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Old March 12, 2011, 01:06 PM
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March 12 (Reuters) - Facts and figures relating to the Group B World Cup match between Bangladesh and Netherlands (0400 GMT) at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong on Monday.

Head-to-head record:

Netherlands lead 1-0

The two countries have never played in World Cups or in the sub-continent

* In the only match played between these two countries, Netherlands got the better of Bangladesh in Glasgow in July 2010. Bangladesh, led by one of the drivers of Friday's win against England, Imrul Kayes (52), set up a challenging 199 to win in a curtailed 30 overs. However, Netherlands managed to overhaul the target with seven balls to spare.

* Bangladesh (WLWLW) will look to avenge that defeat on Monday, which will also give them a chance to qualify for the quarter-finals if England lose to the West Indies on March 17.

* Netherlands (LLLLL) from Group B -- like Kenya in Group A -- will be playing for pride. They have had the toughest draw having played England, West Indies, South Africa and India in their first four league games.

* Tamim Iqbal (152 runs) leads the Bangladeshi run-scoring chart and Imrul Kayes (111 runs) and Shakib Al Hasan (111 runs) have also been among the runs, though they need to put in longer innings.

* For Netherlands, Ryan ten Doeschate (148 runs) has not scored enough after his century in the opening match against England. However, Tom Cooper (140 runs) has been getting starts in most of his innings

* In terms of bowling, Peter Seelar (with seven wickets) brought the match against India alive with the big scalps of Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Yusuf Pathan. He has been well supported by ten Doeschate (six wickets)

* For Bangladesh, their spin attack has not quite had the impact they were expected to have in sub-continental conditions, with only Shakib Al Hasan (five wickets) having taken a few. Shafiul Islam (six wickets) has gamely led the new ball attack, and also finished off the game with the bat against England

(Editing by Jon Bramley

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