#CWC15: Gabba abandonment gives Bangladesh unexpected Australia point

MATCH 11: The match between Australia and Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday was washed out with both sides taking a point apiece.

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The result was better news for Bangladesh who had been heavily odds against to take anything from the match at the Gabba.

The abandonment had been on the cards for a few days as heavy rain continued to fall in the area.

Bangladesh’s point from the fixture means they could now reach the quarter-finals with a victory over Sri Lanka, England or New Zealand.

Australia have higher expectations. For them to top the group they realistically need to beat New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

The game was officially called off at 4.42 pm, just over a couple of hours after the scheduled start. Groundstaff had tried to get the ground ready but heavy rain prevented any chance of Australia playing at the Gabba during this Cricket World Cup.

The washout also meant that it would take another week for it to be confirmed whether George Bailey, who led Australia in their opening match against England, would be dropped from the side for the returning captain, Michael Clarke. The Australian skipper is now ready to play following his return from a hamstring injury.

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