NZ vs BAN, 1st ODI, New Zealand v Bangladesh ODI Series 2019, 13 Feb 2019
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
BALL BY BALL
M H Rana
New Zealand have completed a very calm runchase at McLean Park, winning by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead over Bangladesh in the three match ODI series. Martin Guptill was the star with the bat, playing in a very calm manner and never giving the tourists a sniff of getting back into the game as he compiled a 15th ODI century. He built big partnerships with Henry Nicholls (53) and Ross Taylor (45*) as the Black Caps cruised home with more than five overs to spare. Bangladesh were pretty flat in the field, consigned to defeat early in the chase due to Guptill's authoritative batting. It could have been much worse for the tourists, however, had Mohammad Mithun not been able to scrap his way to a half century the target would have been tiny in comparison. Trent Boult and Matt Henry set the tone with the new ball early this afternoon and the Kiwis never really let up from there. Plenty of work for the visitors to do to improve but it's a quick turnaround with the Second ODI taking place in Dunedin on Friday.
44.3 - M Mortaza to M Guptill
Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Das.
Guptill has had enough of patting the ball around, he wants to get this match finished. He winds up and unleashes a devastasting blow with some tasty wrist-work.
44.2 - M Mortaza to M Guptill
Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
44.1 - M Mortaza to M Guptill
Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Iqbal.
Ov 44: 1wd 0 1 4 0 2 0 ( 9 Runs )
43.6 - S Sarkar to R Taylor
Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mortaza.
43.5 - S Sarkar to R Taylor
Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Miraz.
43.4 - S Sarkar to R Taylor
Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahman.
Just a little nurdle around the corner and the ball scoots away quickly. The required runs are now less than ten.
43.3 - S Sarkar to R Taylor
Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs.
43.2 - S Sarkar to M Guptill
Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Iqbal.
43.1 - S Sarkar to M Guptill
Back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahman.
43.1 - S Sarkar to M Guptill
Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Rahim.
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