Bangladesh vs New Zealand: How the world reacted to it

There was a smile to be seen on every player in the Bangladesh cricket team as they registered a historic eight-wicket win over hosts New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday. Fast bowler Abadot Hossain acted with the ball as he registered career-best figures to demolish the hosts’ batting line-up in the second innings. Bangladesh’s first win in 32 attempts across all formats in New Zealand, was acknowledged by many current and former players, cricket analysts and experts.

India’s Dinesh Karthik took to Twitter to congratulate Bangladesh on the win. She wrote:

“Well done @BCBtigers, a great effort to win against the WTC champions. Also hope they realize what they can achieve when they play some good wickets which help both batsmen and bowlers.

Former cricketer Parthiv Patel also congratulated Bangladesh for its excellent effort on foreign soil. She wrote:

“Unbelievable ad for Test health. Bangladesh breaks New Zealand’s unbeaten 17 Test run at home!!!
#NZvsBan #BANvsNZ.”

Several others joined the list and wished the Asian side their victory:

Sandeep Lamichhane wrote:

“What a golden day for @BCBtigers! History has been made. Congratulations everyone on this amazing win over @BLACKCAPS. #NZvBAN.”

Shakib Al Hasan also sent a congratulatory message on Twitter:

“How the year started for Bangladesh cricket. Many congratulations to the captain, players and coaching staff.”


“Excellent performance by our fast bowler and equally well played by all the batsmen. Enjoy the day. You guys deserve all the credit.”

Abhinav Mukund and Stephen Fleming wrote:

“Most of us in this part of the world missed out on the live action but Bangladesh pulled off a heist to start their 2022 with a bang! Congratulations @BCBtigers on your maiden Test win against New Zealand, you on this achievement Can be so proud. #BANvsNZ.”

Of the 61 Test matches played by the Bangladesh cricket team, this was only their sixth Test victory, overall with no foreign soil.

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