Trent Boult’s 4-for and two wickets apiece from Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner propelled Tom Latham-led New Zealand to a big win over Tamim Iqbal-led Bangladesh in the first ODI of the three-match ODI series on Saturday (March 20). The second and penultimate match will now take place at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Tuesday (March 23).
Boult’s bowling was enough for the Kiwis to not miss their regular captain Kane Williamson, out due to injury, as Bangladesh was bundled out for 131 all-out in 41.5 overs with only Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah crossing the 20-run mark for the visitors.
In reply, Latham & Co. closed the contest in only 21.2 overs with Henry Nicholls (49*), Martin Guptill and Devon Conway’s contributions to take the home side past the finish line with 8 wickets in hand.
squads for the New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI?
New Zealand: Tom Latham (Captain/WK), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Will Young, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Tim Southee
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Naim, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand 275/5 (48.2 ov)
Bangladesh 271/6 (50 ov)
Result – New Zealand won by 5 wickets.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh 271/6 (Tamim Iqbal 78, Mohammad Mithun 73*; Mitchell Santner 2/51); New Zealand 275/5 (Tom Latham 110*, Devon Conway 72; Mahedi Hasan 2/42).
Neesham and Latham’s 73-run partnership came to an end after Rahman dismissed the former. However, it proved to be a bit late for Bangladesh to make a comeback in the game as Latham, who completed his century, took his team over the line in the 49th over.
After being asked to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a poor start with Liton Das being dismissed for a duck by Matt Henry in just the second over of the innings. Opener Tamim Iqbal was then joined by Soumya Sarkar on the field.
Both provided their side with a good start after an early blow and took the team over the 50-run mark in the 15th over. Mitchell Santner broke the partnership in the 21st over, removing Sarkar (32). Mushfiqur Rahim then came out in the middle but Bangladesh suffered a major blow after Iqbal (78) got run out, bringing Mohammad Mithun to the field.
Santner then picked his second wicket of the day when he dismissed Rahim (34). While Bangladesh kept losing wickets, Mithun continued to play brilliantly and helped his side post a respectable total of 271 with the help of his unbeaten 73-run knock.
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