So that ends the proceedings of this match. An unfortunate result in the end with weather having the last say. The groups has opened up nicely now. Tomorrow, we move across the border as we travel to Wales to catch the hosts England in action against New Zealand. The match will take place at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff at 1000 local time (0930 GMT). Hope that you all tune in for that game. Till then, take care! Cheers!
Mashrafe Mortaza says Australia are unlucky but his side is lucky to stay alive in the tournament, even if it isn't in the fashion they would have liked. Wants his team to play hard again next match as anything can happen. Agrees with Steven Smith that his batters got challenged by the Australian bowlers. Ends by crediting Tamim Iqbal for batting the way he did but is disappointed nobody else could support him enough.
Steven Smith says it's disappointing to not get a game in today. Adds they had a good half so is disappointed not to get anything today. Mentions their next game against England is virtually a knockout game for them and it will be a tough game so anything could happen. (On his bowlers) Feels they were much better today as they hit the areas early on and challenged the Bangladeshi batters. (On him and Warner getting time to bat) States time in the middle is always valuable and reiterates you can't do much about the weather so just have to move on. When asked about why he brought Adam Zampa on to bowl so late, he says there were two left-hand batters in for quite a while and a breeze blowing from one end so as soon as one of them got out, he brought him in.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, won't mind the result as Australia were firmly in the driver's seat. Today, they didn't have a terrific time apart from Tamim Iqbal, who had another fine time with the bat. With this, Bangladesh open their account in the points table while Australia share points for the second time in the tournament. They'll feel hard done, given that they were just 4 overs away from clinching a possible victory.
The other day, Australia would have been happy with the result while today, they would be furious with it. They were superb with the ball and bowled Bangladesh out for a paltry total of 182, Mitchell Starc being the tormentor-in-chief with 4 wickets. They then came out to bat and looked at ease. Aaron Finch fell early but David Warner was going along nicely and was supported well by Steven Smith till the rain decided to play spoilsport.
UPDATE 2115 LOCAL TIME - Bad news, folks! The verdict is out and the MATCH HAS BEEN ABANDONED! The points will be shared.
UPDATE 2015 LOCAL TIME - Don't want to be the party pooper here but the rain is back and the covers are brought on again. It's just a little drizzle for the moment, hopefully it passes away quickly. The wait continues...
UPDATE 2007 LOCAL TIME - The rain has completely stopped now and the covers are off. The umpire are done inspecting and the news from the middle is that the PLAY WILL RESUME AT 2030 LOCAL TIME.
UPDATE 1930 LOCAL TIME - The news from the middle is slightly better as the rain has stopped as of now but as plenty of rain had already poured down, the outfield is still wet and the groundsmen are working hard to dry it. However, it's much brighter out there than earlier and slowly the covers are coming off. 2159 LOCAL TIME is the cut-off time for a 20-over game. There will be a next update at 2000 local time. So stay tuned!
UPDATE 1900 LOCAL TIME - The rain is still pouring at The Oval and it looks like we are in for a big delay. We will have the next update at 1930 local time. Stay tuned for further updates.
As feared, the rain has really picked up and has forced the umpires' hands. They have asked the players to walk off the field and return to their respective dressing rooms. We are going to have a halt in play due to that. Need to get 4 more overs in to get a result from this game. 49/1 is what's required of Australia at the end of 20 overs and clearly they're well ahead. They will hope somehow the ground is ready enough for them to get over the line.
Mashrafe Mortaza to Steven Smith
Full ball from Mashrafe Mortaza, Steven Smith comfortably meets it with a straight blade.
The rain is getting heavier and heavier. All eyes on the umpires now to see what call they make. Drinks are 'round the corner.
Fractionally ahead of a length, just outside off, tapped away a little square in front of cover-point.
On the shorter side of the length, kept out off the back foot.
Hurls a fuller length ball on the fourth stump line, the Aussie captain walks across to get behind the line and block.
Slower in pace on the stumps, Smith pushes it back down the track.
Mashrafe Mortaza to David Warner
Fuller in length and just around off, David Warner comes forward and off the inner half, pushes it towards mid on for a quick run.
It has started to drizzle and it's getting heavier as I type this. Australia will hope that it goes away while Bangladesh will hope other way round.
Rubel Hossain to David Warner
The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. One run added to the total.