After winning the first Test, Bangladesh will look to win the series when they take on New Zealand in the second and the final Test at Hagley Oval Ground from 9th to 13th January 2022. Bangladesh would be proud of the way they played the first Test. After conceding 227 runs for 4 wickets, they went on to bundle New Zealand out for 328 runs in the first innings.
Bangladesh batsmen showed promise in the second innings, not allowing New Zealand to take wickets easily. They showed great grit and determination and scored a mammoth total of 458 runs in the second innings.
Young batters, Mahmudul Hasan Roy and Shanto set the tone with crucial contributions. Joy scored 78 runs off 228 deliveries, while Shanto amassed 64 off 109 balls, including 7 fours and 1 six.
Mominul Haque capitalized on that brilliant start with 88 off 244 balls, while Liton Das later contributed 86 valuable runs off 177 deliveries. A 47-run knock from Mehidy Hasan further helped Bangladesh to put on a formidable total on the board. New Zealand needed big knocks from their batsmen to get back into the game. Skipper Tom Latham could only add 14 runs off 30 deliveries in his second innings in the match.
Will Young (62 off 172), however, scored his second half-century in the match. Conway (13) couldn’t replicate a similar knock he played in the last innings. Ross Taylor contributed 40 off 104. However, after that, five players went back for a duck, and New Zealand were bowled out for just 169 runs, thereby setting just a 40-run target for Bangladesh Cricket Team to win the match. Bangladesh chased down the score with 8 wickets in hand.
After losing the first Test, New Zealand would be keen to bounce back strongly in the second match. Bangladesh, on the other hand, would be eying on a series win.
NZ vs BAN Weather Forecast and Pitch Report of Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2022, 2nd Test
The pitch at the Hadley Oval in Christchurch is likely to offer more help to the seamers. There is enough bounce and seam movement on the surface for the bowlers to cause damage to the opposition. Expect the seamers to rule the roost in the second Test. The batsmen will need to bat exceedingly well to play big knocks here at Hagley Oval Ground.
|Average 1st Inns scores||282|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||309|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||291|
|Average 4th Inns scores||164|
The weather forecast shows no signs of drizzle on the first three days of the Test match. The temperature on Day 1 is expected to range between 16 and 27 degrees Celsius. Rain, however, is likely to play spoilsport on the final two days of the Test match.