The only difference between Australia and Bangladesh last night was David Warner. If you take out his century, or even divide it by half - there is no cricket expert who can predict which one of the sides would have won.
But it doesn't work that way and Bangladesh, despite their amazing - sometimes even threatening - chase, could not overcome the mighty Australians.
They were not bad, just the opposition was too good: A sentiment resonated by everyone watching the match.
One game 2 stunning hundreds 👏 well played Bangladesh you'll certainly the best entertainers when it comes to chasing, you'll lost the game but won places in our hearts thanks for keeping the spirit of the game alive #CWC19 #Bangladesh pic.twitter.com/lFTqGROzc0— Goolam (@Goolam0) June 21, 2019
Was such a good chase till that wicket of Tamim. Bangladesh are showing that outside of Starc and Cummins, there are opportunities to be had when you play Australia— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 20, 2019
Spirited run chase by @BCBtigers. Conceded too many to allow for more but they can be proud of this. Eventually though, Australia were too powerful— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 20, 2019
Had Bangladesh's bowling been a little better then the would have qualified for top 4 for sure. They r playing one of the best cricket in their history. (batting wise).#AUSvBAN— Suraj Kumar Jhunjhunu Wala (@JhunjhunuSuraj) June 20, 2019
Bangladesh grown rapidly in International Cricket. They lost by only 48 runs in a 382-Run chase against such a quality bowling attack.— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) June 20, 2019
Amazing fighting spirit again from Bangladesh. They gave extra runs in last few overs otherwise this was their match pretty much.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 20, 2019
Such good lessons in how these guys approach a big chase. #AUSvBAN #CWC19
David Warner smashed his second century of the tournament as Australia saw off a gallant Bangladesh in a high-scoring World Cup encounter, writes @LouisDBCameron.— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 20, 2019
More here: https://t.co/fLzofxJOKw #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/ZrZ3yQFZFB
Bangladesh should be proud of their efforts. They've been superb & great to watch at the World Cup:— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 20, 2019
Beat S Africa after scoring 330
N Zealand only beat them by 2 wickets
Scored 280 versus England
Beat W Indies when chasing down a target of 322
Scored 333 against Australia#CWC19
Bangladesh is threatening every opposition like a tiger.. 👏👏👏👏#BANvAUS .keep going..— Vikash sharma (@Vikashkumart21) June 20, 2019
Disappointing to lose today but this World Cup was never about which position we finished in - it was about rewriting Bangladesh’s cricketing reputation on a world stage. We’ve showed we can fill stadiums & compete which should be enough for any nation to want to host or tour us.— Roushan Alam (@roushanalam) June 20, 2019
impressive... they r putting themselves in the list of best teams.. what a spirit to fight.. putting 300+ against ausies in worldcup is not everyone's cup of tea.. i want this team get recognition.. best of luck.. #BANvAUS— navtej mathur (@bbbbb55tt_tttt) June 20, 2019