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Warner, bowlers helped Australia begin Super 8s on bright fame

Mitchell Marsh and Co. continue their formidable form in the Super 8 round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. In their first Super 8 match against Bangladesh, Australia won the game by 28 runs(DLS method) after rain stopped the game in the second half.

The rain intervened in the game in the middle of the 12th over of the second inning. As Australia was ahead of the DLS par score, the match officials declared Australia as the winner of the game as rain continued to pour in Antigua.

Warner played a crucial role in the team’s early success. Australian opening batters added 65 runs for the first wicket and pushed the team’s net run rate beyond the needed. This higher run rate clinched them the victory in their first Super 8 game.

With the victory, Australia joined India at the top of the points table but had an edge over India with their higher run rate.

Speaking of the match, Australia decided to bowl first after winning the toss where Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das opened the batting attack for Bangladesh. After a couple of dot balls in the first two deliveries, Mitchell Starc bowled a fullish length ball while Tanzid Hasan decided to stay back to block but the ball trimmed the cue end and deflected onto the middle stump.

Najmul Hossain Shanto and Das made a steady inning following the early wicket. Shanto’s six in the fourth over reviewed Bangladesh from pressure and also helped them to reach the double-digit mark after three overs.

At the end of the first power play, Bangladesh scored 39 runs for a wicket loss. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Litton Das made a 58-run stand for the second wicket. Zampa made the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Das for 16 runs.

Maxwell dismissed Rishad Hossain in the very next over and added pressure on the Bangladesh batters. At the end of the 10th over, Bangladesh managed to score 67 runs for 3 wickets loss.

Bangladesh batters struggled to face the Australian pace attack and lost their wickets cheaply. Towhid Hridoy in the 17th over struck back-to-back sixes and gave some hope to the Bangladeshi fans.

But a couple of wickets in the 18th over scattered their dreams of posting a decent score on board. Cummins dismissed Mahmudullah and Mahedi Hasan in back-to-back deliveries in the final two deliveries of the 18th over and worsened the things for Bangladesh.

With a wicket of the first delivery of the final over, Pat Cummins recorded the first hat-trick of the 2024 T20 World Cup. At the end of 20 overs, Bangladesh scored 140 runs for 8 wickets loss.

While chasing, Australia made an impressive start by scoring 59 runs without losing a wicket at the end of the first powerplay. Though Australia lost a couple of wickets in the seventh and ninth overs respectively, Australia managed to score 80 runs for a couple of wickets loss at the end of 10 overs.

As Australia maintained a higher run rate compared to the needed, they were declared the winner of the game as rain interrupted and stopped the game in Antigua.

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