Sports Reporter: This is the first time Bangladesh have beaten Australia in successive games in any format. Afif and Sohan’s unbeaten 56-run partnership helped Tigers win the second T20I by 5 wickets and go 2-0 up in the series.
Afif and Sohan remained unbeaten on 37 and 22 runs respectively.
There was a scare when Shakib, Mahmudullah and Mahedi departed in the space of 9 runs, but Afif Hossain and
Nurul Hasan were stars. The former never shied away from playing shots and got the boundaries to keep the run rate in check, while the latter held the other end tight. This is the first time Bangladesh have beaten Australia in successive games in any format.
The high-adrenaline chase will make Afif and Nurul heroes yesterday evening, but don’t forget the bowling effort.
To restrict Australia to 121 is massive, and credit for that goes to Mustafizur and Shoriful firstly, along with the ever consistent spinners.
Mustafiz picked up 3 wickets while Shoriful bagged a brace.
The next match will be held on Friday at the same venue.
Bangladesh rode on an impressive show by the young guns to secure a second straight win against Australia in the five-match T20 series.
The Tigers restricted the Aussies to 121 for seven after the visitors chose to bat. Mustafizur Rahman picked up three and Shoriful Islam grabbed two in the 5-wicket victory at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Bangladesh’s chase of a small target wobbled midway with Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah back in the hutch. But youngsters Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan rose to the occasion and get Bangladesh over the line with an unbeaten 56-run stand.
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