Australia Triumphs Over Bangladesh by 28 Runs Using DLS Method

In a rain-affected encounter of the T20 World Cup Super Eights, Australia clinched a 28-run victory over Bangladesh under the DLS method.

Australia wins Over Bangladesh by 28 Runs Using the DLS Method

Opting to bowl first, Australia’s bowlers put up a commendable performance, restricting Bangladesh to 140 for eight in their allotted 20 overs. Leading the charge was senior pacer Pat Cummins, who achieved the tournament’s first hat-trick, finishing with figures of 3/29. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa also contributed significantly, taking two crucial wickets.

For Bangladesh, skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy were the primary scorers, making 41 and 40 runs respectively. Despite their efforts, Bangladesh could not build a commanding total due to regular wickets falling at the other end.

In their chase, Australia started aggressively and was well ahead of the required run rate when rain interrupted play. Openers David Warner and Travis Head provided a solid foundation, with Warner scoring an unbeaten 53 off 35 balls. Head supported with a quick 31 runs. When the rain came down after 11.2 overs, Australia had reached 100 for two.

The DLS Method par score at this stage was 72, indicating that Australia was comfortably ahead by 28 runs. Consequently, they were declared winners as the rain showed no signs of abating.

Brief Scores by Using DLS Method:

Bangladesh:
140/8 in 20 overs (Najmul Hossain Shanto 41, Towhid Hridoy 40; Pat Cummins 3/29, Adam Zampa 2/24)

Australia:
100/2 in 11.2 overs (David Warner 53 not out, Rishad Hossain 2/23, Travis Head 31)

Australia’s win in this rain-affected match ensures their strong position in the Super Eights stage of the T20 World Cup, showcasing their capability to adapt and excel under challenging conditions.

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