Ross Taylor bids farewell with a wicket to win the second test against Bangladesh and draw level in the series

Records tumbled down as New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 117 runs in the second Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch to level the series 1-1. New Zealand meant business since the very first day of the test. Ross Taylor was seen in whites for New Zealand for the last time. Tom Latham was adjourned as Man of the Match for his double hundred whereas Devon Conway was presented with the Man of the Series award.

Bangladesh did the unthinkable just 6 days ago when they beat New Zealand on their turf. It was Bangladesh’s first win against the Kiwis across all formats in New Zealand. Bangladesh weren’t ready for the Kiwi storm that was about to hit them. New Zealand declared at 521/6 courtesy of Tom Latham(252 off 373 balls) and Devon Conway(109 off 166 deliveries). Trent Boult was too hot to handle as the pacer grabbed a fifer to restrict the Tigers to 126. Tim Southee also picked up three wickets. New Zealand enforced the follow-on on the third day of the test. Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers in the second innings, picking up four wickets. Meanwhile, Neil Wagner picked up 3 to send Bangladesh packing. Although, Liton Das scored his 2nd test century, he could not save his team from a massive defeat. Another highlight of the game was when Ross Taylor picked up a wicket in his last test match.

Ross Taylor has made 112 appearances for the Kiwis which is the joint most along with Daniel Vettori for New Zealand.