Martin Guptill celebrates 100 runs during the second one-day international  cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh. Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP
Martin Guptill celebrates 100 runs during the second one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh. Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP

Christchurch: A rejuvenated Martin Guptill wound back the clock with his second century in as many games as a clinical New Zealand clinched their one-day series against Bangladesh in Christchurch Saturday. The long-serving opener, who had a disappointing recent series against India, rated his 118 as a more satisfying knock than the unbeaten 117 when he returned to form in the first match against Bangladesh.

Guptill cut, drove and pulled the Bangladesh attack apart as New Zealand cruised to victory and went 2-0 up in the three-match series. With the World Cup looming, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was pleased to see his side had taken lessons from the 4-1 drubbing inflicted by India. “It was what we were wanting,” he said.

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