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Result: New Zealand beat Bangladesh by three wickets

New Zealand edge Bangladesh by three wickets to remain top of Pool A with 12 points.

New Zealand have edged a close encounter with Bangladesh, winning the match by three wickets with only seven balls left.

Bangladesh originally set a target of 289 to win, which was achieved by the Black Caps in 49 overs.

Martin Guptill of New Zealand celebrates after scoring a century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Seddon Park on March 13, 2015© Getty Images

Martin Guptill was the star player in New Zealand's innings, hitting a ton from as many balls.

Ross Taylor added his half-century to the total, while putting on a 128 partnership with Guptill.

Runs began to become scarce as the Black Caps slowly approached their target.

The final few overs provided a tense finish but a massive six and a boundary from Daniel Vettori saw a grandstand finish, as New Zealand clinch their sixth victory from as many games.

The win puts them top of Pool A with 12 points, four in front of Sri Lanka and seven ahead of Bangladesh, who make up the top four.

Despite the loss, Bangladesh still progress to the quarter-finals alongside New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia in the group.

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Dan Vettori of New Zealand celebrates after taking a catch during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Hagley Oval on February 14, 2015
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