Australia moved a step closers towards qualifying for the semifinals of ICC World Cup 2019 after their comfortable win over Bangladesh at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. David Warner produced a belligerent century to power Australia to a mammoth 381 runs. In reply, Bangladesh produced a courageous effort with the bat to lose the game by 48 runs.
Swashbuckling opener David Warner led from the front with the bat for Australia. Left-hander smashed a second century of the competition to see Afghanistan post a big score on the board.
He added 121 run partnership with Captain Aaron Finch to get the side off to an excellent start. Aaron Finch was the first to be dismissed as he scored 53 off 51 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes.
Usman Khuwaja also played well and provided supported to Warner as the duo added 192 runs to see Australia pile on the runs against Bangladesh bowlers. Warner scored 166 off 147 balls with the help of fourteen fours and five sixes. Khuwaja also produced a brisk innings and scored 89 runs off 72 balls with the help of ten boundaries.
Glenn Maxwell also produced a quick-fire cameo of 32 runs off just 10 balls with the help of three sixes and two fours. Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey also chipped in with runs at the end to see Australia post a big score on the board.
David Warner produced a superlative century to see Australia beat Bangladesh in a World Cup game played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham
In pursuit of a mammoth 382 runs to win, Soumya Sarkar was the first to be dismissed as he was run-out in the 4th over of the innings. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan led the recovery for Bangladesh and put on a 79-run partnership.
Medium-pacer Marcus Stoinis provided much-needed breakthrough as Shakib was dismissed for 41 runs. The big positive for Bangladesh was opening batsman Tamim Iqbal finding form with the bat. He scored 62 off 74 balls with the help of six boundaries.
Mushfiqur Rahim played exceedingly well and put on a 127-run partnership with Mahmudullah to see Bangladesh score at a good rate. Rahim scored unbeaten 102 runs off 97 balls with the help of nine fours and a six. Mahmudullah scored 69 off 50 balls to help Bangladesh deliver a valiant effort in the chase against Australia. It was due to exceptional performances from Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah as Bangladesh to manage to end up with 333 runs in 50 overs.
For Australia, Pace duo of Mitchell Starc and Nathan Coulter-Nile bowled exceedingly well and shared four wickets between them. Marcus Stoinis also picked up two wickets against Bangladesh.