No one would have imagined this morning, in no way, that Christchurch test would be ended in a fashion like this. Bangladeshi batsmen again failed to capitalize their gains in the second innings and ultimately gave away the test match. New Zealand have clean swept Bangladesh in the format of longer version by winning the final test by 9 wickets.
Bangladeshi batsmen and fielders have some serious questions to be answered. Catches have been dropped frequently throughout the day and the fielders also missed some vital chances of runout. The failure to congeal a decent catch of Wagner cost Bangladesh badly in the first session as Nicholls and he put a crucial 57 runs 9th wicket partnership. Nurul, at the end, however sealed the Kiwi innings executing a brilliant glove work but the lead was then already 65.
Seniors batsmen have only to blame themselves for the collapse of Bangladesh innings. Tamim unnecessarily pulled hard a short pitched delivery from Southee but managed only the hands of Santner. Shakib steered a delivery far away from his body without any attempt to keep it down and consequently Grandhomme took the catch at backward point. Mahmudullah was playing sensibly but his sudden loss of concentration again cost his wicket away. He also tried to play a drive shot away from the body but only managed to drag the ball on to the stumps.
Newcomers of the team were completely unable to put a resistance to the consecutive wicket falls and Bangladesh missed badly the presence of their seasoned batters Mushfiq and Mominul. Bangladesh were into a pitfall as they had lost 8th wicket on 115. Taskin and Kamrul then did some tricks for the visiting side and made a partnership of 51 runs which was the best Bangladeshi partnership in the innings indeed. Bangladesh lasted only for 52.5 overs and set a target of 109 runs only. New Zealand surpassed that mark taking only 18.4 overs with 9 wickets to spare. Kamrul Islam was the only wicket taker for Bangladesh.