The 26th match of CWC 2019 became a Thriller. Both the teams tried their heart out. Bangladeshi Batsmen fought a lot against Australian bowlers but failed to chase 382 runs. In the end, Australia won the match by 48 runs. David Warner became the man of the match after scoring 166 runs. He powered the team to score big in the first inning. Bangladesh has suffered their third loss including this match.
David Warner Powered Australia To Won Against Bangladesh By 48 Runs
Bangladesh’s highest total in ODIs didn’t suffice. That kind of a day. Once Australia muscled 131 runs in the last 10 overs, they did just enough to push Bangladesh on the brink, if not out of the game. But the Bangladeshi innings had some ebbs and flows about it.
Bangladeshi batters decided to be positive and ensured Australia had to work hard for this win. A win by 48 runs might not mean it was close. But Aussies never underestimated their counterparts. And this total of 333 was despite Shakib having an off day. But Tamim, Rahim, and Mahmudullah came to the party and ensured it wasn’t a dull contest.
Their NRR also wouldn’t have suffered as much as it might have in case of a tame effort. But Bangladesh showed stomach for a fight and that augurs well for them for the rest of the tournament. Like SA, Pakistan and a few others,
Bangladesh can only better their chances of a semi-final qualification with only wins from here. Going back in time, Davey Warner sizzled with a 166 and almost threatened to get a double. Maxwell also showcased his brilliance with a 10-ball 32.
Mashrafe had to turn to Soumya Sarkar and it defined the problems that Bangladesh had to suffer today. But Australia was clinical again and their campaign barring the hiccup against India has looked smooth.
Their next three opponents are England, New Zealand and South Africa. Bangladesh on their part has an Asian platter coming up Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. They need three wins to stay afloat in the tourney and of course favorable results from other games as well.