Twitter Reaction: New Zealand completes incredible win as Bangladesh capitulates

Twitter Reaction: New Zealand completes incredible win as Bangladesh capitulates

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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 16: Umpire Paul Reiffel of Australia shakes the hand of Kane Williamson of New Zealand at the conclusion of day five of the First Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Basin Reserve on January 16, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Twitter exploded with a plethora of tweets following New Zealand’s seven-wicket win over the visiting Bangladesh side in the first Test at Wellington. Perhaps, the main reason for such an outbreak on social media was due to the fact that the visitors were on the front foot for the most part of the Test match.

The final day’s play saw the New Zealand players making merry of the conditions and exploiting them to their best. However, it was a bad morning and also a massively dizzy one for the visitors as the Kiwis were determined.

This determination ensured that two players were stretchered off and also ensured that the Bangladeshis could not complete their innings. Mushfiqur Rahim had a massive shot to his head from a rising delivery and had to be stretchered off. It was 24 hours lesser than the time that Imrul Kayes was also put on a stretcher and sent away to the hospital.

However, Kayes would remain unbeaten as 217 was the target set for the Kiwis on the day. This 217 was somewhat of a tricky score as it could go either way. Especially chasing such a target on a fifth-day track with a batting order in transition was anything but an easy task. Mehedi Hasan made it even harder when he picked two quick wickets at the start of the innings. These innings were those of Jeet Raval and Tom Latham.

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However, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor made their way out to bat and eventually secured an impressive victory with upwards of 20 overs to spare. Williamson helped himself to a century, a quickfire one at that as the Kiwis now have taken a 1-0 lead in the series.