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New Zealand win by 8 wickets
A very smart performance from New Zealand. There was more belief, more patience, and less panic. They approached the chase sedately, helped by the fact that they were chasing only 233, only for the opening stand to grow into 103. Taylor was amongst the runs too, but it was Guptill's return to form and run-making that will please the home side after he went through a rough patch against India.
Hundred for Guptill!
After an indifferent series against India, and then a back injury, Guptill is back to his best. A very mature innings this. Didn't go all guns blazing, knowing it's an iffy middle-range target and that wickets upfront can do wonders. Took his time and now brings up his 15th ODI hundred, setting NZ on course for a 1-0 lead. We'd have seen something spectacular if Bangladesh win from here.
Williamson is out
Mahmudullah forced his captain to go for the review there after umpire Ravi didn't give the LBW decision on the field, and he's proved right. Williamson missed the lap-sweep and was struck on the pad in front of middle. Hitting leg-stump. And that's out.
NZ need 96 runs from 21.1 overs.
Breaks the 103-run opening stand. Quite an anticlimax the way Nicholls departed. Forward defence, inside edge and bowled. Gee... Mehidy just makes things happen. But NZ well ahead in the game, obviously.
... Guptill brings up his 35th ODI fifty soon after. Off 57 balls.
Century opening stand
In all honesty, Bangladesh have kept it tight but New Zealand are cunningly chipping at the target. Slow and steady don't win the race nowadays. There's nothing much in the pitch, yes, but the bowling also lacks the kind of incisiveness that India had on offer. One close run out chance in the 14th over is the only time Bangladesh looked like picking a wicket.
For the first time since Jan 2018, there has been a 50-run stand between the openers for Kiwis
The stand's growing..
They almost doubled the score in the next 3 overs. 42/0 after 10 overs. And Guptill and Nicholls look set to make more out of this pitch, that's settled well in the sun it's been receiving. Will be interesting to see what Bangladesh do to pick wickets. Because a safe start, with the bat or ball, isn't really safe in modern-day ODI cricket.
Safe start for NZ: 22/0 after 7 overs
They lost top-order wickets against India, and here they are, trying to build. Much better. Plus, Bangladesh have been very disciplined. Mortaza and Saifuddin, and then Mustafizur, have all been tight around off-stump.
Landing area concerns for Saifuddin
In just his second over post the resumption, Mohammad Saifuddin has some issues with the landing area and calls for the sprinkling of sawdust
Bangladesh 232 all out
Caught unawares in the first ODI in Napier, Bangladesh were reeling at 94 for 6 before Mohammad Mithun came together with Mehidy Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin to effect a grand recovery. Mithun hit a fifty and stitched together important partnerships for the seventh and eighth wickets, helping Bangladesh to 232 in 48.5 overs - a total that beggars a fight. Might or might not be enough. Here's the full report. Join us back!
Mithun is out
Bowled by a 150 kmph delivery from Ferguson! It had to be something special to get him out. He falls soon after Saifuddin's dismissal to a mistimed slog-sweep. Can Bangladesh bat their 50 overs?
Five bonus runs
It's hit the helmet! Mithun fails to connect an off-cutter, misses his cut, and Latham behind the stumps fails to collect the ball too. Bam, it brushes the helmet and S Ravi doesn't miss them, does he..
3rd ODI fifty for Mithun
The only reason Bangladesh look set to roll past 200 is because of Mohammad Mithun, who's been the rock in their middle-order. Had a good stand with Mehidy but has carried on since latter's dismissal and is now in the middle of a growing eighth-wicket stand with Mohammad Saifuddin. Now to see how many Bangladesh get.
Will you believe it? I have jinxed him. And it's Santner, the bowler he's scored most of his runs off today, who picks him. sweep top-edged to square leg and Neesham does a good job catching that, pouching that back over his shoulder.
Mehidy leads recovery
Mehidy Hasan has played a few beautiful shots here. Yes, Santner and Neesham are bowling to him but he's looked in control right away. His second and third deliveries were gorgeous hits along the ground. And now with Mithun, he's trying to get Bangladesh to come sort of a score.
As if Lockie Ferguson consistently bowling over 150ks isn't enough, here is Santner picking a wicket in his first over. Sabbir slips while sweeping and is stumped by quick-handed Latham, and Bangladesh as a result sink further. 94/6
The recovery will have to wait. Lockie Ferguson has been bowling over 150ks and gives New Zealand the breakthrough. Mahmudullah, on this occasion, slashes at the ball and edges to Taylor at slip. 71/5
Mahmudullah survives on DRS
Boult now gets the on-field decision in his favour but that had come off Mahmudullah's shoulder, and not the bat. S Ravi didn't spot that. Thought the short ball angled across him had taken the edge before lobbing behind off the shoulder. Not to be.
Plumb LBW not given
Mithun was struck low on the pad by Boult there but NZ don't have a review! Three reds on ball-tracking.
Sarkar out, too!
It's a procession. Two wickets in three balls. And it's Henry, who bowls it short, gets a top-edge/cue-end and then runs forward to catch that. 42/4
Mushfiqur hit on the helmet ... and out
A rearing delivery from Boult that hit Mushfiqur smack-bang on the helmet and then, three balls later, comes the ball slanted across. Mushfiqur, softened by the blow, cuts but it's too close to be playing that shot. Chops it on off the splice, meaning he was undone by pace too there. 42/3
NZ lose their review
Should have listened to S Ravi, who had ruled Soumya Sarkar not out on the LBW appeal. Replays suggested an inside edge on that Boult delivery...
Henry gets Liton Das
There's always that early nip in Napier. Shami used it brilliantly when India played New Zealand here few days ago, and now Matt Henry gets Liton to chop onto his stumps. After running in gingerly and splaying the ball around, Henry gets his line and length perfect. Outside off, fullish and moving just that little bit. 19/2
Boult gets Tamim early
Not long after Matt Henry first-ball injury scare - he landed awkwardly on his ankle - Boult gets Tamim with an absolute peach. Lands middle, straightens and takes a thin nick to the keeper, with Tamim trying to play it towards mid-wicket. Should have played it straighter. 5/1
TOSS - Bangladesh opt to bat
So Sabbir Rahman returns from his ban, that was shortened by BCB amidst much debate so that he could be picked for this tour. Rest of the team is on expected lines. New Zealand have preferred just the one spinner in Santner, meaning there's place in the side for both Neesham and de Grandhomme.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman
Napier wasn't kind to New Zealand the last time around. They were found wanting against a top-notch Indian side, that went on to win not just the first ODI but also the series. In many ways, it's remedial time for the hosts, who will play Bangladesh here in Napier in the first of the three-match ODI series. For New Zealand, it's also the last bilateral series before the World Cup warm-up games in England, so they will want to set things right after a 4-1 mauling at home.
For Bangladesh, who are "underdogs" according to coach Steve Rhodes, this series will be about how they can find a way to win without Shakib. They have done it not so long back, and they will believe that they can finally register an ODI win in New Zealand after failed attempts in four series before this. Here's the full preview.
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