Australia moved closer to semifinals after the defending champions got a comfortable 48-run victory over Bangladesh at Nottingham last night. 

Put into bat first, Australia made a mammoth 381 for five, their second highest score in the World Cup riding on their opener David Warner's a 166-run knock off 147 balls. 

This is his second century of the tournament.  Skipper Finch scored  53  while  Usman Khawaja fell 11 short of a century. Soumya Sarkar claimed 3 wickets for Bangladesh. 

There was a 24-minute interruption in the match due to rain when Australia's score was 368 for 5 in the 49th over. 

In reply, Bangladesh ended up with 333 for eight in stipulated 50 overs with the help Mushfiqur Rahim's 102 not out and Mahmudullah 69 runs. Australian bowlers Paceman Mitchell Starc and Nathan Coulter-Nile took two wickets each.

Today, England take on Sri Lanka at Leeds. The match will be played at 3 PM. India will play Afghanistan in their next game on Saturday at Southampton.

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