Adam Zampa's sledge for Aussie teammate caught on stump mic

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Adam Zampa (pictured right) looking shocked after Matthew Wade (pictured left) drops a catch against Bangladesh.
Adam Zampa (pictured right) was denied a hat-trick after Matthew Wade (pictured left) dropped a catch against Bangladesh. (Images: Fox Sports)

Australian man-of-the-match Adam Zampa tore Bangladesh to shreds in their T20 encounter, but he saved some spicy words for his teammate after dropping his hat-trick ball.

The Aussies put their destiny back in their own hands after a record-breaking hammering of a shell-shocked Bangladesh side on Thursday.

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After being humbled by England last time out - Australia's largest-ever defeat in balls remaining - they responded in devastating fashion with an eight-wicket win.

Leg-spinner Zampa was the star with his first T20 five-wicket haul as Australia cantered to their third victory of the tournament, passing Bangladesh's score with an extraordinary 82 balls to spare.

However, the stump microphone picked up Zampa's sly dig at Matthew Wade after the wicket-keeper put down his hat-trick ball.

Zampa took two wickets in the 11th over as Wade caught Shamim Hossain.

The leg-spinner then trapped Mohedi Hasan in front LBW.

However, captain Aaron Finch then gave Zampa a rest for one over before bringing him back on.

First ball back, Wade put down an edge off Taskin Ahmed to deny him a hat-trick.

Adam Zampa (pictured middle) celebrates with teammate Matthew Wade (pictured right) after the dismissal of Mustafizur Rahman during the ICC mens Twenty20 World Cup cricket match.
Adam Zampa (pictured middle) celebrates with teammate Matthew Wade (pictured right) after the dismissal of Mustafizur Rahman during the ICC mens Twenty20 World Cup cricket match. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Due to the slight break, Zampa jokingly reminded Wade of what he just cost him.

"That was my hat-trick ball," Zampa quipped at Wade, with a smile on his face.

Wade fired back: "Yeah, I tried to catch it."

While Zampa may have not picked up an allusive hat-trick, he did finish with the second-best figures - only behind Ashton Agar's six wickets earlier this year - by an Australian in T20Is.

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Mitchell Starc's wicket with the third ball of match set the tone for a polished performance in the field.

Australia's bowling unit did not allow Bangladesh to settle, as Starc and Josh Hazlewood picked up two wickets each.

Shamim Hossain (19) top-scored for Bangladesh as they desperately missed injured star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Bangladesh head home winless from five outings in the group stage.

The victory was their largest-ever in terms of balls remaining, and Australia will now almost certainly progress to the semi-finals if they defeat the West Indies on Saturday.

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