New Zealand recorded their sixth successive win of the tournament, wins by 3 wickets
Batting first after losing the toss, Bangladesh struggled to get off to a good start with both the openers back in the pavilion at a score of 27. But Soumya Sarkar at 51 and Mahmudullah for his unbeaten 128 rescued Bangladesh in setting up a competitive total of 288.
Having already qualified in the quarter finals, New Zealand were caught napping at 33-2 when Bangladesh opened the bowling attack with spin from both ends.
But it was Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor’s partnership of 131 runs that revived the New Zealand’s chase. While Bangladeshi bowling looked threatening, Corey Anderson and Grant Elliot’s contribution of 39 guided the Kiwis to their sixth win in the tournament.
1. Sabbir Rahman hits out on his way to 40 from 23 balls.
2. Mahmudullah celebrates his unbeaten 128 of 123 balls.
3. Brendon McCullum jumps to avoid a collision with Mahmudullah.
4. Grant Elliott thumps the ball over midwicket.
5. Martin Guptill celebrates his first World Cup hundred.
6. Martin Guptill pulls up with cramps.
7. Nasir Hossain had Ross Taylor trapped lbw for 56.
8. Corey Anderson dispatches this one over the sightscreen.
9. Daniel Vettori and Tim Southee saw New Zealand home with seven balls to spare.
10. Martin Guptill signs off with the Player of the Match award.