New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said it was important to score at a good pace to make result a possibility after the first two days of the second Test against Bangladesh were washed out in Wellington.
The home team plundered 432 for 6 (declared) in 84.5 overs with Ross Taylor (200), Henry Nicholls (107) and Williamson (74) all scoring at a good clip. The Black Caps just had to bat once as they dismissed Bangladesh for 211 and 209 to claim an-innings-and-12-run victory.
“Fantastic performance. Limited amount of cricket, two and half days, to come and play like that, a lot had to go our way. It was a good bowling effort to restrict Bangladesh. We needed to score quickly to get a chance of getting a result in the game,” said Williamson at the post-match presentation ceremony.
“It was a fantastic double hundred from Ross Taylor. It was about playing good cricket. The wicket was offering a lot. We knew it would be challenging. Bangladesh bowled well with the new ball in the first innings without much luck and we capitalised.
“The game was far advanced. To come back today and to bowl to a Test victory was amazing. It (the green pitch) did quite a bit. It was hard to make accurate judgements. It was definitely a challenge, but you can score very quickly as well here. It helped our course anyway to post that large score which set up the game.”