Smith frustrated after second wash-out

Smith frustrated after second wash-out

Young Australian captain, Steve Smith admitted in the pre-match press conference on Sunday that the team was far from their best in their opening match.

Victory over Bangladesh, whose only ever victory against Australia was in 2005 at Cardiff - a match memorable for Andrew Symonds' axing following a late night out in the Welsh capital - is necessary for Australia after their tournament opener against New Zealand was washed out.

Four more overs needed to be played for a result to take place but Bangladesh slowed down the over-rate by bowling only pacers towards the end.

Mortaza also praised Tamim Iqbal for his brilliant 95-run knock which helped Bangladesh to reach near 200-mark, he said, "Tamim has performed consistently well for us including back to back centuries in his past 3-4 innings".

In response, Australia were cruising with David Warner 40 not out and Smith unbeaten on 22 - the former becoming the fastest Australian to score 4,000 one-day global runs before the heavens opened to prevent a sure-fire win.

So whatever team we see fit for the next match against Bangladesh at The Oval, we'll look at the conditions there and see what sort of wicket we get.

Starc went wicketless in his first six overs and struggled with his line, while fellow pace bowlers Josh Hazlewood (1-40) and Pat Cummins (1-22) profited. Replays suggested Rahim had actually nicked the ball into his pad but mysteriously he chose not to review. Tamim was one of only three batsmen in his side to make double figures, and the only one to pass 30.

The Australians will mull playing leg-spiner Adam Zampa in the must-win clash.

He fell to Starc in the first ball of the 43rd over, which accounted for three wickets, for a top edge and the rest capitulated as the other Bangladesh batsmen managed just 78 runs, with nine runs coming from extras.

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· Australia won six consecutive ODIs at The Oval between 1999 and 2010 but have subsequently lost their most recent two games there.

Bangladesh took their time while Smith seemed even to turn down run-scoring opportunities in a bid to speed play up.

The rain, however, returned before the field was ready and the match was finally called off around an hour later.

Australia captain Steve Smith: "It's a little bit frustrating not to get a result in".

"I think in the middle patches of the match, we couldn't get any wickets, that's also a [key] point", he said.

"They're both obviously world class players - they can both be destructive without hitting those massively big shots", he said.

When asked about the umpires taking the teams off Smith said: "Of course I didn't want to go off".

"From our point of view, it is our job, we have got to keep playing cricket", Warner said.

"Had we kept on - if the game had just carried on, perhaps they may have had a different opinion".

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