Bangladesh in a commanding position to secure a historic victory against New Zealand in the first Test match in Sylhet on Friday.
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam's impressive performance with figures of 4–40 has put Bangladesh in a commanding position.
With New Zealand struggling at 113-7 by stumps on the fourth day, it seems like a challenging task for them to chase down the target of 332 runs.
Daryl Mitchell's unbeaten 44 provides a glimmer of hope for New Zealand, but with seven wickets down, it will be a tough task for them to achieve an unlikely win. The contributions from Bangladesh's bowlers, including Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Nayeem Hasan, suggest that they are well-positioned to wrap up the innings quickly on the final day.
The match has seen a competitive performance from both teams, with key contributions from players like Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan for Bangladesh and Ajaz Patel and Ish Sodhi for New Zealand. Taijul Islam's excitement about challenging a top team reflects the significance of this potential victory for Bangladesh, especially considering it would be their second Test win against New Zealand and the first at home.
On the other hand, Ajaz Patel's optimism indicates that New Zealand is determined to continue the fight despite the challenging situation. The final day promises to be an exciting and crucial session, with both teams vying for a memorable outcome in this test match.