Australia’s second-biggest ever rating on the Cricket World Cup has powered them previous a gallant Bangladesh at Trent Bridge, all however locking up a semi-final spot.
Australia would wish all the things to go unsuitable, together with dropping all three of their remaining group video games and having Bangladesh beat India to overlook the semi-finals from this level.
On a gradual, and at occasions two-paced pitch in Nottingham, Aaron Finch gained his first toss of the event and instantly elected to bat first, and never for the primary time, it was he and David Warner who set the platform for the boys in canary yellow.
The Aussies started their assault slowly and methodically, as they’ve finished proper all through the event, and whereas there was the odd massive shot from Finch, they went to the primary drinks break after 17 overs with 100 on the board for no loss.
It was clear there was going to be runs within the pitch, with Bangladesh’s bowling assault struggling to penetrate with the brand new ball or generate any spin in any respect.
Finch can be the primary man out with the rating on 121 within the 21st over on what was an absolute dolly dimissal, earlier than Usman Khawaja took over, batting with Warner all the way in which till the 36th over, at which level Australia discovered themselves on 212, with Warner having simply gone previous his century from 110 balls.
From there although, it was a mix of massive hitting and Bangladesh dropping the radar. There was some woeful bowling, as Warner scored his ultimate 66 runs from simply 37 balls, rediscovering a few of the aggressive contact he has been missing all through the event.
Warner ultimately fell for 166 from 147, however he and Khawaja had placed on 192 for the second wicket, at which level Glenn Maxwell got here to the crease.
He went loopy, scoring 32 off 9 balls earlier than being run out on a flick to quick effective leg. It was a dismal combine up between he and Khawaja, who to that time had refused to take dangers batting, and it could effectively have value Australia double figures value of runs on the again finish.
From there, Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey each struggled to get going, earlier than the gamers had been introduced from the sector attributable to rain with an over to go. Carey and Stoinis scored 13 upon resumption although, taking Australia to 381.
In reply, Bangladesh wasted no time in getting off to a powerful begin, roughly matching Australia within the runs division during to the 35th over.
The Tigers, like different groups, merely needed to focus on each bowler whose title wasn’t Pat Cummins or Mitchell Starc, and it labored with various ranges of success.
They misplaced Soumya Sarkar (who had taken three wickets earlier), however by the top of the primary powerplay, Shakib Al Hasan was beginning to look good alongside Tamim Iqbal with 53 runs on the board.
Regardless of that, the duo would perish shortly afterwards, and there was nonetheless the sensation Australia had been effectively forward within the recreation because of the onslaught which noticed them make 159 runs within the final 14 overs.
Mushfiqur Rahim labored arduous to carry issues collectively alongside Mahmudullah, with the duo giving the Tigers some late hope of doing the seemingly inconceivable, however some managed bowling from Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Marcus Stoinis ensured they wouldn’t find yourself getting shut, with the sport realistically over effectively earlier than the precise end.
Australia now get set to tackle England subsequent Tuesday, whereas Bangladesh play a must-win recreation towards Afghanistan on Monday.
Australia: 5/381 (50) (David Warner 166, Usman Khawaja 89, Aaron Finch 53, Soumya Sarkar three/58) defeat Bangladesh: eight/333 (50) (Mushfiqur Rahim 102, Mahmudullah 69, Tamim Iqbal 62, Marcus Stoinis 2/54, Mitchell Starc 2/55, Nathan Coulter-Nile 2/58) by 48 runs.
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