Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in their ICC Champions Trophy match at 'The Oval' on Monday. However, their batsmen couldn't stood up to the Australian pace attack and were bowled out for 182 runs. Australia begun their chase in a steady manner and will look to overhaul the 183 run target.
The match has been paused due to rain. By 12:40 P.M. Australia were 83/1 in 16 overs. The match has been delayed due to rain.
Earlier, Australian bowlers made life tough for the Bangladesh batsmen. Mitchell Starc led the pack with 4 wickets as he exploited the pace and bounce of the wicket.
Spinner Mehedi Hasan has replaced Mosaddek for Bangladesh, while Adam Zampa has come in for John Hastings inthe Australian playing XI.
Australia and Bangladesh haven't faced each other for a while with the last encounter at the ICC 2015 World Cup being washed away by rain.
Australia were lucky to escape a possible defeat to New Zealand in their opener as the Kiwis had them reeling for 53 for 3 in 9 overs before rain halted any further play in the game.
The Australian pace attack bowled well to curtail New Zealand towards the end of their innings. However the Kiwi seamers dented the Australian top order with regular strikes but the rain Gods were kind enough to save the day for the Aussies. Josh Hazelwood was particualry impressive with his 6 wicket-haul.
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Australians will be tempted to play leggie Adam Zampa against Bangladesh. The leggie was their highest wicket-taker in 2016. Meanwhile hard hitting batsman Chris Lynn was also seen going through an extended net session.
Meanwhile Bangaldesh were overpowered by hosts England in their opener at Oval on June 1. Bangladesh batted well to post a challenging 300 run target but dint have the firepower to defend the total against a formidable English batting lineup.
Teams - Australia:
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes,Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim?, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi HasanMiraz, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza*, Mustafizur Rahman,Rubel Hossain.
With PTI inputs