Champions Trophy: Australia vs Bangladesh, match abandoned due to rain

Australia's tall fast bowlers will look to come hard at Bangladesh

Australia's tall fast bowlers will look to come hard at Bangladesh

Australia and Bangladesh were forced to split points after their Group A match of the ongoing Champions Trophy was washed out due to rain here on Monday. "And it was pretty ordinary, to be honest with you", ranted Smith.

Mashrafe, after the match, said that they knew it would be hard to play against Australia. Then replays exactly showed why he was shocked because he had got an inside edge and there was clear bat contact. They need to register a win quickly in order to book their place in the semi-finals, although Australia shared a point with New Zealand while Bangladesh lost to England.

BEST QUOTE - "It was a little bit frustrating obviously not to get a result in".

Tamim was unlucky to miss his second consecutive century, but his 95, made with six fours and three sixes in 114 balls, will prove to be priceless. It seemed like the rest of the side subdued against Australian bowling attack and were decimated to a paltry total.

Pace bowler Mitchell Starc was the cream of the crop with four wickets in nine balls in rout the Bangladesh tail.

Australia were bang on course for a crucial win after Bangladesh were skittled out for 182 off 44.3 overs.

As the intensity of rain increased, the umpires took players off the field with four more overs needed to constitute a result.

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- Black Caps opener Martin Guptill said the loss of strike bowler Woakes for England would be countered by the addition of Finn, while the Kiwis are expected to be unchanged from the side that dominated a washout against Australia.

Australia now have two points from as many matches and they will now have to win their last Group A match against England on June 10 to qualify for the semifinals.

And it was the Aussies who struck first, as Josh Hazlewood - fresh from his six-wicket haul against the New Zealanders - ran one across the left-handed Soumya Sarkar and induced a catch behind to make it 22 for one.

The floodgates opened, Starc bowling both Mashrafe Mortaza and Rubel Hossain for his third wicket in four balls and then finally Mehedi Hasan Miraz to wrap up the innings in the 45th over.

And he could find it in time for the clash against the old enemy, who Starc said had not been backwards in coming forward about their ambitions, and ability, to win the tournament on their home soil.

A productive period for Australia got even better when Moises Henriques had Mushfiqur Rahim dismissed lbw to reduce Bangladesh to 53-3. The high chance of rain affecting the England-New Zealand match in Cardiff on Tuesday may add to the intrigue.