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Bangladesh gave Australia a challenging target of 307 runs

Although the lower order failed, Bangladesh gave Australia a target of 307 runs with the help of the opening and middle order. Tigers scored 300 runs for the first time in India World Cup. Earlier, Bangladesh scored 282 runs against Sri Lanka. This was Bangladesh’s highest run in India’s World Cup.

After losing the toss against Ajid, the two Tiger openers got off to a good start. He scored 76 runs in the opening pair. Liton Das, Tanjid Tamim, Shanto and Mahmudullah Riyad missed half centuries for Bangladesh today. Liton Das 36, Tanjid Tamim 36, Shanta 45 and Mahmudullah Riyad 32 runs returned to Sajghar. Although these four batters failed, Tawheed Hridya scored a half-century against Ajid today. However, he went back to 74 runs, raising hopes of a century. In the end, Bangladesh scored 306 runs by losing 8 wickets in the allotted 50 overs.

Two openers Tanjid Hasan Tamim and Liton Das started batting at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. They kept wickets by playing dot balls without playing big shots. He took 20 runs in the first 5 overs.

Two openers came out of the shell from the next over. After scoring 20 runs in 5 overs, the Tigers completed their half-century in 8 overs. And picked up 62 runs in the first power play.

But this pair was broken by Tanjid Hasan Tamim’s departure for the team’s 76 runs. Tamim, who scored 9 runs in the previous match, continued to play carefully from the beginning. He was gradually increasing his innings. But after scoring 36 off 34 balls, he fell victim to Sean Abbott and had to go back.

After Tamim’s departure, Liton formed a pair with Nazmul Hossain Shanto, who served as the captain in today’s match. They did not let Tamim’s departure affect Bangladesh’s run rate.

The Tigers took the team’s century in just 15 overs by relying on this pair. But then there is a fall in rhythm.

Lytton, who returned to 23 runs in the previous match, was raising hopes of a half-century. But the team scored 36 runs from 45 balls for 106 runs and Adam Jumper caught Marnus Labuchen at long on and went back to Sajghar. On his departure, the Tigers lost two openers for 106 runs. After 2 wickets for 106 runs, Liton and Tawhid Hridoy formed a partnership. Bangladesh completed the team’s 150 runs in 24 overs with this pair. The duo was leading Bangladesh to a big collection.

But this pair could not go further. After Tamim, Liton, Nazmul Hossain Shanto also failed to get a half century. Shanta, who was on the verge of a half-century, was run out with 45 off 57 balls and returned to the dressing room. The pair of 63 runs broke on his departure.

After Shanta’s departure, Mahmudullah Riyad teamed up with Tawheed Hriday. Bangladesh completed 200 runs in 31 overs by relying on this pair.

However, the team stopped at 213 runs. Mahmudullah, who scored 22 runs in the previous match, went back to Sajghar after scoring 32 runs from 28 balls against Riyad Azid. On his departure, Bangladesh lost 4 wickets for 214 runs.

After Mahmudullah, Tawheed Hriday paired with Mushfiq. Liton Das, Tanjid Tamim, Shanta and Mahmudullah failed but Tawheed Hriday scored a personal half-century against Ajid today. He scored a half-century against Ajid today in 61 balls.

He was on his way to a big collection with Mushfiqur picking up a half-century. But Mushfiq failed to accompany him for a long time. Adam Jumper was caught by Pat Cummins at midwicket for the team’s 251 runs and went back to the box. He scored 21 runs off 24 balls before getting out.

After Mushfiq, Tawheed Hridyo also went back. Hridoy, who had raised hopes of a century, scored 74 runs off 79 balls and was caught by Marnus Labuchen at deep midwicket off Marcus Stoinis and returned home.

Bangladesh scored 306 runs after losing 8 wickets in the allotted 50 overs due to the failure of the lower order.

(11 November/NBW)


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