Unwanted record for Bangladesh...
BANGLADESH claimed an unwanted record by recording 595 in their first innings, but still losing to New Zealand in the first Test.
Despite the visitors scoring impressively in their first innings, they were dismissed easily in their second and New Zealand, who scored 539 in their first innings, chased down 217 to win.
The result meant Bangladesh broke a 123-year record for the largest score set by a losing side in a Test.
The tourists were bowled out for 160 in the second innings after captain Mushfiqur Rahim retired hurt after being struck on the head by a Tim Southee bouncer.
Rahim proved a big miss for Bangladesh and despite the Black Caps losing openers Tom Latham and Jeet Raval, they recovered well thanks to some superb bowling and the batting prowess of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor.
In the first innings, New Zealand struggled to deal with Shakib Al Hasan and Rahim, but on the fourth day, the bowling quartet of Trent Boult, Southee, Neil Wagner and Mitchell Santner broke Bangladesh’s back.
It was then down to captain Williamson, with an unbeaten century, and Taylor, who scored 60, to lead the Black Caps to a seven-wicket victory with a third wicket stand of 163.
Williamson said:“The way our bowlers came back after a really tough first innings and bowled with energy and put the ball in the right area was a great effort, which set the game up for us.
“Coming into the last two sessions, either team could have won it.We needed to knuckle down, get a partnership together and get a bit of momentum.
“When you are 2 for 30-odd, 200 can be quite long way away in the last innings. It was nice to be able to get that momentum.”