Australia has got a lift for reaching the T20 World Cup semi-finals. The side headed by Aaron Finch thrashed Bangladesh by 8 wickets on Thursday, November 4 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. After the stunning victory, Australia’s net run rate increased to 1.031. In terms of the Tigers, they failed to win a single game in the Super 12.
Bangladesh looked hopeless and confused after just being put into batting first, getting knocked out for 73 in 15 overs. Mitchell Starc was the first to strike, dispatching Liton Das, who had managed to establish his action. Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim were also unable to hit double digits. Mohammad Naim looked good after hitting 3 fours, but he was struck by Josh Hazlewood.
With a score of 33 in 6.1 overs, the Tigers lost the majority of their team. After getting 16, Mahmudullah also failed to capitalize. The same was valid for Shamim Hossain, who was expelled after reaching 19. Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, and Shoriful Islam went for nothing. Adam Zampa’s heroics assisted Australia. The leg-spinner finished with 4-0-19-5 scores. Starc and Hazlewood each took 2 wickets.
Our lads complete a huge win over Bangladesh and jump back up to second spot in Group 1 of the #T20WorldCup.
A special shout-out to Adam Zampa, who took 5-19. pic.twitter.com/zLOToqdlE9
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 4, 2021
The Australian openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch, fired all they had at the outset of their run hunt. The pair was clear that Australia’s NRR needed to improve and hence executed their shots from the start. Finch came on fire, hitting 40 runs off 20 balls, including 2 fours and 4 sixes. Taskin Ahmed bowled him out in the 5th over to conclude his spell.
The Kangaroos added up 67 runs on the powerplay and demonstrated their supremacy. David Warner, who has been in good form in this World Cup, made 18 runs before Shoriful begins the strike. Unfortunately, the script was already on the board for Mahmudullah’s Bangladesh at that stage. In the conclusion, the Men in Yellow outscored the modest objective of 74 with up to 82 balls left to play.
Terrific start for the Aussies #ICCT20WorldCup2021 against Bangladesh ! Time to go for the kill now and knock B’desh over for 75 or less and chase then down in 7 overs or less to get the run rate back to above South Africa !!!!!! Huge opportunity right now 👏🏻👏🏻
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 4, 2021
This chase is crucial for the Aussies. https://t.co/R3wvJwO6M6
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) November 4, 2021
Australia must look to finish this chase asap AND if they reach 73 they must attempt to hit a boundary to take the total to 77 or 79. It will further improve their NRR. Every run matters. #T20WorldCup
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 4, 2021
That was Zampa’s first 5 wicket haul in 3rd grade
— The Grade Cricketer (@gradecricketer) November 4, 2021
Good to see Taskin Ahmed reacting after a catch is dropped off his bowling. He has been really nice on the ten previous occasions in 2021.
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) November 4, 2021
High time that NRR is removed to break ties in multi-team tournaments. For ex if Aus win by 1 wkt or 10 wkts the NRR change is the same. Also some teams have an advantage due to scheduling. Some one has to innovate soon. Bonus Point is one solution. #continueranting #T20WorldCup
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) November 4, 2021
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) November 4, 2021