New Zealand Test captain Tim Southee refused to blame fatigue from a gruelling ODI World Cup campaign in India for his side's defeat in the first Test of a two-match series against Bangladesh in Sylhet on Saturday.
Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto said his team are enjoying the victory, but knows that there would be criticism of his side if they do poorly in the next match.
Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das -- the two Bangladeshi players who appeared for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the last Indian Premier League, did not get into the draft for the upcoming IPL season.
Taijul Islam broke through the castle of Kane Williamson close to the end of the second day as New Zealand were 266 for eight before bad light put an end to the day's play in Sylhet.
"Why are you here?" The day's play had just begun at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The players had taken the field in front of about a hundred fans in the gallery.
Just into his career’s 10th Test, Bangladesh Test opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy has seen the highs and lows not particularly seen in internationals. Today against the Kiwis in the first Test, there was highs and lows too, following a team-high 86 which saw him miss out on a ton but his resilience sees the game in balance after day one.
Part-time off-spinner Glenn Phillips took four wickets as Bangladesh were reduced to 310 for nine at the end of the first day of the first Test at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium today.
Najmul Hossain Shanto will lead Bangladesh team in the two-match Test series at home against New Zealand later this month as a number of leading players, including Liton Das will be missing, informed BCB's cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus.