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CWC 2023, AUS vs BAN: Marsh's 177* blows away Bangladesh; Australia win by 8 wickets

CWC 2023, Australia vs Bangladesh: Mitchell Marsh's 177, Adam Zampa's 2-32 and Towhid Hridoy's 74 are top performances. Australia beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets.

CWC 2023, Australia vs Bangladesh: Mitchell Marsh's 177 helps Australia beat Bangladesh | Walking Wicket (Images: ©X/Twitter)
Marsh's 177 helps Australia beat Bangladesh (Images: ©X/Twitter)

Brief Scores Australia 307/2 (Marsh 177*, Smith 63*, Taskin 1/61) beat Bangladesh 306/8 (Hridoy 74, Shanto 45, Zampa 2/32) by 8 wickets.

Player Of The Match: Mitchell Marsh (177* in 132 balls)

Australia continued their dominant run in this CWC 2023 as they secured their 7th consecutive game, this time against Bangladesh. They chased down the target of 307 in a canter by 8 wickets and with 32 balls to spare.

In their final World Cup 2023 game, Bangladesh took on the rampaging Australian team at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The sides have played 4 times in World Cups, with Australia winning all the 3 completed games.

Shanto stood as skipper instead of Shakib, who was ruled out due to an injury, while Australia rested their last match hero Glenn Maxwell & Mitchell Starc.

Talking Points: Australia's Astonishing Batting Brilliance

Australia’s batting is a huge positive for them going into the tournament's knockout stages. In this game, Steve Smith found some form, and Mitchell Marsh seems to have his touch back after a couple of ordinary outings, making them a complete batting unit.

Bangladesh's Opening batter Shine Bright

Bangladesh started well with their openers Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das adding 76 for the first wicket. This gave the team a solid foundation, and the stand-in skipper Shanto and Hridoy kept the score ticking as they added 64 runs for the 3rd wicket. The trend of Bangladeshi batters throwing away their starts continued throughout as none, barring Hriody, crossed fifty. Yet these starts allowed them to cross the 300-run mark for the first time in this World Cup.

David-Mitchells Heroic Performance Rescues Australia in the Game

Chasing 307, Australia lost Travis Head early once again, but David Warner and Mitchell Marsh made sure the 5-time champions didn’t endure a collapse like they did against Afghanistan. They added 120 for the 2nd wicket, and while Warner departed for 53, Marsh continued his good recent form by notching his 2nd century of this World Cup.

Top 3 performances from the game between Bangladesh and Australia

Towhid Hridoy impresses in Bangladesh’s final game at the World Cup

Bangladesh’s openers gave them a great start, and it was up to their middle-order batters to put a decent score on the board. Hridoy, the young right-handed batsman, took the opportunity to hit the team’s only half-century of this innings with both hands. This was also his maiden 50+ score in this world, and he almost stayed till the end to take Bangladesh to a respectable total.

Coming to the knock where he made 74 off 79, including 2 sixes, Hridoy ensured that Bangladesh piled up their highest total of this World Cup (306).

CWC 2023, Australia vs Pakistan_ Mitchell Marsh scored 121 against Pakistan in bengaluru _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©cricketcomau_Twitter)
Marsh scored mammoth 177 against Bangladesh (Photo: ©cricketcomau/Twitter)
Mitchell Marsh scores a match-winning for Australia

Mitchell Marsh didn’t have the best outings with the ball earlier in the game, but it didn’t affect his batting performance. After losing Head, March joined forces with David Warner to ensure Australia didn’t have the same drama in the chase, unlike the previous.

The main architect of the win has to be Mitchell Marsh, who scored his 2nd century this World Cup; he took only 87 balls to get there and then went on to make 150 off just 117 deliveries.

CWC 2023, Australia vs Pakistan_ Adam Zampa took 4-53 against Pakistan_ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©cricketuas_Twitter)
Zampa took 2-32 against Bangladesh (Photo: ©cricketuas/Twitter)
Adam Zampa was the stand-out bowler in this high-scoring game

The leg-spinner from Australia was at his best yet again in the team’s final group fixture against Bangladesh. He put breaks on Bangladesh’s scoring in the middle overs after the former had made a blazing start. Adam Zampa gave away only 32 runs in his quota of overs and took the wickets of Litton Das & Rahim.

These wickets made him the highest wicket-taker in WC after the group stages.

Statistical highlights from Australia vs Bangladesh, CWC 2023
  • The opening stand of 76 between Litton Das & Tanzid Hasan is the second-highest for this wicket for Bangladesh in ODI WC.

  • 74 off 79 today was Towhid Hridoy’s highest score in this World Cup, his maiden World Cup half-century & his 6th ODI fifty overall.

  • Bangladesh posted 306/8 today at Pune; this is only their 5th 300-plus total in the World Cup and 2nd against Australia. This was also their 5th highest total in all of World Cups.

  • Bangladesh registered their second-highest team total in ODIs (306-8) against Australia and their highest total this World Cup.

  • 22 wickets by Adam Zampa makes him the highest wicket-taker in this World Cup.

  • Mahmudullah, with 328 runs in 7 innings at 54.66, ended as the tournament’s highest run-scorer for Bangladesh.

  • Mitchell Marsh scored his 2nd hundred in the ODI World Cup in the 2023 edition. This was his 3rd century in ODIs overall.

  • Micthell Marsh's 177* is the 8th-best score in ODI World Cups and 2nd best in WC run-chases (only behind David Warner).

  • This is Australia’s best-ever run-chase in ODI World Cups.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table
Points Table after Australia vs Bangladesh game
What’s to come and points table

Australia had already qualified for the Semi-Finals and will take on South Africa at Eden Gardens on November 16th. Bangladesh ended their WC 2023 journey in 8th place, just enough for them to qualify for the Champions Trophy 2025.

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