Bangladesh can be satisfied after their team's great game, and Nazmul Hossain seems to be happy, but he blames himself for something. "We didn't want to force the issue. We didn't set big goals, like runs or overs.
Joy batted well," Nazmul said, adding that he regrets losing his wicket after all the hard work. "I think it would have been a better day had I remained unbeaten at the end too," he said, as quoted by cricbuzz "It was important to take the remaining five wickets as soon as possible when we started the day," said Mehidy.
"Among the bowlers, Shoriful set the tone as he took three vital wickets. Pace bowlers did not leak many runs and that was good for our spinners. It's a tricky surface for spinners and I just focused on remaining patient and bowled in good areas with an eye not to score them easily," he said.
Neil Wagner on the other hand was not satisfied with his team's performance. The return from India, but also the isolation are certainly something that has affected the team.
Wagner on his team
"We weren't quite on as a bowling unit since we were playing in our home conditions after quite some time.
We are coming from India. We played a lot of white-ball, T20 cricket." "We are also coming out of isolation over this period. We didn't string enough balls together as a group," said Wagner. "Everyone tried really hard but it wasn't to be our day.
But it is Test cricket: we have an opportunity tomorrow to fight harder, and get early wickets," he said. Wagner hopes his team will recover and looks optimistic after such a bad day. He will have the opportunity to fix things tomorrow, aware that it will not be easy.
Still, it is obvious that New Zealand has quality, but the only question is whether their dice will match "We didn't bowl in partnerships. The wicket changed quite a lot, obviously. We will have to regroup, sit down together and talk about how we are going to bowl tomorrow."
"We have to be more patient, ask questions, and put it on to them. We have to bowl in partnerships tomorrow. If we take two or three quick wickets, the pressure is back on them. There's still a lot of cricket left in this game," he added. Just like Wagner said, the pressure could be on Bangladesh. Everything is now in the hands of New Zealand