Trent Bridge plays host to its fifth and final match in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup on Thursday 20 June, with Australia facing Bangladesh.
The match has historical significance, being the 50th One-Day International to be staged at the venue; a journey that began with England meeting Pakistan back in 1974.
This contest looks to be pivotal for both teams, as they look to press their claims for a semi-final berth in the tournament.
Australia have won four of their five matches and look to be closing in on a spot in the knock-out phase. Bangladesh pulled off a sensational run chase to defeat the West Indies on Monday to keep their hopes alive.
Head to Head
This will be the 22nd time that Australia and Bangladesh have played in ODI cricket, a series of matches that began in Sharjah in 1990.
Australia have won 18 of the matches and lost just once, in a 2005 clash that was played in Cardiff.
Two matches have been lost to the weather: a match in the 2015 World Cup in Brisbane and the 2017 Champions Trophy meeting at The Oval.
The Brisbane fixture was one of three in previous World Cup tournaments. Australia prevailed in a 1999 contest at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street, and also won in 2007 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
Bangladesh at Trent Bridge
Bangladesh have played two ODIs at Trent Bridge, both against England. They lost the 2005 match by 168 runs and were defeated by 6 wickets in 2010.
Australia at Trent Bridge
This will be the second time that Australia have played in Nottingham in this year’s ICC World Cup, and their seventh ODI match in total on the ground.
Two weeks ago they defeated the West Indies by 15 runs in a thrilling encounter, a victory that was just their third at Trent Bridge.
A couple of their previous fixtures have included an embarrassing loss to Zimbabwe and a heavy defeat by England.
Australia’s first ODI at Trent Bridge spilled over into a second day before they were defeated by Pakistan during the 1979 World Cup.
Four years later they succumbed to one of the most unlikely losses in World Cup history, losing to Zimbabwe by 13 runs.
This match was Zimbabwe’s first ODI, such was the unlikely nature of their dramatic victory.
A win over India in the same tournament eventually brought about Australia’s first success in this part of the world but they had a lengthy wait of 26 years before tasting success in Nottingham again.
Their first match against England here finished in a dramatic tie in 1989. There were different sorts of headlines for their 2001 defeat to Pakistan, with Steve Waugh leading his side from the field at one point in protest at a number of flares being thrown on the outfield.
The 2009 Australians showed their teeth with a comprehensive 111-run win over England here but their last visit levelled things up in that department.
In 2018 England posted a massive score of 481-6 with Nottinghamshire’s Alex Hales hitting 147.
Today’s Australians will have fonder memories to look back on, with Nathan Coulter-Nile blasting 92 and Mitchell Starc taking five wickets in that victory over West Indies here just a few days ago.
Stats (in ODI matches between Australia and Bangladesh):
Highest Team Total
Australia 361-8 (Dhaka, 2011)
Bangladesh 295-6 (Dhaka, 2011).
Highest Individual Scores
185* SR Watson (Dhaka, 2011)
108 MEK Hussey (Mirpur, 2011)
103* A Symonds (Fatullah, 2006)
101* RT Ponting (Darwin, 2003)
101 MJ Clarke (Mirpur, 2011)
100 Mohammad Ashraful (Cardiff, 2005)
95 Tamim Iqbal (Oval, 2017)
93 Imrul Kayes (Mirpur, 2011)
81* Mushfiqur Rahim (Mirpur, 2011)
75 Shahnar Nafees (Canterbury, 2005)
5-18 A Symonds (Manchester, 2005)
4-16 IJ Harvey (Darwin, 2003)
4-25 B Lee (Cairns, 2003)
4-29 M Starc (Oval, 2017)
3-36 Abdur Razzaq (Chittagong, 2006)
3-42 Shahadat Hossain (Darwin, 2008)
3-44 Suhrawadi Shuvo (Mirpur, 2011)
3-54 Mashrafe Mortaza (Fatullah, 2006)
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