[caption id="attachment_567554" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-567554" alt="ban" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ban2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Bangladesh's total of 595 in the 1st innings is the highest by a team on losing cause Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Shakib-Al-Hasan" target="_blank">Shakib Al Hasan</a> s double century went in vain as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Bangladesh" target="_blank">Bangladesh</a> lost the first Test of the ongoing series against New Zealand by 7 wickets. Despite a great performance in the first innings (Bangladesh posted 595 for 8), Bangladesh went on to lose the match in an unexpected way as they gave away too many runs and failed to put up a good show with the bat in the second innings. Having being whitewashed in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), this is their seventh straight loss in the tour. <p></p> <p></p>It was a dream start for the visitors. Two of the top three batsmen scored individual half-centuries. Later Shakib went on to score his career-best 217 with captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Mushfiqur-Rahim" target="_blank">Mushfiqur Rahim</a> scoring 159. The two built up a record-breaking partnership of 359 runs for Bangladesh. They declared at 595 for 8. However, their bowlers failed to back the terrific batting as Tom Latham s 177 guided the hosts to score 539. Skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Kane-Williamson" target="_blank">Kane Williamson</a> and Henry Nicholls contributed with identical scores of 53 while Ross Taylor, BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner were also effective. <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/bangladesh-in-new-zealand-2016-200391/live-scores/new-zealand-vs-bangladesh-1st-test-match-181374-summary.html" target="_blank">Full Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st Test Wellington</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh collapsed to 160 in the second innings. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Sabbir-Rahman" target="_blank">Sabbir Rahman</a> was the only player to get to half-century. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/New-Zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a>, with the help of Williamson s brisk 104-run knock and Taylor s 60-run contribution, eased their way to the target of 217 and registered victory taking 1-0 lead in the series. You usually do not lose Tests after putting up 595 but Bangladesh will have to live with that and have themselves to be blamed. Here is how the Bangladeshi players fared in the first Test. They are allotted marks on a scale of 0 to 10, with the latter being the highest. <p></p> <p></p><b>Tamim Iqbal 5: </b>Being one of the most experienced players in the side, Tamim scored a quick 56 in the first innings but failed to replicate the performance in the second innings when the team needed to put up good runs on the board. <p></p> <p></p><strong>[read-also]567535[/read-also]</strong> <p></p> <p></p><b>Imrul Kayes 4:</b>He had a good run in the limited-overs and the side depended on how Kayes would lay an early foundation with a solid start. He failed in the first innings, getting out for 1. In the second innings, he had to go off the field due to injury but came back later to continue batting. He remained unbeaten at 36. He gets some points for effecting 5 dismissals as a reserve wicketkeeper. <p></p> <p></p><b>Mominul Haque 3.5: </b>Mominul s performance was similar to Tamim s. Though his half-century in the first innings provided solidity to the Bangladesh batting, he failed to replicate it in the second innings. <p></p> <p></p><b>Mahmudullah 3.5: </b>Mahmudullah failed with the bat in both the innings and was under bowled. However, he picked 2 wickets from the 3 overs that he bowled. <p></p> <p></p><b>Shakib Al Hasan 8.5:</b> A double hundred and a couple of wickets, if this does not deserve full marks, what will? Shakib proved to be the star performer with his all-round excellence but unfortunately, the result went New Zealand s way. But his dismissal in the second innings was criticised,considering his experience. <p></p> <p></p><b>Mushfiqur Rahim 8: </b>Similar to Shakib s performance, Mushfiqur scored 159. Adding to that was the burden of captaincy. However, he refrained from keeping the wickets. His knock was very crucial for Shakib to reach his 200. A blow on the head cut short his innings. Thankfully, it wasn t serious enough. <p></p> <p></p><b>Mehedi Hasan Miraz 3: </b>Mehedi was the engineer of Bangladesh s victory against England in the Mirpur Test. He bagged 2 wickets in the fourth innings. New Zealand does not home the most favourable conditions for a spinner and bagging 2 wickets in a crunch situation was commendable. However, he was expensive and failed miserably with the bat. <p></p> <p></p><b>Kamrul Islam Rabbi 5: </b>Playing only in his third Test, young pacer Kamrul bagged 3 wickets in the first innings. He bowled much better than his experienced colleagues and in times to come, he will only get better. <p></p> <p></p><b>Subhashis Roy 4: </b>Debutant Roy ended up with 3 wickets. Bangladesh would have expected a better show from him especially in the second innings where we was expensive. But you cannot do much as a debutant when you are up against an in-form Williamson and Taylor. <p></p> <p></p><b>Taskin Ahmed 1: </b>The only glory moment for young Taskin on his Test debut was the wicket of Williamson as his first scalp. In absence of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Mustafizur-Rahman" target="_blank">Mustafizur Rahman</a>, Taskin was trusted with the responsibility to trouble the Kiwi batsmen with his pace and swing. Unlike his Kiwi opponents, Taskin failed miserably and that hurt the visitors.