NZ 233/2 in 44.3 Overs

MATCH ENDED
NZ beat BAN by 8 wickets
Man of the Match - Martin Guptill
  BAN
232/10 (48.5/50 ov)
  NZ
233/2 (44.3/50 ov)
Commentary
  • Done and dusted with the first ODI of this series. An easy win really for the home team. Now, the focus shifts to Christchurch for the next game and we look forward to your company on 16th February at 1100 local (2200 GMT, previous day). Until then, it's goodbye and cheers. You can now switch tabs to catch all the updates from the first Test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka where the hosts are in an early spot of bother. Cheers!
  • New Zealand's skipper, Kane Williamson rates this as a very good performance. Says that the bowlers set the tone and then the batters did the job efficiently. Praises Guptill for his knock. Adds that there was mark importance in their fielding from the last series and hopes to keep up with the good work. Mentions that they just want to execute their roles and it's important to back it up. He is expecting a big crowd in the next game and is not taking Bangladesh lightly as they can bounce back.
  • Bangladesh's skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza says that it was tough for them. Admits that they lost too many wickets early. Adds that they cannot make any excuses and they have to adjust to the conditions. Hopes to give their best in the next matches. Emphasizes that batting is a concern and feels that they weren't too bad with the ball this evening.
  • Man of the Match, Martin Guptill says that their bowlers really did an amazing job to restrict Bangladesh. On his time away from cricket, he replies that sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not. Says that he's stiff at the moment but will be fine by morning. States that he is happy to get runs under the belt and on batting with Ross Taylor, Guptill smiles and says that he keeps talking to him.
  • Earlier in the day, the tourists lost their top 6 under 100 and in spite of late recovery, managed only a below-par total. They would have hoped that their bowlers will make amends but that never really happened. A big loss for them in the series opener and now they will have to bounce back from this disappointing show to stay alive in the series.
  • A comprehensive win for the Black Caps. They never looked under any kind of pressure during the run chase and overhauled the target without any fuss. Martin Guptill stood there like a rock and stroked a fluent century and his opening partnership with Henry Nicholls set the early tone. Bangladesh's bowling, like their batting, was listless. They did manage to pick a couple of wickets in the middle overs but failed to create any hindrance in the home side's path to victory.
  • 44.3
    1
    M Mortaza to M Guptill, Back of a length on off, Taylor punches it to wide mid on and finishes the game. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 8 WICKETS.
  • 44.2
    6
    M Mortaza to M Guptill, SIX! Overpitched by Mortaza on off and middle. Taylor heaves it over mid-wicket with minimal foot work over mid-wicket The ball flies over to the stands there for a maximum. Just a single required now to finish the game.
  • 44.1
    0
    M Mortaza to M Guptill, Full on off, Guptill pushes it to the fielder at cover.
  • END OF OVER: 44 | 8 Runs 0 Wkt | NZ: 226/2
  • 43.6
    0
    S Sarkar to R Taylor, Good length delivery on middle, Ross blocks it to see off the over. Just 7 runs needed now.
  • 43.5
    2
    S Sarkar to R Taylor, Length delivery outside off, Ross cuts it through point and gets a brace.
  • 43.4
    0
    S Sarkar to R Taylor, On the pads, Taylor flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 43.3
    4
    S Sarkar to R Taylor, FOUR! Poor delivery by Sarkar. Length delivery on the pads, Taylor delicately flicks it fine through fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 43.2
    1
    S Sarkar to M Guptill, Full on middle and leg, Guptill nudges it to long on and gets a single.
  • 43.1
    0
    S Sarkar to M Guptill, On middle and leg, Martin keeps it out by guiding it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 43.1
    1wd
    S Sarkar to M Guptill, Starts with a wide. Bowls it on a length down the leg side. Guptill looks to flick but it is far away and the umpire signals it as a wide.
  • END OF OVER: 43 | 2 Runs 0 Wkt | NZ: 218/2
  • Soumya Sarkar to have a go now.
  • 42.6
    0
    M Mortaza to R Taylor, Good length delivery outside off, Ross cuts it to the fielder at point.
  • 42.5
    0
    M Mortaza to R Taylor, Full outside off, Taylor pushes it to the fielder at cover.
  • 42.4
    1lb
    M Mortaza to M Guptill, On the pads, Guptill looks to flick it but misses. The ball goes to the on side and they steal a single. The umpire signals it as a leg bye.
  • 42.3
    0
    M Mortaza to M Guptill, Back of a length on the stumps, Martin defends it off his back foot.
  • 42.2
    0
    M Mortaza to M Guptill, Mashrafe bowls it at 122.2 kph on a length. Guptill hits it back to the bowler.
  • 42.1
    1
    M Mortaza to R Taylor, Fine stop, Mehidy! Full in length and outside off, it's driven off the front foot by Taylor and Hasan inside the ring at covers makes a diving stop to his right. It's a partial one and they take a run.