6 May 2010

Aussies recover to make Twenty20 Super eight round

9:07 am on 6 May 2010

Australia are through to the second phase of the Twenty20 World Cup cricket tournament in the West Indies, but they were on the back foot for a while against Bangladesh in their final group match at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

The Bangladeshi slow bowlers were so effective, they didn't concede one boundary in more than 10 overs in the earlier part of Australia's innings, and after being 65 for 6, the world one day champions had Michael Hussey and Steven Smith to thank as they put on 74 in the last 7 overs to give them a respectable 141 for 7.

In reply Dirk Nannes claimed a career-best 4-18 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 114 in the 19th over.