On Friday, Bangladesh written history after defeating Australia in third T20I of the running series of five matches with 10 runs in the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Thanks to their captain, Bangladesh could only decide to put 127/9 on the board first Mahmudullah, which struck a brilliant half-century. The 35-year-old scored 52 off 53 balls, using four boundaries. Alom player Shakib Al Hasan also scored 26 of 17 deliveries.
For the visitors, both Josh Hazlewood (2/16) and Adam Zampa (2/24) scored economic games and each took two wickets. Medium pacer, however Nathan Ellis (3/34) grabbed all the spotlight after scoring a hat-trick in his debut game.
In response, Australia could only manage 117/4 and lose the match by 10 runs. Mitchell Marsh (51 of 47), who is in the shape of his life, once again played a remarkable shot but could not get enough support from other batsmen. Apart from Marsh, opener Ben McDermott Made 35 out of 41 deliveries.
Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman was the star of the night for his team. Although he took no wickets, but ended up scoring one of the most economical periods in the history of the game. Rahman conceded just nine runs in his quota of 4 overs.
‘Boys got up during important times. It was amazing to see the boys fight today. When we wanted to enter the field, I wanted Shakib to have a word. All the bowlers did their homework. Mustafizur was brilliant tonight. We are on a pretty good side as the position indicates. We just have to be sensible while performing our skills. ” said Mahmudullah as he ‘Player of the match’ award.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
The fifth consecutive loss in the T20 series for Austraila is painful. But Bangladesh securing their first series victory over Aus is big for the Tigers! And Mustafizur .. what a bowler! #BANVAUS
-Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) 7 August 2021
– Mustafizur Rahman (@ Mustafiz90) 6 August 2021
Congratulations @BCBtigers on the first series win ever against Australia. Mustafizur absolutely insane figures of 4-0-9-0. Has only 1 run in the 19th over with play on the line 🤯 #BANVAUS pic.twitter.com/bH6ABLxW8N
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) 6 August 2021
BANGLADESH WINS THEIR FIRST SERIES TO AUSTRALIA IN ANY FORMAT 🎉
– ICC (@ICC) 6 August 2021
HISTORY! Bangladesh recorded their first ever series victory against Australia in international cricket. They lead the series 3-0 with two more games ahead. This is Australia’s 5th consecutive defeat in the T20I series after losing to WI, NZ, Ind and Eng. #BDvAus
– Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) 6 August 2021
What a moment for Bangladesh! First series win against Australia, which improved tremendously in this match but was not enough to race successfully. The penultimate by The Fizz was really the key. 5th consecutive loss in the T20 series by Aus, but let’s appreciate this historic victory! #BANVAUS
– Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) 6 August 2021
– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 6 August 2021
One of the biggest nothing I’ve seen from Mustafizur Rahman. Match and series wins.#BANVAUS
– Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) 6 August 2021
– Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) 6 August 2021
Australia finished 117/4 as it chased a target of 128.
The previous lowest was 129 when New Zealand finished with 127/5 which was lost in 2009 against South Africa. #BANVAUS
– Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) 6 August 2021
Did not imagine that Bangladesh was 3-0 ahead of any series against Australia in my lifetime.
– Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) 6 August 2021
As Ian Bishop once said, “Looking for a finish, Australia is done!”
Maiden series wins for Bangladesh over Australia!
Well won, enjoy this win.#BANVAUS
– Nikhil (@CricCrazyNIKS) 6 August 2021
History in Dhaka – Bangladesh won a bilateral series for Australia for the first time in international cricket.
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) 6 August 2021
Bangladesh did it and won the T20I series against Australia 🙌
What a show from the Tigers! Brilliant!!!!#BANVAUS
– ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) 6 August 2021