Australia frustrated by rain at the Oval
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 15:55
If they win the game against archrivals England, they have nothing to worry, but if Bangladesh beat New Zealand and England win their two remaining matches, against Australia and New Zealand, the Aussies are out, with Bangladesh going through. "I was happy to keep batting through the rain", Smith added.
"The groundsmen, they perhaps could have shown a bit more urgency, being a big tournament", Smith said following the match.
Mortaza also praised Tamim Iqbal for his brilliant 95-run knock which helped Bangladesh to reach near 200-mark, he said, "Tamim has performed consistently well for us including back to back centuries in his past 3-4 innings".
Steve Smith has used Head consistently before Maxwell and considering Australia's all-out pace attack, he might be dependent on Head's off breaks in the middle overs.
"Guys were a little bit concerned at the time, and didn't really know what to do", said Smith.
Australia: Steven Smith's side probably need a ideal way to have seen with the spinner Adam Zampa into the side, putting John Hastings and Pat Cummins' can be under pressure. Australia: (target: 183 runs from 50 overs): Warner not out40, Finch lbw b Hossain19, Smith not out22, Extras: (LB-1 W-1) 2, Total: (1 wkt in 16 overs) 83.
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The Australian bowlers were taken to the cleaners by New Zealand batsmen in their previous game and their batsmen too were put under pressure in the chase before rain gods intervened and the match was abandoned.
Unfortunately for Australia, who bowled out Bangladesh for 182, the rain became heavier and the match was called off at 2019 GMT.
However, Hazlewood was in form as well after taking six wickets against New Zealand and he struck the first blow for Australia in the sixth over when he exposed Soumya Sarkar's leaden footwork, inducing an edge behind to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade.