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A career high 137 by opener Tom Latham set New Zealand up for a comprehensive 77-run win over Bangladesh in their first one-day international at Hagley Oval here on Monday.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, the hosts rode on opener Tom Latham’s superb 137 and all-rounder Colin Munro’s quickfire 87 to post a stiff 341 in their 50 overs.

In reply, Bangladesh could only blame their poor shot selection and execution to be bowled out for 264 in 44.5 overs, on a batting-friendly pitch.

The second game of the three-match series is in Nelson on Thursday.

 

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