NZ comprehensively dominated the visitors in the inaugural ODI match of the three-match series. Tom Latham won the toss and opted to bowl and the pacers precisely proved him correct as they bundled out Bangladesh for merely 132 runs. Trent Boult starred in the victory as he bagged four wickets for just 27 runs. Read more - 'Happy Birthday Beautiful Wife': Marnus Labuschagne pens down a lovely note for his wife
Trent Boult initiated the collapse by removing both Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar in the same over, thus triggering the collapse. Trent Boult took Seven balls to get rid of Tamim Iqbal, but to put it more precisely took six balls to stun him with a sharp-angled in delivery.
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In the absence of Tim Southee, Trent Boult commenced the bowling and the very first ball of the series was sheer beauty, verily full, curled in and shaped as an outswinger, just passing the edge. Following were betwixt Good and Short, propelling him to defend at the off side. The left-arm kiwi pacer kept it angled out yet tight for him until the first two overs.
The first delivery of his third over was pitch-perfect plumb. Boult made it a tad fuller, straight as a line, sharp-angled into the left-hander, Tamim settled his front foot across early and tried to swirl it only to miss it as the ball struck the pad plumb and square. The opener did not even bother to consider a Review. He scored 13 runs.
Trent Boult kept it on a good length and caused him to put the bat on every ball only to surprise him with a dazzling fuller honed inwards. Trent Boult was awarded man of the match for his fantastic performance.
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Trent Boult really did a number on Tamim Iqbal with this swing plan – some quality analysis from @grantelliottnz
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) March 19, 2021
Post-match he said, "Obviously nice to get over the line and start the series nicely. The boys bowled nicely to keep them to a decent total and nice to chase it with only a couple of wickets down. It is nice coming down here and playing one-day cricket, nice to have a good crowd in and they can now go enjoy their Saturday evening."
"I have been here a couple of times in the last few weeks, nice to bowl on and we have had some good results. We will look forward to next season when we come here. There were some nice words spoken, a special time when you get your first cap (for Conway, Young and Mitchell) and also for Tom (playing his 100th) and Henry (playing his 50th). I am sure it is a happy changing room," he added.
New Zealand won the first ODI by 8 wickets and they go 1-0 up in the three-match ODIs series. The second game will be played at Christchurch on Tuesday.