New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test Stats Review: Bangladesh's first ever win in NZ, Ebadot's brilliant spell and more stats

Bangladesh created history with a stunning win over New Zealand in the first Test.

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Bangladesh cricket team. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images)

Ebadot Hossian’s fiery spell of 6/46 in the second innings of the first Test dismantled World Test Champions New Zealand in their own backyard as Bangladesh won their first-ever international game in New Zealand and also scripted their first-ever Test match victory against Kiwis minus Kane Williamson. The right-arm pacer recorded second best bowling figures for Bangladesh against the Kiwis in Tests.

Earlier in the match, Devon Conway continued his excellent start in international cricket as he notched up his second Test century in the first innings with Will Young and Henry Nicholls scoring half-centuries as Kiwis posted 328 runs.

Captain Mominul Haque, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Liton Das all scored fifties as the visitors chalked up 458 runs to take a healthy lead of 130 runs. For Kiwis, speedsters Trent Boult and Neil Wagner took four and three wickets respectively.

The Ebadot Hossain show then began in the second innings as he accounted for six wickets including that of Will Young, who scored fifties in both innings of the match and Ross Taylor who mustered 40 runs. The fast bowler wreaked havoc to bundle out the hosts for just 169 runs as Bangladesh were set a target of just 40 runs.

Undoubtedly, Ebadot Hossain was adjudged the Player of the match for his memorable spell of bowling. With Bangladesh setting sights on their first Test series win over the Kiwis, Tom Latham and his men will look to make a strong comeback in the second Test starting on January 9 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test:

1 – Bangladesh scripted their first-ever win in any format against New Zealand in New Zealand.

1 – Bangladesh won their first-ever Test match against New Zealand.

6/46 – Ebadot Hossain recorded the best bowling figures in his 11th Test. His previous best was 3/91 against India in 2019.

2017 – New Zealand lost its first Test match at home since the year 2017.

17 – New Zealand’s streak of 17 Test matches unbeaten at home came to an end with this loss.

1 – Ebadot Hossain now holds the record for best bowling figures by a Bangladesh bowler against New Zealand in Tests in New Zealand. He went past Rubel Hossain’s record of 5/166 which he took in 2010.

7 – With his century in the first innings, Devon Conway became the fastest New Zealand player to reach 500 Test runs in seven innings. Stewie Dempster took eight innings to complete 500 runs.

9 – New Zealand’s run of nine consecutive Tests wins against Bangladesh at home came to an end.

458 – With 458 runs in the first innings, Bangladesh now holds the record for second-best total by Asian teams in New Zealand since 2015. They also top the list with a score of 595/8d in the year 2017.

514 – Devon Conway equaled Stewie Dempster at the top for most runs in Tests for New Zealand after the first eight innings.

4 – With his sensational spell of 6/46, Ebadot Hossain is now fourth on the list with best bowling figures in New Zealand vs Bangladesh Tests.

33 – First win for the Bangla Tigers in 33 attempts in any format against the Kiwis in New Zealand.

2 – Ebadot Hossain now has the second-best figures by a visiting bowler in New Zealand since 2015. Keshav Maharaj is at the top with his spell of 6/40 in 2017.

53 – Liton Das completed 50 catches in the longest format of the game.

2 – Ebadot Hossain’s spell of 6/46 in the second innings is now the second-best bowling figures by a Bangladesh bowler against Kiwis in Test matches. Shakib Al Hasan is on top for taking 7/36 at Chattogram in 2008.

101 – Taskin Ahmed completed 100 scalps for Bangladesh in all formats.

4081 – Mominul Haque completed 4000 runs in international cricket.

1539 – Liton Das completed 1500 runs in Test matches.

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