Australia in Bangladesh, 5 T20I Series, 2021 |1st T20I |8/3/2021 Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Australia were in all sorts of trouble at the start! Alex Carey was sent back to the pavilion on the first ball off the innings. Josh Phillipe and Moises Henriques also followed him and Australia found themselves at 11/3. Repair work had to be done after that. Mitchell Marsh and the skipper, Matthew Wade then took the responsibility on their shoulders. The rescue job however failed as Wade's struggle came to an end. Marsh then stood like a rock alone but in the end, ran out of patience as he was undone on 45. After that, there was no sting in the Australian tail as they got bundled out for 108! A straightforward chase turned out to be a pretty frustrating one for the Australians.
Mahmudullah and his tigers have pulled of a famous victory! Their first over Australia in a T20I match! Mahedi Hasan provided Bangladesh the dream start as he removed Carey off his first ball. Nasum Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan also joined the party and chipped in with a wicket each. Australia were put on the back foot right away and they struggled to keep the scoreboard ticking. Nasum Ahmed got the better of Wade as he scalped him in his comeback spell and then went on to pick up four wickets including the big fish, Mitchell Marsh. Bangladesh were relentless with the ball and Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam cleaned up the Australian tail as they picked up a couple of wickets each to bundle Australia out for 108!
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Starc, OUT! TIMBER! Mustafizur Rahman finishes things off! A sharp incoming delivery on off, Mitchell Starc looks to drive but is completely beaten. The ball goes through his bat and dislodges the off stump. Australia are bundled out for 108 and BANGLADESH WIN BY 23 RUNS! What a moment for them!
Mustafizur Rahman to Josh Hazlewood, Full toss again on off, Josh Hazlewood knocks it to extra cover for a run.
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Starc, Full toss on off, Starc pushes it towards covers for a single.
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Starc, Good length ball outside off, Starc swings his bat hard but makes no contact.
Mustafizur Rahman to Josh Hazlewood, On off, pushed towards covers for a run.
Mustafizur Rahman to Josh Hazlewood, WIDE! Slower one again but way too outside off. Josh Hazlewood tries to cut but misses. Wide given.
Mustafizur Rahman to Josh Hazlewood, Slower delivery on off, Hazlewood swings but fails to connect.
END OF OVER 19 | 3 Runs & 2 Wkt | AUS 104/9
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Starc, Length ball on off, Starc blocks it out.
Josh Hazlewood is the last man in....
Shoriful Islam to Adam Zampa, OUT! CAUGHT! Just one more wicket remaining now. Back of a length, slower and on middle, Adam Zampa had to go for the big shot and he did as he tried to pull this one over the mid-wicket fence but only managed to find the fielder in the deep. Bangladesh can almost taste victory now!
Shoriful Islam to Adam Zampa, On a good length outside off, Zampa swings but misses.
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Starc, Touch fuller on off, Starc creams it through covers for a single.
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Starc, WIDE! Full and outside off, Starc reaches out for it but misses. Wided.
Who will come into bat next? Adam Zampa is the new man in....
Shoriful Islam to Andrew Tye, OUT! TAKEN! On a good length on off, Tye tries to go hard but heaves it straight down the throat of the long off fielder. Mohammad Naim takes a simple catch there. Another one bites the dust for Australia.
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Starc, Good length ball on off, Starc knocks it towards covers for a run. Singles won't help Australia here.
END OF OVER 18 | 6 Runs & 1 Wkt | AUS 101/7
Mustafizur Rahman to Andrew Tye, Length ball outside off. Tye again swings his blade but fails to connect. 31 needed from 12 balls.
Mustafizur Rahman to Andrew Tye, SWING AND A MISS! Good length ball on off, angling away. Andrew Tye swings his bat hard but to no avail.
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Starc, On a length on off, Starc plays it deep extra cover for a run.
Who will come in at number 9? It's going to be Andrew Tye!
Mustafizur Rahman to Ashton Turner, OUT! TAKEN! Mustafizur Rahman has the last laugh! Good length ball on off, a slower one. Ashton Turner lifts it towards extra cover. Mahmudullah settles under it and grabs it without any trouble. The last recognized batter from Australia also has to depart. Bangladesh are cashing in.