Mar 21, 2016 23:14(IST)
That's it from us for our live coverage of Australia vs Bangladesh. A tight match but pretty low on quality overall it must be said. Any which way, this makes the group very interesting like we saw.
More from us tomorrow, do join us for the live coverage of the Indian women taking on England
This is how Group 2 looks like. Like we said after the Pakistan win, India are still not out of the woods. Both Aus and Pak ahead of India now
Adam Zampa is named MoTM for his figures of 3-23 23:00(IST)
Well, not so 'thrilling' as much as both teams telling each other they don't want to win this easily.....
That's it, it's all over! Faulkner, the finisher, pushes Australia past the line. Sajib has been poor tonight and bowls a rank short ball that is pushed past cover for four. Bangladesh have only themselves to blame for a sloppy effort on the field. 22:54(IST) 22:53(IST)
Shakib, you beauty! What an over. Two wickets but is it all a bit too late? First he gets Maxwell stumped as he goes for one big shot too many. Then off the last ball, Hastings slogs one straight to cow corner.
Shakib finishes with figures of
4-0-27-3, fighting effort After 18 overs, Australia 152/7 ( James Faulkner 1)
22:50(IST) After 17 overs, Australia 148/5 ( Glenn Maxwell 26 , James Faulkner 0)
Oh Mustafizur, what have you done! Two fast-ish balls in that over and Maxwell pumps both past the boundary line for two big sixes. First a glance over fine leg, and then a straight bat drive over long on.
Bangladesh have dug their own hole today
OUT! Mustafizur's cutters are a thing of beauty! The cutter deceives Mitch Marsh and he lobs one to Shakib at point who takes a good running catch 22:41(IST) After 16 overs, Australia 135/4 ( Glenn Maxwell 13 , Mitchell Marsh 6)
What a poor, poor over from Bangladesh point of view. Saklain Sajib has let his team down badly just as they were building some pressure. The left arm spinner concedes 14 in the over - including three rubbish boundary balls. First a short ball to Maxwell that he powers past cover, Marsh then repeats the shot. Maxwell finishes the over with a four to cover again, this time a full toss outside off 22:36(IST) After 15 overs, Australia 121/4 ( Glenn Maxwell 4 , Mitchell Marsh 1)
Shakib's over just opens up the things a little bit. Tremendous over, just two runs and a wicket! He has been instrumental for Bangladesh tonight
OUT! Well, hang on here. Australia are making this interesting! Warner hits a full toss straight back to Shakib al Hasan. 38 required from 36 but these wickets are keeping Bangladesh in the hunt 22:32(IST)
Looks like another L tonight
22:31(IST) After 14 overs, Australia 119/3 ( David Warner 17 , Glenn Maxwell 3)
Goodness, this Aussie batting lineup is strong. In walks Maxwell and Al-Amin welcomes him with a stinging bouncer that Maxi just about evades. Just 4 from his over. Hint of a way back into the match?
OUT! Is that the breakthrough that brings Bangladesh back into the game? Al Amin comes back into the attack and Khawaja is bowled round his legs trying to run it down to third man 22:28(IST) After 13 overs, Australia 115/2 ( Usman Khawaja 58 , David Warner 16)
Australia are in cruise control in Bengaluru, as Warner joins the party. Pulls a long hop from Mahmudullah to long-on and then a remarkable shot - a back foot smash over long off fr six
22:23(IST) Chance of winning: 10th over: Constant hitting by Khawaja with help from Watson saw the Aussie COW rise steadily, though after Watson got run out in the 9th over it slowed down at 77%. Khawaja and Smith kept the run rate above 8 an over, seeing their COW at 81% by the 10th over.
22:19(IST) After 12 overs, Australia 98/2 ( Usman Khawaja 57 , David Warner 1)
But out comes David Warner, not a great sight for Bangladesh fans
OUT! What a ripper from Mustafizur! After a series of cutters, a perfect yorker as Steve Smith shuffles too far across and gets himself in a tangle and is clean bowled. A brief glimmer for Bangladesh? The skipper is gone for 14 22:16(IST) 22:16(IST) After 11 overs, Australia 94/1 ( Usman Khawaja 54 , Steven Smith (C) 14)
This is all too easy for Australia.
Twelve from that Saqlain over, as Smith dances down and lofts it over the sightscreen 22:11(IST) 22:11(IST) 22:11(IST)
FIFTY FOR KHAWAJA! What a knock this has been so far. Barely broken sweat and has taken 37 balls. Extremely in control of the situation. Brings it up with a delicate cut off the back foot to the boundary
After 10 overs,Australia 82/1 ( Usman Khawaja 52 , Steven Smith (C) 6) 22:08(IST) After 9 overs, Australia 74/1 ( Usman Khawaja 47 , Steven Smith (C) 4)
Still very much Australia's match this, considering the depth in their batting. 8 runs from Shakib's over, starting with a super backfoot punch from Khawaja. He has looked in brilliant touch!
22:03(IST) After 8 overs,Australia 66/1 ( Usman Khawaja 41 , Steven Smith (C) 2)
Steve Smith is the new man in
OUT! Shane Watson's luck runs out, quite literally as he is run out going for a tight second run - solid throw from Sabbir in the deep and good work by Rahim, he's caught just short 22:00(IST) After 7 overs, Australia 60/0 ( Usman Khawaja 38 , Shane Watson 20)
Saqlain from the other end for his first over and after conceding just three from the first five balls, Watson breaks his own shackles by coming down the track and plays his signature straight bat lofted drive over long on for six
21:58(IST) After 6 overs, Australia 51/0 ( Usman Khawaja 36 , Shane Watson 13)
It's been all Australia in the powerplay but there was a golden opportunity off the last ball of Mustafizur's over - Watson gets a leading edge from an offcutter that goes high up in the air - Mithun and Mortaza converge but there is no call as such and it falls in between. Mortaza is not amused at all!
Earlier, Mustafizur came back into action after his injury break to bowl the fourth over - Khawaja had trouble picking the leftie. Just 3 runs from the first five balls and then Watson gets lucky as a slash takes the outside edge past third man for a four
21:49(IST) After 5 overs, Australia 44/0 ( Usman Khawaja 34 , Shane Watson 8)
Khawaja is turning it on in Bengaluru! Over of two halves from Shakib, first two balls had Khawaja beaten and then he responds with three consecutive fours - each of them a gem! First down the track for a sweetly timed on drive, then a lofted off drive and a sweep that should have been stopped at cow corner.
21:41(IST) After 3 overs, Australia 24/0 ( Usman Khawaja 21, Shane Watson 3)
Al-Amin from the other end. Khawaja plays an excellent pull shot off a pretty poor short ball. And off the last ball, plays a mistimed shot through covers but has enough to take it to the boundary. 10 from the over.
21:36(IST) 21:34(IST) After 2 overs, Australia 14/0 ( Usman Khawaja 12 , Shane Watson 2)
Spinner from the other end. Mahmudullah with his gentle off-spinners goes for just five singles
21:30(IST) After 1 overs, Australia 9/0 ( Usman Khawaja 9 , Shane Watson 0)
Khawaja (someone who has had to fight for his place in the XI like very few have had to), hits probably shot of the match off the very first over from Mortaza. Slightly overpitched, Khawaja offers the full face off the bat and hits a big six straight past sightscreen! 90m almost.
Right time for the chase, Khawaja and Watson in the middle.. Mortaza to start off...
21:23(IST) 21:20(IST) 21:14(IST) 21:12(IST) 21:11(IST) Chance of winning
End of the innings: In the 16th over, Zampa got the wicket of Shakib and conceded just 4 runs, sending Australia's COW up to 62%. Watson also gave away just 4 runs, raising their COW to 65%. The last 3 overs were expensive, going for 44 runs, and settling Australia's COW at 53% at the end of the innings. 21:09(IST)
Bangladesh made 52 runs in the last 5 overs, largely thanks to Mahmudullah's 29-ball 49, studded with 7 4's and a six
Excellent finish to the innings for Bangladesh! They would have pledged their houses for a total of 156 after losing Tamim due to sickness and Sarkar fell early. Mahmudullah turns it on in the last over as well. Two length balls from NCN, he lofts the first over mid-off and then over wide long-on - a few singles and twos after that as he cannot reach his 50, but this is a gem of an innings from him.
After 20 overs, Bangladesh 156/5 (Mahmudullah 49 , Mushfiqur Rahim (W) 15)
21:03(IST) 21:03(IST) After 19 overs, Bangladesh 144/5 ( Mahmudullah 38 , Mushfiqur Rahim (W) 14)
Another big over! This is an excellent finish from Bangladesh. Shane Watson's figures have been spoiled thanks to a 17-run over. Bangladesh are targeting the region past point. First Mahmudllah cuts one past point and then Mushfiqur digs a full ball past the same player. But for Zampa's fielding there would have been one more. Mahmudullah then pulls a bouncer past fine leg to finish the over in style!
20:56(IST) After 18 overs,Bangladesh 127/5 ( Mahmudullah 27 , Mushfiqur Rahim (W) 9)
Faulkner's over is an expensive one - a much needed big over for Bangladesh. Mahmudullah (Why on earth is he batting this low!) punches twice past short point for two brilliant boundaries. Mushfiqur then pulls to square leg to make it three fours in the over and 15 runs!
20:50(IST) After 17 overs,Bangladesh 112/5 ( Mahmudullah 17 , Mushfiqur Rahim (W) 4)
Regular wickets have jolted Bangladesh's charge here. Mushfiqur has been struggling for form and Watson cramps him for any room. Just four runs from that over.
20:47(IST) Chance of winning:
15th over: Bangladesh yo-yoed between scoring a lot and scoring very little every other over, and lost the wicket of Shuvagata Hom in the 12th over, causing Australia's COW to fluctuate between 55% and 56% for the most part, before settling at 57% in the 15th over. 20:45(IST) After 16 overs, Bangladesh 108/5 ( Mahmudullah 15 , Mushfiqur Rahim (W) 2)
What a spell from Zampa. Finishes his four over for three wickets and 23 runs - Shakib, Mithun and Hom.
OUT! Shakib falls and it's that man Zampa again. Shakib cuts and the edge goes straight to short third man, NCN, who takes a simple catch 20:41(IST) After 15 overs, Bangladesh 104/4 ( Shakib Al Hasan 33 , Mahmudullah 13)
Shakib has struck form at a very opportune time for Bangladesh - after a good hand against Pakistan in a losing cause. Clears his leg and hits Faulkner over cover for four. 8 from that over.
20:39(IST) After 14 overs, Bangladesh 96/4 ( Shakib Al Hasan 27 , Mahmudullah 12)
Very good over from Zampa, who's looked very good on the day so far. Just five runs, 3-0-19-2 so far
Chance of Winning:
10th over: Marsh gave away a lot of runs, taking Australia's COW down to 55% in the 7th over after Watson had got the dangerous Sabbir Rahman out in the 6th. Hastings conceded just 4 runs in the 8th, but Maxwell went for 12 runs in the 9th. Zampa got Mithun out in the 10th over, giving Australia's COW a slight lift to 56%. 20:35(IST) 20:35(IST) After 13 overs, Bangladesh 91/4 ( Shakib Al Hasan 24 , Mahmudullah 10)
Another over with 10 runs off consecutive balls as Mahmudullah, the designated finisher for Bangladesh, takes on Hastings. First a cut past point for four and then a tremendous front foot pick up pull shot over square leg for six!
20:30(IST) After 12 overs, Bangladesh 80/4 ( Shakib Al Hasan 23 , Mahmudullah 0)
Zampa almost had Mahmudullah off the first ball he faced but a huge LBW appeal is turned down and rightly so by Ian Gould. 12 from that over
OUT! Hom has to go back. SIX, FOUR and then.. OUT! Zampa gets his man eventually but not before Hom gets 10 runs off the first two balls - first a six over long on that was in the air for the longest time and then a cut past third man. Third ball, Zampa brings out the flipper and he's trapped in front. Good stuff from Zzampa 20:23(IST) 20:22(IST) After 10 overs, Bangladesh 64/3 ( Shakib Al Hasan 20 , Shuvagata Hom 1)
Zampa should have had two wickets in his first over! Marsh drops a fairly straightforward chance at square leg as Hom mistimes a sweep.
OUT! Mithun falls - and it's a pretty soft dismissal. Australia's only recognised spinner Adam Zampa strikes off his second ball. A short ball and Mithun can only hit it straight to wide long-on. 20:16(IST) After 9 overs, Bangladesh 61/2 ( Mohammad Mithun 23 , Shakib Al Hasan 18)
Hastings goes for just 4 runs in over. In comes Maxwell next over and Shakib takes him to task. First a lofted cover drive for four and then down the track and over long-on for a big six! 12 runs from that over
Chance of winning:
5th over: 10 runs in the first 3 overs, combined with Soumya Sarkar's wicket in the 2nd over and just 6 runs in the 5th over saw Australia's COW climb steadily from 52% at the start of the match to 64% by the 5th over. 20:10(IST)
Bangladesh would be fairly happy with 140, given their spin attack.
20:09(IST) After 7 overs, Bangladesh 45/2 ( Mohammad Mithun 19 , Shakib Al Hasan 6)
Finally, a big over for Bangladesh and ironically, comes after the powerplay is over. Mitchell Marsh starts his over by giving width to Shakib who cuts hit ferociously for a four. Mithun then smashes the last ball over long-off for the first six off the match
20:02(IST) After 6 overs, Bangladesh 33/2 ( Mohammad Mithun 8 , Shakib Al Hasan 5)
It's not been a good powerplay for Bangladesh. They needed a much better start than this given Bengaluru favours chasing and Australia's batting order
OUT! Shane Watson must be feeling at home already! second over and he has his 2nd wicket already - Sabbir, the man in form, steps down and pulls a short ball to Faulkner at mid-on - who takes a neat catch diving forward 19:57(IST) After 5 overs, Bangladesh 25/1 ( Mohammad Mithun 6 , Sabbir Rahman 12)
Six runs from NCN's 3rd over on the trot, working up some good pace. Sabbir misses out on a full toss outside off, hits it high on the bat and just manages two runs
19:50(IST) After 4 overs, Bangladesh 19/1 ( Mohammad Mithun 4 , Sabbir Rahman 8)
Sabbir getting a move on, but not before some wild swing and misses. Hastings into the attack, Sabbir plays one over midoff and one over midon for the first boundaries of the day for Bangladesh
19:47(IST) After 3 overs, Bangladesh 10/1 ( Mohammad Mithun 3 , Sabbir Rahman 0)
It's been bit of a struggle for Bangladesh so far, lots of playing and missing. Watson and NCN keeping very tight lines.
Fairly evenly poised pre-match
Shabbir is capable of doing just that
19:39(IST) OUT! Oh dear, exactly the start that Bangladesh did not need! Sarkar flashes outside off and hits it straight to Maxwell at point. No movement at the crease, stands and just swings at what would have been a wide ball.
Shane Watson, the new Bengaluru boy in IPL, strikes in the first over!
19:37(IST) After 1 overs, Bangladesh 2/0 ( Mohammad Mithun 1 , Soumya Sarkar 1)
Good start from Nathan Coulter Nile as he gets a good shape into the left hander and away from the right hander. Just the two singles. Sarkar is very crucial for the Tigers chances tonight
19:30(IST) 19:15(IST) 19:14(IST) 19:13(IST)
The big news coming in from Chinnaswamy is Tamim Iqbal missing out for Bangladesh - as if they did not have enough problems already and now their squad is stretched thin.
19:09(IST) 19:05(IST) Michael Clarke: Pretty good chasing ground. We can learn from our last match. We need to execute our plans better. John Hastings in for Ashton Agar Mortaza: Both of them were doing well for us, it is tough for us. Tamim is not playing today, he is sick. It is difficult.
19:05(IST) Australia won the toss and have opted to bowl.
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Bengaluru gets a 2nd match on the trot after the Sri Lanka-West Indies match on Sunday. West Indies romped home but the spinners from both sides were crucial. Samuel Badree, Suleimann Benn were influential, and so were Sri Lanka spinners.
Which should encourage Bangladesh, given Australia's spin problems.
The pre-match narrative surrounding this clash has been about the suspensions handed out to Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed for suspect bowling actions. It has not gone down well at all with Bangladesh fans and most notably, their captain Mortaza.
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Hello and welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of Australia vs Bangladesh - crucial match for both sides who lost their opening encounters. The venue is Bengaluru's iconic Chinnaswamy Stadium Preview: Bangaldesh frustrated ahead of Australia clash Bengaluru: The International Cricket Council's (ICC) ban on bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny for illegal actions in the middle of the World T20 campaign has diminished the Bangladesh team's spirits.
They are scheduled to take on Australia in their second Super 10 match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday, reports bdnews24.com.
The actions of the bowlers were questioned in the first-round match against the Netherlands on March 9. Sunny went through the assessment in Chennai on March 12 and Taskin on March 15. The ICC announced the results on Saturday.
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The team was particularly frustrated about the suspension of Taskin, who is an important cog in their pace wheel.
"We are very upset with the decision. It is very disappointing. We still believe that Taskin is alright. I don’t know the system. Playing back-to-back matches and then be tested," Mashrafe said on Sunday.
"Again, we can’t do anything at the moment. We have to go through the process. The team is very upset."
Losing two of his key bowlers, Mashrafe insisted that things would not be the same in the team.
"If two of your boys in the family are in a pickle, you won't be able to do anything properly - you won't get the same enthusiasm. Our mental state is not like before any more, you can see it clearly," the captain said.
"Taskin and Sunny are obviously disappointed. But the whole team is behind them. At the moment, it is very difficult to tell them that everything will be alright.
"As a group, the coaching staff and players are helping them cope with it. All that we can wish and pray is they come out stronger and fight it out - come back and play for Bangladesh."
Mashrafe claimed the timing of the ICC verdict made things tougher for the team.
"The shock came at such a time when it is difficult for us to manage. If we got the two replacement players a couple of days ago, we could've managed it."
The 32-year-old skipper said the players would still try to lift their spirits and face Australia with resolve.
"So we can't just keep thinking about all those things. We all know that (M. Chinnaswamy) wicket is a high-scoring strip, so we have to work as a unit to be successful.
"I know the people of Bangladesh are on our side and would still be there in more difficult situations. We will also try so that our performance meets their expectations. But it is definitely a difficult task."
First Published On : Mar 21, 2016 23:14 IST