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
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
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
"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.