Australia moved closer to the 2019 Cricket World Cup semi-finals after David Warner inspired the defending champions to a comfortable 48-run win over a combative Bangladesh with his second century of the tournament.
Warner’s accomplished 166 runs was the bedrock for the victory that took Australia to the top of the points table and damaged Bangladesh’s chances of making the semi-finals.
The inspired batting also took Australia to their second-highest World Cup score of 381-5.
Bangladesh chased gamely but could not kick on in the closing stages.
The four semi-finalists look set already – with 19 matches of the group stage still to play.
Australia look likely to be joined in the last four by hosts England, India and New Zealand, although fifth-placed Bangladesh will hope to take advantage of any slip-ups.
Warner now has scored two centuries in eight days – a fine return after serving a year-long ban for ball tampering – and becomes the first player in World Cup history to pass 150 twice.
Bangladesh, set a World Cup record target to chase, saw Mushfiqur Rahim bring up his 100 in the penultimate over as the two teams amassed the most runs in a men’s World Cup game.