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World Cup Cricket: NZ Defeats Bangladesh by 9 Wickets

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New Zealand has defeated Bangladesh by nine wickets in a Caribbean Cricket World Cup second round game played in St. John's, Antigua.

New Zealand dismissed Bangladesh for 174 Monday before captain Stephen Fleming hit an unbeaten 102 and Hamish Marshall reached 50-not-out to take the Kiwis to 178-for-one and the victory with almost 21 overs remaining. Marshall finished the match at Antigua's Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground with a six to reach his 12th half-century.

The result moved New Zealand to within touching distance of a semifinal appearance. Bangladesh's third World Cup appearance will finish with the current Super Eights round. Scott Styris earlier took four wickets for 43 runs, while Jacob Oram picked up three wickets and Shane Bond two.

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