After blowing away Bangladesh in the first ODI in Dunedin, New Zealand can press forward to pick up the series win in Christchurch. It is the first men’s day-night match at the Hagley Oval, which has often presented a rock-hard pitch that has traditionally aided fast bowling and confident strokeplay.
New Zealand were superior to Bangladesh in almost every area in Dunedin. Trent Boult led a superb opening spell, with Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson and Jimmy Neesham providing timely breakthroughs throughout the innings.
The start provided by Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls thereafter shortened an already tiny chase.