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Summary

  1. Match abandoned because of rain
  2. One point each - both teams can still go through
  3. Four overs short of a result
  4. Ban 182: Tamim 95, Starc 4-29
  5. Aus 83-1 (16 overs): Warner 40*

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By Kal Sajad and Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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There's loads of texts and tweets coming in from all of you that are frustrated with the weather and the way this game has ended.

I share your sentiment.

On the plus side, we were treated to some quality bowling and another good batting display from Tamim Iqbal. You can watch highlights of the game on BBC Two at 00:55 BST.

And on that note, I bid you farewell. We look forward to having you back tomorrow morning for England v New Zealand.

Goodnight.

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Sam Kaye: Who thought having a cricket tournament in England in any other month than August was a good idea.

'Today he was just destructive'

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

It was the manner in which Mitchell Starc bowled today. Even if you were an 'in' batsman you would have struggled.

That over shows why he is one of the classiest players in the world. Today he was just destructive.

Kevin Pietersen has his say ...

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

We didn't know we would stop after 16 overs. Australia could have given themselves a chance, maybe see if they could 70 or 80 after 10 overs. Maybe they could have knocked them off. I saw no intent.

So close for Australia

Bangladesh were bowled out for 183 in 44.3 overs. Australia were 83-1 after 16 overs.

The Aussies needed just four more overs to be played and they would have won.

Could they have done anything differently?

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

I can't believe we don't have an indoor stadium in the United Kingdom that can host a cricket game. If anybody is out there with some money and wants to build one?

Match abandoned

There we go, confirmation that this game has now been abandoned.

Both teams will pick up a point each. The rain may have saved Australia against New Zealand on Friday, but it's certainly stopped them from picking up the win today.

Taylor's TMS selfie

Sounds like James Taylor has given up on any more play.

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Parm: I don't see how we get major cricket comps. The rain ruins it. Why can't we have roofs on grounds like we do for tennis?

Denzil Mascarenhas: Weather tomorrow predictable as game is in Wales, T20 game?

Rich Klonowski: Looks like rain will be top of the group on four points then.

A handful of hopeful fans remain, albeit a very small handful.

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Tuffers and Vaughan ....

You can now listen to Tuffers and Vaughan here or on top of this page.

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So still no live cricket and I still can't give you any update.

But by way of an apology, here's some action of Hashim Amla in fine nick in South Africa's win over Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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Mark Stevens: Why don't they schedule in a reserve day, in the event of rain? Doesn't seem unreasonable for a major global tournament.

Tuffers and Vaughan in 20 minutes

Reminder: Tuffers and Vaughan will be on the air on BBC Radio 5 live at 21:00 tonight.

Michael Vaughan has been chatting to former Pakistan great and coach Waqar Younis.

Waqar had some choice words about Pakistan's display against India on Sunday.

"It was very ordinary," he said. "Pakistan were all over the place. I thought a lot of simple mistakes were made. Winning the toss and bowling was a weak decision.

"I don't have any hope that Pakistan will get of the group. It's going to be very difficult. The batting is very weak."

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Andrew Webb: Why didn't organisers move the start time? Bizzare to keep the same start time when weather was main issue

Bad news ...

We had a start time, we had been told the innings was reduced to 43 overs and Australia's new target was 166.

But all that's just worthless information right now as it's raining and the covers are back on.

At a loss for something to do tomorrow?

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Restart scheduled for 20:30 BST

And we were right to have that hope.

20:30 BST start time, barring any rain in the next 15 minutes.

Hope for some play?

Things are looking a bit brighter out there as the umpires head out for an inspection.

Will keep you posted.

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Pete Humphris: Aus vs Ban game proof that 50 over matches should be played as two teams having two innings of 25. More chance of result.

'Kohli on another level'

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

There’s only batsman in the world who can be the best.

Root hasn't scored as many hundreds as he should have done. Kane Williamson is an exquisite batsman who has done it around the world. They do both score their runs.

But Kohli is on another level, he is like a Ferrari or Porsche.

'Starc is number one'

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I'm nervous about the Ashes. When you put the red ball in Mitch Starc's hand he can get that swing, especially with England's potential line up of right-handers.

Starc is my best in the world, number one. Rabada is my second.

News from the middle ...

Can confirm that Mr Booth is right, inspection at 20:00 BST.

An inspection at 8pm, weather permitting (which isn't saying much)

Best in the world ...

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Kagiso Rabada from South Africa stands out as the bowler who could one day be the best in the world.

The pace, the control, the swing. He's not my number one but he's one of the names worth mentioning and he should be on the radar.

Best in the world?

Who is the best batsman in the world?

Who is the best bowler in the world?

Who is the best wicketkeeper in the world?

Well, we surveyed the one-day captains of each nation competing at the Champions Trophy, asking those three questions.

Here are the results.

Magnificent Mitch, Super Starc

More clips from today ... Tamim was dismissed just five short of his century.

As one man of the moment departed, another took the reins.

Over of the tournament from Mitchell Starc? Will be hard to beat.

For all you newcomers to this page, a bit of an update on where we are at: Rain had flirted with us throughout the day but finally gave way. Australia are well in control and need just four more overs to be completed for a result to be declared.

We sit and wait.

The Bangladesh batsmen just couldn't stick around with Tamim. But kudos to the Aussie bowlers, especially Adam Zampa who took two in his first over.

We've made enough comments about his hair, no more. But he would be well placed in that famous Australian soap. The one that isn't Home and Away.

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Neil Burns: Seriously, who had the bright idea to hold a cricket tournament in England in summer?

Fair point that, Jay.

Over the course of this rain delay, I'll share some of the best bits from today.

More than half of Bangladesh's 183 runs came off the bat of Tamim Iqbal. I particularly liked the aggression he showed to Travis Head.

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Jay: "How cruel could this be for Australia?" They did benefit from their first match being washed out. This probably evens it out.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

We're in for a long evening - the umpires will wait and wait and wait. We can play until beyond 10pm.

So, if play is resumed then just 24 balls are needed for there to be a result (which you assume would be an Australia win.)

If Bangladesh had just batted through their 50 overs then they'd be further away from a result/potential loss. Hindsight eh?

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Charles Coldman: On the most part this Champions Trophy has been poor so far. Bad weather. Only a couple of sell outs. And very one sided games.

Rain stops play

And they're off ... how cruel could this be for Australia?!

Aus 83-1

Warner 40, Smith 22

Mashrafe Mortaza continues. Delaying tactics as he adjusts his field? Don't be so cynical. But yes, maybe a little bit.

Smith happy to dab the ball back to the bowler in order to get through the over as soon as possible.

The forecast at the start of the day gave us very little hope so we've done well to get this much cricket today.

Adam Collins

Test Match Special commentator

I'm sorry to report that there are specks of water on the window of the commentary box.

Thanks, Amy.

Five more overs then for this to constitute a game.

The Bangladesh fans are giggling away, full of joy. The Australian batsmen look worried.

Right, I'll let Kal Sajad talk you through the rest of this innings - however long that might be...