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Saturday July 20, 2024

Pat Cummins stars as Australia beat Bangladesh

Australia were awarded the victory under the Duckworth-Lewis formula after motoring to 100-2 off 11.2 overs when rain stopped play

By Web Desk
June 21, 2024
Australias bowler Glenn Maxwell dismisses Rishad Hossain. — x/ESPNcricinfo
Australia's bowler Glenn Maxwell dismisses Rishad Hossain. — x/ESPNcricinfo

Pat Cummins claimed a brilliant hat-trick and David Warner thrashed a quick-fire 53 not out as Australia beat Bangladesh by 28 runs in a weather-disrupted T20 World Cup Super Eight clash in Antigua on Thursday.

Australia, who are bidding to complete a historic treble of World Test Championship, ODI World Cup and T20 World Cup titles, were awarded the victory under the Duckworth-Lewis formula after motoring to 100-2 off 11.2 overs when rain stopped play.

Earlier, Australia had held Bangladesh to 140-8 off their 20 overs.

This was the first Super 8 match for both sides in the tournament.

"We are going to bowl first. Looks a decent wicket, don't think it'll change too much. It's always nice to get used to the conditions, we have played one game here. The wickets have played pretty well, hopefully we have a great game," Australia captain Mitchell Marsh said at the toss.

"As the tournament goes deeper, the pressure rises. Trusting our game, sticking to our style and more importantly enjoy the game. Two changes. Starc and Cummins come in for Agar and Ellis," he added.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh skipper Najmul Shanto said: "I'd have bowled first as well, but happy to bat. We made one change, Shaki Mahedi comes in and Jaker Ali isn't playing. As a batting group, we need to do something special. Looks a good wicket."

Australia are in high spirits as they have won all of their group matches so far including a massive win against England. They will aim to continue their winning streak through the Super 8 stage. 

Earlier, the toss was delayed a bit by rains. 

Squads

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman

Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood