Twitter Reactions: Martin Guptill and bowlers dismantle Bangladesh at the Hagley Oval
The Tigers were rusty in all the three departments.
Published - Feb 16, 2019 10:52 am | Updated - Feb 16, 2019 10:52 am
Martin Guptill got his form back in the opening ODI against Bangladesh and he replicated his performance even in the second encounter at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The right-hander scored his second consecutive century in the format and took his team to a thumping victory by eight wickets. Most importantly, the Black Caps took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Bangladesh batting capitulate
The Kiwis won the toss and elected to field first and their decision didn’t backfire as they restricted the Tigers to 226 in 49.4 overs. Trent Boult and Matt Henry accounted for Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal’s wicket inside the mandatory powerplay. Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim scored 22 and 24 runs respectively, but both batters couldn’t carry on and get a substantial knock under their belt.
Mohammad Mithun, after his fifty in the first match, showed resistance and churned out another decent knock of 57 runs from 69 balls with seven fours and one over-boundary. Mahmudullah couldn’t make an impact and fell prey to leg-spinner Todd Astle. A handy 65-ball 43 and a few useful contributions from the lower-order meant that the visiting team was able to put up a respectable score on the board.
Guptill comes to the party
Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls started the run-chase for the hosts on a clinical note. The duo added 45 runs for the opening wicket in 46 balls before left-arm speedster Mustafizur Rahman drew first blood, dismissing Nicholls, who could only manage 14 runs from 23 balls. Thereafter, Kane Williamson joined Guptill in the middle and the duo made sure that their team doesn’t suffer many hiccups.
Guptill was the more aggressive of the two and he brought up his half-century in 33 balls. The opener didn’t stop there and notched his ton in 76 balls. Mustafizur got him out after he scored 118 from 88 balls with 14 fours and four sixes, but by then, the game was all over bar the shouting. Even Kane accomplished a half-century and remained not out on 65. Ross Taylor chipped in with a 20-ball 21.
Here is how Twitter praised New Zealand
👏🏽👏🏽 There it is! Martin Guptill brings up his 16th ODI century equalling the number Nathan Astle scored in his career. This effort from Guptill off just 76 balls. Superb!#NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/ZPXC6Y4Gae
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 16, 2019
— Simon Doull (@Sdoull) February 15, 2019
Every team looks in great form untill they face Team India#NZvBAN
— Dharmesh (@Mumbaiikar) February 16, 2019
Second consecutive hundred and a second consecutive Man of the Match award
for Martin Guptill #NZvBAN
— Kohli (@VirattOfficial) February 16, 2019
@tjdittrich Martin Guptill was heroic today for New Zealand against Bangladesh. 16th ODI century. The Black Caps are looking strong heading into the ICC World Cup in May (hosted in England!)
— Chad Harris (@42graystreet) February 16, 2019
Martin Guptill is a minnow basher. Hence , proved. #BANvNZ
— Anish Mainali (@AnishMainali) February 16, 2019
@Martyguptill the hitman of NZ , scores his second consecutive odi hundred , century number #16 of his career and well gives Bangladesh a reality check who aspired to win their first series on kiwi soil! Congratulations Martin Guptill and @BLACKCAPS #NZvBAN #NzvsBan #BanvNz
— Dr Rikin Gogri 🇮🇳 (@dr_rikin) February 16, 2019
There is no one better than Martin Guptill, when he gets going on the cricketing field. Calm & composed, a smile on his face everytime and always eager to play the big shots. Amazing player! Back-to-back centuries. Take a bow. #NZvBAN
— Aayush Sharma (@AayuJourno) February 16, 2019
My Name is Martin Guptill I have a special set of skills, release my daughter now or I will come after you, I will find you and I will score hundreds against you. As long as you’re not India Paks England Australia anyone good basically and you need to be nothing todo with the IPL pic.twitter.com/t9xCElsmd0
— David Brent bets IPL (@DavidBrentIPL) February 16, 2019
Martin Guptill seems to be fond of weaker oppositions. Now again, he scores freely against Bangladesh after India gave him a torrid time.
— Kelum Wijesinghe (@KelumWijesinghe) February 16, 2019
Most ODI centuries for NZ
20 Ross Taylor
16 MARTIN GUPTILL
16 Nathan Astle
11 K Williamson
8 Stephen Fleming
— Merin Kumar ™ (@merin_kumar) February 16, 2019
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) February 16, 2019
NewZealand won the second one-dayer with great ease one of the easiest victory. And the hero of this victory is once again a Guptill. He constantly scored the second century in this series. Kiwis won series 2-0.Well played 👏👏. #NZvBAN #2ndODI
— Tanuj Singh (@TanujSi47701251) February 16, 2019
Weaker team big score that’s Martin Guptill
— MI4rmOz (@MI4rmOZ) February 16, 2019
Guptill wasn’t out of form against India. He got exposed against a good bowling attack. Now he’s scoring against a weak bowling attack that don’t have the skills to expose his weaknesses.
— Fair Dinkum Mate (@FairDinkumMate1) February 16, 2019