New Zealand are 1-0 up on Bangladesh with two matches to play as the sides head to Hagley Oval in Christchurch for the second ODI which gets underway as Friday night turns into Saturday morning.
The Black Caps were 8 wicket winners in the series opener at Napier earlier this week. The home side came into the game as short priced favourites and despite losing the toss and being asked to bowl first they quickly had Bangladesh in trouble at 42/4. Resistance came from Mithun, who top scored with 62, and Saifuddin who made 41 batting at number 9 and the innings closed on 232 all out in 48.5 overs. Boult (3/40) and Santner (3/45) were the most successful of the New Zealand bowlers and Bangaldesh hit just the 2 sixes.
Fit again Martin Guptill wasted no time in setting about the chase. Guptill shared a first wicket partnership of 103 with Henry Nicholls (53) and went on to finish unbeaten on 117. Ross Taylor was also there at the end with 45 not out and New Zealand got home in 44.3 overs with Guptill hitting all 4 of his sides maximums.
This was how the teams lined up in Napier on Wednesday
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ross Taylor
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, (VC) , Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Md Mithun, Md Saifuddin, Sabbir Rahman,
Recent Head to Head
Overall the teams have met 32 times in this format with New Zealand winning 22 and Bangladesh 10.
In New Zealand all 11 meetings have gone the way of the Black Caps.
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New Zealand 1 / 6
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
Suggested Bet: Batsman to score a Fifty in the match, Williamson? (yes) at 12/10
Kane Williamson will take a break after this match and although the New Zealand skipper fell cheaply on Wednesday he will want a good knock under his belt here.