The second match of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand was played in Dhaka. In this match, New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by 4 wickets. After the defeat in the first match of the series, the Kiwi team has made a great comeback. However, even in this match his situation was not special. But Glenn Phillips gave a brilliant performance and won the match for his team on the fourth day of the match. Due to Phillips’ excellent performance, he was named Player of the Match.
In this match, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat. Batting first, Bangladesh team was all out on the score of 172 in its first innings. After this, the Kiwi team came on the field to bat, Bangladesh bowled brilliantly during this period and despite this low score, they allowed New Zealand to get a lead of only 8 runs. Bangladesh now had a great opportunity to give New Zealand a big target, but they could not do so. Bangladesh team could score only 144 runs in the second innings. Ajaz Patel took 6 wickets during this innings. The Kiwi team now needed 137 runs to win this test match.
Lost sweat while chasing 137 runs
New Zealand made a comeback in the match due to the brilliant bowling of left-arm spin bowler Ajaz Patel, but it was not easy for them to chase the target of 137 runs. New Zealand, which lost the first match, had a target of 137 runs to level the series. By lunch on the fourth day of the match, New Zealand had scored four wickets without losing any. But after the lunch break, he started losing his wickets very fast. Right after lunch, New Zealand lost its first wicket at the score of 5 runs, Bangladesh team started losing New Zealand’s wicket almost every 10 runs from here. At one time the Kiwi team had lost its 6 wickets on the score of just 69 runs.
Glenn Phillips won the match
Glenn Phillips started building a partnership with teammate Mitchell Santner for the 7th wicket, taking the team out of trouble. Now, if the Kiwis had lost even a single wicket in this situation, Bangladesh would have completely dominated them, but Phillips started batting with a slightly different strategy and scored 40 runs on 48 balls for the team in the second innings. Phillips scored 87 runs in the first innings for New Zealand. Due to the brilliant batting of Phillips, New Zealand did not lose a single wicket from there and also saved the match winning series for the team.
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