May 16, 2022, 5:03 am
Sports Desk :
The host Bangladesh lost to Australia in the second T20 and went ahead 2-0 in the series.
Bangladesh went ahead in the race to win the series by defeating Australia for the second time in a row. The Tigers lost to visiting Australia by five wickets in the second match of the five-match series. Bangladesh led the series 2-0 in this victory. Winning the third match on Friday will ensure the Tigers win the series. Bangladesh got off to a good start by defeating Australia by 23 runs in the first match of the series.
Mahmudullah did not have a toss in the second match as in the first. Australian captain Matthew Wade won the toss and elected to bowl. Now batting. Mahmudullah lost five consecutive tosses in two series. However, the Bangladesh captain did not allow Ajit’s decision to be correct. Batting first, Australia could not score more than 121 runs losing 7 wickets at the end of the allotted 20 overs. In reply Bangladesh lost 5 wickets with 8 balls left.
However, Bangladesh could not make a good start with the target of 122 runs. Like the previous match, the majestic government failed on this day as well. He was bowled by Mitchell Starc. Thathan is also zero in the run record. Naeem Sheikh was bowled for 9 in the next over by Jos Hazlewood.
In the 7th over of the match, Shakib took a review when the umpire responded to Aston Agar’s LB’s request. He got life in it. Shakib was unbeaten on 16 then. Mehdi escaped being caught out twice in Agar’s over.
After that, Bangladesh was scoring runs in line with the run rate of Shakib-Mehdi pair. But Shakib missed the line with the ball of Andrew Tie for 58 runs and got bowled. It also broke the 37-run partnership with Mehedi Hasan. Shakib made 26 off 17 balls.
After Shakib’s departure, captain Mahmudullah came down at an important time of the match. He turned away from Ashton Agar and ran the bat away from his body. He returned to the toilet empty-handed.
Mehdi, who got life twice after that, also returned with 23 runs off 24 balls. He missed the ball when he jumped out of the crease and hit Adam Jumpa. And the ball goes to the wicketkeeper. Matthew Wade did the rest.
Afif Hossain took the helm for Bangladesh again in times of danger He survived with reviews at the beginning. After that, he formed a big partnership with Sohan and continued to lead the team. The Tigers are on their way to victory in an extraordinary pair of two. Bangladesh won by 5 wickets with an unbeaten partnership of 56 runs. Afif was unbeaten on 37 off 31 balls. Nurul made 22 runs from 21 balls.
Earlier, in the second T20 match of the series, Joss Philippe-Alex Carey batted to start the innings for Australia. Like the first match, Mehdi brought success to the team at the beginning of the second match. The spinner came in the third over and sent Carrie to the dressing room. Nasum caught him at mid-on. Carrie made 11 off 11 balls in two fours.
Jos Phillips was bowled by Mostafiz for 31 runs. Philip could not understand the ball of the cutting master. Wanted to play on the leg side, but could not make the bat-ball one. Philip’s leg stamp breaks Fitz’s slower. Philip made 10 runs off 14 balls.
Mitchell Marsh and Moises Henriques pulled the hosts off after a slow start. Australia got the first fifty runs in the series with their bat. Fifty of their pair came in 47 balls.
When Shakib came to bowl in the 15th over and bowled Moises Henriques in the second delivery with arm delivery, while sending Shakib to the pavilion, Marsh-Henriques made 57 off 52 balls. Henriques made 30 off 25 balls.
Fast bowler Shariful then returned Australia’s most successful batsman Mitchell Marsh to the pavilion with a catch behind the wicket. Marsh returned with 45 runs off 42 balls.
Mostafiz hit a pair of 103 runs in the Aussie camp. The cutter master blew Matthew Wade’s stamp. He had to return with 4 runs from 7 balls. Aston Agar returned empty-handed with the next ball.
Shariful did not allow Turner to do anything. Shariful gave only 5 runs in the 19th over. Ajira stopped at 121 runs in the controlled bowling of Tiger bowlers.
Mostafizur took 3 wickets for Bangladesh. Shariful took 2 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs. Shakib and Mehedi took 1 wicket each.