Cricket

Guptill gutted by ton going in vain

2016-12-05 13:31
Martin Guptill (Gallo Images)

Wellington - New Zealand opener Martin Guptill's century in the first ODI against Australia went in vain on Sunday, and he lamented his side's poor effort in the field.

Guptill's 2016 has not been the best, so a century was very welcome, but his team-mates did not support him as more than one catch was dropped.

This left the Kiwis needing 326 runs to win, and while Guptill cracked on, no-one else contributed a meaningful score as they lost by 68 runs.

The opener said afterwards: "We probably didn't bowl as well as we could have in the middle stages and at the end. It is a bit disappointing.

"We know we're better than that. We're going do our best in a couple of days if we have them in that situation again to really put the foot down."

The second ODI will be played in Canberra on Tuesday.

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