Bangladesh got trapped in its own trap, Kiwi team defeated on spin track; the series was equal

BAN vs NZ Mirpur Test: New Zealand has made a great comeback after losing the first match of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh. In the second match, the Kiwi team gave a thrilling defeat to the Bangladesh team by 4 wickets. The Kiwi team achieved this victory when its condition had completely deteriorated on the very first day of the match. Glenn Phillips and Ajaz Patel played important roles in this victory of the Kiwi team.

In this match, Bangladesh captain Nazmul Hussain Shanto won the toss and chose to bat first. The spinners got help from the beginning on the pitch and Bangladesh’s wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Within 15 overs in the first session, Bangladesh team had lost all four top order batsmen for 47 runs. From here Mushfiqur Rahim (35) and Shahadat Hussain (31) made a partnership of 57 runs and took the Bangladesh team beyond 100. On this score, Mushfiqur was given out for obstructing the fielding. After this the entire Bengali team was reduced to 172 runs. For New Zealand, Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips took 3-3, Ajaz Patel took 2 and Team Saudi took one wicket.

After this amazing performance by New Zealand bowlers, Bangladeshi spinners wreaked havoc. By the end of the first day’s play, Bangladesh’s spinners had given 5 wickets to the Kiwi team for 55 runs. Taijul Islam took 3 wickets and Mehdi Hasan Miraj took 2 wickets. In this way, the Kiwi team was completely on the back foot on the first day of the match.

Glenn Phillips’ 87 runs saved New Zealand
Due to bad weather and rain, not a single ball could be bowled on the second day of the match and limited overs could be bowled on the third day also. Here Glenn Phillips handled the Kiwi innings. He scored 87 runs on 72 balls and gave New Zealand a lead of 8 runs on the basis of first innings. New Zealand scored 180 runs in its first innings. By the end of the third day’s play, New Zealand had also taken two wickets of Bangladesh.

New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel wreaked havoc
At the beginning of the fourth day, Bangladesh team progressed with the score of 38 runs after losing 2 wickets. Opener Zakir Hasan played an excellent inning of 59 runs. But he did not get any support from the other end. Here Bangladesh’s second innings collapsed for just 144 runs. Kiwi spinner Ajaz Patel completely destroyed Bangladesh by spending 57 runs and taking 6 wickets. Mitchell Santner also took three wickets. In this way, New Zealand now had a target of only 137 runs to win.

Phillips once again became the guardian
This target was also not easy on the spin track. New Zealand team had lost its 6 wickets for 69 runs only. Three wickets by Mehdi Hasan Miraz and two wickets by Taijul Islam had once again put New Zealand on the back foot. But from here once again Glenn Phillips scored a quick 40 runs. Along with him, Mitchell Santner also played an inning of 35 runs. There was an unbeaten 70-run partnership between the two and New Zealand won the match by 4 wickets.

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