It will be the first-ever twenty-over format series between Bangladesh and Australia. Before today’s match, these two faced each other four times and four twenty/20 world cups. Here are the dates of their previously played t20I matches: 16/09/2007, 05/05/2010, 01/04/2014, 21/03/2016. All of them won by the Australia team. So Bangladesh has never won a t20I match against Australia.
211/4 is the highest total of the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur cricket ground. Scored by the home team in 2018 against the West Indies team. 178/8 is the Australian team’s highest total scored against the same team West Indies in 2014. The home team Bangladesh recently won the three T20I series against Zimbabwe by 2-1. The Australia team recently lost five T20I series against West Indies by 1-4.
Ban vs Aus 1st T20I Highlights today Tuesday, 8-3-2021 – 1st T20I (N), Australia tour of Bangladesh from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Matthew Wade won the toss and chose to bowl first
Bangladesh team: Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan(w), Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed.
Australia team: Josh Philippe, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade(w/c), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Match Timings: 12:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Masudur Rahman, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpires – Gazi Sohel
Match Referee – Neeyamur Rashid
Reserve Umpire – Tanvir Ahmed
Match number – T20I no. 1210
Post Match Presentation.
Matt Wade: The bowlers did a terrific job. 130 was chaseable. You lose 3-10, you need to rebuild which Mitch Marsh and I tried to do, but it didn’t work out. You need to find a way to score runs on these wickets. You’re always disappointed when you’re bowled out for 100 or so, need to find ways to score. We knew they’d bowl a lot of spin at us. If our bowlers can keep giving us 130 to chase, we will mostly find ways to score. In West Indies, the wickets spun but the skid into the wicket wasn’t there. We didn’t execute as well as we should have.
Nasum Ahmed is the Player of the Match for his 4 for 19
Mahmudullah: We had a team talk that we were 10 runs short, so we have to field well. It was outstanding, the hunger and energy was there. The bowlers executed their plans really well. You need to have an attacking mindset with the ball early on, that’s what we did. I’m not over the top, we’ve won, it’s gone. Now it’s time to focus on the next game and try and be on top from the first ball, try and manage ourselves, keep our feet on the ground.”