Mushfiqur Rahim hit a brilliant hundred to headline Bangladesh's chase against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Chasing a mammoth total of 382, Mushfiqur Rahim's hundred could not guide Bangladesh to victory, but it ensured that Bangladesh's losing margin remains low. Bangladesh showed fight and courage to reach 333/8. However, they fell short of Australia's target by 48 runs. Bangladesh vs Australia Highlights of ICC World Cup 2019 Match: Mushfiqur Rahim Century in Vain as AUS Beat BAN by 48.
Rahim remained unbeaten on 102 and brought up his hundred with the help of nine fours and one six. This was Rahim's seventh hundred in his ODI career. Other than Rahim, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah hit fifties to give Bangladesh a chance. But Australia's total of 381/5 in 50 overs proved just too much for the Tigers in the end, as they fell short by 48 runs. Australia vs Bangladesh Highlights And Cricket Score - 26th ODI match - Full Scorecard.
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Earlier, Australia's destructive opening batsman David Warner hit a scintillating 166 off 147 balls after skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh. The Southpaw was dismissed by Soumya Sarkar. However, Warner registered the highest individual score in the ICC CWC 2019 so far.
Warner also went past Bangaldesh's Shakib Al Hasan in terms of highest number of runs in the tournament. Warner is also the leading run scorer in the ICC CWC 2019 with 447 runs to his name. After the win against Bangladesh, Australia are now at the top of the points table ahead of New Zealand, England and India. Bangladesh are on the fifth spot in the points table following this loss.
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