Bangladesh could not fight


New Zealand started with a flying win in the first innings of Guptill
Sports: Openers Martin Guptill hit an unbeaten century in the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh, hosted by New Zealand. Tigers lost New Zealand by 8 wickets in the first match of the series yesterday. This series went on to win the series 1-0 by New Zealand. Batting first, Bangladesh were all-out for the loss of 232 runs in 48.5 overs. In reply, Guptill scored an unbeaten 117, with 33 balls remaining, New Zealand won the match. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza chose batting first in the match held in Napier. New Zealand’s opening pair of pace bowler Matt Henry and Trent Boult put pressure on top-order of Bangladesh after being bowled. In the 42nd over, Tamim Iqbal-Liton Das of Bangladesh, Namrata Soumya Sarkar at number three and Mushfiqur Rahim dropped to number four, Henry and Bolt farewell. Bolt was caught behind by Tamim-Mushfiq after 5 runs. Henry was dismissed by Liton 1 and Soumya 30 runs. Soumya started his innings with 5 fours and 1 sixes in his knock. But after the good start, he has to stop quickly. After Mahmudullah Riyad and Sabbir Rahman returned to 13, Bangladesh lost six wickets before being 100 runs. But Mohammed Mithun kept one end in the middle. Mithun added 29 runs with Riyad and 23 runs with Sabbir. Namita Mehdi Hasan Miraz was also doing good numbers at eight numbers, Mithun was doing good company. But Miraz could not go far more with Gemini. They added just 37 runs in the partnership. In the meantime, Miraj had 26 runs in 27 balls, while Miraj had After Sabbir, New Zealand spinner Mitchell Sanntner gave away the Mirage. Bangladesh lost to 150 runs in the 131-run seventh-batsman as the seventh batsmen came back after scoring 150 runs. In this situation, trying to understand the situation by keeping the head cold, Mithun tried to play down the number nine and Mohammad Saifuddin. The top-ranked batsman could not make Mithun-Saifuddin try to build a strong partnership. Bangladesh’s collections have exceeded 200 runs in their splendid pair. Tigers reached 209 for 7 in the end of 44 overs. After that, Mithun and Saifuddin were set on the wicket. Gemini, who scored 58 runs in 84 balls with the third half-century in ODIs, Saifuddin’s score was 36 for 54 As a result, Bangladesh were looking forward to seeing their scores in the last six overs and picking up two wickets. But New Zealand’s spinner Santanar left Saifuddin for the fifth time in the 45th over. Saif, who played a responsible innings of 41 runs in 3 fours, played the innings. Saeed added 84 runs in 95 balls with the help of eight runs in the eighth wicket. In between, Gemini (33) and Saif (41) scored 41 runs. After the departure of Saif by 215 runs in the team, Gemini could not move Bangladesh far enough. Bangladesh’s total of 7 balls left for Bangladesh by 232 runs Batting at number five, Mithun scored the highest score of 90 in 5 fours. Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was unbeaten on 9, but Mustafizur Rahman was run out as the last batsman. His innings ends in Bangladesh’s innings New Zealand’s Bolt-Santander took 3 wickets. New Zealand made a flying target of 233 runs to win New Zealand New Zealand’s two openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls were against the bowlers in Bangladesh. In the first Power Play, they added 42 runs without any wicket. But they did not get too much speed to reach the score of hundred. Guptill-Nicholas batting firmly in the 21st over reached New Zealand in the 100th over. However, Guptill-Nicholas could have been dismissed by 85 runs. Nicholas survived the catch in the third over of the 19th over by spinner Miraz for Bangladesh. He took his seventh Half-Century one-day career to life. Nicholas was bowled in the delivery of Miraz after Half-Century. He scored 53 off 80 balls with 5 fours. In the opening pair, Guptill added 103 runs off 135 balls with Nicholas. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson failed to play the big innings after the wicket. He scored 11 runs before being caught by Bangladesh’s bowling spearhead Mahmudullah. Bangladesh has trapped the Kiwi captain with legfifery after review. Bangladesh had dreamed of returning to match by lifting Williamson to 137 runs. But Guptill and Ross Taylor did not get it. New Zealand won the third wicket with a 96-run partnership that ensured New Zealand’s win. Guptill was unbeaten on 117 not out in the 15th over of the ODI career. In his innings there were 8 fours and 4 sixes. On the other hand, Taylor scored an unbeaten 45 off 49 balls with six boundaries. Miraj-Mahmudullah Bangladesh took 1 wicket each. New Zealand’s Guptill has been the best player of the match The second ODI in Christchurch will be played on February 16.


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