|| Desk Report ||
Bangladesh has no choice but to play well against Australia to book the Champions Trophy ticket. Bangladesh also lost in such a match. Bangladesh lost by eight wickets in Mitchell Marsh’s century match. Bangladesh was successful in batting in this match but could not compete with the ball at all.
In the match in Pune, Bangladesh lost the toss and batted, losing 8 wickets and scoring 306 runs. Tawhid Hriday contributed to Bangladesh’s big collection by playing an innings of 74 runs. In reply, Australia, who secured the semi-final earlier, chased down the target in 44.4 overs.
Australia got off to a cautious start chasing the target. However, Taskin Ahmed did not allow them to settle for long. In his second over, Taskin bowled the dangerous Travis Head on the inside edge. His back-of-the-length delivery hit the stumps on the batsman’s head in an aggressive manner. Auji this opener scored 10 runs off 11 balls before returning.
David Warner and Mitchell Marsh began to make quick runs after the return of the head. Marsh continued to play aggressively after coming to the wicket. He hit three fours in the same over of Sheikh Mehdi. He hit Taskin Ahmed for four sixes in the next over. Ajid scored fifty runs in the eighth over. Marsh took half century off 37 balls. Then Warner got his half century off 52 balls.
Mustafizur Rahman did not allow Warner to settle down for long after the half century. This tiger pacer’s fuller length ball was caught at mid on by Nazmul Hossain Shantar. Warner’s innings ended on 53 runs. Marsh scored a 120-run partnership with Warner shortly after his return. This all-rounder took the century on the 87th ball. This is his second century in the World Cup.
Marsh became more reckless after the century. He was pointing out the failure of Bangladesh in the World Cup by hitting four-sixes in every over. Steve Smith was also leading the match with him in singles-doubles.
Smith also picked up a half century. Meanwhile, Marsh also crossed the 150-run barrier. In the end, these two made an unbroken pair of 175 runs. Smith remained unbeaten on 63 runs off 64 balls. Marsh remained unbeaten on 177 runs off 132 balls with 17 fours and nine sixes.
Earlier, Tanjid Hasan Tamim and Liton Das batted in the beginning. They could not get any runs in the first over bowled by Jos Hazlewood. In the fifth over, Lytton signaled to break the deadlock by pulling the same Hazlewood for four.
In the next over, Tanjid hit Pat Cummins with a length ball down the wicket for four through extra cover. In the power play, both openers of Bangladesh played handily. Bangladesh collected 62 runs without a wicket in 10 overs. However, despite getting a great start, Tanjid could not increase the innings.
This opener of Bangladesh took the leading edge of Shane Abbott’s ball and caught it in the hands of the bowler. Tanjid scored 36 runs off 34 balls before being dismissed. Bangladesh lost their first wicket for 76 runs. After the return of Tanjid, Liton was playing a bit slower with Shanta.
However, at one point, he got out while riding on Adam Jumper. Lytton looked to bowl a jumper tossed up delivery over long on, but it was caught by Marnus Labuschagne fielding on the boundary when he was not on the bat.
Adam Zampa-Travis Heads were handled quite well when Lytton returned. Hridiya reduced his pressure a lot by batting aggressively at number four. But Shanto returned before the half century after being run out. Abbott’s ball wanted to pool. But could not bat-ball.
The ball goes to Labuchen at mid-wicket. Jos Inglis broke the stumps with his quick throw. He could not get inside the crease even with a calm dive while taking two runs. Mahmudullah Riyad and Tawheed Hridoy were progressing well after Nazmul Hossain calmed down.
However, Mahmudullah Riyad went back to 214 runs. This experienced batsman got out after scoring 32 runs off 28 balls. Hriday was on strike, he tackled the ball too. But Mahmudullah, who came a little earlier to take the run, was dismissed by Labuschenne with a direct throw.
Mahmudullah’s partnership with Hridiya was 44 runs. 37-year-old Mahmudullah ended the World Cup with this innings. After the return of Mahmudullah, Tawheed Hriday scored a 61-ball half-century with Mushfiqur Rahim. This is Hriday’s first half-century in this World Cup.
Mushfiqur Rahim also could not take advantage of the good start. The jumper was caught by Pat Cummins while hitting it through short mid-wicket. As a result, Mushfiqur’s innings ended with 21 runs off 24 balls. Marcus Stoinis ended a promising innings for Hearts.
Hriday was blown away by the deep mid-wicket on this Auji pacer’s full toss delivery. But could not cross the border. The ball goes into the hands of Labuschagne. As a result, Hriday’s innings ended with 74 runs off 79 balls. His innings included 2 sixes and 5 fours.
Then Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Nasum Ahmed batted Bangladesh to 300. Mirage, who scored 29 runs, was caught by Cummins at cover while pooling the ball from Abbott in the last over. Nasum is run out.
Bangladesh- 306/8 (50 overs) (Lytton 36, Tanjid 31, Shanta 45, Hriday 74; Zampa 2/32, Abbott 2/61).
Australia- 307/2 (44.4 overs) (Marsh 177*, Smith 63*, Warner 53; Taskin 1/61).