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Cricket Highlights, 05 Jan: BBL 2021/22 (Match 35), NZ vs BAN (1st Test – Day 5), SA vs IND (2nd Test – Day 3)

The 35th match of the BBL 2021/22 between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes, the 5th day of the 1st Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh, and the 3rd day of the 2nd Test between South Africa and India rolled on the field yesterday. Continue reading to grasp the exciting moments of the day’s games.

BBL 2021/22 – Match 35 (Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes)

In the 35th match of BBL 2021/22, Adelaide Strikers got a big victory of 7 wickets with 29 balls in hand against Hobart Hurricanes at Adelaide Oval. After losing the toss, the Hurricanes were bowled out for 126 in 19.5 overs due to the bowling cannon of the Strikers’ bowlers.

For the Hurricanes, D’Arcy Short made the highest score of 32 off 32 balls for the team. In addition, Tim David played an innings of 28 off 18 balls and Mitchell Owen scored 16 off 10 balls. Fast bowler Peter Siddle took the maximum number of 5 wickets for the Strikers. Rashid Khan took 2 wickets, Harry Conway and Matthew Short took 1 wicket each.

Chasing an easy target of 127 runs, the Adelaide Strikers lost just 3 wickets in 15.1 overs. Matthew Short played a devastating inning of unbeaten 72 off 44 balls with 4 fours and 5 sixes. Matt Renshaw scored 19 and Henry Hunt 18 runs. For the Hurricanes, Sandeep Lamichhane took the maximum number of 2 wickets, and D’Arcy Short took 1 wicket.

The Adelaide Strikers have risen to 6th place in the points table after winning this match. The Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, are now at 4th place in the points table.

Scoreboard:
Hobart Hurricanes – 126/10 (19.5)
Adelaide Strikers – 129/3 (15.1)
Result – Adelaide Strikers won by 7 wickets
Player of the match – Matthew Short


NZ vs BAN (1st Test – Day 5)

Bangladesh has lifted a historic victory in the Test by defeating the current champion of the World Test Championship New Zealand on their soil. The Tigers won by 8 wickets on the last day of the first Test at Mount Maunganui.

The Black Caps started the fifth day’s play with 147 runs for 5 wickets. Fast bowlers Ebadot Hossain and Taskin Ahmed bowled out the Kiwis for 169 in the second innings with their stunning performance. Bangladesh secured a 130-run lead in the first innings and got a target of 40 runs as a result of that. Ebadot Hossain took the highest number of 6 wickets with 46 runs in 21 overs for the visitors. Besides, Taskin Ahmed took three wickets and Mehedi Hasan took one wicket each.

Chasing the easy target of 40 runs given by the hosts, Bangladesh reached the port of victory by losing 2 wickets in 16.2 overs. This is the Tigers’ first victory in a Test against New Zealand. Mominul Haque remained unbeaten on 13 and Mushfiqur Rahim on 5 runs. Najmul Hossain Shanto returned to the dressing room with 17 runs, and Shadman Islam scored 3 runs.

With one wicket in the first innings and six wickets in the second innings, Bangladeshi fast bowler Ebadot Hossain became the Player of the Match. With that win, the Tigers have taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.

Scoreboard:
New Zealand (1st Innings) – 328/10 (108.1)
Bangladesh (1st Innings) – 458/10 (176.2)
New Zealand (2nd Innings) – 169/10 (73.4)
Bangladesh (2nd Innings) – 42/2 (16.5)
Result – Bangladesh won by 8 wickets
Player of the match – Ebadot Hossain


SA vs IND (2nd Test – Day 3)

Chasing India’s 240 runs in the Johannesburg Test, South Africa finished the third day with 118 for two. The Proteas need 122 more runs to win and India needs 8 wickets to clinch a victory.

India started the third day’s play with 85 runs for 2 wickets. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara put on 111 for the third wicket partnership. But when Rahane scored 58 and Pujara 53, the visitors collapsed like a house of cards. In the end, an unbeaten 40 of Hanuma Vihari and Shardul Thakur’s 28-run innings helped India to make 266 runs.

Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Marco Jansen took the maximum number of 3 wickets each for the Proteas. Duanne Olivier also took one wicket.

Captain Dean Elgar is showing the team some dreams of winning the match by chasing the target of 240 runs. He is unbeaten on 46 off 121 balls. Rassie van der Dussen is on the wicket with 11 runs off 37 balls. Earlier, Aiden Markram returned to the dressing room after scoring 31 off 38 balls after being lbw by Shardul Thakur. Besides, Keegan Petersen (28) has returned to the dressing room after falling victim to Ravichandran Ashwin.

Scoreboard:
India (1st Innings) – 202/10 (63.1)
South Africa (1st Innings) – 229/10 (79.4)
India (2nd Innings) – 266/10 (60.1)
South Africa (2nd Innings) – 118/2 (40.0)

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