Bangladesh were completely overplayed by New Zealand    Getty Images
Bangladesh were completely overplayed by New Zealand Getty Images

Yet another defeat came in Bangladesh s account in New Zealand, as Kane Williamson and his men mauled the stand-in skipper Tamim Iqbal-led side inside four days in the second Test at Christchurch. Bangladesh had no answer against the Kiwi pacers as they were bundled out for a paltry 173 in their second innings. The hosts were eventually set a target of 109, which they chased comfortably in a mere 18.4 overs with opener Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme smashing unbeaten 41 and 33 respectively. This defeat was the eighth on the trot for Bangladesh in New Zealand, let us take a look at how the Bangladeshis performed in the second Test:

Tamim Iqbal (2/10): Scores of 5 and 18

He was the stand-in skipper for visitors in the absence of Mushfiqur Rahim. As a captain and as an opener, Tamim was expected to lead from the front but he failed miserably. He managed to score just 23 runs in both the innings. These numbers are more than enough to explain his form. As a skipper, he deployed spin and seam in the first innings which could not pressurise the Kiwi openers. By the time Tamim realised that the ball was doing enough for the pacers, the Kiwis openers, particularly Latham, had got his eyes in.

On Day Four, his tactics could not stop Henry Nicholls. He scored runs easily along with tail-enders and the last three batsmen added 98 runs together which took the game away from Bangladesh.

Soumya Sarkar (6/10): Scores of 86 and 36

He looked in good touch both the times he batted. His 86 in the first innings were very crucial as his team was struggling to survive against the Kiwi quicks. He was promoted in the order in this Test and he responded with his maiden Test fifty. Sarkar could have got his maiden ton but threw away his wicket. In the second innings, he batted for long with determination. He formed a useful partnership with Mahmudullah but yet again failed to convert his start into a big knock.

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Mahmudullah (3/10): Scores of 19 and 38

Facing issues with deliveries that nipped back in, especially from Neil Wagner. Several times in the first innings, he struggled to even make contact with the ball. He perhaps tried his best but it looked worst against the New Zealand pace attack. In both innings, he intended to go for the drive leaving a big gap in between the bat and pad, and his dismissals were quite similar in both innings.

Shakib Al Hasan (6/10): Scores of 59 and 8; Bowling figures 4 for 50 and 0 for 28

He is the best player Bangladesh have ever produced and he has the ability to absorb the pressure and still score runs easily. But that ability was missing at Christchurch. He played a useful knock of 59 in the first innings but was dismissed for just 8 in the second. He was very useful with the ball in the first innings but looked bland in the next. His issues with the shot selections on the leg side were exposed. He never looked like the same batsman who was coming out a double century from the first Test.

Just to give more idea on Sabbir Rahman at Christchurch    Getty Images
Just to give more idea on Sabbir Rahman at Christchurch Getty Images

Sabbir Rahman (0.5/10): Scores of 7 and 0

Dropped catches, missed chances and just 7 runs. This should sum it up for Sabbir.

Nazmul Hossain (3/10): Scores of 18 and 12

He constructed a very good partnership of 53 runs with Nurul Hasan in the first innings but looked clueless in the second. His inexperience at the highest level was clearly displayed. Nazmul went for glory shots in which he failed miserably despite wickets tumbling at the other end. He dropped a very important catch of Jeet Raval in the first innings in the slip cordon.

Nurul Hasan (4/10): Scores 47 and o; One outrageous run out of Neil Wagner

On his Test debut, Nurul played a mature knock of 47 in the first innings. Those runs were vital for Bangladesh to reach the 300-run mark. But Nurul would be disappointed with the way he lost his wicket. In the second innings, he lasted only for 2 balls. He showed vulnerability on short deliveries and that cost him his wicket both times.

However, out of nowhere, he pulled off an MS Dhoni style run-out to dismiss Neil Wagner.

Mehedi Hasan (2/10): Bowling figures 2 for 59 and 0 for 21; Scores of 10 and 4

A lot was said about how productive he can be for Bangladesh in Tests, but he was nowhere among the top performers at Christchurch. All he could manage were 2 wickets in his primary role. Mehedi failed to keep the batsmen under check and strayed down the line too often.

Taskin played 33 out of nowhere    Getty Images
Taskin played 33 out of nowhere Getty Images

Taskin Ahmed (3/10): Bowling figures 1 for 86 and 0 for 21; Scores of 8 and 33

He had the chance of tormenting the Kiwi batsmen with the conditions favouring his bowling style. He had the batsmen in doubts in the initial part of the first innings but became too predictable later on. Tasking lacked variations and conceded runs. In the second innings, he played a blinder of 33 which helped Bangladesh post a target in three digits.

Kamrul Islam Rabbi (3/10): Bowling figures 2 for 78 and 1 for 21; Scores of 2 and 25

Rabbi took the wickets of Raval and Kane Williamson in the first innings inside 3 deliveries and that was it with the ball. Later on, whenever he came into the attack, Rabbi conceded runs easing the pressure of opposition. He made a useful contribution of 25 runs but again, that was it.

Rubel Hossain (1/10): No wickets; Scores 16 and 7

Rubel remained one of those players who let their side down.