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New Zealand level the series against Bangladesh

New Zealand bounced back after the hiccup in the first Test and crushed Bangladesh, but, the visitors would return home as the first Asian side, who are undefeated in a Test series in New Zealand in recent times. Certainly, Bangladesh have played well and earned a lot of accolades and it would be better if they build on it.

Bangladesh rise from the ashes

Playing Test cricket had become a torture-tale for Bangladesh in the last year and if we consider their performance away from home then it has been a story of disgrace and heartbreaks. Even though there had been shining moments, sadly, they just get overshadowed by the number of defeats and dismal displays. After the frustrating performances last year, the Tigers were scrapping the bottom of the barrel of fortunes in Test cricket. It was time to rise from the ashes; it was time to hit the punch above your weight.

Bangladesh create history

Bangladesh have created history in New Zealand – the champions of the World Test Championship – for the first time in their history of Test cricket. It was an astonishing performance by a bunch of boys who were battered at home in disgraceful fashions – but regrouped to pull out a stunning win with a disciplined performance.

Ross Taylor: The modern day great

Taylor had started from the scraps, worked harder to improve and elevate his game to the next level. He would blaze under the shadow of Williamson, but his achievements could neither be overshadowed nor undermined because Taylor is undoubtedly one of the modern-day greats.

Under-achiever Blackcaps finally rising into ascendancy

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Ross Taylor

Cometh the hour cometh the man, Ross Taylor continues to deliver

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Bouncy Wagner does it again for New Zealand

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Bangladesh middle order fails to pass the test of temperament

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Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah Riyad sow the seed of confidence

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Soumya and Mahmudullah vs New Zealand pace attack: An encouraging battle at the fag...

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Tom Latham’s stealthy rise to success

"The Southpaw’s 2019 graph has taken off with a bang and with the current form he is in, it looks to be going only in the upward direction to help New Zealand further scale the heights of success in...
Abu Jayed

Bangladesh bowlers lacked intent

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Tamim Iqbal shines, while the experienced batsmen spoil good work

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Sabbir Rahman

Sabbir Rahman repays the faith

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Rubel Hossain

Bangladesh missed Rubel Hossain

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Bangladesh bowling needs to improve

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Can Bangladesh create history without Shakib Al Hasan?

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Ebadot Hossain

Ebadot Hossain can give Bangladesh the X-factor

Including Ebadot Hossain in the Test squad is a good decision…….   First thing first! I was pretty delighted to know that, gradually Taskin Ahmed is rediscovering his mojo. I cannot but deny, Taskin Ahmed is a very good bowler and...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

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