Bangladesh couldn’t make any miracle against New Zealand in Wellington test. Again Bangladesh lost a test to the opponent’s bowlers. Especially, to Neil Wagner and Trent Boult, packed the visitors taking nine wickets together.
Bangladesh lost the second test by an inning and 12 runs
Bangladesh lost the second test by an inning and 12 runs to New Zealand in Wellington. Accordingly, Bangladesh started the fifth day with scoring 80 runs. Then 57 runs partnership came from Mohammad Mithun and Soumya Sarker, before scoring 28 runs Soumya Sarker returned to the pavilion. Then Mohammad Mithun made more 40 runs with Captain Mahmudullah.
Though Mohammad Mithun surrendered Neil Wagner before celebrating his fifty, Mahmudullah scored 67 runs with 12 fours and a six as well. By their wickets, the rest Bangladeshi batsmen failed to steer the team as well. The visitors end in 209 runs and lost the test. Bangladesh lost the second test by an inning and 12 runs.
Accordingly, New Zealand bowling was horrible for any Bangladesh batsmen in Wellington. Therefore, Trent Boult got four wickets on the green pitch and Neil Wagner got the five wickets again, nine in the test. Mainly, this bowling pair brought the headline, Bangladesh lost the second test by an inning and 12 runs.
Captain Mahmudullah tried to steer the team
Despite, Captain Mahmudullah tried to steer the team but failed to bring any Miracle. He admires at the Neil Wagner for the batting disaster, “ In the first innings, Tamim and Shadman gave us a good start and even after Wagner started with his bouncer theory, we were handling him well but then we gave it away”
The captain emphasized on the lake of skills and longtime batting capacity of the batsmen, “We have to bat with more guts for longer periods. A number of our batsmen are playing half-hearted shots, or we didn’t commit. We are in two minds whether to play a shot or not. You need to back yourself. If you want to attack, you should know how you want to cope with their bouncer theory.”
The captain found the shortage of responsibility among his batsmen. As they fell in a batting disaster again and again, “They will probably have a fast wicket in Christchurch, so our batsmen have to be more responsible, particularly with three new bowlers in the side. I think it is the batsmen who should take more of the blame. We were bowled out twice inside two-and-a-half days.”
Bangladeshi captain admires at the Kiwi bowler Neil Wagner as well, “We knew about him from the last time we were here. Now we are talking a lot about the Wagner factor. There was certainly help in the pitches for both sets of pace bowlers but we couldn’t utilize it as well as they did. I believe that our batsmen have the skill level to handle their short-ball tactics”
“Wagner had to pitch it really short in Hamilton while here he got bounced from a length slightly further up. It was easier to play or leave in Hamilton. Here there was a bit more in the pitch. He made use of it. He was successful in his credit.”
Captain Mahmudullah found something positive to his bowlers as well, “If we had captured those chances, we could have given better momentum to the bowlers. It may have brought us a few more wickets. They were playing with seven batters and with the kind of help that this pitch produced for the bowlers, it would have helped our guys.”
“Jayed, Mustafizur and Taijul bowled quite well but we ended up conceding five runs an over. We have to find ways to bowl better in the next match.”
Therefore, Bangladesh couldn’t make any miracle against New Zealand in Wellington test. Bangladesh has its consistency and lost again due to failing in both batting and bowling.