London, June 6 (CRICKETNMORE) - Australia and Bangladesh were forced to split points after their Group A match of the ongoing Champions Trophy was washed out due to rain here on Monday.
Australia are now second in the group with two points from as many matches. The opening match of their campaign against New Zealand was also abandoned due to rain with both teams earning a point each. The men from Down Under trail group leaders England by a single point.
Bangladesh, who had lost to England in the tournament opener, have managed a single point in two matches.
Chasing a modest target of 183 runs, Australia were off to a steady start with David Warner and Aaron Finch producing an opening stand of 45 runs in 7.5 overs.
After Finch was trapped leg before by Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hussain, Warner and Australia captain Steve Smith continued to bat steadily before rain intervened to stop the proceedings for good.
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Australia vs Bangladesh (Scorecard)
Warner remained unbeaten on 40 runs off 44 balls with two hits to the fence.
Smith scored 22 runs off 25 deliveries as Australia posted 83/1 in 16 overs before the rain intervened.