Player of the Match
Player of the Match

6.45 pm That's it from this match, thank you for your company and your comments but do go on to the other match, where Pakistan and West Indies will fight for a spot in the semi-final. This is Alagappan Muthu, signing off

"A little consolation," says George Bailey, "Hell of a lot better result that if it had gone the other way. All the things we wanted to do, we did did today. Picked the balls, picked the gaps and the bowling was good as well. [Seam-dominated attack?] Just wanted to hit up them with a bit of pace. We knew there was enough varionaiton with Maxi, Watson and Christians medium pace. I think the its still a game of basics, we just haven't done them well enough in crunch games and lost them. We had a side that was up for the challenge and I'd not want to take anything from them"

"In the end we couldn't finish it well,"Mushifiqur Rahim, "After losing a couple of wickets, getting around 160+ would have been good. The wicket wasn't turning too much and our fast bowling is not our strength. Warner and Finch batted really well in the front and that dropped catch was touch as well. There are a few positives. Anamul and Shakib did very well, but in a World tournament we need to do well as a team. Thanks to the crowd for their support and hopefully we give back their faith soon"

Aaron Finch is the Man of the Match "Disappointing that it's come in this game. Nice to finish off with a win though. Wicket got better as the game went on. The way we started with the ball was good. We were in SA as well, we knew they would be slow, but we just didn't know it would be this slow. "

6.30 pm The target wasn't really daunting, and with the openers setting a solid platform Australia were always in the driver's seat. Aaron Finch continued his good form with 71 off 45 and he proved the difference as he blunted Bangladesh's spinners quite ably

17.3
6
Al-Amin Hossain to Bailey, SIX runs, over long-off to complete Australia's only victory of the World T20. The two batsmen touch gloves, but there's no real joy there. Al-Amin offers a half-volley that has been blasted out of the ground, Bailey getting a decent hit out there
17.2
4
Al-Amin Hossain to Bailey, FOUR runs, smashes it down the ground, length ball with enough room outside off to pick it up and power it away
17.1
0
Al-Amin Hossain to Bailey, no run, fullish on off stump, pushed down to mid-off

END OF OVER:
17 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 148/3 (6 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.70, RRR: 2.00)

  • George Bailey1 (4b)
  • Cameron White18 (15b)
  • Taskin Ahmed4-0-24-1
  • Al-Amin Hossain3-0-20-2
16.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Bailey, 1 run, ducks back in off a good length and Bailey gets off the mark with an inside edge towards long leg. He's been scratchy all through the tournament
16.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Bailey, no run, short and wide outside off, Bailey looks to steer it down the third man but only gets a bottom edge to the keeper
16.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Bailey, no run, gets it nice and full and just outside off, pushed to short cover
16.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Bailey, no run, shortish and outside off, dabbed to point

George Bailey, the Aussie captain, is in

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ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32141.466
NEPAL32140.933
AFG3122-0.981
HKG3122-1.455
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NL32141.109
ZIM32140.957
IRE3214-0.701
UAE3030-1.541
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL43162.233
SA43160.075
NZ4224-0.678
ENG4132-0.776
NL4132-0.866
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA44081.28
WI43161.971
PAK4224-0.384
AUS4132-0.857
BDESH4040-2.072