Player of the Match
Player of the Match
346dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Zampa and Khawaja help scrappy Australia to victory

Flaws in Australia's World T20 campaign remained evident in a scrappy victory to effectively eliminate Bangladesh from the tournament in Bangalore

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

UT Khawaja
58(45) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 5 9 15 11 6 11
Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah
49(29) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
2 0 6 19 4 5 1 12

Best performances - Bowlers

A Zampa
A Zampa
O4
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
O4
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

21 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Australia 2, Bangladesh 0

Scorer: Sofri D Chandan | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

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"Don't know about that, we made it difficult at the end and Bangladesh bowled quite well in the middle overs. it was about the top four going on and get a not out and making it more clinical. We haven't been good enough in the middle overs," says Smith. "We've had a bit of travel, but its not an excuse. Pakistan and India play well in these conditions and we have to do better. They're different, the pitches weren't like this in the IPL. Our players have to adapt better."

"First six overs was crucial, we knew this ground was high-scoring. Our fielding and bowling could have been better. Mahmudullah played really well, Mithun and Shakib too," says Mashrafe, "Two losses in a row, but we have two matches left and we'll see what happens"

10.50 pm That become quite tense, but a couple of mishaps in the field could not have come at a more opportune time for Australia. They will take a three-wicket victory and stay alive in the World T20, but their performance tonight, barring a hugely impressive Usman Khawaja, still demands introspection. Bangladesh, as well, had their chances, but tossing the debutant Sajib an over with 30 odd runs to get broke the game open. It seemed like Mashrafe wanted to get his overs done with when the pressure was lesser. Then there was also the instance when he couldn't go for a catch that was his, he bowled only one over too. Some questions over the Bangladesh captain. But Mustafiz' cutters turned things interesting, Shakib chipped in as well and pace off the ball provided a lot of problems. In the end, batting down to No. 10 helped Australia survive.

"Nice to make a bit of a difference. After a disappointing loss to New Zealand, nice to get the the tournament rolling. Playing in the BBL, 80,000 people, I'm used to it. I've played three or four games here now, its a learning curve. Just getting used to the length and the pace and to different players and their areas. We've had a bit of travel, off to Mohali now and we'll be there for a week, that'll be nice," says Man of the Match Adam Zampa

Amrit: "I just couldn't imagine this. It seemed both were desperately trying to loose. The most desperate team lost."

18.3
4
Saqlain Sajib to Faulkner, FOUR runs, oooh, gifts them a short ball and Faulkner cracks it through the covers, that's the victory
18.2
0
Saqlain Sajib to Faulkner, no run, pitched on leg and rips across to off stump. Even Faulkner is very nervous. Barely managed to block that
18.1
1
Saqlain Sajib to Nevill, 1 run, flighted delivery on middle, driven to long-off for a simple single

Five from 12 with Faulkner and Nevill together. Loads of time being taken to set the field.Slip has been placed. Third man and fine leg are up.

Kynan: "This is absolutely dreadful by Australia. They will win this game, but this does not inspire confidence when they face India and Pakistan. Shows their inexperience."

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 152/7 (5 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.44, RRR: 2.50)

  • James Faulkner1 (1b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-27-3
  • Mustafizur Rahman4-0-30-2
17.6
W
Shakib Al Hasan to Hastings, OUT, slogged.... right down deep midwicket's throat. Shakib is barely doing anything. He's just bowling slow and inviting the mistake and Hastings obliged

JW Hastings c Soumya Sarkar b Shakib Al Hasan 3 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

17.5
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Hastings, 2 runs, bad throw from the deep. Australia are trying to make things interesting, but Bangladesh keep letting it slip away. Hastings flicks one through to deep square leg and then greedily comes back for a second. He might well have been dismissed had the throw not come at a half-volley for Mushfiqur to pick up
17.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Faulkner, 1 run, moves back and clips it through square leg

Advantage Australia

3-0

Australia's win-loss record against Bangladesh in T20Is, before this match. All their meetings have been in World T20s only - 2007, 2010, 2014 and now in 2016.

Sarkar fails, again

16.00

Soumya Sarkar's average in T20Is, in 17 inns. His ave is the 2nd-lowest among all openers who have played 15+. Only Afg's Karim Sadiq (14.82) has lower ave.

Late, but effective

0

No. of wickets by Adam Zampa in his first 3 T20Is. He conceded 52 runs in 9 overs without a wicket, but took 3 for 23 in 4 over in his 4th T20I today.

Not dismissed

163

Runs by Mahmudullah in his last 5 T20I inns batting at No.6 or lower. He has scored those runs in 96 balls (S/R 169.79) and has remained not out in all those inns.

Openers on top this time

0

No. of partnerships of 50 or more runs against Bangladesh in last 10 T20Is, before this match. The ave opening stand was around 13 in those 10 inns.

Warner at Chinnaswamy

72.25

David Warner's average in T20s at Chinnaswamy in 5 innings, before this (all in IPL). His scores: 33, 123*, 15, 61, 57. His strike rate being 169.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super 10 Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017