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Champions Trophy: Australia vs Bangladesh, match abandoned due to rain

14 June 2017

Mitchell Starc knows the dire situation Australia face after their Champions Trophy match against Bangladesh was washed out on Monday.

The team Australia and their bowlers when they clash with the ever-improving Bangladesh in a Group A ICC Champions Trophy it was just a show stealing match which took place at the Kennington Oval.

They were also just four overs short of the 20 needed for the Duckworth-Lewis method to be activated, which nearly certainly would have ruled in Australia's favour.

As a result, Australia are struck with two points in two games with both ending in no result while Bangladesh have opened their account in the tournament after losing the opening game to England.

The two-time winners will now take on arch-rivals England in Match 10 of the tournament on June 10.

The greater pressure is naturally on Australia, considering they came into this tournament as one of the favourites.

Tamim Iqbal and former captain Mahmudullah led the batting but the bowlers could not complement the good work as England chased the down the challenging 306-run target with remarkable ease. "It was probably one of the worst bowling displays that we've put on for a very long time", Smith said. Aaron Finch was the Australian batsman out for 19.

During his knock, Warner achieved the milestone of scoring 4000 runs in the ODIs, the fastest Australian to do so in his 93rd innings. He finished with 4-29 from 8.3 overs.

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This gesture of the player makes Bangladesh somehow being upset. We hit some good areas early on and challenged the defence of the Bangladeshi batsmen.

In his next over, Starc bowled Mehedi Hasan for 14 after Mustafizur Rahman had turned his back on an easy second the ball before.

Smith was satisfied with his bowlers, who bundled Bangladesh out for just 182.

The momentum instantly swung again as Tamim responded with a six and two fours before sealing his own half-century in the 24th over, with his side 90 for three.

Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar walks off after being caught by Australia's Matthew Wade from a ball by Josh Hazlewood during the ICC Champions Trophy, Group A match between Australia and Bangladesh. The match will kick-start at 6:00 PM today evening. This has resulted in a net run-rate of 0 and 2 points. He concedes only two runs off it.

In the next over, Iqbal reached to his 37th fifty in his 171st ODI with a single off Travis Head.

The frequent loss of partners at the other end was what hampered Bangladesh, as Starc went about cleaning up the tail.

Champions Trophy: Australia vs Bangladesh, match abandoned due to rain