Sports Desk: Bangladesh humiliated Australia with a 60-run win in the fifth and final Twenty20 to win the series 4-1 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur yesterday.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took 4-9 while Mohammad Saifuddin, playing his first match in the series, took 3-12 to bundle out Australia for 62, their lowest total ever in T20Is. The previous lowest score for Aussies was 79.
Mathew Wade and Ben McDermott made 22 and 17 respectively while no other Australia batter managed to get into the double figures. Earlier, Australian bowlers pulled back the innings after Bangladesh got off to a flying start as the hosts had to settle for 122-8 in their 20 overs.
Opener Mohammad Naim struck 23 runs off 23 balls while his pair Mahedi Hasan scored 13 runs from 12 balls with two boundaries.
Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad hit 19 runs off 14 balls and Soumya Sarkar smashed 16 runs from 18 balls.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored 11 runs while Afif Hossain and wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan struck 10 and 8 runs respectively.
Bangladesh already has the series in the bag as they are leading by 3-1 but Australia will look to capitalise on their new found momentum after winning the fourth T20.
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