India and Australia are currently squaring off in a 5 match T20 series at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium and the first match was played yesterday. The match ended in the most thrilling fashion as the Bengal Tigers went on to chase a mere target of 131 runs against T20 giants Australia.
Having won the toss, Australia opted to bat first. Bangladesh were off to a horrible start as their top order totally collapsed while facing Australia’s pace attack. Mohamada Naim played a decent knock of 30 off 29 but Soumya Sarkar’s early departure for a duck, unnerved their batsmen. Shakib Al Hasan (36 off 33) was Bangladesh’s best batsman of the night.
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Australian pacers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc wrought havoc with the new ball in hand. The duo together picked up 5 wickets and dismantled Bangladesh’s batting order.
Aussie pacer Andrew Tye was also off to a great start but his health did not favour him. The extreme conditions of Bangladesh got the better of Andrew Tye and he was seen puking on the field during the match. The video clip of the incident was posted on twitter and it got viral in no time. However, the incident only occurred on his final delivery of the day after he had bowled his full quota of 4 overs.
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Bangladesh could only manage to put up a score of 131/7 in their allocated 20 overs. However, that was enough for their bowlers to defend.
Coming on to chase, the Australian batsmen never looked in touch. Opener Alex Carey got dismissed for a duck and his partner Josh Phillippe scored only 9 runs. Thanks to Mitchell Marsh’s knock of run-a-ball 45, Australia somehow managed to cross the 100 runs mark but they fell short by over 23 runs.