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21-Jun-2019 03:38:00 GMT
Aus vs Ban - 26th match, Nottingham

Warner 166 guides Australia to win over Bangladesh

Nottingham: Australia registered a convincing 48-run win against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday, 20 June. Opener David Warner scored a 147-ball 166, which powered his side to 381/5, the second highest score in a World Cup match for Australia.

But, Bangladesh's chase slowly unraveled and finished tamely on 333/8. Mushfiqur Rahim finished a maiden World Cup century on 102 not out, but his team's hopes faded halfway through their chase when Tamim Iqbal (62) was back in the pavilion with Shakib Al Hasan (41).

The innings was paced brilliantly by Warner, who featured in an opening partnership of 121 with captain Aaron Finch, then 192 with Usman Khawaja.

Australia became the first team to achieve two century partnerships for the first two wickets in a World Cup.

Warner reached his second century of this World Cup off 110 balls, eight days after 107 against Pakistan at Taunton. He didn't exceed a run a ball until the 41st over as he and Khawaja began accelerating.

He became only the second man to hit two 150-plus centuries in World Cup history, and was out lobbing a slower ball to short third man. Warner’s 166 came from 147 balls, and included 14 boundaries and five sixes

Finch was out for 53, and Khawaja made a 72-ball 89 after running out Glenn Maxwell for 32 off 10 balls.

Brief scores:
Australia 381 for 5 (Warner 166, Khawaja 89, Finch 53, Soumya 3-58) beat Bangladesh 333 for 8 (Mushfiqur 102*, Mahmudullah 69, Tamim 62) by 48 runs

Finch, Warner, and Khawaja were all dismissed by part-time medium-pacer Soumya Sarkar from slow, short balls. They were the second, third, and fourth wickets of Soumya’s five-year ODI career.

Bangladesh's reply to Australia's 381/5 was falling apart at 146-3 after 25 overs in Nottingham.

Opener Tamim Iqbal had just departed at the start of the over, chopping on to his stumps on 62 from 74 balls, the first half-century of this World Cup for Bangladesh's leading batsman. Tamim gave Mitchell Starc a tournament-leading 14th wicket.

Soumya Sarkar was the first wicket, run out on 10 in the fourth over by a brilliant slide and direct one-bounce throw by Aaron Finch.

Shakib Al Hasan came in and looked good to become the first Bangladeshi to hit six successive fifties in one-day internationals.

But on 41 off 41 balls, Shakib mistimed a slower ball from medium-pacer Marcus Stoinis and gave an easy catch at mid-off in the 19th over. Five overs later Liton Das also walked back for 20.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah scored at run-a-ball pace from overs 30 to 40. Mahmudullah gave it a push with three sixes and two boundaries, but he holed out on the square leg boundary on 69 off 50 balls. On the next ball, Sabbir Rahman chopped on for a first-ball duck.

In the end, Mushfiqur become the third Bangladeshi to score a hundred in World Cup after Mahmudullah and Shakib and Bangladesh reached their highest ODI total, but everything for a lost cause.

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