2nd ODI, Christchurch, Feb 15 2019, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
(36.1/50 ov, target 227)229/2
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 83 balls remaining)
player of the match
Martin Guptill
New Zealand

Time for the presentation:

Guptill: There was a lot of flow and rhythm in that one. Time spent in the middle in Napier helped me.

Mashrafe: Yea, it was a tough day. We lost early wickets, our partnerships were 30-odd, they could have been 60 and the match might have been different. Our top order has to step up little bit, Mithun has been scoring well, Mustafizur bowled well today. Not too many positives coming out from these matches. We have to play as a group, we scored 220-230 but we need to score 270-280 then we can fight it out

Williamson: It was a really good performance; the guys are coming out and playing their roles. There was a little bit there for us with the overcast conditions and we did well to pick regular wickets. We learnt some harsh lessons against India as individuals. We've seen Nice performances in the last two matches, especially from Guptill in terms of taking the momentum from the previous game. Scoring back-t-back hundreds is freakish. It was nice to spend some time in the middle and I wanted to play straight and I wanted to assist his freedom.

Just to confirm: Williamson has been rested for the third ODI, Colin Munro will play in his place. Tom Latham will captain the side in that match in Dunedin. That's it from the second ODI then, from me, Vishal Dikshit, and Varun Shetty. Isam's report will be up soon and there's more action left in the day so do plan you Saturday accordingly: the SA-SL Test and PSL later on. Until then, goodbye and good luck!

5.57pm Taylor and Williamson come together to punch their gloves and then go on to shake hands with the Bangladesh team. Another comprehensive win for the hosts against Bangladesh, in very similar fashion as the first ODI. Bangladesh's batting is looking out of sorts against the accurate swing and pace bowling, their lower order (mainly Mithun) has saved them to cross a respectable 200 both times otherwise their batting hasn't clicked at all. And even while defending low totals, their bowling seems to lack that penetration or the threat a pace attack needs, especially in these conditions, to try and prepare for the World Cup. Bangladesh and New Zealand won't be playing more ODIs after this series until the global tournament in the summer. Not having Shakib for this series can't be the only reason for such a performance.

New Zealand will be feeling more confident about Guptill after the series loss against India. Guptill has two centuries in as many games and they must still be wondering whether Munro should open with him at the World Cup or Nicholls. Their lower order still hasn't been tested but having both Neesham and de Grandhomme in the squad bodes well for them.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, FOUR runs

low full toss outside off and he's caressed it into the covers boundary to make it 2-0 for New Zealand. The final delivery of the match sumps up Bangladesh's performance in the series

Th field comes up

end of over 367 runs
NZ: 225/2CRR: 6.25 RRR: 0.14 • Need 2 runs from 14 overs
Ross Taylor21 (20)
Kane Williamson61 (85)
Sabbir Rahman4-0-28-0
Mehidy Hasan Miraz7-0-38-0
Sabbir to Taylor, no run

flipper on the stumps, pushed towards cover point off the back foot

Sabbir to Taylor, FOUR runs

shorter this time and now he cuts it slightly squarer, right from the middle of the bat to beat backward point and collect four

Sabbir to Taylor, no run

uses harder hands this time by rocking on the back foot and cutting it, but straight to point

Sabbir to Williamson, 1 run

little more width outside off, drives it to deep cover easily

Sabbir to Taylor, 1 run

pretty full on off again, driven down to long-off easily

Sabbir to Williamson, 1 run

uses the turn of the full ball to drive it into the covers for one

Only nine more to go

end of over 352 runs
NZ: 218/2CRR: 6.22 RRR: 0.60 • Need 9 runs from 15 overs
Kane Williamson59 (83)
Ross Taylor16 (16)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz7-0-38-0
Sabbir Rahman3-0-21-0
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, 1 run

full on the stumps and he punches it down to long-on

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run

much fuller this time and it's pushed back again

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run

leans forward this time and blocks the ball soon after it bounces

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run

goes across again and punches the ball back to Mehidy

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run

covers the stumps and defends the ball to leg

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Taylor, 1 run

sliced off the back foot towards point region for one

Mehidy again