3rd T20I (N), Dhaka, Aug 6 2021, Australia tour of Bangladesh
(20 ov, target 128)117/4
Bangladesh won by 10 runs
Player Of The Match
52 (53)
end of over 2011 runs
AUS: 117/4CRR: 5.85 
Dan Christian7 (10)
Alex Carey20 (15)
Mahedi Hasan 3-0-29-0
Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-9-0

11.07 pm: Bit of a surprise with Mahmudullah being the player of the match. I'd have thought it was a cinch for the Fizz. But Mahmdullah batted well too. That's it from us for this game's coverage. We'll catch you soon for the fourth T20I.

Mahmudullah is the captain and the Player of the Match: I think the boys stood up at important times. The way they fought tonight was incredible to see. I think it wasn't a 150 wicket. When me and Shakib were batting, we were thinking that one of us has to go through till the 16th or 17th over. One set batter had to be there. For the new batters it was tough. They were bowling well. But (our) bowlers did the job really well, lot of cutters and slower balls. When we were about to go in the field, I wanted Shakib to have a chat with the team. He said that no matter what happens we have to take an early wicket, and get the pressure up. Mustafiz did a brilliant job once again, he was outstanding tonight. We had a chat in Zimbabwe when we finished our T20 games that we need to step up. We felt we are a very good side, though the ranking doesn't show that. But we always felt we are a very balanced side. We just need to play with a big heart and balanced mind while executing our skills.

Matthew Wade: Bowlers have been really good, kept us in most of the games. 120-130. We just didn't take the opportunities with the bat which was disappointing. (Easy chase) Wasn't really the feeling in the box. We know their closing overs are really hard .Some of their bowlers won't give more than four-five runs an over. If the required rate gets up to 6-7 it's challenging and 8 is very difficult. (Nathan Ellis debut) Yeah it's a funny game cricket. He could have gone none for 34, last three balls he's gone 3 for 34. It can turn around really quickly and that's how we'll look at the rest of the series. T20 World Cup coming up so every match is gold.

Presentationsl coming up

Bangladesh win by 10 runs and secure a series against Australia for the first time in any format. A fantastic performance with the ball, led by Mustafizur Rahman. They battled to 127 with the bat then defended like Tigers. When Mitch Marsh and Ben McDermott were together Australia were well placed, but it was very difficult for new batters.

Mahedi Hasan to Christian, 1 run

slings it down the pitch and it's dragged to deep midwicket! Bangladesh have done it

Mahedi Hasan to Christian, no run

full and wide, driven to cover...the celebrations have started!

Mahedi Hasan to Carey, 1 run

round the wicket, fired in at the pads, brilliant comeback from the bowler, only rebounds away for one

Free hit. What drama

Mahedi Hasan to Christian, (no ball) 1 run

big full toss, pulled backward of square but it's only a single...but, oh goodness, it's a no-ball for height!

Mahedi Hasan to Christian, no run

superbly bowled! Gets it very full and Christian can only drill it back to the bowler. Doesn't take a run from the rebound

15 off 4 balls

Mahedi Hasan to Carey, 1 run

gets this very full at the stumps, dragged into the leg side off the bottom edge. Only one. Bangladesh breathe

Mahedi Hasan to Carey, SIX runs

clears long-on! This isn't over yet, folks. Short outside off, he rocks back and heaves it over the ropes

Australia need 22 off the last over. Mahedi to bowl it. A gamble?

end of over 191 run
AUS: 106/4CRR: 5.57 RRR: 22.00 • Need 22 runs from 6b
Dan Christian5 (6)
Alex Carey12 (12)
Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-9-0
Shoriful Islam 4-0-29-2

That's one of the greatest nought-fors I've seen

Mustafizur to Christian, no run

a yorker outside off, chopped into the ground and bounces to the keeper. Magnificent from Mustafizur, just magnificent

Mustafizur to Christian, no run

a huge charge down the pitch and misses a wild heave...this is very tough now for Australia

Mustafizur to Christian, no run

brilliant, again! A cutter that grips from a line heading for the stumps, beats the edge and is through to the keeper

One run off three balls this over...

Mustafizur to Christian, no run

another dot ball! Gets squared up around middle and leg looking to work to the on side

Saeed Jan: "Poor Ashton Turner, hardly get a proper batting opportunity to show his talent. If he gets dropped it will be very unfortunate for him. "

Mustafizur to Carey, 1 run

very wide outside, would have been called but Carey walked across the crease and drove it to deep cover

Mustafizur to Carey, no run

full outside off, he tries to slog-sweep but plays over the top of it. Dot ball. Gold dust

Now then. Does the Fizz bowl this one or the last over? It's this one...