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New Zealand will look for another all-round performance against Scotland in their ICC World Cup 2015 matchReuters

After a thoroughly dominating performance, New Zealand will look to make it two wins out of two at this ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, when they take on Scotland in Dunedin on Tuesday.

The Black Caps were good, and then some, in their World Cup opener against Sri Lanka on Saturday, showing their prowess and depth with the bat in the first innings, before the bowling stood up tall to snuff the Lankans out of the game.

High on confidence and establishing themselves firmly as one of the favourites to win the World Cup, New Zealand will look for another authoritative performance against the can-upset-a-few-teams Scotland.

"We've got to make sure we're on our game and treat it as if we're playing one of the bigger teams, as well, because in this World Cup I think we've seen at the moment with West Indies under a little bit of pressure, as well, that the associate teams certainly have players capable of standing up and making things pretty uncomfortable for you," said New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum.

"It may not be perceived as one of the big teams, but to stress again, the points are still the same whether you beat a Sri Lankan team or whether you beat a Scottish team. You still get the same amount of points in this World Cup, and we've said all the way along that we're very respectful of any opposition that we come up against, and we're not good enough to take any team for granted."

Having seen Ireland cruise to victory over West Indies on Monday, McCullum knows the pitfalls of taking a victory for granted, especially since Scotland rolled over the Irish in a World Cup warm-up match.

"There's no guarantees in this game, either, and as we've seen with West Indies today and even Zimbabwe last night with their performance against South Africa, in this sort of format, a couple of guys can take the game away from you pretty quickly, so we've got to maintain a real, I guess, emotional stability and a calm presence out there and make sure we do seize those chances when they do arise," added the NZ skipper on Monday.

Scotland will look at this game as a no-lose situation. They are not expected to even challenge the Kiwis, let alone win, and playing some pressure-free cricket might just bring out the best in them.

The Scots ran a New Zealand XI side, which featured plenty of the current stars, really close in a match last year, with the Kiwis only coming away victors by one run, and they will probably want to look to that match and take the confidence that comes from it to Dunedin.

They will know, though, that if New Zealand are on top of their game, then the best they can hope for is to make it as close a contest as possible.

"We watched a video this morning of that game, and we took a huge amount from it," said Preston Mommsen on Monday. "We took them very close, and really we should have won that game. A lot of the guys playing tomorrow played in that game, so we've got to call upon that. Hopefully we can take the game deep.

"New Zealand's is a dangerous lineup from 1 to 11, but at the same time they're still human beings. They still can nick the ball and get caught at slip. We have to put the balls in the right areas and make sure we're able to contain them."

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Match 6 of the ICC World Cup 2015 is set to begin at 11 am local time (3.30 am IST, 10 pm GMT, 5 pm ET) with live coverage in India on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 3 (both Hindi). Audience in India can also watch the match via live free live streaming online on or via the Star Sports LivePro Option.

Viewers in New Zealand can catch the match live on Sky Sport, while the match can also be live streamed on Sky Go NZ. Viewers in the UK can watch the action live on Sky Sports 2 or live stream via Sky Go.

Watch the game in Australia on Channel Nine and Fox Sports, while viewers can also live stream the game on Cricket Australia Live. Audience in the USA can watch the action live on ESPN or Watch ESPN.

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