Last Update on: January 5th, 2022 at 04:53 pm
Ebadot Hossain’s spell of 6/46 helped Bangladesh register their maiden Test win over New Zealand in their own backyard. The Tigers beat the Kiwis by 8 wickers at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Wednesday. Hossain picked up the Man of the Match award for his prodigious performance.
After the game, his words in the post-match presentation will be remembered for years to come. He spoke about how the team has worked hard to earn this victory, something which the teams in the past have failed to achieve.
“We have come here for the last 11 years and not won a game. When we came this time, we set a goal and we said to ourselves we can do it. New Zealand are Test Champions and if we beat them then it will inspire the next generation to do the same,” said Ebadot Hossain after the game at the post-match presentation.
“I have been working hard with Ottis Gibson. The conditions are too flat in Bangladesh and we are still learning how to bowl away from home. I am a soldier of Bangladesh and know how to celebrate (after a wicket). My journey from volleyball to cricket is a long story. I am enjoying my cricket,” he added.
Ebadot Hossain is now our favourite cricketer.
One of the 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 post-match interviews you'll watch from a professional athlete 👏
He joined the Bangladesh Air Force and played volleyball and now he's just bowled his country to a famous win 🐯#NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/CBKquRpzUx
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 5, 2022
With this win, Bangladesh also became the first team to beat New Zealand in their own backyard since 2017. This is also Bangladesh’s first win over the reigning World Test champions.
Have Been Working Hard With Ottis Gibson: Bangladesh Pacer Ebadot Hossain
Batting first, the Kiwis racked up 328 on the back of Devon Conway’s 122 and Henry Nicholl’s 75. Bangladesh outscored the Kiwis in their first innings scoring 458 runs with contributions from Mahmudul Hasan Joy (78), Nazmul Hossain (64), skipper Monimul Haque (88) and Liton Das (86).
In their second innings, the Kiwis were bowled out for just 169 with Hossain wreaking havoc in the position batting line-up. Bangladesh then chased down 40 runs required to win with Mominul Haque (13*) and Mushfiqur Rahim (5*) remaining unbeaten at the crease.
The second and the final Test between both teams start in Christchurch on January 09.
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