Champions Trophy: Australia vs Bangladesh, match abandoned due to rain
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 16:24
Eoin Morgan is confident England can match New Zealand man for man in Cardiff - unlike in the embarrassing defeat against the same opponents in their last meeting at a global one-day worldwide tournament.
Australia now stand in Group A with just two points from the two matches played. They, too, flaunt a few staggering limited-overs players and are one of the favourites.
With the match declared as "no result", both the sides settled for one point each.
But, they will face a tough Test against the Black Caps, who need a victory to keep their semi-finals hope alive after rain spoiled their chance to win against Australia at The Oval in the opening game.
The no result leaves Australia on two points from two rained out games with their final fixture against England remaining. A defeat on Tuesday will mean England will have to battle it out with Australia on what will be a knock-out encounter.
Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan attempted to steady the boat, adding 69 runs between them.
Veteran South African batsman Hashim Amla (81 innings) and West Indies great Vivian Richards (88 innings) had reached the milestone faster than Warner and Kohli.
Starc came within inches of claiming a hat-trick, nearly bowling last man Mustafizur Raham with a yorker, before settling for a triple-wicket maiden and bowling Mehedi Hasan in his next over.
The 25-year-old was introduced very late in the innings, in the 35th over, with an intention to curb the attacking instincts of the Bangladesh batsmen.
In reply, New Zealand were pushed on the back foot by James Anderson's three-wicket haul, while Tim Bresnan and Ravi Bopara took a two-for each.
Tamim Iqbal's 95 was the only solace for Bangladesh with the opener falling just short of scoring back-to-back hundreds for the second time in two years.
Bangladesh began at a slow pace with the Australians tying them down by bowling a tight line and length.
Bangladesh, who lost to England on Thursday, are also in peril.
Pat Cummins sent Imrul Kayes (six) packing soon after with the potentially destructive Mushfiqur Rahim following him when he was trapped in front of all three by Moises Henrique for just nine.
Hales is the first wicket to fall, with Mitchell Santner breaking the opening partnership, and while Roy follows suit a couple of overs later, England ensure that strong start isn't wasted.
The frequent loss of partners at the other end was what hampered Bangladesh, as Starc went about cleaning up the tail.