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CT 2017, Match 5: Australia v Bangladesh – Statistical Preview

Ahead of the game, we look at some of the key numbers of records related to the game.

Josh Hazlewood of Australia
Josh Hazlewood (L) of Australia. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Australia and Bangladesh face off each other in a crucial Group A encounter at the Oval with Bangladesh losing their first game against the hosts England while Australia’s first game vs New Zealand got washed out. The team losing this game might as well be out of the race for the semis race unless for a miracle. Both the sides will be facing each other in the 50-over format for the first time in last 6 years.

Ahead of the game, we look at some of the key numbers of records related to the game.

0 – Number of matches Australia won in the Champions Trophy since the 2009 CT final. They have played 4 games since then and lost two while the other two games vs NZ ended in a washout.

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1 – Number of times Bangladesh defeated Australia in ODI cricket. They defeated the Aussies at Cardiff in 2005. Australia has won the other 18 meetings between the two in this format.

2 – Number of times Australia and Bangladesh have faced off in International cricket since 2012; in 2014 and 2016 World T20s. Among Test playing nations, only Australia-Zimbabwe and England-Zimbabwe have met the least number of times in this period. Australia and Zimbabwe faced each other in two ODIs while England and Zimbabwe haven’t played at all since 2012.

3 – Number of times Australia and Bangladesh have played each other in ICC ODI events; two times in CWC and once in CT.

28.92 – Average runs scored by any team in ODIs against Bangladesh for the first wicket since the 2015 World Cup; the lowest average for the opening wicket for any team against Bangladesh in this period.

50.73 – Average runs scored by the Australian team in ODIs for the first wicket since the 2015 World Cup; the 2nd highest average for the opening wicket for any team in this period. Bangladesh’s 49.03 is the 3rd best. Highest average for the first wicket since CWC 2015 is 53.21 by England.

361/8 – Australia’s total against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2011 in their recent meeting; the only 300+ total in Australia vs Bangladesh ODIs.

2011 – Last time the Aussies and Bangladesh faced each other in an ODI was way back in April 2011 at Dhaka. The game between the two in 2015 World Cup at Brisbane was abandoned even before the toss.

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