Mashrafe Mortaza conceded Australia's superior performance with the bat in the opening six overs was the difference in Bangladesh's World T20 loss.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza conceded Australia's superior performance with the bat in the opening six overs was the difference in their three-wicket World Twenty20 loss on Monday.
Having been put into bat in Bangalore, Bangladesh reached 156-5 thanks in part to Mahmudullah's unbeaten 49 off 29 deliveries.
However, Usman Khawaja's maiden T20I half-century helped seal victory for Australia, who ended the powerplay on 51-0 in contrast to Bangladesh's 33-2 at the same stage.
Bangaldesh did a decent job with the ball in their efforts to save the game but were unable to prevent Australia from sealing a victory that keeps their semi-final hopes intact.
While Australia still have a chance to progress, Bangaldesh - who started the Super??10 stage with a loss to Pakistan - have a mountain to climb ahead of contests with India and New Zealand.
"First six overs was crucial, we knew this ground was high-scoring," Mashrafe said.
"Our fielding and bowling could have been better. Mahmudullah played really well, [Mohammad]??Mithun and Shakib [Al Hasan]??too.
"Two losses in a row, but we have two matches left and we'll see what happens."