Australia easily chase 74 to beat Bangladesh in T20 WC

DUBAI: Aaron Finch and David Warner scored 58 runs together to lead Australia to a comfortable 74-run chase with eight wickets in hand against Bangladesh. 

Set to chase 74, Finch and Warner provided a solid start to their team with their opening partnership. Finch scored 40 runs off 20 balls laced with two boundaries and four sixes whereas Warner contributed 18 including three boundaries.

Mitchell Marsh scored 16 with the help of two boundaries and a six.

Taskeen Ahmed and Shoriful Islam bagged a wicket each for Bangladesh.

Earlier, Adam Zampa bagged five-wicket haul as Australia bowled out Bangladesh for 73 runs

Sent into bat first, Bangladeshi batters were rattled completely in front of Aussies. Mohammad Naim scored 17 runs off 16 balls with the help of three boundaries. Shamim Hossain made 19 runs off 18 balls including a boundary and a six.

Bangladeshi skipper Mahmudullah made 16 runs off 18 balls but couldn’t finish it with a good score for his team.

Zampa bagged five followed by Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood taking two wickets each and Glenn Maxwell managing one.


Australia have won the toss and decided to field first against Bangladesh


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

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