Australia maintained their Cricket World Cup momentum with an 8-wicket win over Bangladesh thanks to Mitchell Marsh’s massive unbroken century. Even though they were already out of the game, Bangladesh put up a respectable total of 307, which Australia was able to beat with 32 balls to spare. We’re back with the best online cricket betting sites in India and the latest rundown of the latest World Cup news of your favorite teams!
Quick Recap: Australia vs Bangladesh
In addition to half-centuries from David Warner and Steve Smith, Marsh shone with the bat, scoring 177 not out off 132 balls. Australia is currently in third place after seven wins in the group rounds and will face South Africa on Thursday of next week in the semi-finals.
Australia’s Win Streak Continues
Bangladesh, who had earlier lost the toss, got off to a good start at the batting as Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das put up 36 runs before being removed. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy continued their good work from the previous over, putting on 63 runs for the third wicket when the captain was run out for 45.
After Marnus Labuschagne ran out Mohammad Mahmudullah for 32, Marcus Stoinis took the key wicket of the innings by getting rid of Hridoy for 74. Bangladesh scored 306-8, their best total of the tournament, despite Australia’s efforts to limit their scoring in the final four overs.
Bangladesh Efforts Weren’t In Vain
They got off to a great start when Taskin Ahmed bowled Travis Head in the third over of Australia’s innings, but a 120-run stand between David Warner and Mitchell Marsh quickly turned the game around.
Warner fell for 53 when he chipped Shanto off Mustafizur Rahman in the 23rd over, but Marsh and Steve Smith kept up their ruthless performance. Marsh scored 177 runs, and Smith added 63 more, for a 175-run partnership off 135 balls that helped Australia win in the 45th over.
Marsh, like Maxwell before him, began to have cramps as he neared triple figures, and he was forced to frequently stretch out his legs at the non-striker’s end. However, the right-hander finally reached his second World Cup century in 87 deliveries after some tense moments on 99, and he was clearly overjoyed as he greeted his teammates in the dugout.
Player of the Match: Mitchell Marsh
Australia beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in Pune, the team’s sixth straight World Cup triumph, thanks in large part to Mitchell Marsh’s third ODI century.
Despite suffering from cramps, the 32-year-old made a career-high 177* (132) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, hitting 17 fours and nine sixes to help Pat Cummins’ team reach their goal of 307 with 32 balls to spare.
Australia’s run chase was the most successful in World Cup history, surpassing their sensational win over Afghanistan in Mumbai on Tuesday. After scoring 121 (108) against Pakistan in Bengaluru last month, the Australian vice-captain has now scored two hundreds in the competition.
Score: Australia v Bangladesh
|Australia won by 8 wickets|
The remainder of Australia’s run chase was simple sailing, with Marsh and Smith hitting Bangladesh’s weary bowlers to all corners of the Pune stadium. As Marsh sped beyond the 150-run mark, Smith pulled up a fifty, his second of the competition, in 55 deliveries.
In the 45th over, Smith clinched the victory for the undefeated Australians by thumping a lofted on-drive down the ground.On Sunday, the group stage will come to a close with hosts and undefeated India taking on the bottom-ranked Netherlands. India will play fourth-place New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday, and Australia will face South Africa in Kolkata on Thursday. We’ve got the best online cricket betting sites India and the best odds you can take advantage of. Get into the Cricket World Cup action today!