Bangladesh have created history after beating New Zealand by 8 wickets in the first Test in Mount Maunganui.
WHO SAID WHAT?
Mominul Haque | Bangladesh captain: It was teamwork. Everyone was keen to win the match and they put their hand up in all three departments. We won because of the bowlers, both in the first and second innings they were outstanding. They did all the hard work and bowled in the right areas. He (Ebadot) was unbelievable for us. We didn’t play well in the last couple of Test matches and it was important to put our legacy to the next level. We have to forget about this win and look forward to the Christchurch Test.
Tom Latham | New Zealand captain: We weren’t quite there in all three facets. Bangladesh showed us how to go about things on that wicket. They were able to build partnerships, bowl (tight) at both ends and apply lots of pressure. We couldn’t quite do it for long enough. There’s only been two Test matches here, the two games have been similar. Probably a little bit slower than what we expected and didn’t quite break up as much. We knew what it would be like, unfortunately we couldn’t quite do things things for long enough. Looking back at the first innings, the position we were in, if we’d got 450, then it’d have been a different story. Full credit to Bangladesh the way they went about things for all five days and they thoroughly deserved this win. It hurts, we got to turn to Christchurch in a few days’ time, hopefully we can take the learnings from this Test match and apply them to what would be a different surface at Hagley. For every individual, it’s important that they reflect on how they went about their things and take their learnings from a surface like this and obviously the information from Bangladesh. Focus has got to turn quickly to Hagley and hopefully we can put out a good performance there.
Ebadot Hossain | Player of the Match: We have come here for the last 11 years and not won a game. When we came this time, we set a goal and we said to ourselves we can do it. New Zealand are Test Champions and if we beat them then it will inspire the next generation to do the same. I have been working hard with Ottis Gibson. The conditions are too flat in Bangladesh and we are still learning how to bowl away from home. I am a soldier of Bangladesh and know how to celebrate (after a wicket). My journey from volleyball to cricket is a long story. I am enjoying my cricket.
Taskin Ahmed: It is unbelievable. We have given everything in the last five days and it is a great achievement, our first win outside Asia. We did not think about the result, we just went about the process and gave our 110 percent. It is lovely to have this support here. We have played quite a few games in New Zealand but this is our first win here.