New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Trent Boult shines with ball as hosts register emphatic eight-wicket win in first ODI
Dunedin: Trent Boult and Martin Guptill powered New Zealand to an emphatic eight wicket win over Bangladesh within the opening one-day worldwide in Dunedin on Saturday.
New Zealand chased down a mediocre goal of 132 with greater than 28 overs to spare with Henry Nicholls not out 49 and debutant Will Younger on 11 on the shut.
However the early end was arrange by an aggressive begin from opener Guptill who blazed away for 38 off 19 deliveries.
All however two of his 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.
The quickfire opening put Bangladesh on the again foot with Nicholls untroubled as he picked off the bowlers, solely to be denied his twelfth half century by Younger who introduced up the profitable runs with a boundary.
Within the first conflict in a three-match collection, New Zealand received the toss and elected to bowl with captain Tom Latham appropriately predicting that if there was something within the wicket it might be early within the day.
Bangladesh opener and skipper Tamim Iqbal appeared 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 have 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.
Boult later eliminated Taskin Ahmed (10) and Hasan Mahmud (one) to complete with 4 for 27.
Liton Das (19) and Mushfiqur Rahim (23) stayed collectively for practically 9 overs however added solely 23 runs earlier than each have been eliminated by Jimmy Neesham.
Neesham was 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.
Neesham took two for 27, left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner took two for 23 whereas the economical Henry dismissed Mahmudullah, Bangladesh’s high scorer, for 27.
The second match within the three-match collection is in Christchurch on Tuesday.
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