Starc's 4-for flattens Bangladesh for 183

Even though they were well ahead in the DLS total, relentless rain ensured the minimum of 20 overs needed to complete a game did not happen.

The result leaves Australia with two points after two games, knowing that they will need a win over England to be safe from group stage elimination regardless of the other results unless more matches are rained off or end in a tie. "But to be fair it was raining reasonably hard when we came off", he added.

Australian frustration at The Oval was amplified given they appeared just four more overs away from securing an all-important two points.

In the end the Tigers failed to build any real momentum and would surely have tasted defeat if not for the weather coming to their rescue.

New Zealand and Bangladesh each have a point due to their washouts against Australia and should Steve Smith's side lose, the victor of their match on Friday in Cardiff will advance to the last four.

Tamim followed up his 128 in the eight-wicket defeat to England on Thursday with 95 off 114 balls - his knock leading the way after Bangladesh opted to bat under leaden skies. Bangladesh didn't last long after, being bowled out for 182 in 44.3 overs as Starc cleaned up the tail, with the Asian team losing their last four wickets for a solitary run.

After the rain began to pour, Australia briefly had hope when the covers were taken off and the umpires announced play would start at 1930 GMT.

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"Disappointing not to get a result but we can't do much about the weather".

Furthermore, with Australia missing out on the semi-finals in the last edition of the Champions Trophy in 2013, Starc admitted that it will spur his side on to avoid suffering the same fate this time around.

Starc destroyed Bangladesh late in the innings with a sensational death bowling display.

· Josh Hazlewood (Australia) comes into this game having just become only the second bowler ever to take six wickets (6/52 v New Zealand) in a Champions Trophy innings (MF Maharoof, 6/14 v West Indies, 2006).

Warner has been in constant cricket action since the beginning of March where he played in Australia's four-Test series in India.

Smith on the umpires taking the teams off: "Of course I didn't want to go off". Yet, after inclusion in Australia's playing XI in favour of John Hastings in a must-win clash in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the specialist leg spinner had to wait a whole 34 overs on his maiden global outing in England. "So for us now it's just about making sure that we're playing each game like a final and winning the next two", Smith said.

"And we've obviously got a good record in tournament play so I think this is something we can call upon in this game on Saturday".

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