AUS vs. BAN: Australia warmed up for the semifinals of the World Cup with an eight-wicket thumping of Bangladesh, thanks in large part to the six-hitting skills of Mitchell Marsh, who amassed a stunning 177 not out. Australia achieved the target of 307 balls remaining after Marsh scored his third ODI century and fifties from Steve Smith (63 not out) and David Warner (53). On November 16, the five-time winners will play South Africa in their semifinal in Kolkata.
Mitchell Marsh hit three figures against Bangladesh to record his second World Cup century. The all-rounder made 121 against Pakistan in an earlier group game, and it took him 87 balls—11 fours and 4 sixes—to reach the milestone. In their last round-robin match of the 10-team competition, Australia, already into a semi-final match with South Africa, looked to chase down a total of 307. Marsh, in at number three, had a second-wicket stand of 120 with David Warner.
Bangladesh, without Shakib, amassed 306 runs in 50 overs. The best batter for Bangladesh was Tohid Hridoy, who during this match scored his first half-century in the World Cup.
Australia and Bangladesh in Cricket World Cup 2023
With the exception of a victory in their most recent match against Sri Lanka, Australia and Bangladesh have had radically contrasting World Cup campaigns thus far. The Bangladesh Tigers have lost every game since their opening match against Afghanistan.
In contrast, the Australian team has won six straight after losing their first two matches against South Africa and India. From the batting skills of David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith, and Mitchell Marsh to the bowling dexterity of Adam Zampa and the Australian quickies, the Kangaroos have found a hero at every level of the competition.
AUS vs. BAN Highlights Cricket World Cup 2023
In this match, Australia won the toss and elected to field.
Australia sent Bangladesh to bat and they scored a total of 306 for 8.
Najmul Hossain Shanto was eliminated after 45 minutes of play.
In this game, Mitchell Marsh and David Warner put up 120 runs for the second wicket.
Mitchell Marsh reached 177 without losing his wicket.
In a continuous partnership, Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith scored 175 runs to take the third wicket.
Australia managed to save 8 wickets remaining after chasing the 306 total.
Mitchell Marsh’s knock included nine sixes.
Steve Smith ended Australia’s Innings by a Four and won the match by 8 wickets.
Steve Smith scored 63 and remained not Out.