Against Bangladesh’s 123 in the fifth and final T20I, Australia were bowled out for 62 by a lethal bowling from Otsakib Al Hasan, four wickets quicker, only two Australian batsmen to score double digits. The match was won by Australia by 60 runs. With this, hosts Bangladesh won the series 4-1. Bangladeshi bowlers led by Saqib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin put up a lethal performance. The Australian bowlers looked helpless against him.
Bangladesh won their first bilateral series in T20 against Australia. This is also Bangladesh’s first series win against Australia. Bangladesh have won eight of their last nine home matches.
Bangladesh scored 122 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs and elected to bat after winning the toss. In reply to the easy target of 123 runs, the Australian batsmen flopped. Australia, led by Matthew Wade, were bowled out for just 62, their lowest score in an international T20I.
Opener Naeem top-scored for Bangladesh with 23 runs while skipper Mahmudullah scored 19 and Soumya Sarkar scored 16 runs. Nathan Ellis and Christian took two wickets each for Australia. While Turner, Agar and Zampa found success face-to-face.
Neeraj Chopra revealed the body on the second day after winning the gold. The target of 123 runs was easy for Australia. However, the Kangaroo batsmen flopped against the Bangladeshi bowlers. Captain opener Matthew Wade top-scored with 22 while Ben McDermott contributed 17 runs. Apart from this, not a single batsman could score a double digit score. Australia’s team got out for 62 runs in 13.4 overs.
For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan took four wickets for 9 runs in 3.4 overs, while Mohammad Saifuddin three, Nasum Ahmed two and Mahmudullah made quick runs for one wicket.
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