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As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, World T20


Cricketnext Staff
Apr 01, 2014 at 06:52pm IST

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Toss and team news: Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the dead rubber. Bangladesh have made three changes -- Gazi, Mominul come in and Taskin makes his debut. Meanwhile for Australia - Dan Christian comes in for Brad Hodge, Muirhead makes way for Nathan Coulter-Nile.

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As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, World T20

Aaron Finch scored a breezy 45-ball 71 and shared a 98-run opening stand with David Warner to power Australia to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh with 15 balls to spare.

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Cameron White, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey(c), Daniel Christian, Brad Haddin(w), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Doug Bollinger

ALSO SEE Australia's bubble of brilliance bursts in Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed

Commentary (Australia 1st Innings)

This was a rather one-sided contest. The big match of the evening is just around the corner. Pakistan take on West Indies in some time. The winner will go through the semis and of course, the loser will be knocked out. Switch on to the other tab in a few minutes to consume all the action from the crunch game.

Finch has been named the Man of the Match. He says that it is disappointing that a good performance came in this game but felt good to win. Adds that the pitch was better to bat on today and the ball came on to the bat.

Australia have also had a disappointing tournament and they looked like favourites before it began. Debutant Taskin did impress with his pace and carry and Bangladesh did have some positives from today's game, including their batting.

Australia have blown the hosts away today! This is a good consolation win for the Kangaroos. On the other hand, Bangladesh will be disappointed on not giving the home crowd a single win in the group stages after they qualified. The slide began when they lost to Hong Kong and from there on lost all the four games against the Test playing nations.

17.3 A Hossain to G Bailey, SIX! Bailey finishes the game off with a biggie! AUSTRALIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS. Fullish and just outside off, Bailey swings through the line and sends the ball over the long off fence. 158/3

17.2 A Hossain to G Bailey, FOUR! Up and over! Bailey gets under this length delivery and lofts it nicely over mid on for a boundary. 152/3

17.1 A Hossain to G Bailey, Pitched up just outside off, driven away to mid off. 148/3

16.6 T Ahmed to G Bailey, Full and swerving in towards off, Bailey inside edges the ball through square leg for one. 148/3

16.5 T Ahmed to G Bailey, A full toss outside off, Bailey looks to cut but under edges the ball to Rahim. 147/3

16.4 T Ahmed to G Bailey, Bailey has punched that ball through the offside. 147/3

16.3 T Ahmed to G Bailey, Played to the point region by Bailey. 147/3

Out comes George Bailey to bat.

16.2 T Ahmed to G Maxwell, OUT! Maxwell has been beaten for pace here! A full toss on middle and off. Maxwell gets his bat down late and the ball squeezes through to hit the stumps. This was lazy from Maxwell. Taskin gets his maiden international wicket. 147/3

16.1 T Ahmed to G Maxwell, FOUR! Smacked! Very slow and slightly short. Maxwell gets room to swing his hands and pulls the ball through mid-wicket like a rocket to the fence. 147/2

15.6 A Hossain to C White, FOUR! Murdered! Slightly short around off, White rocks back and pulls the ball like a bullet to the mid-wicket fence. 143/2

15.5 A Hossain to G Maxwell, Fullish on middle, pushed away to long on for a single. 139/2

15.4 A Hossain to C White, Fullish slower one around off, run down to third man for a single. 138/2

15.3 A Hossain to C White, Shortish into White's body, he pulls from the crease and Mominul Haque does well, moving to his left with the slide. Saves two for his side. 137/2

15.2 A Hossain to C White, Fullish and just outside off, driven down to mid off. 135/2

Glenn Maxwell walks in to bat.

15.1 A Hossain to A Finch, OUT! Finch goes in the hunt for the finish! Fullish around off, Finch looks to go down the ground. He ends up slicing the ball high in the air towards the deep cover region. Hossain runs in and misjudges at first but then adjusts well, moving to his right and takes a supreme catch. 135/2

14.6 M Haque to A Finch, Flat around off, punched away to deep cover for one. 135/1

14.5 M Haque to A Finch, SIX! Tremendous shot! Flighted just outside off stump, Finch dances down the track and clobbers the ball over the long off fence. 134/1

14.4 M Haque to C White, Flighted on off stump, defended to the covers for a single. 128/1

14.3 M Haque to A Finch, Slightly short outside off, cut away to deep point for a single. 127/1

14.2 M Haque to A Finch, FOUR! Bang! Finch rocks back as Haque bowls a short one outside off. He tonks the ball hard over the covers for four. 126/1

14.1 M Haque to C White, Flat on the pads, worked away through square leg for one. 122/1

Mominul Haque into the attack now.

13.6 A Razzak to A Finch, Flat around off stump, punched away to extra cover. 121/1

13.5 A Razzak to C White, Shortish outside off, slapped down to long off for a single. 121/1

13.4 A Razzak to C White, Flighted on middle, White dances out and takes the ball on the pads. 120/1

13.3 A Razzak to A Finch, Slightly short outside off, cut away through the covers for a single. 120/1

13.2 A Razzak to C White, Floated up on middle and off, White gets down for the paddle but gets an inside edge on to his pads. The ball goes away to the off side and a single is taken. 119/1

13.1 A Razzak to A Finch, Slightly short outside off, cut away to deep cover for a single. 118/1

12.6 T Ahmed to C White, Pitched up just outside off, driven sweetly to mid off. 117/1

12.5 T Ahmed to C White, Length delivery in the corridor outside off, pushed away to mid off. 117/1

12.4 T Ahmed to C White, FOUR! Slammed away! Short delivery on off stump, White gets on top of the bounce and pulls it away past mid on for a boundary. 117/1

12.3 T Ahmed to A Finch, Fullish and just outside off stump, driven down to long off for a single. 113/1

12.2 T Ahmed to A Finch, FOUR! More treatment for Taskin! Pitched up on middle and leg, Finch stands tall and swings the ball away to the mid-wicket fence. 112/1

12.2 T Ahmed to A Finch, WIDE! Full and slanting down the leg side this time. 108/1

Fifth T20I fifty for Finch.

12.1 T Ahmed to A Finch, FOUR! Crunched away by Finch! A low full toss outside off stump, Finch leans forward and drives the ball superbly through the covers for four. 107/1

11.6 A Hossain to C White, Full and nipping in towards off stump. White comes forward and defends into the leg side. 103/1

11.5 A Hossain to C White, In the air and safe! Length on off, White shuffles across and works the ball uppishly past mid-wicket and wide of mid on for two. 103/1

11.5 A Hossain to C White, WIDE! Al-Amin goes for the bouncer but slips it slightly down the leg side. White misses the hook and it's a wide. 101/1

11.4 A Hossain to A Finch, Length delivery around off stump, run down to third man for a single. 100/1

11.3 A Hossain to C White, Fullish and comes in to middle. White inside edges the ball into the leg side for a single. 99/1

Cameron White makes his way out to bat.

11.2 A Hossain to D Warner, OUT! Warner has been bowled here and yes, silenced too! A short slower delivery on middle and off. Warner looks to swing across the line and misses. This was a slower one and Warner was through with his shot early. The ball goes on to hit the stumps. Al-Amin has a parting send off for Warner. 98/1

11.1 A Hossain to A Finch, Length ball on middle, pushed away to long on for a single. 98/0

Al-Amin Hossain comes back into the attack.

10.6 S Gazi to A Finch, Flat around off stump, punched away to the covers for a single. 97/0

10.5 S Gazi to A Finch, FOUR! Bad bowling now! Shortish around off stump, Finch goes back and pulls. Doesn't time it well enough but finds the mid-wicket fence. 96/0

10.4 S Gazi to A Finch, Slightly short around off stump, Finch goes back to cut but is beaten. Rahim thought that there was an edge and appealed very hard. And yes, he is right, there was an edge! 92/0

10.3 S Gazi to A Finch, Flat on middle, defended back to Gazi. 92/0

10.2 S Gazi to A Finch, SIX! Finch follows Warner's footsteps now! Flighted outside off, Finch gets low down and swipes the ball over the mid-wicket fence. It's slog sweep galore here! 92/0

10.1 S Gazi to D Warner, Flat on off stump, Warner goes back and works the ball away through square leg for one. 86/0

Gazi back on!

9.6 Al Hasan to A Finch, Flighted on to the pads, the ball strikes them and dies down to the leg side. Finch looks for the leg bye but Rahim gets to the ball quickly. 85/0

9.5 Al Hasan to D Warner, Shortish around off, punched away through the covers for one. 85/0

9.4 Al Hasan to D Warner, Flat on middle, worked away to mid-wicket. 84/0

9.3 Al Hasan to D Warner, SIX! One more! Warner dances down the track this time, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and swings. He gets a lot of height but enough distance to take the ball beyond the fence at mid-wicket. 84/0

9.2 Al Hasan to D Warner, SIX! Warner goes big and finds the crowd! Flighted on middle, Warner sits down and plays another productive slog sweep over the mid-wicket boundary. 78/0

9.1 Al Hasan to A Finch, Tossed up on off, Finch sits back and jabs the ball away to point for a single. 72/0

Shakib back into the attack.

8.6 T Ahmed to D Warner, Full and slow on middle, Warner walks down the track to flick but misses. He is hit on his pads and the ball goes away to the short third man region. 71/0

8.5 T Ahmed to A Finch, Pitched up on off stump, driven away to the mid off region for a quick single. 71/0

8.4 T Ahmed to D Warner, Slightly short on Warner's hips, he pulls the ball away to deep square leg for one. 70/0

8.3 T Ahmed to A Finch, Finch is struggling against Taskin! Length on off, Finch chops the ball on to his pads and Warner runs across for the single. 69/0

8.2 T Ahmed to A Finch, Short again outside off, Finch misses out once again as he looks to cut. 68/0

8.1 T Ahmed to A Finch, Huge, mighty appeal for caught behind! Shortish on off stump, Finch arches back to cut but misses. Taskin appeals hard but umpire Dharmasena didn't hear anything. There was no edge. 68/0

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