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Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-Zimbabwe captain Taylor signs off with another century

AUCKLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor celebrated his last international before taking up an English county contract by scoring 138 in his country’s final cricket World Cup Pool B match against India on Saturday.

Taylor reached his eighth one-day international hundred, a Zimbabwe record, with a ramp shot off Mohammed Shami which steered the ball over third man for a six. He was the first Zimbabwe batsman to score consecutive centuries in a World Cup.

Mar 14, 2015

India take attacking option at Eden Park

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – World champions India took the attacking option on Saturday by asking Zimbabwe to bat in their final World Cup Pool B match at Eden Park.

India, who are seeking a sixth consecutive win in the tournament, will top the group regardless of the result while Zimbabwe have already been eliminated.

Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-India take attacking option at Eden Park

AUCKLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – World champions India took the attacking option on Saturday by asking Zimbabwe to bat in their final World Cup Pool B match at Eden Park.

India, who are seeking a sixth consecutive win in the tournament, will top the group regardless of the result while Zimbabwe have already been eliminated.

Mar 13, 2015

New Zealand respond to different challenges in Bangladesh win

HAMILTON (Reuters) – New Zealand overcame another set of challenges on Friday to maintain their unbeaten record in the cricket World Cup.

Trent Boult and Tim Southee bowled expertly in favourable conditions early in the Bangladesh innings in their final Pool A clash but were unable to capture the extra couple of wickets which could have wrecked the innings.

Mar 13, 2015

Bangladesh match words with actions against New Zealand

HAMILTON, New Zealand (Reuters) – Bangladesh proved on Friday that their claim to be playing without fear in the cricket World Cup after an epic win over England was more than an empty management cliche.

Bangladesh fought through some testing overs from Trent Boult and Tim Southee in conditions which were perfect for the New Zealand fast bowlers.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-Bangladesh match words with actions against New Zealand

HAMILTON, New Zealand, March 13 (Reuters) – Bangladesh proved on Friday that their claim to be playing without fear in the cricket World Cup after an epic win over England was more than an empty management cliche.

Bangladesh fought through some testing overs from Trent Boult and Tim Southee in conditions which were perfect for the New Zealand fast bowlers.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-New Zealand respond to different challenges in Bangladesh win

HAMILTON, March 13 (Reuters) – New Zealand overcame another set of challenges on Friday to maintain their unbeaten record in the cricket World Cup.

Trent Boult and Tim Southee bowled expertly in favourable conditions early in the Bangladesh innings in their final Pool A clash but were unable to capture the extra couple of wickets which could have wrecked the innings.

Mar 13, 2015

Bangladesh flourish through Mahmudullah century

HAMILTON, New Zealand (Reuters) – Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah made the most of being dropped at slip after scoring just one run to register his second one-day century in a World Cup Pool A match against New Zealand on Friday After Bangladesh had been put into bat, Mahmudullah (128 not out) batted with increasing authority to steer his team to a challenging 288 for seven and ensure they became the first team to bat through their 50 overs against the unbeaten co-hosts.

Both sides have already qualified for the quarter-finals. At the start of the day-night match, the Bangladesh batsmen could hardly lay bat on ball as Tim Southee and Trent Boult swung the ball late on a hot, humid afternoon after steady rain had soaked Seddon Park on Thursday. Boult sent down three successive maidens then clean bowled Imrul Kayes for two, the batsman playing forward to a full delivery. Tamin Iqbal turned Boult off his legs for the first boundary of the game but then edged another full delivery to Corey Anderson at second slip and was out for 13.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-Bangladesh flourish through Mahmudullah century

HAMILTON, New Zealand, March 13 (Reuters) – Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah made the most of being dropped at slip after scoring just one run to register his second one-day century in a World Cup Pool A match against New Zealand on Friday

After Bangladesh had been put into bat, Mahmudullah (128 not out) batted with increasing authority to steer his team to a challenging 288 for seven and ensure they became the first team to bat through their 50 overs against the unbeaten co-hosts.

Mar 13, 2015

New Zealand make first change for Bangladesh clash

HAMILTON (Reuters) – Unbeaten New Zealand made their first team change of the World Cup on Friday when left-arm paceman Mitchell McClenaghan replaced the injured Adam Milne for their final Pool Amatch against Bangladesh. McClenaghan’s height and aggression will be an ideal complement to the speed and swing of Tim Southee and Trent Boult, and captain Brendon McCullum immediately opted to field after winning the toss in conditions which will suit the quick bowlers on a hot, steamy day after steady rain soaked Seddon Park on Thursday.

Bangladesh omitted captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who led his team to an historic win over England on Monday. Mortaza has been suffering from a sore throat but, perhaps more importantly, could have missed the quarter-finals if his team were fined for a second time for failing to bowl their 50 overs in the allotted time.

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