Result: Australia see off Bangladesh in World Twenty20

Australia win their final match of the World T20 with a seven-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh.

Australia have won their final match of the World Twenty20 with a seven-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Both teams came into the fixture knowing that they had no chance of reaching the semi-finals of the tournament.

Bangladesh, who put themselves into bat first, posted a score of 153-5 before the Aussies reached 158-3 with just under three overs remaining.

Shakib Al Hasan (67) and Mushfiqur Rahim (47) made the bulk of the Bangladeshi runs, while Nasir Hossain (14) also chipped in during their 20 overs.

Nathan Coulter-Nile took two wickets for Australia, with Mitchell Starc, Doug Bollinger and Shane Watson also getting in on the act.

A knock of 48 from David Warner saw the Aussies start positively at the crease, and 71 from the big-hitting Aaron Finch put them in further control before they were both bowled by Al-Amin Hossain.

Cameron White (18 not out) and George Bailey (11 not out) then saw them over the line after Glenn Maxwell (five) had been dismissed by Taskin Ahmed.

West Indies batsman Darren Sammy celebrates a quick half century during the first One Day International match bewteen West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium in St John's, February 28, 2014
Read Next:
Result: Windies beat Aussies with two balls left
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account