Bangladesh dominated utterly over the kiwis on the first three and half days but injuries, bad luck and lack of concentration snatched the game away from them and Bangladesh eventually lost the first test by seven wickets.
Bangladesh did fantastic job in their first innings and the bowlers also performed well on a pitch difficult to bat on. Their hard-earned 56 runs lead was seeming quite decent to put New Zealand on pressure in their final innings. But Bangladesh got struck by misfortunes in their second innings as Kayes cramped himself while taking a quick single and left the field on stretcher. Mushfiqur Rahim had been out of the field as well due to his ailing fingers and couldn’t field for a single over during New Zealand innings. Bangladesh’ ill fate continued as Mehedi Hasan Miraz got out in the final ball while he was trying to take a double.
The morning session of the final day was not in favor of Bangladesh at all as Shakib thrown away his wicket in the very first over of Santner. Another set batsman Mominul soon departed and left Bangladesh in ultimate trouble. Mushfiq then came to the crease and the bowlers targeted his shoulders to take the advantage of his injury. The skipper, however, fought hard to survive 67 minutes and then received a head strike to go to the hospital. Imrul then came to the crease with his injured feet but was not in a position to rotate the strike.
Sabbir Rahman had played sensibly since he got out and scored his second fifty in the match. Bangladesh eventually managed to score 160 runs and set a target of 217 runs for New Zealand.
Miraz struck early for Bangladesh in his two consecutive overs but Williamson and Taylor gradually pulled away the match from Bangladesh. Williamson has scored a brilliant century and remained unbeaten on 104 runs.
Bangladesh will face New Zealand in the second test in Christchurch. This match will begin from January 20.