Aussies drub Bangla, enter Super Eight

The Aussies rode on Michael Hussey’s unbeaten 47 and Dirk Nannes’ four-wicket haul to finish their group campaign on an unbeaten note after having defeated title holders Pakistan by 34 runs in their opening match.

Australia now join Pakistan from Group A in the Super Eight stage and will take on India in their opening second round encounter on Friday.

Michael Hussey played a sweet little cameo and shared a crucial 74 runs with Steven Smith (27 off 18) for the seventh wicket to lift Australia to 141 for seven before Nannes (4/18) produced a breathtaking spell pace bowling to bowl out Bangladesh for 114 in 18.4 overs.
Nannes was ably supported by David Hussey (2/8) and Smith (2/29).

Captain Shakib Al Hasan top-scored for Bangladesh with a run-a-ball 28 while wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim (24 off 25) gave him the good support from the other end during their 48-run fifth-wicket partnership.

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