BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023: Phillips and Santner Steer Black Caps to Level the series with 1-1

BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023: The Blackcaps finally managed to level the series by 1-1 with a thrilling 4-wicket win during the 2nd test match against Bangladesh.

Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner came to rescue their team during Day 4 to avoid a complete sweep against Bangladesh in the 2-match Test series.

A high-scoring game wasn’t experienced at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka from both the teams. New Zealand’s defensive and clever approach rather than playing with aggression, helped them survive against the trap of the Bangladesh Bowlers.

The match was called off during the second day without a ball being bowled due to heavy rains. Despite, the loss of Day 2, the series was concluded on Day 4 with an additional day to spare.

Glenn Phillips was the star performer of the 2nd Test Match and played a crucial role in securing a win for his team. 

Taijul Islam was awarded “Player of the Series” and Glenn Phillips was granted the “Player of the Match” award.

Overall, the Day 4 of the 2nd test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand, thrilled spectators by concluding the series with an intense moment.

After the conclusion of the 2-match test series on their home ground, the Tigers’ squad will be set to travel to New Zealand for the 3-match ODI and T20I series commencing on 17th December 2023(Sunday).

Highlights of BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match

BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023: Crucial Highlights from Day 1 to Day 4

Before delving into the thrilling Highlights of Day 4, glimpsing the highlights from Day 1 helps to comprehend well the game-changing moments that occurred on a concluding day:

Day 1 Highlights of BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023:

Starting from Day 1, the Black Caps have shown great aggression with their bowling and fielding performance by restricting Bangladesh to a total of 172-10 in 66.2 overs.

Also, Mushfiqur Rahim’s strange dismissal of “obstructing the field” was severely criticized by fans and experienced cricketers. Especially, after Mushfiqur dismissed scoring 35 runs from 83 balls ( including 3 fours and 1 six), the Bangladesh batting unit collapsed severely.

Similarly, the Bangladesh Bowlers with a great charge restricted New Zealand to 55-5 in 12.4 overs.

BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023 1st innings: Overall score of Bangladesh and New Zealand at the end of Day 1 along with the top performers

StatsBangladeshNew Zealand
Overall Score172-10 in 66.2 overs55-5 in 12.4 overs.
Top scoring BatsmanMushfiqur Rahim ( 35 runs)Daryll Mitchell ( 12 runs)
Top wicket-taking BowlersMehidy Hasan Miraz (17-3 in 6 overs)   Taijul Islam (29-2 in 5.4 overs)Mitchell Santner (65-3 in 28 overs)   Glenn Phillips (31-3 in 12 overs)   Ajaz Patel (54-2 in 17 overs)

Day 2 Highlights of BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023:

The 2nd Day of the test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand was completely washed out as rain continued to become the spoilsport of the game.

Day 3  Highlights of BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023:

Daryl Mitchell was dismissed by Nayeem Hasan after scoring 18 runs from 39 balls. However, New Zealand managed to reach 100 runs in 24.1 overs after losing 6 wickets.

Glenn Phillips’s blistering knock of 87 runs from 72 balls( including 9 fours and 4 sixes) steered New Zealand to a total of 180-10 in 37.1 overs.

Also, Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee batting at the tail-enders provided a back-up to Glenn Phillips’s innings and ensured New Zealand was 8 runs leading ahead of the 2nd innings.

BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023 1st and 2nd innings: Overall score of Bangladesh and New Zealand at the end of Day 3 along with the top performers

StatsBangladeshNew Zealand
Overall Score38-2 in 8 overs180-10 in 37.1 overs
Top scoring BatsmanZakir Hasan ( 16 runs)Glenn Phillips ( 87 runs)
Top wicket-taking BowlersTaijul Islam ( 64-3 in 16.1 overs)   Mehidy Hasan Miraz ( 53-3 in 11 overs)  Tim Southee (8-1 in 2 overs)   Ajaz Patel ( 13-1 in 4 overs)

Bangladesh was once again marked with a collapsing start by losing Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Najmul Hossain Shanto instantly.

At the end of Day 3, Bangladesh scored 38-2 in 8 overs. Zakir Hasan as a Bangladesh opener kept the hopes alive of posting a high total in the subsequent day.

BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023: Game-Changing Moments on Day 4

Highlights of BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023 Day 4:

Bangladesh opener Zakir Hasan continued with Day 4 by scoring 59 runs from 86 balls (including 6 fours and 1 six).

However, Ajaz Patel brilliantly dismissed Zakir Hasan at 128-9 in 32.6 overs, after Daryl Mitchell took the catch with perfection.

Zakir Hasan’s dismissal concluded Bangladesh’s hopes of setting a high target against New Zealand to win the series.

Apart from Zakir Hasan, every Bangladeshi batsman succumbed to the dominating bowling attack of the Black Caps. Taijul Islam batting at the tail-enders scored 14 runs from 21 balls ( including 1 four), which helped Bangladesh post a total of 144-10 in 35 overs. 

New Zealand Batting Performance to Level the Series:  BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023

The ultimate goal for the BlackCaps after losing the first test match was to chase the target to level the series with 1-1. Even a draw match in the 2nd test would have declared Bangladesh as the series winner.

New Zealand batsmen had a difficult time facing the Bangladesh bowlers by losing wickets instantly:

  1. Devon Conway ( 2 runs from 15 balls): Dismissed by Shoriful Islam at 5-1 in 4.2 overs.
  2. Kane Williamson  ( 11 runs from 24 balls- including 2 fours): Dismissed by Taijul Islam at 24-2 in 9.5 overs.
  3. Henry Nicholls ( 3 runs from 10 balls): Dismissed by Mehidy Hasan Miraz at 33-3 in 14.1 overs.
  4. Tom Latham ( 26 runs from 60 balls- including 3 fours): Dismissed by Mehidy Hasan Miraz at 48-4 in 20.3 overs.
  5. Tom Blundell ( 2 runs from 6 balls): Dismissed by Taijul Islam at 51-5 in 21.4 overs.
  6. Daryl Mitchell ( 19 runs from 36 balls- including 2 fours): Dismissed by Mehidy Hasan Miraz at 69-6  in 26.5  overs.

After Scrutinizing the above stats, New Zealand was in a state of dilemma at 69-6 in 26.5 overs. With 4 wickets remaining and an additional day ahead, the Black Caps had to chase the target to level the series.

However, Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner’s presence kept the New Zealand hopes alive. Also, the Black Caps required 67 runs to win the 2nd test match, by overcoming the hard challenges posed by the Bangladesh bowlers.

Santner and Phillips maintained a steady partnership of 70 runs to ensure New Zealand reached the winning total.

Finally, the duo combination successfully steered New Zealand to a total of 139-6 in 39 overs.

BAN vs NZ 2nd Test Match 2023 2nd innings: Overall score of Bangladesh and New Zealand at the end of Day 4 along with the top performers

Ultimately,the top performer batsmen – Glenn Phillips scored 40 runs from 48 balls( including 4 fours and 1 six) and Mitchell Santner played an equal role by scoring 35 runs from 39 balls ( including 3 fours and 1 six) that contributed to the team’s success. 

StatsBangladeshNew Zealand
Overall Score144-10 in 35 overs139-6  in 39.4 overs
Top scoring BatsmanZakir Hasan ( 59 runs)Glenn Phillips ( 40 runs)
Top wicket-taking BowlersMehidy Hasan Miraz ( 52-3 in 16.4 overs)   Taijul Islam ( 58-2 in 14 overs)      Tim Southee (8-1 in 2 overs)   Ajaz Patel (13-1 in 4 overs)