Australia vs Bangladesh First T-20I Dhaka Match Report 2021

Left arm spinner Nasum Ahmed claimed figures of 4/19 as Bangladesh defeated Australia by 23 runs in the first T-20 international on Tuesday.

After being asked to bat first by Aussies skipper, Bangladesh lost Soumya Sarkar cheaply to Josh Hazlewood.

Mohammad Naim along with Shakib Al Hasan added 22 runs for the second wicket before the former was bowled by Adam Zampa for 30.

Shakib who was dropped on 18 and 23, was finally dismissed by Hazlewood in the 17th over for a 33 ball-36.

Afif Hossain provided the late flourish in the end by scoring a breezy 23 as the home side ended up with 131/7 at the end of their allotted 20 overs.

Josh Hazlewood was Australia’s best bowler with figures of 3/24, while Mitchell Starc claimed 2 wickets.

Chasing 132, Australia started disastrously by losing wickets of Alex Carey, Josh Philippe and Moises Henriques leaving their side in big trouble at 11/3.

Mitchell Marsh along with Matthew Wade resurrected the innings with a solid 38 run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter was caught at short fine leg.

All-rounder Marsh held one end tight but kept losing partners at the other end. His innings of 45 failed to get the visitors over the finishing line.

The Aussies were bundled out for 108 giving the home side a comfortable 23 run win.

Nasum Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/19, while Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam bagged 2 wickets each.

The second T-20 international will be played at the same venue on Wednesday, 4th August.

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