Tim Southee shines with the ball as New Zealand defeat Bangladesh by nine wickets at Christchurch

New Zealand produced a clinical performance to win the second test at Christchurch by nine wickets against Bangladesh. The visitors failed to any games on the tour across all three formats as hosts made a clean sweep in the two match test series. Bangladesh folded for 173 runs in the second innings leaving New Zealand to score 109 runs to win the game. Opener Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme played at a quick rate to see their side win the game comfortably with one whole day to spare. Tim Southee must be lauded for his bowling efforts as he picked up five -wicket haul in the first innings and backed it up with three scalps in the second to be awarded man of the match in this game.

Earlier in the game, Bangladesh made 289 runs in their first innings with Southee taking a five for the hosts. New Zealand in their reply made 354 runs as Henry Nicholls top scored with 98 runs followed by fifties by Ross Taylor and Tom Latham to see the side take a crucial lead of 65 runs going to the Bangladesh’s second innings.The visitors could not put up a fight in the second innings as pace attack for the hosts wreak havoc on the fourth day to see them dismissed for low score. Soumaya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan were ones who played well for the visitors while the rest were fairly ordinary in the test series.

 

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