1st ODI (D/N), Napier, Feb 13 2019, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
(44.3/50 ov)233/2
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
player of the match
Martin Guptill
New Zealand

9:45pm And that is all from our coverage. Have a good night!

Kane Williamson: Very good performance. The bowlers set the tone first up and we continued. They batted a long way down and made life difficult. Then Martin with the hundred and good contributions from the rest. We were good in the field, hope we back that up. [Starting a new series] is just going back to basics and today was a good example of that.

Mashrafe Mortaza: Struggled with the bat, lost too many wickets at the start. Can't make excuses. We need [at least] a week to get used to the conditions, but I don't want to give excuses. Need to work on our batting.

Martin Guptill: Good to see the guys restrict Bangladesh. It is nice to see the boys home. Time off [coz of back injury] helps - sometimes yes, sometimes no. Happy to get some runs.

Martin Guptill is Man of the Match.

9:30pm A win and a chance to be back in bed at a reasonable hour at last. New Zealand ticked most boxes today, most importantly runs from their openers. They were both in it. Nicholls using the relative non-pressure of a slender chase to get himself a half-century in what is still a new role for him. And Guptill finally getting past the teens to notch up a hundred AND finish the innings with it. Williamson's cheap dismissal possibly the only worry for New Zealand today, who also got in good game time for all players involved. Solid from the home team. Bangladesh had to deal with what a lot of subcontinental sides face when they don't get practice games ahead of overseas tours. A bit of T20 hangover too, perhaps, coming in straight from the BPL. Couldn't deal with the swinging ball, couldn't do a lot when the ball stopped swinging either. Some injudicious shots today from their batsmen and they were only in this vaguely.

Mortaza to Guptill, 1 run

that's 1-0 to New Zealand. Length ball angled in at leg stump, stays big on it and punches into the leg side off the back foot

Arsalan: "@Blake : it's 8007 "

Mortaza to Guptill, SIX runs

he will not play nice! Full on middle stump, allows it to skid on and uses the angle to almost check-punch this in the end. A pick up over the midwicket boundary with a subdued follow through

elwarko: "Guppy, get a single and play nice."

Mortaza to Guptill, no run

length on off stump, punched to extra cover on the up

end of over 448 runs
NZ: 226/2CRR: 5.13 • RRR: 1.17 • Need 7 runs from 36b
Ross Taylor45 (49)
Martin Guptill110 (113)
Soumya Sarkar1-0-8-0
Mashrafe Mortaza8-0-26-0
Soumya to Taylor, no run

length on off stump, defended into the off side

Soumya to Taylor, 2 runs

length outside off, chopped to sweeper's left

Soumya to Taylor, no run

length on middle stump, flicked to midwicket

Blake: "Eager to see if Ross can chase down Fleming's 8037 this series. With his current form i wouldn't bet against it"

Soumya to Taylor, FOUR runs

length on the pads, leans into it and tickles it fine

Bob: "Bangladesh really needed the likes of sabbir and Souyma to step up with the bat here but once again they have disappointed a quick 30 isn't good enough, gotta keep your head and bat long, especially if your big guns happen not to fire, needed at least 270+ to be competitive today, probably even more "

Soumya to Guptill, 1 run

full on middle stump, driven to long-on

Soumya to Guptill, no run

length on leg stump, nudged to midwicket

Soumya to Guptill, 1 wide

length ball pushed down leg side, can't get bat on it

end of over 432 runs
NZ: 218/2CRR: 5.06 • RRR: 2.14 • Need 15 runs from 42b
Ross Taylor39 (45)
Martin Guptill109 (111)
Mashrafe Mortaza8-0-26-0
Mustafizur Rahman8-0-36-0
Mortaza to Taylor, no run

short of a length outside off, chopped straight to point

Mortaza to Taylor, no run

length at off stump, defended to extra cover

Mortaza to Guptill, 1 leg bye

length on leg stump, looks to flick, gets it off the thigh into the square leg region

Mortaza to Guptill, no run

slower ball at a length outside off, mistimed punch on the up. Off the under-edge

Mortaza to Guptill, no run

length outside off, punched back to the bowler

Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run

overpitched outside off, driven firmly to cover's right. He dives and gets a hand on it, but can only parry it to his right