World Cup: David Warner hits 166 as Australia rack up 381 against Bangladesh

David Warner celebrates after crossing 150 runs against Bangladesh. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Nottingham, UK Jun 20, 2019, 07.21 PM (IST)

In-form opener David Warner hit 166, the highest score of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, as Australia racked up 381 against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge on Thursday as rain forced the teams off early with six balls remaining.

Warner, whose second century took his tournament-leading tally to 447 and captain Aaron Finch, with 396 to his name, yet again laid the platform with a carefully-constructed opening stand of 121.

Usman Khawaja added 89, though not at a speed Australian fans would have wanted as the pace slowed before Glenn Maxwell picked it up by smashing 32 from 14 balls before being run out.

Soumya Sarkar was the best of the Bangladesh bowlers, taking three for 58 in eight overs, with Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey still at the crease before a heavy shower ended the action prematurely.

Having chased down 322 with eight overs to spare against the West Indies on Monday week and with Trent Bridge a traditionally high-scoring venue, Bangladesh will have some hope of claiming the victory they almost certainly need to maintain their hopes of reaching the semi-finals.

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Warner, whose second century took his tournament-leading tally to 447 and captain Aaron Finch, with 396 to his name, yet again laid the platform with a carefully-constructed opening stand of 121