T20 World Cup: Rain after Pat Cummins' hat-trick… Australia got the advantage, came on par with India

Orhan Wadia
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T20 World Cup: Rain after Pat Cummins' hat-trick… Australia got the advantage, came on par with India

New Delhi. Australia has won its first Super-8 match in the T20 World Cup 2024. In this rain-affected match, Australia defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs. After this win, Australia has equal points with India in the points table. However, Australia is in a better position in terms of net run rate. India and Australia are in Group-1 of Super-8. Bangladesh and Afghanistan are also in this group.

The biggest highlight of the Australia vs Bangladesh match was the performance of Pat Cummins. This Australian pacer took a hat-trick in the match. With this, Cummins has become the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the current T20 World Cup 2024.

The Super-8 match was played between Australia and Bangladesh on Friday. Australia's captain Mitchell Marsh won the toss and decided to field first. Australia's bowlers took advantage of this and stopped Bangladesh at 150 runs. Bangladesh scored 140 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Captain Nazmul Hussain Shanto scored 41 and Tauheed Hridoy scored 40 runs. Apart from these two, not a single Bangladesh batsman could reach the score of 20.

For Australia, Pat Cummins took 3 wickets and Adam Zampa took 2 wickets. Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell got one wicket each.

Chasing the target of 141 runs, Australia had a good start. Opener David Warner and Travis Head shared 65 runs in 6.5 overs for the first wicket. Bangladesh got its first success by dismissing Travis Head (313). Australia's captain Mitchell Marsh (1) got out early. Bangladesh took 2 wickets in the gap of 4 runs. Despite this, Australia never looked in trouble. Opener David Warner stood firm at one end. After Head and Marsh were out, he along with Glenn Maxwell took his team past the 100-run mark. Then it rained in the match, which did not stop for a long time. After this, Australia was declared the winner by 28 runs under the Duckworth Lewis rule.

When the game was halted due to rain, Australia's score was 100 runs for 2 wickets in 11.2 overs. That is, if the game had not been halted due to rain, Australia would have had to score 41 more runs in 52 balls to win. It had 8 wickets left.

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