Cricket World Cup 2019 results: David Warner scores highest tournament score of 166 as Australia beat Bangladesh at Trent Bridge

David Warner
David Warner

David Warner showed flashes of his belligerent best with 166 from 147 balls as Australia moved to the top of the World Cup standings with a 48-run victory over Bangladesh.

Australia 381-5 (50 overs): Warner 166, Khawaja 89; Soumya 3-58

Bangladesh 333-8 (50 overs): Mushfiqur 102*, Mahmudullah 69; Starc 2-55

Australia won by 48 runs


Report

Uncharacteristically restrained since returning from a 12-month ban for his role in the ball-tampering saga, Warner was again occasionally watchful in reaching his second three-figure score of the tournament before cutting loose.

Dropped on 10 in an innings containing 14 fours and five sixes, Warner's stands of 121 and 192 with Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja respectively formed the backbone of Australia's 381 for five at Trent Bridge, where Bangladesh were unable to mount another national-record run chase.

The Tigers had overhauled 322 with seven wickets and more than eight overs to spare against the West Indies on Monday but, despite boisterous support, they fell short here on 333 for eight.

It was not for the lack of trying, though, as Mushfiqur Rahim produced a defiant 102 not out while Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah also produced significant contributions in an ultimately fruitless cause.

Bangladesh's hopes of progression to the semi-finals have therefore been left on a knife edge following a third loss but Australia's fifth win in six matches leaves them well placed to get to the knockout stages.

Fortune seemed to be smiling on them as Finch won the toss in the tournament for the first time, and Australia's captain and Warner continued to flourish in a partnership that stretched beyond 50 for a fifth time in six innings.

Warner, though, was unconvincing early on and was given a reprieve after slashing Mashrafe Mortaza to backward point, where Sabbir Rahman put down a difficult low chance diving to his right.

It would prove a costly drop as Warner hooked Mustafizur Rahman for six before a more authoritative slog sweep off Shakib Al Hasan produced the same result as he and the more assured Finch moved to half-centuries.

It was a surprise when Finch departed for 53, perhaps taken aback by the extra bounce of Soumya Sarkar and guiding a cut straight into the hands of Rubel Hossain in the gully region.

For a period thereafter, both Warner and Khawaja eschewed risk, progressing serenely by routinely rotating the strike. Indeed, Warner's second fifty contained only three fours as he reached three figures off 110 balls.

There was a sense the pair should have upped the tempo sooner but, after Khawaja moved unobtrusively to a run-a-ball fifty, Warner reverse-swept Shakib for four before depositing the spinner high into the stands for six.

Warner's acceleration took him to the top of the tournament run charts and its highest score but, with a double ton on the horizon, an uppercut off Soumya failed to clear Rubel at short third man.

At 313 for one, Glenn Maxwell was given licence to tee off and he duly did, clearing the ropes three times in an entertaining cameo of 32 off 10 balls before being run out following a mix-up with Khawaja, who then fell for 89 after becoming Soumya's third victim.

Nevertheless, in conceding 131 from the final 10 overs, in part due to some ineffective bowling and poor fielding, Bangladesh were faced with a tournament-record chase.

It began in inauspicious circumstances when Finch threw down Soumya's stumps following some miscommunication with Tamim, but had the Bangladesh opener dived then he may have made his ground.

Shakib's previous four innings had yielded two fifties and two centuries but he was dismissed for 41, his lowest score of the tournament, after a leading edge from a Marcus Stoinis off-cutter went straight to Warner at mid-off.

Tamim seemed primed to anchor the chase but inside-edged Mitchell Starc on to his stumps for 62, leaving the defiant Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah, who put on 127, to carry on Bangladesh's charge.

They had only five runs fewer than Australia did at the 40-over stage before Mahmudullah thumped Adam Zampa for two sixes in three balls en route to a 41-ball half-century, eventually holing out for 69.

The Asian side lacked the consistent firepower of their opponents in the closing stages but Mushfiqur had the consolation of going to his hundred off 95 balls in the penultimate over.

Related Cricket World Cup links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

Gareth Bale during the El Clasico1

Bale set for Paris? Options assessed

Gareth Bale appears to be on his way out of Real Madrid after six years. We take a look at the front-runners to sign the Welsh forward.

Shane Lowry kisses the Claret Jug as he celebrates winning The Open at Royal Portrush2

Lowry lights up Royal Portrush

Shane Lowry won the 148th Open Championship by six shots on a famous afternoon's golf. Ben Coley reports from Royal Portrush.

James Wade (Picture: PDC/Lawrence Lustig)3

Wade survives De Zwaan scare

Latest news from Sunday's action at the Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool, as James Wade survived a sudden death leg and Ian White beat Joe Cullen 10-0.

Harry Kane: Tottenham forward celebrates his stunning goal from the halfway line in pre-season against Juventus4

WATCH: Kane nets halfway stunner

Harry Kane netted a stunning late winner for Tottenham against Juventus. Oh, and it was from the halfway line. Watch it here.

A'Ali beats Ventura Rebel to win the Norfolk Stakes5

Dettori at the double in Deauville

Royal Ascot hero A'Ali followed up with a cosy success in the Darley Prix Robert Papin at Deauville.

Most Read

Gareth Bale during the El Clasico1

Bale set for Paris? Options assessed

Gareth Bale appears to be on his way out of Real Madrid after six years. We take a look at the front-runners to sign the Welsh forward.

Shane Lowry kisses the Claret Jug as he celebrates winning The Open at Royal Portrush2

Lowry lights up Royal Portrush

Shane Lowry won the 148th Open Championship by six shots on a famous afternoon's golf. Ben Coley reports from Royal Portrush.

James Wade (Picture: PDC/Lawrence Lustig)3

Wade survives De Zwaan scare

Latest news from Sunday's action at the Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool, as James Wade survived a sudden death leg and Ian White beat Joe Cullen 10-0.

Harry Kane: Tottenham forward celebrates his stunning goal from the halfway line in pre-season against Juventus4

WATCH: Kane nets halfway stunner

Harry Kane netted a stunning late winner for Tottenham against Juventus. Oh, and it was from the halfway line. Watch it here.

A'Ali beats Ventura Rebel to win the Norfolk Stakes5

Dettori at the double in Deauville

Royal Ascot hero A'Ali followed up with a cosy success in the Darley Prix Robert Papin at Deauville.

Racing Tips

Check out Monday's racing preview

Monday's racing preview

Whistler Bowl can get Windsor backers off to a great start with victory on Monday, according to Keith Hamer.

Check out the latest NAP of the Day

Daily Nap: Time to strike

Matt Brocklebank reckons a Karl Burke newcomer is well worth support first time out at Beverley on Monday evening.

Check out Ashley Iveson's Saturday selections

Saturday's racing preview

Ashley Iveson makes Ventura Rebel his best Saturday bet and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Next Race Off

22:00 Del Mar
6
(6)
Seahawk Wave
J: Assael Espinoza
5
(5)
Soul Owner
J: J C Jr Diaz

Football Tips

A view of Uttoxeter racecourse

Our best bets

Check out Sporting Life's best bets across racing, football and more.

Enable stretches out on the Kempton Polytrack

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in July 2019.

Saturday's best bets

Saturday's Bets of the Day

We have selections from our racing team to help boost those Royal Ascot coffers, plus Richard Mann's cricket advice.