New Zealand pace-bowling spearhead Trent Boult, on Saturday, donated $500 to his hometown club Otumoetai Cadets following his match-winning performance against Bangladesh in the first ODI of the three-match series in Dunedin.
On a pitch that assisted sideways riot, New Zealand seamers-led by Trent Boult ran riot as they bundled out the hapless Bangladesh batting-unit for a mere 131 in 41.4 overs.
Batting first, Bangladesh were rocked early as Trent Boult knocked over their skipper Tamim Iqbal (13) and Soumya Sarkar (0) in just the fifth over of the innings.
Bangladesh could never recover from the early blows as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. James Neesham (2-27) and Mitchell Santner (2-23) ran through the middle-order before Boult returned to polish off the tail, eventually ending with figures of 4/27 in 8.5 overs.
Chasing 132 to win, the BlackCaps got off to a blazing start as Martin Guptill (38 off 19) and Henry Nicholls (49* off 53) racked up 54 runs in under six overs.
Devon Conway scored 27 while Nicholls ensured that he stayed unbeaten till the end as New Zealand polished off the target in just 21.2 over to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Boult was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for his match-winning 4/27 and New Zealand Cricket announced on Twitter that the he will be donating the prize money to his hometown club Otumoetai Cadets.
“Trent Boult is the @ANZ_NZ Player of the Match with his 4-27! Boult donated his $500 club donation care of ANZ to his home club Otumoetai Cadets #NZvBAN” the BLACKCAPS tweeted.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 20, 2021