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World Cup: Warner stars as Australia beat Bangladesh by 48 runs


NOTTINGHAM: Australia moved closer to World Cup semifinals after David Warner impressed the defending champions to a comfy 48-run win over a combative Bangladesh together with his second century of the event.

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The left-handed opener contained his natural aggressive self prior to swinging his palms freely to build a 166-run knock, which steered Australia to a mammoth 381 for 5, their second easiest score in World Cup.

Warner, who had hit 100 in opposition to Pakistan as neatly, added 121 runs together with his skipper Aaron Finch (53) in a risk-free opening partnership and then raised a 192-run stand with Usman Khawaja (89).

He finished his 16th ODI hundred, his sixth 150-plus knock, which came off 147 balls with 14 hits to fence and five over the ropes.

The stage was set to move after the bowlers and Glenn Maxwell produced a 10-ball 32, which had three sixes and two fours. Maxwell was run out after a mix-up with Khawaja, who sent his spouse back sensing threat and was caught behind minutes later to fail to spot 100.

Faced with a frightening activity to chase down the large goal, the 'Tigers', as expected, took the battle to the rival camp but ended up with 333 for eight in stipulated overs.

Mushfiqur Rahim (102 no longer out), Mahmudullah (69), Tamim Iqbal (62) and in-form Shakib Al Hasan (41) gave their all in the chase however the effort nonetheless proved insufficient regardless that the entire was their best ever in ODIs.

It was Rahim's first hundred in a World Cup game and seventh overall.

Pacers Marcus Stoinis (2/54), Mitchell Starc (2/55) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (2/58) shared six wickets between them.

The win took Australia to top of the table with 10 points from six video games whilst Bangladesh remained at quantity five with five points and now need to win their closing three video games.

Earlier, medium pacer Soumya Sarkar (three/58) took three wickets whilst Mustafizur Rehman (1/69) accounted for one Australian batsman.

Mashrafe Mortaza and Rehman in large part remained disciplined in their opening spells, bowling wicket-to-wicket. Warner and Finch also most popular playing risk-free game and didn't attack a lot, managing an under-six run-rate.

It was only after spinners -- Shakib and Mehidy Hasan -- were presented that the 2 batsmen showed some aggression. Warner introduced one from Shakib for a large six over mid-wicket whilst Finch punished Hasan with back-to-back pictures over the ropes.


Paceman Rubel Hossain bowled in just right rhythm and the run-rate was beneath regulate, but both Warner and Finch were nonetheless at the crease, having finished their half-centuries.


Sarkar brought reduction for a worried Bangladesh by sending back Finch together with his fifth ball, in what was a comfortable dismissal off the medium pacer in the 21st over of the innings.


But the joy was short-lived as Warner and Khawaja joined forces to boost some other large partnership. They added 192 runs for the second one wicket, dominating the bowlers.


Sarkar again separated the batsmen by pushing aside Warner but by that time, Australia had already 300-plus general at the board.


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