New Zealand captain Kane Williamson lauded the Black Caps for another ruthless performance after sealing a one-day international series win over Bangladesh.

The Black Caps took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series after an eight-wicket victory in Christchurch on Saturday.

Martin Guptill (118) and Williamson (65 not out) saw the hosts easily past their target of 227 with 83 balls to spare.

The display pleased Williamson, who praised his bowlers for taking advantage of favourable early conditions.

"Another clinical performance from us, which is sort of what we're wanting, what we're asking," he told Sky Sport.

"Guys are coming out and playing their roles.

"I thought the lads in the first half with the ball in hand were outstanding. There was a little bit there for us with the overcast conditions and we did get a bit out of the surface, which was nice, and we were able to take those regular wickets which is important."

Guptill's century was his 16th in ODIs, moving level with Nathan Astle and second only to Ross Taylor (20) for most for his nation.

The opener, who also scored a ton in the series opener, said his focus was on contributing for the Black Caps.

"You always go out there and do your best for the team first," Guptill told Sky Sport.

"Those sort of milestones come as a byproduct of that."

The final match of the ODI series is in Dunedin on Wednesday.

Martin Guptill led New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh to seal a one-day international series victory on Saturday.

Guptill (118) helped the Black Caps reach their target of 227 comfortably at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Kane Williamson made an unbeaten 65 as New Zealand won the second ODI to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series, getting to their target in the 37th over.

Bangladesh earlier struggled in cloudy conditions, fighting to 226 all out after being reduced to 93-5 despite some poor fielding by the hosts.

The Black Caps opted to bowl in rainy conditions and Trent Boult (1-49) struck early, removing Liton Das (1).

A brief rain delay in the fifth over slowed New Zealand down, but the tourists were quickly in massive trouble, Matt Henry (1-30) trapping Tamim Iqbal (5) lbw.

But the hosts endured some difficulties in the field, dropping several catches, including Ross Taylor putting down Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun.

Taylor did hold onto a chance from Soumya Sarkar (22) off the wayward Colin de Grandhomme (1-25), while Mushfiqur (24) and Mahmudullah (7) fell relatively cheaply.

The drop off Mithun did hurt the Black Caps as he made 57 having been put down on five, although he suffered a hamstring injury during his innings.

Sabbir Rahman (43) and Mithun combined for a 75-run partnership that helped Bangladesh steady, but their total never looked enough, particularly after Guptill made another flying start.

Coming off an unbeaten century in Napier, Guptill helped the Black Caps make a good start alongside Henry Nicholls (14).

Guptill and Williamson then put on 143 for the second wicket, ensuring New Zealand's victory was never in doubt.

The hard-hitting opener notched his 16th ODI century – the equal second most for the Black Caps – before falling to Mustafizur Rahman (2-42), the hosts sealing a series win before the final match in Dunedin on Wednesday.

Martin Guptill's unbeaten century led New Zealand to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first match of the one-day international series.

The hosts dominated in Napier as Bangladesh failed to bat for the full 50 overs and were bowled out for 232, which represented a recovery after they had slumped to 42-4.

With Trent Boult (3-40) and Mitchell Santner (3-45) having done the damage with the ball, Guptill took the lead with the bat as he finished 117 not out off 116 deliveries to account for more than half of his team's total.

Bangladesh will look to level the three-match series when the two meet again in Christchurch on Friday.

It was evident the tourists were set for a struggle when Tamim Iqbal (5) fell to a deceptive Boult outswinger in the second over.

That set the tone for the opening overs as Liton Das (1) and Mushfiqur Rahim (5) went cheaply, while Soumya Sarkar's promising start was halted when Matt Henry had him caught and bowled for 30.

The most significant contribution came from Mohammad Mithun, whose 62 helped Bangladesh reach a moderately competitive total that was also boosted by Mohammad Saifuddin's 41.

However, it was a target the Black Caps had no trouble in chasing down and they had three figures on the board before Mehidy Hasan bowled Henry Nicholls (53) for Bangladesh's first breakthrough.

It did little to stifle New Zealand's progress and captain Kane Williamson (11) was the only other wicket to fall, with Guptill and Ross Taylor (45 not out) the men to see the Black Caps home.

Guptill – who chalked up his 15th ODI century – hit a huge six down the ground to level the scores and the single that followed confirmed victory with 33 balls to spare.

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill is set to return for the Black Caps' one-day international series against Bangladesh.

Guptill is in the squad for the three-game ODI series, pending a fitness test on Sunday, the Black Caps announced on Saturday.

The 32-year-old batsman was ruled out of the Twenty20 series against India with an aggravated disc in his lower back but Guptill is in line to return in Napier on Wednesday.

Guptill will partner Henry Nicholls atop the order if passed fit, while Colin Munro will replace captain Kane Williamson in the third game as the New Zealand skipper takes a pre-planned rest.

"It's an exciting time for the players and coaches alike as we look to sign-off our home summer of white-ball cricket," said New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen.

"Undoubtedly the World Cup is looming large, but we're very much focused on the series ahead and the type of cricket we want to play.

"We're delighted to have Martin back on the park for this series; he's a world-class player and an integral part of our one-day side.

"He and Henry did a good job opening up in Hamilton against India and they're a combination we want to see some more of in this series, before Colin returns to the top for the third game with Kane resting."

 

New Zealand ODI squad: Kane Williamson (c) (Games one and two), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro (Game three), Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee.

Martin Guptill has been ruled out of New Zealand's Twenty20 international series against India due to a back injury.

The opener failed a fitness test in Wellington on Monday, so all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has been brought into the squad.

New Zealand are hoping Guptill recovers in time for a one-day international series against Bangladesh, which starts a week on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately, Martin hasn't recovered in time for this T20 series - which is very condensed with three games over five days," said Black Caps coach Gary Stead.

"It's a shame as he's obviously a big part of our white-ball sides, but we've got to look at the big picture and ensure he gets the injury right.

"It's great to have Jimmy coming into the side after some encouraging ODI performances."

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Martin Guptill scored a century and James Neesham starred with bat and ball as New Zealand sealed a comfortable 45-run win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI at Mount Maunganui.

Black Caps opener Guptill – who missed the limited-overs matches against Pakistan in October and November with a calf injury – smashed 138 for his 14th ODI hundred, before Neesham's incredible unbeaten 47 off just 13 deliveries led the hosts to 371-7 in their innings.

Niroshan Dickwella (76) and Danushka Gunathilaka's (43) 119-run partnership for the first wicket had Sri Lanka in a strong position at 119-0 in the 18th over, but Neesham (3-38) dismissed them in successive sets of six to change the complexion of the match.

Kusal Perera plundered a brilliant 102 off 86 balls to keep the tourists' hopes alive but, when he fell to Trent Boult (2-65) with fewer than five overs remaining, Sri Lanka's chances of snatching victory ended.

After Colin Munro (13) sent a leading edge off Lasith Malinga (2-78) for just 13, Guptill soon found his groove and claimed a trio of fours from the same Nuwan Pradeep (2-78) over, the exemplary timing displayed by him and captain Kane Williamson (76) proving key to a 163-run union.

Williamson got a fifty on his home ground with an intelligent flick before sending an inside edge from Pradeep onto his stumps as the second-wicket stand ended just 17 short of New Zealand's record, but Guptill was unperturbed and had his ton with a cover drive to the ropes.

Guptill's time was up when he sent Thisara Perera (2-80) to point, but Ross Taylor (54) kept the Black Caps ticking along, with three fours off Malinga helping him secure his 44th ODI fifty.

Debutant Tim Seifert was involved in a mix-up that saw Henry Nicholls (15) run out before falling to Malinga for 11, but Neesham gave the hosts a timely boost in stunning fashion with five maximums from a Thisara over that went for 34 runs.

Neesham ended New Zealand's innings with another six and he halted Sri Lanka's strong start when Gunathilaka sent him back to Seifert.

A misjudged drive made Dickwella the next to fall to Neesham, but Kusal did his best to keep the tourists in the hunt for an unlikely win.

However, after 13 fours and one maximum, a top-edge off Boult spelled the end for Kusal as New Zealand claimed a third straight win of the tour after back-to-back Test triumphs.

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