Bangladesh Challenges New Zealand in 1st Test of 2023/24 Series

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Bangladesh 310 and 338 (Shanto 105, Mushfiqur 67, Ajaz 4-148) are on the verge of beating New Zealand 317 and 113 for 7 (Mitchell 44*, Sodhi 7*, Taijul 4-40) with Taijul Islam leading the charge. New Zealand need 219 more runs to win, with an entire day left for it. The Bangladesh spinners, including Taijul, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Nayeem Islam, caused huge trouble for New Zealand’s batters, with Taijul picking up four wickets. In Shakib Al Hasan’s absence, Taijul played a crucial role, removing key players like Kane Williamson. Shoriful Islam, the lone fast bowler, also made an impact by getting Tom Latham out for a duck.

With an unbeaten Daryl Mitchell batting with the tail, New Zealand’s pursuit looks challenging. Williamson, who had scored a century in the first innings, was expected to be crucial for New Zealand on the fourth day. The accuracy and effectiveness of Bangladesh’s spinners poses a significant threat to New Zealand’s chances of victory.

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