1st Test, Wellington, Jan 12 - 16 2017, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
595/8d & 160
(target 217)539 & 217/3
New Zealand won by 7 wickets
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.

end of over 391 run
NZ: 212/3CRR: 5.43 
Henry Nicholls4 (10)
Kane Williamson99 (86)
Subashis Roy 5-0-32-1
Taskin Ahmed 6-0-38-0
Subashis to Nicholls, no run

another round of cheers, this time for a solid forward defensive to a full, straight ball

Subashis to Nicholls, no run

short and wide outside off, jumps and chops it hard to gully

Subashis to Nicholls, no run

full and outside off, run away off a controlled outside edge to gully

Subashis to Nicholls, no run

full and angling away outside off, left alone. The Wellington crowd warmly cheers that leave from Nicholls

Subashis to Williamson, 1 run

length ball on off, dabs a cut to point and oh well, he takes the single

Subashis 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

end of over 389 runs
NZ: 211/3CRR: 5.55 
Henry Nicholls4 (6)
Kane Williamson98 (84)
Taskin Ahmed 6-0-38-0
Subashis Roy 4-0-31-1
Taskin to Nicholls, no run

very wide outside off, left alone. Standing ovation for a dot. Williamson's century is still on

Taskin 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 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

Taskin to Nicholls, no run

full and angling across off, left alone

Ross Taylor, Mike Hesson, Trent Boult, and Mitch Santner are on their feet in the balcony, waiting for Williamson's hundred

Taskin to Williamson, 1 run

veering into the pads, whipped with the wrists to deep square leg. Williamson looks for two, no just one

Taskin to Williamson, no run

full and angled in on off, Williamson dabs to cover and cries "no" to Nicholls

end of over 371 run • 1 wicket
NZ: 202/3CRR: 5.45 
Henry Nicholls0 (2)
Kane Williamson97 (82)
Subashis Roy 4-0-31-1
Taskin Ahmed 5-0-33-0
Subashis to Nicholls, no run

punched through the line to mid-off

Subashis to Nicholls, no run

full and angling away, driven to extra cover


Subashis to Taylor, OUT

Miraz pulls off a stunner. Shortish and outside off, throws his hands at a cut. The outside edge flies to the right of second slip. Miraz dives full-length to his right and plucks it out with both hands. Needed some brilliance to end this stand. But it's all too late for the tourists

Ross Taylor c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Subashis Roy 60 (120m 77b 6x4 0x6) SR: 77.92
Subashis to Taylor, no run

full on middle and leg, tucked to midwicket

Subashis to Williamson, 1 run

short and outside off, reaches out and cuts fine of deep backward point

Arunabh : "Its gonna be a soul crushing defeat for Bangladesh. They surely deserve something much better than this result. It reminds me of our test against pakistan in chennai 99. It took me ages to overcome that heartbreak. And memories are still vivid. "

Subashis to Williamson, no run

full and angled in on off, clipped to midwicket

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