After a comprehensive series whitewash by New Zealand in New Zealand Tigers embarked on India mission. Whatever be the series outcome the results did not reflect the true level of the contest.
Nine wickets humiliating defeat of Bangladesh in effectively two and a half days in the second test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch completed the comprehensive whitewash of Bangladesh in all three (ODI, T20, and Test Matches) formats of the game.
Rain on the third day reduced Christchurch Test to the second innings shoot-out. With the match hanging in a balance, not even a single over could be bowled on an entire day as heavy rain almost incessant kept wicket and the surrounding covered.
Bangladesh 289 All Out (Soumya Sarkar 86, Shakib Al Hasan 59, Nurul Hasan 47, Tim Southee 5/ 94, Tim Boult 4/ 87 ) , New Zealand 260/7 ( Ross Taylor 77, Tom Latham 68, Nichols 56 , Shakib 3/32 )
Bangladesh 289 All Out (Soumya Sarkar 86, Shakib Al Hasan 59, Nurul Hasan 47, Tim Southee 5-94, Trent Boult Boult 4-87)
Having got white washed in ODI and T20 series and unfortunately losing the first test drifting from a comfortable position Bangladesh is on the edge of getting comprehensively white washed in all formats in New Zealand tour.
Bangladesh does not play too often. The opportunity of playing against top ranked teams whether at home or away is few and far between. In such situation whenever the opportunity arrives Bangladeshi cricketers grab it with both hands.
Overview of the third day of New Zealand vs Bangladesh Wellington test at Basin Reserve.
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