New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st ODI: Martin Guptill’s century helps New Zealand to eight-wicket win

Martin Guptill plays a shot
Martin Guptill carried his bat for 117 as New Zealand eased to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh. (Source: Twitter/BLACKCAPS)

Martin Guptill carried his bat for 117 as New Zealand eased to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh on Wednesday in a initial of 3 one-day internationals. Bangladesh was bowled out for 232 in 48.5 overs after batting initial on winning a toss. New Zealand surpassed that sum during 233-2 with 33 balls to spare.

Guptill sealed in his place in a New Zealand patrol for a World Cup in England after this year with a confident, match-winning century from 116 balls that enclosed 8 bounds and 4 sixes. While his preference competence have been involuntary in a past, Guptill was underneath vigour after a new run of low scores.

He done 138 in his initial ODI innings of a deteriorate opposite Sri Lanka, returning to a New Zealand group after a prolonged damage break. But he didn’t measure some-more than 15 in his subsequent 7 one-day matches opposite Sri Lanka and India and also mislaid a possibility to press his World Cup preference claims when he missed New Zealand’s T20 array opposite India with a behind injury.

On Wednesday, he demonstrated an ability to anchor an innings, in that he strike a 6 from a penultimate round of a compare to tie a scores. “It feels good though we consider a many appreciative thing was a approach a guys unequivocally limited Bangladesh adult front with a ball,” Guptill said. “We done them tough to get divided and losing 4 wickets in a tip 10 is tough to come behind from.”

Henry Nicholls also done a clever explain to World Cup preference as an opener, as good as for his ability reduce in a order, with 53 in a 103-run opening mount with Guptill.

Nicholls was promoted to open during a India ODI array when Colin Munro unsuccessful to make a estimable measure and was dropped, only as he has been left out of a initial dual matches of this series.

The New Zealand selectors had been awaiting a Guptill-Munro opening partnership, awaiting it to yield a assertive beginnings that were to be a pivotal partial of New Zealand’s World Cup strategy. Now it seems Guptill, Munro and Nicholls will be selected to give New Zealand coherence during a top.

Earlier, Trent Boult and Matt Henry cut by a Bangladesh tip order, holding advantage as a round swung and seamed early to leave a tourists 42-4, afterwards 94-6.

A record 84-run partnership between Mohammad Mithun (62) and Mohammad Saifuddin (41) a largest for a eighth wicket in one-day internationals for Bangladesh authorised a tourists to pass 200 in what were generally good batting conditions.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza pronounced his group lacked credentials in New Zealand conditions. “We were struggling during a batting time,” Mashrafe said. “They bowled good though we consider we only mislaid too many,” early wickets.

“We can’t make excuses though in these conditions we need during slightest a week to adjust everything.”