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NZ vs BAN 2nd Test: 4 takeaways as New Zealand wraps series 2-0

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd Test

 

New Zealand has won yet another series on their home soil as they bowled out the Bengali Tigers, earlier this morning. Here are a few takeaways from the 2nd NZ vs BAN test:

1. Green Top, heavily overcast, 400+ in the 1st innings, typical Kiwis!

If you don’t know what a green top looks like, have look at this:

A green top + heavily overcast = Heaven for the bowlers.

Despite all the odds stacked against the batsmen, the Kiwis still managed to post a 1st innings total of 432/6.

Why am I not surprised?

2. New Zeland has one of the best fast bowling attacks!

There was a time when the world feared the three fastest bowlers on this planet, Wasim, Waqar, and Shoaib. They terrorized the batting line-ups for fun and even the best batsmen had sometimes now answer to their ferocious bowling.

Fast forward, the cricketing world had been deprived of a genuine fast bowler since the likes of Lee and Shoaib retired. However, over the past couple of years, New Zealand has accomplished in assembling one of the finest, genuine and express fast bowling attacks in today’s cricketing world, matched only by a few. Spearheaded by Boult and Southee, these bowlers bowl at a regular 140+ clicks and the frightening thing is that they get swing even at such a high pace.

Bangladesh was on the receiving end this time around as Wagner and Boult absolutely murdered the batsmen. The pair took between them, an astounding 16 wickets as Bangladesh fell to an innings defeat.

Adam Milne is still injured. Imagine him joining this group, absolute nightmare!

3. Ross Taylor still going strong at 35

Take a bow, Ross Taylor.

In these types of conditions, we have seen the likes of Kohlis and Roots found wanting. Ross Taylor, however, was a different class altogether. At 35, he has played one of the greatest innings of his glittering career and there are no signs of him slowing down.

4. Worrying times for Kano!

Kane Williamson injured his shoulder during fielding and he didn’t take the field in the 2nd innings of Bangladesh. Reports say that he is a big doubt ahead of the third test. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Bangladesh still not at the top level yet

Bangladesh nearly pulled off a miracle in the last test which they could have drawn but they failed. Here again, their bowlers could have done much better after getting a great start but they failed.

Despite their bowlers and batsmen continuously getting good starts, the team somehow fails to take advantage of it. It is something which still requires time as Bangladesh continue their quest for becoming a top cricketing side.

The 3rd test of the series will be played on 6th March. Do you think Bangladesh bounce back and get one win to save themselves from a series whitewash? Let us know in the comments.

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