Bangladesh won the historic series by defeating Australia in three matches in a row. The Tigers won by 10 runs with a modest score of 127 runs. Bangladesh’s historic won against Australia with two matches in hand in the five-match T20 series.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. At the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday (August 8).
Bangladesh wins the toss and is selected to bat first. After the match started more than an hour and a half later due to rain start. Mahmudullah batted first and Bangladesh bowled out Australia for 126 in Riyadh’s fifty.
The Bangladesh captain batted till the last over of the innings. Mahmudullah was seen at 52 with a half-century.
Nathan Ellis, Australia’s debutant bowler, scored a hat-trick in the last over. This is the first hat-trick of a bowler making his T20 debut. In reply, Ajira could not score more than 116 runs in 20 overs.
Bangladesh won by 10 runs. Bangladesh won the series against Australia in any format of cricket for the first time after winning three matches in a row.
Bangladesh’s historic won against Australia
Aussie two openers were suffering from the start of the target of 128 runs. In the third ball of the second over of the innings, Nasim Ahmed sent Aussie captain Matthew Wade to the dressing room. Only 1 run from 5 balls came from Wade’s bat.
After Wade’s departure, Mitchell Marsh took the helm of Ajit. He suffered in Bangladesh in the first two matches. In this match, Ben McDermott continued to play a smooth game. At one time this pair was a threat to Bangladesh. McDermott could have returned for a personal 32 runs.
Shariful made an easy catch off Mostafiz. That is why they were getting life and increasing the pair that was going to be ‘terrible’ for Bangladesh. At that time Shakib became the savior.
Shakib gave a breakthrough by returning McDermott for 61 runs. His farewell broke the pair of 63 runs. Shariful also got wicket after Shakib. Moyes Henriques was caught by Shamim for 2 runs.
Mitchell Marsh took the helm of the Aussie camp after losing the first wicket by 8 runs. Fifty picked up 45 balls. Fifty-fourth of his career. After that Shariful did not allow Marsh to go any further. After fifty he added only 1 run and returned to the dressing room.
Bangladesh’s historic won against Australia
Ajit needed 23 in the last two overs. In the 19th over, Mostafiz took the match with just one run. Australia needed 22 in the last over.
But Ajira could not score more than 116 runs. Bangladesh won by 10 runs. Bangladesh won the series against Australia in any format of cricket for the first time after winning three matches in a row.
Mostafiz played a unique role in this historic victory. Cutter Master gave only 9 runs in four overs. Shariful Islam took maximum 2 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan has brought relief with wickets at important times. Nasum Ahmed brought the first success.
Earlier, Australia took a different strategy in Bangladesh’s batting innings. Captain Matthew Wade bowled Turner in the beginning. Only 2 runs in the first over. Like the previous two matches, Bangladesh failed to open today. Opener Mohammad Naeem returned with just 1 run. In the next over, Soumya Sarkar was dismissed for LBW. Bangladesh lost 2 wickets for 3 runs.
Then Mahmudullah took the helm of the team with Shakib.
Mitchell Marsh scored 15 runs in the 8th over. Bangladesh lost to Shakib in the first ball of the next over. He was caught long-off while trying to pick up Jumpa. The left-arm batsman hit four boundaries off 16 balls in his promising 28-run innings.
After Shakib was out, Afif Hossain Dhruv came to the crease and batted in a deadly manner. Could not last long. The young all-rounder was cut in the runout. Afif made 19 runs off 13 balls.
After Afif’s departure, the pressure to increase the run was increasing on Shamim. Hazlewood wanted to hit the ball, but Shamim caught the mid-wicket due to timing. Caught in the hands of McDermott. 3 runs from 8 balls came from his bat.
Nurul was also run out like Afif. Mahmudullah drove the ball to Dan Christian. Henriques’ throw hit the wicket before coming to take the run. Sohan’s innings stopped with 11 runs off just 5 balls.
Tiger captain made a great fifty in four overs towards the end. Mahmudullah hit his fifth fifty in T20 and his first half-century as captain. Riyadh was bowled by Ellis for 52 off 53 balls. Ellis picked up the second wicket of his career with Mostafiz catching Marsh with his next ball.
When Mehdi flew the next ball, Agar was caught at the boundary line. Nathan Ellis tasted a hat-trick in his debut match. Hazlewood-Jumpa took two wickets each.