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Bangladesh v New Zealand
Antigua, 2 April 2007

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Javed Omar plays his first game since Bangladesh's World Cup warm-up win over New Zealand on 6 March

Bangladesh lose the toss, bat and see the recalled Javed Omar fail to score off Michael Mason's opening over

Mason feels the pain in his calf shortly before leaving the action

Sadly for the Kiwis, Mason's involvement ends in the third over when he limps off the field with a calf strain

Bangladesh fans celebrate a boundary

Tigers fans, some of them Indian, have plenty to cheer as the openers entertain them with a 50 partnership

Oram celebrates the first wicket

The pair put on 55 before Tamim Iqbal is stumped off the bowling of Jacob Oram by Brendon McCullum for 29

Oram enjoys his second wicket

He also proves too much for Omar who follows his partner back to the dressing room shortly after

Scott Styris exchanges words with wicket-keeper McCullum after his wicket

The underdogs enjoy another flurry of runs before Aftab Ahmed is tempted into the hands of long-on by Scott Styris

Bashar shows his disappointment at being run out

Bangladesh find themselves on 122-4 when captain Habibul Bashar finds himself run out after good fielding by Oram

Saqibul Hasan loses his bails in spectacular fashion

Saqibul Hasan reaches 25 before coming up against the returning Shane Bond who clean bowls him in the 36th over

Mohammad Rafique leaves the field as Bangladesh's top-scoring batsman

Aside from Mohammad Rafique's 30 not out, New Zealand run into little resistance as they skittle their opponents for 174

New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming brings up his 50 in the 19th over

In reply, Stephen Fleming overcomes the loss of opening partner Peter Fulton to record his third 50 of the tournament

Fleming salutes the fans after another fine performance

New Zealand complete a nine-wicket win as Fleming records a century during his 134-run partnership with Hamish Marshall


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