Bangladesh beat Australia in 2nd T20I I BAN vs AUS, 2nd T20I: Bangladesh beat Australia in 2nd successive T20I, Mustafizur Rahman shines
Bangladesh beat Australia in 2nd T20I match
- Bangladesh beat Australia in second consecutive T20 International match
- Bangladesh won the 2nd T20 International by 5 wickets with 8 balls to spare
- Bangladesh take a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series
Dhaka: Man of the match Afif Hossain (37*) and Mustafizur Rahman (3 wickets) helped Bangladesh beat Australia by 5 wickets with 8 balls to spare in the second T20I on Wednesday. In the match played in Dhaka, Australia batted first and scored 121 runs in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. In reply, Bangladesh chased down the target in 18.4 overs for the loss of five wickets. With this, Bangladesh has taken a 2-0 lead in the series of five T20 Internationals. The third T20 International match of the series will be played on Friday.
Chasing the target of 122 runs, Bangladesh started very poorly. Soumya Sarkar could not even open the account and returned to the dugout clean bowled by Starc. Josh Hazlewood clean bowled the second opener Mohammad Naeem (9). Shakib Al Hasan (26) and Mehdi Hasan (23) tried to take over Bangladesh’s innings after two wickets fell for 21 runs. Both added 37 runs for the third wicket. Then Andrew Tye made Hassan clean bowled. Then Ashton Agar did not even allow Bangladeshi captain Mahmudullah to open the account and got a clean bowled.
Mehdi Hassan was stumped by Zampa to make the low scoring match exciting. Bangladesh lost five wickets for 67 runs. From here Afif Hossain scored an unbeaten 37 runs in 31 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six. With him, Nurul Hasan scored an unbeaten 22 runs in 21 balls with the help of three fours. Both the batsmen shared an unbeaten 56-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa and Andrew Tye got one breakthrough for Australia.
Kangaroo batsmen fade in front of Mustafizur
Earlier, winning the toss and batting first, the Australian team scored 121 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Mitchell Marsh (45) was the team’s best scorer. The first blow to Australia was given by Mehdi Hassan, who got Alex Carey (11) caught by Nasoom Ahmed. Then Josh Philip (10) was clean bowled by Mustafizur Rahman. Marsh shared a 57-run partnership for the third wicket with Moises Henriques (30). Shakib Al Asan broke the partnership with a clean bowling to Henriques.
From here Bangladesh made a strong comeback. Shorriful Islam got Mitchell Marsh caught by Nurul Hasan. Then Mustafizur Rahman dismissed Australian captain Matthew Wade (4) and Ashton Agar (0) in quick succession. Ashton Turner (3) was made his second victim by Shoreful Islam. Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets for 23 runs in 4 overs for Bangladesh. Shoriful Islam got two wickets. Shakib Al Hasan and Mehdi Hasan got one success each.
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