Bangladesh in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2019

New Zealand vs Bangladesh - 2nd ODI

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Date & Time: 16 February 2019

New Zealand 229/2

RR: 6.33 | New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

commentary

That's all that we have from Christchurch. This game and the series so far has been a beating of sorts for the visitors. Can they come back hard in the final game and pick up a consolation win, helping them to take some momentum to the Tests? Join us for that match which will take place at University Oval in Dunedin on the 20th of February. It will begin at 1100 local (2200 GMT, previous night). See ya! Cheers.

Kane Williamson, the winning captain is happy about the clinical performance and about the way his boys are performing their given roles. He agrees that there was some help for them from the overhead conditions. He says that post the difficult series against India, it was important for them to come back and play better cricket. Reckons that partnerships are important in ODIs and is happy that his batsmen have put in a batting performance that is worthy of applause. Regarding his own form, Kane is humble and feels that he just did his job and mentions it was nice to spend some time in the middle. On this game being his last ODI before the World Cup, the NZ skipper who has been rested for the final match says that he will be following up with the team in Dunedin and it is not a long break before the Test matches against Bangladesh begin.

Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, says it was difficult to bat in the morning and it got easier as the game progressed. Mentions the top order needs to step up but there are not many but surely some positives going forward. Admits they need to play more as a team. Reckons they need to build partnerships and score something around 270.

Martin Guptill, the Man of the Match feels that this was a much better hundred than the previous match, reckons this pitch was an easier one to bat on. He says that he does not look at the records and milestones and they come along the way. On a more jovial note, when asked if he has had a word with his mate, Ross Taylor regarding making and breaking records, Guptill smiles and says that he hasn't as yet but he surely will.

The lesser said about the visitors' bowling, the better. They looked toothless and barring the early wicket of Henry Nicholls which was a bad shot as well, they did not have any happiness. Yes, they did get Guptill but only after he scored 118. By that time, the bowlers were beaten to pulp and all the shoulders of the fielders had dropped. Thus, the series has been decided with a game to go. When the Bangladesh team came here, they did have some hopes of competing despite the loss of Shakib al Hasan but the way both the matches have gone certainly say a different story. A professional bowling performance, followed by clinical chases in both games. New Zealand have not broken a sweat and are 2-0 up in the 3-match series with a game to go. Presentation to follow...

It has been a stroll in the park, this. Nothing but that. One man, Martin Guptill just smashed the Bangladesh bowlers all around the ground and made his second hundred of the series. And if you do that while chasing a total of 227, you more or less ensure your team's win. Add to it, a supportive innings from his skipper, Kane Williamson who made a half-ton of his own. The other opener failed but the 143-run stand between Guptill and Kane meant that the only other batsman who came to bat when the right-handed opener fell had not much to do.

36.1
4
M Hasan to K Williamson, FOUR! Williamson finishes it off in style! A gift to seal the series, full toss and on off, Kane strokes it through extra cover and the ball races away. Customary handshakes going on as the KIWIS WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
35.6
0
S Rahman to R Taylor, Flighted delivery on off, Taylor defends off the back foot.
35.5
4
S Rahman to R Taylor, FOUR! Nice shot. Short and outside off, Taylor cuts it hard through point for a boundary. The hosts need just 2 runs to win the series.
35.4
0
S Rahman to R Taylor, Short on off, Taylor cuts it to point.
35.3
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Full on off, Williamson drives it towards covers for a run. Just six more needed for the hosts to win the series.
35.2
1
S Rahman to R Taylor, Tossed up on off, Taylor drives it towards mid off for a run.
35.1
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson drives it towards covers for a single.
34.6
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Now eases this down to long on for a run. Runs needed now into single digits.
34.5
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
34.4
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Slower through the air on off, Williamson goes back and with the turn plays it to mid-wicket.
34.3
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Very full and on off, Williamson strokes it back to the right of the bowler who dives and stops it.
34.2
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Williamson goes back and punches it towards mid on. The fielder at short mid-wicket makes a good stop diving to his left. Saves a run.
34.1
1
M Hasan to R Taylor, This is pushed through covers for an easy run.

Mehidy Hasan is back into the attack now.

33.6
0
S Rahman to K Williamson, Short and outside off, Williamson cuts it to point.
33.5
0
S Rahman to K Williamson, Flighted delivery on off, Kane defends off the back foot.
33.4
1
S Rahman to R Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor cuts it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
33.3
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Full on middle, Williamson drives it towards mid on for a run.
33.2
1
S Rahman to R Taylor, Short of a length delivery, Taylor cuts it towards point for a single.
33.1
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Tossed up on middle, Williamson drives it towards mid on for a run.
32.6
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, Length delivery on off, Taylor plays it to point.
32.5
4
M Rahman to R Taylor, FOUR! Good shot. Short and outside off, Taylor looks to cut but gets an outside edge. The where Mushfiqur Rahim jumps to take the catch but it goes over him. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
32.4
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, Again on a good length on off, the batsman blocks it off his back foot.
32.3
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, Good length delivery on middle, Ross defends off the back foot.
32.2
2
M Rahman to R Taylor, Length delivery on off, Taylor taps it towards point. The batsmen get two runs.
32.2
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Taylor lets it go.
32.1
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Length delivery on off, Williamson taps it towards third man for a run.
31.6
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, the skipper plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends. The hosts need 24 runs to win the match.
31.5
1
S Rahman to R Taylor, Full on off, Taylor drives it towards mid off for a run.
31.4
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Flighted delivery on middle, Kane tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes a run.
31.3
1
S Rahman to R Taylor, Tossed up on middle, Taylor drives it towards mid on for a single.
31.2
0
S Rahman to R Taylor, Short delivery on off, Taylor cuts it to point.
31.1
0
S Rahman to R Taylor, Floated on leg, Taylor keeps it out.

DRINKS! Mere formalities left now in this game. Martin Guptill has departed for a well-made 118 but not before putting his side just around victory's corner. Ross Taylor has joined forces with Williamson in the middle and will look to polish off the 27 runs required. Can Bangladesh get 1 more wicket? Sabbir Rahman to bowl now, post the Drinks break.

30.6
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, On middle, Williamson defends off the back foot.
30.5
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Good length delivery on off, Kane blocks it well.
30.4
2
M Rahman to K Williamson, 200 up for New Zealand. Full on off, Williamson drives it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple. The hosts need just 27 to win this match.
30.3
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Bowls a bumper, Williamson does well to duck under it.
30.2
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Bowls it down the leg side, the skipper lets it go.
30.1
2
M Rahman to K Williamson, 50 for Kane Williamson. His 37th ODI fifty. Full outside off, Williamson plays it towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple. Another outstanding innings from Kane Williamson.
29.6
0
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, A quicker one hurled in outside off, Ross pats it towards point.
29.5
4
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, FOUR! Cut away! Brilliant shot from Rosco! A short delivery outside off, Taylor rocks back and nails his cut shot behind point. There is no chance for the fielder in the deep to move to his left and come around.
29.4
0
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, A shorter one, Taylor goes back in his crease to whip this ball away but hits it straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
29.3
1
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Flicked away to deep mid-wicket for another run.
29.2
2
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Flighted slightly outside off on a shorter length, pushed through to deep cover for a couple of runs.
29.1
1
Mahmudullah to R Taylor, Flatter one on the pads, worked away to deep mid-wicket for a single by Ross. They think about a second but wisely decide against it.
28.6
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, The batsman works it down the leg side.

Ross Taylor is the new man in.

28.5
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, OUT! End of an outstanding innings from Martin Guptill. He brought his team on the brink of victory but will feel disappointed that he could not stay till the end. Rahman bowls a short of a length delivery, Guptill pulls it over square leg but does not get the timing on it. It goes to Liton Das who takes a good catch at deep square leg. The hosts need 39 runs in 127 balls.
28.4
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Short of a length delivery, Guptill looks to pull but misses it. The keeper appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Replays show there was flat line on Ultra Edge. No nick.
28.3
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Length delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it towards square leg for a run.
28.2
2
M Rahman to K Williamson, Full on off, Williamson drives it to covers.
28.1
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Length delivery on off, Guptill plays it towards covers for a run.
27.6
1
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Loopy delivery on middle, Guptill sweeps it towards square leg for a single.
27.5
4
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, FOUR! Cracking shot. Full toss on off, Guptill drives it through covers for a boundary.
27.4
1
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Flighted delivery on middle, the skipper flicks it towards square leg for a run.
27.3
0
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Tossed up on middle, Williamson flicks it to the leg side.
27.2
1
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Short on middle, Guptill pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
27.1
1
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, Williamson cuts it towards point for a run.
26.6
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Martin defends off the front foot.
26.5
4
M Rahman to M Guptill, FOUR! Great shot. Short of a length delivery, Guptill smashes it over covers for a boundary.
26.4
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Length delivery on off, the skipper plays it towards covers for a single.
26.3
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Again on a good length, Kane keeps it out.
26.2
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Good length delivery on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.
26.1
2
M Rahman to K Williamson, Full on off, Williamson drives it through mid off. The batsmen get two runs.
25.6
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson cuts it towards point for a run.
25.5
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, Kane defends off the back foot.
25.4
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Martin nudges it towards the leg side for a single.
25.3
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Floated on middle, Guptill drives it to mid on.
25.2
4
M Hasan to M Guptill, FOUR! Nice shot. Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Guptill sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. He wants to finish the match fast.
25.1
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Tossed up on middle, Williamson drives it towards mid on for a run.
24.6
3
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Three to end another expensive over! 11 from it as Williamson strokes it through covers and runs one less that four.
24.6
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, WIDE! Short but it bounces a little too much. Wide signaled!
24.5
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Takes a single by stroking this down to long on.
24.4
4
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, FOUR! Hundred for Martin Guptill, his 16th ODI ton and two-in-two for him in this series. Top knock this. Right from the start he has looked to attack and has more-or-less hit the ball right off the middle throughout. He also gets there in style as he works this fine on the leg side for a boundary. Takes his helmet off and soaks in the applause by the crowd.
24.3
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Guides it down to third man and gives the man on 97 the strike.
24.2
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, On middle, Williamson blocks it out.
24.1
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, A low full toss on the pads, Guptill flicks it through square leg only for a single.
23.6
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Loopy delivery on off, Guptill guides it towards third man for a single.
23.5
4
M Hasan to M Guptill, FOUR! 150 up for New Zealand. Flighted delivery on middle, Guptill sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. This has been an excellent display of batting from both the batsmen.
23.4
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Tossed up on middle and leg, Guptill looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Probably it was missing leg.
23.3
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on middle, Kane flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
23.2
2
M Hasan to K Williamson, 100 partnership between Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it through mid-wicket. A misfield by the fielder allows the batsmen an easy two.
23.1
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, Williamson defends off the back foot.
22.6
4
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery on off, Guptill drives it over mid off for a boundary. Martin moves to the 90s.
22.5
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Length delivery on off, Williamson taps it towards third man for a single.
22.4
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, On a good length outside off, the skipper looks to cut but gets beaten due to the movement on this one.
22.3
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, On a good length on off, Williamson defends off the back foot.
22.2
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, Kane shoulders his arms to this one.
22.1
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Short and outside off, Guptill cuts it towards point for a run.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the attack.

21.6
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Worked away towards the leg side for no run. A decent over from the spinner but not enough at this stage of the game. Need wickets!
21.5
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Down the leg side, very close to the pads. The keeper fails to collect and the batsmen pick up a bye. Maybe it has been given a bye because Guptill had moved slightly across.
21.4
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Flatter one at the pads, pushed towards mid-wicket by the opener.
21.3
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Flighted and almost foxed Guptill there. Martin was ahead to push that to long on but some turn on that one caused the ball to go off the thick inside edge towards square leg.
21.2
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Flighted on the middle stump line, Kane comes ahead, takes it on the full and works it deep mid-wicket for a run.
21.1
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Flatter ball outside off, pushed back to the bowler by KW.
20.6
1
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Tossed up on middle, Williamson drives it towards mid on for a run. 9 runs came off the over. New Zealand are cruising with the run chase.
20.5
1
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Loopy delivery on middle, Martin drives it towards mid on for a single.
20.4
0
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, Flighted delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it to the leg side.
20.3
6
Mahmudullah to M Guptill, SIX! WHACKED AWAY! Full on off, in his zone, Guptill lofts this over long off for a biggie. The hosts need less than 100 runs to win this match.
20.2
1
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Floated on middle, Williamson drives it towards mid on. The batsmen take a run.
20.1
0
Mahmudullah to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

Mahmudullah is on now.

19.6
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Tossed up on middle, Williamson flicks it towards square leg for a run.
19.5
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Full on off, Guptill drives it towards mid off for a run.
19.4
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson cuts it towards point for a run.
19.3
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Flighted delivery on middle, Martin flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
19.2
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up on leg, Guptill nudges it to the leg side.
19.1
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Floated on middle, Guptill defends off the back foot.

Mehidy Hasan is back on.

18.6
1
S Sarkar to M Guptill, Length delivery outside off, Martin cuts it towards point for a single.
18.5
0
S Sarkar to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Guptill defends off the front foot.
18.4
1
S Sarkar to K Williamson, Length delivery on middle, the skipper flicks it towards square leg for a run.
18.3
4
S Sarkar to K Williamson, FOUR! Amazing shot. Short of a length delivery, Williamson pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
18.2
3
S Sarkar to M Guptill, Length delivery outside off, Guptill slaps it through covers. The fielder chases it and stops it comfortably. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets.
18.1
1
S Sarkar to K Williamson, Short delivery on middle, Williamson pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

Soumya Sarkar to bowl now.

17.6
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Full on middle and leg, the skipper drives it towards mid on for a run. Big over for New Zealand. 13 runs came from it.
17.5
4
S Rahman to K Williamson, FOUR! Nice shot. Short and outside off, Williamson cuts it through point for a boundary.
17.4
1
S Rahman to M Guptill, Length delivery on off, Guptill cuts it towards point for a run.
17.3
6
S Rahman to M Guptill, SIX! HAMMERED AWAY! Short delivery, Guptill pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie. He wants to finish the game early.
17.2
1
S Rahman to K Williamson, Short on off, Williamson cuts it towards point for a run.
17.1
0
S Rahman to K Williamson, Floated on middle and leg, Williamson nudges it to the leg side.

Sabbir Rahman is into the attack now.

16.6
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Length delivery on middle and leg, Williamson flicks it towards square leg for a run.
16.5
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, the skipper offers no shot.
16.4
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Length delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it to the leg side.
16.3
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Length delivery on middle, Martin flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
16.3
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, FIVE WIDES! 50 partnership between Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson. Bowls a bouncer, Guptill does well to duck under it. It goes towards Mushfiqur Rahim where he dives to stop it but it goes past him. It goes towards the fine leg fence.
16.2
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Length delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it to mid-wicket.
16.1
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Williamson taps it towards third man for a single.

DRINKS! It has been a great passage of play for New Zealand. The hosts have lost only one wicket and that of Henry Nicholls. Guptill is in dangerous form and is all set for a hundred. On the other hand, Bangladesh bowlers have been smashed all round the park. They need quick wickets to put pressure on the hosts.

15.6
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, On the shorter side and on off, Guptill stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
15.5
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
15.4
4
M Rahman to M Guptill, FOUR! Up and over! Short and outside off, Guptill manages to slap this one over cover and the ball races away to the fence.
15.3
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, NOT OUT! Daylight between bat and ball there. A poor review and Bangladesh lose their only one. A short delivery outside off, Guptill swings hard. He misses and the keeper collects the ball. An appeal follows from the fielders close to him and the bowler. Nothing from the umpire. Mashrafe straightaway signals the 'T'. Replays roll in and it shows nothing.

A strange review for caught behind by Bangladesh. Only the bowler and the close-in fielders were seen appealing. The keeper was not interested at all. Guptill too does not look worried.

15.2
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
15.1
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Good length and outside off, Williamson arches his back and then guides it to third man for a single.
14.6
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Goes wide of the crease and bowls it on middle, Guptill clips it to mid-wicket. A dot to end another good over for the Kiwis. 8 from it. Another 141 more needed.
14.5
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Shortish and on off, Williamson ends up chopping it towards cover for a run.
14.4
1
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Opens the face of the bat and guides it through cover-point for a run.
14.3
4
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, FOUR! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet. Slightly short and outside off, Guptill slaps it through cover-point. The fielder in the deep did not have a lot to move but he still had no chance.
14.2
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Back of a length on off, it is kept out.
14.1
2
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, A low full toss on off, Guptill strokes it straight down the ground for a couple.
13.6
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Fuller in length on off, it is eased through cover for a run.
13.5
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Goes back to bowling length, Guptill keeps it out.
13.4
2
M Rahman to M Guptill, Very full and outside off, Guptill squeezes it past point. The man from third man runs to his right and keeps it down to two.
13.3
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Cutter and on off, Guptill guides it to point.
13.3
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Short outside off, Guptill thinks of pulling it but then bails out. It is too high and it has been given as a wide.
13.2
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, Another one which is angled into the batsman is worked towards mid-wicket.
13.1
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, From around the wicket, it is angled into the batter. Guptill goes back and keeps it out.
12.6
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Does so! Bowls it right on a length and around off, Williamson happily blocks it out.
12.5
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, On the stumps, Williamson plays it very late towards point. This is a good second over by SM, he needs to end it well though.
12.4
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Length and on off, Williamson keeps it out.
12.3
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Fuller on off, Williamson strokes it to mid off.
12.2
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Another length ball and once again it is guided to point.
12.1
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, On off, it has been guided to the man at point.
12.1
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Wide outside off, the batsman lets it be. It has been signaled as a wide.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back on.

11.6
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, On the shorter side, Guptill guides it to point.
11.5
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Full and on off, the batter strokes it through covers and gets to the other end.
11.4
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
11.3
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Shortish and on middle, Guptill nudges it towards square leg for a run.
11.2
0
M Rahman to M Guptill, A good bouncer that, Guptill at the very end, evades it.
11.1
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, A little too straight, Williamson works it against the angle and through mid-wicket for a run.
10.6
4
M Mortaza to M Guptill, FOUR! Fifty for Martin Guptill. 35th ODI fifty for him. It has come in just 33 balls. Short of a length delivery, Guptill pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. The fielder in the deep has missed out on saving this ball once more. The ball is a half stop and then goes to the boundary following the momentum of the fielder and the trailing leg. Guptill is continuing from where he left in the last over. Big over for New Zealand. 11 runs came from it.
10.5
1
M Mortaza to K Williamson, Short of a length delivery outside off, the skipper cuts it through point for a single.
10.4
0
M Mortaza to K Williamson, Length delivery on middle, Kane flicks it to square leg.
10.3
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Length delivery on leg, Guptill nudges it towards the leg side for a run.
10.2
4
M Mortaza to M Guptill, FOUR! Nice shot. Short and outside off, Guptill slaps it through covers. The fielder dives, slides to stop it, tries to pull it in with the right hand. The ball though hits the trailing left hand and then goes into the rope. A good try to stop the ball but in vain!
10.1
1
M Mortaza to K Williamson, Length delivery on off, Williamson guides it towards third man for a single.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

9.6
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Again on a length on middle, Williamson flicks it towards square leg for a run. After 10 overs, New Zealand are 59/1. The hosts need 168 runs in 240 balls.
9.5
2
M Rahman to K Williamson, Length delivery on middle and leg, Willaimson flicks it towards square leg. The skipper is off the mark. Two runs taken.
9.4
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Again on a good length outside off, the skipper lets it go.
9.3
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, Williamson looks to tap it but gets beaten on this one due to the away movement.
9.2
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Kane taps it to point.
9.1
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Length delivery on leg, Guptill flicks it towards square leg for a run.
8.6
0
M Mortaza to K Williamson, Outside off, Williamson offers no shot. 9 runs came off it.
8.5
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Again on a length on middle and leg, Guptill nudges it towards the leg side for a single.
8.4
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill nudges it to the leg side.
8.3
4
M Mortaza to M Guptill, FOUR! Cracking shot. Full and outside off, Guptill drives it uppishly over covers for a boundary.
8.2
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, Guptill shoulders his arms to this one.
8.1
4
M Mortaza to M Guptill, FOUR! 50 up for New Zealand. Over the keeper! Lucky there was Guptill. Short and down the leg side, Guptill looks to pull but the ball hits the glove and goes over the outstretched hand of Rahim and into the fence.
7.6
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Williamson works it to the man at square leg. End of a successful over.
7.5
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, On the pads, it is nudged through square leg for a run.

Kane Williamson is the new batsman in.

7.4
0
M Rahman to H Nicholls, OUT! Mustafizur Rahman strikes. The bowling change does the trick. Much-needed breakthrough for Bangladesh. Short of a length delivery, Nicholls pulls it over square leg but finds Liton Das at deep square leg who takes a good catch. A good catch that, he had to keep one eye on the rope, does so perfectly and takes it inches ahead of it.
7.3
0
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Again on a length on leg, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
7.2
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Length delivery on leg, Guptill flicks it towards square leg for a run.
7.1
1
M Rahman to H Nicholls, Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Mustafizur Rahman is into the attack.

6.6
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Good length delivery on middle, Guptill defends off the back foot.
6.5
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Bouncer and Guptill evades it nicely.
6.4
1
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, A little width on offer, Nicholls opens the face and guides it towards backward point for a quick run.
6.4
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Down the leg side, HN looks to flick but misses. Wided.
6.3
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Stump-to-stump line, Nicholls pushes it to covers.
6.2
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Length again and on off, this is stroked to mid off.
6.1
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, BEATEN! Misread the line there, this was slightly outside the off pole. Nicholls looks to punch but ends up playing inside the line. The ball whizzes past the outside edge.
5.6
6
M Hasan to M Guptill, SIX! HAMMERED AWAY! Floated on off, Guptill lofts it over long off for a biggie. Big over for New Zealand. 14 runs came off it. Pressure was building for the hosts and this over has released all the pressure.
5.5
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up on middle, Martin blocks it off his front foot.
5.4
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Flighted delivery on middle, Guptill defends off the back foot.
5.3
2
M Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up on middle, Guptill sweeps it towards square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
5.2
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Floated on off, Guptill defends off the front foot.
5.1
6
M Hasan to M Guptill, SIX! POWERFUL SHOT! Flighted delivery on middle, Guptill comes down the track and lofts it over bowler's head for a biggie.
4.6
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, On off, Henry blocks it well. Back-to-back good overs for Bangladesh.
4.5
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Good length delivery on off, Nicholls keeps it out.
4.4
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Full on off, Nicholls drives it to mid off.
4.3
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Full on middle, Guptill drives it towards mid on for a run. The hosts need less than 200 now.
4.2
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Martin defends off the front foot.
4.1
1
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Length delivery on off, Nicholls guides it towards third man for a run.
3.6
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Full on middle, Guptill drives it to mid on. A tight over by Mehidy Hasan. After three expensive overs, it was a much-needed one for Bangladesh.
3.5
1
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Henry flicks it towards square leg for a single.
3.4
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, No turn on this one. Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Henry flicks it to the leg side.
3.3
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Tossed up on middle, Henry keeps it out.
3.2
0
M Hasan to H Nicholls, Floated on middle, Nicholls defends off the back foot.
3.1
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Flighted delivery on middle, Guptill drives it towards long on for a run.

Mehidy Hasan is into the attack, after just one over for Saifuddin.

2.6
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, So 4 dots to end the over, still a good one for the Kiwis as 8 came off it. It is on the stumps, Nicholls is solid in defense.
2.5
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, On the stumps, kept out.
2.4
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
2.3
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, On the fuller side, Nicholls drives it to mid off.
2.2
4
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, FOUR! Through the off side this time. Full and outside off, Nicholls leans into it and strokes it through covers for a boundary.
2.1
4
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, FOUR! Good shot. Full on leg, Nicholls nudges it through square leg for a boundary.
1.6
4
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Amazing shot. Short and outside off, Guptill cuts it hard through point for a boundary. Big over for New Zealand. 10 runs off it.
1.5
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Length delivery on middle and leg, Martin nudges it to the leg side.
1.4
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Good length delivery on middle, Martin keeps it out.
1.3
4
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, FOUR! First boundary of the innings. Nice shot. Short of a length delivery on leg, Guptill pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
1.2
0
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Guptill defends off the back foot.
1.1
2
M Saifuddin to M Guptill, Full on off, Guptill drives it uppishly over mid off. The batsmen pick up a couple.

Mohammad Saifuddin will bowl with the second new ball.

0.6
2
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen get two runs. Just 5 runs off the over.
0.5
0
M Mortaza to H Nicholls, Good length delivery on off, Nicholls keeps it out.
0.4
3
M Mortaza to M Guptill, First runs for New Zealand. Short and outside off, Guptill slaps it hard through covers. The fielder chases it and stops it comfortably. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets.
0.3
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, On off, Martin defends off the front foot.
0.2
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Again on a good length outside off, Guptill shoulders his arms to this one.
0.1
0
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Starts with a good length delivery outside off, Guptill leaves it alone.

We are back for the chase. A dominant display from the Kiwis with the ball and now their openers, Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls can take some time to get their eyes in. Bangladesh will look for early wickets and it will be up to the new ball bowlers to do that for them. Mashrafe Mortaza, their skipper will be one of them as he marks his run up to bowl the first over.