T20 World Cup results: Pat Cummins scores hat-trick as Australia beat Bangladesh

From the moment Mitchell Starc bowled Tanzid Hasan off the third ball of the match, Australia were in control in North Sound.

With this wicket, Starc overtakes Lasith Malinga to become the player with the most wickets (95) in the Men’s T20 and 50-over World Cup.

Bangladesh’s weak batting line-up was no match for Australia’s high-class and extremely experienced attack.

Shanto and Litton Das scored 58 for the second wicket, but even then Mitchell Marsh’s team looked confident.

Their confidence was well-founded when Zampa came on to end the partnership and they continued to battle through for the rest of the Bangladesh innings.

Cummins made absolutely certain there would be no grand finale for the Tigers when Mahmudullah pulled a short ball onto his stumps before Mahedi Hasan guided the next ball into deep third base.

Hridoy then bowled the first ball of Cummins’ next over to Josh Hazlewood at short fine leg, completing his seventh hat-trick of the Men’s T20 World Cup.

Warner and Travis Head helped Australia get off to a good start in the chase before Rishad’s double strike after the rain break briefly halted their progress.

But Warner, who was eliminated at five, soon got the 2021 champions back on track when he completed his half-century with a six before the rain started again.

Australia top Group 1, two points ahead of India, and will face Afghanistan in their next match on Sunday (01:30 CEST).

Bangladesh will face India again on Saturday (3:30pm BST).

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