Result
31st Match, North Sound, Apr 2 2007, Super Eights, ICC World Cup
(29.2/50 ov, target 175)
178/1
New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 124 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
1y
• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Fleming ton crushes Bangladesh

For the second time in five days, New Zealand's well-oiled bowling attack turned in a clinical bowling display, giving their team a foothold into the semi-finals of the World Cup by beating Bangladesh by nine wickets

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh174(48.3 overs)
New Zealand178/1(29.2 overs)

Another professional performance from New Zealand. Another win. Two more points in the kitty. Six in total. Tough opposition awaits them though. Australia, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Hopefully.... we will get to see some tough contests.

Man-of-the-Match: Shane Bond

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Ta!

29.2
6
Mohammad Ashraful to Marshall, SIX runs
Marshall finishes the game off with a biggie. Down he went on his knee and disposed a flighted delivery over deep midwicket.
29.1
1
Mohammad Ashraful to Fleming, 1 run
slightly short in length, on middle and leg, flicked to deep midwicket for a single
end of over 2911 runs
NZ: 171/1CRR: 5.89 • RRR: 0.19 • Need 4 from 20.4ov
Stephen Fleming101 (91)
Hamish Marshall44 (53)
Abdur Razzak8-0-38-0
Mohammad Rafique5-0-37-0
28.6
1
Abdur Razzak to Fleming, 1 run
on the leg and middle, worked through square-leg
28.5
4
Abdur Razzak to Fleming, FOUR runs
Fleming gets his eight ODI hundred. Also reaches 1000 runs in World Cup games. Take a bow Stephen Fleming. Full, on the middle and leg, he went down on a bent knee and slog-swept it to long leg.
28.4
2
Abdur Razzak to Fleming, 2 runs
moves to 96 with a thrash to widish long on. one hit away from the landmark
28.3
2
Abdur Razzak to Fleming, 2 runs
Fleming is peppering the cow corner. Tossed up outside off and he slog swept it, high in the air, in that region between deep midwicket and long on
28.2
1
Abdur Razzak to Marshall, 1 run
flat and on the leg and middle, bunted past square-leg
28.2
1w
Abdur Razzak to Marshall, 1 wide
slips down the leg side. He pushed that one through quicker and lost control in the process
28.1
Abdur Razzak to Marshall, no run
short and outside off, cut straight to point
end of over 287 runs
NZ: 160/1CRR: 5.71 • RRR: 0.68 • Need 15 from 20.4ov
Hamish Marshall43 (51)
Stephen Fleming92 (87)
Mohammad Rafique5-0-37-0
Shakib Al Hasan3-0-33-0
27.6
1
Mohammad Rafique to Marshall, 1 run
will retain the strike with a push towards square-leg
27.5
2
Mohammad Rafique to Marshall, 2 runs
slow through the air, Marshall is down the track, drives to left of long-on and they run hard to come back for the second. Had the throw hit the sticks, Fleming would have been a goner. Another run out chance missed.
27.4
1
Mohammad Rafique to Fleming, 1 run
slightly short in length, Fleming opens the bat-face and late cuts to short third man. Another quick single.
27.3
1
Mohammad Rafique to Marshall, 1 run
arm-ball, on the off stump, Marshall backs away, the ball hastens towards the off stump and he brings his bat down in time and dabs it to right of short third man
27.2
1
Mohammad Rafique to Fleming, 1 run
flat and on the middle and leg, flicked past square-leg.
27.1
1
Mohammad Rafique to Marshall, 1 run
full and on the middle and leg stump line, driven to right of long on. Fleming on strike.
end of over 2716 runs
NZ: 153/1CRR: 5.66 • RRR: 0.95 • Need 22 from 20.4ov
Stephen Fleming90 (85)
Hamish Marshall38 (47)
Shakib Al Hasan3-0-33-0
Mohammad Rafique4-0-30-0
26.6
Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, no run
beaten in the flight and almost drives to the bowler. It just falls short.
26.5
6
Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, SIX runs
Huge hit. Fleming has a shimmy down the track and unfurls a swing over midwicket. It soars way over the ropes. Fleming is in a real hurry here.
26.4
6
Shakib Al Hasan to Fleming, SIX runs
Fleming plants his front foot forward and slog-sweeps it powerfully over the midwicket fence
Best performances - batsmen
SP Fleming
102 runs (92)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
leg glance
22 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
4410534221211
HJH Marshall
50 runs (54)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
leg glance
11 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
407496515
Best performances - bowlers
SB Styris
O
10
M
1
R
43
W
4
Eco
4.30
JDP Oram
O
9.3
M
0
R
30
W
3
Eco
3.15
Match details
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossNew Zealand , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup 2007
Player Of The Match
Shane Bond
Match numberODI no. 2561
Season2006/07
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days2 April 2007 (50-over match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Asad Rauf
Reserve Umpire
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
Mike Procter
PointsNew Zealand 2, Bangladesh 0