Bangladesh's first T20I win was scored in the first T20I in Dhaka, where Bangladesh registered their first-ever T20I triumph over Australia.


For the first time in the history of international cricket, Bangladesh defeated Australia in T20I

Bangladesh won the first T20I of the three-match series, beating Australia by 23 runs.

Nasum Ahmed batted for 19 without scoring a run, allowing the Bangladeshis to keep the scores even in their 151-run stand in Dhaka.

Bangladesh’s first-ever T20I triumph over Australia occurred in Dhaka on Tuesday, where they beat Australia by 23 runs in the first game of a three-match series.

In addition to that, Spinner Nasum Ahmed took four wickets to help restrict Australia to 131 for their first T20I win in Dhaka. Nasum, a left-arm spinner, produced career-best statistics of 4 for 19 as Bangladesh established a 1-0 lead in the five-match series with victory against the visitors by 108 runs. In their team’s debut T20I victory over Australia, the Bangladeshis’ left-arm quick Mustafizur Rahman and fellow fast Shoriful Islam each contributed two wickets. This is the first time the two teams have ever met in a bilateral series, with Australia going 4-0 in previous T20 World Cup encounters.

Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad after the triumph said, “We had a team talk before the midpoint of the race and admitted that we were 10 runs short, so we had to field properly and put more effort.”

“When you’re defending low totals, you’ll want to play aggressively. They are a good side, and we need to do well in the upcoming games if we want to win.”

Despite a gallant effort by Mitchell Marsh, the away side suffered an early setback, with Alex Carey getting bowled in the opening over to a spinner.

Once the chase was on track, captain Matthew Wade put up a 38-run fourth-wicket stand with Ben Marsh, who contributed 13 runs.

While Starc was the only other Australian batsman to tally double digits before he was dismissed for 14 on the penultimate ball of the match, Mitchell Johnson was the only other bowler to get a wicket in the innings.

Josh Hazlewood bowled three overs for 24 runs in Bangladesh’s first innings, which ended with Australia’s score at 131 for 7. The quick left-arm seamer claimed two wickets.

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, who was thwarted on two occasions in the 18th and 23rd overs, got 36 off 33 balls before being bowled by Australia’s Peter Siddle in the 17th over.

Besides contributing with the bat, Mohammad Naim (30), Mahmudullah (20), and Afif Hossain (23 not out) were all key figures in the game as well.

I’m quite happy with the bowlers’ efforts, as they only allowed the batters to score at a rate of 130, remarked Wade.

“Fortunately, though, even though we were reduced to 3 for 10, I and Marsh set out to bring the game back. Unfortunately, however, we were unable to recover the innings. We need to find a way to score runs when the opposition presents us with these kinds of pitches.”

The second T20 International will be played on Wednesday at the same location.

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