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Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Naim
Mohammad Naim
23(23) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog sweep
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 3 1 2 7 7 1 2
MS Wade
MS Wade
22(22) 0x4 - 2x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 3 14 1 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
O3.4
M1
R9
W4
Eco2.45
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Mohammad Saifuddin
Mohammad Saifuddin
O3
M0
R12
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: @saurabh_42

9.31 pm: That's that for this series. Shakib sure knows his numbers doesn't he? And why wouldn't he, he's the only one to have got a lot of them. Joyous scenes for Bangladesh. Australia have lots to ponder. And from all of us here - Gnasher, Himanshu, Ranjith and myself - it's goodbye.

Mahmudullah: The boys showed a lot of character and hunger to win a series against a team like Australia. We executed our plans really well. Obviously it was hard for the batters, but we did well to keep getting 120-130. All the bowlers worked really well together. The development has been increasing quite nicely. In Zimbabwe and here, the fast bowlers and spinners have worked really hard. They have kept their nerve in crunch moments, that's what matters in T20s, there will be pressure moments. In that part management supported well so it was a good team effort. Before starting the series I had a chat with the bowlers that it will be a responsibility on them and they should win the game. But it was a good team effort. The way the boys fought every game was really pleasing to see. We always felt that in our backyard we are a very good team. We can't let anything go past. We'll be challenging whoever comes to play in Bangladesh and we'd like to win every series. Though the ranking doesn't show it, I have always felt we have very good potential to be a very good team in T20Is.

Shakib Al Hasan is the Player of the Match and the Series: I'm still enjoying the game, that's the important thing. Thanks to my team-mates, this achievement wouldn't have been possible without their help. I think we played some really good cricket through two series, in Zimbabwe and here. Obviously the wicket was tough, but we held our nerve well. All in all a team effort. If you look at the last match, we scored 104-105 and the game still went to the last over. So we knew if we score 120-130 we'll always be in the game. We started well with the bat today, that gave us momentum. I think the bowlers did a fantastic job throughout this series. We're trying to improve all our areas. Our fast bowlers are also doing well, look at Mustafiz, Shoriful, Taskin. They make our (spinners') job easy. And we're contributing well in our part too. [on being told he's the first from Bangladesh to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in T20Is] - Has anyone else done it? [Malinga?] I guess he didn't score 1000 runs. [So he keeps track of records?] Sometimes I keep track of records.

Matthew Wade: It's hard to say there will be more positives. Certainly a great learning opportunity for our group. I've played for a few years now, certainly the toughest conditions to play T20 cricket in. Great learning for youngsters. Wasn't our series unfortunately. There's no excuses of not playing enough cricket. We had enough cricket in the West Indies to come and play good cricket, we just didn't. Credit to Bangladesh, they did well. We really had to scrounge, their batsmen found a way to get there (to 110-120 totals). Our spinners were exceptional. Mitch Marsh continues to grow on these pitches, he's had to work hard for it. Our bowling was good, but we just didn't have enough runs on the board. We've got to find a way to get better in spinning conditions. We didn't bowl the best today we have whole tour, but if we can drag the score back by 10-15 runs with the ball and get another 10-15 with the bat… we're not losing by big margins. These were very challenging conditions, but (not doing well) is certainly on us not on them. Well done to the Bangladesh team.

9.18 pm: While we're waiting for the presentations, here's some more numbers goodness from Sampath. This is the only bilateral T20I series (mininum 100 overs bowled) with a run-rate of less than 6 per over...

Meanwhile, Gnasher and our stats whiz Sampath have alerted me to the fact that this is the quickest Australia have been bowled out in all international cricket. Whew! Took just 13.4 overs today, and their previous low was 14.3 overs.

Tabib: "From getting hit for 5 sixes to coming back to fetch a four-fer, that's Shakib Al Hasan for you!!"

9.08 pm: Presentations coming up soon.

Joynul is having a chuckle: "Well, Australia finally found a way face off the Fizz! By getting all out before his death overs! "

And yes, this is the lowest ever total for Australia in T20Is. By a fair margin too.

prakash: "Aus given away 18 extras but only one batter cross this mark"

8.59 pm: That's as comprehensive as it gets for Bangladesh. They've taken the series 4-1, and that's a flattering margin for Australia. The pitches weren't the easiest, but this is still a proper stomping.

13.4
W
Shakib Al Hasan to Zampa, OUT, checked drive goes straight to short cover and Shakib has wrapped up the game and series for Bangladesh. Length ball, seemed to stop a bit, as is de rigueur on this pitch, and Zampa was too early into his punch, can only push it to the fielder.

A Zampa c Mahmudullah b Shakib Al Hasan 4 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

13.3
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Zampa, 2 runs, goes for a slog sweep, can't connect properly, gets an inside edge that goes really close to leg stump, but runs down to fine leg
13.2
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Zampa, 2 runs, might as well swing for the fences, and he has a go at this full ball on off, clears cover too
13.1
W
Shakib Al Hasan to Ellis, OUT, gone through him. It's almost as if Shakib has bowled a ball that's been tapped back to him. Such an everday reaction to bowling a nice looping delivery that pitches on leg, spins across a batsman who isn't really equipped to deal with this bowling, and pings into the stumps.

NT Ellis b Shakib Al Hasan 1 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Sukrit Gupta: "@Dhana this what happens when you barely have a single specialist/proper batsman in your lineup. How can you even justify a batting lineup comprising of 3 all rounders and as many wicket-keepers. You can say all you want about the lack of availability of first choice players, but then again you have to question the selectors regarding the lack of depth in Aussie bench strength. BBL clearly isn't giving the desired results. "

END OF OVER:
13 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 58/8 (65 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.46, RRR: 9.28)

  • Nathan Ellis1 (6b)
  • Mitchell Swepson1 (1b)
  • Mohammad Saifuddin3-0-12-3
  • Shakib Al Hasan3-1-5-2
12.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ellis, 1 run, fuller outside off, flayed through cover
12.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ellis, no run, fuller, cutting into him, he's stuck on the back foot and taps it to the bowler's right

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3DT ChristianMS Wade
2nd14MS WadeMR Marsh
3rd21MS WadeBR McDermott
4th10AT CareyBR McDermott
5th5MC HenriquesAT Carey
6th1MC HenriquesAJ Turner
7th0AJ TurnerAC Agar
8th2AC AgarNT Ellis
9th2MJ SwepsonNT Ellis
10th4A ZampaMJ Swepson