New Zealand v Bangladesh 2nd ODI

Published: 00:00, Feb 17,2019


New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill celebrates his hundred during their second ODI match against Bangladesh in Christchurch on Saturday. — AFP photo

Martin Guptill became the second batsman to hit consecutive hundreds in a bilateral one-day international series against Bangladesh when he smashed 118 off 88 balls in Christchurch on Saturday. West Indies’ Shai Hope was the first batsman to reach the feat, when he struck successive hundreds in the 2nd and 3rd ODI in December last year in Bangladesh.

Martin Guptill now has three ODI hundreds against Bangladesh, which is the highest for any Kiwi batsmen. He surpassed Ross Taylor, who has two ODI centuries against Bangladesh. Guptill reached this milestone in 10 outings with his first hundred against Bangladesh coming in the 2015 ICC World Cup in Hamilton.

Guptill hit 14 fours and four sixes in his 118-run innings on Saturday, scoring a total of 80 runs from boundaries to break the record of most runs scored from boundaries in a bilateral series between the two teams. He overtook the record of New Zealand’s former skipper Brendan McCullum, who made 72 runs from nine fours and six sixes in his swashbuckling 28-ball 80-run innings against the Tigers in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2007.

Ross Taylor has now played in 22 ODIs against Bangladesh, which is the most by any New Zealand player. Brendan McCullum previously held the record with 21 ODI appearances against Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim overall tops the list with 24 outings.

Mushfiqur Rahim played his 200th ODI for Bangladesh in Christchurch on Saturday. He became the second Bangladeshi to do so after skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza and the 79th player in international cricket to reach the milestone.
— New Age

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