Aussies slump to second dismal loss in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh recovered from a shaky 5-67 to bushed Australia by 5 wickets Wednesday and spell up 2-0 successful the five-match Twenty20 series.

A 56-run concern by Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan for an undefeated sixth-wicket basal proved to beryllium cardinal arsenic Australia was successful a favorable presumption to level the bid contempt being restricted to 7-121.

Bangladesh reached the winning people with 8 balls remaining.

Afif, who finished crippled with a boundary, was unbeaten connected 37 disconnected 31, hitting 5 fours and 1 six. Hasan was connected 22.

"We knew we had to enactment calm, support wickets successful hand," Afif said. "Nurul played good truthful determination was nary unit connected maine either."

Matthew Wade of Australia. (Getty)

Australia accelerated bowler Mitchell Starc and his caller shot spouse Josh Hazlewood removed Bangladesh openers Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Naim successful the 4th over. But Shakib Al Hasan deed Starc for 3 boundaries successful a enactment to merchandise the pressure.

Andrew Tye undid Shakib (26) with a slower transportation to assistance the broadside claw backmost into the crippled again.

Australia past took a steadfast grip connected the lucifer erstwhile left-arm spinner Ashton Agar removed skipper Mahmudullah for 0 and leg-spinner Adam Zampa got escaped of Mahedi Hasan for 23.

But Afif and Hasan played with caution and aggression to contradict Australia the victory.

"We were successful a bully presumption contiguous (with the ball), but unluckily we struggled with the bat successful the past 4 overs," Australia skipper Matthew Wade said.

Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman returned figures of 3-23 arsenic Australia decided to bat first. Fast bowler Shoriful Islam claimed 2-27.

Mitchell Marsh again top-scored for Australia with 45, clobbering 5 fours.

Australia's batsmen dealt amended with spinners aft being tormented by them successful the archetypal match.

Alex Carey reverse-swept Nasum Ahemd doubly for 4 and gave the broadside a affirmative start.

But Mustafizur and Mahedi enactment Australia connected 2-31 successful the archetypal powerplay.

Marsh and Moises Henriques enactment connected 57 disconnected 52 for the 3rd wicket successful a transportation that was not perfect for stroke-making.

Shakib Al Hasan (1-22) broke the partnership, dismissing Henriques with an arm-ball aft helium struck 30 disconnected 25 with 3 fours and 1 six.

Shoriful provided the biggest breakthrough, taking the important wicket of Marsh.

Mustafizur Rahman past dismissed skipper Wade and Ashton Agar successful consecutive deliveries.

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