CRICKET UPDATE ICC T20 WORLD CUP 2016
AUSTRALIA VS BANGLADESH T-20 : USMAN KHAWAJA, ADAM ZAMPA LEAD AUSTRALIA TO WIN OVER BANGLADESH
Usman Khawaja hit a quick-fire half-century while Adam Zampa took three wickets to help Australia to a thrilling three-wicket victory against Bangladesh in their World T20 clash in Bengaluru on Monday. The left-handed opener smashed 58 off 45 balls as Australia successfully chased down Bangladesh's total of 156 for five. The victory puts Australia's bid for a first ever World T20 trophy back on track after the top-ranked Test side lost to New Zealand in their opening match.
The 29-year-old Khawaja whacked seven fours and one six before he was bowled by Al-Amin Hossain in their Super 10 Group Two match. Khawaja, born in Pakistan, and Shane Watson put on a solid 62-run opening partnership before the veteran all-rounder was run out for 21. Bangladesh's string of bowlers mounted a spirited attack against the Aussies, after suffering a devastating blow when Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny were suspended for illegal bowling actions at the weekend.