Bangladesh stun World Test Champions New Zealand with eight-wicket win

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Taskin Ahmed celebrates the wicket of Rachin Ravindra in Mount Maunganui (Getty Images)
Taskin Ahmed celebrates the wicket of Rachin Ravindra in Mount Maunganui (Getty Images)

Bangladesh are celebrating a huge upset after sealing their first-ever Test victory against New Zealand.

Bangladesh’s sensational eight-wicket triumph in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday saw the World Test Champions’ 17-match home undefeated streak ended.

The Black Caps lost five wickets for just 15 runs in 10.4 overs on the fifth and final morning to be dismissed for 169, setting the Tigers 40 to win.

Shadman Islam went early in the short chase, but Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim ensured the tourists - who had only previously won five Tests overseas - completed victory in just 17 overs.

New Zealand slipped from 136 for two to 136 for five on the fourth evening and the Bangladesh bowlers continued to run riot the next morning.

Ebadat Hossain and Taskin Ahmed snared two scalps each, the former completing figures of six for 46, before Mehidy Hasan Miraz wrapped up the innings following a stunning boundary catch from substitute fielder Taijul Islam.

The final game in the two-Test series begins in Christchurch on Sunday.

Additional reporting by the Press Association.

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