Player of the Match
Player of the Match

6.10pm Heartbreak for Bangladesh, though. Their first-innings total of 595 for 8 dec is the highest ever in a losing cause. The previous highest - 586 - was in a timeless Test between Australia and England in 1894-95. Their two key men- Mushfiq and Kayes - were down with injuries but they came out to bat and even took blows on the body. But their bowlers - who were either too short or too full - just weren't good enough. Many thanks for tuning in. Do come back for the second Test, starting Friday in Christchurch. That is all we have for you from this Test. Until next time, goodbye.

6.05pm Presentation:

Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh captain: I am feeling much better. Could have been worse. There is some pain, and I will get through it. Obviously disappointing to lose the Test. The bowling let us down and we had some injuries. That could not help us either. The bowling is inexperienced and hopefully they will learn quickly. Hopefully, they will get better in Christchurch. We need to create pressure from both ends with the ball. Really happy for Shakib [for breaking the record for the highest score by a Bangladesh player], this was due for him.

Kane Williamson, the man of the moment and New Zealand captain: Credit to Bangladesh, they put our bowlers under pressure [in the first innings]. We took some control in the second innings; they were unfortunate to lose Mushfiqur to a head injury. At the same time, we were good with the ball. It was damp and everyone was going to bowl[toss?]. Bangladesh to get to 600 was good, their bowlers then kept us honest for a long time. A lot of credit to Latham to get us close to parity in the first innings. Apparently it is a tough seeing ground for catching, at certain points it can be difficult. The hundred is nice,[but] the main thing was to get the partnerships. The partnership with Ross gave us momentum. Chasing 200 [217] and to do it well as a batting unit was all the more pleasing. Our plan was to win the Test for sure. To bowl Bangladesh out on a good surface was a tough thing to do. They [our bowlers] gave us the chance to chase it down.

Tom Latham, Man of the Match: Very pleasing to make a significant contribution. It was nice to bat longer. Those partnerships at the top of the order was crucial and we did not lose wickets in clusters. A couple of dropped catches does not help, but it's a tough seeing ground.

5.49pm Williamson walks back to a rousing reception. Gem of an innings. Oh hello! Mushfiq walks out from the Bangladesh change room and applauds his opposite number; nice to see. He is out of immediate danger after the blow to the head.

Williamson's 89-ball hundred is among the fastest in the fourth innings of a Test. He put up a clinic - no cross-batted shots - just correct cricket shots with precise placement. Taylor provided an excellent supporting hand with his first half-century after the eye surgery. Believe it or not, the third innings of this Test started only after tea on the fourth day. And the weather ate up nearly 50 overs on the first day. One of the finest comeback wins, and it was only fitting that Williamson provided the coup de grâce to delight the Wellington crowd.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, 1 run, short and sliding across off from around the wicket, steps back and shovels it away to deep midwicket to put the seal on an incredible come-from-behind New Zealand win
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, FOUR runs, Hundred for Williamson off only 89 balls in the fourth innings! Whadda Playaaa. Tossed on leg or just outside leg - this line has not worked at all for Bangladesh - goes low and sweeps it with the wrists through square leg. Standing ovation for the NZ captain and deservedly so. Nicholls gives his captain a big hug. Great scenes at Basin Reserve. If you've missed this gem of the innings, please catch the highlights. This is a special innings
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run, straight ball on middle, some drift in the air, dead-batted

around the wicket.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run, full on leg stump, skips out and pushes to mid-on

NZ need five for the win, Williamson one for the hundred. Miraz back into the attack. The field is up.

39 | 1 Run | NZ: 212/3

  • Henry Nicholls4 (10b)
  • Kane Williamson99 (86b)
  • Subashis Roy5-0-32-1
  • Taskin Ahmed6-0-38-0
Subashis Roy to Nicholls, no run, another round of cheers, this time for a solid forward defensive to a full, straight ball
Subashis Roy to Nicholls, no run, short and wide outside off, jumps and chops it hard to gully
Subashis Roy to Nicholls, no run, full and outside off, run away off a controlled outside edge to gully
Subashis Roy to Nicholls, no run, full and angling away outside off, left alone. The Wellington crowd warmly cheers that leave from Nicholls
Subashis Roy to Williamson, 1 run, length ball on off, dabs a cut to point and oh well, he takes the single
Subashis Roy to Williamson, no run, back of a length on off, tapped away straight to midwicket on the back foot

NZ need six for the win, Williamson two for the hundred

38 | 9 Runs | NZ: 211/3

  • Henry Nicholls4 (6b)
  • Kane Williamson98 (84b)
  • Taskin Ahmed6-0-38-0
  • Subashis Roy4-0-31-1
Taskin Ahmed to Nicholls, no run, very wide outside off, left alone. Standing ovation for a dot. Williamson's century is still on
Taskin Ahmed to Nicholls, 4 byes, full-toss very, very wide outside off, Nicholls swishes away from the body, can't touch it. Sabbir is beaten to his left as the ball rolls away to the boundary
Taskin Ahmed to Nicholls, FOUR runs, short and outside off, Nicholls joins the party. Steps back and hammers a pull to the midwicket boundary. He is pretty strong off the back foot

Not enough


No. of bigger totals that have ended in a defeat than Bangladesh's 595 in this match. The previous highest was Australia's 586 vs England at SCG In 1894-95.

Williamson - the chaser


Williamson's average while chasing in home Tests, with scores of 102*, 56, 31*, 108*, 61, 104*.

Can they repeat it?


Last instance of NZ successfully chasing in excess of 200 in a Test. It was also against Bangladesh at Chittagong when they scored 317/7 to win.

Tough ask


Number of times teams have successfully chased more than 200 runs in Wellington. New Zealand's highest was 215 against India in 1998.

Superb Shabbir


The last time a Bangladesh batsman scored 2 fifty plus scores in an away Test before Shabbir Rahman. Shakib scored 81 and 59 in Harare.

Rare Double


Number of batsman to be dismissed for a double hundred and a duck in a Test match. Shakib was dismissed for a duck after scoring 217 in the first innings.

Rare Lead


Number of instances when Bangladesh have taken the lead against New Zealand in 12 Tests.This is the first time they have done it in NZ.

New Record


No of catches taken by Imrul Kayes - Most number of catches taken by a substitute keeper in an innings of a Test.

Hunting ground


Number of centuries for BJ Watling at the Basin Reserve. In addition to this he has 2 fifties and has been involved in two 300 plus partnerships.

Long time coming


The last time when an opener had scored more than Tom Latham's 177 at the Basin Reserve. DJ Mcglew from SA scored 255 not out

a rare club


New Zealand openers to have made a Test hundred in 59 Tests at the Basin Reserve. Latham joins Dempster (1 100s), Mills (1) and Wright (3).

only the second


First-innings fifties by NZ openers at the Basin Reserve in 26 inns in the last-ten years. Before Latham, Guptill had made 59 v SA in 2012.