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When Bangladesh meet Australia in WC

  • Published at 09:21 pm June 19th, 2019
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Bangladesh played five-time champion Australia thrice in the World Cup

The Tigers met the Aussies in the World Cup for the first time in 1999, when Bangladesh batted first and only managed to get to 178/7 after 50 overs

Bangladesh played five-time champion Australia thrice in the World Cup. 

The Aussies have won two of those matches with ease, and the other one was abandoned due to rain.

1999: Group Stage

The Tigers met the Aussies in the World Cup for the first time in 1999, when Bangladesh batted first and only managed to get to 178/7 after 50 overs. The would-be champion raced to the target within 20 overs, winning the match by seven wickets.

2007: Super Eight Stage

Bangladesh qualified for the second round of a World Cup for the first time in 2007 and faced the then defending champion Australia in their first match of the Super Eight stage. The match was reduced to only 22 overs per side after heavy rain halted proceedings. Batting first, the Tigers posted 104 runs losing six wickets. Australia’s legendary opening pair Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist only took 13.5 overs to reach the total without losing any wicket.

2015: Group Stage

After beating Afghanistan comfortably in their first match of the 2015 World Cup, Bangladesh were set to play Australia in their second match. However, the teams had to share points as the match was washed out without a ball being bowled. The one point Bangladesh had gained from this match would later prove to be vital to take Bangladesh through to the quarter-final.