Twitter Reactions: Liton Das the saving grace for Bangladesh as Ross Taylor bows out on a high from Tests
Liton scored 102 off 114, but couldn't save his team from an innings defeat,
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Bangladesh were flying high after their eight-wicket over world champions New Zealand in Mount Maunganui. But the team, led by Mominul Haque Showrabh, couldn’t carry on with the good work in the second Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch as they lost by an innings and 117 runs. However, the visitors can take heart from Liton Das’ stupendous century on the third day of the encounter.
Bangladesh in deep trouble
The Tigers, after being bowled out for 126 in their first innings, found themselves in a rabbit hole on a green top. Having fallen behind by 395 runs, Showrabh and Co. were asked to follow on. To start with, the Tigers lost Shadman Islam’s wicket to Kyle Jamieson. Thereafter, opener Mohammad Naim and Najmul Hossain Shanto got into their 20s, but failed to carry on and build on their start.
Mominul Haque looked good for his 37-run knock before Neil Wagner got rid of him. Yasir Ali Chowdhury, who scored a half-century in the first innings, failed to tackle a vicious bouncer from Wagner. After being reduced to 128 for five, Liton Das and Nurul Hasan Sohan kept the New Zealand bowlers at bay for around 18 overs. Liton was the more attacking of the two batters in the middle.
Liton Das sparkles for the Tigers
Das notched his half-century off 69 balls, showing that the pitch didn’t have many demons. Das and Sohan put on 101 runs for the sixth wicket and gave the Bangladesh fans something to cheer for. The right-handed Sohan scored in the 40s in the first innings and he chipped in with a 54-ball 36 in the second. Das, at the other end, carried on in his own merry way and took on the Kiwis’ bowling attack.
The Dinajpur-born went on to notch his century off 106 balls and showed his prowess in the purest format. Jamieson trapped him in the 76th over and cut short his stay in the middle. Das smashed 14 fours and one six on his way to the brilliant knock. Ross Taylor, who played the last Test of his career, picked up the last wicket of Ebadot Hossain after Tom Latham handed him the ball.
Here’s how the netizens reacted to New Zealand’s win
Thanks @RossLTaylor legend for all the entertainment ✊✊✊ pic.twitter.com/WyncvjK1kQ
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) January 11, 2022
Rosssssco… 🤸🏽👏😆 Watta finish! @RossLTaylor rippa chief… well done mate 🙏🏏😎 @BLACKCAPS #NZvBAN @BCBtigers pic.twitter.com/MKeFWXQIrk
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) January 11, 2022
Always enjoyed #LitonDas in T20… but liked it this afternoon as well… #testcricket 🤸🏽👏 Strokemaking of quality today in #Chch 😎 #NZvBAN #classyton 👏🏏 @BCBtigers pic.twitter.com/OM9zQep2zS
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) January 11, 2022
Ross Taylor really finished his Test career by taking the winning wicket in the 2nd Test against Bangladesh 😂👏#NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/SwQleloaJi
— Players' Lounge Cricket (@PlayersLounge__) January 11, 2022
I’ve said it he might take the last catch of the match, but this was even better finale. @RossLTaylor taking last wicket of the match. Fitting farewell to test cricket #RossTaylor #NZvBAN https://t.co/nB8pvrLvSv
— Jacques Cupido (@jacquescupido12) January 11, 2022
Ross Taylor taking the last wicket in his last Test! #NZvBAN
— EEMS (@NaeemahBenjamin) January 11, 2022
A terrific touch in the middle after the #NZvBAN match at Hagley Oval… @BLACKCAPS great Ross Taylor’s children re-enacting the moment Dad takes his final test wicket! pic.twitter.com/gkhDq19Tlp
— Andrew Alderson (@aldersonnotes) January 11, 2022
I have never felt more pressure to ask Ross Taylor to bowl, and also for a catch. – Tom Latham 😂😅#NZvsBan #NZLvBAN #NZvBAN #CricketTwitter #WTC23
— SportsHeros (@Moglihero1) January 11, 2022
Who better than @RossLTaylor to wrap things up for the @BLACKCAPS to clinch the win & level the series. A very powerful & confident performance overall & in all departments. These matches tell u why they are the #WTC champions.#NZvBAN #WTC23 https://t.co/thTy4FumfL
— Kushal (@Kushal22102001) January 11, 2022
Thank You For All The Memories Ross Taylor. It Was Wonderful Watching You Play. ❤#NZvBAN
— Gaurang Mestry (@Gaurang321) January 11, 2022
Thank you Ross Taylor! Thank you for your wonderful Test career, legend! 👏 @RossLTaylor @BLACKCAPS #NZvBAN
— Miraj (@iasmiraj) January 11, 2022
The most underrated player.#NZvBAN #ThankyouRossTaylor pic.twitter.com/kCcTguiTqB
— Kismat (@iampokerfaced) January 11, 2022
#Litondas, what a brilliant counter-attacking innings! #NZvBAN
— Viraj Gajare (@Fullofdelusions) January 11, 2022
Just add #litondas and make it fab 5 🔥💥 too consistent now
— Madhur Laxman Suryawanshi (@SuryaMadhur) January 11, 2022
Liton Das's Last 16 Innings in Test Cricket:-
53(95), 38(67), 69(112), 71(133), 22(35), 50(67), 8(11), 17(46), 95(147), 114(233), 59(89), 6(12), 45(81), 86(177), 8(17), 101(114)#NZvBAN #LitonDas pic.twitter.com/oxGyhhMBWb
— Sportz Point (@sportz_point) January 11, 2022
Liton Das in test matches since Jan 2021:
Inns: 15 innins
He is the highest run getter for Bangladesh in this period. #NZvBAN #CricketTwitter #LitonDas
— Arpit Rastogi (@arptrastogi) January 11, 2022
If Liton Das became captain of Bangladesh then it will be great achievement for hindu community in Bangladesh as a Indian Bengali hindu I will also welcome it.. #cricket #Bangladesh #NZvsBan #NZvBAN #litondas
— Aninda Sarkar (@anindasarkar95) January 11, 2022
Liton das you beauty !!
2 test career international Hundreds within 2 months.
Great test wicket-keeper batsman in making…#NZvBAN#Liton #litondas
— Abdul Aman (@Abdul_Aman8890) January 11, 2022
From a terrible T20 World Cup to this incredible form in Test cricket this is shaping up to be a turning point in #LitonDas’s career. What an incredible century 👏🏽#NZvBAN
— Aniruddha Bhowmik (@AniruddhaBhowm4) January 11, 2022