Dan Christian smashed 39 and spinner Mitchell Swepson returned figures of 3-12 as Australia edged out Bangladesh by three wickets for a comfort Twenty20 victory on Saturday. Chasing 105 for victory, Australia relied on Christian’s 15-ball blitz and Ashton Agar’s 27 to realize their goal in 19 overs of the fourth match in Dhaka. Bangladesh, who sealed their first ever collection win over Australia after profitable the third match on Friday, lead the five-match collection 3-1. Christian, who got here in at quantity three forward of the in-form Mitchell Marsh, hit 5 sixes off a Shakib Al Hasan over to set the chase in Australia’s in a low-scoring contest after Bangladesh managed 104-9.
“The best way Dan performed, it may be the distinction between profitable and shedding video games,” stated skipper Matthew Wade.
“We knew he’s a terrific hitter from ball one. It might have been good to get some runs from a number of gamers together with me.”
Bangladesh hit again after Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets together with Christian’s key scalp and Mehidy Hasan bowled Marsh for 11.
Quantity eight Agar then hit a vital cameo off 27 balls and after his dismissal Ashton Turner and Andrew Tye took the crew residence.
Australia’s resolution to incorporate leg-spinner Swepson and Tye within the crew reaped outcomes with the bowlers sharing six wickets between them.
Tempo bowler Josh Hazlewood did the early harm after sending again Soumya Sarkar for eight and star batsman Shakib caught behind for 15.
Nevertheless it was man of the match Swepson’s successive strikes to dismiss skipper Mahmudullah Riyad and wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan, each on nought, within the eleventh over that rattled Bangladesh.
Afif Hossain (20) and Mehidy (23) helped take the full previous 100 however Tye struck thrice along with his medium-pace bowling to maintain Bangladesh in examine.
Shoriful Islam, who has been reprimanded by the Worldwide Cricket Committee for his aggressive celebration after dismissing Mitchell Marsh in his crew’s earlier match, was out on the ultimate ball of the Bangladesh innings.
“It was a 120 wicket. We have been 10-15 quick,” Mahmudullah. “The bowlers did an excellent job. As a batting unit, we would have liked to be cautious and smart.”
The fifth T20 is on Monday.
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