RESULT
31st Match, Group 2 (D/N), Mirpur, April 01, 2014, World T20
(17.3/20 ov, T:154) 158/3

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
71 (45)
aaron-finch
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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 153/5(20 overs)
Australia 158/3(17.3 overs)
Al-Amin Hossain2/30 (3.3)
Taskin Ahmed1/24 (4)

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 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 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
Al-Amin to Bailey, no run

fullish on off stump, pushed down to mid-off

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 148/3CRR: 8.70 RRR: 2.00
George Bailey1 (4)
Cameron White18 (15)
Taskin Ahmed 4-0-24-1
Al-Amin Hossain 3-0-20-2
16.6
1
Taskin 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
Taskin 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
Taskin to Bailey, no run

gets it nice and full and just outside off, pushed to short cover

16.3
Taskin to Bailey, no run

shortish and outside off, dabbed to point

George Bailey, the Aussie captain, is in

16.2
W
Taskin to Maxwell, OUT

misses a full toss and has his stumps in disarray. First T20 wicket for Taskin. Looked to hit across the line towards midwicket and the bat face closed a little too early. Consolation wicket, but Australia are already on the cusp of a... uh, consolation victory

Glenn Maxwell b Taskin Ahmed 5 (6m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
16.1
4
Taskin to Maxwell, FOUR runs

slower ball, came out of the back of his hand. Maxi though was waiting for it and he has laced this through midwicket.

Time for Taskin, with 11 runs for Australia to get

end of over 168 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 143/2CRR: 8.93 RRR: 2.75
Cameron White18 (15)
Glenn Maxwell1 (1)
Al-Amin Hossain 3-0-20-2
Mominul Haque 1-0-14-0

damien: "The problem is australia isn't playing the entire victorian team, white,finch,maxwell, hodge, muirhead isn't enough" I was expecting this a lot earlier

15.6
4
Al-Amin to White, FOUR runs

slower short ball outside off, White has powered this through to the midwicket boundary

15.5
1
Al-Amin to Maxwell, 1 run

full and outside off, Maxi nudges it all along the ground to long-on

15.4
1
Al-Amin to White, 1 run

leg cutter again, steered to third man with an angled face

15.3
2
Al-Amin to White, 2 runs

short ball, sits up for the pull shot which is nailed by White. Mominul does quite well in the deep and keeps it to two

Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman, by the way

15.2
Al-Amin to White, no run

fullish on off stump, defended

15.1
W
Al-Amin to Finch, OUT

terrific catch from Nasir, who inspects his right wrist to check for damage. Leg cutter dupes him as Finch backs away and looks to flay this over the covers. Gets more of an edge which soars into the evening sky. Deep point races in, keeps his eyes on the ball all the way through and pouches it safely despite it swirling a little away from him at the last minute

Aaron Finch c Nasir Hossain b Al-Amin Hossain 71 (62m 45b 7x4 4x6) SR: 157.77

Bangladesh go back to Al-Amin again

end of over 1514 runs
AUS: 135/1CRR: 9.00 RRR: 3.80
Aaron Finch71 (44)
Cameron White11 (11)
Mominul Haque 1-0-14-0
Abdur Razzak 2-0-16-0
14.6
1
Mominul to Finch, 1 run

dart outside off stump, cut away to deep point

14.5
6
Mominul to Finch, SIX runs

look out over extra cover! Plantede his front leg outside leg and hammered this over the top, that's the second time he's nailed that shot today

14.4
1
Mominul to White, 1 run

came forward and pushes this towards point

14.3
1
Mominul to Finch, 1 run

shortish, but this is quicker. So Finch punches it behind point, along the ground

14.2
4
Mominul to Finch, FOUR runs

short ball, slammed to the cover boundary. Made room outside leg and he's muscled this away. No need to keep it down

Best performances - batters
AJ Finch
AJ Finch AUS
71 runs (45)
7 fours4 sixes
Control
78%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
33 runs
3 fours2 sixes
05121618227
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan BAN
66 runs (52)
5 fours3 sixes
Control
74%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
1 four1 six
11767211211
Best performances - bowlers
NM Coulter-Nile
NM Coulter-Nile AUS
O
3
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
5.66
Al-Amin Hossain
Al-Amin Hossain BAN
O
3.3
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
8.57
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
Series
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Australia
Aaron Finch
Match numberT20I no. 396
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30
Match days1 April 2014 - daynight (20-over match)
T20I debut
Taskin Ahmed
Taskin Ahmed
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
England
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
England
Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsAustralia 2, Bangladesh 0
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