David Warner’s century paved the way for Australia to beat Bangladesh by 48 runs at Trent Bridge on Thursday as the reigning champions went top of the World Cup table. Warner made Bangladesh pay for dropping him on 10 with an innings of 166 — the left-handed opener’s second century of the World Cup — in a total of 381-5.
Toss: Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh in a World Cup match here Thursday.
First innings: David Warner worked his way to a responsible 166, his second century of the tournament, to lead Australia to a formidable 381/5. Warner added 121 runs with his skipper Aaron Finch (53) and then raised a 192-run stand with Usman Khawaja (89). This set up the platform for the big hitters. Rain halted play when just one over was left to be bowled in the Australian innings. After a while Marcus Stoinis (17) and Alex Carey (11) returned to collect 13 from the last over as Australia made their second highest score in World Cup. Soumya Sarkar (3/58) took three wickets.
Second innings: Faced with a daunting task to chase down the massive target, the ‘Tigers’, as expected, took the fight to the rival camp but ended up with 333/8 in 50 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim (102 not out), Mahmudullah (69), Tamim Iqbal (62) and in-form Shakib Al Hasan (41) gave their all in the chase but the effort still proved insufficient though the total was their best ever in ODIs. Paceman Mitchell Starc (2/55) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (2/58) shared four wickets between them. The win took Australia to top of the table with 10 points from six games while Bangladesh remained at number five with five points
Scorecard: AUS 381/5 (50 ovs)BAN 333/8 (50 ovs)
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18 July, 2019