Mumbai: Mushfiqur Rahim's ton could not steer Bangladesh to the victory against Australia, but it ensured that Bangladesh's losing margin remains low. Chasing a massive total of 382, Bangladesh showed fight and courage to post 333 runs on the board.
However, the Tigers fell short of the target and lost the match by 48 runs.
Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten on 102 runs off 97 deliveries, with nine fours and one six. This was Rahim's seventh ton of his ODI career.
Though Bangladesh lost the match, Twitter seemed impressed by their fighting spirit against the Aussies. Here are a few reactions on Twitter:
A superb battling 💯 for Mushfiqur Rahim!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 20, 2019
He brings up the mark off 95 balls, and though it doesn't seem to be enough to win his side the match, it's been a terrific knock! #CWC19 | #AUSvBAN | #RiseOfTheTigers pic.twitter.com/8sb3eGDia1
that's why cricket is called gentleman's game 😍
well done Mushy 😘
Mushfiqur Rahim 🔥
we Are proud of you💘 pic.twitter.com/azo8M9PoAx— A S Palash (@ASPalash1) June 20, 2019
❤Mushfiqur Rahim this guy is pure class! pic.twitter.com/CWXUpsMND3— Dipto (@Dipto11441497) June 20, 2019
Amazing fighting spirit again from Bangladesh. They gave extra runs in last few overs otherwise this was their match pretty much.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 20, 2019
Such good lessons in how these guys approach a big chase. #AUSvBAN #CWC19
▶️ David Warner's thumping straight six
▶️ Aaron Finch's sensational fielding effort
▶️ Mahmudullah's massive strike
What is your @Nissan Play of the Day for #AUSvBAN? Vote here: https://t.co/7SsrSjNv2c #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/dyRjVJgUi6— ICC (@ICC) June 20, 2019
What a pugnacious batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is and one of the favorite sons of Bangladesh. Full marks for his commitment and passion in today's match. #AUSvBAN— Rvel Zahid (@RvelZahid) June 20, 2019
— Sania Khan (@sania_khan01) June 20, 2019
Pakistan team learn lesson from Bangladesh team, how to play and give their 100 percent efforts into the game and work hard to chase #AUSvBAN— Fayaz Khaskheli (@fayazsindh) June 20, 2019