Australia in Bangladesh, 5 T20I Series, 2021

Bangladesh vs Australia - 5th T20I

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 09 August 2021

Australia 62/10

RR: 4.54 | Bangladesh beat Australia by 60 runs

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Right then, that concludes the proceedings for this 5-match T20I series. It was not at all a surprise to see Bangladesh win it. Their next assignment is against New Zealand who will be visiting the Asian team in September. Australia, on the other hand, don't have any immediate series to participate in and would take this break to reflect on their performance in West Indies and Bangladesh. It's time for us to bid you farewell. Do join us in future for more action. Cheers!

Mahmudullah, the skipper of Bangladesh, says that he is very happy for the boys as they showed a lot of character and hunger to win a series against a team like Australia. Admits that it was tough for the batters but they found a way to put runs on the board. Credits the spinners and fast bowlers for doing a wonderful job. Adds that the development of the bowlers has been increasing nicely and they have kept their nerves in the crunch moments. Mentions that there will be a time when you have to back yourself under pressure, keep calm and execute your skills. Shares that he had a chat with the bowlers before the series and had asked them to take more responsibility and be more proactive. He is pleased with the way his boys fought in the series. Says that in their backyard they are a very good team and they will challenge whoever comes to Bangladesh. Wants to keep improving in this format and feels that they have the potential to be the very best in T20Is. Signs off by dedicating this series win to the Father of the Nation and his family members.

Shakib Al Hasan is chosen for the Player of the Match and Series award. The star all-rounder says that he is still enjoying the game which is important and thanks his teammates for the support. Mentions that they have played some great cricket in the recent past. Tells that the wicket was tough but they held their nerves. Shares that if you look at the last match, Bangladesh scored 104 and still it went to the last over and they knew they need to score 120-130 and that would be enough. Adds that they started well with the bat in this match and did the job. Praises the bowlers for doing an outstanding job in the series. Says that they are trying to improve in all the areas and feels that the fast bowlers have improved a lot. Concludes by saying that it was a very good combination of spin and fast bowling.

Matthew Wade, the Aussie skipper, says that it's hard to say there are positives, but it was good learning. Tells that these were the toughest conditions they have played and the young boys got some good exposure. Mentions that there is no excuse for not playing enough cricket as they are professionals and recently played matches in West Indies. Credits the Bangladesh team for finding a way to score runs and says that it's unfortunate that Australia didn't. States that most of the positives for them were in the bowling department and praises Mitchell Marsh for his batting. Feels that the biggest takeaway from the series is that they have to find a way to bat in spinning conditions. Adds that to give young players the exposure of these pitches was another takeaway as even the experienced guys like him, Dan Christian and Moises Henriques also found it tough to score runs. Signs off by congratulating the Bangla boys.

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The bowling from Bangladesh, as usual, was right on the money. They knew the conditions so just stuck to excellent lines and lengths. Shakib Al Hasan redeemed himself with the ball after going for 50 runs in his 4 overs in the last match. The star all-rounder picked up 4 wickets and also became the first player to do a double of 100 wickets and 1000 runs in this format. Playing in his first game of the series, Mohammad Saifuddin also left his mark and took three wickets. His variations were too tough to pick for the Aussies and the seamer utilized the conditions to the maximum. Not to forget Nasum Ahmed who provided the first two breakthroughs and finished with 8 wickets in the series, the joint-most with Josh Hazlewood. Overall, a thumping win for Bangladesh and they will be lifting the trophy with a big smile.

The touring team has been floored yet again! For the umpteenth time on this tour, it was a sorry batting show by them. The slow decks are not meant for them and they have plenty to ponder on before the T20 World Cup as the conditions in the UAE will be almost similar. It was a chase of 123 in this match and Australia gambled by opening with Dan Christian. It didn't work out though and the visitors ended up losing two wickets inside the Powerplay. For a change, Matthew Wade fought hard and hit a couple of big shots but that was it. As has been the norm throughout the series, it was a steady procession and the wickets kept falling at regular intervals. There is a saying to save the best for the last, Australia managed the opposite, they saved their worst effort with the bat for the last. The Aussies succumbed to their lowest T20I score and suffered a hefty defeat in their final outing in Bangladesh.

A comprehensive victory for Bangladesh and they take the series 4-1! Joy erupts in the Bangla camp and the Aussies are also seen clapping for the home team. Yet another great bowling show by the hosts and they have made Australia surrender.

13.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Adam Zampa, OUT! The final wicket falls and Australia have been bowled out for 62, their lowest score in T20Is! A touch flatter and around off, stopping a bit onto the batsman, Zampa goes back to punch but checks his shot at the last moment. Ends up handing a simple catch to Mahmudullah at short cover. BANGLADESH WIN BY 60 RUNS!
13.3
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Adam Zampa, Missed the stumps by a whisker! Flighted and outside off, Zampa goes down to slog sweep but edges it past the stumps to fine leg for a brace.
13.2
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Adam Zampa, Tossed up ball around off, chipped over covers for a couple of runs.

Adam Zampa is the last man in.

13.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Nathan Ellis, OUT! Shakib has one more! What a champion bowler! Shakib smartly lands it on middle and gets it to curve away towards off, Ellis looks to defend but misses. It probably clips his pads and goes on to shatter the stumps.
12.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Nathan Ellis, Short and wide outside off, Ellis throws his bat at it and sends it to sweeper cover for a single.
12.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Nathan Ellis, Good length ball on off, Nathan walks across the stumps and plays it down to mid-wicket.
12.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mitchell Swepson, Width on offer outside off, steered past the point fielder for a single.

Mitchell Swepson is the new man in.

12.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ashton Agar, OUT! Another one departs! Saifuddin sticks to the basics and lets the pitch do the work for him. He delivers it around leg, on a length and slower in pace, Ashton Agar steps back to make room but is early into the shot. Again the ball stays low, beats the bat and strikes the leg stump. The arms are spread and Mohammad Saifuddin is delighted after picking his third wicket.
12.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ashton Agar, Oohhh...that stayed low! Slower one, on a length and outside off, Agar flashes and misses.
12.1
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ashton Agar, Slower length ball around leg, Agar taps it down behind square leg and collects a couple of runs.
11.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Nathan Ellis, Fullish and around off, Ellis leans forward to defend but the ball beats the outside edge. A wicket maiden for Shakib!
11.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Nathan Ellis, Turning away from around off, Ellis sticks back to push inside the line but misses.
11.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Nathan Ellis, Tossed up ball around off, defended with the spin to the off side.
11.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Nathan Ellis, Tossed up ball around off, pushed defensively to covers.

Nathan Ellis walks out to bat.

11.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashton Turner, OUT! Shakib has 100 T20I wickets and there is a big smile on his face. First cricketer to score 1000 runs and also pick 100 wickets in this format! Take a bow, Superstar Shakib. Coming to the wicket delivery, Shakib keeps his length short and hurls it across off, Turner goes back to cut but does that aerially. It flies straight into the hands of Mahmudullah at short cover. Australia are imploding here.
11.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashton Turner, Floated and full outside off, Turner slices his attempted drive towards point.
10.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ashton Agar, The batsman has just blocked that from his crease. End of a fabulous over, 3 runs and two wickets off it.

Ashton Agar is the new man in.

10.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Moises Henriques, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Moises Henriques is also done and dusted. A knuckle ball from Mohammad Saifuddin, he smartly serves it close to off and gets some extra bounce going for him as well. Moises Henriques possibly picked it and hence tries to play it late towards third man. However, the extra bounce has brought his downfall. It clips the shoulder of his bat and settles into the safe gloves of Nurul Hasan. Two wickets in the over for Bangladesh and they are all over Australia like a rash.
10.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ashton Turner, On the pads, tucked to square leg for a single.

Who will come out to bat next? Ashton Turner walks out to bat at No.7.

10.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Alex Carey, OUT! You miss, I hit! Slower one from Saifuddin, on a length around middle, at 115 kph, Carey steps back to make room and cut it through the line but is way too early into his shot. The ball arrives to say hello to the stumps. Mohammad Saifuddin raises his arms in celebration, his first wicket in the series. Australia are in deep, deep trouble and this is not the first time we are typing it in this series. 70 needed off 57 balls, 5 wickets left in the bank.
10.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Moises Henriques, Shortish and on off, angling in, Moises Henriques hits it across the line through mid-wicket for a single.
10.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Alex Carey, Back of a length ball on middle and off, angling away, Carey tries to force it through the line but edges it to short third man. Nasum makes a diving stop inside the ring and the batsmen cross.

Mohammad Saifuddin comes to bowl. 1-0-5-0 are his figures so far.

9.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Alex Carey, Short and wide outside off, cut through point for a single. 72 needed more at the halfway mark.
9.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Alex Carey, Fullish and around leg, Carey goes down to sweep but finds short fine leg.
9.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Moises Henriques, Leans forward and drives it to extra cover. The fielder there dives to make a partial stop. The batsmen cross.
9.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Moises Henriques, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers.
9.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Moises Henriques, Arm ball around off, the batsman tries to drive but gets an inside edge to square leg.
9.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Moises Henriques, Walks down the track and drives it back to the bowler.
8.6
1
Mahmudullah to Moises Henriques, Flighted ball, on off. Moises Henriques gets down on one knee and sweeps it towards the deep square leg fielder for a single. He gets off the mark.

Moises Henriques is in next.

8.5
0
Mahmudullah to Ben McDermott, OUT! CAUGHT! Another soft dismissal! It was bowled flatter and slower around middle. Ben McDermott looks to flick it towards the leg side but gets a leading edge and the ball goes straight back to the bowler who takes an easy catch.
8.4
0
Mahmudullah to Ben McDermott, Flatter ball, around off. Ben McDermott pushes it off the back foot back towards the bowler.
8.3
6
Mahmudullah to Ben McDermott, SIX! WHACKED! Short ball, outside off. Ben McDermott smacks it over the long on fielder for a maximum.
8.2
2
Mahmudullah to Ben McDermott, Quicker ball, on off. Ben McDermott pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
8.1
0
Mahmudullah to Ben McDermott, Flatter ball, on middle. Ben McDermott defends it solidly.
7.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Alex Carey, Flatter ball, outside off. Alex Carey gets down to reverse sweep but fails to connect. It goes closely past the stumps to the keeper who fails to gather the ball.
7.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, Uppish but just out of the reach of the bowler. Full and flighted on off, Ben McDermott drives it through the line and it goes aerially and wide of the outstretched hands of Shakib. The ball travels to long off and they cross.
7.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Alex Carey, In the air, but it lands safely in between three fielders. Tossed up, on off. Alex Carey sweeps it high in the air but the falls just short of the deep square leg fielder. They take one, Ben McDermott wants another but is sent back.

The physio comes out to perform the mandatory concussion check. Nothing to worry though as the action resumes.

7.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Alex Carey, Tossed up, around off. Alex Carey gets down to sweep but he gets a top edge which brushes his helmet before rolling to short third man.

Alex Carey is the new batsman. 85 needed off 76 balls.

7.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Matthew Wade, OUT! Timber! Shakib bowls it quicker through the air and it skids off the surface as well, the line suggested that it will go away but it straightens after landing around off. Wade rocks back to smash it down the ground but misses. The stumps are rattled and Wade's fighting knock is over.
7.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ben McDermott, Flatter ball, on middle. Ben McDermott pushes it down towards long on for a single.

Time for Shakib Al Hasan with the ball. He went for 50 in his 4 overs in the last match and would look to redeem himself.

6.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ben McDermott, Full ball, outside off. Ben McDermott drives it through covers for a single to end the over.
6.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Matthew Wade, LEG BYE! Good length ball, down leg. Matthew Wade looks to work it on the leg side but but misses and gets hit on the pads. Mohammad Saifuddin appeals but the umpire turns it down. They take one as the ball rolls away to the on side.
6.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ben McDermott, Length ball, on middle and leg. Ben McDermott pushes it off the front foot towards long on for a run.
6.3
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Matthew Wade, In the air but safe. Good length ball, on leg. Matthew Wade shuffles across to pull but gets a top edge which falls just short of the deep square leg fielder. They take one.
6.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ben McDermott, Full ball, outside off. Ben McDermott works it down to long on for a single.
6.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Matthew Wade, Starts with a slower ball, on off. Matthew Wade taps it towards the cover region and scampers through for a run.

Mohammad Saifuddin to bowl his first over of the series.

5.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ben McDermott, Good length ball, outside off. Ben McDermott pushes it towards cover off the back foot. Australia are 31-2 at the end of the Powerplay. Bangladesh were 46/1 at this stage.
5.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ben McDermott, Back of a length ball, on off, Ben McDermott defends it off the back foot as it hurried up on him a bit.
5.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Matthew Wade, Slower ball, darted on the pads. Matthew Wade works it towards short fine leg for a quick run.
5.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Ben McDermott, Length ball, around off. Ben McDermott taps it towards third man for a single.
5.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ben McDermott, Good length ball, outside off. Ben McDermott pushes it towards cover.
5.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Matthew Wade, Appeal for an lbw, not given! The Fizz starts with a slower ball, on middle and cutting back in. Matthew Wade looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Mustafizur Rahman thinks it's pad first and appeals. Nothing from the umpire. Bangladesh have decided not to review it. The replays, later on, confirm that there was an inside edge. A single added to the total.

Mustafizur Rahman is into the attack now.

4.6
1
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Goes down on one knee for the slog sweep but drags it instead off the inner edge. The ball rolls to mid on and they cross. 9 from the over, 95 needed off 90 balls.
4.5
6
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, SIX! Wade is looking a lot better in this knock. The half-tracker is picked by the Aussie skipper in a flash and he plunders it over wide long on for a thumping maximum.
4.4
1
Mahedi Hasan to Ben McDermott, Again Mahedi drags his length short around off, Ben McDermott makes room and hits it down to long off for a run.
4.3
1
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Moves back to a short ball this time and forces it down to long off for a run.
4.2
0
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Again it is short and outside off, Wade cuts but picks out the same fielder at cover-point.
4.1
0
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Short and outside off, Wade pushes it off his back foot to cover-point.

Ben McDermott walks out to bat.

3.6
2
Nasum Ahmed to Ben McDermott, Fuller in length and outside off, Ben drives it through covers. The fielder misfields and Ben McDermott is off the mark with a couple of runs.

Review time! Mitchell Marsh has been adjudged LBW and he has sent it upstairs. The replays show that he is plumb in front and he will have to depart.

3.5
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, OUT! Three reds in the Ball Tracker. Nasum strikes again, this time to remove the in-form batsman. A flatter delivery, arm ball, landing around off and skidding through off the surface, Marsh goes down and across to play the sweep shot but misses. He is struck on the pads, they appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Mitch takes the DRS but to no avail. Everything is in line, there is no bat involved and the ball is destroying the stumps. Big blow to Australia. Marsh never got going in this knock.
3.4
1
Nasum Ahmed to Matthew Wade, Shortish and on middle, Wade turns inside the crease and tucks it to square leg for a run.
3.3
1
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, Short and wide outside off, Marsh slaps it to deep cover for a run.
3.2
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, Stumping appeal! Floated delivery, full and around off, Marsh aims for an inside-out shot over covers but the ball spins past his blade. The keeper collects the ball and breaks the stumps. The appeal is made for a stumping and it's referred upstairs. The third umpire first checks for the outside edge, but it's absent. Now, he checks for the stumping. The replays show that Marsh did drag his back foot outside the crease but it's back safely in time.
3.1
1
Nasum Ahmed to Matthew Wade, A little short in length on middle, Wade moves back and works it through square leg for a single.
2.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Quicker and on off, Marsh once again stays back to cut but it turns back in, takes the inner half and rolls back to the bowler.
2.5
0
Mahedi Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Marsh is living dangerously! Shortish delivery, outside off and spinning in, Marsh hangs back to crack it through the line but it takes the inner edge and strikes him on the pads.
2.4
1
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Flatter one, short and on off, Wade rocks back and punches it back towards the bowler who fails to stop it. The ball goes down to long off for a single.
2.3
0
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, A tad short and outside off, spinning away, Wade reaches out and plays a mistimed square cut to cover-point.
2.2
6
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, SIX! Dismissed! This shot will make Wade feel a lot better about himself. In the slot, full and around middle, Wade goes down on one knee and launches it over wide long on for a maximum.
2.1
1
Mahedi Hasan to Mitchell Marsh, Edgy! Marsh has played all his shots in the air so far. Spinning down the leg side, shorter in length, Marsh top edges his attempted pull and it goes off the upper half of his blade. Falls behind the keeper and they cross.
1.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, Again it's aerial from the bat of Marsh. The ball stops a bit around off, Marsh checks his drive and plays a lofted shot down to long off. Doesn't carry to the fielder in the deep. They pick a run.
1.5
1
Nasum Ahmed to Matthew Wade, Gets back and turns it behind square leg for a quick single.
1.4
0
Nasum Ahmed to Matthew Wade, Spinning in from around off, Wade hangs on the back foot and is cramped for room. Somehow defends it down at the last moment.
1.3
1
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, Aerial but safe! Tossed up ball around off, Marsh tries to sweep but fails to control his shot. It goes aerially but safely towards mid-wicket. A single is taken.
1.2
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mitchell Marsh, Beauty from Nasum. Gives this one some extra air, lands it full around off, Marsh tries to defend but it spins past his blade.

Who will come out to bat? Mitchell Marsh walks out to bat.

1.1
0
Nasum Ahmed to Dan Christian, OUT! Bowled! No violence from the bat of Dan Christian this evening. The dangerman departs as far as Bangladesh are concerned. Nasum comes up with an arm ball first up, it's a bit short and skidding off the surface, Dan Christian rocks back to pull but misses and the off stump is tickled. Early blow to Australia.

Who will bowl from the other end? Nasum Ahmed comes into the attack.

0.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Flatter delivery, around middle and off, skidding in, Wade goes deep and keeps it out safely to the off side.
0.5
0
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Wade has played towards covers. Not in the gap.
0.4
0
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Howzzat? Wade attempts to play the reverse sweep but misses. The delivery is full and around middle and it strikes Wade on his arms. It seems they are interested in the DRS, the bowler turns to look at his skipper, signals also for the T but it seems Mahmudullah has decided against taking it. The replays show that it's going over the stumps.
0.3
0
Mahedi Hasan to Matthew Wade, Flighted and full around off, Wade drives it back and the bowler dives across to his right to stop the ball.
0.2
3
Mahedi Hasan to Dan Christian, Top edge but safe! An off spinner, going down the leg side with extra bounce, Dan tries to sweep but it takes the top edge and flies behind the keeper. The chase is underway with three runs.
0.1
0
Mahedi Hasan to Dan Christian, Spin straightaway for Mahedi. Lands it full and around off, Christian tries to defend but gets an inside edge. It rolls in front of square leg. Dot ball.