Having taken an unassailable 3-0 lead within the 5-match series in Dhaka, the younger Bangladesh staff fell into one another’s arms in disbelief at their greatest evening in cricket.
Before this week, Bangladesh had by no means even crushed Australia in a T20. It was their first series win over their lauded opponents in any format.
“I am so proud. The boys stood up at an important time,” stated the captain, whose 52 was the muse of Bangladesh’s 127 for 9 off their 20 overs.
While Mitchell Marsh, who made 51, and Ben McDermott (35) had threatened to see Australia to victory within the empty stadium, Bangladesh’s bowlers once more put a stranglehold on the run scoring within the closing overs.
Left arm tempo bowler Mustafizur Rahman gave away simply 9 runs from his 4 overs.
Australia made simply 117 for 4, shedding by 10 runs, to the frustration of their captain Matthew Wade.
Even a hat-trick by younger bowler Nathan Ellis on his debut couldn’t raise the facet and their gloom.
“Very disappointing,” was Wade’s verdict of the match and a series that adopted their defeat within the T20 series within the West Indies final month.
While they’ve been with out Steve Smith, David Warner and Pat Cummins there are nonetheless issues within the Australian camp.
“We would like to correct a few things,” Wade admitted.
Mahmudullah gained the toss and surprisingly selected to bat after the beginning was delayed for greater than 90 minutes by rain.
He was his facet’s high scorer along with his affected person 53 ball innings, however was additionally the first scalp for Ellis who got here in to present quick bowler Mitchell Starc a relaxation and made his mark within the closing three balls.
As Bangladesh went for giant hits, Mustafizur was then caught by Marsh and Mahedi Hasan was caught by Ashton Agar at deep sq..
In response, Marsh and McDermott placed on 63 for the third wicket however then the gradual Dhaka wicket once more took a toll. Runs turned not possible to seek out as they have been within the first two video games that Bangladesh gained by 35 runs and 5 wickets.
The Bangladesh gamers danced throughout the sector in celebration on the new enhance to their worldwide standing in a Twenty20 World Cup yr.
They have now gained seven straight T20 internationals and the evening’s victory was much more spectacular because it was the bottom whole they’ve ever defended to win.
Mahmudullah stated the facet had sat down for critical talks after their latest series win in Zimbabwe.
“We felt that we were a good team even though the rankings don’t show that,” he stated. Bangladesh are presently rated tenth by the International Cricket Council.
“We just have to play with a big heart and a balanced mind and show our skills,” he stated of the nation’s prospects on the World Cup, to be held within the United Arab Emirates in October-November.