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Cricket Highlights, June 20: T20 WC 2024 (Match 44) – Bangladesh vs Australia

Cricket Highlights, June 20: T20 WC 2024 (Match 44) – Bangladesh vs Australia

Bangladesh vs Australia (Match 44) – Highlights


In this detailed analysis, we delve into the cricketing spectacle of the T20 World Cup 2024’s Group 1 Super Eights clash held on June 20th. Australia triumphed over Bangladesh at the iconic Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Rain interrupted the Australian batting innings. However, Australia won the match using the DLS method. They had maintained a required run rate higher than what was needed to surpass Bangladesh’s total.


Opting to utilize the conditions, Australia chose to bowl first after winning the toss. Bangladesh started steadily, anchored by a promising 58-run partnership between Litton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto. However, they struggled to maintain momentum beyond this period, as Australia’s bowlers tightened their grip.


Adam Zampa emerged as a pivotal figure during the middle overs, applying pressure with his crafty spin bowling. Meanwhile, Pat Cummins’ exceptional spell culminated in a hat-trick during the death overs, further bolstering Australia’s position in the Super Eight stage of the tournament.


Bangladesh found themselves at 57 for 1 by the end of the eighth over, with both set batsmen looking well poised to accelerate. However, they faced a formidable challenge in Adam Zampa, who deceived Litton Das with a well-disguised arm ball that uprooted the stumps. The dismissal dented Bangladesh’s momentum just as they were looking to up the ante against the Australian attack.


Zampa continued to exert influence with his guileful leg-breaks, dismissing Najmul Hossain Shanto, who had been Bangladesh’s top scorer until then, with a sharp delivery that trapped him in front of the stumps. By the end of his spell, Zampa had claimed impressive figures of 2 for 24 from his allotted four overs, significantly stifling Bangladesh’s middle-order ambitions.


Bangladesh faltered in the final three overs of their innings, managing to add just 23 runs to their total. Pat Cummins played a pivotal role in this phase, using his pace and accuracy to pick up crucial wickets. His adept bowling under pressure ensured Australia maintained control over the game’s closing stages.


Cummins’ first two wickets came from well-directed back-of-a-length deliveries outside off stump. Mahmudullah attempted a forceful pull through midwicket but only managed to bottom-edge the ball onto his stumps, falling victim to Cummins’ precision. Shortly after, Mahedi Hasan’s attempt to innovate with a ramp shot resulted in a straightforward catch at deep third.


The climax of Cummins’ exceptional spell came in the final over, where he outwitted Towhid Hridoy with a cleverly disguised slower delivery. Hridoy’s attempt to improvise resulted in a miscued shot that looped over his shoulder, offering a simple catch to the fielder at short fine leg. Cummins’ hat-trick, Australia’s fourth in this format and the second in a World Cup after Brett Lee’s feat in 2007.


Australia wrapped up Bangladesh’s innings with their opponents managing to post 140 for 8 from their allotted 20 overs. Despite the North Sound pitch favoring spinners with its slower nature, this total was always going to be challenging to defend against Australia’s formidable batting lineup.


Australia’s response was swift and emphatic as their openers wasted no time in asserting their dominance. David Warner set the tone early, dispatching the second ball of the innings with a classy reverse sweep for four off Mahedi Hasan’s bowling. This aggressive approach immediately put Bangladesh on the back foot and signaled Australia’s intent to chase down the target without much trouble.


The partnership between Warner and his opening partner flourished further in the fourth over, delivered by Taskin Ahmed. Both batsmen showcased their hitting prowess, dispatching the ball to all parts of the ground. Travis Head, in particular, launched a short delivery into the stands beyond cow corner, adding to Australia’s rapid run accumulation during the powerplay overs.


Despite Bangladesh leg-spinner Rishad Hossain making early inroads with two quick wickets in his initial overs, Australia’s openers had already propelled their team well ahead of the required run rate. Warner and Head’s aggressive batting approach ensured Australia maintained a firm grip on the match’s momentum, leaving Bangladesh with few opportunities to stage a comeback.


Bangladesh vs Australia Scoreboard


Bangladesh – 140/8 (20.0)

Australia – 100/2 (11.2)

Result – Australia won by 28 runs (DLS method)

Player of the match – Pat Cummins

Cricket Highlights, June 20: T20 WC 2024 (Match 44) – Bangladesh vs Australia Pat Cummins


Bangladesh vs Australia Playing XIs



Mustafizur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Taskin Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Rishad Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan.


Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Matthew Wade, Tim David, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh (c), Travis Head, David Warner.


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