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New Zealand reaches 335-5 in 2nd one-dayer

New Zealand reaches 335-5 in 2nd one-dayer

Jamie How, Peter Fulton and Jacob Oram made half centuries as New Zealand reached 335 for five batting first in the second of three limited-overs cricket matches against Bangladesh on Friday.
How made 74 in partnerships of 82 with Brendon McCullum (35) for the first wicket and 64 with Fulton for the second, which set up New Zealand for an imposing total after it had won the toss at McLean Park.
Fulton carried on to reach 83, adding 62 with Scott Styris (41) for the third wicket. How top-scored with 89 in the first international on Wednesday won by New Zealand by six wickets in Auckland.
The pitch was dry and hard, perfect for batting, and Daniel Vettori was able to take full advantage of the conditions when he won his fifth straight toss since taking over from Stephen Fleming as New Zealand's one-day captain.
McCullum and How made a steady, composed start, working singles and twos and raising New Zealand's 50 in the 11th over.
How had an early reprieve when a confident appeal for caught behind was turned down and capitalized by reaching his half century from 55 balls with nine fours. He played a variety of shots, particularly some powerful drives assisted by a pitch which allowed confident front foot stroke play.
McCullum was run out when New Zealand was 82 and Bangladesh briefly restricted New Zealand's scoring as Fulton, searching for his timing after an injury layoff, scratched for early runs. The tall right-hander was eventually able to settle down and, as he found the pace of the pitch, he began to score more freely.
How fell lbw to Abdur Razzak, giving some solace to the spinner who took two wickets but conceded 75 runs from his 10 overs. The opener faced 77 balls and hit 12 boundaries.
Fulton went on to reach the innings' top score, lacing his innings with five fours and a six from 93 balls.
Styris' supportive innings kept up the run rate and allowed New Zealand to fully attack the Bangladesh bowlers in the last 10 overs. Oram, who dashed to his half century from only 29 balls with four fours and four sixes, was out to the last ball of the innings.


Updated : 2020-12-02 08:26 GMT+08:00