Latham ton helps New Zealand to post 341

Latham ton helps New Zealand to post 341

Latham started slow but ended with more than run-a-ball strike rate. 137 runs from 121 balls is officially is career best now. Munro played an excellent supporting role and contributed 87 in a partnership of 158 runs with Latham.

Bangladesh bowling was pretty ordinary as Mustafizur, who joined back the team, after a long injury leave, could not do much today. He took 2 wickets but at the expense of 62 runs. Taskin and Shakib both was very expensive, though they got 5 wickets together. Shakib became the highest wicket taker of their innings when Munro fail to handle a wider delivery and deliver an easy catch to Taskin Ahmed. Mashrafe was very expensive too.

Without Latham, New Zealand might not have posted such a big total as all their first 4 wickets falls after moderate partnerships. Latham with Munro secured a partnership of 158 and made sure New Zealand scoring more than 300.

It might be a very tough total for Bangladesh. However, who knows! They have experience of chasing more than 300 in similar conditions.

Source: Cricinfo

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