Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by Bhaskar Ganekar0
New Zealand v Bangladesh 2017 – Southee second fastest, New Zealand at fifth spot
It was full of drama on the fourth day of second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Christchurch as the hosts defeated Bangladesh by 9 wickets. This is Bangladesh’s 21st straight loss to New Zealand in New Zealand across all formats. With this win, New Zealand climbs fifth spot in latest ICC Test Team Ranking while Pakistan slipped to sixth from first within 3 months.
9 Players have led Test side for Bangladesh including Tamim Iqbal in this game. Only four of them are victorious. The list includes Habibul Bashar (1), Mashrafe Mortaza (1), Shakib Al Hasan (1) and Mushfiqur Rahim (5).
21-0 New Zealand’s win-loss record against Bangladesh in New Zealand across formats. Bangladesh are yet to win or draw a match against them in any format.
6000 Ross Taylor becomes third batsman from New Zealand to score 6000 Test runs. Stephen Fleming (7172) and Brendon McCullum (6453) are other batsmen to score more runs than him.
4 Bowlers for New Zealand have taken 200 Test wickets before Tim Southee who did in this match. Sir Richard Hadlee (431), Daniel Vettori (361), Chris Martin (233) and Chris Cairns (218) are others to achieve this feat. Also, he becomes second fastest for New Zealand to do it in 56 Tests, Hadlee got in 44 Tests being fastest for them.