Bangladesh manager accuses New Zealand veteran of 'using saliva' On Ball, incident succeeds to fourth umpire

New Zealand are struggling and are at the backfoot in the ongoing first Test of the two-match series against Bangladesh; the Kiwis have lost 7 wickets at the score of 113 runs while chasing 332 runs.

Mathew K
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Bangladesh vs New Zealand (File Photo: Twitter)

Bangladesh vs New Zealand (File Photo: Twitter)

Bangladesh and New Zealand in action against each other in the first Test of the ongoing two-match Test series. Both teams are playing this match at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The fourth day of the game just concluded as the Kiwis ended up the day in a very miserable position; they had lost 7 wickets at the score of 113 runs while chasing the target of 332 runs.

Meanwhile, a new controversy has also ignited during the ongoing first Test between India and New Zealand. It all happened on the third day of the match when the star Kiwi all-rounder Glenn Phillips was accused of using saliva to increase the shining of the ball. It was seen in the 34th over of Bangladesh’s second innings when Phillips went on to use saliva on the ball just after completing the first ball of his over.

After the end of the day’s play on the third day, the team manager of the hosts Bangladesh, Nafees Iqbal came up with a statement over the ‘Glenn Phillips saliva incident’; Iqbal said that the incident was in their knowledge and they “had also seen the footage.”

Apart from this, the video of Glenn Phillips applying saliva on the ball also started making rounds on social media as soon as it was shared by FanCode from their official X handle.

Here’s the video of Glenn Phillips applying Saliva on the ball: 


Speaking of the action of the match, the hosts skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto won the toss and decided to bat first; batting first, Bangladesh posted a decent total of 310 runs, losing all the wickets in the first innings courtesy of the crucial 86-run knock played by the opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy.

Responding to Bangladesh’s first innings, New Zealand managed to post a total of 317 runs in their first innings, taking a minor lead of 7 runs at the end of the first innings. It was only the former Test skipper and batting superstar, Kane Williamson who scored a well-fought century, scoring 104 runs to help New Zealand go past the total scored by Bangladesh.

At the time of stumps on day 4, New Zealand needed 219 runs and they had already lost 7 wickets at the score of 113 runs, having the lower-order batter Ish Sodhi and star middle-order batter Daryl Mitchell there in the middle.

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