World Cup 2019: Australia sets a gigantic target of 382 for Bangladesh

NOTTINGHAM: Australia, in the 26th match of the World Cup 2019, set a gigantic target of 382 for Bangladesh with five wickets down here at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday.

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Warner, once again, made a furious century, scoring 166 before being caught by Hossain on the ball of Sarkar. Besides Warner, Usman Khwaja scored 89 and skipper Aaron Finch made 53 off 51 balls.

Soumya Sarkar, with three dismissals, remained the only Bengal bowler with some luck. Mustafizur Rahman managed to get one wicket.

Bangladesh comes into the match after accumulating the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan’s brilliant century culminated in a remarkable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday, reviving their bid to reach the semi-final.

Shakib stormed 124 from 99 balls and Linton Das hit a fabulous 94 from 69 deliveries to lead Bangladesh to 322-3 with 8.3 overs to spare at Taunton.

On the other hand, five-time champions seeking to continue their winning spell with four wins out of five. Their only defeat so far in the tournament came at the hands of India at The Oval.

Squads:

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

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

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