Shakib: Tigers still a very good chance for semis

Shakib Al Hasan (Getty)
Shakib Al Hasan (Getty)

London - Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan admits his team was lucky to escape with a share of the spoils against Australia but says they now have a very good chance to make the Champions Trophy semi-finals.

The Tigers were bowled out for just 182 in 44.3 overs against the Aussies at the Oval on Monday.

Australia then reached 83/1 after 16 overs when the rain came and never went away as both teams took a point from the contest. 

A loss would have meant that Bangladesh's tournament had come to an end after they also went down to England in the opening match. 

Now, however, they still have a glimmer of hope as they prepare for their final group game against New Zealand in Cardiff on Friday. 

Shakib said: "We are lucky, but this is something that no one can control. We need luck going forward to the next game. 

"We have a very good chance (to qualify for the semi-finals), but we need to win that game and need the other results going our way. 

"The best thing we can do is go to Cardiff and win that game."

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