Shakib stars as Bangladesh pack Australia for 62 in 4-1 T20 triumph

By: AFP      Published: 05:51 PM, 9 Aug, 2021
Shakib stars as Bangladesh pack Australia for 62 in 4-1 T20 triumph
Bangladesh's cricketers celebrate after winning the fifth and final Twenty20 international cricket match between Bangladesh and Australia.

Shakib Al Hasan took four wickets as Bangladesh skittled out Australia for their lowest ever Twenty20 total of 62 to seal the series 4-1 on Monday.

Chasing 123 for victory, Australia crashed out in 13.4 overs with Shakib returning figures of 4-9 with his left-arm spin in the 60-run rout in the fifth match in Dhaka.

Australia's previous lowest was 79 all out against England in 2005.

Pace bowler Mohammed Saifuddin combined with Shakib to rattle Australia with twin strikes in one over to send back Alex carey and Moises Henriques.

Shakib wiped off the tail with the wickets of Nathan Ellis and Adam Zampa with nine of the 11 batsmen getting scores in single digits.

Earlier Mohammad Naim made 23 in Bangladesh's 122 for eight after electing to bat.

Dan Christian and Nathan Ellis took two wickets each.

Bangladesh had secured their first series win over Australia after winning the opening three matches.

Bangladesh v Australia 5th T20 scoreboard

Scoreboard of the fifth and final Twenty20 international between Bangladesh and Australia in Dhaka on Monday:


Mahedi Hasan c Agar b Turner                  13

Mohammad Naim c Agar b Christian              23

Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Zampa                   11

Soumya Sarkar c Turner b Christian            16

Mahmudullah Riyad c and b Agar                19

Nurul Hasan b Ellis                            8

Afif Hossain c Marsh b Ellis                  10

Mosaddek Hossain not out                       4

Mohammad Saifuddin  run out (Wade)             0

Mustafizur Raahman not out                     0

Extras (b6, lb1, w11)                         18

Total (8 wickets, 20 overs)                  122

Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Mahedi), 2-57 (Naim), 3-60 (Shakib), 4-84 (Mahmudullah), 5-96 (Soumya), 6-110 (Nurul), 7-114 (Afif), 8-118 (Saifuddin)

Did not bat: Nasum Ahmed

Bowling: Turner 2-0-16-1 (w5), Agar 4-0-28-1 (w1), Zampa 4-0-24-1 (w1), Ellis 4-0-16-2 (w3), Christian 4-0-17-2 (w1), Swepson 2-0-14-0

Australia (target 123)

D. Christian b Nasum Ahmed                     3

M. Wade b Shakib Al Hasan                     22

M. Marsh lbw b Nasum                           4

B. McDermott c and b Mahmudullah              17

A. Carey b Saifuddin                           3

M. Henriques c Nurul Hasan b Saifuddin         3

A. Turner c Mahmudullah b Shakib Al Hasan      1

A. Agar b Mohammad Saifuddin                   2

N. Ellis b Shakib Al Hasan                     1 

M. Swepson not out                             1

A. Zampa c Mahmudullah b Shakib Al Hasan       4

Extras (lb1)                                   1

Total (all out, 13.4 overs)                   62

Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Christian), 2-17 (Marsh), 3-83 (Wade), 4-48 (McDermott), 5-53 (Carey), 6-54 (Henriques), 7-54 (Turner), 8-56 (Agar), 9-58 (Ellis), 10-62 (Zampa)

Bowling: Mahedi 3-0-20-0, Nasum 2-0-8-2, Mustafizur 1-0-3-0, Saifuddin 3-0-12-3, Shakib 3.4-1-9-4, Mahmudullah 1-0-9-1

Toss: Bangladesh

Result: Bangladesh won by 60 runs

Series: Bangladesh won the five-match series 4-1

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