bangladesh sweeps were not cakewalks says williamson
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today
Egypt Today, egypt today
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today

Bangladesh sweeps were not cakewalks, says Williamson

Egypt Today, egypt today

Egypt Today, egypt today Bangladesh sweeps were not cakewalks, says Williamson

New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson
Christchurch - Arab Today

New Zealand's nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the second Test at Hagley Oval on Monday appeared to be an easy victory on paper though captain Kane Williamson felt it was far from that.

Tom Latham (44) and Colin de Grandhomme (33) guided Williamson's side to the series-sweeping victory after his bowlers had skittled the visitors for 173 in their second innings, which was only boosted by a 51-run ninth wicket partnership by bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Kamrul Islam. 

"It definitely wasn't easy," Williamson said. "Credit to Bangladesh throughout the series - whether it was T20, one day or Test cricket they put us under pressure.

"I think this test match in some ways was similar to the first in that they were pretty even after their first innings and it came down to a second innings battle."

New Zealand won the first Test in Wellington by seven wickets, despite Bangladesh scoring 595 runs in their first innings.

Williamson's bowlers then ran through them for 160 in their second innings before the captain led his side with an unbeaten century to the 217 needed to win.

The pattern was similar in the one-day and Twenty20 portions of Bangladesh's tour.

Despite both being swept 3-0 by the hosts, nearly every game was in the balance, with New Zealand's experience the difference that helped them through to the six victories.

Bangladesh also awarded four debuts in the Test series, with Taskin and Subashis Roy leading their attack in the first match at the Basin Reserve.

The visitors were also not helped by injuries to key batsmen Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque and captain Mushfiqur Rahim for the second match in Christchurch.

The young side did, however, impress.

The 21-year-old Taskin was desperately unlucky not to take more than the two wickets he did snare in the two tests and generated good pace, seam movement and swing.

Off-spinner Mehedi Hasan also did not enjoy the best of returns with 4-268 from 73 overs but several times he had New Zealand's batsmen in trouble with his control of flight and turn on pitches more conducive to seamers.

The visitors had also not played a Test series away from home since they toured West Indies in late 2014 and stand-in captain Tamim Iqbal said given more opportunities his side would become as dangerous away as they are at home.

"We are quite good at home. We need to play more overseas," Tamim said. "To not play for two years or three years, it's a big gap and is difficult to get used to the conditions.

"We have plenty of Test matches next year and will get stronger. The next time you guys see us back here we will give you a better shot."

egypttoday
egypttoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

bangladesh sweeps were not cakewalks says williamson bangladesh sweeps were not cakewalks says williamson



Egypt Today, egypt today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:15 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 05:01 2017 Monday ,01 May

OMR250m Oman resort agreement signed

GMT 10:43 2017 Sunday ,29 October

SCORPIO (October24th-November22nd)

GMT 04:58 2017 Monday ,27 February

Meryl Streep accuses Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars

GMT 20:00 2014 Tuesday ,01 July

March 20 - April 19

GMT 09:48 2012 Thursday ,13 September

Revolution, the Everlasting Carrel tissue

GMT 09:36 2017 Sunday ,17 December

From coral atolls encircling lagoons

GMT 15:53 2011 Wednesday ,15 June

Style spotlight on Alessandra Rich

GMT 08:02 2017 Wednesday ,13 December

Madbouly says gov't keen on promoting coop

GMT 03:26 2017 Friday ,10 March

International Women’s Day is opportunity
 
 Egypt Today Facebook,egypt today facebook  Egypt Today Twitter,egypt today twitter Egypt Today Rss,egypt today rss  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
egypttoday, Egypttoday, Egypttoday