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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, AUS Vs BAN Highlights: Valiant Bangladesh Go Down Fighting Against Mighty Australia

A rampant David Warner sets up a 48-run win for defending champions Australia against a spirited Bangladesh side in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 group match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday. Relive the highlights and score of the high-scoring AUS vs BAN match here.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, AUS Vs BAN Highlights: Valiant Bangladesh Go Down Fighting Against Mighty Australia
Australia have defeated Bangladesh 18 times in 19 completed ODIs. Their only loss came in Cardiff, 14 years ago.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, AUS Vs BAN Highlights: Valiant Bangladesh Go Down Fighting Against Mighty Australia
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The winning margin for Australia, by 48 runs, may tell a different story, but Bangladesh were there for the most part of the match, giving a fight to the most successful side in the world. The difference between the two sides in the 26th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 were a couple of catches, dropped catches to be precise by the Tigers, and the last ten overs of each innings. Then, there's David Warner. Also, a target of 382 is a very big one for any team. Get the highlights and score here.
 
The win helped Australia go to the top of the points table with 10 points from six matches and are conveniently placed to qualify for the semifinals.
 
11:26 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis on with the last over. Mashrafe Mortaza hits the third ball for a four, and the skipper is out off the last ball. Caught by Glenn Maxwell at deep. BAN-333/8 and the Aussies have won by 48 runs.
 
11:22 PM IST: Mitchell Starc on with the penultimate over of the match. A single. Then, he had Mehidy Hasan (6 off 7) caught at long-off by David Warner. FoW-323/7 (48.2 overs). Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is the new man.

A single and maiden World Cup hundred for Mushfiqur Rahim, in a doomed fixture. 100 off 95. BAN-326/7 after 49 balls. They need 56 from six balls.
 
11:17 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis returns for his seventh over. A single, then Mushfiqur Rahim hits a straight four to move into the nineties. A slog sweep off the next ball for a double, and streaky four between the wicket-keeper and the lone slip fielder for a four. A slower bouncer, and Mushfiqur misses a chance to score some runs. 11 runs from the over. BAN-321/6 after 48 overs. They need 60 from 12 balls.
 
11:13 PM IST: Mitchell Starc returns. The decisive over of the match. Three singles. Mehidy Hasan plays the fourth ball over cover fielder for a double. A single to end the over. Six runs from it. BAN-310/6 after 47 overs. They need 72 runs from 18 balls.
 
11:08 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile on with his last over, and gets the wicket of Mahmudullah (69 off 50), caught at deep square leg by Pat Cummins. FoW-302/5 (45.3 overs). Coulter-Nile then cleans up new man Sabbir Rahman for first ball duck. Mehidy Hasan is the new man. Four runs and two wickets from the over. Coulter-Nile's figures: 2/58. BAN-304/6 after 46 overs. They need 78 runs from 24 balls.
 
11:00 PM IST: Pat Cummins on with his last over. Four singles and Mahmudullah hits the fifth ball for a six, over deep mid-wicket. 11 runs from the over. BAN-300/4 after 45 overs.  They need another 82 runs from 30  balls.
 
Record alerts! Bangladesh now have their highest ODI total against Australia. The previous high was 95/6 at Mirpur in 2011; and fastest fifty by a Bangladeshi against the Aussies, by Mahmudullah. His 49-ball fifty in 2011 was the previous fastest.
 
10:56 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile on with his ninth over. Two singles. Bangladesh can't win in this rate. Another single. Mahmudullah guides the fourth ball to third man for a four and individual fifty, in 41 balls. He hits another four, this time to deep. 12 runs from the over. BAN-289/4 after 44 overs. They need another 93 runs from 36 balls.
 
10:51 PM IST: Pat Cummins on with his ninth over. A single, then five wides, for height. Beats both Mushfiqur and Alex Carey. Another wide. A single to point. Eight runs from two balls. Mahmudullah plays the next ball to long-off for a single. Another single. A dot, no a wide. And 100-run partnership in 80 balls. Only the third time for Bangladesh against Australia. 13 runs from the over. BAN-277/4 after 43 overs. They need 105 runs from 42 balls.
 
10:44 PM IST: Bangladesh need a couple of massive overs. Adam Zampa on with his ninth over. Mahmudullah hits the third ball for a big six over long-on. A dot and another six, this time over deep mid-wicket. A single to end the over. 15 from the over. BAN-264/4 after 42 overs. They need 118 runs from 48 balls.
 
10:41 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis starts the final powerplay period. Very good over. Just four singles. BAN-249/4 after 41 overs. They need 133 runs from 54 balls.
 
10:37 PM IST: Adam Zampa on with his eighth over. Mushfiqur Rahim plays a cracking cover drive but Glenn Maxwell restricts it to a double with a brilliant fielding effort. Rahil plays a good looking reverse sweep for a four, to third man. A single, then a single to mid-on. A huge LBW shout against Mahmudullah, but runs given, four to fine leg. A dot. He almost plays on. 11 runs from the over. BAN-245/4 after 40 overs. They need 137 runs from 60 balls.
 
10:33 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis returns. very good running between the wickets from Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. Three doubles and two singles. Eight runs from the over. BAN-234/4 after 39 overs.
 
10:27 PM IST: Mitchell Starc on with his eighth over. Two single, then a leg bye. Mushfiqur Rahim plays guided the fourth man to third man and a four. A 50-run stand for Rahim and Mahmudullah. Seven runs from the over. BAN-226/4 after 38 overs. The need 156 runs from 72 balls, at exactly 13 an over.
 
10:23 PM IST: Pat Cummins on with eighth over. Steve Smith brilliant stops a certain four at deep mid-wicket, restricting it to a double.  Mushfiqur Rahim timed it well, but Smith has got legs and stops the ball diving, collecting it with the reversed cup. Three runs from the over. BAN-219/4 after 37 overs. They need another 163 runs from78 balls.
 
10:20 PM IST: Mitchell Starc returns. Musfiqur Rahim hits a crunchy four through point. Eight runs from the over. BAN-2164 after 36 overs. They will take this score at any other game. But today, it looks like too little. 
 
10:16 PM IST: Pat Cummins returns for his seventh over. Mushfiqur Rahim gets a streaky four, to fine leg and fifty for him, in 54 balls. Seven runs from the over. BAN-208/4 after 35 overs. They need 174 runs.
 
10:12 PM IST: Adam Zampa on with his seventh over. Mahmudullah plays a risky shot by taking aerial route, but the ball but the fielders and trickle down to deep backward point boundary for a four. Seven runs from the over. BAN-201/4 after 34 overs.
 
10:07 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile continues after the Drinks. Mushfiqur Rahim hits the third ball for a four, lofting over mid-wicket, with the ball landing just inside the rope. A single, then Mahmudullah cracked the fifth ball to deep mid-wicket boundary. Sweet sound. 10 runs from the over. BAN-194/4 after 33 overs. They need 188 more runs.
 
10:04 PM IST: At this stage, Aussies were 186-1. But it was soon followed by a carnage. 
 
10:02 PM IST: Adam Zampa continues. Four singles from his sixth over. BAN-184/4 after 32 overs. They need another 198 runs. Drinks.
 
9:58 PM IST: Tidy over from Nathan Coulter-Nile. Just three singles from his seventh over. BAN-180/4 after 31 overs.
 
9:55 PM IST: Adam Zampa returns. A dot to Liton Das then an LBW review. Umpire's call and Das is gone (20 off 17). FoW-175/4 (29.2 overs). Mahmudullah is the new man. Two runs from the over. BAN-177/4 after 30 overs.
 
9:48 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile returns. A single off the first ball as Mushfiqur Rahim plays it to sweeper cover. Liton Das plays a beautiful pull shot for a four, then a double to mid-off. Eight runs from the over. BAN-175/3 after 29 overs. They need 207 runs from 126 balls.
 
9:45 PM IST: Pat Cummins continues. Liton Das plays a brilliantly time straight drive for a four. His first boundary. A dot, then another brilliantly timed cover drive, with little help from Marcus Stoinis, who lets the ball slip through his sliding leg. 10 runs from the over. BAN-167/3 after 28 overs.
 
9:40 PM IST: Mitchell Starc continues. Mushfiqur Rahim plays a brilliant cover drive for a four. Text book! Eight runs from the over. BAN-157/3 after 27 overs. They need another 225 runs.
 
9:35 PM IST: Pat Cummins returns for his fifth over. Three singles from it. BAN-149/3 after 26 overs.
 
9:32 PM IST: Liton Das gets a new helmet, and he's fine. Two runs from Mitchell Starc's fifth over, and that wicket. #BAN-146/3 after 25 overs.

Luck doing the tricks. AP Photo
 
9:26 PM IST: Mitchell Starc continues. Tamim Iqbal (62 off 74) plays on the first delivery. Bowled. FoW-144/3 (24.1 overs). And Starc is now the leading wicket-taker in this tournament (14). Liton Das is the new man and get hit on the helmet by a nasty bouncer, crashes into the temple. Precautionary checkup. BAN-144/3 (24.2 overs).
 
9:21 PM IST: Adam Zampa continues. Tamim Iqbal hits the second ball for a four to deep square leg boundary. Controlled aggression from the Bangladesh opener. Nine runs from the over. But Bangladesh need more than a nine every over. BAN-1442/2 after 24 runs.
 
9:17 PM IST: Looking for wickets, Aaron Finch brings back his strike bowler Mitchell Starc and almost a wicket, but off a run out chance. Musfiqure Rahim survives. Tamim Iqbal then plays a cover drive off the fifth ball, but sub Nathan Lyon chases it down after initial midfield to restrict it to a three. Six runs from the over. BAN-135/2 after 23 overs. They need another 247 runs.
 
9:13 PM IST: Adam Zampa on with his third over. Three singles and Mushfiqur Rahim launches the fifth ball for a mighty six, straight over the bowler's head. Nine runs from the over. BAN-129/2 after 22 overs.
 
9:09 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis on with his fourth over. Tamim Iqbal pulls the third ball for a four to move to 49. And a single to short third man for his fifty. Eight runs from the over. BAN-120/2 after 21 overs.
 
9:05 PM IST: Adam Zampa continues. Mushfiqur Rahim takes a double off the first ball, then plays a delightful reverse shot for a four. Two dots. Seven runs from the over. BAN-112/2 after 20 overs. They need another 270 runs from 180 balls.
 
9:01 PM IST: Big wicket! Marcus Stoinis dismissed Shakib Al Hasan (41 off 41). Leading edge and caught at mid-off off by David Warner. FoW-102/2 (18.1 overs). Mushfiqur Rahim, right handed batsman, is the new man. And he survived a run-out. Steve Smith just needed to hit the stumps. Three runs from the over. BAN-105/2 after 19 overs.
 
8:56 PM IST: Bowling change for Australia. Adam Zampa, leg-spinner, on. Two dots to Tamim Iqbal, then four singles. Tidy over. BAN-102/1 after 18 overs.
 
8:50 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis continues. And Tamim Iqbal hits his first four in a very long time, to backward point. Then another mixed-up, but nothing untoward happens. Three more singles and seven runs from the over. BAN-98/1 after 17 overs. Drinks.
 
8:46 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile on with his fifth over. Tamim Iqbal plays the first ball to mid-wicket for a double. Then five singles. Seven runs from the over. BAN-91/1 after 16 overs.
 
8:42 PM IST: Bowling change. Marcus Stoinis, right-arm medium-pacer, on. Six singles from it. BAN-84/1 after 15 overs. They need another 298 runs.
 
8:38 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile continues. Three singles from his fourth over. BAN-78/1 after 14 overs. They need another 304 runs.
 
8:34 PM IST: Glenn Maxwell on with his third ball. A single, then Shakib Al Hasan plays back-to-back straight drives for fours. A dot, then a double, to square leg. A single to end the over. 12 runs from the over. Also fifty-run partnership. BAN-75/1 after 13 overs.
 
8:31 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile continues. Four singles from his third over, all singles. BAN-63/1 after 12 overs.
 
8:27 PM IST: Glenn Maxwell returns for his second over. Tamim Iqbal plays the first ball to mid-wicket for a single. Shakib Al Hasan takes a couple of doubles, then a single. Six runs from the over. BAN-59/1 after 11 overs.
 
8:24 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile continues. Four dot balls to Shakib AL Hasan. Then a super timing, beating the long-off fielder. Four runs from the over. BAN-53/1 after 10 overs.
 
8:21 PM IST: Pat Cummins continues. Two dots, then a single as Tamim Iqbal plays the third ball to third man. Shakib Al Hasan plays a delicate satright drive for a double, then a four to deep backward point. Classic Shakib stroke, making the most out of the opportunity - outside off and he latches onto it. One leg bye to end the over. Eigth runs from the over. BAN-49/1 after nine overs.
 
8:16 PM IST: Second bowling change. Nathan Coulter-Nile, right-arm fast, on with his first over. A wide to start with, then some probing deliveries. Review for a LBW against Shakib Al Hasan. He survives. Ball pitched outside the line. Three runs from the over. BAN-41/1 after eight overs. They need another 341 runs.
 
8:11 PM IST: Pat Cummins continues. Tamim Iqbal hits the first ball for a four, through cover. A visual delight. Cummins responds with three dots. Tamim guides the last ball fora double to third man. Six runs from the over. #BAN-38/1 after seven overs.
 
8:04 PM IST: Strange ploy from Australia. Aaron Finch introduces Glenn Maxwell, off-spinner, into the attack early in the innings. Tamim Iqbal hits the first ball for a four, through cover. Seven runs from the over. BAN-32/1 after six overs.
 
8:02 PM IST: Brilliant over from Pat Cummins. Just two singles. BAN-25/1 after five overs. They need 357 more runs.
 
Long walk Soumya Sarkar and remorseful look for Tamim Iqbal. AP Photo

7:59 PM IST: Mitchell Starc continues. Four byes off the second ball as both Tamim Iqbal and Alexy Carey miss the ball. Then fatal mixed-up. Soumya Sarkar run out at the non-striker's end (10 off 8). A direct hit from Aaron Finch. FoW-BAN 23/1 (3.5). Four runs from the over. Shakib AL Hasan is the new man. BAN-23/1 after four overs.
 
7:53 PM IST:  Mitchell Starc continues. Soumya Sarkar hits the fourth and fifth balls for fours, with Pat Cummins slipping at fine leg to allow the second boundary. 10 runs from the over. BAN-19/0 after three overs.
 
7:48 PM IST: Pat Cummins, right-arm fast bowler, shares the new ball with Mitchell Starc. Soumya Sarkar takes a single. After a dot ball, Tamim Iqbal plays a delightful straight drive for the first boundary of the innings. BAN-9/0 after two overs.
 
7:43 PM IST: Mitchell Starc, right-arm fast bowler,  starts the second half proceedings. Two dot balls to Tamim Iqbal. The Bangladeshi opener plays the third ball to through cover for three runs. A single off the fifth as Soumya Sarkar guides it down to third man. Four runs from the over.
 
INNINGS BREAK
 
7:15 PM IST: And with that Australia have posted their second highest World Cup total. 417/6 against Afghanistan at Perth in 2015 is still the highest. 400 was clearly on sight, but a flurry of wickets towards the end of the innings proved detrimental to their plans.
 
7:09 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman with the final over. After starting so well -- three singles, he concedes 13 runs from it with Marcus Stoinis hitting the fourth and fifth balls for fours. AUS-381/5.
 
7:04 PM IST: Players are out for the one remaining over in the Australian innings.
 
6:55 PM IST: The covers coming off! Play to resume soon.
6:50 PM IST: Star of the match, beside the gatecrashing rain, is David Warner. He was looking for a double hundred, after a sedate start. He scored 166 off 147 balls, with the help of 14 fours and five sixes. And he was involved in two century stands, first with opening partner Aaron Finch (53) - 121 and with Usman Khawaja (89) - 192.
 
Record Alert! Finch became the first batsman to hit 1000 ODI runs in 2019, in 19 innings.
 
6:47 PM IST: Rain respite for Bangladesh?. Even for that, they will need heavy rain. They somehow managed to pull back by taking wickets. But still 59 runs in the last five overs, for four wickets.
 
6:39 PM IST: And suddenly the rain stops play.
 
6:38 PM IST: Soumya Sarkar on with his eighth over. Nine runs from it, including a four off the fifth ball, hit by Alex Carey through cover. AUS-368/5 after 49 overs.
 
6:34 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman on with his eighth over. Taps Steve Smith  (1 off 2) with the first ball. Alex Carey is the new man. Five runs from the over. AUS-359/5 after 48 overs.
 
6:29 PM IST: Soumya Sarkar on with his seventh over. Glenn Maxwell hits the first ball for a six, over deep mid-wicket. A consolation wicket. Run out. A direct hit from Rubel Hossain. He made 32 off nine balls. FoW- 352/3 (46.2). Marcus Stonis is the new man. Usman Khawaja out for 89 off 72 balls. Caught behind. Steve Smith is the new man. AUS-354/4 after 47 overs.
 
6:18 PM IST: Rubel Hossain on with his ninth over. A beamer to start and a free hit. Glenn Maxwell hits it for a six, over sweeper cover. The Big Show follows it up with a four and a six. Then a three and a four off the last two balls. 25 runs from the over. AUS-346/2 after 46 overs.
 
6:12 PM IST: Soumya Sarkar gets the wicket of David Warner (166 off 147), caught at Rubel Hossain at third man. FoW-313/2 (44.2 overs). Glenn Maxwell is the new man. He hits the last ball for a four, to deep backward point. 12 runs from the over. AUS-321/2 after 45 overs.
 
6:07 PM IST: Another big over for Australia. 13 runs from Rubel Hossain's eight over, including two back-to-back fours off the third and fourth balls. AUS-309/1 after 44 overs.
 
6:00 PM IST: Mashrafe Mortaza on with his eighth over. David Warner hits the second over for a six over cow corner. Takes a single off the next ball to reach 150. Usman Khawaja hits the next ball for a four to deep backward point. 14 runs from the over. AUS-296/1 after 43 overs.
 
5:55 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman continues to leak runs. Usman Khawaja hit the first two balls for fours, and his stand with David Warner is 150+. A double, then another four. Then, another four. 19 runs from the over. AUS-282/1 after 42 overs.
 
5:50 PM IST: Shakib Al Hasan on with his sixth over. David Warner hits the fourth and sixth balls for a four and six. 13 runs from the over. AUS-263/1 after 41 overs.
 
5:46 PM IST: Rubel Hossain starts his seventh over with a wide, down the leg. David Warner plays the shot of the day, a straight drive six off the reloaded ball. A double, then a single. 13 runs from the over. AUS-250/1 after 40 overs.
 
5:41 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman on with his sixth over. David Warner sends out a clear message, clearing the mid-off with a brutal hit for a four. Seven runs from the over. AUS-237/1 after 39 overs.
 
5:37 PM IST: Rubel Hossain on with his sixth over. David Warner hits the second ball for a four to third man, and hundred-run stand with Usman Khawaja in very good time. A single, then Khawaja hits a fourt to backward square leg. A single and the Pakistan-born batsman reaches his fifty, in fifty balls. 12 runs from the over. AUS-230/1 after 38 overs.
 
5:32 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman into the attack. Six runs from his fifth over. AUS-218/1 after 37 overs.
 
5:24 PM IST: Rubel Hossain returns for his fifth over. David Warner gets hit on a very uncomfortable spot. Needed some breathing exercise. He's fine. Four singles from the over. AUS-212/1 after 36 overs. Drinks.
 
5:19 PM IST: Mashrafe Mortaza back into the attack. David Warner hits the third ball for a four, then Usman Khawaja hits the fifth for another for his third boundary. 11 runs from the over. AUS-208/1 after 35 overs.
 
5:16 PM IST: Mehidy Hasan completes his spell. Seven runs from his last over. His figures today: 0/59. AUS-197/1 after 34 overs.
 
Warner knows how to celebrate. AP Photo
 
5:13 PM IST: David Warner gets his second hundred of this World Cup. 100 with a single, in 110 balls with seven fours and two sixes. Four singles from Shakib Al Hasan's fifth over. AUS-190/1 after 33 overs. 
 
5:10 PM IST: Mehidy Hasan on with his ninth over. David Warner hits the first ball for a four, then run three off the last ball to reach 99. Nine runs from the over. AUS_186/1 after 32 overs.
 
5:07 M IST: Shakib Al Hasan returns for his fourth over. Nine runs from the over, including a four off the last ball. Usman Khawaja runs down the last ball to fine leg. Delicate touch. AUS-177/1 after 31 overs.
 
5:04 PM IST: Mehidy Hasan continues non-stop. Singles off first three balls, then Usman Khawaja blocks the remaining deliveries. AUS-168/1 after 30 overs. 29 runs from the last five overs.
 
5:01 PM IST: Soumya Sarkar on with his fifth over. And suddenly, David Warner makes a move. He hits the second and fifth balls for fours. 12 runs from the over. AUS-165/1 after 29 overs.
 
 
Dark cloud in Robin Hood country. AP Photo

4:57 PM IST: Mehidy Hasan continues. Four singles from it. AUS-153/1 after 28 overs. Lights on as dark cloud hover over the ground.
 
4:54 PM IST: Soumya Sarkar on with his fourth over. Five singles from it. AUS-149/1 after 27 overs.
 
4:51 PM IST: Five singles from Mehidy Hasan's sixth over. AUS-144/1 after 26 overs. David Warner into his 70s.
 
4:48 PM IST: Soumya Sarkar on with his third over. Seven runs from it, including a four off the last ball, hit by Usman Khawaja to backward square leg. AUS-139/1 after 25 overs.
 
4:44 PM IST: Mehidy Hasan on with his fifth over. One busy over. Two doubles and three singles for seven runs. AUS-132/1 after 24 overs. 22 runs and a wicket in the last five overs.
 
4:41 PM IST: Soumya Sarkar gets another over. Four dots to Usman Khawaja and a huge shout for LBW. Ball pitched outside leg. One leg bye and a wicket from the over. AUS-125/1 after 23 overs.
 
4:37 PM IST; Mehidy Hasan on with hs fourth over. Just two singles. AUS-123/1 after 22 overs.
 
A moment to cherish. AP Photo

4:34 PM IST: What a bowling change. Soumya Sarkar, right-arm medium pacer, strikes with his fifth ball. Aaron Finch caught at short third man by Rubel Hossain. FoW-121/1 (20.5). Usman Khawaja, left-handed batsman, is the new man. Four runs from the over. AUS-121/1 after 21 overs.
 
4:29 PM IST: Mehidy Hasan on with his third over. Aaron Finch gets yet another fifty, with a four to fine leg, off the fourth ball. He takes 47 balls. Seven runs from the over. AUS-117/0 after 20 overs.
 
4:25 PM IST: Rubel Hossain on with his fourth over. Two dots, two singles, then two wides -- both down the leg. A misfield allows David Warner to take a double off the last ball. Sux runs from the over. AUS-110/0 after 19 overs.
 
4:19 PM IST: Mehidy Hasan resumes the proceedings after the break. And a huge shout for an LBW against David Warner. Another dot, then a single to long-on. very tidy over. Three singles. AUS-104/0 after 18 overs.
 
4:14 PM IST: Rubel Hossain on with his third over. A double off the third ball, as David Warner runs it down. And with that Warner and Aaron Finch added 100 runs. Hossain hits back with a snorter, with the ball hitting Warner on the glove. Three runs from the over. AUS-101/0 after 17 overs. Drinks!
 
4:11 PM IST: Bowling change. Mehidy Hasan, off spinner, gets his first over. Aaron Finch hits the fourth and fifth balls for a six, over deep square leg, and a four respectively. 12 runs from the over. AUS-98/0 after 16 overs.
 
4:06 PM IST: Rubel Hossain continues. Tidy over. Three singles. David Warner reached fifty with a single off the last ball, in 55 balls. AUS-86/0 after 15 overs.
 
4:02 PM IST: Shakib Al Hasan on with his third over. David Warner hits the first ball for a four, past cover, then follows it up a six, over deep mid-wicket. A single to end the 11-run over. AUS-83/0 after 14 overs. Warner is on 48 off 51.
 
Two captains, two different stories. AP Photo
 
3:59 PM IST: Bowling change. Rubel Hossain, right-arm medium pacer, into the attack. Five runs from the over -- three singles and a couple. AUS-72/0 after 13 overs.

Meanwhile, Aaron Finch and David Warner have posted Australia's best opening partnership in ODIs at Trent Bridge. The previous best was 61 runs.

3:55 PM IST: Shakib Al Hasan on with his second over. One busy over. Four singles and a three, off the fourth ball as David Warner plays it past cover fielder. Seven runs from the over. AUS-67/0 after 12 overs. Both the Aussie openers are in 30s.
 
3:50 PM IST: Mashrafe Mortaza continues. Five very good balls, then a bad ball, to spoil the over. Aaron Finch gently glides the last ball to fine leg for a four. Seven runs from the over. AUS-60/0 after 11 overs.
 
3:46 PM IST: Bowling change. As expected 'the real tiger' Shakib Al Hasan into the attack with hos left-arm spin. Two dot balls to Aaron Finch. But the Aussie skipper hits a crunchy straight drive for a four off the third ball. And fifty-run opening stand for the defending champions. Six runs from the over. AUS-53/0 after ten overs.
 
3:42 PM IST: Mashrafe Mortaza continues. A double off the first ball as Aaron Finch plays it to mid-wicket, then four dots -- all hitting to fielders. A quick single to end the over. Three runs from the over. AUS-47/0 after nine overs.
 
3:38 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman on with his fourth over. Singles off the first and third balls, then David Warner plays a very good looking pull shot for a six off the fourth ball. Fizz pays the price for dropping it short. The over ends with a very well directed bouncer to Warner. Eight runs from the over. AUS-44/0 after eight overs.
 
 
Warner happy letting it go. AP Photo

3;32 PM IST: Mashrafe Mortaza continues. Three dots to David Warner. The left-handed opener hits a beautiful four past the mid-off fielder for a four. Five runs from the over. AUS-36/0 after seven overs.
 
3:28 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman on with his third over. Three singles, then a dot to David Warner. One more single, off the fifth ball. Four runs from the over. AUS-31/0 after six overs.
 
3:24 PM IST: Mashrafe Mortaza continues. Rival captain Aaron Finch hits the first ball for a six, over cover. Sabbir Rahman drops David Warner at point off the last ball.  Nine runs from the over. AUS-27/0 after five overs.
 
3:19 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman continues. A single off the third ball, then David Warner gets four free runs -- running down to very very fine leg -- off the fifth. Six runs from the over. AUS-18/0 after four overs.
 
3:14 PM IST: Mashrafe Mortaza on with his second over. Just three singles from it. AUS-12/0 after three overs.
 
3:10 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman, left-arm fast medium pacer, shares the new ball with his skipper. David Warner times the second ball to perfection, and it races to square boundary. Lightning fast outfield. Rahman responds very well, two dots and a huge shout for LBW against the left-handed batsman. Just missing the leg stump. A dot to end the over. Four runs from it. AUS-9/0 after two overs.
 
3:05 PM IST: Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza starts the proceedings. First ball to David Warner. Three dots, then a single. Aussie captain Aaron Finch hits the fifth ball for a four, to square leg boundary. Five runs from the first over.
 
 
Will they roar today? AP Photo

2:40 PM IST: Three changes for Australia, two for Bangladesh. Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile in for Shaun Marsh, Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson in the Aussies XI; while Rubel Hossain and Sabbir Rahman are in for Mohammad Saifuddin and Mosaddek Hossain in the opposition camp.

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

2:33 PM IST: Australia win the toss and bat first against Bangladesh.
 
2:27 PM IST: Toss in a bit. Meanwhile, another injury scare for India. Three-dimensional Vijay Shankar reportedly suffered an injury during nets. 

Should Australia, five-time World champions, worry about facing Bangladesh? This is the main talking point ahead of their World Cup fixture at Nottingham. Believe it or not, Aaron Finch & Co are a worried lot. And Shakib Al Hasan is the player in focus. If the 32-year-old from Magura continues his red-hot form, then the Tigers can hope for another big scalp.
 

In fact, Aussie wicketkeeper Alex Carey has admitted that "Bangladesh are playing some really good cricket at the moment and it's led by Shakib".

The truth, however, is -- Bangladesh are not only about Shakib. They are known for punching above their weight. They have not only become a very consistent ODI side but started producing commendable results against the so-called heavyweights. The point in case -- the wins against South Africa and West Indies, and the fight against New Zealand in this World Cup.
 

Meanwhile, Aussies have not been at the top of their game even though they have managed to win four out of five matches so far, as against Bangladesh's two out of five.

As expected, Australia beat minnows Afghanistan easily, but struggled against West Indies before posting good wins against erratic Pakistan and struggling Sri Lanka. Aussies have suffered batting collapses and have been put under pressure by the opponents. They will be tested again.

And Bangladesh will be more than eager to test the Aussies -- to upset the apple cart, to challenge the status quo. For that to happen, Mashrafe Mortaza & Co will need to invoke the killer shows they have produced against the Proteas and Windies. They are indeed the giant killers, brimming with confidence. A win against the mighty Aussies will surely reinforce the fact that they are no more underdogs, while also making good grounds in the fight for a top-four finish, for their semi-final appearance.

Now is the time for Bangladesh to live their dreams and be counted as one of the contenders, if not the favourites.

Key facts:

Australia have defeated Bangladesh 18 times in 19 completed ODIs. Their only loss came in Cardiff, 14 years ago.

Australia are looking to win the World Cup for the fifth time in six editions, while Bangladesh are yet to reach the semi-final stage.

Steve Smith is likely to have his 100th ODI innings for Australia. He has scored 3,674 runs across his previous 99 knocks.

Shakib Al Hasan needs 76 runs to become the first Bangladeshi and 19th batsman overall to complete 1000 runs in World Cup. He has scored 924 runs at 44.00 in 25 innings.

Shakib has managed to register 50 runs or more in five successive ODI knocks. No Bangladeshi has ever posted six half-centuries on the trot.

Mitchell Starc is the only pacer to claimed four four-wicket hauls in World Cup. His 35 wickets in 13 matches is the third most among the bowlers who are playing in this World Cup, after Lasith Malinga (47 wickets in 25 matches) and Imran Tahir (37 wickets in 18 matches).

Key quotes:

"I think he's (Shakib) in probably career-best form with the white ball. So we sort of know the areas and line and length we want to bowl to him and I guess out there we'll assess the conditions as well... No extra planning, I don't think. We normally have our plans going into every game and we assess each player accordingly," Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey.

"Shakib is brilliant. The way he's playing, I think we need to support him as well, his team. It's not been a one-man army, but as you said he's been doing outstandingly," Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza.

Squads:

Australia (from): Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon

Bangladesh (from): Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal

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