Bangladesh Surpasses India in WTC 2025 Points Table After Historic Win Against New Zealand



Najmul Hossain Shanto captained Bangladesh’s second-ever Test win, the first at home, over New Zealand. Their previous victory was against the Black Caps in 2022 at Mount Maunganui. This win also boosted Bangladesh’s position in the World Test Championship points table, moving them to second place ahead of India. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam’s 10-wicket haul in the match was instrumental in securing the historic victory for Bangladesh, with support from other bowlers like Nayeem Hasan, Shoriful Islam, and Mehidy Hasan. Daryl Mitchell and Tim Southee put up a fight for New Zealand, but ultimately, Bangladesh emerged victorious. The second and final test of the series is scheduled to begin on December 6 at Mirpur. (With inputs from PTI)