Mitchell Marsh’s mammoth unbeaten century saved the Cricket World Cup momentum rolling for Australia as they beat Bangladesh by eight wickets.
Bangladesh, who’re already eradicated, set a aggressive whole of 307 which Australia have been capable of chase down with 32 balls to spare.
Marsh starred with the bat, smashing 177 not out off 132 balls alongside David Warner and Steve Smith, who each scored half-centuries.
Sitting third within the desk with seven wins within the group levels, Australia’s consideration now turns to subsequent week’s semi-finals and a gathering with South Africa on Thursday.
Australia lengthen successful streak
After shedding the toss, Bangladesh bought off to a strong begin as Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das piled on the runs earlier than each batters have been dismissed for 36.
Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy picked up the place they left off with a 63-run stand for the third wicket earlier than the captain was run out 5 in need of a half-century.
After Mohammad Mahmudullah was run out by Marnus Labuschagne for 32, Marcus Stoinis earned the large wicket of the innings when Hridoy was dismissed for a high rating of 74.
Though Australia have been capable of limit the runs within the remaining 4 overs, Bangladesh’s efforts earned them their highest whole of the competitors as they completed on 306-8.
They’d the right begin when Taskin Ahmed bowled Travis Head simply three overs into the Australian innings, however David Warner and Marsh rapidly took management with a 120-run partnership off 116 balls.
Warner chipped to Shanto off Mustafizur Rahman to fall for 53 within the twenty third over, however Marsh continued his ruthless kind alongside Steve Smith.
The pair placed on a 175-run partnership off 135 balls and each completed unbeaten, with Marsh scoring 177 and Smith posting 63 to see Australia dwelling within the forty fifth over.
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The group stage reaches its conclusion on Sunday, with event hosts and unbeaten India going through a Netherlands aspect who’re presently backside of the standings (8am on Sky Sports activities Cricket, 8.30am begin).
The semi-final line-up is now confirmed, with India taking part in fourth-placed New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday earlier than Australia tackle South Africa in Kolkata a day later. Construct-up of these matches begins on Sky Sports activities Cricket from 8am on these days, with matches beginning at 8.30am.
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