In the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Australia defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in their fourth match. The Australian team, which was competing with South Africa to reach the semi-finals, was looking for a big win in this match and the team’s leg-spinner Adam Zampa, keeping its foundation, bundled out Bangladesh for just 73 runs.
Australia won the match in just 38 balls.
After this, due to the stormy innings of captain Aaron Finch, Australia quickly achieved this target in just 38 balls (6.2 overs). With this big win, Australia equalled South Africa by getting 2 points while also making a tremendous improvement in the net run rate, overtaking the African team and taking second place. At the same time, Bangladesh’s journey ended disappointingly with five consecutive defeats in the Super-12 round.
Hoping to win their maiden T20 World Cup, the Aussies made a good comeback from the thrashing of England in the previous match and not only won against the worst side in the group but also consolidated their position in the race for the semi-finals.
Australia had to achieve the target of 74 runs from Bangladesh in 8.1 overs, which would have allowed the team to overtake South Africa’s net run rate. In such a situation, Captain Finch rained sixes as soon as he came to the crease.
Finch hit 40 runs in his innings of just 20 balls, hitting four sixes and two fours, taking the team to 58 runs in five overs. After this, Mitchell Marsh played an unbeaten 16 runs in just five balls and gave the team a spectacular victory.
With this victory, Australia has also got 6 points equal to South Africa, and both the teams have played 4-4 matches. There has been a tremendous improvement in Australia’s net run rate, and it has now surpassed South Africa (+0.742) to +1.031. Due to this, Australia is in second place after England in Group 1.