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New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets  

16 January 2017, 11:47:32

Sports Desk: New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the first cricket test at the Basin Reserve on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-test series.

Bangladesh were bowled out for 160 seven overs after lunch. New Zealand, set 217 to win in 57 overs, absolutely raced to victory and with that they broke a record that has stood for 122 years.

Bangladesh 595-8 (Shakib Al Hasan 217, Mushfiqur Rahman 159, Mominul Haque 64, Tamim Iqbal 56, Sabbir Rahman 54 not out; Neil Wagner 4-151, Trent Boult 2-131, Tim Southee 2-158).

New Zealand, 1st Innings 539 (Tom Latham 177, Mitchell Santner 73, Kane Williamson 53, Henry Nicholls 53; Kamrul Islam 3-87, Mahmudullah 2-15, Shakib Al Hasan 2-78, Subashin Roy 2-89).

Bangladesh, 2nd Innings 160-9 (Sabbir Rahman 50, Imrul Kayes 36 not out; Trent Boult 3-53, Mitchell Santner 2-36, Neil Wagner 2-37).

New Zealand, 2nd Innings 217-3 (Kane Williamson 104 not out, Ross Taylor 60; Mehedi Hasan 2-66).

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