Australia’s bid to safe their first victory in Champions Trophy Group A was halted by rain as they chased 183 to beat Bangladesh at The Oval on Monday.
Steve Smith’s aspect have been eighty three-1 after sixteen overs when persistent drizzle pressured the gamers from the sector.
Australia, who bowled out Bangladesh for 182, have to return for 4 extra overs to be eligible to win by way of the Duckworth-Lewis rule for rain interrupted matches.
Having seen their first group fixture towards New Zealand deserted because of rain, two-time champions Australia can sick-afford one other washout as they attempt to qualify for the semi-finals from a gaggle that additionally consists of hosts England.
Earlier, Tamim Iqbal provided Bangladesh’s lone resistance with a valiant ninety five as Australia restricted his aspect to 182 all out.
After hitting 128 towards England in Bangladesh’s opening match on Thursday, Tamim was the primary man as soon as once more, however this time he lacked help and was unable to cease Australia taking management at The Oval.
Whereas Tamim was rock strong, hitting his ninety five off 114 balls with six fours and three sixes, Shakib Al Hasan was the subsequent highest scorer on 29.
Tempo bowler Mitchell Starc was Australia’s handiest drive with 4 wickets from his eight.three overs.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza had gained the toss and elected to bat towards Australia.
Each groups made one change, with Australia spinner Adam Zampa coming in for John Hastings, whereas Bangladesh opted for Mehedi Hasan instead of Mosaddek Hossain.
“It appears an excellent wicket to bat on. It is used, so it is perhaps slower afterward,” Mashrafe stated.
“We really feel like once we scored 305 we have been a bowler brief. We’ve an thrilling off-spinner who hopefully will assist us.
“Hopefully we’ll make a superb complete that we will defend.”
Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith (captain), Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain.
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