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T20 World Cup 2021: Australia thrash Bangladesh by 8 wickets, improve NRR over SA

Australia vs Bangladesh Highlights: Australia remain very much in the semifinals race.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 4, 2021 6:29:41 pm
Bangladesh's Taskin Ahmed, right, celebrates after taking the wicket of Australia's captain Aaron Finch, centre, during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between Australia and Bangladesh in Dubai, UAE, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Australia vs Bangladesh Highlights: Bangladesh were bowled out for 73 by Australia in their ICC T20 World Cup match on Thursday. Sent into bat, Bangladesh lost wickets at regular intervals against a disciplined Australian attack in the day’s first Super 12 clash in Group 1. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa spun a web around the Bangladesh batters, finishing with excellent figures of 5/19 in four overs.

Brief scores: Bangladesh: 73 all out in 15 overs (Shamim Hossain 19; Adam Zampa 5/19, Josh Hazlewood 2/8).

Bangladesh XI: Mahmudullah (C), Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam.

Australia XI: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood.

Match EndedICC World Twenty20, 2021 - Super 12 - Match 34

Australia

78/2 (6.2)
vs

Bangladesh

73 (15.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Super 12 - Match 34 )
Australia beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

Live Blog

Australia vs Bangladesh Highlights: Australia thumped Bangladesh in the 34th Match of Super 12 Group 1 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

17:46 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Game over!

Australia thrash Bangladesh by eight wickets.

Fastest Chase by AUS in T20I:

6.2 overs vs BAN (2021)*
10.2 overs vs SL (2007)
10.5 overs vs PAK (2018)

17:44 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Warner departs ☝️

Warner wants to slog across the line and misses and the sound of timber! He is clean bowled. Was a little early into the whack and ended up missing the line. Warner b Shoriful Islam 18(14).

17:34 (IST)04 Nov 2021
SIX! SIX! BOWLED!

Warner (16*) and Finch (40) target Mustafizur again as they manage to score 21 runs in his second over. The former hits three streaky boundaries, while the skipper pummels his second six. In the next over, Finch makes it four maximums for himself with two back-to-back biggies! But Taskin cleans him up on the last ball. Next up, Marsh. AUS: 58/1 (5 overs)

17:21 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Finch finds his rhythm

After Mustafizur's costly over, Taskin comes in to offer some balance. After three singles by the pair of batters, Finch (19*) maintains his momentum with a powerful shot... over the fielder at deep mid-wicket and a four! AUS: 23/0 (3 overs)

17:12 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Finch, Warner begin chase for AUS

Aaron Finch and David Warner open the chase for Australia as Taskin Ahmed restarts things with the ball. Bangladesh start off real well as the pacer puts some pressure on the batters early on. Still a long way to go. AUS: 4/0 (1 over)

16:55 (IST)04 Nov 2021
BANGLADESH ALL OUT FOR 73

Top stuff from Zampa, woeful from Bangladesh. He picks up two more wickets in his final over and finishes with 5/19 in 4 overs. Zampa records the best figures in T20 World Cup as Bangladesh are bundled out for 73 in 15 overs.

16:50 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Wade puts down a hat-trick opportunity!

Taskin Ahmed had got the knick but the keeper has put it down! “That was my hat-trick ball.” - Adam Zampa to Matthew Wade after the keeper dropped it. Wade in reply: “Yeah, I tried to catch it'

16:34 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Bangladesh in Powerplay this tournament:

25/2 v Sco
29/2 v Oman
45/1 v PNG
41/1 v SL
27/3 v Eng
29/2 v WI
28/3 v SA
33/4 v Aus
- In Super 12 phase, Bangladesh haven't hit a six in the Powerplay phase across five innings.

16:32 (IST)04 Nov 2021
TWO IN TWO for Zampa

Shamim attempts to cut Zampa away but edges it and Wade does not err behind the stumps. His entertaining knock of 19 comes to an end. A brief recovery for Bangladesh but Shamim Hossain is caught behind. But that is not all. Mahedi Hasan lbw first ball, Zampa has put Bangladesh on the ropes 

16:30 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Bangladesh lose half their side

First ball from Zampa and he gets a wicket! It was the wrong one and the batsman did not pick it up. A simple edge and the Australian captain makes no mistake in the slips.

16:27 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Caught by Cummins!!

16:26 (IST)04 Nov 2021
LBW! Maxwell strikes

Mushfiqur is caught plumb in front and it was a nothing shot really. It's getting bad to worse for Bangladesh.

16:22 (IST)04 Nov 2021
BOWLED! Inside Edge

16:22 (IST)04 Nov 2021
WICKET! Right at the start

Mitch Starc wastes no time! A wicket in the first over for the left arm space and it is another one of his specials. Full, fast, Liton Das has no answer.

16:16 (IST)04 Nov 2021
HERE WE GO!

Naim and Liton Das are at the crease. Naim is on strike. Mitchell Starc will open the attack for Australia. The players take a knee before they taking their respective positions. Mitch Starc to kick-start proceedings with the ball, one slip in place. Lets Play!!! 

16:15 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Bangladesh (Playing XI):

Mohammad Naim, Liton Das(w), Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

16:15 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Australia (Playing XI):

David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

16:13 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Toss Update:

Australia won the toss and elected to field against struggling Bangladesh in a must-win Super 12 game at the T20 World Cup. Australia, which lost to England, must beat Bangladesh and defending champion West Indies in its remaining group games to stay in contention for the semifinals.

16:12 (IST)04 Nov 2021
Hello and Welcome

Australia would be aiming for a much-improved batting effort after being hammered in their previous game when they take on the already eliminated Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup on Thursday. With four losses in as many games, Bangladesh are out of the tournament but Australia remain very much in the semifinals race after two wins in three games. The Aaron Finch-led side was looking a formidable unit until England blew the arch-rivals away, exposing their vulnerabilities. Stay tuned for live updates

The Aaron Finch-led side was looking a formidable unit until England blew the arch-rivals away, exposing their vulnerabilities. Finch got runs against England but the top-order has been inconsistent and he and David Warner will be looking to give the team a flying start. Questions were raised when left-arm spinner Ashton Agar replaced Mitchell Marsh in the playing eleven against England. It remains to be seen if the team sticks to the same combination. Glenn Maxwell has also not set the tournament on fire yet and the team will be relying on him, Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade to provide a bagful of runs in the last five overs. Australia's high profile pace attack comprising Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc was put to sword by Jos Buttler but they will be expected to return to their efficient ways against Bangladesh.

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