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1st T20I (N), Mirpur, August 03, 2021, Australia tour of Bangladesh
(20 ov, T:132) 108

Bangladesh won by 23 runs

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end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 108/10CRR: 5.40 
Josh Hazlewood2 (3b)
Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-16-2
Shoriful Islam 3-0-19-2

That's that for today. Sreshth's bulletin will be up very soon, so do check it out if you haven't been able to watch much of the game. Join us for the 2nd T20I on Wednesday. Until then, it's goodbye from my Shashank Kishore, and my colleagues, Sreshth Shah and Binoy George. Adios!

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Mahmudullah: We had a team talk that we were 10 runs short, so we have to field well. It was outstanding, the hunger and energy was there. The bowlers executed their plans really well. You need to have an attacking mindset with the ball early on, that's what we did. I'm not over the top, we've won, it's gone. Now it's time to focus on the next game and try and be on top from the first ball, try and manage ourselves, keep our feet on the ground."

Nasum Ahmed is the Player of the Match for his 4 for 19

Matt Wade: The bowlers did a terrific job. 130 was chaseable. You lose 3-10, you need to rebuild which Mitch Marsh and I tried to do, but it didn't work out. You need to find a way to score runs on these wickets. You're always disappointed when you're bowled out for 100 or so, need to find ways to score. We knew they'd bowl a lot of spin at us. If our bowlers can keep giving us 130 to chase, we will mostly find ways to score. In West Indies, the wickets spun but the skid into the wicket wasn't there. We didn't execute as well as we should have.

9.35pm Bangladesh have walked home in style! They'd have been the first ones to admit to being at least 20 short but boy, have they not made 132 look 172? Incredible effort. Australia choked against spin and Bangladesh's plethora of slow deliveries on what was a challenging surface.

Australia never looked in control of this chase at any point, not even when Mitch Marsh appeared to be revving up. You always got a sense that he was one mishit away.

Sabbir Apon: "Don't think there was anything wrong in the pitch. When we travel Australia, England or NZ we don't expect turning pitches. So, Australia should not expect pace-friendly pitches in sub continent. f Bangladesh can score 130, and you can't you don't deserve to win let alone pace friendly pitch or spin pitch."

Mustafizur to Starc, OUT

cuts back in to beat him neck and crop! The off-stump takes a beating as the fizz finishes this off in style. Bangladesh lead 1-0

Mitchell Starc b Mustafizur Rahman 14 (14b 1x4 0x6 25m) SR: 100
Mustafizur to Hazlewood, 1 run

backs away and toe-ends a hit to cover

Mustafizur to Starc, 1 run

hits this full toss straight to deep cover

Mustafizur to Starc, no run

another slower length ball outside off, beaten again

Mustafizur to Hazlewood, 1 run

driven straight to cover

Mustafizur to Hazlewood, 1 wide

sprays this outside the wide line as he attempts another slower ball

Mustafizur to Hazlewood, no run

beaten by a cutter that spins back in to keep low and beat the inside edge

end of over 193 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 104/9CRR: 5.47 RRR: 28.00 • Need 28 runs from 6b
Mitchell Starc13 (11b 1x4)
Josh Hazlewood0 (0b)
Shoriful Islam 3-0-19-2
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-12-1
Shoriful Islam to Starc, no run

defends this slower delivery back. Slightly uppish but doesn't carry

Shoriful Islam to Zampa, OUT

heaved into the leg side but that's one more into the bag for Bangladesh as deep midwicket takes a dolly.

Adam Zampa c Afif Hossain b Shoriful Islam 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 0
Shoriful Islam to Zampa, no run

beaten by this cutter off a length, played too early

Shoriful Islam to Starc, 1 run

hit hard to long-off

Shoriful Islam to Starc, 1 wide

beaten as he tries to wait, wait, wait and then drill this slower ball over the infield. Way outside his hitting range

Shoriful Islam to Tye, OUT

hit well but can only find the throat of the long-off fielder who didn't have to move an inch. As easy as they come

Andrew Tye c Mohammad Naim b Shoriful Islam 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 0
Shoriful Islam to Starc, 1 run

pushed to the man at the edge of the ring at cover

end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 101/7CRR: 5.61 RRR: 15.50 • Need 31 runs from 12b
Andrew Tye0 (2b)
Mitchell Starc11 (8b 1x4)
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-12-1
Shoriful Islam 2-0-16-0
Mustafizur to Tye, no run

another swing and a miss

Mustafizur to Tye, no run

beaten by another cutter as he tries to swing this across the line

Mustafizur to Starc, 1 run

slaps this to long-off

Mustafizur to Turner, OUT

sliced to the man at extra cover! Great comeback by the Fizz. This is a cutter on a length, deviates big and Turner is deceived as he looks to go downtown again.

Ashton Turner c Mahmudullah b Mustafizur Rahman 8 (10b 1x4 0x6 19m) SR: 80
Mustafizur to Turner, FOUR runs

drilled down the ground to beat long-off. This was right in the slot, Turner held his shape and went hard at it

Mustafizur to Starc, 1 run

heaved into the leg side to deep midwicket

Jitendra Khanch: "So much for the Russel Domingo's statement about playing on good pitches at start of series..Seems like statement was made so that aus can relax a bit and then wham!!! Spinning wickets.."

Win Probability
BAN 100%
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Over 20 • AUS 108/10

Mitchell Starc b Mustafizur Rahman 14 (14b 1x4 0x6 25m) SR: 100
Bangladesh won by 23 runs
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