Twitter Reactions: Adam Zampa’s fifer takes down lifeless Bangladesh in Dubai

Twitter Reactions: Adam Zampa’s fifer takes down lifeless Bangladesh in Dubai

The Men in Yellow chased the modest target of 74 with as many as 82 balls to spare.

Adam Zampa
Adam Zampa. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Australia have taken one step closer to qualifying for the semi-final of the T20 World Cup. On Thursday, November 4, the Aaron Finch-led team defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Aussies also got their net run rate up to 1.031 after the thumping win. As far as the Tigers are concerned, they couldn’t garner a single win in the Super 12.

Zampa comes to the party

After being put in to bat first, the Tigers looked hapless and clueless as they were bowled out for a mere 73 in 15 overs. Mitchell Starc struck first blood, getting rid of Liton Das, who failed to open his account. Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim couldn’t go beyond double digits either. Mohammad Naim looked promising after he hit three fours, but Josh Hazlewood accounted for his wicket.

The Tigers lost half their side with their score at 33 in 6.1 overs. Mahmudullah also failed to convert after scoring 16. Same was the case for Shamim Hossain, who got out after scoring 19. Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan and Shoriful Islam got out for ducks. For Australia, Adam Zampa wreaked havoc. The leg-spinner ended with figures of 4-0-19-5. Starc and Hazlewood got two wickets apiece as well.

Finch drills the final nail in Bangladesh’s coffin

The Aussie openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch, threw the kitchen sink at everything to start their run-chase. The duo was aware that Australia needed to improve their nrr and hence, played their shots from the outset. Finch came out firing on all cylinders and scored 40 runs off 20 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes. Taskin Ahmed castled him in the fifth over to cut short his stay.

The Kangaroos racked up as many as 67 runs in the powerplay and showed their dominance. David Warner, who has been in decent form in the World Cup, scored 18 runs before Shoriful rattled his woodwork. However, by then the writing was already on the wall for Mahmudullah’s Bangladesh. In the end, the Men in Yellow chased the modest target of 74 with as many as 82 balls to spare.

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