ICC Champions Prize 2017: Australia left disappointed as rain keeps Bangladesh’s hopes alive
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Express News Desk/Updated: June 05, 2017
London: Australia deal with a make or break Champions Trophy face-off with England after their Group A clash versus Bangladesh was deserted due to moisten Monday.
When consistent drizzle required the gamers from the field, Steve Smith’s side were going after 183 to beat Bangladesh at The Oval.
Having actually scored 83-1 from 16 overs, Australia just had to bet 4 more overs to be qualified to win through the Duckworth-Lewis guideline for rain-affected video games.
Rain played a spoilsport as Australia were required to share a point with Bangladesh. ReutersRain played a spoilsport as Australia were required to share a point with Bangladesh. Reuters
Rather, Smith and his team-mates were decreased to anxiously taking a look at weather condition updates and peering upwards for any indication of a break in the slate grey sky.
For Australia, who bowled out Bangladesh for 182, the rain ended up being much heavier and the match was called off at 2019 GMT.
Australia will be cursing their luck as they were likewise annoyed by bad weather condition when their opening group component versus New Zealand was deserted, although on that celebration they remained in a less commanding position.
With England, who won their opener versus Bangladesh, due to play New Zealand in the next Group A component, two-time champs Australia will need to beat the hosts in Birmingham on 10 June to receive the semi-finals.
Tamim Iqbal’s 95 was the emphasize for Bangladesh, who are winless and deal with New Zealand in their last group tie.
Regardless of Iqbal’s best shots, Mitchell Starc’s spell of 4 wickets in 9 balls guaranteed Australia had the upper hand prior to the rain got here.
Mindful that threatening clouds were gusting in, Australia had to leave to a quick begin to have an opportunity of winning on the D/L guideline if the needed 20 overs were bowled.
Aaron Finch and David Warner both squashed a set of fours as Australia raced to 37-0 in 6 overs.
Warner was particularly aggressive, pulling one tame shipment from Mashrafe Mortaza off his hip and away to the fence in a flash.
When the Bangladesh seamer dismissed Finch lbw with an inswinger the opener could not deal with as he played throughout his pads, Rubel Hossain briefly stemmed the tide.
When Warner’s overall reached 37 he had actually passed 4,000 runs in one-day internationals.
Just South Africa’s Hashim Amla and West Indies legend Viv Richards struck that turning point quicker than Warner’s 93 innings.
After the rain started to put, Australia briefly had hope when the covers were removed and the umpires revealed play would begin at 1930 GMT.
Rather the rain returned prior to the video game might reboot and Australia’s hopes of success were cleaned away.