Zampa Puts Bangladesh In A Spin

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Adam Zampa would take 5 wickets for 19 runs as Australia would thrash Bangladesh in Thursday’s ICC T20 World Cup action. In the other game, Charith Asalanka’s 68 would see Sri Lanka knock West Indies out of the tournament.

Australia vs Bangladesh

Australia would win the toss and elect to field first.

Liton Das would be bowled by Mitchell Starc for a golden duck off the third ball of the innings before Soumya Sarkar would be bowled by Josh Hazlewood for 5. Mushfiqur Rahim would be LBW to Glenn Maxwell for 1 before Mohammad Naim would be caught by Pat Cummins off the bowling of Hazlewood for 17.

Afif Hossain would be caught by Aaron Finch off the bowling of Adam Zampa (pictured below) without scoring before Shamim Hossain would be caught behind by Matthew Wade off the same bowler for 19. Mahedi Hasan would be LBW to give Zampa his third wicket of the day for a golden duck before Mahmudullah would be caught by Wade off the bowling of Starc for 16. The final two wickets would also fall to Zampa, first Mustafizur Rahman would be caught by Steve Smith for 4 before Shroiful Islam would be caught by Finch without scoring – Taskin Ahmed finishing 6 not out.

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Finch (pictured below) would be bowled by Ahmed for 40 off 20 balls before David Warner would be the other man out, bowled by Islam, for 18 with Mitchell Marsh (16 off 5 balls) and Maxwell (0) not out as Australia knocked it off within 6.2 overs.

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BAN 73 (15 overs), AUS 78/2 (6.2 overs)

Sri Lanka vs West Indies

West Indies won the toss and elected to field first.

Kusal Perera would be caught & bowled by Andre Russell for 29 before Pathum Nissanka would be caught by Shimron Hetmyer off the bowling of Dwayne Bravo for 51 off 41 balls. Charith Asalanka (pictured below) would be the final man out, caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Russell, for 68 off 41 balls – Dasun Shanaka (25 off 14 balls) and Chamika Karunaratne (3) the not out batsmen.

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Chris Gayle would be caught by Wanindu Hasaranga off the bowling of Binura Fernando for 1 before Evin Lewis would be bowled by the same bowler for 8. Roston Chase would be caught by Bhanuka Rahapaksa off the bowling of Karunaratne for 9 before Nicholas Pooran would be caught by sub fielder Dhananjaya de Silva off the bowling of Chameera for 46 off 34 balls.

Andre Russell would be caught & bowled by Karunaratne for 2 before Kieron Pollard would be bowled by Hasaranga for a golden duck. Jason Holder would be caught by Karunaratne off the bowling of Shanaka for 8 before Bravo would be the final man out, bowled by Hasaranga, for 2 with Hetmyer (pictured below, 81 off 54 balls) and Akeal Hosein (1) not out as West Indies were officially eliminated from the competition.

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SL 189/3 (20 overs), WI 169/8 (20 overs)

Today’s Fixtures (Times are in GMT)

10:00 – Namibia vs New Zealand
14:00 – India vs Scotland

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