Aussies beat the Bengal Tigers in a low scoring 4th T20I to post 1st win
It was batting horrors from both teams in the 4th T20I. In keeping with the trend of difficult batting pitches, the 4th T20I produced another low scoring game.
Batting 1st Bangladesh who had already pocketed the series was strangled by some great bowling by the Aussies. Hazlewood (2/24), Tye (3/18), Ashton Agar (1/22) & leggie Mitchel Swepson (3/12) totally hoodwinked the Bangladesh batting. As they huffed & puffed to barely reach 104/9 in 20 overs. Had it not been for opener Naim (28), Afif (20) and Mehedi (23). The hosts would have tumbled to their lowest score in T20Is on this day.
In reply, Aussies lost Wade (2) early again as he was bamboozled by Mehedi’s turn. Sending Dan Christian in the powerplay turned out to be a masterstroke as Christain smashed a quickfire 39 off 15 balls; including 5 sixes in a Shakib over to put Aussies on course. However another inexplicable batting slump from the 4th till the 10th over. When Australia lost 5/18 got Bangladesh right back in the game. Aussies were again struggling at 65/6. Aussies beat the Bengal Tigers in a low scoring 4th T20I to post 1st win.
However, Ashton Agar had other ideas. His patient and sensible 27 off 27 balls gradually took the Aussies to safety and helped them getting over the line in another low run chase to win by 3 wickets.
For Bangladesh Mehedi (2/17) was superb and Mustafizur (4-1-9-2) produced another bowling spell to remember to force Australia to play till 19th over.
Swepson was the man of the match
Bangladesh 104/9, Australia 105/7