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Bangladesh lost to Australia by a huge margin of eight wickets

Australia won by 8 wickets by making the challenging target of 307 runs by Bangladesh a small target. Desperate to chase the target given by Bangladesh, Ajira lost the opening pair by 12 runs, Mitchell Marsh’s unbeaten 177 runs and David Warner and Steven Smith’s pair of half-centuries lost 2 wickets in 44 overs and won.

Although the lower order failed, Bangladesh gave Australia a challenging target of 307 runs today with the help of the opening and middle order. But Ajira won in 44 overs losing only 2 wickets in Bangladesh’s simple bowling. The Bangladeshi bowlers did not care in front of the aggressive batters. However, despite the loss of 8 wickets, the path to the Champions Trophy remains open for the Tigers. Bangladesh will qualify for the Champions Trophy if the Netherlands lose against India tomorrow.

Australia got a shock early today chasing the target given by Bangladesh. Taskin Ahmed returned Travis Head in the team’s 12 runs. Travis Head was bowled by Taskin.

After losing the first wicket for 12 runs, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh formed a partnership. Both these batsmen took individual fifties today. Mitchell Marsh scored a half century against Bangladesh today with 37 runs and Warner scored a half century with 52 runs.

This pair was gradually becoming dangerous for Bangladesh. Finally Mustafiz broke this pair. He returned Warner who scored 53 runs off 61 balls. Ajira lost 2 wickets for 132 runs on Warner’s departure.

After Warner’s departure, Mitchell Marsh formed a partnership with Steven Smith. These two batsmen left the field with a victory after ragging on the Bangladeshi bowlers.

Mitchell Marsh scored a century against Bangladesh today. In the end he remained unbeaten on 177 runs and Steven Smith remained unbeaten on 63 runs.

Earlier, the two Tiger openers got off to a good start after losing the toss against Ajid. 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 scheduled 50 overs.

(11 November/NBW)


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