj and Narul Hasan disappointed.

As for the New Zealand bowlers, Ajaz Patel picked up six wickets. Apart from that, Mitchell Santner achieved 3 successes. Tim Southee, on the other hand, took 1 wicket. In this way, 9 Bangladesh batsmen became victims of spinners.

Bangladesh’s first innings was reduced to 172 runs. In response, New Zealand scored 180 runs. In this way, the Kiwi team gained an 8-run lead. After that, Bangladesh’s second innings was reduced to 144 runs. However, New Zealand are aiming to win by 137 runs. Bangladesh had defeated New Zealand in the first Test. This means the home team is 1-0 up in the series.

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