T20 World Cup 2021 | Twitter reacts as Australia rout Bangladesh to inch closer to semi-finals
All-round Australia sealed a dominant eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in Dubai on Thursday|
Adam Zampa led the bowling with a five-for, before Aaron Finch dominated the 74-run chase to seal Australia’s dominant eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in Dubai on Thursday. Australia moved ahead of South Africa in the Group 2 points table, with both teams having now won three out of four.
It took Australia just 6.2 overs to complete the 74-run chase against Bangladesh, with skipper Aaron Finch leading the way with a 20-ball 40. The right-hander’s blitz included two fours and four sixes in a 58-run opening stand with David Warner (18).
Earlier, Mitchell Starc (2/21), Josh Hazlewood (2/8), and Glenn Maxwell (1/6) struck early, to reduce Bangladesh to 32/4 in the powerplay after Finch opted to bowl. Adam Zampa (5/19) then took over and had Afif Hossain caught behind on the first ball of his spell to make it 33/5.
Shamim Hossain (19) partnered Mahmudullah (16) for a 29-run stand, but Zampa removed the former and Mahedi Hasan in successive balls to trigger another collapse. Matthew Wade dropped a relatively straightforward chance to deny the leg-spinner a hat-trick on the first ball of his last over, but two more wickets soon after completed his maiden T20I five-for.
With the third win from Australia moved to the second position in the Group 1 point table, while Bangladesh bowed out of the tournament with fifth defeat in as many Super 12s matches. Australia will play West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, November 6.
Tough for Bangladesh
Team Bundled Out For 70 Odd, Still They Are Trying To Motivate Them. Liton, Soumya, Mushfiqur, Riad Should Apologize To This Fans For The Shameful Performance. All Should Take Voluntary Retirement From T20 Cricket As An Apology #BANvAUS #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/7BLOFzPYMg— বাংলার ছেলে 🇧🇩 (@iSoumikSaheb) November 4, 2021
After denying Zampa a hat-trick Matthew Wade just arrived in our ACADEMY with our WK PROGRAM Head Mr Sanju to enroll his name in our WK PROGRAM #BANvAUS #AUSvsBAN #Cricket #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/WIRpNSolDH— Vaughan Fielding Academy 👏🏏 (@Vaughan_Academy) November 4, 2021
Couldn't agree more
Our exact thoughts!
That was done quickly!
Proper hammering #AUSvBAN— Vicky Arshad (@originalvicky) November 4, 2021
Such a poor performance by Bangladesh today, no intent shown at all. Bangladesh lost the match with such a big margin on purpose to secure their contracts in BBL.🤡— kunal patil (@kingkunal5) November 4, 2021
Please @ICC look into this matter & punish both the teams - on behalf of Porkis! 🤣 #T20WorldCup #AUSvBAN