Bangladesh lost by 8 wickets to New Zealand on the second ODI and last hope for the series. New Zealand opener Martin Guptill scored another century and won the man of the match again.
Losing the toss Bangladesh had to bat first again. As opener Liton Das became a pickup to Trent Boult at 5 runs on the scoreboard. As Tamim Iqbal again failed for a big score and Matt Henry sent him back. The Soumya Sarker and Mushfiqur Rahim made 32 runs on the third wicket partnership.
Though scoring 22 runs from 23 balls with 3 fours, Soumya Sarker again failed to score bigger. In spite of Soumya Sarker’s wicket, Mushfiqur Rahim made 33 runs with Mohammad Mithun. Though scoring 24 runs from 36 balls with a couple of fours, Mushfiqur Rahim returns to the pavilion soon.
As Mahmudullah pack up early, Mohammad Mithun made 75 runs, with Sabbir Rahman, which actually made hope for the visitors. Scoring 57 runs from 69 balls with 7 fours and a six, Mohammad Mithun became a pick up to Todd Astle. Then Lockie Ferguson also picked up Sabbir Rahman scoring 43 runs from 65 balls with 7 fours.
Then Bangladeshi batsman ends in 226 runs for all-out on the Christchurch. Lockie Ferguson picked 3 wickets for 43 runs. Both Todd Astle and James Neesham got a couple of wickets. Each Matt Henry, Trent Boult, and Colin de Grandhomme got the rest as well.
New Zealand Inning
To the target of 227 runs New Zealand lost opener Henry Nichols for 14 runs at 45 runs of the scoreboard, Mustafizur Rahman made him a catch to Liton Das. Then Kiwi Captain Kane Williamson companied Martin Guptill for 134 runs. As Martin Guptill become another catch to Liton Das on Mustafizur Rahman’s delivery.
Martin Guptill made 16th ODI century and second on the series. His 118 runs inning decorated with 88 balls with 14 fours and 4 sixes. But Kane Williamson scored 65 runs from 86 balls with 3 fours. Ross Taylor again made 21 runs from 20 balls with 3 fours. New Zealand reached the target with 36. Over. The headline came out Bangladesh lost by 8 wickets to New Zealand and last hope for the series
Man of the match
There was a lot more flow and rhythm in that one, sort of left like where I was a few years ago. There was a bit of time spent in Napier, and it was a nicer wicket to bat on. Stats don’t really drive me, milestones are secondary. You only go out there to win the game for your team.
Therefore, Bangladesh lost by 8 wickets to New Zealand and last hope for the series. As Bangladesh have the last chance to return the series and avoid the whitewash on the Dunedin on the 19th of February.