Australia's target of 382 proves 48 too many for Bangladesh at Trent Bridge
Had Bangladesh been chasing somewhere around 330 or even 340, they had the batting to chase it down, but 382 was always going to be too far away from their grasp.
Australia 381 - 5 (50 Overs) [Warner 166(147), Khawaja 89(72); Soumya Sarkar 3/58, Mustafizur 1/69]
Bangladesh 333 - 8 (50 Overs) [Rahim(wk) 102(97), Mahmudullah 69(50); Starc 2/55, Coulter-Nile 2/58]
Result- Australia won by 48 runs
Australia prevail in a run-fest at Trent Bridge!— ICC (@ICC) June 20, 2019
714 runs in the game - the most ever in a World Cup match!
Mushfiqur Rahim brought up a terrific century for the Tigers, but in vain.
Australia go back to the top of the #CWC19 table. pic.twitter.com/dbP3PsGGOh
Australia have moved up to the top of the points table with this 48-run win against Bangladesh.
Batting first, David Warner started off cautiously but accelerated as the match went on. The southpaw ended his knock on 166 at a healthy strike rate of more than 110. With 447 runs from six matches, Warner has now become the highest run-scorer of the tournament with two centuries and two half-centuries.
Aaron Finch also struck a fluent half-century. Usman Khawaja came in to bat at number three today and compiled a 72-ball 89. Glenn Maxwell's 32 might seem a very small contribution out of Australia's total of 381 but that came off just 10 balls and it was this onslaught that actually pushed the game beyond Bangladesh's reach.
All Bangladeshi bowlers went for runs today. Strangely, Soumya Sarkar, who is not well known for his bowling exploits, turned out to be highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh with three scalps.
Bangladesh started their chase well and remained in the game for at least 90 overs, due to a steady start from opening batsman Tamim Iqbal. Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das also chipped in but it was the century from Mushfiqur Rahim and the 69-run knock from Mahmudullah which ignited hopes for the Tigers at various points. But a couple of timely strikes from Mitchell Starc ensured that Bangladesh could never set themselves for the final launch.
At the end, you have to credit Bangladesh for not throwing in the towel. In the process, they also registered their highest ODI score ever, leaving behind the 330-run total that they notched up against South Africa in their first match of this tournament at the Oval.
Australia- David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
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