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New Zealand clinch series with comfortable win:
An unbeaten run association between Williamson and Taylor helps New Zealand register a comfortable eight-wicket win with 13.5 overs to spare. The hosts have clinched the series with this win, extending their unbeaten streak in ODIs against Bangladesh at home to 12 games. Join us on Wednesday (February 20) for the third and final ODI, which is now a dead rubber.
Fifty for Williamson:
37th ODI fifty for the New Zealand captain as the hosts reach 200 in the 31st over. Bangladesh on the verge of a series loss, with their winless streak against New Zealand in New Zealand set to continue.
Guptill falls as NZ close in:
A fine knock from the New Zealand opener comes to an end. Looking to hit a short delivery from Mustafizur over the boundary, Guptill fails to get the distance and hands a catch to Liton Das at square leg. He departs for 118 off 88, leaving New Zealand at 188 for 2 in the 29th over.
Guptill ton guides NZ's chase:
The opener has been punishing anything that has been short has and played well straight against the spinners for his sixes. With Williamson also making up for his earlier slow start, New Zealand are coasting towards the target, with the second wicket pair raising a century stand. Guptill also brings up his second successive century, this one off 76 deliveries.
Bangladesh lose review:
Mustafizur's persistence forced Mortaza to take the appeal for caught-behind off Guptill upstairs after the umpire ruled in favour of the batsman. Replays reveal that the umpire was right as there was no contact with the bat. Meanwhile, the half-century stand is raised with Guptill scoring most of the runs. New Zealand are 99 for 1 after 17 overs.
Fifty for Guptill:
The opener has extended his good form with his second successive fifty-plus score. A 33-ball half-century has powered New Zealand to 70 for 1 after 11 overs.
Fizz strikes in his first over:
Nicholls fails to keep the pull down and pays for that as he finds Liton Das at deep square leg to depart for 14. End of a 45-run opening stand.
Mehidy under attack:
Guptill dealing in sixes now - off Mehidy's first and last ball in the sixth over. One over Mehidy's head followed by another over long-off as New Zealand move to 41 for 0.
NZ off to positive start:
Two boundaries apiece for Guptill and Nicholls, who help New Zealand to a positive start in the chase. The hosts are 25 for 0 after 4 overs.
Bangladesh bowled out for 226 after a 15-run stand between Mortaza and Mustafizur. Yet again, there was plenty of fight from the lower half but the top-order let down costs Bangladesh a good total. Can Bangladesh fight with the ball or will it be another clinical chase from New Zealand?
Third for Ferguson:
Saifuddin heads back for 10, bowled by Ferguson. Bangladesh are 211 for 9.
Bangladesh eight down:
Ferguson bags his second after Sabbir guides one to Neesham at backward point. The batsman falls seven short of a half-century, leaving Bangladesh at 206 for 8 in the 44th over.
James Neesham picks up his first wicket by sending back Mehidy Hasan for 16. Looking to slash a shortish delivery, the batsman got a top edge and handed Nicholls a catch. Bangladesh are 197 for 7 in the 41st over.
DRS comes to Sabbir's aid:
Sabbir was given out leg-before off Henry. However, a review comes to his aid as replays revealed that the ball was going over the stumps.
Astle strikes in the 35th over as Mithun departs for 57, bowled after trying to cut one. Bangladesh are 168 for 6.
Mithun fifty leads Bangladesh's recovery
Second fifty in as many games for Mithun, who has led a fine rearguard action in partnership with Sabbir. Bangladesh are 160 for 5 after 33 overs, with Mithun's positive batting ensuring a good run-rate.
Yet again, it's Mithun spearheading Bangladesh's fightback. He has been positive and has looked comfortable against the bowlers. With Sabbir Rahman for support, Mithun has led Bangladesh's mini recovery. Can he continue the fight?
...in his first over to send back Mahmudullah. Looking to dab it behind, the batsman guides it into the hands of the 'keeper Tom Latham, who takes a good catch. Bangladesh slip to 93 for 5 in the 21st over.
For the second time in as many games, Rahim has chopped one on to the stumps, giving Ferguson a well-deserved wicket. He departs for 24, leaving Bangladesh at 81 for 4 after 18 overs.
Lockie Ferguson finds the outside edge of Rahim's bat in his opening over only for Taylor to put down a straightforward chance at slip. Rahim leading a charmed life. Can he capitalise?
Sarkar departs, Bangladesh in more trouble:
Getting one to shape away from Sarkar, Colin de Grandhomme finds the outside edge which is snapped up Ross Taylor at first slip. Sarkar departs for 22, leaving Bangladesh at 48 for 3 in the 13th over.
Astle puts down a simple chance at mid-wicket after Rahim mistimed a pull off Boult. Sarkar, at the other end, has looked comfortable and has scored at a good rate to keep the scorecard ticking. Bangladesh are 45 for 2 after 12 overs.
A big wicket that as Tamim departs for a 28-ball 5. Having earlier been rapped on the pads by a delivery that pitched outside leg, he gets pinned by a Henry delivery that's on line and hitting the stumps. He opts for the review but the original umpire's call holds good. Bangladesh are 16 for 2 after 7. Mushfiqur Rahim, playing his 200th ODI, is at the crease with plenty to do.
...with no overs lost. Bangladesh manage their first boundary of the match in the sixth over - Soumya Sarkar handles a short delivery well, rolling his wrists to keep it along the ground for a four off Boult.
Good news, it has stopped raining and the covers are coming off. Play should resume shortly.
Rain stops play:
The drizzle has gotten slightly heavier, forcing the players off the field. The covers are in place but the umpires are hanging around on the ground. Appears to be a passing shower.
Boult strikes early:
A poor shot from Liton Das brings about his downfall. Coming down the track and looking to hit a Boult delivery over the top, the batsman mistimes it and slices it towards mid-on where Lockie Ferguson backtracks and takes a good catch. Bangladesh are 5 for 1 in the fourth over.
Overcast conditions with swing on offer, the New Zealand pacers have been on the mark. But the Bangladesh openers have been up to the task, showcasing good discipline. Meanwhile, the hosts have missed an run-out opportunity. Tamim Iqbal was struggling to get back to the striker's end but Kane Williamson's throw is wayward.
Toss and teams:
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson wins the toss and decides to bowl. One change for the hosts - Todd Astle comes into the eleven in place of Mitchell Santner. Bangladesh are unchanged.
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Pitch report: "There is a little bit of grass, it's a bowl-first surface. Little bit of moisture in the wicket," says Simon Doull.
Weather update: There was some rain earlier but here's some positive news.
Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the second ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The hosts were clinical in the first game, with a timely return to form for Martin Guptill, to overpower Bangladesh. The visitors found it difficult to adjust to the conditions. Can they quickly turn things around? Stay tuned for the toss and team updates.
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