Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah guided his facet to their first ever collection win over Australia on Friday, masterminding an exhilarating 10-run victory within the third Twenty20 worldwide.
Having taken an unassailable 3-Zero lead within the five-match collection in Dhaka, the younger Bangladesh workforce fell into one another’s arms in disbelief at their largest evening in cricket.
Before this week, Bangladesh had by no means even overwhelmed Australia in a T20. It was their first collection win over their lauded opponents in any format.
“I’m so proud. The boys stood up at an vital time,” mentioned the captain, whose 52 was the inspiration 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 ultimate 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 collection that adopted their defeat within the T20 collection within the West Indies final month.
While they’ve been with out Steve Smith, David Warner and Pat Cummins there are nonetheless considerations within the Australian camp.
“We wish to appropriate just a few issues,” 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 primary scalp for Ellis who got here in to offer quick bowler Mitchell Starc a relaxation and made his mark within the ultimate three balls.
As Bangladesh went for large 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 unimaginable to search 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 sphere in celebration on the new increase to their worldwide standing in a Twenty20 World Cup 12 months.
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 mentioned the facet had sat down for severe talks after their latest collection win in Zimbabwe.
“We felt that we have been workforce though the rankings don’t present that,” he mentioned. Bangladesh are at present rated 10th by the International Cricket Council.
“We simply should play with a giant coronary heart and a balanced thoughts and present our expertise,” he mentioned of the nation’s prospects on the World Cup, to be held within the United Arab Emirates in October-November.
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