Champions Trophy 2017: Rain washes out Australia-Bangladesh tie

The Australian bowlers received a severe thrashing at the hands of New Zealand batsmen in their last match so this time there is some expectation from Bangladesh at the same time this is so now perhaps Australia will be displaying their talents!

Chasing a target of 183 runs, Australia had reached 83 for the loss of one wicket after 16 overs. Steve Smith's aim now, with rain forecast, will be to ensure his side are ahead on DLS after 20 overs - the minimum required for a match.

While the Aussies would have considered themselves fortunate to have got a point against New Zealand, they will be disappointed that they weren't able to get a result here as they looked in complete control of the match.

The abandonment was particularly galling as Australia appeared so close to victory, having already seen their opening game against New Zealand washed out on Friday.

Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal, left, bats during the ICC Champions Trophy Group A match against Australia at The Oval in London, Monday June 5.

Bangladesh is yet to garner any points as they were defeated by hosts England in the tournament opener despite putting up a total in excess of 300 runs. Aaron Finch was the Australian batsman out for 19.

Starc went wicketless in his first six overs and struggled with his line, while fellow pace bowlers Josh Hazlewood (1-40) and Pat Cummins (1-22) profited.

Australia were bang on course for a crucial win after Bangladesh were skittled out for 182 off 44.3 overs.

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Starc came within inches of claiming a hat-trick, nearly bowling last man Mustafizur Raham with a yorker, before settling for a triple-wicket maiden and bowling Mehedi Hasan in his next over.

Beaten by England last week, Bangladesh must win to keep their last four hopes alive.

Bangladesh became bogged down and their only ray of light was Tamim, who hit a six and two fours before sealing his own half-century in the 24th over, with his side 90 for three.

Iqbal was, however, unruffled even though wickets fell regularly at the other end.

But, only five runs short of reprising his hundred against England, he top-edged a flick off the returning Mitchell Starc, and watched in horror as Hazlewood ran in from the fine-leg fence and held his nerve as the white ball descended from the slate-grey skies.

"It's about trying to get that win to get through to that next stage, but to also try and find a few weak points in some of their players heading into the summer as well".

Zampa first had Sabbir Rahman (8) caught by Smith in the 35th over before scalping the wicket of Mahmudullah in the 37th over.

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