31st Match, Group 2 (D/N), Dhaka, Apr 1 2014, World T20
(17.3/20 ov, target 154)158/3
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
player of the match
Aaron Finch
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia breeze to consolation win

Aaron Finch and David Warner gave Australia the chance to go home with a solitary win in an otherwise forgettable tournament

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh153/5(20 overs)
Australia158/3(17.3 overs)

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

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

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

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 • Need 6 from 18b
George Bailey1 (4)
Cameron White18 (15)
Taskin Ahmed4-0-24-1
Al-Amin Hossain3-0-20-2
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

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

Taskin to Bailey, no run

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

Taskin to Bailey, no run

shortish and outside off, dabbed to point

George Bailey, the Aussie captain, is in

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: 166.67
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 • Need 11 from 24b
Cameron White18 (15)
Glenn Maxwell1 (1)
Al-Amin Hossain3-0-20-2
Mominul Haque1-0-14-0

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

Al-Amin to White, FOUR runs

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

Al-Amin to Maxwell, 1 run

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

Al-Amin to White, 1 run

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

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

Al-Amin to White, no run

fullish on off stump, defended

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: 157.78

Bangladesh go back to Al-Amin again

end of over 1514 runs
AUS: 135/1CRR: 9.00 • RRR: 3.80 • Need 19 from 30b
Aaron Finch71 (44)
Cameron White11 (11)
Mominul Haque1-0-14-0
Abdur Razzak2-0-16-0
Mominul to Finch, 1 run

dart outside off stump, cut away to deep point

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

Mominul to White, 1 run

came forward and pushes this towards point

Mominul to Finch, 1 run

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

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 - batsmen
Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch
71 runs (45)
7 fours
4 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
33 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
66 runs (52)
5 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
1 four
1 six
Best performances - bowlers
Player portrait, Nathan Coulter-Nile
NM Coulter-Nile
Al-Amin Hossain portrait
Al-Amin Hossain
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesWorld T20
Player Of The Match
Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch
Match numberT20 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 match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Taskin Ahmed
Taskin Ahmed
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
England Image
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsAustralia 2, Bangladesh 0