Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan steered Bangladesh to a 2-0 lead over Australia within the Twenty20 collection with an emphatic five-wicket win on Wednesday. Chasing 122 for victory, Bangladesh trusted an unbroken 56-run sixth-wicket partnership between Afif, who hit 37, and Nurul, who made 22, to attain their goal with eight balls to spare in Dhaka. Shakib Al Hasan made 26 however Bangladesh have been in bother at 67-5 within the twelfth over when Mahedi Hasan departed, stumped off Adam Zampa for 23. Tempo bowler Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets to limit Australia to 121-7 regardless of 45 by Mitchell Marsh, who received the identical rating in his facet’s opening lack of the five-match collection on Tuesday.
“It is very pleasing to see Afif and ‘Sohan’ rise up, carry us to the top. Confirmed maturity,” skipper Mahmudullah Riyad stated after the win.
“And up entrance our bowlers did very effectively to limit them to 120. However Shakib was essential with bowling and batting, exhibits how necessary he’s to the staff.”
Bangladesh, who recorded their first ever T20 win over Australia within the earlier match, have received two successive video games towards their opponents for the primary time throughout codecs.
Tempo bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc struck early to take away openers Soumya Sarkar, for nought, and Mohammad Naim, for 9, respectively.
Shakib made the hosts combat again together with his 17-ball knock and a partnership of 37 for the third wicket with Mahedi.
Medium-pace bowler Andrew Tye bowled Shakib and Mahmudullah dragged the ball from left-arm spinner Ashton Agar onto his stumps as Bangladesh slipped.
However the 21-year-old Afif confirmed composure to thwart the opposition bowling together with Hasan, a wicketkeeper-batsman, and take the staff dwelling.
Earlier the vacationers, who misplaced the opener after being bowled out for 108 of their chase of 131, collapsed from 99-3 to 106-7 after Marsh’s wicket.
Marsh placed on 57 for the third wicket with Moises Henriques, who scored 30, after the departure of the 2 openers.
Marsh was caught behind off quick bowler Shoriful Islam earlier than Mustafizur struck twice on successive deliveries to ship skipper Matthew Wade again for 4 and Agar for nought.
“Ought to have gotten excessive 130s or 140s, which might have been a profitable rating on that monitor,” stated Wade.
“The bowlers from each groups have achieved very well. Bowling is not the issue for us, received to tidy up with the bat.”
The third T20 is on Friday with all of the matches to be performed on the identical venue.
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