New Zealand captain Tom Latham known as it “superior” as star performers Trent Boult and Martin Guptill powered the Black Caps to an emphatic eight wicket win over Bangladesh within the opening one-day worldwide in Dunedin on Saturday. With swing king Boult transferring the ball each methods, New Zealand dismissed Bangladesh for a mediocre 131 and a blistering cameo with the bat by Guptill noticed them minimize down the goal with greater than 28 overs to spare. In New Zealand’s first ODI in 12 months, Boult took 4 for 27 whereas Guptill blazed away for 38 off 19 deliveries.
“We’ve not performed for some time and it was about setting the tone, profitable the toss and bowling and I assumed Trent and Matt Henry did that nice, and for us to chase 130 in 20-odd overs was superior” captain Tom Latham mentioned.
“And we all know how damaging he (Guptill) might be when he performs like that, and to interrupt the again of the chase was superior and for the blokes to complete it off then was a fairly medical efficiency all spherical.”
All however two of Guptill’s 38 runs got here from boundaries with 4 sixes and three fours earlier than Taskin Ahmed discovered a faint edge and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim accomplished the dismissal.
Devon Conway in his maiden ODI was the opposite wicket to fall for 27 whereas opener Henry Nicholls was left 49 not out.
Nicholls was denied his twelfth half century when one other debutant Will Younger (11 not out) introduced up the profitable runs with a boundary.
Vacationers in bother
When Bangladesh misplaced the toss and had been despatched into bat opener and skipper Tamim Iqbal instantly regarded to dominate with a six off Boult’s third ball and a 4 off the second over from Matt Henry.
However on a floor the place the typical profitable rating is in extra of 300, the vacationers had been quickly in bother when Boult took two wickets in his third over.
He began with the dismissal of Iqbal, trapping him lbw with a straight supply because the Bangladesh skipper waited for the ball to swing.
New batsman Soumya Sarkar went three balls later with out scoring and Bangladesh by no means recovered.
When the vacationers had been all out within the forty second over, Iqbal mentioned he knew 131 was nowhere close to sufficient.
“There have been too many gentle dismissals. Little question, they bowled extraordinarily nicely however we performed some unfastened pictures. We now have ourselves in charge,” he mentioned.
Bangladesh got here to New Zealand recent from a 3-0 sequence win over the West Indies however whereas six Bangladesh batsmen reached double figures they didn’t persevere with Mahmadullah’s 27 from 54 deliveries the highest rating.
Mushfiqur Rahim with 23 was the one different batsman to get previous 20.
Along with Boult’s four-wicket haul, Jimmy Neesham took two for 27 and Mitchell Santner completed with two for 23.
Neesham was additionally central to a 3rd wicket when he spilled a return probability from Mahmudullah just for the ball to deflect on to the stumps and run-out non-striker Mohammad Mithun who was backing up too far.
The second match within the three-match sequence is in Christchurch on Tuesday.
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