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Summary

  1. Watch in-play highlights from Bangalore
  2. Australia's first win of the tournament
  3. Bangladesh on brink of exit
  4. Australia's Khawaja 58 from 45 balls
  5. Shakib 3-27 with his left-arm spin
  6. Bangladesh's Mahmudullah 49 from 29
  7. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa takes 3-23

Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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So the jittery Aussies get over the line to keep their World T20 campaign alive. Just. Tomorrow, England's women take on hosts India from 10:00 GMT. It should be tasty.

Until then... 

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza: "The first six overs were crucial, because we knew it would be high-scoring. Our fielding and bowling could have been better.

"We've lost two, but we have to play hard in the final two matches and see what happens."

Players shake hands at the end of the tournament
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Australia captain Steve Smith: "We made it difficult for ourselves at the end. I thought they bowled well in the middle overs. We needed one of top four to go on and we need to look at that in the next couple of games.

"We haven't been good enough in the middle overs so have to improve in that area.

"We've had a lot of travel, but that's part of playing in a World Cup. We have to improve because India and Pakistan are good in these conditions.

"Conditions are different to what we're used to and we have to adapt better."

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Final scorecard

Australia 157-7 from 18.3 overs

Not out batsmen: Faulkner 5, Nevill 1

Fall of wickets: 62-1 (Watson 21), 95-2 (Smith 14), 115-3 (Khawaja 58 from 45), 119-4 (Warner 17), 135-5 (Marsh 6), 148-6 (Maxwell 26), 152-7 (Hastings 3)

Bowling figures: Mortaza 1-0-9-0, Mahmudullah 2-0-22-0, Hossain 2-0-14-1, Mustafizur 4-0-30-2, Shakib 4-0-27-3, Sajib 3.3-0-40-0, Hom 2-0-13-0

Bangladesh 156-5: Mahmudullah 49, Shakib 33, Zampa 3-23, Watson 2-31

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Man of the match Adam Zampa: "It was nice to make a bit of a difference.

"It's nice to get off and rolling after losing to New Zealand. After playing in front of 80,000 at the BBL, you get used to the nerves.

"I haven't had a lot of experience over here, but I have to get used to it. The lengths and the pace are different, players can hit you in different areas."

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Australia go level with India and Pakistan on two points from two games, New Zealand lead the way with four. Bangladesh are bottom of the table with zip. Still Pakistan and India to play for the Aussies. Improvement needed.

Australia win by three wickets

Aus 157-7

Australia limp over the line. James Faulkner cracks through the off side for four, sealing a three-wicket win. Not convincing from the Aussies, though. If it comes down to them and India for a place in the semis, I know who I'm backing...

Australia hit a boundary to secure victory

Aus 153-7

Peter Nevill down the ground for a single. Four to win.

WICKET

Hastings c Soumya b Shakib 3 (Aus 152-7)

What is going on out there? Have the Aussies promised one of the team will drink for free if they win it with a six? John Hastings holes out at deep mid-wicket. Australia still need five to win. If Bangladesh had taken their chances, they'd have won by now.

Australia lose their seventh wicket

Close!

Aus 152-6

Now John Hastings should be run out! Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim can't gather the throw. Incredible.

Dropped catch

Aus 149-6

Dropped! A dolly. John Hastings, the new man, dinks the ball to cover, where Al-Amin Hossain drops the Ashes. He should be swallowing those.

Bangladesh drop another catch

WICKET

Maxwell st Mushfiqur b Shakib 26 (Aus 148-6)

Glenn Maxwell might be the Big Show, but he's not big on brains. With the game in the palm of his hand, he runs at Shakib Al Hasan, tries to hit the ball to Mumbai, gets nowhere near it and is stumped by a mile.   

Glenn Maxwell is stumped

Aus 148-5

A single off the last ball. 13 from the set. Australia only need nine to win.

Aus 147-5

And again! This time over long-on! Maxwell really is the Big Show. Almost done now.

Glenn Maxwell hits back-to-back sixes

Aus 141-5

Game back off? Next ball, Maxwell whips an attempted yorker over square leg for six. Just bowl more of those off-cutters!

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Marsh c Shakib b Mustafizur 6 (Ban 135-5)

Well bowled! A lovely off-cutter from Mustafizur Raham completely does for Mitchell Marsh, who can only chip it to the hands of the point fielder. Game back on?  

The wicket of Mitchell Marsh

Aus 135-4 (0-4-1-4-1-4)

This might just be the over that seals it for Australia. Too short, too wide, Marsh now taking four through the off side. 14 from it. The Aussies back on track. 

Glenn Maxwell hits two fours in an over

Aus 121-4

More spin, Saqlain Sajib. An opening dot is cheered, but Saqlain can't help but serve up a long hop that Maxwell belts away for four.

Aus 121-4 (need 36 from 30 balls)

Now, I'm supposed to be impartial but, speaking as an Englishman, I think we'd all like to see Australia mess this one up, wouldn't we? Mitchell Marsh the new man, Shakib's over costing only two runs. Australia have lost 2-6 in the last two overs.

WICKET

Warner c&b Shakib 17 (Aus 119-4)

Don't write this one off just yet. Somehow David Warner has hit a full toss straight back at Shakib Al Hasan, with the spinner taking a very smart catch. Australia still favourites, but another wicket would have this game right in the balance.  

David Warner is caught out

Aus 119-3

Glenn Maxwell, the Big Show, is the new man, being made to sniff some leather by Al-Amin. Very nice stuff by Al-Amin, wh mixes his pace well. Four runs and a wicket from the over. Bangladesh need a few more like that.

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Khawaja b Al-Amin 58 (Aus 115-3)

How's this happened? Usman Khawaja, looking more comfortable than a bear in a onesie, has somehow missed one. Walking across to Al-Amin Hossain, he gets too far across and loses his leg stump. How bizarre. Still hope for the Tigers?  

Usman Khawaja is bowled at his leg stump

Aus 115-2 (target 157)

David Warner is still sporting a questionable moustache, like when Baldrick balanced a slug on his top lip in Blackadder Goes Forth. He pounces on a Mahmudullah long hop to pull for four, the steps back to brutalise a maximum over long-off. Down to an even chase now, a run a ball.

David Warner hits a six over extra cover

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Aus 98-2 (need 59 from 48 balls)

Looking again, Smith actually got nutmegged, somehow letting the ball between his legs. Megs! David Warner is the new man. 

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Smith b Mustafizur 14 (Aus 95-2)

Bowled him! A full pint! Is that the spark of magic Bangladesh need? Mustafizur Rahman has castled Steven Smith, the Aussie captain looking totally bewildered as he walks off. Smith gets too far across and loses his leg peg. That's woken the crowd up...  

Steve Smith is bowled out

Aus 94-1 (need 63 from 54 balls)

It just feels like this game is already decided. Australia's chase is under complete control in the Bengaluru night, the rate managed, the ball not really threatening. It would be some turnaround if Bangladesh can pull it out from here.

Aus 89-1

Steve Smith must be a nightmare to bowl to. Or simply be around. He just won't keep still. Down the track to Sajib, straight sixer. 

Steve Smith hits a six

50 for Usman Khawaja

Aus 82-1

I'm being chastised by my gaffer for comparing Usman Khawaja to David Gower. Apparently it's cricketing blasphemy. Either way, he goes to 50 with a cut for four off Shakib. The likes of Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers might have butchered it so far in this tournament, but Khawaja has been the most pleasing on the eye.

Usman Khawaja hits a boundary for half-century

Aus 74-1

On the Aussie balcony, coach Darren Lehmann and selector Mark Waugh sit side by side. There's some runs there. And a few beers.

Aus 72-1 (Khawaja 46 from 33)

I'm really struggling to come to terms with the change in Usman Khawaja. It used to be like he was batting with someone else's arms. Now he's David Gower. A back-foot drive off Shakib is liquid chocolate, all warm and gooey.

Aus 66-1

Captain Steve Smith the new man for Australia. They're still in charge of this chase, but the wicket gives the Tigers a tiny smidge of hope.

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Watson run out 21 (Aus 62-1)

Gone! Shane Watson will be livid, or, at least more livid than he usually is. He's called for a second, but runs like a man in treacle, not even bothering to dive. An excellent throw from Sabbir Rahman has him inches short. Five years ago, Shane...  

Shane Watson is run out as Australia lose their first wicket

Third umpire

Aus 62-0

The way things are going, a run out looks the only way Bangladesh will get a wicket. My hunch is that Shane Watson is OK, though...

Aus 60-0 (need 97 from 78 balls)

The ball went so high, Australia could have run two. In the end, Khawaja almost got run out just taking a single. Bangladesh ring the changes, bringing on debutant left-arm tweaker Saqlain Sajib. "Bowling, bowling," is the cry from behind the wicket, until Watson helps one over the mid-wicket fence. Catch it in the crowd! 

Dropped catch

Aus 52-0

It's a calamity, it really is. Watson gets a leading edge, miles up, so high into the sky that the ball comes down with snow on it. It goes nowhere, surely someone in the ring can catch this with their eyes closed? Inexplicably, mid-on Mashrafe doesn't move, meaning Mithun has to dive from mid-wicket. He gets nowhere near it. It's nearly hit Mashrafe on the head. Mustafizur was already celebrating. Awful stuff.

Mithun drops Watson

Aus 50-0

You've got to feel for Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza. He's had two bowlers suspended, his best batsman is ill and now Watson and Khawaja are toying with his attack. Lovely from Watson, deftly late-cutting Mustafizur for four. Mustafizur holds his side, the injury he had before this tournament. I bet it wouldn't hurt if he was a on a hat-trick...

Aus 44-0 (0-0-4-4-4-1)

As ever, you feel like Bangladeshi hopes rest on the shoulders of Shakib Al Hasan. He's on with his left-arm tweakers, but instantly eased through leg side for four by Khawaja, who then lofts over cover for another four. Wonderful timing, like Dave Grohl on the drums. A sweep brings a third straight boundary. Is this really the same Usman Khawaja?

Khawaja hits three consecutive boundaries

Aus 31-0 (target 157)

The left-arm pace of Mustafizur Rahman, returning after injury, is into the act, bowling with decent gas. When he appeals against Khawaja, all of the Tigers fans in Bengaluru are up, screaming with arms in the air. Going well down, though.

Shane Watson hits a boundary