Bangladesh have high Hopes to Win the T20 Series Against Australia After winning yesterday’s Match
Yesterday on 6 September Australia played their 2nd T20I match in which Australia skipper Matthew Wade won the toss and elected to bat in the second Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Wednesday.
The tourists, who lost their first-ever T20 to Bangladesh on Tuesday, are unchanged in their bid to level the five-match series.
Bangladesh, led by Mahmudullah Riyad, retain the same team that beat Australia by 23 runs in the opener.
This is the first bilateral T20 series between the two sides. Australia has won all their four T20 matches played against Bangladesh in T20 World Cups.
Australia chose to bat and put on a below-par total of 121. They might even have not scored that total had it not been for Mitchell Marsh’s 45 along with Moises Henriques’s 30. Mustafizur Rahman was the star bowler picking 3 wickets for 23 runs. Bangladesh chased down the total courtesy to Nurul Hasan and the youngster Afif Hossain as they built a match-winning partnership of 56 which saw Bangladesh snatch a victory by 5 wickets.
Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh skipper said that “it feels good and Afif and Nurul showed a lot of maturities. Adds that losing a few early wickets creates tension in the dressing room but Afif and Nurul batted really well to get them through. Mentions that Mustafizur has always been excellent in such conditions and credits other bowlers as well for chipping in well. States that the only thing matters is to play for the country.”
After this, it’s time to shine for the man of the match.
Afif Hossain, the PLAYER OF THE MATCH, told reporters that he was just thinking to stay till the end. Adds that they had to stay calm and keep wickets in hand. Mentions that the plan was simple and says that it feels good to get a victory for the team. Tells that it is his job and it does not matter if you are old or young.
The lost team Captain Matthew Wade said to Tv reporters that they struggled in the last four overs while batting today. He thinks that they had a decent start to the innings but could not cash in at the end. Feels that they could have got 130-140 but Bangladesh bowlers bowled really well. On their bowling, he says that Ashton Agar was good with the ball and so were all the other bowlers. He signs off by saying that it is their batting department that needs to step up.
Bangladesh have won 2 matches until now and it seems like it has the opportunity to seas these T20I series of 5 matches so it is going to be interesting to see if Australia will kick off the bucket of the series or Bangladesh but it is clear now that Bangladesh is not weak team any more so let’s see the next To20I match of Bangladesh vs Australia Today check it now.
Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad (capt), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed
Australia: Josh Philippe, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade (capt/wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood