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Christian hammers Shakib for five sixes in an over

  • Published at 10:37 pm August 7th, 2021
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Australia's Dan Christian goes big during their fourth T20I away to Bangladesh Saturday AFP

Shakib became the most expensive bowler for Bangladesh in the low scoring game – conceding 50 runs in four overs without a wicket

Hosts Bangladesh conceded their first defeat in the ongoing five-match T20I series against Australia Saturday.

Having already won the series with victories in the first three game, Bangladesh missed out in the fourth game at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium and suffered a three-wicket defeat against the Aussies.

But it was probably ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan who had the worst day in the middle. 

First the left-handed batsman could contribute only 15 runs playing 26 deliveries and see the team struggle to 104 for nine wickets in 20 overs on a typical Mirpur surface.

The day worsened for the star Bangladesh cricketer after he was hit for five sixes in an over by Australia batsman Daniel Christian, who was promoted to the top-order on the day.

Such experience has been a first for Shakib, who became the most expensive bowler for Bangladesh in the low scoring game – conceding 50 runs in four overs without a wicket.

Bowling the fourth over of the Australia chase, Shakib’s first ball went over the ropes from a loft over long-on.

The second ball Christian swung through the line over wide long-on, while the third got slog swept over deep midwicket.

The fourth ball of the over went for a dot.

The fifth delivery saw the fourth over boundary of the over through long-on.

The last ball of the over too flew over deep midwicket.

Christian faced three more balls after this over before getting dismissed by  Mustafizur Rahman for 39 off 15 deliveries, laced with one boundary and five over boundaries.

This however, is not Bangladesh’s most expensive over in the format.

Right-arm pacer Saifuddin gave away most runs in an over for Bangladesh in 2017, against South Africa in Potchefstroom.

South Africa batsman David Miller had hit Saifuddin for five consecutive over boundaries and a single in the last ball of the over to score 31 runs.