New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening one-day international in Dunedin on Saturday. New Zealand chased down a mediocre target of 132 with more than 28 overs to spare.
WHO SAID WHAT?
Tom Latham: Absolutely lovely. It was a game full of debutants and a few milestones. The bowling group has been together for a while. We were clinical. From a bowling point of view, it was very clinical. When you win, it doesn’t matter how you win. We all know how dangerous Guptill can be when he bats like that. Another outstanding crowd here. Hoping for the same at Christchurch as well.
Tamim Iqbal: There were too many soft dismissals. We take a lot of pride in our batting which didn’t click. Hope we find out the mistakes and not repeat them next time. We had a few days of preparations. It is not new to us, we have been coming to New Zealand. We know what to expect and hoping to put up a better show. The first shot was lovely but I would have liked him (Mahedi) to continue. He bowled nicely as bowling in these conditions isn’t easy.
Trent Boult | Player of the Match: 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, 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.