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MIRPUR (Reuters): Australia signed off their disappointing World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation victory over Bangladesh as opener Aaron Finch's brisk 71 secured a seven-wicket win over the hosts on Tuesday.
Opting to bat first, Shakib Al Hasan (66) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (47) shared a 112-run third-wicket stand to help Bangladesh to a competitive total of 153 for five wickets at the Sher-a-Bangla National Stadium.
Smarting from a hat-trick of defeats in a tournament they began as one of the favourites, Australia's only interest in their final Group Two game was to finish with a victory which they achieved with 15 balls to spare.
Openers Finch and David Warner (48) added 98 runs in just over 11 overs to ensure they got the perfect start to chase down a moderate target against a side who finished their super 10 campaign without a victory.
Paceman Al-Amin Hossain bowled Warner in the 12th over but not before the left-handerRead More »from Australia ease to consolation win over sorry Bangladesh