Australia vs Bangladesh match washed out with a cold shower

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Australia and Bangladesh saw Monday’s Champions Trophy match at The Oval washed out just four overs short of forcing a result in a blow to both teams’ hopes of reaching the semi-finals.

Having been rescued by the rain last week, London’s inclement weather turned the tables on Australia and left them needing to win their last Group A match to avoid going out.

It was the second straight ‘no result’ for Australia after a similar outcome against New Zealand at Edgbaston on Friday.

They have just two points in the standings, meaning they must beat England in Birmingham on Saturday to have any chance of advancing to the semi-finals.

Bangladesh, who lost to England on Thursday, are also in peril.

They were bowled out for 182 by Australia and then looked set to lose with their opponents handily placed 100 runs from victory with nine wickets in hand and 34 overs remaining when the rain came down.

Australia, needing to bat 20 overs to conjure up a result, sat anxiously through a three-hour wait, willing away the clouds, but a persistent drizzle kept the covers on before the umpires abandoned play.

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