NAPIER: Martin Guptill lower back to form with an unbeaten century as New Zealand powered to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh within the first One-day worldwide in Napier on Wednesday.

Bangladesh set New Zealand a modest run chase of 233 at McLean Park after struggling an early fall apart and the Black Caps overhauled it in forty four.3 overs, completing at 233 for 2.


it's miles Bangladesh’s fifth excursion to New Zealand and they are yet to win a suit in any layout, with their next danger coming in the 2d ODI in Christchurch on Saturday.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza stated his crew have been adjusting to New Zealand conditions and nevertheless hoped of a leap forward victory. “We bowled well but we were struggling batting. We simply lost too many wickets early,” he stated.

Guptill and Henry Nicholls pressed their case to open the batting at the sector Cup as New Zealand made mild paintings of the target.

Guptill, returning from injury, positioned a negative run of rankings behind him with a commanding 117 no longer out.

He have been averaging much less than 10 on account that his last international innings of note, a big-hitting 138 towards Sri Lanka in early January.

Guptill’s effort towards Bangladesh became greater controlled, with the batsman below no strain and content material to select off loose deliveries. His 15th ODI century got here off 103 balls and blanketed six fours and 3 sixes.

“Martin became outstanding, a great hundred, and the contributions [from team-mates] around that were simply precise as properly,” Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson stated.

Nicholls seemed comfy in only his 0.33 trip due to the fact being promoted up the order, scoring 53 earlier than a tame dismissal whilst the ball hit his pad and rolled onto the stumps.

Veteran batsman Ross Taylor also contributed an unbeaten 45.

Mohammad Mithun turned into the select of Bangladesh’s hitters, grinding out a tough-fought sixty two after coming to the crease with Bangladesh reeling at forty two-4 after a choice to bat first backfired.

Mohammad Saifuddin provided aid with a gritty forty one as Bangladesh have been bowled out for 232 with seven balls of their allocated 50 overs ultimate.

Spinner Mitchell Santner and paceman Trent Boult took three wickets apiece for brand new Zealand.

The Black Caps struck early when Tamim Iqbal departed for five inside the 2d over and Liton Das soon followed, leaving Bangladesh at 19-2.

A rattled Mushfiqur Rahim became struck at the helmet with the aid of a Boult bouncer and turned into out for 5 only a few balls later.

Defiant Soumya Sarkar smashed 30 off 22 balls before he became caught and bowled via Matt Henry.

Sabbir Rahman summed up Bangladesh’s batting woes whilst he was stumped trying to sweep Santner to the boundary.



Tamim Iqbal c Latham b Boult 5
Liton Das b Henry 1
Soumya Sarkar c and b Henry 30
Mushfiqur Rahim b Boult five
Mohammad Mithun b Ferguson 62
Mahmudullah c Taylor b Ferguson 13
Sabbir Rahman st Latham b Santner 13
Mehidy Hasan c Neesham b Santner 26
M. Saifuddin c Guptill b Santner 41
Mashrafe Mortaza no longer out 9
Mustafizur Rahman b Boult 0

EXTRAS (LB-5, W-16, NB-1, PEN-five) 27

overall (all out, 48.5 overs) 232

FALL OF WKTS: 1-5, 2-19, three-42, 4-forty two, five-71, 6-ninety four, 7-131, 8-215, nine-229.

BOWLING: Henry nine-1-48-2; Boult nine.Five-zero-forty-three (1nb, 1w); de Grandhomme 5-0-19-0; Ferguson 10-1-44-2 (10w); Santner eight-0-45-three (1w); Neesham 7-0-26-0 (4w).


M.J. Guptill no longer out 117
H.M. Nicholls b Mehidy fifty three
Okay.S. Williamson lbw b Mahmudullah eleven
L.R.P.L. Taylor no longer out forty five

EXTRAS (LB-3, W-4) 7

overall (for 2 wkts, 44.Three overs) 233

FALL OF WKTS: 1-103, 2-137.

DID now not BAT: T.W.M. Latham, C. De Grandhomme, J.D.S. Neesham, M.J. Santner, M.J. Henry, T.A. Boult, L.H. Ferguson.

BOWLING: Mashrafe Mortaza 8.Three-zero-33-zero (1w); Mohammad Saifuddin 7-zero-forty three-0 (2w); Mustafizur Rahman eight-0-36-zero; Mehidy Hasan eight-1-42-1; Sabbir Rahman 7-0-forty one-0; Mahmudullah five-0-27-1; Soumya Sarkar 1-zero-eight-zero (1w).

result: New Zealand gained by way of eight wickets to steer the 3-healthy series 1-0.

UMPIRES: C.M. Brown (New Zealand) and S. Ravi (India).

tv UMPIRE: M. Erasmus (South Africa).

in shape REFEREE: S.R. Bernard (Australia).

man-OF-THE-healthy: Martin Guptill.

2nd suit: Christchurch, Feb sixteen.

1/3 in shape: Dunedin, Feb 20.

published in , February 14th, 2019