BAN vs AUS 4th T20I Match Preview: Bangladesh scripted history after winning the third T20 international against Australia on Friday. They won the third consecutive T20 match and thereby win their first-ever T20 series against Australia. Bangladesh is currently leading the series 3-0 with two matches remaining to be played.
Once again, Bangladesh batted first in the third T20 international but posted a below-par 127-run total on a slow deck. Australia bowled well and took wickets at regular intervals. Soumya Sarkar and Naim went back to the pavilion early in the innings with Bangladesh reeling at 3 for 2. However, Shakib Al-Hasan and skipper Mahmudullah led Bangladesh’s recovery and added 44 runs for the third wicket.
Shakib Al-Hasan, unfortunately, got out in the ninth over as Australia came back strongly. Wickets kept falling regularly thereafter but a matured innings from Mahmudullah took Bangladesh to 127 in 20 overs. Mahmudullah scored 52 runs off 53 balls, including 4 fours.
Adam Zampa continued to be a threat on the slow deck as he finished with figures of 2 for 24 in his 4 overs. Josh Hazlewood, too, bowled well for his 2 for 16 in 4 overs.
In reply, Australia lost Mathew Wade early but Mitchell Marsh and Ben Mcdermott gave Australia the best chance to win the game. The duo stitched 63 runs for the second wicket before Mcdermott got out in the 14th over. Mitchell Marsh, however, carried the ship forward and continued to be Australia’s best batsman in the series. However, Australia’s run rate saw a dip once he got out in the 18th over and eventually, they fell short of 10 runs.
It will be interestingly to see how the next two games pan out. It shouldn’t come as a surprise if Bangladesh manages to win the next game as well. Australia performed decently in the third game and one shouldn’t see a lot of changes in the next game.
Australia Tour of Bangladesh, 2021
Bangladesh vs Australia, 4th T20I
Date: August 07, 2021
Time: 05:30 PM IST
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
BAN vs AUS Probable XI
Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed
Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood