Bangladesh in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2019

New Zealand vs Bangladesh - 1st ODI

Venue: McLean Park, Napier

Date & Time: 13 February 2019

New Zealand 233/2

RR: 5.23 | New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

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 marked improvement 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 coming 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 a 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.
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
0
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.

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
0
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.

Mashrafe Mortaza returns into the attack as well. Only formalities left in this match now.

41.6
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Length delivery outside off, Taylor cuts it to point and keeps the strike for the next over.
41.5
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Good length delivery around off, Martin pushes it towards cover and gets a run.
41.4
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Once again Mustafizur pulls his length back, Guptill pulls it but straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
41.3
4
M Rahman to M Guptill, FOUR! Two in two. Full on off, Guptill lofts it over covers. He does not time it well but times it enough to send it to the fence. Now that he has got to his century, he is looking to finish it off quickly.
41.2
4
M Rahman to M Guptill, FOUR! Good length delivery around off, Guptill pulls it comfortably through mid-wicket for a boundary.
41.1
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Back of a length delivery outside off, Guptill looks to hit it on the off side but misses.

Bowling change. Mustafizur Rahman is back on.

40.6
0
S Rahman to R Taylor, Taylor has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 8 needed more, 27 more off 54 balls.
40.5
4
S Rahman to R Taylor, FOUR! Bangladesh have thrown in the towel. Sprays a flatter one down the leg side Taylor swings his bat across the line and muscles it behind square leg for a boundary.
40.4
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Hundred for Guptill, his 15th in ODIs! Floated full ball around off, Martin strides forward and drives it down to long off for a single. What a fabulous knock by Guptill! His presence in the middle meant New Zealand were never under any pressure.
40.3
1
S Rahman to R Taylor, Goes back and cuts towards short third man. Tamim makes a diving stop but cannot stop the single.
40.2
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Forces it down through mid off for a run.
40.1
1
S Rahman to R Taylor, Flatter and shorter on off, Taylor eases it down to long on for a run.

Powerplay 3 time. The field restriction doesn't matter much now.

39.6
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Length delivery outside off, Guptill is in no hurry to reach his milestone and calmly blocks it.
39.5
1
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Full on middle and leg, Taylor pushes it between short mid-wicket and mid on for a single.
39.4
4
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, FOUR! Short and punished. Shorter in length, Taylor gets on top of the bounce and pulls it away over mid-wicket for a boundary.
39.3
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Taylor flicks it straight to the fielder.
39.2
2
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Length delivery outside off, Taylor guides it wide of the fielder at third man and gets a brace.
39.1
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Good shot but only a single. Good length delivery outside off, Guptill cuts it hard but to the fielder at deep point for a single.
38.6
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Flighted and on middle, turned through square leg for a run. Guptill moves to 97!
38.5
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Delivers it very full and on middle, it's helped off the pads to mid-wicket.
38.4
1
M Hasan to R Taylor, Too full in length on middle, Rosco clips it to deep mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
38.3
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, The batsman just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler.
38.2
4
M Hasan to R Taylor, FOUR! He's very good square of the wicket on the off side. Taylor gets a very full ball around off and punishes it through cover-point. 50-run stand comes up!
38.1
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, On the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
37.6
4
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, FOUR! Once again it is back of a length delivery, Taylor rocks onto his back foot and pulls it. He does not time it well as it hit high on his bat but still he gets the desired result and the ball goes away to the square leg fence for a boundary.
37.5
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Back of a length, Taylor pulls it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
37.5
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Wide! Saifuddin sprays this full and down the leg side. Taylor looks to flick it but misses. The umpire signals it as a wide.
37.4
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Full outside off, Ross looks to drive but hits it towards mid on with the inner half of the bat.
37.3
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Bouncer. Effort ball from Saifuddin, Taylor ducks underneath it.
37.2
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Yorker length on middle and off, Ross taps it back to the bowler.
37.1
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Length delivery outside off, Guptill hits it through covers and takes a single.

Mohammad Saifuddin back into the attack.

36.6
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Loopy and on off, Martin strides forward and drives it through mid off for a single.
36.5
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up ball on off, driven off the front foot to covers. Dot ball.
36.4
1
M Hasan to R Taylor, A low full toss on middle, it's stroked back past the diving bowler to long on for one.
36.3
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, Gently plays it off his pads but finds the square leg fielder.
36.2
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up ball on middle, helped with the spin through mid-wicket for a run.
36.1
1
M Hasan to R Taylor, Flatter and fuller on off, forced down to long on for a run.
35.6
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Shortish and outside off, Guptill hangs on the back foot and steers it straight to point.
35.5
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, On and around off, angling in, Guptill gets behind the line and pushes it back to the bowler.
35.4
2
M Rahman to M Guptill, Gets on the front foot and drives it through covers. Straightaway calls two and completes that with ease. Well placed.
35.3
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Risky run. A length ball on middle, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket and scoots to the other end as the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end.
35.2
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, Taylor has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
35.1
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Sharp delivery. Rahman surprises the batsman with a short ball, Guptill is caught in an awkward position and fails to move away from the line. It hits him on the chest and loops down to third man for a leg bye.
34.6
4
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, FOUR! Bang! The length is short and it's wide outside off, Taylor goes deep inside the crease and whacks it past the right side of the short third man fielder for a boundary. 11 off the over!
34.5
0
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Gets on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler.
34.4
1
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
34.3
6
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, SIX! More of a top edge but such is the dimension of this ground that it has gone all the way. Mahmudullah fires in a fuller length ball on middle and leg, Guptill kneels for the slog sweep over mid-wicket but it gathers the top edge and goes flying over backward square leg for a biggie.
34.2
0
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Flatter and fuller on off, Guptill defends it near his front pad.
34.1
0
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, NOT OUT! Nothing on the Hot Spot. Bangladesh lose their only review. A delivery skidding down the leg side, Guptill tries to sweep but misses. Rahim collects the ball, appeals but nothing from the umpire. They take the DRS but nothing comes in it.

Rahim jumps in joy after collecting the ball down the leg side. He appeals but the umpire remains unmoved. The keeper is very sure and the DRS is taken.

33.6
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Gently pushes it in the gap at covers for a run.
33.5
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, A touch short and on the leg stump line, Taylor tries flicking but misses. It goes off his pads to short fine leg and they take a leg bye.
33.4
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, Fullish and outside off, driven again by Rosco but not in the gap.
33.3
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, Too full in length around off, it's driven off the front foot to covers. Three dots.
33.2
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, The bowler pulls his length back a bit on this occasion, it's around off and Taylor taps it down at the last moment to short third man.
33.1
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, Fullish and around off at 121 kph, Taylor leans forward and pushes it to covers.

Drinks. In spite of losing two wickets, New Zealand are well on track. Martin Guptill is approaching his century as he is holding one end tightly. Bangladesh have tried hard in the past hour but have failed to maintain consistent pressure. 77 runs more to play with. Let's see if there is any twist...

32.6
0
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Lands it around off, skidding back in, Guptill leans forward and defends it to the leg side.
32.5
1
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Serves it short and wide outside off, Taylor goes on the back foot and slaps it to sweeper cover for a single.
32.4
1
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Fullish and on off, knocked down to long on for one.
32.3
0
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it back in the direction of the cover fielder.
32.2
1
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Strides forward to a full ball and drives it through covers for a run.
32.1
0
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Loopy and full on off, it's pushed back to the bowler.

Slight halt in play. Mahmudullah is tightening the spikes of his shoes. Taking his own sweet time. No hurry. The umpire is watching him helplessly.

31.6
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Fullish and on middle, bowled at 138.4 kph, Taylor played it close to his front pad and helped it in the gap at mid-wicket. A single to end an 8-run over.
31.5
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Slower one, a touch short and outside off, Martin goes on his toes and runs it down to third man for a run. Well played by Guptill.
31.4
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Lands it full and on middle, Taylor works it in the gap at mid-wicket for one.
31.3
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, Pitches it up and outside off, Taylor pushes it towards mid off with a restricted followthrough of his bat.
31.2
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, A slower one, full and on the pads, Guptill flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a run. 150 up for the Black Caps.

Mid off drops back.

31.1
4
M Rahman to M Guptill, FOUR! Welcome back into the attack, Fizz! An overpitched delivery around off, Guptill takes a big stride forward and powers it over his partner's head at the other end for a boundary.

Crucial spell, this. Mustafizur Rahman is brought back into the attack. 88 needed off 114 balls.

30.6
0
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Plays this one with the angle of the bowler, closes the face of his bat but finds the mid-wicket fielder.
30.5
0
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Presses forward and drives a full ball back to the bowler.
30.4
0
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Almost, almost. A flighted off spinner around off, turning back in, Taylor tries to play a late cut probably but is too late into it. Somehow manages to keep it out off the inside edge.
30.3
1
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Flatter and fuller on the pads, Guptill pushes it down to long on and takes a run.
30.2
1
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Flighted ball landing full on off, Taylor leans forward and pushes it softly to the off side. The first slip fielder attacks it to his right and they cross for a run.

A slip comes in again for Ross Taylor. Bangladesh know that they can win this match only by picking wickets.

30.1
1
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Gets on the front foot to a full ball and drives it past the diving cover fielder for a run.
29.6
2
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Taylor picks it off his pads and flicks it through the gap at mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
29.5
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Full and angling in on middle, it's driven down to long on for one.
29.4
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Excellent delivery. A near yorker, landing just outside the popping crease at 131.5 kph. Guptill digs it out at the last moment.
29.3
1
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, On the pads, helped to the right of the square leg fielder for a run. Taylor is off the mark.
29.2
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Shout for an lbw! Not given. Saifuddin spears in a fuller length ball on middle, Guptill flicks it at the last moment off the inside half and it speeds through mid-wicket for a run. Mortaza looks at his keeper who has his hands on his head. The umpire doesn't signal anything and hence they decide not to take the DRS.
29.1
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, A touch short and outside off, Guptill gets behind the line and pushes it towards mid off.
28.6
0
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Flighted off spinner on off, Taylor leans forward and defends it back. End of a successful over.

Ross Taylor walks in next. 4 less than a 100 is needed for a win off 127 balls. A slip is in place.

28.5
0
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, OUT! A flatter off spinner landing around middle and skidding in a bit, Williamson goes down and across to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal but Rahim is very sure. He and the bowler convince the skipper to take the DRS and the replays find Williamson to be trapped in front. The impact is in line and it's hitting leg. The Kiwi skipper is on his way back.

Shout for an lbw! Not given. That looks very close. Bangladesh are sure and take the DRS. Let's find out...

28.4
0
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Full and floated ball on middle, clipped straight to square leg.
28.3
1
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Flicks it with the spin through mid-wicket for a run.
28.2
4
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, FOUR! A tossed up ball on middle and leg, turning down, Guptill kneels down and sweeps it fine down the leg side. Mustafizur runs across to his right in the deep, tries to boot it out before the line but slips and goes into the fence with the ball. No injury to him, luckily.
28.1
1
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Loopy and full ball on off, Williamson strides forward and bunts it down through mid on for a single.
27.6
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Errs in his line on the final delivery. It's around middle and Kane moves across to flick it through square leg for a run. Still a tidy one.
27.5
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Five dots. A length ball just outside off, Kane pushes it back to the bowler.
27.4
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Walks across the stumps to a length ball outside off and pushes it to covers. Still not finding gaps, the Kiwi skipper.
27.3
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Continues to bowl it on and around off, a length ball, Williamson pushes it down from the crease to mid off.
27.2
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Angles in a length ball around off, Williamson is on the front foot as he blocks it near his front pad.
27.1
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Nearly drags it back on. A length delivery just outside off, Williamson tries to punch from the back foot but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the attack.

26.6
0
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Loopy and full on off, Guptill drives it back off his front foot.
26.5
1
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Allows the ball to spin back in from around off and then works it through mid-wicket for a single.
26.4
1
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Too full and on off, Martin drives it down to long on for a run.
26.3
0
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Flat this time, a touch short on off, Guptill hits it across the line but finds mid-wicket.
26.2
0
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Strides forward to a full ball and pushes it back to the bowler.
26.1
2
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Edgy! Tossed up ball outside off, Guptill gets forward to drive but it takes the outside edge and runs wide of short third man for a couple.

Mahmudullah to bowl now.

25.6
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, This one lands on a fuller length around off and turns back in a bit, Guptill drills it through covers for a single. 23 runs in the last three overs after a wicket maiden. Clearly Bangladesh haven't managed to build any kind of pressure.
25.5
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, A leg spinner around off, not turning much, Williamson goes on the back foot and strokes it to sweeper cover for a run.
25.4
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Goes back to a short ball and plays a late dab down towards point for one.
25.3
0
S Rahman to M Guptill, A firm cover drive off the front foot but straight to the fielder.
25.2
4
S Rahman to M Guptill, FOUR! Hammered! Flighted and full outside off, enough room there for the batsman, Guptill latches onto it and clobbers it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
25.1
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Clips it off his pads in front of square leg and rushes across to the other end.
24.6
2
M Hasan to M Guptill, Quicker and fuller on middle, Guptill tries to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge to third man and they take two.
24.5
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
24.4
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Slows this one in the air and lands it on middle, Kane tries flicking but gets a soft leading edge back to the bowler.
24.3
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Works it with the spin but finds the square leg fielder.
24.2
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Eases a full ball down to long on for a run.
24.1
4
M Hasan to M Guptill, FOUR! Boundaries coming now. This time a wide delivery outside off has been spanked over covers by Guptill. No stopping it. New Zealand continue to cruise in spite of losing a wicket a little while ago.
23.6
4
S Rahman to K Williamson, FOUR! Excellent footwork. Williamson is down the track in a flash to a full ball and smashes it down to long on for a boundary.
23.5
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, 35th ODI fifty for Martin Guptill! Loopy one on middle, Martin punches it down to long on for a run. Good innings so far from him and he would like to convert it.
23.4
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Risky way to get off the mark. Full ball on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket where Sabbir dives to make a partial stop. Kane wants to make use of that opportunity to open his account and rushes to the other end. Sabbir recovers from his dive and attempts an under-arm flick onto the stumps at the non-striker's end but misses. Would have been safe, anyway.
23.3
0
S Rahman to K Williamson, Gets forward and drives it back to the bowler. Kane is yet to get off the mark.
23.2
0
S Rahman to K Williamson, Presses forward to a full ball and drives it to covers. The fielder inside the ring makes a tumbling stop.
23.1
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Fuller and on leg, easily driven down to long on for a run.
22.6
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Fires it in on middle at 100.5 kph, Williamson blocks it with a straight bat. A wicket maiden for Mehidy!
22.5
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Allows the ball to spin back in and Williamson helps it off his pads to square leg.
22.4
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Turns it off his pads to the leg side but finds the fielder at square leg.

Kane Williamson is the new batsman.

22.3
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, OUT! Bowled 'em! Finally a breakthrough for Bangladesh. A bit unfortunate for Nicholls but he has to depart. A tossed up ball landing full around middle and off. Henry gets forward to push it down the ground but it takes the bottom edge, clips his pads and rolls onto the stumps. A fine opening partnership is over. 130 needed off 165 balls.
22.2
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Makes room to stroke it through the line but finds the cover fielder.
22.1
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Advances down the track and pushes it back in the direction of the bowler.
21.6
0
S Rahman to M Guptill, Gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler.
21.5
1
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Helps it off his pads to mid-wicket and takes a run.
21.4
0
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Short and wide outside off, cut through the line but straight to backward point.
21.3
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single.
21.2
0
S Rahman to M Guptill, Gets back and hits it on the leg side, dot ball.
21.1
1
S Rahman to H Nicholls, A full toss on off, Nicholls walks forward and drills it to wide long on for a run. Guptill slips while turning for the second and hence they will have to settle for just a single.
20.6
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, What happened there? Skidding down the leg side, Guptill fails to flick and it brushes his pads on its way to the keeper. Rahim fumbles slightly but no run conceded. Hang on, the Hot Spot detects a tiny edge. So technically it's a dropped catch. And more... the replays find that Guptill had left the crease while attempting his shot and had Rahim collected the all, there would have been a stumping opportunity as well. After all that drama, Bangladesh still remain wicketless.
20.5
1
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Goes on the back foot and strokes it down to long on for one. 100 up for New Zealand.
20.4
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Fullish and on off, defended back to the bowler.
20.3
4
M Hasan to H Nicholls, FOUR! Great placement! The length is short and outside off, Henry reaches out for it and crunches it through the gap at covers. No one in the deep and it's a boundary. Fifty for Nicholls, his 7th in ODIs. Making the opening spot familiar.
20.2
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Gets on the front foot and drives it towards the cover fielder.
20.1
2
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Slider around off, a bit on the shorter side, Nicholls goes back and punches it to deepish point for a couple.
19.6
1
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Plants his front foot forward to a full ball and flicks it down through wide mid on for a single. Very easy going for the Kiwis.
19.5
0
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Flatter and shorter outside off, cut from the back foot but straight to cover-point.
19.4
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Fuller in length again, around leg, Guptill flicks it off the inside half of the bat through mid-wicket for one.
19.3
0
S Rahman to M Guptill, Gets on the front foot and blocks it solidly with a straight bat.
19.2
1
S Rahman to H Nicholls, A low full toss on off, dipping in, Nicholls hits it across the line through mid-wicket for a run.
19.1
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Too full in length on middle, Guptill drives it off his front foot to long off and jogs across to the other end.
18.6
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Fuller and on off, drilled back to the bowler who failed to stop it and parried it wide of mid-wicket. They steal a run. 8 from the over, 17 in the last two.
18.5
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up ball on middle, flicked with the spin to the leg side but straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
18.4
1
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Eases a full ball down to long on and rotates the strike.
18.3
2
M Hasan to H Nicholls, PUT DOWN! Never easy for the keeper. A loopy full ball on off, Nicholls tries reversing it off the back of his bat but it takes the top half. Loops behind but Rahim fails to collect it. The ball brushes his gloves and runs towards third man for a couple of runs.
18.2
4
M Hasan to H Nicholls, FOUR! No stopping this one. Floated off spinner landing full around off, Nicholls goes down on one knee and sweeps it in front of square leg. It speeds away and reaches the fence in no time.
18.1
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Full and flighted on off, Nicholls is on the front foot as he pushes it back to the bowler.
17.6
1
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Once again it's shortish outside off and one more time Nicholls mistimes his attempted square cut. It goes off the bottom edge to short third man and they add another run to the total. 9 from the over!
17.5
0
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Short this time, around off, Henry gets back to cut but mistimes it back to the bowler.
17.4
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Quicker and fuller ball on middle, Guptill plays the on drive and takes a run.
17.3
6
S Rahman to M Guptill, SIX! That deserved the punishment it got. A rank long hop, an attempted leg spinner by Sabbir, Guptill has ample time to go back and pull it powerfully over mid-wicket. Easy pickings.
17.2
1
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Fullish and on off, Nicholls drives it straight down the ground and crosses for a run.
17.1
0
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Very full and on off, it's dug out back to the bowler from the inside half of the bat.
16.6
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, A couple of dot balls to end the over. A fuller length ball outside off has been driven back to the bowler. Hasan does well to stop it with a dive to his left.
16.5
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Strides forward to hit a full ball down to mid off, straight to the fielder.
16.4
1
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Loopy ball, landing full around off, Nicholls makes room and drives it through covers for one.
16.3
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Quicker one, flat and short on off, it's punched down to long on for a single.
16.2
1
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Flighted ball on the pads, Henry nudges it wide of short fine leg and collects a run.
16.1
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Knocks a full ball down to long on and takes a single.

Drinks break. Slow going from the Kiwis and there is no real rush anyway. They are just keeping up with the required rate as both the openers are shying away from taking any unnecessary risks. Bangladesh's bowling hasn't looked threatening at all. Not sure from where the first breakthrough will come for them. 165 needed more. Seems like a one-way traffic from here unless something miraculous happens.

15.6
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Yet another inside edge, this time it rolls in the gap at square leg and a single is taken. Just 2 from part-timer's first over.
15.5
0
S Rahman to M Guptill, Inside edge. Tossed up ball landing full on middle, Martin tries playing straight but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
15.4
1
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Gets forward and bunts it down towards mid off for a quick single.
15.3
0
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Skidding back in from around off, Nicholls moves back and turns it off his pads to mid-wicket. Three dots.
15.2
0
S Rahman to H Nicholls, A very full ball on off, Henry drives it back to the bowler.
15.1
0
S Rahman to H Nicholls, Bowls it flat and short outside off, Nicholls hits it from the crease to covers.

Another bowling change. Sabbir Rahman to bowl.

14.6
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Quicker one. Full in length outside off at 93.2 kph, Martin tries forcing it through the line but it takes the inside edge and rolls in front of square leg. Dot ball to finish a 4-run over.
14.5
1
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Shortish and on off, Nicholls goes back and drags it down to long on for a run.
14.4
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
14.3
1
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Once again this one is skidding back in from outside off but the length is short and hence Henry has the chance to punch it to sweeper cover. A single taken.
14.2
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Comes from 'round the wicket for the left-hander. It's a slider on off, Nicholls gets back and defends it down.
14.1
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Starts with a flighted ball on middle, Guptill quietly works it in front of square leg and picks up a single.

Spin time! Mehidy Hasan to roll his arm.

13.6
0
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Misses out this time. The length is short and wide outside off, Henry goes back to cut but finds the point fielder.
13.5
4
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, FOUR! Another boundary in the over. Saifuddin continues to be too full in his length. It's outside off and Nicholls drills his drive past the diving mid off fielder.
13.4
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Another drive from Guptill, this time through the gap at covers for a run.
13.3
4
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, FOUR! Just cannot bowl this length with mid on and mid off up. It's fullish and on off, Guptill presses forward and strokes it elegantly down the ground for a boundary. Looking in fine touch.
13.2
1
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Tickles it softly in the gap on the leg side and rotates the strike.
13.1
2
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Chance of a run out, missed! Saifuddin begins a new spell with a length ball on middle, Nicholls helps it off his pads through mid-wicket and runs the first run hard. Turns for the second as well but Guptill is late in taking off. The throw comes to the bowler who collects it and tries to flick it onto the stumps but misses. Martin scoots back in safely.

Mohammad Saifuddin back into the attack.

12.6
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Around off, solidly defended.
12.5
1
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Fielder is down, the bat is down too! 50-RUN OPENING STAND. After 16 ODI innings for New Zealand. The previous half century stand for them came against Pakistan in Wellington, on January 19, 2018. Guptill and Munro were the ones involved. Full and around off, Henry pushes it towards mid off and sets off for a quick single. The fielder comes charging in and looks to pick up and throw but slips. Would have been interesting had he picked the ball up and thrown because Nicholls lost his bat as well.
12.4
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Full and straight, watchfully defended.
12.3
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Around middle, pushed down to mid on for one.
12.2
1
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Half volley outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
12.1
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Full and outside off, Guptill looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge which just misses the stumps! Goes to fine leg and a single is stolen.
11.6
0
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Nicholls taps it back to the bowler.
11.5
0
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Good shot but no run. Good length delivery outside off, Nicholls cuts it perfectly but straight to the fielder.
11.4
0
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Close! Length delivery outside off, Nicholls tries to cut it but misses. There was a sound as the ball went past the bat. There was a stifled appeal from the bowler and the keeper but the umpire was not interested.
11.3
0
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Good length delivery on off and middle there is a hint of inswing on it. Henry looks to hit it straight but gets an inside edge. The ball then hits him on his pad.
11.2
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Back of a length around off stump, Guptil gets on top of the bounce and keeps it down. He plays that with soft hands which allows him to get off strike.
11.1
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, On a length around middle stump. Guptill plays it with soft hands and guides it to wards the point region.
10.6
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Outside off, pushed down the ground for one more.
10.5
1
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
10.4
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
10.3
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Outside off, played through point where a diving stop prevents runs.
10.2
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Eases this through the covers for a single.
10.1
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle, though one suspects Mashrafe will not take anyone out for now.

9.6
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, Guptill looks to drive it but gets a thick outside edge which flies through the vacant gully region and towards third man for a single. He will keep the strike for the start of next over. New Zealand at the end of Powerplay 1 are 42/0. Meanwhile Bangladesh at the same stage were 50/4.
9.5
1
M Rahman to H Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls flicks it away towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
9.4
0
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Slower delivery on the stumps, Nicholls pushes it back to the bowler.
9.3
0
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Back of a length this time, Henry keeps it out.
9.2
2
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Good length delivery around off, Henry plays it through point and gets a couple.
9.1
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Full on off and a hint of swing for Mustafizur. Guptill pushes it to mid off and takes a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses
8.6
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, On a good length around middle, Nicholls looks to flick but misses and is hit on the thigh pads.
8.5
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, The batsman works it down the leg side towards mid-wicket.
8.4
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Around middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
8.3
6
M Mortaza to M Guptill, SIX! That is the Martin Guptill we know! Only this time, he watches the ball go all the way. A length ball, outside off, Martin comes forward and lofts it on the up over long on! Normally, when Guppy plays a lofted shot, he does not watch the ball. Keeps his head down. 197 more needed from 249 balls.
8.2
2
M Mortaza to M Guptill, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple. The stand moves to 30 from 50 balls.
8.1
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
7.6
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Shorter in length, Guptill pulls it away for a single.
7.5
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, On a length around the stumps, Martin keeps it out.
7.4
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Back of a length on off, Martin pushes it to the fielder at point.
7.3
1
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Good length delivery around off, Nicholls looks to play it on the off side. He gets an inside edge onto the pads, the ball hits his pads and they take a single. The fielder hits the stumps at non-strikers end but Henry is well in.
7.2
4
M Rahman to H Nicholls, FOUR! Excellent shot. Full on middle and leg, Nicholls drives it brilliantly through mid on for a boundary.
7.1
0
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Back of a length on middle, Nicholls pulls it but the fielder at short mid-wicket does well and saves runs for his side.
6.6
1
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Full on off, Nicholls pushes it to mid off and takes a single. He will keep the strike for the start of the next over.
6.5
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, On middle and leg, Henry flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
6.4
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Good length delivery outside off, Nicholls punches it towards short cover. He looks for a single but Guptill is not interested.
6.3
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, On middle and leg, Guptill flicks it towards mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
6.2
1
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, On the pads this time, this time Henry flicks it wide of the fielder at mid-wicket for a single.
6.1
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, On middle and leg, Henry flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
5.6
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Full on the stumps, Martin defends it off the front foot. Tight start from Mustafizur just 2 runs off it.
5.5
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Good length delivery on the stumps, Guptill blocks it away.
5.4
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Length ball on off, Martin pushes it to point.
5.3
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Good length delivery on the body, Martin pushes it to the fielder at square leg.
5.2
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Back of a length delivery on middle, Martin defends it off his back foot.
5.1
2
M Rahman to M Guptill, Starts with a length delivery on the pads, Guptill flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and comes back for the second.

Mustafizur Rahman to bowl his first over.

4.6
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, On middle and leg, Henry pushes it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
4.5
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Once again length delivery outside off, Henry punches it to cover fielder and looks for a single but Guptill sends him back.
4.4
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Length delivery outside off, Henry punches it to the fielder at cover.
4.3
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Good length delivery around off, Nicholls pushes it to the fielder at mid off.
4.2
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Back of a length around off, Nicholls keeps it out.
4.1
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Fuller in length on middle and off, Henry pushes it to the fielder at mid on.
4.1
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Wide! Mortaza bowls it full and down the leg side. Nicholls looks to flick but it is out of his reach and the umpire stretches his arms out wide to signal it as wide.
3.6
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Full outside off, Martin drives it to the fielder at mid off.
3.5
4
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, FOUR!! Full and on the pads, Guptill just uses his wrist and flicks it handsomely through mid-wicket for a boundary. Poor bowling from Saifuddin. These are easy pickings for Martin.
3.4
1
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Full on off, Henry pushes it to mid off and takes a quick single.
3.3
0
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Length delivery on the pads, Nicholls looks to flick but again misses, this time it hits him on his thigh.
3.3
0
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Wide! Saifuddin sprays it down the leg side. Henry looks to flick it but misses. The umpire signals it as wide.
3.2
0
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Fuller once again on middle and off, Henry plays it to the fielder at mid on.
3.1
0
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Full on off, Nicholls defends it off his front foot.
2.6
1
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Another slower one, perhaps the slowest Mash has bowled so far - 113.6 kph. Nicholls looks to tuck but the ball goes off the inner half of the bat towards square leg. A single taken.
2.5
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Landed outside off, pushed towards mid off.
2.4
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
2.3
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Outside off, punched wide of mid on for a single.
2.2
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Around off, solidly pushed towards cover.
2.1
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Yippee! The sawdust is now finally being sprinkled at both ends.

1.6
4
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, FOUR! Brilliant timing. A half volley on middle, Nicholls flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary!

A bit of a delay. Saifuddin is not happy with the landing area and wants some sawdust to be sprayed around. The problem is - the man who is in charge of the sawdust is not to be found. Okay... looks like the fourth umpire has found him. But now, the on-field umpire instructs the bowler to carry on and not hold off play.

1.5
0
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Outside off, left alone.
1.4
0
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, Outside off, punched towards the off side.
1.3
0
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads.
1.2
0
M Saifuddin to H Nicholls, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
1.1
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Full and around off, driven wide of mid off for a single.

Mohammad Saifuddin to bowl with the second new ball.

0.6
2
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, This time he gets the flick shot away and earns a couple to get off the mark.
0.5
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Gets across his stumps, looks to tuck but misses and is hit on the pads.
0.4
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
0.3
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, On a good length outside off, Guptill looks to flick but then the ball straightens and goes off the leading edge. Just eludes the man at first slip and races towards third man. A single to get New Zealand underway.
0.2
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, On middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket.
0.1
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, A slow ball to start. Ultra-slow. 124.5 kph. On a length outside off, left alone.

Welcome back for the run chase. Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls open for the Kiwis. Out come the Bangladesh players. Can they take a couple of quick wickets and make this interesting? Here is Mashrafe Mortaza.