Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh win toss, elect to bat

Finally, the on-field officials chose to call off the match for the rain wasn't going to slow down and split the one point each between the two teams.

Here's what we learned from the match.

Three days prior, Australia had been grateful to the elements as heavy showers forced a washout against New Zealand with Steve Smith's side looking set for defeat.

So what would have happened had the rain stopped in time for the match to be declared a 20-over match?

'Finny is one of those guys, and I'd have no hesitation in playing him tomorrow if we felt it was the right thing to do'. Finch was trapped lbw by one that slipped through him but, straight away, Smith came in and anxious little about the bowling or the conditions.

Stung by the skipper's outburst, the bowlers came out all guns firing and dished out a much improved display.

Against the Kiwis, the pacers' analysis read: Mitchell Starc 9-0-52-0, Josh Hazlewood 9-0-52-6, Pat Cummins 9-0-67-1.

Warner was especially aggressive, pulling one tame delivery from Mashrafe Mortaza off his hip and away to the fence in a flash.

Having mended their ways, the Aussie bowling is gaining in strength just in time for the tougher challenges ahead.

For New Zealand, another mixed weather forecast is especially unwelcome - but Guptill knows they must simply concentrate on the contest. If those two go on to make big scores, New Zealand will invariably win. Starc returned with impressive figures of 4/29 from 8.3 overs.

· The Black Caps have won three of their four previous ODIs at this venue in Cardiff; facing England in only one of those outings however, New Zealand lost that game by a margin of 10 runs. Rarely has a bowler got through his overs quicker, but seldom at the expense of line and length.

Rubel Hossain briefly stemmed the tide when the Bangladesh seamer dismissed Finch lbw with an inswinger the opener couldn't handle as he played across his pads.

Australia was tracking well to record their first victory of the tournament at 83-1 off 16 overs in pursuit of Bangladesh's well below par total of 182. Last 5 innings of Tamim Iqbal are as follows: 47 Vs Ireland; 65 Vs NZ; 102 Vs Pakistan; 128 Vs England; and 95 against Australia at Oval. But that doesn't prevent the rule being run over a scenario that all-too-often belies common sense, from park cricket to the pros. In that game, Mushfiqur Rahim (79) was an able foil but the next highest was Soumya Sarkar's 28.

He started 36 runs short of the milestone and when he reached 37 the south-paw became joint-third fastest overall with Indian captain Virat Kohli. In the Champions Trophy, they have met each other twice with both the teams winning a game apiece.

Starc destroyed Bangladesh late in the innings with a sensational death bowling display.

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