Martin Guptill smashed six fours and two sixes during his stay at the crease © Getty Images (File Photo)
Martin Guptill smashed six fours and two sixes during his stay at the crease © Getty Images (File Photo)

Martin Guptill showed great patience and calm nerves when he brought up his 23rd One-Day International (ODI) half-century during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Pool A match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Friday. Guptill’s fifty came at a time when New Zealand lost two early wickets during their chase of the challenging 289-run target. Live Scorecard: Bangladesh vs New Zealand

Bangladesh finished on a score of 288 for the loss of seven wickets after 50 overs at the end of their innings against New Zealand. Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar were the stars of the Bangladeshi batting performance, scoring 128 and 51 respectively, while Corey Anderson was the pick among the New Zealand bowlers with figures of two for 43 from his quota of 10 overs. Live Updates: Bangladesh vs New Zealand

New Zealand earlier won the toss and skipper Brendon McCullum elected to bowl. There were changes in both sides, with New Zealand bringing Mitchell McClenaghan in for his first game in the tournament, coming in place of Adam Milne. Bangladesh, on the other hand, missed out on the services of regular captain Mashrafe Mortaza, with Shakib Al Hasan taking up the responsibility in his stead. Nasir Hossain filled up the void left by Mortaza, with Taijul Islam being the other player to be drafted into the playing eleven, coming in place of Arafat Sunny. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage