NZ vs BAN: Devon Conway optimistic ahead of second Bangladesh Test

NZ vs BAN: Devon Conway optimistic ahead of second Bangladesh Test

Conway is looking ahead to the second match and feels they have to keep the game simple to even out the series.

Devon Conway
Devon Conway. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Bangladesh performed what will be considered one of the biggest upsets of the year in the first Test match of 2022 against New Zealand. Bangladesh’s balanced bowling and batting attack overwhelmed the Kiwis who slumped to shock loss and are still awaiting their first points of the ongoing World Test Championship.

The first Test match was streamed live and exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The second and final Test match of the series will be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on 9 January and conclude on 13 January, with day’s play starting at 3:30 AM live on Amazon Prime Video.

New Zealand had a bright moment come from the bat of Devon Conway, who led the Blackcaps first innings batting charge with a 122-run effort. He spoke about the second Test at Christchurch and the importance of correcting the mistakes they made.

“Obviously, we are going to go back to the drawing board and look at where we can improve from the previous Test and try to rectify that as quick as possible and implement it in the next, which is a crucial one for us as a group.”

Conway is looking ahead to the second match and feels they have to keep the game simple to even out the series.

“For us it is about doing the basics really well again and not try to over-complicate things. It is pretty much a must-win game for us. We know the surface really good here at Hagley, so we just got to go and execute our skills best as possible and get the right result this time.

In the first Test, New Zealand scored 328 runs in the first innings led by Devon Conway’s 122-run performance. Bangladesh took a 130-run lead to end their first innings with 458 runs. The score was helped by the performances from captain Monimul Haque, Ebadat Hossain, Liton Das and many others in well-rounded and historic performance for Bangladesh. This earned the team their first win in New Zealand, first-ever win vs New Zealand, and their first-ever Test win against a top-five team in the world.

The Test series between New Zealand and Bangladesh is the first exclusive live cricket offering to stream on Amazon Prime Video. The second and final Test match of the series will be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on 9 January and conclude on 13 January.