Aus vs Ban: Nasum Ahmed stars as Bangladesh declare first T20 win over Australia

Bangladesh´s cricketers celebrate after the dismissal of Australia´s Ashton Turner during first Twenty20 international cricket match between Bangladesh and Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on August 3, 2021. — AFP
Bangladesh´s cricketers rejoice after the dismissal of Australia´s Ashton Turner throughout first Twenty20 worldwide cricket match between Bangladesh and Australia on the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on August 3, 2021. — AFP

Spinner Nasum Ahmed claimed 4 wickets as Bangladesh defended 131 to beat Australia for the primary time in Twenty20 internationals on Tuesday in Dhaka.

Nasum, a left-arm spinner, returned career-best figures of 4-19 to assist dismiss the guests for 108 as Bangladesh took a 1-Zero lead within the five-match sequence.

Mustafizur Rahman and fellow left-arm fast Shoriful Islam took two wickets every to play key roles of their group’s maiden T20 win over Australia in 5 makes an attempt.

This is the primary bilateral sequence between the 2 sides as Australia received their 4 matches in opposition to Bangladesh in T20 World Cups.

“We had a team talk during the halfway stage and said that we were 10 runs short, so we have to field well and put more effort,” skipper Mahmudullah Riyad stated after the win.

“That’s what you need while defending low totals and have attacking mindset. They are a very good side and we need to tick the boxes we failed today in the coming games.”

Mitchell Marsh made a valiant 45 however the away batting faltered from the beginning with Alex Carey bowled first ball to spinner Mahedi Hasan.

Marsh tried to get the chase on observe with few partnerships together with a 38-run fourth-wicket stand with skipper Matthew Wade, who made 13.

Mitchell Starc was the one different Australian batsmen to manage double figures earlier than he was bowled for 14 on the final ball of the match.

Earlier tempo bowler Josh Hazlewood returned figures of 3-24 in Bangladesh’s 131-7 after Australia elected to bowl first. Starc took two wickets.

Shakib Al Hasan, who survived two dropped possibilities on 18 and 23, top-scored with 36 off 33 balls earlier than being bowled by Hazlewood within the 17th over.

Opener Mohammad Naim (30), Mahmudullah (20) and Afif Hossain (23 not out) additionally contributed with the bat.

“I thought the bowlers did a terrific job to restrict them to 130,” stated Wade.

“But having lost 3 for 10, me and Marsh tried to resurrect the innings but unfortunately we couldn’t do that. We have to find ways to score runs on such pitches.”

The second T20 is on Wednesday on the similar venue.


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