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Australia vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup 2024: Rain-Interrupted Victory


ICC World Cup  •  21 Jun, 2024  •  24,285 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Australia triumphed over Bangladesh in their Super Eight encounter at the ongoing T20 World Cup, securing a 28-run victory via the DLS method after rain interrupted the match.

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Match Overview: Rain Alters the Course

Australia vs Bangladesh Highlights, T20 World Cup: AUS beat BAN via DLS  method | Crickit
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On a rainy Friday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, Australia was chasing a target of 141 runs set by Bangladesh. At 102/2 after 11.2 overs, the match was paused again due to rain. At that point, Australia's par score was 72, making them 28 runs ahead according to the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method. This calculation method, developed to address rain interruptions in limited-overs cricket, proved crucial in determining the outcome of the match.

Strong Start, Quick Setbacks

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Australia began their innings with a solid performance, showcasing their batting strength. Openers Travis Head and David Warner were in excellent form, providing a robust start. Head scored a brisk 30 off 19 balls, while Warner contributed 28 off 17 balls. Their aggressive play laid a strong foundation for the chase. However, the first rain delay disrupted their momentum. Upon resumption, Australia suffered quick setbacks, losing the wickets of both Head and Warner. This sudden shift in the game highlighted the unpredictable nature of cricket, especially in rain-affected matches.

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Pat Cummins Shines with a Hat-Trick

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Pat Cummins emerged as the star of the first innings with a remarkable bowling performance. His hat-trick played a pivotal role in restricting Bangladesh to a modest total of 140/8. Cummins' spell demonstrated his skill and precision, crucial elements that contributed to Australia's control over the match. The hat-trick not only boosted his confidence but also provided a significant psychological edge to the Australian team. Each of Cummins' wickets was a testament to his ability to execute plans under pressure, a quality that makes him one of the top bowlers in international cricket.

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