result
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
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Guptill slams another century as New Zealand clinch series

Bowlers, led by Lockie Ferguson, set up the eight-wicket win by shooting Bangladesh out for 226

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh226/10(49.4 overs)
New Zealand229/2(36.1 overs)

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.

36.1
4
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 from 14 overs
Ross Taylor21 (20)
Kane Williamson61 (85)
Sabbir Rahman4-0-28-0
Mehidy Hasan Miraz7-0-38-0
35.6
Sabbir to Taylor, no run

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

35.5
4
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

35.4
Sabbir to Taylor, no run

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

35.3
1
Sabbir to Williamson, 1 run

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

35.2
1
Sabbir to Taylor, 1 run

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

35.1
1
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 from 15 overs
Kane Williamson59 (83)
Ross Taylor16 (16)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz7-0-38-0
Sabbir Rahman3-0-21-0
34.6
1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, 1 run

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

34.5
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run

much fuller this time and it's pushed back again

34.4
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run

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

34.3
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run

goes across again and punches the ball back to Mehidy

34.2
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Williamson, no run

covers the stumps and defends the ball to leg

34.1
1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Taylor, 1 run

sliced off the back foot towards point region for one

Mehidy again

end of over 344 runs
NZ: 216/2CRR: 6.35 RRR: 0.69 • Need 11 from 16 overs
Kane Williamson58 (78)
Ross Taylor15 (15)
Sabbir Rahman3-0-21-0
Mustafizur Rahman9-0-42-2

Jez: "These two squashings haven't really helped sort out New Zealand's selection conundrums, the middle and lower order batting hasn't been tested at all. Will we see wholesale changes in game three? Will NZ look to bat first no matter what?"

33.6
Sabbir to Williamson, no run

goes deep in the crease again and this time cuts it straight to backward point

33.5
Sabbir to Williamson, no run

goes back in the crease and punches it to cover

33.4
1
Sabbir to Taylor, 1 run

goes on the back foot and whips the ball to midwicket, the fielder gets hand but they get a single

33.3
1
Sabbir to Williamson, 1 run

little short and pushed down to long-on again

33.2
1
Sabbir to Taylor, 1 run

turning away and he swipes his bat for a single to sweeper cover

33.1
1
Sabbir to Williamson, 1 run

flighted full toss on middle, pushed down gently to long-on

Just 15 more for New Zealand to make it 2-0

TW: "NZ need to stick with Nicholls, Munro has been given more than a fair chance and has proven ordinary at best against quality attacks, if the slog sweep fails there is not much else in his arsenal.."

end of over 338 runs
NZ: 212/2CRR: 6.42 RRR: 0.88 • Need 15 from 17 overs
Ross Taylor13 (13)
Kane Williamson56 (74)
Mustafizur Rahman9-0-42-2
Sabbir Rahman2-0-17-0
32.6
Mustafizur to Taylor, no run

he goes on his toes on the back foot to bunt the short ball to point

Over the wicket for the final ball

Matt: "This might be a good confidence booster for the blackcaps, but it's India they'll have to beat to win a world cup and the top order never looked good against their accuracy and pace."

Best performances - batsmen
Martin Guptill portrait
MJ Guptill
118 runs (88)
14 fours
4 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
cover drive
31 runs
5 fours
0 six
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Kane Williamson portrait
KS Williamson
65 runs (86)
3 fours
0 six
Control95%
Productive shot
cover drive
18 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Lockie Ferguson portrait
LH Ferguson
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10
M
0
R
43
W
3
ECO
4.3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Jimmy Neesham portrait
JDS Neesham
O
5.4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
3.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh tour of New Zealand
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 4094
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days16 February 2019 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Marais Erasmus
New Zealand Image
Shaun Haig
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Wayne Knights
Match Referee
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Steve Bernard