Australia (Ban)g out !

Australia Vs England: 2003 World Cup, Kenya qualifies for Semis. 2017 Champions Trophy, Bangladesh qualifies for Semis: A better love story, isn’t it? Well, Australia had just one task in hand, to not lose and they ended up doing that, badly indeed. Snapshot review of the match:

  • Australian innings can be divided into two parts. First 42 over and the second, last 8. 239-4 at 42.2, a platform for big total was set. And then Australia pulled a mess. Losing 7 wickets for 15 runs, more like India’s 7/11 show (remember?)

  • Mark Wood and Rashid did the maximum of damage and in this quest, Wood registered best bowling figures by an English bowler in CT history. Rashid’s 4/41 is the best by an English Spinner in CT history. Remarkable feet, indeed.Adil-Rashid

  • This match was just like a copy of previous match. Initially New Zealand hitting but Bangladesh pulling back things and then while batting, being reduced for 31/4. England too was reduced to 35/3. But then Morgan and stokes Stitched a partnership of 159 runs: highest 4th wicket partnership in CT to bring Barmy Army on winning ways.

  • England was ahead of the Duckworth Lewis Stern par score by 40 runs when rain interuppted the play and prolonged interuption handed England a handsome win by 40 runs.

  • Eoin Morgan looks like to be in subprime form scoring 14th 50+ score against Australia, highest by an English batsman in history. Stokes got a double – 1000 runs and 50 wickets. Indeed he is made for more.Ben-Stokes-1

  • The win means that Bangladesh has qualified along with England to the semis. The two other teams will be decided in next two matches.

Aus: 277/9(50)
Eng: 240/4(40.2)
England won by 40 runs (DLS)

Pic courtesy: ICC world

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