ICC World Twenty20: Australia beat Bangladesh by three wickets

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

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 21, 2016 10:58 pm
Live Cricket Score, Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC World Twenty20: Australia take on Bangladesh in Bengaluru on Monday. (Source: AP) Usman Khawaja top scored with a brisk 58 at top of the order. (Source: AP)

Australia beat Bangladesh by three wickets in the ICC World Twenty20 contest in Bengaluru on Monday. (Khawaja 58, Maxwell 26; Mustafizur 2/30) (Full Coverage|| Fixtures||Photos)

Scorecard: Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC World Twenty20 2016 (Click here)

As it happened!

2241 hrs IST: Maxwell goes over the top again and similar result for the right-hander

2240 hrs IST: Maxwell continues to play his brand of cricket, picks a low full toss off his pads and hits it all the way

2237 hrs IST: WICKET! Marsh departs and Faulkner arrives

2225 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib with the important breakthrough, takes a sharp return-catch to get rid of Warner. Australia 119/4

2220 hrs IST: WICKET! Al-Amin gets rid of the set Khawaja now. A late twist in the tale? Australia 115/3, need 42 from 41

2217 hrs IST: FOUR and now a SIX! Warner doing it in style for the Aussies. Australia need 49 from 46 now

2210 hrs IST: WICKET! Mustafizur cleans up Steve Smith. Australia 95/2

2200 hrs IST: Meanwhile, FIFTY for Khawaja, his first in this format. Top hand by the fluent left-hander

2154 hrs IST: WICKET! Watson is run-out, sharp work by Sabbir in the deep. Australia 62/1

2150 hrs IST: Spinner Sajib into the attack. Bangladesh need some quick wickets here

2147 hrs IST: A chance came Bangladesh’s way and they have spilled it. Australia 51/0 after six overs

2140 hrs IST: Shakib into the attack and Khawaja goes after him. Not allowing Bangladesh’s top bowler to settle down. 0, 0, 4, 4, 4, 1 from his first. Australia 44/0

2130 hrs IST: Australia have made a brisk start in the 157-run chase. Khawaja, in particular, is looking good in the middle

2122 hrs IST: SIX! As easy as you would like. Khawaja launches it into the stands

2120 hrs IST: Australia openers Khawaja and Watson out in the middle, Mortaza with the new ball for Bangladesh

2100 hrs IST: Bangladesh post 156/5 against Australia in Bengaluru. (Mahmudullah 49*; Zampa 3/23, Watson 2/31)

2057 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for Mahmudullah. He moves to 46 off only 26. Australia feel the heat now. 150 up for Bangladesh

2054 hrs IST: Watson goes for 17…Bangladesh are looking good for a 150+ finish now. 19 gone, they are 144/5

2047 hrs IST: Mahmudullah starts the 18th with consecutive boundaries. Pressure on Faulkner now

2042 hrs IST: Three to play, Bangladesh are 112/5. Not enough runs on the board, they need some fireworks in the last three overs

2037 hrs IST: WICKET! Zampa turning it Australia’s way. Scalps the dangerman Shakib now. Bangladesh five down

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2034 hrs IST: 100 up for Bangladesh in the 15th over. Shakib needs to bat through…He is playing well in the middle

2027 hrs IST: SIX! Mahmudullah doing what he does best – take the bowlers on. Bangladesh in desperate need of a stand, brisk stand

2022 hrs IST: WICKET! After conceding six and four off first two, Zampa traps Hom with a flipper. Bangladesh 78/4

2019 hrs IST: SIX! Hom hits it high, hits it long enough for the maximum. Good use of the feet and smashes it over the ropes

2014 hrs IST: Could have been the second wicket for Zampa but Mitchell Marsh drops Hom in the deep

2012 hrs IST: WICKET! Mithun pulls the Zampa half-tracker straight to Watson in the deep. Bangladesh 62/3

2009 hrs IST: FOUR and now a SIX! Shakib turning it on for Bangladesh, taking the part-timer Maxwell on. 12 coming from the 9th. 61/2

2004 hrs IST: FIFTY up for Bangladesh in the 9th over of the innings

2000 hrs IST: SIX! Mithun hits the Marsh delivery all the way…first maximum of Bangladesh innings

1955 hrs IST: End of the powerplay and Bangladesh struggling at 33/2. Shakib and Mithun in the middle

1950 hrs IST: WICKET! Watson back into the attack and he strikes. Sabbir miscues the pull to Faulkner who takes a sharp low catch. 25/2

1945 hrs IST: Hastings again pitches it up and Sabbir has no problems in putting it away, second boundary of the over

1944 hrs IST: Seven dot balls and Sabbir powers one straight for the first boundary of Bangladesh innings

1942 hrs IST: So only an over for Watson. John Hastings with the ball now

1940 hrs IST: Since boundaries not coming, Bangladesh must keep the scoreboard ticking with singles

1935 hrs IST: Sabbir Rahman is the new man in for Bangladesh

1934 hrs IST: WICKET! Watson from the other end and he draws first blood. Sarkar cuts the wide delivery straight to Maxwell at backward-point. 2/1

1932 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar wants Associates to get more play-time

1931 hrs IST: Coulter-Nile starts with a tight over. Bangladesh 2/0

1926 hrs IST: Bangladesh openers Mithun and Sarkar are out in the middle. Coulter-Nile with the ball for Australia

1914 hrs IST: The team sheets are out. Here’s a look at the two XIs

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

1905 hrs IST: Bangladesh receive a major blow as Tamim Iqbal is not fit for this game and they will miss services of Taskin Ahmed and Arafat. For Australia, Hastings comes in for Ashton Agar

1900 hrs IST: Toss – Steve Smith gets the flip in his favour and he has elected to field first

1856 hrs IST: 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

1849 hrs IST: Australia too have some concerns. Where do they bat David Warner? Can’t afford to drop an explosive opener down the order

1847 hrs IST: Saqlain Sajib and Shuvugata Hom are the two available reinforcements. Sajib is a left-arm spinner while Hom is more of an all-rounder who bowls bit of off-spin

1841 hrs IST: In absence of Taskin Ahmed and Arafat – both suspended from bowling for suspect actions, it would be interesting to see the combination Bangladesh goes ahead with

1838 hrs IST: Brett Lee feels there is a nice green tinge to the wicket, he reckons the would go through nicely today

1830 hrs IST: Australia are out for their warm-ups. We are about 30 minutes away from the crucial toss

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The build-up

ICC action leads to strong reaction from Bangladesh

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“If two of the boys at home are in some sort of trouble, you can’t focus on your work. You will be dispirited. It’s like that with us now. If you look at us, you can tell,” Mashrafe Mortaza says rather sombrely. The Bangladesh cricket camp is in a state of extreme distress in the morning after their fastest bowler Taskin Ahmed and their left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny were suspended by the ICC from bowling in international cricket. They aren’t contesting the decision over Arafat but Ahmed’s case has seriously upset the camp.

Bangladesh have match-winners: Steve Smith

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Australian captain Steven Smith on Sunday said they are not taking Bangladesh lightly despite the absence of Taskin Ahmed and Aarafat Sunny in their ICC World Twenty20 match in Bengaluru on Monday.

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