Alexa Mushfiqur`s ton in vain as Bangladesh lost to Australia

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Mushfiqur`s ton in vain as Bangladesh lost to Australia

 Sports Desk

 Published: 12:22 AM, 21 June 2019   Updated: 11:11 AM, 21 June 2019

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Mushfiqur Rahim brings up the century mark off 95 balls, and though it doesn't seem to be enough to win his side the match, they lost the match by 48 runs. But their hopes to go last four still alive.

Bangladesh notched their highest ever ODI score in reaching 333, led by a top-quality Mushfiqur hundred but Australia's first innings effort proved too mighty in the end. Warner's 166, aided by Khawaja, Finch and Maxwell, propelled their side to a formidable 381/5, and it would have taken a CWC-high chase for the Tigers to run it down.

Chasing the target Bangladesh have lost opener Soumya Sarkar (10) to 23. Finch direct hit finds Soumya short at the bowler's end! 

Shakib Al Hasan who is outstanding in the tournament so far soft dismiss by MP Stoinis. Before went out to 102/2 Shakib scored 41 off 41.

Bangladesh lost their 3rd wickets to 144 in 24.1 overs as opener Tamim Iqbal (62 off 74) bowled by Mitchell Starc. After losing Tamim Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim continue to score runs. But Liton (20 0ff 17) Lbw by Zumpa to 175/4. 

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah added 127 runs in the 5th wicket stand. Mahmudullah (69 off 50) went out to 302 while attempted to play a bouncer from Coulter Neil.

Sabbir Rahman also went out the next ball of the same bowler and Bangladesh lost their 6th wicket to 302. After 50 overs Bangladesh able to score 333/8. Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten on 102 off 97 ball.

Earlier, David Warner's 166 and fifties from Usman Khawaja and AJ Finch helped Australia to post 381 for 5 wickets in the 26th match of ICC World Cup at Nottingham, England today. 

After winning the toss Australia chose to bat first. David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch (53) added 121 runs. 

In the second wicket stand, David Warner and Usman Khawaja added 192 runs before Soumya came in and grabbed the wicket of Warner who struck a brilliant knock of 166 with 5 sixes and 14 fours.

GJ Maxwell and UT Khawaja added 39 runs in 3rd wickets stand.

Soumya took his third and final wicket during the 47th over when Khawaja prodded a catch to Mushfiqur Rahim and Australia lost their 4th wickets to 353. Khawaja scored 89 off 72.
After the play of 49 overs, rain came down and the match stopped for 24 munites. 

Mustafizur Rahman bowled the last over and concied 13 runs and Australia post 381/5 in 50 overs.

For Bangladesh Soumya took 3 wickets whlie Mustafizur took one for 69.