Shakib leads Bangladesh to seal T20I series 4-1 against Australia


DHAKA: Shakib Al Hasan bagged four wickets as Bangladesh beat Australia by 60 runs in the fifth game to seal five-matches T20I series 4-1. 

While chasing 123 runs, Australian batters fell apart in front of the hosts. Only captain Mathew Wade and Ben McDermott scored double figures.

Wade scored run-a-ball 22 whereas Dermott scored 17 off 16 including a six.

Mohammad Saifuddin bagged three wickets apart from Shakib and Nasum Ahmed took two. Mahmudullah managed to get a wicket.

Earlier, Australia restricted Bangladesh to 122/8 in respective 20 overs. Mohammad Naim scored the highest 23 runs off as many balls with the help of a boundary and a six. Mahmudullah made 19.

Nathan Ellis and Dan Christian took two wickets each while Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner, and Ashton Agar bagged a wicket each.

This was Bangladesh’s first-ever T20I series win over Australia.

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