Australia defeated Bangladesh

Australia won the match by 3 wickets.

Australia won the toss and elected to field first. Bangladesh with a slow start score 33-2 in the powerplay.

Bangladesh were struggling and were 105-5 in the 16th over. But thanks to Mahmudullah innings of 49 in just 29 and Bangladesh manage to score 156-5 in their 20 over match. Adam Zampa picked up 3 wickets for 23 runs in his 4 overs.

 

Australia again with a very good start in the powerplay and score 51-0. Usman Khawaja continued his good form and score 58 in 45 balls. Shane Watson was run out on 21 runs. Smith the skipper was bowled by the young Mustafizur. Shakib picked up 3 wickets. But that was not enough to defeat the massive Australians.  Australia 157-3 finishes the match in 18.3 overs.

Australian captain spoke:  “We made it difficult for ourselves at the end. For us, it was about one of our top four being clinical. I think it’s about them doing that. We haven’t been good in those middle overs. We’ve got to improve the way we play. We’re excited by the challenge of Pakistan and India. The pitches are a bit different to what we’re used to. Bangladesh are a very improved side. We’re going to have to be at our best to beat the likes of India.”

Adam Zampa was awarded the man of the match for his spell of 4-23 in his four over.

 

Adam Zampa to all batsmen in Bangladesh innings.

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