Bangladesh showed a lot of resistance in the first Test against New Zealand. As a result, they won the first Test match against New Zealand in this series. Coming into this match by defeating the World Champions, everyone has a lot of expectations from the Bangladeshi team. But New Zealand clearly outplayed Bangladesh and won the 2nd Test Match and draw the series. This match was also the last match for Ross Taylor in Tests. Interestingly, Ross Taylor finished the things off in style. Taylor has finished his Test career with a wicket on his last ball. That’s interesting. We’ll see who won MOM in NZ vs BAN 2nd Test match.
Who Won MOM In NZ VS BAN 2nd Test?
Tom Latham, for his brilliant double hundred in the first innings, was adjudged as the Man of the Match in Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match. Latham was not performing according to his standards for some time now. In this Test series, he was also the captain of the New Zealand side as Kane Williamson was not playing. But in the first innings he played a gem of an innings. He was the first and the last man for New Zealand to score runs in the first innings. Latham came to open the innings and he was the last man to got out. He scored 252 runs in the first innings.
Bangladesh won the toss in the 2nd Test match and decided to field first in the final Test Match between New Zealand and Bangladesh. New Zealand openers started in the best way possible. They made a 100+ partnership. Will Young got out after scoring a well half century. But Devon Conway came and Devon Conway impressed. He played just 5 Test matches and scored 3 hundred in those matches which also includes a double hundred at Lord’s. Conway scored 109 runs and made a brilliant partnership with the captain. But all the highlights were taken by Tom Latham who scored 252 runs. He was just amazing with the bat. Tom Blundell also played a fast innings of 57 runs. New Zealand declared on a massive total of 521 runs.
Bangladesh batters were under so much pressure due to a pile of runs on their shoulders. And they can’t absorb that pressure. On just 11 runs, Bangladesh lost 4 of their top order batters. They were in immense pressure of scoring runs. Yasir Ali and wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan spend some time at the crease. But Bangladesh got all out on just 126 runs. Yasir Ali and Nurul Hasan scored 96 runs of the 126 runs. This shows how bad Bangladesh performed as a team. And New Zealand ensured the follow-on with a huge lead of 395 runs.
Bangladeshi batsmen need to step up in the second innings to have some competition in this game. But the didn’t. Openers, once again, got out cheaply. The top 4 batters have all scored 20+ runs but no one was able to capitalize on that. Experienced batter Liton Das brought up a fine counter attacking century. But he didn’t get any support from the other end. And New Zealand won the match by an innings and 117 runs. Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets. But Ross Taylor finished his Test career with a wicket off his last ball. That’s interesting.
Player of the Series
Devon Conway, for his brilliant performance in both the both the Test matches, was awarded as the Player of the Series for this 2-match Test series between New Zealand and Bangladesh. Conway scored century in the first as well as the second Test match of this series. Conway just played 2 Test series in his career so far. Interestingly, he was awarded as the Player of the Series in both the series he played. In his debut match at Lord’s, he scored a magnificent double century.
This series ends with 1-1. But this win is dedicated to Ross Taylor who played his last Test Match for New Zealand today. He finished off the things in style, not with the bat but with the ball. He will be missed in the New Zealand lineup. The stalwart now retired from his job.