New Zealand won a close match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, making the series even. But even with the victory, Tim Southee didn’t like the pitch, saying it’s the worst he’s ever played on. A lot of wickets fell in the game, and Southee felt the pitch heavily favored the bowlers, making it tough for the batsmen.
“It’s probably the worst pitch I’ve ever played on,” Southee said. “It was much easier for the bowlers than the batsmen. But I’m happy we managed to win.”
Southee described the game as a bit messy. Scoring runs was hard because of the difficult pitch. He explained that in such games, small moments and partnerships become crucial.
On the other hand, Najmul Hossain Shanto, from the Bangladesh team, didn’t mind the pitch. He said it’s essential to use the home advantage. Shanto thinks they should practice on similar pitches in domestic games to prepare for Test matches.
While talking about the first Test in Sylhet, Shanto mentioned that the pitch there wasn’t very helpful for bowlers. He pointed out that batters struggled in Dhaka because they didn’t bat well in the first innings. Shanto believes they could have avoided the tough situation if they had batted better earlier.