Mominul Haque and Tom Latham, IND vs NZ Test Series
Mominul Haque and Tom Latham (Image Credits: Getty)

Bangladesh National Cricket Team have registered a historic victory over World Test Champions New Zealand National Cricket Team at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui to bag 12 crucial ICC World Test Championship (WTC) points.

The Mominul Haque-led Bangladesh defeated Tom Latham-led New Zealand by 8 wickets in the first Test match of the two-match Test series. This was the first-ever Test win of Bangladesh against New Zealand and the first-ever win against New Zealand in New Zealand across all formats. Also, this was the first away Test win of Bangladesh against a team in the top five of the ICC Rankings.

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Devon Conway (Photo- Twitter)
Devon Conway (Photo- Twitter)

In the ICC World Test Championship, 2021-23 teams will be ranked based on the percentage of points. A team gets 12 ( 100%) points for a win, 6 (50%) points for a tie and 4 (33.33%) points for a draw. Also for slow over-rates teams will lose one championship point for each over short.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh National Cricket Team won the toss and opted to field first against the Black Caps. The decision to field first was good for a moment as Kiwi skipper Tom Latham was dismissed at the score of 1. However, Devon Conway and Will Young batted exceptionally well and added 138 runs together. After Young (52) and Conway (122) got out Henry Nicholls played amazing 75 runs knock and New Zealand posted 328 runs on the board in the first innings. From Bangladesh Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shoriful Islam bagged 3-wicket hauls each.

Mominul Haque
Mominul Haque. Image-AFP

Bangladesh meanwhile batted even better than the Black Caps in their first innings. Mahmudul Hasan Joy scored brilliant 78 runs, Najmul Hossain Shanto scored good 64 runs, skipper Mominul Haque played the knock of 88 runs and wicketkeeper-batsman Litton Das contributed 86 runs. Bangladesh were bowled out for 458 with Trent Boult picking a 4-wicket haul and Neil Wagner picking 3 wickets.

Ebadot Hossain (Image Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand in their second innings failed miserably and only Will Young and Ross Taylor played good knocks. Bangladesh pacer Ebadot Hossain bagged 6 wickets and Taskin Ahmed got 3 and New Zealand were bundled out for just 169 runs. Meanwhile, chasing the small target of 40 runs Bangladesh lost 2 wickets but eventually won the match.

ICC World Test Championship 2021-23: Updated Points Table After 1st Test Between New Zealand And Bangladesh:

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ICC World Test Championship 2021-23: Updated Points Table After 1st Test Between New Zealand And Bangladesh

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