After Martin Guptill crashed 38 runs from 19 balls with three fours and 4 sixes on the prime of the order, New Zealand had been all the time on the right track to win loads of overs to spare.
Henry Nicholls made an unbeaten 49 in his 50th ODI to steer New Zealand to victory within the 22nd over, combining in a 65-run partnership for the second wicket with Devon Conway (27).
New Zealand received the toss and despatched in Bangladesh in cool and overcast circumstances. When Trent Boult produced a late out-swinger with the primary ball of the match which stunned and beat Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal, it was clear the vacationers had been in for a tricky day.
“It was good to recover from the road and begin the sequence with a win,” Boult stated. “We stored them to an honest complete and it was good to chase it down with solely a few wickets down.”
Swing was short-lived however Bangladesh struggled to attain freely on a pitch which was sluggish and holding and in opposition to a New Zealand assault which produced containing traces and lengths.
Bowling into the batsmen and pitching wanting a size, the New Zealand bowlers — particularly Boult who took 4-27 — minimize down scoring choices each sq. of the wicket and down the bottom.
Bangladesh struggled to 33-2 after 10 overs and posted their 50, with three wickets down, within the 16th over.
Because of Guptill, New Zealand’s 50 got here and not using a wicket down and in solely 5 overs, they usually reached 100 within the 16th over.
Bangladesh had misplaced all 28 of its earlier ODIs in opposition to New Zealand in New Zealand, primarily due to the discomfort of their batsmen in circumstances which favor the bowlers and the issues its bowlers have had in adapting to these circumstances.
The vacationers felt they’d an opportunity to interrupt that dropping streak on Saturday as a result of New Zealand was with out senior batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor and main bowler Tim Southee. Tom Latham captained New Zealand in his 100th ODI.
Bangladesh in flip had been with out the fulcrum of its batting lineup. Shakib Al Hasan was left at residence on paternity go away, however coming into this sequence in kind after a 3-Zero residence sequence victory over the West Indies, the vacationers felt assured.
Aside from Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim made 23 from 49 balls and Liton Das made 19 from 36.
Boult struck at each ends of the innings, eradicating Tamim (13) and Soumya Sarkar (0) inside three balls within the fifth over, then taking a catch to dismiss Das. He returned to seize the final two wickets to fall.
Jimmy Neesham dismissed Das and Mushfiqur, then had a hand (actually) in dismissing Mohammad Mithun, by deflecting Mahmudullah’s straight drive onto the stumps on the non-striker’s finish after Mithun had left his floor.
Mahedi Hasan, on debut, hit a six for his first runs in ODIs and appeared decided to elevate the scoring fee however he fell to left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner for 14.
“There have been loads of mushy dismissals,” Bangladesh captain Tamim stated. “Little question they bowled extraordinarily properly however we performed some free photographs and we’ve got ourselves in charge.”