ICC World Cup 2023 | AUS vs BAN: Hridoy hits 74 to power Bangladesh to 306/8
Towhid Hridoy slammed her fifty as Bangladesh produced their best batting effort to post a competitive 306 for 8 against Australia in their World Cup final here on Saturday.
The 22-year-old Hridoy smashed 79-ball 74, studded with five fours and two sixes, but could convert any of the other Bangladesh batters who start after being invited to the first strike.
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Josh Hazlewood (0/21) was on the money with the new ball, while Adam Zampa (2/32) scored two to top the list of greatest players in this World Cup and Sean Abbott (2 /61) , playing his first game, also took two.
While Australia have already sealed their semi-final berth, the game holds significance for Bangladesh as a place in the 2025 Champions trophy is on the line.
Bangladesh showed the right intent with openers Litton Das (36) and Tanzid Hasan (36) getting them off to a good start on a wicket belter with 76 for no loss at one stage. However, they both started it.
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Hazlewood started proceedings with an over but Pat Cummins, sharing the new ball in the absence of Mitchell Starc, gave 10 runs when he opened. Tanzid took Cummins to the cleaners in the sixth over with two fours.
Litton joined the party with three boundaries in the eighth over against Sean Abbott as Tanzid brought up the team’s fifty with another four from Mitchell Marsh in 49 balls.
Marsh then conceded 13 runs but Abbott produced the first lead with a short ball that Tanzid top-edged to give the bowler a chance to catch and bowl.
Najmul Hossain Shanto (45) also looked fine, showing off two hits from Marsh as Bangladesh scored 100 for one in 15.1 overs.
However, Zampa came on board for Litton to be caught by Marnus Labuschagne far forward.
Hridoy smashed two sixes en route to a 63-run partnership with Shanto off 66 balls but Labuschagne produced a brilliant throw after some excellent fielding to run out the stand-in skipper.
Mahmudullah (32) hit three sixes and a four during his 44-run stand with Hridoy as Bangladesh were 200 up in the 32nd over. But, he fell for another needless run with Labuschagne in action again.
Hridoy picked up his fifty in the 39th over but Mushfiqur Rahim (21) became Zampa’s second victim after adding 37. Mehidy Hasan Miraz then blasted four boundaries before Abbott sent him back.
Hridoy was out in 47th place when he left Stoinis completely to be caught by Labuschagne in the Italian midfield.
Abbott was in action as he dismissed Mehidy off his own bowling and then ran out Nasum Ahmed as Bangladesh could only add 67 in the last 10 overs.
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