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Tigers bundle Aussies out for 62, lowest in their T20I history

  • Published at 11:00 pm August 9th, 2021
Bangladesh players celebrate with the T20I series trophy alongside BCB president Nazmul Hasan in Mirpur Monday BCB

Chasing 123 to win, Australian batsmen had no clue whatsoever and were bundled out for their lowest total in T20I cricket in Mirpur Monday

Bangladesh produced yet another superlative bowling effort in the five-match T20I series to skittle visitors Australia for their lowest ever T20I score of 62 all out to clinch victory by 60-run margin and take the series 4-1.

Chasing 123 to win, Australian batsmen had no clue whatsoever and were bundled out for their lowest total in T20I cricket in Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium Monday.

Australia’s previous lowest total in T20Is was 79 against England in Southampton back in 2005.

During the course of yesterday's 62 in Mirpur, only two Australian batsmen managed to score double digit - skipper Mathew Wade and Ben McDermott with 22 and 17 respectively.

Tigers all-rounder Shakib al Hasan was the star performer with the ball as he took four wickets conceding just nine runs in 3.4 overs.

Having picked up his second wicket, Shakib became the only cricketer in T20I history to achieve a remarkable double of 1,000-plus runs and 100 or more wickets.

Saifuddin was also impressive as the right-arm pacer bagged three wickets leaking 12 runs.

Shakib was adjudged man of the match for his brilliance with the leather.

The maverick all-rounder was also adjudged man of the series for his all-round performance.

Shakib scored 114 runs in the five-match series with an average of 22.8, and took seven wickets overall with an economy of 6.45. 

Bangladesh earlier won the toss again and as expected, elect to bat first.

The Tigers made two changes in their playing XI as Mosaddek Hossain and Saifuddin came in, replacing Shamim Hossain and Shariful Islam.

Bangladesh made a change in their opening position as all-rounder Mahedi Hasan opened the innings with Mohammad Naim, instead of struggling Soumya Sarkar.

Change of opening pair gave instant impact as Bangladesh scored 33 runs in the first three overs without losing any wicket.

Mahedi (13) got out in an awkward way in the fifth over as his bat slipped from his hands and went into the air, while trying to play a pull shot against Ashton Turner.

Other opener Naim scored a run-a-ball 23 while Shakib was struggling to score quickly as the left-hander made 11 off 20 deliveries before going back to the pavilion.

Bangladesh though couldn't capitalize on the good start and carry on the prolific run rate as, from 33 for no loss after three overs, the Tigers managed to score 60 losing three wickets after the 10-over mark.

Regular fall of wickets dented Bangladesh from accelerating the tempo as they eventually managed to score 122 losing eight wickets in 20 overs.