Martin Guptill raises his bat and acknowledges his half-century from the home crowd

The local boy: Martin Guptill loves batting at Eden Park. The Auckland-born opener has a penchant for plundering boundaries at the worst of times but within the postage-stamp confines of this venue he can be devastating.
Guptill averages 66.81 here and the big-hitting right-hander quickly set about matching that standard, hurrying the Black Caps' run-rate along in the early stage of the innings as he entertained the Auckland crowd on the city's Anniversary Day public holiday. He was dropped on 15 by stand-in 'keeper Handscomb and kicked on to make an important 61.

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