The Bangladesh Tigers face Australia in what has become a must-win cricket match for both sides in 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, a match that will live stream from Kia Oval in London, England, on Monday with both sides looking for their first win in the fast-paced competition — and Bangladesh needing to recreate one of the most legendary wins in their history against the current Cricket World Cup holders.
It was almost exactly 12 years ago, on June 18, 2005, that Bangladesh faced Australia — who then, as now, were coming off a victorious World Cup — having won only two ODI matches out of 77 against top-eight ranked opponents, and never having defeated Australia.
But Bangladesh was able to chase down 249 on that day to record what remains their only ODI win against Australia in 19 matchups — and current Tigers skipper Mashrafe Mortaza was on the field that day.
“I can remember I got (Adam) Gilchrist out,” Mortaza said on Sunday, a day ahead of their 20th clash against Australia. “In the night time, we got a limousine to drive! It was a great memory for us. The team has changed. This team is playing good cricket now. Obviously tomorrow is a new day. It has been a good memory for us but the best teams are going to play tomorrow, and we are confident enough to play against them. We will try our level best.”
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Australia vs. Bangladesh 2017 ICC Champions Trophy cricket match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. First ball in the day-night ODI is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. British Summer Time at Kia Oval in London, England, on Monday, July 5. In Bangladesh, that start time will be 6:30 p.m. Bangladesh Standard Time, while in India, the match gets underway at 6 p.m. India Standard Time.
Cricket fans in Australia can catch the live stream starting at 10:30 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time, 8:30 p.m. Western, while in the United States the Champions Trophy match is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 5:30 a.m. Pacific.
In their opener, Bangladesh absorbed a comprehensive eight-wicket defeat by host England, despite an innings of 128 by opener Tamim Iqbal, his fifth century in 28 ODI innings since Bangladesh was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Watch highlights of the England vs, Bangladesh 2017 Champions Trophy opening match in the video below.
Australia, on the other hand, split points with New Zealand thanks to a downpour that cut short their chase of an imposing 291. The result left Australia just as desperate for a win as Bangladesh in Monday’s match.
Here are the projected teams for Monday’s Australia vs. Bangladesh 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Match Five.
Australia: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Steven Smith (captain), 4 Moises Henriques, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Travis Head, 7 Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 & 10 John Hastings/Adam Zampa/Pat Cummins, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mehedi Hasan, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
Can Bangladesh relive their historic 2005 upset of the defending world cricket champions, and get crucial points on the board as they try to keep their chances of advancement in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy alive? Or will World Cup holders Australia recover from a poor bowling performance in the washed-out match against New Zealand in what has shaped up as a must-win game for both sides?
To find out, watch a live stream of the Australia vs. Bangladesh 2017 Champions Trophy Match Five from the 24,500-seat Kia Oval cricket ground in Kennington, London, England, on Thursday, using one of the following live stream options.
Cricket fans in the Tigers’ home country of Bangladesh can watch a live stream via Gazi TV at this link — but the stream can be viewed only inside the borders of Bangladesh. In Australia, fans will need to sign up for a two-week free trial of Foxtel Play, which can be accessed by clicking on this link, to view a live stream.
In the United States, the best way to watch a live stream as the Bangladesh Tigers face 2015 World Cup winners Australia is through Willow TV, which is available via this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee, as well as on Willow TV’s own site, accessible by clicking here.
There are legal ways to watch cricket on Willow TV for free. Certain promotional offers make it possible to watch the all-cricket network, including the Australia vs. Bangladesh 2017 Champions Trophy Group A cricket match, for a limited period of time, such as the offer at this link.
But the most reliable method to live stream the match in the United States is to use the week-long free trial of Sling TV’s International Sports Package, which includes Willow TV and the Australia vs. Bangladesh 2017 ICC Champions Trophy cricket Match Five on Monday. Information on how to sign up for the free and legal Sling TV offer can be found by clicking on this link.
In the United Kingdom, a live stream of the Australia vs. Bangladesh cricket match will be available to Sky Sports subscribers using the Sky Go streaming service, which can be accessed at this link.
Finally, in India, Hotstar Sports will live stream the England vs. Bangladesh Champions Trophy opener at this link, offering both a simultaneous live stream for subscribers and a free stream on a five-minute time delay.
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