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Last Updated:  Wednesday, 26 February, 2003, 07:51 GMT

NZ v Bangladesh: over by over

Result: New Zealand 198-3 (33.3 overs) beat Bangladesh 198-7 (50 overs) by seven wickets

New Zealand race to a comfortable win over Bangladesh, Craig McMillan scoring 75 before Chris Cairns and Scott Styris see the Kiwis home in spectacular style.

Earlier, Bangladesh bat out 50 overs for the first time in the World Cup, helped by a half-century from Mohammad Ashraful, while Kiwi bowlers Jacob Oram and Shane Bond grabbed three wickets apiece.

34th over: Styris hits the winning runs off Bangladesh batting hero Ashraful for a comprehensive victory.

33rd over: Cairns backs away and lofts a drive over extra cover for four before Styris smashes another Manjural delivery over mid wicket and beyond the rope.

32nd over: Kapali returns to the bowling attack, but it is an unhappy experience. Cairns lofts a flighted delivery over the bowler's head, clearing the stand.

31st over: Mahmud works hard to restrict New Zealand to six runs from the over. He finishes with figures of three for 46.

30th over: All-rounder Chris Cairns seals a four with a brilliant shot wide of mid on.

29th over: Styris grab a single to bring New Zealand up to 150 in 172 balls

28th over: Disappointment for McMillan, who is bowled by Mahmud for the Bangladesh captain's third wicket. New Zealand: 138-3

26th over: McMillan is in punishing mode, smashing another ball over midwicket for a boundary.

25th over: Another six from McMillan as New Zealand reach the halfway point in their innings.

24th over: Sanwar Hossain to McMillan gets his first six, half volleying Sanwar Hossain hard and high past long on.

22nd over: Five off the over as the Kiwis speedily march forward to their total, with Scott Styris now at the crease with McMillan, who has reached the half-century mark.

21st over: Khaled Mahmud grabs his and Bangladesh's second wicket as Adams tries to muscle his ball over midwicket but instead is caught by Mohammad Ashraful. New Zealand: 99-2

20th over: The Kiwis are ticking along, taking singles here and there but need more boundaries to up the run-rate

18th over: A six and two fours from new batsman Andre Adams ups the run rate for New Zealand.

17th over: More excellent bowling from Mahmud sees the captain on the verge of a maiden before McMillan smashes it away to square leg for four.

15th over: Bangladesh celebrate their first wicket of the day as Khaled Mahmud takes a looping catch from Fleming's bat and pad off his own bowling.
New Zealand 71-1

13th over: McMillan costs Bangladesh dearly on the last two balls with two fours.

12th over: New Zealand are comfortably ahead of Bangladesh, but need to get their run rate up to ensure a place in the Super Sixes.

11th over: McMillan grabs just a single off the over one run, gliding a shortish ball down to third man.

10th over: McMillan smashes a half-volley straight down the ground on the off side for four off Tapash.

9th over: Islam grabs his first maiden as Bangladesh attempt to make up for the costly previous over.

8th over: New Zealand are starting to cut loose a Fleming scores three boundaries and a six as the Kiwis take 19 runs off the over.

7th over: Fleming gets his first boundary, driving down the ground on the leg side.

5th over: McMillan grabs his third four with a back foot drive down through point.

4th over: Habibul Bashar at midwicket misses a golden opportunity to remove Fleming after the captain drives straight at the Bangladeshi player, who drops the catch.

3rd over: McMillan is getting his eye in, smashing over the mid wicket for four for his second four.

2nd over: Tapash Baisya make an impressive start, restricting the Kiwis to just one run off the over.

1st over: Craig McMillan takes first strike to Manjural Islam, with captain Stephen Fleming at the non-striker's end, grabbing a boundary off the fifth ball.


50th over: The misery is complete for New Zealand as Vettori drops a difficult catch on the boundary to hand Bangladesh another six runs.

49th over: Rafique wins an intriguing battle between himself and Mills, surviving two testing deliveries before despatching a third for four.

48th over: Mashud and Rafique raise Bangladesh's hopes of reaching 200. The pair hit three consecutive boundaries to leave Adams in despair.

47th over: Mills misses out on a difficult chance to catch Rafique off his own bowling as the Bangladesh man struggles to move his feet.

46th over: Rafique calls for a runner after being hit on the knee by a Bond delivery in the previous over. But it does not affect his batting and two balls later, he swats away Adams for an incredible six.

45th over: Rafique collects a lucky boundary when a thick inside edge misses the stumps and races over the rope. He follows that by rolling his wrists to flick away an attempted yorker for another four.

44th over: Mashud despatches the returning Adams for four off the first ball of a productive over for Bangladesh.

43rd over: No respite for Bangladesh as Bond takes over from Oram at the North End. Khaled Mashud grabs a single off the last ball of an impressive over from the New Zealand bowler.

42nd over: Vettori completes his 10 overs, impressing with figures of none for 19.

41st over: Oram bowls his final over of the day, finishing with a yorker which Mohammad Rafique does well to dig out. Oram returns figures of 3 for 32.

39th over: Bangladesh suffer another blow as Oram claims his third wicket when Mahmud who gloves his deliverystraight through to the keeper Bangladesh: 128-7

36th over: Bangladesh overhaul their previous highest total at this World Cup of 124.

35th over: Four important runs for Bangladesh as Mahmud plays over point to the rope.

33rd over: Mahmud knows he will have to work hard if Bangladesh are to maintain their momentum after the loss of Ashraful.

31st over: Bond claims his third wicket with the valuable scalp of Ashraful, whose attempted pull is caught by the diving bowler. Bangladesh: 107-6

30th over: Ashraful pushes long on for a single as he seeks to set up another solid partnership with Bangladesh captain Khaled Mahmud.

29th over: Bond takes the wicket of Khan on the first ball of his return as the batsman is caught by Kiwi skipper Stephen Fleming at slip. Bangladesh: 105-5

27th over: Akram Khan grabs two runs off Cairns to bring Bangladesh up to 100 in 160 balls.

25th over: Ashraful ends the over on a good note after slashing the ball away in the air through backward point for four.

24th over: Only one run is scored off Daniel Vettori's opening over.

23rd over: The first individual 50 for a Bangladeshi batsman as Ashraful grabs a four off Cairns.

22nd over: New batsman Akram Khan attempts to steady Bangladesh's batting as he notches up two runs off Adams.

21st over: Ashraful gets a thick edge off Oram which flies over the slips for four and helps bring up his career-best in ODIs.

20th over: Adams gets his first wicket as Kapali makes a foolish hook which sails straight down to Bond at long leg. Bangladesh: 71-4

19th over: Bangladesh are showing some promising signs as Kapali and Ashraful are forming a good partnership.

18th over: Ashraful, holding all of Bangladesh's hopes in his hands at the moment, drives to mid off and make a good run to score three.

16th over: Ashraful makes New Zealand for their mistake in the last over, smashing Adams through cover point for four.

15th over: Oram misses out on his third wicket afterAshraful, falling for the trap, hooks it skyward but is dropped by Chris Cairns at deep backward square leg.

14th over: New batsman Alok Kapali helps Ashraful to steady Bangladesh's batting as the pair snatch another couple of runs.

12th over: Ashraful pulls Adams into the deep for two.

11th over: Great start by Jacob Oram, who bowls Hossein with his first ball. Bangladesh: 37-2. Oram then makes it two in a row as new batsman Habibul Bashar is caught by McCullum. Bangladesh: 37-3

10th over: Andre Adams replaces Mills at the South End and holds Bangladesh to just one run this over.

9th over: Ashraful grabs the first six of the match, smashing Bond's short ball high over long leg, just clearing the fence.

8th over: New batsman Sanwar Hossain opens his account with an outside edge to third slip for two runs.

7th over: Bond takes New Zealand's first scalp, coaxing Sarker into a drive only to edge straight to wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum. Bangladesh: 19-1

6th over: Ashraful grabs two runs off Mills, driving straight back down the pitch past the bowler.

5th over: Another miserly over from Bond sees Bangladesh pick up just one run.

4th over: Sarkar grabs a single after chopping a bottom edge just past leg stump, down to fine leg.

3rd over: Another promising over from Bangladesh as Ashraful gets his first boundary.

2nd over: Kyle Mills makes his first appearance of the tournament but Hannan Sarkar greets him with two boundaries.

1st over: Shane Bond opens the bowling from the North End with a amiden over.

0730 GMT: Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat first. New Zealand have made two changes to their line-up with Matthew Sinclair replacing the injured Nathan Astle and Lou Vincent dropped in favour of fast bowler Kyle Mills.

New Zealand: Stephen Fleming (captain), Craig McMillan, Mathew Sinclair, Scott Styris, Chris Cairns, Brendon McCullum, Jacob Oram, Kyle Mills, Andre Adams, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond.

Bangladesh: Khaled Mashud (captain), Hannan Sarkar, Habibul Bashar, Sanwar Hossain, Alok Kapali, Mohammad Rafique, Tapash Baisya, Manjurul Islam, Mohammad Ashraful, Khaled Mahmud, Akram Khan.

Umpires: David Shephered (Eng), Darrell Hair (Aus)
TV umpire: Brian Jerling (Rsa)
Match referee: Mike Procter (Rsa)

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