Australia alive with three-wicket win

Australia beat Bangladesh by three wickets. (Khawaja 58, Maxwell 26; Mustafizur 2/30).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2016 10:59 pm

Australia beat Bangladesh by three wickets. (Khawaja 58, Maxwell 26; Mustafizur 2/30)/ (Full Coverage|| Fixtures||Photos)

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# All over! Australia beat Bangladesh by three wickets

# Success for Bangladesh as Watson is run-out for 21

# Australia off to a decent start against Bangladesh in the 157-run chase. They are 31/0 after four overs. Khawaja 21*, Watson 8*

# Bangladesh post 156/5 against Australia in Bengaluru. (Mahmudullah 49*; Zampa 3/23, Watson 2/31)

# Two to play, Bangladesh are 127/5. If they manage 150, it will test Australia. Help for the spinners

# Zampa with another wicket, scalps Shakib who was looking good. Big big blow to Bangladesh. They need to finish well here

# Zampa gets hit for a six and a four and responds in fine fashion, traps Hom with a flipper. Bangladesh four down now

# Mithun pulls the Zampa half-tracker straight to Watson in the deep. Bangladesh 62/3

# FOUR and now a SIX! Shakib turning it on for Bangladesh, taking the part-timer Maxwell on. 12 coming from the 9th. 61/2

# Lot would depend on the pair of Shakib and Mithun. It looks like a good wicket to bat on and Bangladesh would need at least 150 to put Australia under pressure

# Watson back with the ball and he removes Sabbir who miscues the pull to Faulkner who takes a sharp catch. 25/2

# Sabbir, after a quiet start, hits a couple of boundaries to get Bangladesh innings going

# So only one over for Watson. He’s off the attack, Hastings with the ball now

# Australia doing a fine job with the ball so far. No boundaries so far! Tight and controlled lines by both Watson and Coulter-Nile

# Shane Watson bowls from the other end and he tastes success early – removes opener Sarkar who cuts one straight to Maxwell

# Coulter-Nile keeps it tight in his first. Bangladesh 2/0

# The team sheets are out. Two teams are out for the National Anthems

BAN XI – M Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, S Rahman, S Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, M Rahim, S Hom, M Mortaza, S Sajib, A Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

AUS XI – U Khawaja, S Watson, S Smith, D Warner, G Maxwell, M Marsh, J Faulkner, P Nevill, J Hastings, N Coulter-Nile, A Zampa

# Toss – Australia elect to bowl, bring in Hastings for Agar. Big news coming from Bangladesh camp. Tamim Iqbal is sick, and they are missing services of their bowlers Taskin and Sunny who have been suspended from bowling

# Pitch – little bit of grass could assist seamers early on, but will turn. Spinners are going to play a big role today, dew also likely to play a part later in the day

# Sneak-peek! A look at the pitch to be used for the Bangladesh-Australia contest

# AUS vs BAN: We are twenty minutes away from the all-important toss

# That vital win

# Back in Bangalore, the teams are on their way

# NZ women in response reach the target with six wickets in hand and 22 balls left. NZ women have thus beaten the defending champs! They’re 3-in-3 now.

# And Aussie women close at 103/8. Target of 104 for their neighbours.

# One more falls in Nagpur. Australian women are now 30/5.

# Meanwhile in Nagpur, there is mayhem! Australian Women are 5/4 after 5 overs against their New Zealand counterparts. Fall of wickets: 2/1, 2/2, 2/3 and 4/4!! Leigh Kasperek picked up three wickets!

# A popular opinion:

BUILD-UP

# ICC action leads to strong reaction in Bangladesh

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Passions run deep in Bangladesh over cricket and bowling bans on Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny saw crowds venting their ire at ICC.

# Steve Smith though isn’t taking things lightly

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“They have still got some quality bowlers in their line-up (even in the absence of Taskin and Sunny suspended by ICC). We don’t take any side lightly,” Smith told reporters on the eve of the game to be played at Chinnaswamy stadium.

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