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Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim is checked by New Zealand's Tom Latham (L), Tim Southee (C) and Neil Wagner (R) after Rahim was hit in the head during day five of the first international Test cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on January 16, 2017. AFP Photo
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim is checked by New Zealand's Tom Latham (L), Tim Southee (C) and Neil Wagner (R) after Rahim was hit in the head during day five of the first international Test cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on January 16, 2017. AFP Photo

WELLINGTON: New Zealand pulled off a remarkable seven-wicket win in the first Test against Bangladesh in Wellington on Monday.

Captain Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 104 and Ross Taylor 60 as they easily cut down their 217-run target in the final session of play.

Bangladesh finished their second innings on 160 for nine with captain Mushfiqur Rahim retired hurt.

Bangladesh’s imposing first innings 595 for eight declared leaves them with the unwanted record of the highest first innings score to lose a Test, beating Australia’s 586 against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1894. -- AFP

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