20 Mar 2021: A look at Trent Boult's ODI career in numbers
New Zealand's ace pacer Trent Boult handed his side a terrific victory against Bangladesh in the first ODI of the three-match series on Saturday.
Boult was at his usual best, exploiting the conditions to perfection.
The premier left-arm pacer claimed four wickets as Bangladesh folded for 131.
In reply, New Zealand won by eight wickets.
Here we present Boult's ODI career in numbers.
Boult: Boult wrecks havoc with figures of 4/27
Boult got two early wickets in the form of Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar to leave Bangladesh reeling at 19/2.
His straight ball that angled into Tamim hit the latter's pads to be adjudged lbw.
Two deliveries later, he got Sarkar with a short ball.
He came back later to get the last two Bangladesh wickets with a cutter and the knuckle ball.
Fact: Boult registers this unique record
As per Opta, Boult's figures of 4/27 for the Blackcaps on Saturday against Bangladesh marked his third haul of 4+ wickets in the format at University Oval; no other player has achieved the feat more than once at the Dunedin venue.
ODIs: Boult has claimed 168 career ODI scalps at 24.85
Boult has racked up 168 wickets in 91 ODI matches at an average of 24.85.
He is the seventh-highest wicket-taker for New Zealand in ODIs.
He has now taken eight four-wicket hauls, besides having five fifers as well with a best of 7/34.
Out of his 168 scalps, 115 have come at home.
He averages 20.92 with all of his five-wicket hauls coming here.
Fact: Boult's record versus Bangladesh
In nine matches against the Tigers, Boult has 17 wickets to his name at 21.76. His 4/27 is now his best performance against Bangladesh in ODIs. This was his maiden four-wicket haul against Bangladesh. Notably, 14 out of the 17 scalps have come at home.