2019 World Cup 26th Match: Warner’s sensational 166 flattens Bangladesh

David Warner 166 Australia Bangladesh World Cup 26th Match Nottingham cricket

David Warner celebrates after scoring his 16th ODI century

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Opening batsman David Warner smashed a 147-ball 166 as Australia cruised to a 48-run win over Bangladesh in their World Cup clash in Nottingham.

Choosing to bat first, Australia got off to a magnificent start as Warner and captain Aaron Finch amassed a 121-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries, before Finch was dismissed by Soumya Sarkar for 53, which came off 51 balls and included five boundaries and two sixes.

Warner and Usman Khawaja kept the runs flowing with a 192-run stand, during which Warner raced past his hundred and Khawaja was nearing his own century, before Warner was caught by Rubel Hossain at short third man off the bowling of Sarkar for 166, which came off 147 balls and included 14 boundaries and five sixes.

Glenn Maxwell walloped 32 runs off 10 deliveries before he was run out by Rubel.

Khawaja went on to make a 72-ball 89, which included 10 boundaries, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Sarkar.

Even though Steve Smith was trapped lbw off the bowling of Mustafizur Rahman for one run, Australia still ended up finishing on 381/5.

Sarkar was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Mustafizur chipped in with one.

Chasing 382 to win, Bangladesh were dealt an early blow as Sarkar was run out by Finch for 10 runs.

Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal made up for the loss of Sarkar with a 79-run partnership before Shakib was sent packing by Marcus Stoinis for 41.

Tamim went on to make a 74-ball 62, which included six boundaries, before he was clean bowled by Mitchell Starc.

Liton Das fell shortly after, but Mahmudullah and Musfiqur Rahim steadied things with a 127-run stand.

Mahmudullah ended up making a 50-ball 69, which included five boundaries and three sixes, before he was caught by Pat Cummins at deep square leg off the bowling of Nathan Coulter-Nile, who cleaned up Sabbir Rahman the very next ball.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz and captain Mashrafe Mortaza fell soon after as Bangladesh fell short of their target as they finished on 333/8, which is their highest score in ODI history.

A lot of credit for that achievement has to go to Rahim as he was left unbeaten on 102, which came off 97 balls and included nine boundaries and a six.

Mushfiqur Rahim 102 not out Australia Bangladesh World Cup 26th Match Nottingham cricket

Mushfiqur Rahim’s seventh ODI hundred went in vain

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Starc, Coulter-Nile and Stoinis took two wickets apiece, while Adam Zampa claimed one.

Warner was named Man of the Match.

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