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T20 World Cup 2024 | Australia beat Bangladesh by 28 runs using DLS method

Australia's Matthew Wade and Pat Cummins (right) congratulate teammate Glenn Maxwell (centre) after taking the wicket of Rishad Hossain of Bangladesh during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match between Australia and Bangladesh at North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, Thursday, June 20, 2024.

Australia’s Matthew Wade and Pat Cummins (right) congratulate teammate Glenn Maxwell (centre) after taking the wicket of Bangladesh’s Rishad Hossain during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup cricket match between Australia and Bangladesh in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, Thursday, June 20, 2024. | Photo credit: AP

Australia defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs using the Duckworth/Lewis method (DLS) in their rain-interrupted Super Eights match of the T20 World Cup Here.

Australia chose to field first and restricted Bangladesh to 140 for eight, with experienced pacer Pat Cummins (3/29) taking the first hat-trick of this tournament.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa took two wickets, while captain Najmul Hossain Shanto (41) and Towhid Hridoy (40) were the main players with the bat for Bangladesh.

In reply, Australia made 100 for two in 11.2 overs, with opener David Warner scoring an unbeaten 53 from 35 balls when play was suspended due to rain.

The DLS par at this point was 72, which meant Australia were 28 runs ahead.

Short reviews:

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

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

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