In a high-octane clash of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, Australia clashed with Bangladesh in a thrilling encounter that had cricket fans on the edge of their seats. The match showcased stellar performances from both sides, but it was Mitchell Marsh‘s scintillating century that ultimately guided Australia to a comprehensive victory.
Table of Contents
- Bangladesh’s decent batting performance
- Australian bowling brilliance
- Mitchell Marsh’s batting masterclass propels Australia to victory
- Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Bangladesh’s decent batting performance
Asked to bat first, the Bangladesh innings kicked off with determination, and the openers put up a brilliant 76-run stand for the first wicket. Towhid Hridoy further led the charge with a brilliant 74 off 79 balls comprising five fours and two sixes. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mahmudullah also provided valuable contributions with scores of 45 (57) and 32 (28), respectively. However, the fall of wickets at regular intervals hindered Bangladesh’s momentum.
Australian bowling brilliance
Australia’s bowlers showcased their skill and discipline, with Sean Abbott and Adam Zampa each claiming two wickets. Their efforts restricted Bangladesh to a total of 306/8 in 50 overs, setting the stage for an achievable target for the formidable Australian batting lineup.
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Mitchell Marsh’s batting masterclass propels Australia to victory
Chasing a target of 307, Australia’s opening pair, led by David Warner‘s solid 53 (61), laid the foundation for a successful run chase. However, the star of the show was Marsh, who played a breathtaking innings of 177 runs off 132 balls. Marsh’s innings included an astonishing nine sixes and seventeen fours, illustrating his dominance over the Bangladesh bowling attack.
Steven Smith also played a crucial role, contributing 63 runs off 64 balls, as Australia reached the target with ease, finishing at 307-2 in 44.4 overs. On the other hand, Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman were the only bowlers to pick a wicket for Bangladesh.
With the win, the Aussie side ended their league-stage campaign with seven victories in nine games. Meanwhile, Bangladesh now find themselves at the eighth spot, creating uncertainty over their Champions Trophy 2025 qualification hopes.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
9 sixes by Mitchell Marsh today vs Bangladesh. He hit 9 against Pakistan too. The only batter in the World Cup history to hit 9 sixes twice. #CWC23
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 11, 2023
What an innings by Mitchell Marsh….!!!
177* (132) with 17 fours and 9 sixes. One of the finest knocks in the World Cup chases. Australia chased down record totals in the last 2 matches. pic.twitter.com/k8vz7yiJ7G
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 11, 2023
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) November 11, 2023
The best part of Mitch Marsh scoring a century is often how happy it makes his teammates. Always a burst of joy and elation in the dressing-room and dug-out. Same here with Marnus punching the air & others standing with their arms aloft as he got there #CWC23 #AusvBAN
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) November 11, 2023
TAKE A BOW, MITCHELL MARSH…!!!!!
He played a sensational innings, he smashed unbeatan 177*(132) including 17 fours and 9 Sixes against Bangladesh in this World Cup – One of the finest Knocks in the World Cup history. pic.twitter.com/UVAwzs0ZOR
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) November 11, 2023
What an incredible hundred by Mitch Marsh and what a fantastic chase by Australia against Bangladesh in Pune. Clinical and just what they needed before the semis 🇦🇺💯 #AUSvsBAN #CWC23 pic.twitter.com/eiZ9kkyIeR
— kamil khan (@13kamilkhan) November 11, 2023
Australia decimated Bangladesh at the Pune!
Chasing 307 in Just 44.4 overs!!!! for the loss of 2 wickets!!!
Marsh’s mammoth 177(132) literally outplayed them.
— paRaY_YasiR ✍️ (@ParayYasir2) November 11, 2023
AUSTRALIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS.
– Chased down 307 in just 44.4 OVERS. ✅
And that’s the end. Bangladesh’s worst ever World Cup campaign comes to an end. ❌
Considering the experience, some batters and bowlers form before the tournament, total number of matches played in this… pic.twitter.com/obm2CQGzyf
— Saif Ahmed 🇧🇩 (@saifahmed75) November 11, 2023
7 consecutive wins
Australia 🇦🇺 thrashed Bangladesh by 8 wickets with 32 balls left in a 308 run chase, get 2 more points to make it 14 from 9.
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) November 11, 2023
Glenn Maxwell 201* and Mitch Marsh 177* in the space of a few days. Some breathtaking batting.
Marsh looked good right from the get go today. Looked to be positive immediately, especially against spin.
— CricBlog ✍ (@cric_blog) November 11, 2023
Hundred for the 🦬 Bison – Mitchell Marsh!
2nd century 💯 for him in this World Cup!!
Brute force by this big fella!
— paRaY_YasiR ✍️ (@ParayYasir2) November 11, 2023
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