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Starc contrast: Bowler takes 4 as Bangladesh wilt for 182

Starc contrast: Bowler takes 4 as Bangladesh wilt for 182
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc clinched a four-wicket haul as Australia restricted Bangladesh to 182 runs in their Group A encounter at the Champions Trophy here on Monday.

Starc spearheaded the Australian bowling attack with figures of 4/29 in 8.3 overs.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa was also impressive on the day, conceding just 13 runs in four overs while bagging two wickets.

Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, who had bagged a six-wicket haul in Australia's first match against hosts England, returned figures of 1/40 in his 10 overs.

For Bangladesh, experienced opener Tamim Iqbal was the standout performer with 95 runs off 114 balls. Electing to bat first, Bangladesh were off to a shaky start as they lost early wickets. Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan attempted to steady the boat, adding 69 runs between them. Off-spinner Travis Head trapped Shakib leg before to end what would prove to be the only decent piece of resistance by the Bangladesh batsmen.

Hasan scored 29 runs, hitting just two boundaries in the 48 balls he faced. The Bangladesh batting line-up folded up after his departure, losing the next six wickets for just 60 runs.

Australia have one point from their opening match against New Zealand which had to be abandoned following too many holdups due to rain.

Brief Scores:

Australia vs Bangladesh:
B'DESH: 182 (Tamim Iqbal 95, Shakib Al Hasan 29).
AUS: Mitchell Starc (4/29).
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