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Aussies comfortable over security, sports saddened by attack

Australia will face a must-win final group stage clash with England after their match with Bangladesh was rained off.Chasing a target of 183 runs, Australia had reached 83 for the loss of one wicket after 16 overs.It was a heartbreak from Australia as they managed to collect just one point yet again against Bangladesh in a match which they were favourites to win. “We knew it’s going to be hard playing against Australia, they bowled really well and only Tamim Iqbal was able to perform apart from all the other batsmen”, he said.While Australia will be expected to take maximum points against Bangladesh at The Oval, history suggests Smith’s side shouldn’t underestimate its unheralded opponent.Australia will be cursing their luck as they were also frustrated by bad weather when their opening group fixture against New Zealand was abandoned, although on that occasion they were in a less commanding position.AN ALREADY-increased security presence around Australia and all teams in England for the Champions Trophy is likely to be beefed up in the wake of the London Bridge attacks.Starc rocketed back to form after a lacklustre first-up effort against New Zealand, scorching the Bangladesh tail-end with searing pace and accuracy and re-discovering his pinpoint yorker to take four wickets in just nine balls.David Warner was unbeaten on 40 while Steven Smith not out on 22 when the rain struck.”Yeah, a little bit frustrating obviously not to get a result in”.A frustrated Steve Smith believes more could have been done by The Oval ground staff after rain denied his side victory over Bangladesh.They have won 554 of those games, more than any other country! Nadal says I m happy because Roberto is a very good player. “Australia has to win against England and we have a great chance to beat New Zealand and go through”. Apart from ace pacer Mustafizur Rehman, all the bowlers looked below par, leaving Captain Mashrafe Mortaza fairly concerned.”The game was totally in favour of the Australians and we got quite lucky”, the skipper added.”I think in the middle patches of the match, we couldn’t get any wickets, that’s also a [key] point”, he said.As well as the elements, Bangladesh have Tamim Iqbal to thank after he followed up his 128 against England with 95 here, one of only three in his side to make double figures and the only one to pass 30.