Australia in Bangladesh, 5 T20I Series, 2021

Bangladesh vs Australia - 3rd T20I

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 06 August 2021

Australia 117/4

RR: 5.85 | Bangladesh beat Australia by 10 runs

commentary

So, that is it from this game! Bangladesh have not only won the game but also the series. Still, two games to go through in this series with the 4th T20I being played on Saturday. That game begins at 1800 local (1200 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Mahmudullah, Man of the Match, says the way boys fought was brilliant. States it was not a 150 wicket, he and Shakib Al Hasan knew that one of them needed to bat deep as it was not easy for a new batter as the Aussies were bowling really well. States they wanted early wickets and build pressure and Fizz was excellent but it was a combined effort from everyone.

Matthew Wade says the bowlers have been really good, they kept them in most of the games but they have not taken the opportunity with the bat which is disappointing. States they never thought it was going to be an easy chase, they know Bangladesh is good towards the death and it was only going to get tougher and tougher. States the third wicket partnership was good and it laid a foundation but he is disappointed they could not close it out. Credits the way Nathan Ellis bowled but he hopes they can finish the tour with two wins.

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For Australia once again, Marsh was the star! This time though he got able support from Ben McDermott but the latter fell at the wrong moment. The others failed to contribute and also, lack of boundaries made it difficult. Once Marsh fell after getting to his half-ton, Australia needed a miracle. Mahedi Hasan did bowl an extremely poor 20th over but he did manage to defend the runs he had to. Overall, Australia will be pretty disappointed with how their batting has panned out in this series.

Have to say, this is a commendable effort from the hosts! What a performance! No matter how difficult the wicket is, defending something around 130 is never easy and they have done so AGAIN! Yes, it is a combined effort with the ball but there has to be a special mention for that one guy, probably the best left-arm pacer going around in this format, Mustafizur Rahman. He just gave away 9 runs in his 4 overs, he did not pick a wicket but take anything away from his efforts. He bowled tough overs, overs where the pressure was on Bangladesh and he shone with flying colors. However, it was Shakib and Nasum who put the pressure earlier on but the Fizz along with the youngster Shoriful Islam did brilliantly in the middle overs and towards the death.

Jubilation amongst the Bangladesh players! What a night for them! What a win for them! Just outstanding. For the very first time, they have won any kind of a series against the mighty Aussies and they have done it with two games to go. Stunning stuff.

19.6
1
Mahedi Hasan to Dan Christian, There it is, Bangladesh win by 10 runs and wins the series by 3-0. A full ball on middle. Dan Christian drills it to long on for a single.
19.5
0
Mahedi Hasan to Dan Christian, Looks like that is a match for the Tigers. Full and way outside off. Dan Christian slaps it to point for a single.
19.4
1
Mahedi Hasan to Alex Carey, LEG BYE! Good bowling! A full ball, quicker and on the pads. Carey fails to connect and hits on the pads. They take a leg bye to the off side.
19.4
1
Mahedi Hasan to Dan Christian, NO BALL! It is all happening here! A full toss, above the waist height! Dan Christian pulls it to square leg for a single. Free-Hit coming up. Dan Christian will be very disappointed! Had he hit that over the ropes, Australia would have had a serious chance, they still do but it could well have been the defining hit.
19.3
0
Mahedi Hasan to Dan Christian, Dot ball! A full ball on middle. Dan Christian smashes it back to the bowler, who parries it to the off side but no runs given.
19.2
1
Mahedi Hasan to Alex Carey, Just a single! A full ball outside off. Carey looks to heave it but miscues it to the leg side for a single. 15 needed now.
19.1
6
Mahedi Hasan to Alex Carey, SIX! CLOBBERED! 16 needed now! A short ball on middle. Carey rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie. A poor ball to start with and Carey makes him pay. Pressure on the youngster.

Mahedi Hasan to bowl the last over! He has plenty of runs to defend. Can Australia do some magic?

18.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dan Christian, Just a single of the penultimate over! Brilliant from Mustafizur Rahman! A low full toss outside off. Dan Christian knocks it back to the keeper, who does well to dive to his left and grab it. 22 needed off 6 balls.
18.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dan Christian, Another dot ball! A slower short ball way outside off. Dan Christian comes down the track and fails to connect.
18.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dan Christian, Another dot! Brilliant stuff from Mustafizur Rahman! A slower full ball, slanting across, outside off. Dan Christian does not read it and misses his push.
18.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dan Christian, Brilliant delivery! A slower length ball on middle. Dan Christian comes down the track and looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
18.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Alex Carey, A length ball way outside off. Carey steps across and slaps it to covers for a single.
18.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Alex Carey, Dot to start the over! A full ball, off-cutter and outside off. Alex Carey swings and misses.
17.6
4
Shoriful Islam to Dan Christian, FOUR! EDGY RUNS! Australia will take it however it comes! A short of a length ball on off. Dan Christian looks to pull but gets a top edge over the keeper's head and to the fence. 23 needed in 12 balls.
17.5
1
Shoriful Islam to Alex Carey, Lenght ball way outside off. Carey knocks it to covers for one.
17.4
4
Shoriful Islam to Alex Carey, FOUR! An important boundary for Australia! A short ball on middle. Alex Carey pulls it in between, mid-wicket and long on for a boundary. 100 up for Australia.
17.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Dan Christian, A length ball on off. Dan Christian pushes it to point for a single.
17.2
1
Shoriful Islam to Alex Carey, On a length and on off, worked on the off side for a single.
17.1
0
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, OUT! TAKEN! Islam is pumped up and that is a big wicket of Marsh! Is that the game for Bangladesh? They do feel so judging by their celebration. A short of a length ball on middle. it is a slower one. Marsh takes a few steps down the track and then looks to go downtown. He though is surprised by the extra bounce, ends up playing a check-shot. It goes more off the splice and down towards long off where the fielder takes it. Islam is delighted. There were a few words said to him by Marsh earlier on and he has the last laugh.
16.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Alex Carey, A slower length ball outside off. Carey misses his push. 34 needed in 18 balls.
16.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, A slower length ball on middle. Marsh steps down and taps it to point. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses it. Mahmudullah is not happy with him.
16.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Alex Carey, A full ball on middle. Carey smashes it straight back on the other send of the stumps, it hits and deflects it to the leg side for a single.
16.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, Fifty up for Mitchell Marsh! This is an important knock from him and he holds the key for his side if they are to get over the line. A short of a length on middle, tucked on the leg side for a quick single. Best batsman for the Aussies in this series by a mile.
16.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Alex Carey, Way outside off, Carey drags it to square leg for a single.
16.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Alex Carey, Cutter to start with, on a length and outside off. Carey looks to push but gets beaten on inside edge.
15.6
2
Mahedi Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Full and on off, driven wide of long off for a brace. 38 needed off 24 balls.
15.5
2
Mahedi Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, On middle, Marsh pushes it to long off for a single. A fumble in the deep allows another single.
15.4
4
Mahedi Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Welcome boundary! A flatter ball, outside off. Marsh cuts it hard, through point for a much required boundary.
15.3
1
Mahedi Hasan to Alex Carey, Flatter, drifting on middle. Carey chops it to point for a single.
15.2
1
Mahedi Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Around off, driven to covers for a single.
15.1
0
Mahedi Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Drops it shorter, it stays a bit low. Marsh gets his bat down and plays it back to the bowler.
14.6
1
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, Just a single to end! On middle, tapped to covers for a single. 48 needed off 30 balls.
14.5
2
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, On middle. Marsh steps down or two and whips it off the toe end of his bat towards long on for a brace.
14.4
1
Shoriful Islam to Alex Carey, On middle, on a length. Carey taps it to covers for another quick single.
14.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, On the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. Bangladesh won't mind singles now.
14.2
1
Shoriful Islam to Alex Carey, On a length and on middle. Carey tucks it to mid-wicket and takes a quick single.
14.1
0
Shoriful Islam to Moises Henriques, OUT! TAKEN! The slower ball doing the trick for Islam! The pressure was building from the last two overs! A full ball, slower and on middle. Moises Henriques stays back and checks his shot, he whips it uppishly towards mid on where Shamim Hossain takes a simple catch.
13.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Moises Henriques, Just a signle to end! On off, this is pushed to long off for one.
13.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Yet again, it is full and on off, Marsh hits it through covers for one more. Singles won't harm Bangladesh.
13.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Yet another dot! On off, it is jammed out to covers.
13.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Moises Henriques, Henriques comes down the track and pushes it down to long off for one.

Moises Henriques walks out now.

13.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, OUT! TIMBER! There is the wicket Bangladesh needed and it is their star man, Shakib who provides it, the drop does not cost a lot. It is on middle, stays a touch low. Ben McDermott looks to play the slog sweep but misses and it hits the stumps behind. Bangladesh probably ahead in the game now.
13.1
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, Two! On middle, this is swept through square leg for two.

Nasum Ahmed is done for the day. Who will bowl now? It is going to be Shakib Al Hasan, who is into his last over as well.

12.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, Yet another dot! On off, it is guided to point. That is an outstanding over, just the one from it. 59 needed in 42.
12.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, Back of a length and on middle, Marsh guides it to point.
12.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, BEATEN! Yet another dot! Pressure continues to build! Slower one outside off. Marsh looks to drive but no connection.
12.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, Another dot! Good length and on off, it is guided to point.
12.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, On middle, this is played back to the bowler.
12.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Ben McDermott, DROPPED! Has the game been dropped? That was a sitter. Shoriful Islam is the culprit! This is short and on the body, it is pulled but straight to fine leg where Shoriful spills it. Needed that to be taken. A single.

Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack.

11.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott,Just the one to end! A good over, a good spell actually from Nasum comes to an end! On off, this is lifted over covers for one.
11.5
1
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, And again! The paddle sweep towards fine leg for one.
11.4
1
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Cheeky! Plays the paddle scoop, it is hit fine on the leg side for one.
11.3
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Almost! Again, that was very close to the off pole! The arm ball, comes in from outside off. Ben looks to play the slog sweep but misses.
11.2
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Flatter and on middle, defended.
11.1
2
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Really good running! Fuller and outside off, this is driven wide of sweeper cover for two.

Nasum Ahmed to bowl his last over.

10.6
1
Soumya Sarkar to Ben McDermott, Another single! On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one. Good sensible batting.
10.5
1
Soumya Sarkar to Mitchell Marsh, On the pads now, this is worked through mid-wicket for one more.
10.4
4
Soumya Sarkar to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Hammered! Really not what you want to bowl to Marsh! This is short and on middle, it is powered through mid-wicket. In the gap and for a boundary. Marsh is taking the game away.
10.3
1
Soumya Sarkar to Ben McDermott, Just the one again! On off, shorter, it is pushed towards cover for one.
10.2
1
Soumya Sarkar to Mitchell Marsh, Attacks the stumps, Marsh pushes it down to long off and takes one.
10.1
1
Soumya Sarkar to Ben McDermott, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
9.6
0
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, On a length and on middle. Marsh hops and punches it back to the bowler. 74 needed off 60 balls.
9.5
0
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, Again goes for the pull but does not connect it properly. Ends up hitting it back on the deck. There are few words exchange between Marsh and Islam. The umpire has to intervene in between.
9.4
4
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Well played! A short of a length ball on middle. Mitchell Marsh pulls it wide of deep square leg for another boundary.
9.3
0
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, Another fuller ball outside off Marsh looks to pull but gets an inside edge, it falls in front of the keeper
9.2
4
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Beautiful shot! He continues his fine form! A full ball, slower and on off. Marsh drives it through covers for a boundary.
9.1
1
Shoriful Islam to Ben McDermott, A full ball, on off. Ben McDermott drives it to covers. The fielder fumbles to carry it and allows a single.
8.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, Another full ball on middle, drilled down to long on for one more.
8.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, Arm ball, full and on middle. Ben McDermott tucks it to mid-wicket.
8.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, Very full and on middle, driven back to the bowler.
8.3
6
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, SIX! McDermott tried to pull it on the first ball but this time he connects it! A short ball on middle. Ben McDermott pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
8.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Very full and on the leg pole. Marsh makes room and pushes it to long off for a single.
8.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, A quicker, short ball on middle. Ben McDermott clears his front foot and looks to pull but mistimes it to long on for one.
7.6
1
Shoriful Islam to Ben McDermott, On a length and on off, punched to sweeper cover for another single. 92 needed in 72 balls.
7.5
1
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, On middle, pulled away to fine leg for one.
7.4
0
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, Another good length ball, o noff, pushed to covers.
7.3
0
Shoriful Islam to Mitchell Marsh, A short of a length ball on middle. Marsh mistimes his pull, back on the deck.
7.2
1
Shoriful Islam to Ben McDermott, Full ball on off. This is driven to long off for a single.
7.1
0
Shoriful Islam to Ben McDermott, A length ball on middle. Ben McDermott tucks it on the leg side.
6.6
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, A dot to end but the damage was done earlier in the over! 95 needed in 78.
6.5
6
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! What a shot that is! Shot of the game probably! This is a little too full outside off. Marsh lofts it with the turn and he clears the cover fence. Power. Much-needed for Australia.
6.4
4
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Is that the release shot? Welcome boundary for Australia! The sweep is out and it is hit hard through square leg. Boundary.
6.3
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, That has probably hit the stumps! How has the bails not fallen? This lands on middle and then spins away. Marsh is beaten as he tries to block. The ball clips the bails but it does not fall.
6.2
1
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, On middle, this is worked down to long on for one.
6.1
2
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, That is hit hard! Shorter and on off, it is slapped down to long off for two.
5.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, A dot to end the first 6 and it is not what Australia would have wanted. They would have loved to make full use of it as it is only going to get tougher now. They are 20 for 1 after it. On middle, this moves away. Marsh looks to defend but is beaten. 108 needed in 84.
5.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, Yet another dot! On middle, this grips off the surface. Marsh looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point.
5.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Ben McDermott, Really good stop! Fuller and on off, Ben McDermott strokes it nicely, the fielder at covers dives to his right and gets a hand to it. Saves at least two for his side. Just the one.
5.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mitchell Marsh, Just the one again! Fuller and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
5.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Ben McDermott, Edged but short! On off, this lands and then moves away. Ben looks to push at it, it goes off outside edge, lands short of a widish slip fielder, he misfields and a single is taken.
5.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ben McDermott, A slower one on middle, Ben does not pick it, he pushes it to covers.

Mustafizur Rahman to bowl the 6th!

4.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, Arm ball, full and on middle. Ben McDermott flicks it to square leg for a single.
4.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, A full toss, outside off. Ben McDermott looks to sweep it but misses it completely. McDermott misses out here as he was eyeing the mid-wicket region.
4.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Around off, pushed on the off side for a single.
4.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, A tossed up ball, full and on off. Marsh pushes it to point.
4.2
4
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! He was eyeing to hit in that region! A full ball on middle. Marsh stands tall and hits it over mid on for a boundary.
4.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Straighter and on middle. Marsh rocks back and punches it to covers.
3.6
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Misses out again! You need to put such deliveries away. Especially when scoring is tough! Shortish and outside off, this is pushed to covers. A maiden from Nasum! That is outstanding.
3.5
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Ben McDermott now moves across, looks to hit this through the vacant mid-wicket region. It is on middle and turns away. He gets a soft leading edge to covers.
3.4
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Ben misses out! This is short and outside off, it is slapped to covers.
3.3
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Flatter again and on off, it is pushed to covers.
3.2
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Now the arm ball on middle, blocked.
3.1
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, That is unplayable! This lands on off, spins away sharply. Ben looks to flick but misses, it just about kisses the off pole.
2.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Touch fuller on off. Blocked out on the off side.
2.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, NOT OUT! Marsh knew it straightaway! A flighted delivery, outside off, spins away from the batter. Marsh gets tempted to heave it away but seems to have missed it. The keeper takes the catch and also clips the bails off. Bangladesh appeal for caught behind, the umpire takes his time and then raises his finger. Marsh straightaway reviews it and the Ultra Edge shows nothing as the ball passes the bat. Good review from Marsh

2.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Loopy ball, this one skids through from outside off. Marsh pucches it on the off side.
2.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, Full on middle, tucked it on the leg side for a single.
2.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, Flatter and outside off. Ben McDermott keeps it out watchfully.
2.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter, slower and outside off. Marsh pucnehs it to long off for a single.
1.6
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Flatter this time, on middle. Ben McDermott blocks it off the back foot.
1.5
0
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Slower again on middle. Ben McDermott defends it out.
1
Marsh reviews straigthaway! An appeal for a caught behind and the finger is rasied. Huge moment in the game.
1.3
0
Nasum Ahmed to Matthew Wade, OUT! CAUGHT! Strings of low score continues for Matthew Wade! Ahmed was bowling slower deliveries but this time goes with the quicker one on middle. Wade rocks back and looks to pull it late but mistimes it straight to short square leg where Shoriful Islam takes a simple catch. First blood for Bangladesh.
1.2
0
Nasum Ahmed to Matthew Wade, Loopy ball on off. Wade pushes it to covers.
1.1
0
Nasum Ahmed to Matthew Wade, Good delivery! A flatter ball, on off, it spins in. Wade wanted to push but ends up tucking it on the pads.
0.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Ben McDermott, Full and on middle, defended out. 8 runs coming of the first over.
0.5
6
Mahedi Hasan to Ben McDermott, SIX! First maximum of the chase! A short ball on middle. Ben McDermott clears his front foot and powers it, over mid-wicket for a biggie.
0.4
0
Mahedi Hasan to Ben McDermott, Flatter ball, slower and on middle. Ben McDermott nudges it to mid on.
0.3
1
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Another short ball, this one stays a bit low. Wade tucks it to mid on and takes a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Matthew Wade is off the mark.
0.2
0
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Again short and on middle, punched to covers.
0.1
1
Mahedi Hasan to Ben McDermott, Starts slightly shorter on middle, clipped to square leg for a single. Ben McDermott and Australia are underway.